Chatterbox #90 – Time for bed

Every day we all go to sleep. Some people fall asleep as soon as they hit the bed and it takes others hours to get to sleep. In this episode, we’re talking all about sleeping habits and just how important sleep is! Throughout the episode, we discuss lots of expressions related to this important time of day—bedtime! Are you a morning person or a night owl? How important is it for you to get some shut-eye?


Expressions included in the learning materials

  • Shut-eye
  • An early riser/a morning person
  • A good night’s sleep
  • Groggy/out of it
  • To hit snooze
  • A late riser
  • A night owl
  • The crack of dawn
  • I’m talking…
  • A naps/a catnap
  • A siesta
  • An insomniac
  • Your mind is racing
  • A spring chicken
  • To toss and turn
  • To count sheep
  • Sleep tight.
  • Don’t let the bed bugs bite

Sample transcript

Maura: Right. We love hearing from you. So, today’s episode is a Chatterbox episode, and that is where Harp and I chat about all different kinds of topics of interest. Today’s topic is…

Harp: Sleep.

Maura: Ah, sleep. Isn’t it good to get some shut-eye once in awhile?

Harp: It is. I love sleeping.

Maura: Me too. It feels so good. So today we’re going to talk about something that we all do every day, which is sleep. The first thing we’re going to talk about is the different types of sleepers.

Harp: Yes. And then we’re going to talk about how important sleep is.

Maura: Right. And then at the end of this episode, Harp and I are also going to talk about our own sleeping habits.

Harp: Yeah. So let’s get started with types of sleepers.

Maura: Well, the way I see it Harp, there are really just two kinds of sleepers. There are early risers and people who like to sleep in.

Harp: Yes, I agree. So there are the early risers, the people who wake up early, get a good start on the day. They’re in bed usually on time or early, and they wake up early.

Maura: Right. So these are people who like to get a good night’s sleep normally, but they also don’t like to waste the morning lying in bed. They would rather wake up and get started.

Harp: Yeah. And you can call someone who’s an early riser a morning person.

Maura: Right. This is the kind of person who wakes up early and they’re already happy and capable of having a conversation.

Harp: Yes. Most people are not like this, I would say.

Maura: Yeah. A lot of people wake up in the morning and they’re groggy, they’re kind of out of it for, maybe, 15 minutes, maybe 30 minutes, or until they have their first cup of coffee.

Harp: Yup. To me, it’s funny because my mom is not a morning person and she is barely awake until she has two cups of tea in the morning.

Maura: Some people are downright grouchy until they fully wake up. It’s really kind of funny, but also can be kind of annoying if you’re trying to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t like waking up in the morning.

Harp: Yeah, definitely.

Maura: People who are early risers tend to be either very young children who wake up with a ton of energy or older people. People who have retired, for some reason they tend to wake up earlier in the morning.

Harp: Yeah, definitely. When someone is very young or when they’re older, they’re typically more of an early riser. But sometimes there are people who generally just like the morning.


Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast