Are You Getting Enough Sleep – ESL Speaking Lesson

Are You Getting Enough Sleep – ESL Speaking Lesson

Lack of sleep can make you grumpy and foggy.

You may not know what it can do to your judgment, memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight.

Do you suffer from lack of enough sleep these days or do you wake up each morning refreshed?

This ESL lesson will improve your English conversation skills and give you some good tips for a restful night.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

Enough Sleep 1

1. Where is this man?

2. Does he look uncomfortable?

3. What types of items does he have with him?

4. Why is he wearing his hoodie indoors?

5. How often do you fall asleep on the bus or subway?

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. I sleep more than 7 hours per night.

  • Yes
  • No

2. I drink coffee after 4:00 p.m.

  • Yes
  • No

3. I wake up before my alarm clock.

  • Yes
  • No

4. I need more than 1 cup of coffee or tea each morning to wake up.

  • Yes
  • No

5. I sleep in on weekends.

  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Never

6. I suffer from insomnia.

  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Never

7. It takes me more than 30 minutes to fall asleep.

  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Never

8. I wake up more than 2 times during the night.

  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Never

9. I go to bed at the same time every night, even weekends.

  • Yes
  • No

10. Drinking warm milk or herbal teas makes me fall asleep faster.

  • Strongly Agree
  • Agree
  • Somewhat Agree
  • Disagree

Part III: Share Your Opinions

Enough Sleep 2

Discussion Activity

Nothing ruins your mood or energy levels more than NOT getting enough sleep.

Nobody gets a perfect sleep every night, but there are some useful tips you can apply to ensure you sleep well most of the time.

Review the 10 sleeping strategies below and rank them from 1 (most effective) to 10 (least effective).

Compare and discuss your ranking with your instructor and classmates.

10 Sleep Strategies
  • Take a hot shower before bed
  • Avoid caffeine 9 hours before bedtime
  • Keep your room slightly cooler
  • Turn off your computer at least 1 hour before going to sleep
  • Sleep in silence – no TV or music
  • Read a fiction book before bed. Don’t research or study
  • Don’t eat 2 hours before bed
  • Avoid naps during the day
  • Exercise regularly
  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night

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