Narrative paragraphs are often used to describe our routines. Read this example narrative paragraph, notice how words like 'sometimes, often, etc.' are used to say often something happens.Every Saturday morning I get up at eight o'clock. I immediately cook breakfast and my daughter and my wife and I usually have breakfast together. I usually go shopping. My daughter and wife usually go to the park to have some fun with the other children in our neighborhood. After I do the shopping, I come home and my wife and I clean the house. My wife then cooks lunch while my daughter plays in her room and then we eat together. After lunch, we sometimes go shopping. If we don't go shopping, we often go to the countryside for a nice walk. We often get home quite late and have a small dinner. We usually watch a film on TV and then go to bed at about eleven o'clock.
Written Exercise I
Answer the following questions by choosing the words that best fit your habits. Click on the arrow to choose the word you want to complete the sentences.
- When do you get up?
I usually / sometimes / rarely get up early / late .
- What do you usually do on Saturday mornings?
I often / sometimes / never go to the supermarket / the gym / the park to do some shopping / take a walk / get fit .
- Do you go to the temple / the mosque / church on Fridays / Saturdays / Sundays ?
Yes / No , I go / don't go to the temple / the mosque / church on Fridays / Saturdays / Sundays .
- What do you like doing in your free time?
Sometimes / Often I like reading books / playing sports / watching TV / listening to music / walking in the countryside . I also sometimes / often like reading books / playing sports / watching TV / listening to music walking in the countryside .
Written Exercise II
Now that you have a good feeling for the form of a narrative paragraph describing habits. Fill in the gaps in this paragraph with information about what you usually do on Sundays.
Sunday is a _______________ day for me. I _______________ like _______________. I _______________ get up _______________ and then I _______________. After _______________, I often go _______________. Sometimes, I like _______________ . In the evening, I _______________ like _______________ . I usually go to bed around _______________.Practice
Ask friends about what they usually do on Sundays and write a narrative paragraph describing their Sunday habits.