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Morning Person
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Morning Person
早起的人

Count and Non-Count Nouns

Date: Nov 23 2011

Themes: Time

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns

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When your alarm clock rings, what do you do? Do you roll over and hit the snooze button? Or do you jump out of bed, ready to start another day?

If you find it easy to wake up and enjoy rising with the sun, you must be a morning person. Luckily, for the rest of us, there’s always coffee. Find out if Marni and Mason are morning people.

当闹钟响起时,你会做什么?你是会翻过身去,然后按下贪睡按钮?或者还是立刻起床,准备开始新的一天?
如果你发现自己很容易睡醒,并且享受日出的时刻,那你一定是早起的人。而对于我们其他人来说,幸亏我们有咖啡可以让自己提神。看看玛尼和梅森是不是早起的人。

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Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Marni:  Gosh, Mason. You know, I am just not really a morning person.

Mason:  No?

Marni:  No. I’m having a hard time getting going. You know, I don’t like the “rise and shine!” I’m not perky. I just kinda get out of bed and I trudge to the bathroom.

Mason:  How many alarms do you set for yourself to get out of bed? And/or do you hit the snooze button?

Marni:  I only set one alarm, and I do hit the snooze button.

Mason:  Yeah, see, I usually wake up anywhere from five to 30 minutes before my alarm, which is less than ideal because I never wake up right when I want to, and then you have a choice, right? You can embrace the fact that you’re mostly awake and get up early, make yourself a cup of coffee, read a paper, whatever. Or you can maybe go back to sleep, but for me, when I get woken up in the middle of a deep sleep, I’m just a wreck for the rest of the day.

Marni:  Yeah, I just have a hard time getting a head start. I’ve kind of had to become a morning person being in the teaching profession, obviously. So I’m making myself go to bed earlier and earlier. But I just love staying up late. I’m a total night owl.

Mason:  Can you force yourself to go to bed early?

Marni:  Yeah, I have found some coping mechanisms. I make a lot of chamomile tea, maybe if it’s been a particularly hard day…

Mason:  Couple bottles of wine?

Marni:  Well, sure.

 

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Discussion

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Marni is tired. She hasn’t been able to wake up yet. She dislikes getting up early and is not a morning person.

Mason is more of a morning person than Marni. In fact, he doesn’t even need an alarm to wake up. He usually wakes up naturally, before his alarm rings.

It’s necessary for Marni to get up early because of her job. She tries to go to sleep early at night so that it will be easier for her to get up when her alarm rings. But she prefers to stay up late. She is a night owl.

Are you a morning person? Is it easy for you to wake up in the morning? Do you use an alarm clock?

 

Comments

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itsarleneox

Philippines

I always have a hard time getting up early in the morning but I have no choice. Thanks to the alarm clock but I usually turn it off after it rings and go back to sleep again. The result, I’m always late LOL :D

01:43 AM Jan 27 2015 |

yas-0612

yas-0612

India

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07:18 AM Feb 05 2012 |

alzhbeta

alzhbeta

Belarus

I used to change my time table and can be night owl and morning person too. because I study at college in back shift, so I live in the way of a night owl and when I have practise I must be at work at 7.40 and have to be a morning person.

12:57 PM Nov 28 2011 |

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annaparkers50

United States

Hey am looking for a friend..

02:12 AM Nov 28 2011 |

rogeholl

rogeholl

Brazil

I´m not a morning person . I like to stay up late … I have dificult to wake up early ….

09:08 PM Nov 27 2011 |

emi0808

emi0808

Philippines

I’m a morning person because I prefer to wake up and sleep early. Also my work starts at 5 o’clock in the morning. :)

05:19 AM Nov 25 2011 |

wendy zou

China

I am a morning person.I usually get up at 7:30am to go to work

01:26 AM Nov 25 2011 |

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jaynedayana

Colombia

i´m a totally morning person in the morning is when i have more energy and i want the things get done and i try to get them done

07:16 PM Nov 24 2011 |

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IsaaBelaxD

IsaaBelaxD

Brazil

So… I really don’t know if I’m a morning person… I like to wake up early and sometimes I wake up before the alarm but… most of times it’s really difficult to me “rises and shine” when the alarm rings. And hit the snooze buttom! :D Even though, I’m not really a kind of night owl… :S


Anyways… I really need some alarm clock, cause I never know if I’ll wake up by my own or not! ;P

01:41 PM Nov 24 2011 |

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I am a night owl person, but I had to be a morning person too, you know college got me to be there in the morning, rise and shine :)

07:13 AM Nov 24 2011 |

1 person likes this

hjkimm71

hjkimm71

South Korea

I’m not an early bird but a night owl.

12:56 AM Nov 24 2011 |

meleek

meleek

Turkey

no ı am not a morning  person but ı must wake up early sometimes to go to school and ı use alarm clock and ı actually hate it.:)

12:35 AM Nov 24 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

yep !i am a morning person! and you ?

11:21 PM Nov 23 2011 |

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medcex

medcex

Turkey

i m not a morning person. everyday i promise myself to go to sleep early. but i couldnt do that thing. so i always wake up lately. yes, surely im a night owl :( 

09:21 PM Nov 23 2011 |

narges

narges

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i’m almost a morning person even if i don’t have particular task to do i’d like to wake up but i have my main energy in the afternoon from 5 Pm – 11 pm ! i have dual energy in this period! ;D most of my morning’s hrs spend in a waste! ~>_<~

08:59 PM Nov 23 2011 |

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trachej

trachej

Poland

Morning Person? noooo I m definitely not!


Staying late at night, and sleep all day – that would be the best mode for me, because doesnt matter how long I would sleep at night- my brain wakes up always about 4-5 p.m, gives me energy and bright mind :P


so its very hard for me to manage with morning classes, I m like a zombie doesnt matter how much coffee I get :)


greetings to all night owls! :D


07:59 PM Nov 23 2011 |

lindasweet

lindasweet

Venezuela

I turn off the alarm, jump out of bed and enjoy the new day…!Laughing

07:13 PM Nov 23 2011 |

koko063

koko063

Saudi Arabia

I love to wake up in the eaarly morning, but it depends. if I slept early I find it easy to get up quick, but if I didn’t I won’t.

06:57 PM Nov 23 2011 |

john

johnSuper Member!

United States

I used an alarm clock, but it broke after I threw it against the wall.Cool

06:11 PM Nov 23 2011 |

ahmadmoon

ahmadmoon

Syrian Arab Republic

When i have to study , i must to wake up early .


Some time i like staying up late at night .Laughing

06:04 PM Nov 23 2011 |

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