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Sleep Time

Daniel and Hana talk about how much sleep they get and taking short naps.

Hana: So, how much do you sleep?

Daniel: Well I think I sleep a lot, usually at least 8 hours I think that's, that's the usual for me. How about you?

Hana: Oh really, about 6 hours I guess, if I have 6 hours that's enough.

Daniel: 6 hours, is that enough?

Hana: Yes and normally because I sleep late and I have to get up early so 6 hours is enough for me.

Daniel: Wow if I sleep 6 hours I would definitely take a nap after lunch. Do you take naps?

Hana: Well it depends. If I don't have any class I would sleep but normally I don't.

Daniel: Wow, how about the weekends do you also sleep like 6 hours?

Hana: No I sleep a lot on Saturdays because I normally didn't have anything to do so I will recharge my batteries and just sleep all morning.

Daniel: How about Sundays?

Hana: On Sundays I normally get up early and do something and spend my Sundays with my friend or go out. How about you?

Daniel: Well, the bad thing is on Saturdays and Sundays I still get up quite early so I don't get to sleep more than the week but since I still, you know, sleep 8 hours every day so I think that's enough and if I'm tired from the week I think I can still take a nap and I will, you know, fix it, so yeah, I think I sleep a lot like more than a lot of people.

Hana: That's good.

Daniel: Yeah, it is.

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Audio Lessons about Phrases and Vocabulary

that's enough / this is enough

notesIf I have 6 hours, that's enough.

We use this phrase often in English to show we have all that we need of something. Notice the following:

  1. Would you like some more pizza? / No, that's enough.
  2. Do you need more money? ? No, this is enough.


notesI would definitely take a nap after lunch.

A nap is a short sleep done during the day. Notice the following:

  1. I often take a two-hour nap on the weekend.
  2. Most young children take a nap every day.


notesIf I don't have any class I would sleep, but normally I don't.

Normally means 'usually' and it is very common in spoken English. Notice the following:

  1. I normally drive to work.
  2. She normally eats lunch at her desk.

recharge my batteries

notesI will recharge my batteries and just sleep all morning.

This is a common phrase that means to get rest and become energized. Notice the following:

  1. I usually recharge my batteries on the weekend.
  2. After a long day of work, I recharge my batteries by taking a long bath.

get to

notesI still get up quite early, so I don't get to sleep in.

When you get to do something, you have permission to do it or you have a chance to do it. Notice the following:

  1. I get to travel a lot for my job.
  2. She does not get to spend much time with her family.

Vocabulary Quiz

enough • nap • normally
recharge • get to
  1. I am tired. I need to take a before class.
  2. We sleep in on Sunday.
  3. I use the weekends to my batteries .
  4. No, more coffee, thanks. That's for me.
  5. For my job, I travel a lot.

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