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