A. Listen to David being interviewed by a researcher. Is he a morning or evening person?
B. Listen again and write down David’s answers.
1 What do you do?
2 When do you work?
3 What time do you get up in the morning?
4 If you have an exam, do you study best in the morning, afternoon, or at night?
5 If you do exercise, when do you prefer to do it?
6 Do you like your working hours? (school/university timetable)?
7 Why (not)?
8 Would you like to change them (it)? How?
He’s a morning person.
1 magazine editor
2 Monday to Friday 8 till 4
6 He doesn’t mind them.
7 Because he finishes work early, so he can be with daughter in the afternoon.
8 Yes, he’d like to work four days a week.
I = interviewer, D = David
I Hello. Could I ask you a few questions? We’re doing some research.
D Sure. What’s it about?
I Well, we want to find out if you are a morning or an evening person.
D OK, fine.
I OK and what’s your name?
D David Cope.
I And what do you do, David?
D I’m a magazine editor.
I OK, and when do you work?
D Monday to Friday, eight till four.
I What time do you get up in the morning?
D 5.45. I have to get up early because I start work at 8 and it takes me an hour to get to work.
I And what time do you go to bed?
D Probably around 10 o’clock.
I If you have an exam, do you study best in the morning, afternoon, or at night?
D Let me think. I haven’t done an exam for a long time, but when I was a student I used to study better in the morning.
I And if you do exercise, when do you prefer to do it?
D In the morning, definitely. I love going for a long walk or cycling. It’s great early in the morning because you feel that you’re the only person in the world who’s awake at that time.
I Do you like your working hours?
D I don’t mind them. Finishing work early means I can pick up my daughter from school, and look after her in the afternoons. It’s true that I can’t really have a social life during the week, because I go to bed at ten, but that’s OK.
I Right, and the last question. Would you like to change your working hours?
D Yes, I would. I’d like to work four days a week, maybe working more hours in the day and have a three-day weekend. Then I could spend three full days a week with my family.
I That’s great. Thank you very much for your time.
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