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TOPIC 4: EXPRESSING PERSONAL AND GROUP ROUTINE/HABITS
Talking about One's Home Routines/Habits
My name is Gabriel. I’m a 12 year old Tanzanian living in Bunda town. I wake up early, at about 6 am, then I brush my teeth and take a bath before quickly having some breakfast. I usually have tea with chapati before riding my bicycle to school at 8 am. I go straight to the assembly ground to hear the morning speech, news and announcements from teachers. After this I go into class before break time at 11am. The school day finishes at 2pm. When I reach home, I have my lunch and rest at 4 until 6. At 7:30, I have my supper before revising my school work. Then at 10 pm, I wish my mother and my father a goodnight before going to sleep.
My Daily Routine
My name is Julie and I live in Ilemela with my aunt. I work as an assistant manager at an electric power company. I normally wake up at 6 am, brush my teeth and take a bath quickly before having tea and vitumbua. Then I go to work, have lunch around noon and continue with work. At 4 pm, I leave work and head back home. When I reach home, I usually find my aunt busy watering the garden. I greet her, have a little rest until 6 when I prepare dinner. We eat at 7:30 and watch some news before going to sleep at 10pm.
Talking about Class Routines/Habits
St. Theresa Secondary School is in the Kilimanjaro region. Students wake up at 4.30 am, brush their teeth and at 11 they go for prayers before bathing and prepare for breakfast at 6. At 7.30 am all students go to their classrooms. Break time is at 10.30 until 11 am until 2:30 pm when the bell rings and they all go back to their dormitories to freshen up. At 3 , they have their lunch after which all students carry out their personal routines. At 5 pm, students go for prayer and go to the dinning hall for supper at 6pm. At 7 pm, all students go to their classes for self studies until 10 pm, when they go back to their dormitories to prepare for sleep. All lights are switched off atAt 10.15.