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Exercise

Tell us about your favourite time of day. 

Are you happiest in the morning or at night? Or maybe in the afternoon?

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Intermediate: B1

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What dose that’s mean?
‘politics of bread and circuses’

Hello Arwa_amq

The 'politics of bread and circuses' describes policies or actions that satisfy the most urgent needs of people ('bread' meaning food, and 'circuses' meaning entertainment), but which don't really help the people for the longer term.

It's actually a phrase that comes from Latin and the time of the Roman Empire. I think Guisouzarego's idea is that football is only important as entertainment and has little value beyond that.

Does that make sense?

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Generally I don't like mornings I hate to wake up at 6 oclock every morning and get to work as result I am always tired at work .On the other hand, I enjoy evenings and nights I go to dojo 3 days after work and I like that, then I go home and watch TV and go to bed.
But I have 2 favorite days which is called weekend in my country: Thursday and Friday. I enjoy every part of these 2 days.

I could not say what my favorite time of the day is. I like to sleep, but then the morning is lost. To work, I prefer to get up early. In the afternoon you can also do many activities. At night, relax and watch a good movie, or a good book, is a fantastic plan. Every moment of the day can be good.

I feel calm and relax in the short time before sleeping every night ,it is my favorite moment in one day. Because it is always quiet. I can think something important or reading books interesting.I have no time to do these things in the daytime.It is a fantastic time but I know this behavior isn’t healthy, so I am going to sleep more early as soon as possible.

Hi, LearnEnglish Team.
I love learning English on this page. The content is awesome. But there is a small thing I think you should change.

If you click on Task 2, scroll down to the bottom of Task 2 content, you will see that the question and the phrases cannot be seen anymore and this can be annoying for the users because every time they need to pick/put the phrase, they have to scroll down and up. As far as I see, this kind of exercise appears many times at this page. Can the question and phrase always stay at the top?

I am a web developer, I think this problem can be fixed easily by changing the CSS.

Hope you are always doing well.
Thank you.

Hi Kenny Alan,

That's a fantastic idea. I'll pass it on to our developers. Thanks for the suggestion!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone, I prefer the night than the morning. Because everything is quite quiet and comfortable at night when I can take rest and watch my favorite movies on TV.

Definitely I like at night. But it's not spread at work.I use to work at nights, and it seemed quaite difficult for me .As to having a fun at night-i'm also ready!
Moreover night is inspires me. It can be unexpected and interesting ideas. So i dont go to bad early and can afford wake up after 10 a.m even at work. I'm really happy about that.

Hi, everyone!
I feel myself more comefortable in the morning than in the evening. Especially
after I wake up and do yoga excersices. I think that you can manage with many deals only in the morning, because many of different organitions starts to work in the early morning.
Every time, when I wake up later than usually, I feel a little bit restless.

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