Written Exercise 184 – I AM GETTING LAZIER
Recently, I have been getting lazier due to the pandemic. Although the epidemic situation in our city has been controlled, it has already affected our lives in various ways. Our lives have been changed since a confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 case was reported at the end of May. People living here have been ordered to be tested for a PCR several times, schools are closed, middle-risk and high-risk areas have been locked down. All the residents in which of areas can not go out for anything. The authorities have appealed to everyone in our city to stay at home.
For me, my life is getting slower. I have been either staying up late or getting up late. Last night, I stayed up late again because I did some work and wrote two exercises after dinner. This morning, I woke up around 7 a.m. but I did not get up until 9 a.m. instead, I spent about an hour playing with my phone on my bed again. After that, I brushed my teeth, did the laundry and I finished my breakfast around 10 a.m. Oh, one more thing, I have not done any daily exercises for a week. How lazy of me!
Today, I reviewed the corrections on my posts as usual and had a nap after lunch. I also read the paragraph from the New Concept English 3 several times as I planned. Now I am writing an exercise like usual. All in all, I think I am getting lazier.
Here is my question for native English speakers:
What is the difference between each word?
1 Influence, Affect, Effect and Impact.
2 Practise and Practice.
Thanks in advance!