Mourning Routine

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 19, 2019 and last updated on May 13, 2023

By exploring the topic of morning routines, learners can expand their vocabulary, enhance grammar usage and practice various language functions. Engaging in discussions about this topic allows students to describe their own routines, share cultural differences and compare habits. It also encourages learners to express opinions, ask questions, and develop their speaking and listening abilities.


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.

What is a Morning Routine?

A morning routine is a set of things you do every day when you wake up and before you start your day. Many people find that having a morning routine helps them get their day off on the right foot and sets a positive tone for the rest of the day.

People’s morning routines can be very different, but some things might be the same, like working out, taking a shower, getting dressed, eating breakfast and checking emails. Some people also find it helpful to spend a few minutes at the start of their day to set goals of things they want to accomplished or practice mindfulness.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • wake up (phrasal verb)
  • routine (noun)
  • activity (noun)
  • exercise (verb)
  • mindfulness (noun)
  • productivity (noun)
  • time management (noun)
  • well-established (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • What is your morning routine like?
  • Do you have a set routine that you follow every day or do you mix things up?
  • What are some activities that you would like to be part of your morning routine?
  • Do you find that your morning routine helps you to start your day off well?
  • What are some challenges you face when trying to stick to a morning routine?
  • Do you have any tips or tricks for creating a successful morning routine?
  • How do you decide what to do first in the morning?
  • Do you prefer to wake up early or sleep in? Why?
  • Do you think it's important to have a morning routine? Why or why not?
  • Have you ever tried changing your morning routine? How did it go?
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.