Phrasal Verbs Reading
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During the week I always have to get up early for work so on Sunday I love to wake up late, usually around 9am and then get up 30 minutes later.
The first thing I do is switch on the coffee maker. No instant coffee for me today! On Sundays I always take the time to make some good coffee. While that's getting ready, I quickly throw on some clothes and pick up a newspaper from the local shop.
With my coffee and paper, I spend the rest of the morning on the sofa. Sometimes I even turn off my phone for a couple of hours so no one calls me.
Later in the day, I like to hang out with friends over lunch and catch up with their news and gossip. It's always nice to drive out to the countryside for a pub-lunch in a quiet English pub.
In the evenings I'll either stay in and watch some TV or, depending what's on, I'll check out a film in the cinema.
All in all, that's my idea of a good day!
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Essay No. 01
How I spent my last Sunday
Last Sunday, I got up early in the morning. It was about 5 O’ clock. Some of my friends came tom house. We all went to the river side for a long walk. It was a very pleasant time. Nature was a their best. A cool breeze was blowing. Birds were singing soft, sweet notes. Dew drops on the grass looked like pearls. Everything was green and fresh. We enjoyed swimming in the river and came back at about eight. I then had my breakfast. After this, I did my home task and prepared my lesson. It took me about three hours. It was almost noon. I had my usual meal. After this, I enjoyed a nap for some time. I got up at about 1 p.m. The sky was overcast with clouds and the weather was very pleasant. For some time, I played cards with my younger brothers and sisters.
At about three, I went to the cinema to see the movie. It was an interesting movie and I enjoyed it very much. I came back at 6 p.m. I narrated the story to my mother and younger brothers.
Late in the evening, I went out for a walk with my friends and came back at about 9 p.m. I felt rather tires. I had my supper and then went to bed. I enjoyed a very sound sleep. The next day I got up quite fresh and gay. That was how I spent my last Sunday.
Essay No. 02
How I Spent My Last Sunday
Sunday is a holiday in all schools, colleges and offices. Different people spend this holiday in different ways. I here mention only how I spent my last Sunday.
Many people usually get late in the morning on Sundays. I, however, got up early in the morning as usual. I took a glass of water and prayed to God for being so kind to me.
Thereafter, I went out for a walk. I took some exercise in the garden. Then I returned home. I had a bath. Thereafter, I took my breakfast. After that I finished my homework and watched TV for some time.
After that I went to my friend, Sunil’s’ house. He had just returned from his uncle’s house. We’ decided to see a matinee show. Soon, it was time for that.
After seeing the picture at the Ashoka Theatre which is not far away from Sunil’s house, ‘I returned home and had lunch.
My sister and I requested mother to take us to the circus. She smilingly acceded to our request. We enjoyed the evening show of Circus. My sister who’ is younger to me felt most amused at the pranks of the clowns. I, however; liked the elephant playing with a ball best.
As we returned home, we were overjoyed when we suddenly found uncle and aunt entering the house. They had come to invite us all to their marriage anniversary the same evening. Indeed, they took tea and sat in our house only for a few minutes and then took us as if forcibly, in their car which they had parked outside the house. They took us to ‘the Hotel Taj. I was surprised to find myself so lucky. My uncle and aunt had previously told us that they had decided not to celebrate their marriage anniversary that year. I learnt that this change in their plan had suddenly taken place because of an extraordinary promotion which uncle had got.