My Everyday Life / Моя повседневная жизнь

Part one

On week-days I get up at seven o’clock. The alarm-clock wakes me up every morning. I cannot say that I like its ringing. Then, though sleepy, I do my morning exercises and in a few minutes I feel bright and cheerful.

After that I am ready for other activities: I take a cold shower, wash and dress, and prepare my breakfast. I have to do it myself because when I get up, my wife isn’t in: she has to take our children to the kindergarten. So I have breakfast alone. My everyday breakfast is the same: some cabbage salad, two soft-boiled eggs and a cup of strong coffee with cheese sandwiches. I don’t like coffee with milk, so 1 have it black. It takes me fifteen minutes to have my breakfast.

At 7.45 I leave my home and go to the office. I get to the office by bus which is always overcrowded.It affects my spirits badly. But when I come to my office and see my colleagues, I feel happy.

All my days in the office do not vary greatly, so to have an idea of my business life Г11 tell you about my yesterday’s working day.

Part two

As usual, it began at nine o’clock with some formalities. I was responsible for the test our laboratory made. So I prepared and checked up thepapers for it. It took me about an hour. At ten o’clock we began the test. Twelve people were busy in it.

At one o’clock we had a break for dinner. It lasted forty-five minutes. During the break we went downstairs to have dinner in the canteen.. Then my friends and I had a smoke, discussed yesterday’s news and after the break we went on with our test. The test results were excellent. I wrote them down and handed the report to our chief.

At five o’clock I got in touch with some specialists of the Research Institute by telephone and informed them of the test results.

At 5.45 p.m. my working day was over. On my way home I did shopping. My wife was glad to see me with my hands full of foodstuffs. That was yesterday.

Part three

But now I am in my office. My working day will be over in half an hour. What shall I do in the evening?

I’ll come back home at seven o’clock. As usual, I’ll greet my wife and children; we’ll exchange news and then at about eight o’clock we’ll have supper together. I’ll help my wife to lay the table. After supper, though 1 don’t like it, I’ll wash up. It is my duty. At nine, as always, I am going to watch the TV news programme. Then a feature film will be on and my wife will join me by all means. Besides, I’ll answer some telephone calls and ring somebody up myself. At half past eleven I’ll go to bed, and the next morning the alarm-clock will wake me up very early.

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