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Laziness
Laziness

Learn English with this lethargy English lesson

Date: Sep 07 2018

Themes: Friend, Time

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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Is there a difference between relaxing and being a couch potato? If you enjoy chilling out after a long day of work, does that make you a bum? Most people would say it’s OK to take your mind off your job by watching an episode or two of your favorite TV show. As long as you’re not doing it all day, it’s good to take time for yourself.

If you live with other people, though, it’s important to pay attention to how much you’re helping out around your apartment or house. It’s not smart to let relaxing get in the way of doing your share of the housework, or your TV-watching will be looked at as laziness. Laziness is OK in small amounts, but it can definitely get you into trouble.

Is Jessica lazy? Or is it Lily? Read more to learn the truth in today’s English lesson.

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Lily

Lily

Jessica

Jessica

Lily:  Jessica, you are such a lazy bum. Get off of the couch!

Jessica:  I’m just relaxing. I like to wind down after a long day.

Lily:  You mean, a long day of being a couch potato? You’ve been on this couch for five hours.

Jessica:  I’m chilling out. This is what I do. I’m just turning my brain off.

Lily:  OK. Well, I think you need to be a little bit more industrious. What do you do all day? You just sit there. It’s not good for you.

Jessica:  It’s entertaining. I’m just relaxing. You should try to relax a little bit more. You seem a little uptight.

Lily:  OK. I’ll sit on the couch with you, I guess. Let’s just watch one episode.

Jessica:  There you go. It’ll take your mind off of your busy day. You’ll feel so much more relaxed. And then maybe you’ll give this laziness a try.

Lily:  OK. I’m relaxing now. Ready?

Jessica:  Try harder.

Lily:  OK.

Jessica:  How does it feel?

Lily:  Feels pretty good.

Jessica:  I know. See? Being lazy is fun!

 

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Lily is not impressed by Jessica, who has been sitting on the couch for five hours. She thinks that Jessica is lazy and should work more. Lily doesn’t think that chilling out is a good thing. In fact, she thinks that it’s a bad habit.

But Jessica loves being a couch potato. It helps her to relax after a long day. She enjoys just sitting and watching TV shows, and she thinks that Lily would be happier if she joined her. Jessica thinks that Lily is a little stressed out and that Lily would feel better if she could learn to be lazy like Jessica.

When is it OK to be lazy? Are there times when it’s not OK? Do you take time to be lazy?

 

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Wordsmith

WordsmithSuper Member!

United States

I love being lazy! :)

06:15 PM Sep 07 2018 |

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vik32

vik32

India

sometimes it is very good to be lazy when you have had a hard week. now here comes the saturday and sunday where you like to spend your weekend being lazy,not going outside etc. eat,sleep and repeat. 


however, it isnt good fro your health being on couch whole day and night. you should rather go for a walk, chilling out with your friends, meeting family friends and etc.



06:36 AM Sep 27 2014 |

chilasca

Mexico

It feels so good to wind down after a very hard work day, specially when you get up at 5 am.

01:43 PM May 22 2014 |

BeepBeep

Russian Federation

Science confirms that laziness after some hard work is a kind of protection for body. for not making it physically exhausted, so laziness is natural, but of course not always

05:42 AM May 22 2014 |

sam14719

sam14719

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in my opinion after a hard day who you are  tired your body need to relaxing for Reconstruction but if you are a couh potato or lazy person its may be dangerous


for your health and you couldnt doing your work on time

03:12 PM May 11 2014 |

tar_ban

tar_banSuper Member!

Saudi Arabia

relaxing very important .

11:56 AM May 04 2014 |

ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan

If you “Try harder” to become lazy, are you really being lazy? 

09:52 PM May 01 2014 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Laziness is sometimes good, but don’t get it over the top

09:15 PM Apr 30 2014 |

jansladek

jansladek

Slovakia

...being a couch potato is such a vaste of our time what we´ve got here on this planet.For some of us it´s daily hobby to become a lazy bum after breakfast and spend whole day chilling out bringing new stories how we are stressed out from everything and need to take our mind off it all.


In my oppinion, being a couch potato ( I loke this expresion ) is highway to hell…And best start to kill our spirits…..


Love to you all….

02:09 PM Apr 30 2014 |

gaccioman

Italy

I’m an hard working person but i think it’s normal to be couch potato sometimes.


For example after a long and hard period of university exams.

12:21 PM Apr 30 2014 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

I wonder, from where “cough potato” comes?? it’s funny!

12:04 PM Apr 30 2014 |

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ana karnia

ana karnia

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When there are alot of works to do it isn’t ok to be lazy.Especially about houseworks.All the members of family should help.But if really there isn’t any work to do then it is time to be lazy! However there is always a work to do.I’m lazy at studying.

10:08 AM Apr 30 2014 |

hatamian

hatamian

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

If you are a lazy person you’ll lose the best opportunity .Each person needs to have a timeout and  chill out but you must be careful not to be such as a lazy bum .Chill out and having a time out are prizes for your activity and your healthiness.

09:50 AM Apr 30 2014 |

zy_

zy_

China

i just saw the advertisment of local gynecology hospital  in my city on the englishbaby’s web site…...

07:45 AM Apr 30 2014 |

zy_

zy_

China

yeah   always,may im the lazly man…..since i was qiuted my job find anorther  to  be industrious.

07:38 AM Apr 30 2014 |

WYTJOANNA

WYTJOANNA

China

I am a couch potato and always chilling out .

06:42 AM Apr 30 2014 |

nellina

nellina

Russian Federation

The best kind of laziness for me is to be in the heart of nature with your own thoughts and i don`t watch TV at all(news sometimes), because TV maniacs HAVEN`T IMAGINATION AT ALL!!

05:45 AM Apr 30 2014 |

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leilahavaneh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it’s k after a  along work day bt shouldn’t b too much .for m ,as i dnt go to work nw hve lots of time at home bt dnt like to b lazy so sometimes i study english n this way i push myself n also help round the house 2

04:29 AM Apr 30 2014 |

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Eric_

Eric_

China

don’t be a lazy guy… :)))

03:37 AM Apr 30 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

Yes ,I’ve been lazy for a week didn’t  come to here learning english .Trust me it’s not fun at all.

01:29 AM Apr 30 2014 |

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