My life and my future

  • Speak about your life.
  • What are your plans for the future? What would you like to do? How would you like to live?
  • Describe your usual weekday and a typical weekend. Say a few words about special days (e.g. Christmas Day, New Year´s Eve…).
  • Choose five jobs and speak briefly about them. Use the chart below to do so.

Speak about your life and your future, these questions might help you:

  • What is your name?
  • Where and when were you born?
  • What nationality are you?
  • What is your job? / What do you do?
  • Who are your parents? (name, age, job)
  • Who are your sisters and brothers? (name, age, job)
  • Where do you live?
  • Did you go to a nursery school?
  • Where did you attend elementary school?
  • Which subjects did you like? Which subjects were you good / bad at?
  • What were your hobbies at that time? What did you do in your spare time?
  • Did you have a good friend?
  • What were your plans for the future at that time? (Where did you want to study? What did you  dream of?)
  • What made you choose our school (V Úžlabině…)?
  • Which subjects are easy / difficult / interesting / boring for you? Which subjects are you good / bad at?
  • What are your classmates like? Have you got any good friend(s) here?
  • What do you do in your free time? What are your hobbies?
  • What do you intend to do after your maturita exam? Where would you like to study? What would you like to do?
  • What are your plans for your private life?
  • Where would you like to live?


Useful phrases:
When I was a child, I always wanted to be / to become a … because I liked to…
When I was a child, I dreamed of being a …
Then my opinion changed. I met / I saw / I started to admired …. because…
Now I …
I´d like to / I´d love to study … (what) at … (where) ….
I hope I will succeed.
I think I could be a good … (job), because…
I plan to study (on) for five years and then I´d like to start a job with a good company…

Speak about your daily programme. Use some of the following phrases:

  • my day starts at…
  • the  alarm clock wakes me at …
  • my mother wakes me at …
  • wake up at … AM
  • get up
  • get out of bed
  • turn on the radio / TV
  • listen to music / morning news
  • read newspaper headings quickly
  • go to the bathroom
  • wash (my) face
  • take a quick shower
  • clean / brush my teeth
  • comb my hair
  • shave
  • put on make up
  • get dressed
  • put on jeans
  • a T-shirt and  a sweatshirt
  • make breakfast
  • have breakfast
  • have bread and butter for breakfast
  • drink milk for breakfast
  • prepare (my) schoolbag
  • leave home at 7 am
  • sometimes, Mum or Dad drive me to school
  • go / rush / hurry  to the bus stop
  • take a bus No 133 (one thirty-three, one-three-three)
  • get on the bus
  • The way takes (me) 30 minutes.
  • have to change once. / I don´t have to change.
  • go by bus / by tram / by the underground
  • get off the bus at Plaňanská bus stop.
  • walk to school.
  • arrive at school at 7.30.
  • usually arrive in time / on time, be (often) late.
  • go to the cloakroom
  •  leave (my) jacket and shoes in (my) locker
  • Change (my) shoes
  • go up the stairs into the classroom
  • prepare all things for the first lesson
  • Our lessons start at 7.45.
  • Each lesson takes 45 minutes.
  • There is always a 10-minute break between the lessons.
  • The main break is 15 minutes long.
  • In the break we can eat a snack, relax, prepare for the following lesson, talk to friends….
  • We usually have 7 lessons daily.
  • The lessons are over at 2.05 pm.
  • Then, we go to the school canteen and have lunch.
  • On my way home, I usually … (What do you usually do?)
  • In the afternoon, I often … (What do you do?)
  • We have dinner at 6 pm.
  • I often wash the dishes.
  • In the evening, I learn for school, watch TV, play PC games, read magazines, chat with friends, go out etc.
  • Before I go to bed, I take a shower and clean my teeth.
  • I usually go to bed at 10.30 pm.
  • At the weekend I can stay up late and in the morning I don´t have to get up early.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays I usually….
  • At a typical weekend I help clean our flat: I vacuum clean, dust the furniture…
  • We often go to our cottage. I have to help in the garden.

Speak briefly about  five jobs. The following chart might help you.

Who does the jobs?
Where do they work?
What does the employee / worker do?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the job?
Whats´s your opinion on the job?