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Edward C
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'Staycations' and Becoming a 'Morning Person' Hello again,
I've uploaded another episode of my podcast. You can listen to it through my SoundCloud or iTunes pages.

On this episode, we talk about the popular 'staycation' trend, go over some tips for more productive mornings, and tackle some new vocabulary and expressions.

Discussion Questions:
1-Are you more of a 'morning person' or a 'night owl'?
2-How would you spend your time if you had a few extra hours in the mornings before work?
3-What do you use to motivate you out of bed in the morning?
4-When do you feel the most productive?
5-Would you like to take a 'staycation' in your town or city?

Listen to the podcast and share your thoughts below. I'll check back soon to post my own answers to the DQs above.
Happy listening!

- Edward

P.S. You can visit my profile if you're interested in getting a transcript of the show (or conversation classes!!).
Jul 12, 2016 11:50 PM
Comments · 1
My DQ answers:

1-I always considered myself more of a 'night owl' up until a few years ago. These days, I find it harder to stay up late, and my body doesn't always allow me to sleep in if I had a late night, so I've been encouraged to change my routine.

2-The extra morning hours have pushed me to exercise more consistently, and because I do a lot of my work at home, I can get an earlier start on projects that I know will take more time.

3-I start brewing coffee within five minutes of getting out of bed--I had the coffee machine set up to brew automatically about 15 minutes before the alarm, but the noise often woke me up.
My cat is usually pretty happy to see me, as well, so that's a bit of added motivation. :)

4-I think I am at my most productive about an hour after waking up. My level of productivity stays pretty high until the late afternoon, then I know I can expect a bit of a dip.  

5-Yes. I've only been living in Toronto for about a year, so there is still so much left for me to discover.

July 14, 2016
Edward C
Language Skills
English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
Learning Language
French, Vietnamese