|intermediate||sleeping trouble||man - woman||01:33|
Why do some people have trouble sleeping at night and what can they do to get a good night's rest?
"night owl" = someone who stays up late
"My brother is a real night owl, and he doesn't go to bed until dawn."
"sleep on it" = go to sleep and think about something overnight before making a decision
"I'm not sure if I should take the job, so I want to sleep on it."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: What? Why did you wake me up? Woman: It is 2:00 in the afternoon.
Woman: No, you have to get up. You will be late for that class again.
Woman: You should get up no later than 6:30.
Woman: You need to get to bed no later than 9:00.
Woman: No, this is unbelievable. You need sleep; caffeine isn't an acceptable substitute. I've seen you fall asleep while driving . . . James, James. Do NOT fall asleep while I'm talking to you.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
What time do you usually go to bed at night, and what time do you usually get up? Do these times change depending on the day of the week? Have your sleep habits changed since you graduated from high school?
Use the Internet to find the answers to these questions: