English Vocabulary Exercises for A1 – Daily routine

1. Complete the phrases with the verbs below.

arrive      get      go      have (x3)      leave      wake

_____. up

_____. dressed

_____. breakfast

_____. at school

_____. lunch

_____. school

_____. dinner

_____. to bed

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1 wake   2 get   3 have   4 arrive   5 have   6 leave   7 have    8 go

2. Look at the pictures and label the times. Use the phrases in the table.

one, two ___ twelve o’clock

five / ten / quarter / twenty / twenty-five

to / past

one, two, three, four, ___ ten, eleven, twelve




1 _________

2 _________

3 _________

4 _________

5 _________

6 _________

7 _________

8 _________

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1 quarter past two 2 twenty past seven  3 quarter to six

4 eleven o’clock 5 half past ten 6 five to five

7 ten to four 8 twenty to eight

3. Listen and draw the times on the clocks.


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1 6.45  2 4.00  3 11.10  4 7.55 5 1.30 6 3.25   7 5.15  8 11.40


1 It’s quarter to seven.

It’s four o’clock.

It’s ten past eleven.

It’s five to eight.

It’s half past one.

6 It’s twenty-five past three.

It’s quarter past five.

8 It’s twenty to twelve.

4. Choose five verbs from exercise 1. Write sentences saying what time you do these activities on a normal school day.

1   I wake up at half past seven.

2   _____

3   _____

4   _____

5   _____

6   _____

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5. Label the lessons with six of the school subjects below.

art and design      biology      chemistry      economics      English

French      geography      German      history      I.C.T      maths      music

P.E.      physics      R.E.


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1 P.E. 2 art and design  3 biology 4 music  5 chemistry 6 I.C.T.

6. Listen. What lesson is it? Choose four other subjects from exercise 5.

1 _________

2 _________

3 _________

4 _________

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1 history 2 maths 3 R.E. 4 English



Teacher Come in, sit down. Open your books – page 56.

Tyler What’s the topic today?

Girl I don’t know. Let’s see ___

Te Today’s topic is World War I. What are the dates of World War 1? Anyone?

Ty Ooh ooh ___ 1939 to 1945.

Te No, that’s World War 2.


Teacher Now, write this in your notebooks: x plus thirty-six equals y plus seven.

Tyler x plus thirty-six equals y plus seven.

Te And now write this ___

Ty This is really difficult! When’s break time?

Girl At ten o’clock.


Tyler Oh, no, I haven’t got books.

Teacher Don’t worry. Today, we’ve got a video.

Ty Oh, good.

Te It’s about the festival of Diwali. Which religion is Diwali part of? ___ Come on! Is it Christianity? Hinduism? Buddhism?


Teacher So, what happens at the end of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? Tyler?

Tyler I’m not sure. Do they get married?

Te Er ___ well, yes. They get married. But that isn’t the end of the play. What happens at the end? Do they live happily ever after?

Ty Yes.

Te Really?

Ty I mean, no. Er ___ they die.

Te That’s right! They die.

Te OK, that’s lunch.

7. Write your school timetable for Monday. Include the times for each lesson and your breaks.


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8. Answer the questions about your timetable in exercise 7.

1 Do you have English on Monday?   ____________

2 What time is your first lesson?   ____________

3 What time is your last lesson?   ____________

4 How many breaks do you have?   ____________

5 Do you enjoy this day? Why? / Why not?   ____________

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Extra exercises

1. Complete the daily routine phrases in the text. Write one word.

1 _____ up at 7.20 a.m. during the week, and I get up at 7.30. First, I have a shower and then 2 _____ dressed. Next, I 3 _____ breakfast. I usually walk to school. I 4 _____ at school at 8.30 a.m. In the afternoon, I 5 _____ school at 2.30 p.m. After that, I do homework and see friends. I 6 _____ to bed early because I have to go to school the next day.

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1 wake   2 get   3 have   4 arrive   5 leave   6 go

2. Complete the definitions with school subject.

1 _____ is the study of numbers, measurements and shapes.

2 _____ is the study of the way people and countries spend money and make, buy and sell things.

3 _____ is the study of things that happened in the past.

4 _____ is the study of the Earth and everything on it, such as mountains, rivers, land and people.

5 _____ is the study of the life of animals and plants.

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1 Maths   2 Economics   3 History   4 Geography   5 Biology

3. Complete the second sentence using the opposite of the adjectives in the first sentence.

China is a large country.

 Andorra ____________

During the day, New Orleans is safe.

 At night, ____________

This road is very wide.

  That path ____________

Summer is Portugal is usually dry.

      Winter in Portugal ____________

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1 is a small country

2 New Orleans is dangerous

3 is very narrow

4 is usually wet

4. Complete the sentences with the words below.

boat     bridge     jungle     mountain     river     valley

The Golden Gate ____________ is in San Francisco.

The ____________ Thames is in London.

Kilimanjaro is a ____________ in Tanzania.

The river in the bottom of this ____________ is called the Rhine.

The Amazon rainforest is a large ____________ in South America.

The only way to visit the Statue of Liberty in New York is by ____________

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1 bridge   2 River   3 mountain   4 valley   5 jungle   6 boat

5. Choose the correct answers.

1 Emma is ________. She wants to go to bed.

a angry        

b sad           

     c tired

2 Max is ________. He can’t find his phone.

a happy

b embarrassed         

     c worried

3 We’re ________. Our holiday starts tomorrow.

a excited        

b worried               

     c angry

4 I’m ________. I can’t remember your name.

a tired          

b embarrassed         

     c happy

5 The teacher is ________. All the students are late.

a angry      

b excited      

c happy

6 Charlotte’s ________. She doesn’t like her new school.

a excited   

b sad       

c tired

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1 c   2 c   3 a   4 b   5 a   6 b