English Lesson: Talking About the Parts of the Day

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I always walk Happy in the morning. She loves to get up early and go for a walk. She is pretty active during the day, but I think she sometimes takes a nap in the afternoons. When I get home in the evening she always greets me at the door with her tail wagging! Pretty cute. She is quiet at night, and usually goes to bed around 9 or 10pm. Sometimes she stays up until midnight, but she is usually asleep in the middle of the night. Me too!

Today let’s have a look at the vocabulary and expressions we use to talk about the different parts of the day. Do you know these words?  Have a look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson:

I like to think that day is the period from when the sun comes up until the sun goes down. Night is from sunset to sunrise.  Of course, in the winter time the days are shorter and the nights are longer.

When we talk about the parts of a day, we do it this way. Notice the prepositions! For the morning, the afternoon, and the evening we use in. For night, we use at:

  • I always walk Happy in the morning.
  • She sometimes takes a nap in the afternoons
  • When I get home in the evening she always greets me at the door
  • She is quiet at night

In English, midnight is exactly 12:00am (0:00), just as noon is exactly 12:00pm. The period of time between about 12:00am and 3:00am is called “in the middle of the night,” like this:

  • Jack always takes his lunch break at noon.
  • Sometimes she stays up until midnight.
  • I woke up because I heard a noise in the middle of the night.

What time do you usually wake up? Do you stay up past midnight sometimes?

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