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Sleep deprivation, body clock and lucid dreaming

Sleep deprivation, body clock and lucid dreaming



Topics connected with: dreams, sleep, relax, body clock, time, work-life balance


A good night’s sleep can make a world of difference. Learn to get the most of your sleeping time and acquire new words. Practise them during the upcoming speaking sessions in the English Workshops. Make sure to write two-three paragraphs now or after the workshops you attended to strengthen the learned knowledge.

1. Discover your body clock

Read the informative and engaging infographics about your body clock on BBC.  There are plenty of extra videos, articles and infographics under each text.

Quiz: Are You an Owl or a Lark?
Quiz: Are You an Owl or a Lark?

And finally take the quiz: Are you an Owl (tłum. sowa) or a Lark (tłum. skowronek)? Well, I am definitely a Lark! My result: Mornings are your thing. You’re out of bed early and greet the new day with cheer and a smile while everyone else is grumpy, bleary-eyed and hugging a mug of coffee.

Useful words are: something is my thing (I like it), refreshed (not sleepy), greet the new day with a cheer (say hi to the new day with a smile), grumpy (pessimistic and complaining), bleary-eyed (tired eyes).

2. The key to a good night’s sleep.

Learn the tactics to get the most from your sleep from this BBC article. Note the new words and include the m in your writing in the comment here or on our FB group.

Sleep tips: Six ways to boost the chances of a good night’s rest

Useful words: disrupting our body clocks (interrupting, changing), stack the odds in our favour for/ the odds are stacked in your favour (you are likely to succeed because the conditions are good and you have an advantage), binge-watch box sets (watch films continuously without a break), ditch a weekend lie-in (quit a weekend longer staying in bed), slumber (sleep), a night tipple (a night cap, a small amount of alcohol before sleep).

3. How to take control over your dreams?

Have you ever wanted to do whatever you want in your dreams? If yes, watch the video to learn some simple ways to alter the experience of sleeping and learn new words. I, personally, checked it and it works! A quick tip – repeat the words after the narrator to practise pronunciation.

Useful words: vivid (lively colours), lucid dreams (when you know you’re dreaming), amiss (wrong), retain (keep, not lose), nod off, doze off (fall asleep)

4. Sleep myths damaging your health

Another BBC article this time on popular tras that make us sleep deprived or lower the quality of sleep. Read the text here.


Join us in the English practise and write two paragraphs (about 200 words) about one chosen topic. Follow a three-part structure – introduction, main body, summary. Post your answer here or bring your text to the workshops. It will be a great form of a revision of words for other students and for you a booster in learning. Trust me. 🙂


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