• Six people talk about their sleep schedules and if they are an early bird or night owl.
  • Seis personas hablan acerca de sus horarios para dormir y si son madrugadores o noctámbulos.

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The question is:

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

...and here's the script ;)

Jeanie, United States

I am definitely a night owl. I can stay up all night and be fine but getting up early in the morning is always painful for me. With my current job, I always have to get up really early, but I still can't manage to get to bed before 1 o'clock in the morning.

I used to be a night owl when I was a student, staying up until about 4 o'clock in the morning, writing essays, drinking lots of coffee but I'm finding as I'm getting older, I can't do it. I have to go to bed, so nowadays I'm up a lot more earlier in the morning and I think I'm more productive in the morning.

Jim, England

Kate, New Zealand

I'm more of an early morning person. I wake up about 10 o'clock, which is quite late, I think, I guess, but when I wake up, I feel really refreshed and I'm ready to go to class and I'm awake and listening to the lecturer, but then by about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, I need a nap. I get so exhausted that after classes and sports and things,and then I have a ten minute nap in the afternoon and then at about 12 o'clock I'll go to sleep.

I function the best in the morning, so I would have to say I'm an early bird. I can stay up late and I enjoy doing that "now and then" but by and large, more often than not, I have... I do my best work in the morning. I can get up early and don't really complain too much about it, so I'm an early bird.

Martin, United States

*Now and then: de vez en cuando.

Nitya, India

I guess I'm an early bird because I really enjoy getting up early in the morning taking a good shower and a good early start in the morning but it doesn't usually happen because of my late part-time jobs, but I guess everybody should be an early bird to better in their studies, at least students.

I am a night owl. I am the person that stays up till 4 in the morning and then I will have to get up at 8 in the morning and I'll do that repetitively every night, and I'm never tired I don't know what's wrong with me.

Rina, Canada

Useful English expressions

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Night Owl


Early bird


Take a nap

Tomar una siesta

By and large

En líneas generales

Feel refreshed

Sentirse descansado o con energia

Stay up

Quedarse despierto



I used to be...

Yo solia ser/estar...

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