Lesson 4: My Favourite Day of the Week

Sunday is my favourite day of the week.
There is no school and no college. My parents do not go to work on Sunday. I like to wake up late on Sunday, so I don’t eat breakfast.

Instead, I have lunch with my family. My brother and I take turns to make lunch. Last week, my brother made chhola bhatura. It tasted good, though the chickpeas got a little burnt. The bhatura was not as fluffy as it is when my father brings it back from our favourite little restaurant in the market. I will make vegetable pulao today. I bought the ingredients yesterday.

For the rest of the day, I watch TV, meet my friends, and go out to eat ‘chaat.’
I make sure that I finish my homework on Saturday, so I can relax.
So Sunday is a day of rest and enjoyment.

I have heard that there is something called ‘Monday morning blues.’
I am going to find out what that means!

A) New phrase: ‘Monday morning blues.’ Here ‘blues’ means feeling sad or depressed. A person could be feeling blue that a new week of work will begin on Monday and carry on till Friday.
Answer the following questions in complete sentences.
1. Do you ever get the Monday morning blues?
2. What is it that you look forward to when the new work week starts?
3. Is Sunday a day of rest for you? If the answer is ‘yes,’ explain why this is so. If it is not your favourite day of the week, say why this is so.

B) Fill in the blanks in the sentences below:
For example: I do. You do. She does. He does.
1. He ____ gardening at home on the weekend.
2. They ____ not have any children.
3. Vikas ____ yoga in the morning.
4. Vikas and Ajay ____ social work in the neighbourhood.
5. My sister _____ not like cooking.
6. My teacher _____ not give extra marks.
7. I study hard. I ___ well in college.

C)  Make a list of ten of your favourite things or people, and make one sentence explaining why they are your favourites.

D) Opposites: Make sentences with each of the ten words below. The words are given in pairs of opposites.
1. Day – Night
2. Don’t (Do not) – Do
3. Rest – Work
4. Late – Early
5. Start – Finish

Revised July 2020

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