Topic: Sleep



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: sleep. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

dream (v) seeing images and having thoughts while you sleep
His dream was about living on a tropical island.
nightmare (n) a scary dream
She had a nightmare last night about monsters.
sleepwalk (v) to walk around while you sleep
Her brother sleepwalks every night.
snore (v) to breathe loudly while you are sleeping
He snores so loud I can’t sleep at night.
oversleep (v) to sleep past the time you wanted to get up
Sometimes he oversleeps and is late for work.
morning person (n) a person who likes to wake up early and enjoys the morning time
I enjoy waking up early. I’m a morning person.
night owl (n) a person who enjoys staying up late at night
He’s a night owl because he plays video games all night.
alarm clock (n) a clock that can be set to wake you up
I set my alarm clock to wake up at 7:00 am.
count sheep (expression) when you can’t sleep count sheep to put you to sleep
I can’t sleep. I will count sheep so I can fall asleep.
sleep like a baby (idiom) to sleep deeply; sleep very good
How did you sleep last night? I slept like a baby.


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. How many hours do you sleep at night?
  2. Do you use an alarm clock to wake up? Why or why not?
  3. Tell me about a dream you had.
  4. Have you ever had a nightmare? If so, tell me about it.
  5. Why do you think people have nightmares?
  6. Are you a morning person or night owl?
  7. In your language, is there a similar expression like count sheep?
  8. Why do people sleepwalk? Do you sleepwalk?
  9. Why do people snore? Do you snore?
  10. Do you sleep like a baby?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.


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