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Woman: So, what's your usual day like? You always seem so busy.
Well, I usually get up around 5:00 a.m. and work on the computer until 6:00 a.m.
Woman: Why do you get up so early?
Well, I have to leave home at twenty to seven (6:40 a.m.) so I can catch a bus at 7:00
o'clock. It takes me about twenty minutes to walk to the bus stop from my house.
Woman: And what time do you get to work?
Uh, my bus takes about an hour to get there, but it stops right in front of my office.
Woman: That's nice. And what time do you get off work?
Uh, around 5:00 o'clock. Then, we eat dinner around 6:30, and my wife and I read and
play with the kids until 8:00 or so.
Woman: So, when do you work on your website? You said one time that you create it at home?
Well, my wife and I often watch TV or talk until 10:00 o'clock. She then often reads while
I work on my site, and I sometimes stay up until the early hours of the morning, but I try
to finish everything by one or two.
Woman: And then you get up at 5:00 a.m.?
Well, yeah, but it's important to live a balanced life. I enjoy what I do, but you have to set
aside time for the family and yourself.
Woman: I agree.
But I think my wife has the toughest job. She spends her whole day taking care of our
family . . . taking the kids to school, working in the garden, buying groceries, taking the
kids to piano lessons . . . [Wow!] It's a full-time job, but she enjoys what she does.
Woman: Well, it sounds like you're a busy, but lucky man.

I think so too.

1. what is sb/sth like?, idiom, used to ask somebodys opinion of somebody/something:
- What's it like studying/living in Spain?
- What are Dan's parents like?
- What's their house like inside?
- So what's it like, then, not having to work?
2. seem, v., to give the impression of being or doing something:
- Do whatever seems best to you.
- It seemed like a good idea at the time but now it seems a foolish decision.
- It seems that they know what they're doing.
- It seems to me (that) (= I think that) he isn't the right person for the job.
3. catch, v., to be in time for a bus, train, plane, etc. and get on it:
- He always catches the 10.30 a.m. train to work.
- Ive got to go I have a train to catch.
- Peter arranged a taxi to Victoria for me to catch a train to Gatwick.
4. take, v., if something takes a particular amount of time, money, effort etc, that amount of time etc
is needed for it to happen or succeed:

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- I need a shower I won't take long.

- How long is this going to take?
- Organizing a successful party takes a lot of energy.
- It took me three hours to repair my bike.
5. create, v., to make something new, or invent something:
- The government plans to create more jobs for young people.
- Some people believe the universe was created by a big explosion.
- Her behaviour is creating a lot of problems.
6. stay up, phrasal verb, to go to bed later than usual:
- I almost never stay up past midnight.
- I stayed up to watch the Olympics on television.
7. set sth. aside, phrasal verb, to save something, usually money or time, for a special purpose:
- You have to set aside enough time to study for your classes/English.
- We set aside a few dollars a month to buy furniture.
- I set aside some of the soup for Jim to have later.
8. tough, adj., difficult to do or to deal with:
- It was a tough decision to make.
- Shes had a tough life.
- The toughest part about being a parent is setting aside time for both work, family, and self.
9. spend, v., to give money to pay for goods, services, etc.; to use time for a particular purpose; to
pass time; to use energy, effort, etc., especially until it has all been used:
- How long/How much time do you spend on your homework?
- She spends a lot of money on clothes.
- I spend too much time watching television.
- She spends too much effort on things that don't matter.
10. take care of, phrasal verb, to protect someone or something and provide the things that
that person or thing needs:
- He takes great care of his iPhone.
- You should take care of yourself so you don't get sick.
11. groceries, n., the food that you buy in a grocer's shop/grocery store or supermarket:
- Mom is going to pick up some groceries from the store for dinner.
- We have our weekly groceries delivered.
12. enjoy, v., to get pleasure from something:
- I want to travel because I enjoy meeting people and seeing new places.
- I really enjoyed that movie/book/concert/party/meal.
- I hope you enjoy your trip/stay.
13. sound like/as if/as though, v., to seem like something, from what is said or written:
- That sounds like a good idea.
- You're going skiing with three friends? That sounds like fun.
- I hope I dont sound as if/as though Im criticizing you.