In this discussion we'll take a look at how we use the present simple tense when talking about routines.
What is your normal daily routine?
Your routine is your normal everyday activities. The things that you must do on a normal school or work day.
I always take the bus to school!
How to write about your simple daily routine
1. Use the present simple tense.
I clean my teeth at 7:00.
I go to sleep at 11:00.
2. Use adverbs of frequency.
always, usually, often, sometimes, occasionally, hardly ever, rarely, never
I always clean my teeth before I go to school.
I sometimes have hot chocolate in the evening.
English tip - get up and wake up have different meanings.
Wake up - means to open your eyes, to be awake.
Get up - means to stand up, get out of bed.
Example Daily Routine
Lisa is a student at university. Here is her daily routine.
1. I always wake up at 7:00 in the morning.
2. I usually have breakfast at 7:30.
3. I catch the bus to university at 8:00.
4. I usually start studying at 8:30.
5. I always have lunch at noon.
6. I finish university at 4:15 in the afternoon.
7. I sometimes go to the cinema with my friends in the evening.
8. I usually have dinner with my family at about 7:00 in the evening.
9. I never go to bed before 11 o'clock.
10. I often go to bed at midnight.
Midday or noon = 12:00 in the day.
Midnight = 12:00 at night.
It's your turn! Have a go at writing your daily routine. Please ask me if you need some help!
it takes me at least 70 minites to get to my work place ！ it is really a bad journey ！every day is traffic jam ，for most drivers are not skillful and easy to complaint the local traffic department!
That sounds like a long and stressful journey to work. I try to live as close to work as possible because traffic is very annoying. We spend a lot of time sitting in traffic.
You're welcome Ika!
My daily routine :)
1. I always wake up at 6:00 and then I usually lie on my bed for 10 to 30 minutes before I get out of bed.
2. I drive my car to university at 7:30.
3. I usually have breakfast at 7:40.
4. I start studying at 8:00.
5. I always have lunch at 12:30.
6. I finish studying at 4:00 in the afternoon
7. I often do my homework with my friends in the evening.
8. I have dinner with my sweetie at 7:00 in the evening.
9. I always reach my apartment about 9 o'clock.
10. Before I go to bed I usually surf internet, chat with my friends and undoubtedly visit Funkyenglish.com ! :D
11. I often go to bed about 1:00 and I always call my boyfriend before I sleep.
You have a very busy day! You've written about your daily routine very well. I can see that you are a hard-working student. :)
I am happy to see that visiting Funky English is part of your daily routine!
First of all i like to praise the activity my daily routene is fantastic . An excellent toipc to use frequancy adverb before this activity i am not familer to frequancy adverb thanks teacher for desing this activity .
Now i am ging to write abut my routeen .
I always promice to myself to getup early but usuely i forget (my mean this is not possible for me to wake up early)
anyhow i always wake up at6.30 but get up at 7:15.After this i brush my teeth and during my face wasing i always say sory to my God for missing my morning prayer. Then i take brakefaste if my mother already prepared other wise i chack my shedeoule and go to the school with my Dad. In the school i spent very buesy 5 houres. After coming back i always take a helthy lunch.some time i take tea after the lunch with my family.usually i start my studieng at 3:50pm .At 7pm i spent some time on net and usually vist the funkyenglis facebook and skype.Oftenly i take dinner at 9:30otherwise at 8:30.I watch TV from 10 to 11pm.I often goto my bed at 11pm.(in this way my day come to end and one day i 'll also be fnish but before my death i want to do somthing for my country this is usually my promice to myself but let see may it happend are not )
at last i'll be greatful to you sir if you give yor opinan on my daily life .your opinan is very useful for me .
Thank you Bushra!
You've written about your daily routine very nicely. You have also used the adverbs of frequency correctly. After you finish writing I would suggest checking your spelling as this would improve your writing. Your sentence structure and use of vocabulary is very good!
Well done Bushra. :)
I don't really have a routine because I don't work... It is difficult for me to tell you my routine. I probably do the same things each day but it is always at different hours..... I wake up at differents hours, I never get up at the same hours, I go to bed at differents hours too.... I am never online for learning English at the same hours.... I think I never do the same things at the same hours each day, sometime I am late in everythings but I usually do the same things each day, and sometime it seems that the day is too short for me..... I think it wil be better if I have a routine but I will be bored with a routine....
Thanks Coco! Very nice writing.
I am the same as you at the moment - I don't have a set routine. I will have one soon though!
We would usually say I do things at a different time rather than different hours.
When I have a routine I always think my life would be better without it. Now I don't have a routine I miss it a little bit - except for the early mornings!
Thank you for the correction!!! Enjoy your free time before the routine again... :)
I usually get up at 9.00.
I often rush to work.
I normally finish my work at 6 o'clock.
I regularly go to gym at 7.00 in the evening.
I sometimes go out with my friends in the evening.
I usually have dinner at about 8.00
I learn Spanish or Italian after dinner.
I occasionally watch TV in the evening.
I often read or watch movies in English before going to bed.
I always listen to music.
I never go to bed before midnight.