Useful Expressions to Describe your Daily Routines in English

Learn how to Describe your Daily Routines in English, illustrated with pictures and examples.

There are some key phrases that are useful to learn in English in order to explain your day to another person.

Talking about Your Daily Routines

Do the laundry

I often do the laundry on Saturday morning.

Hang the clothes

You should hang the clothes when the sun shines.

Iron the clothes

My mom loves ironing the clothes.

Make the bed

We are taught to make the bed after getting up.

Vacuum the floor

I vacuum the floor once a week.

Go to bed

Go to bed late will have bad effect to our health.

Wake up

I often wake up at 6 o’clock in the morning.

Brush the teeth

The doctors advise us to brush the teeth twice a day.

Drive to work

My father sometimes drives to work instead of taking a bus.

Get home

It’s time to get home.

Take a bath

When exactly, when did you last take a bath?

Brush your hair

Do not brush your hair with too much force.

Surf the net

He surfed the net looking for ways to study.

Play with friends

One day while playing with my friends, I accidentally broke a window in a store near our home.

Go to school

You don’t have to go to school to day.

Go shopping

I’d love to go shopping, too, but we have no money.

Exercise

My father often stay up early in the morning and do exercise.

Put on makeup

Should I put on some makeup?

Wash the car

On his last day, while washing the managing director’s car, Wilson found money in the trunk.

Get dressed

Don’t you think she ought to get dressed while we discuss it?

Go out with a friend

I’m gonna go out with my friends.

Take pictures

He brought her to our house before the dance so we could take pictures.

Play the guitar

I was gonna sing and play the guitar in the bar.

Water the plant

My mom is watering the plants in the garden.

Go for a walk

Tomorrow, we’ll go for a walk in the woods.

Work

A woman’s work is never done.

Have breakfast

Do you like to have breakfast with me?

Have lunch

What time do you often have lunch?

Have dinner

I’m having dinner with my parents at the country club.

Make dinner

I was thinking I might come home early and make dinner tonight.

Fold the laundry

The mother taught her son how to fold the laundry.

Surf the net

Nowadays, people spend most of their time surfing the net.

Feed the dog

Tom is feeding the dog.

Take a taxi

Did you take a taxi to Amanda’s?

Wait for the bus

I was waiting for the bus at that time.

Paint the picture

You paint the picture with your words.

Have a break (U.K) – Take a break (U.S)

Let’s have/take a break right now.

Walk the dog

She’s probably out walking the dogs.

Take out the rubbish (U.S)

It’s Wednesday so remember to take out the rubbish.

Sweep the floor

I recommend that you sweep the floor before you mop it.

Rake the leaves

Dad’s outside raking the leaves.

Read the news

You know, I know I’m only supposed to read the news today.

Clean the window

When I clean the top window, my fingers go wriggly.

Cut the grass

Who takes charge of keeping the weeds out of the front yard or cutting the grass?

Do the dishes

I’ll do the dishes right away.”

Paint the house

You haven’t painted the house since I left!

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Useful Expressions to Describe your Daily Routines in English

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