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Let’s Talk About: SLEEP

All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find the questions and vocabulary you need to speak about SLEEP in English.

Hey there, mpec People! This is your Conversation Club Handout!

PART 1: Warm Up

  • How many of hours sleep do you generally need per night?
  • What time do you usually go to bed?
  • What time do you usually wake up?
  • Do you manage to sleep as much as you need? If not, why not?

Useful Vocabulary:

PART 2: Big Picture

  • Do you think that it is easy to mend our old ways?
  • Have you ever suffered from insomnia?
  • Do you suffer from insomnia? Are you a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper?
  • What keeps you awake at night? (e.g. worrying too much about stuff, too much coffee, your partner’s snoring, your neighbours’ parties, an uncomfortable bed, a hot summer)
  • Do you use, or have you ever used, any special methods that help you get to sleep?A strong nightcap?
  • Sleeping pills?
  • Herbal remedies?
  • Counting sheep?
  • Meditation?

PART 3: Let’s Zoom In On YOUUU!

  • Do you snore?
  • Do you talk in your sleep?
  • Do you ever oversleep?
  • Do you need an alarm clock to wake up?
  • Do you ever sleep in? (Sleep late in the morning)
  • Do you fall asleep while watching the TV or reading?
  • Do you have a nap at lunchtime or at another time of the day? Does it help?

All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming

Self Study Suggestion:

We recommend that you watch this TED ED! What causes insomnia? by Dan Kwartler