Daily Life

woman on a bed reading and drinking coffee
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 7, 2022 and last updated on July 26, 2023

The topic of daily life is highly relevant and beneficial for English learners as it offers a practical approach to language improvement. This introduction delves into the significance of daily routines, activities and interactions, providing learners with essential vocabulary and phrases for describing their everyday experiences.

By exploring this topic, learners can enhance their communication skills, engage in simple conversations about their daily activities and navigate common situations with ease.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Daily Life

People do a lot of things in their daily life. Some things are interesting or exciting, and others things are maybe a little boring.

There are some common things that most people do in their daily life like brushing their teeth, eating breakfast or taking a shower.

There are also things that people do in their daily life that are much more unique, for example, surfing, taking a cold shower or playing online poker.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • usually (adverb)
  • sometimes (adverb)
  • wake up (phrasal verb)
  • get up (phrasal verb)
  • normally (adverb)
  • prefer (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • What time do you usually wake up in the morning?
  • What do you usually eat for breakfast?
  • What is your daily routine like? Can you describe it step by step?
  • What time do you usually have dinner? What do you eat?
  • What time do you usually go to bed at night? Do you have a bedtime routine?
  • Do you like to read or watch something before going to bed? What do you like to read or watch?
  • What is something that you do in your daily life without fail?
  • What are some typical meals you have in a day? Describe your favourite one.
  • How do you usually travel to work? Do you walk, take a bus, or drive?
  • How do you relax after a long day?
  • Are there any specific activities or hobbies you do on weekends?
  • Do you have a favorite place you like to visit regularly?
  • How do you plan your day or week to make sure you get everything done?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.