This is a simple lesson intended to encourage elementary and junior high school students to talk for one minute in a fluent manner about a specific topic.

The topic is The Daily Round

So let’s get started.


I want to talk to you today about The Daily Round.

It’s very traditional in England.

The daily round talks about a series of tradesmen who visit your house on a regular weekly if not daily basis.

Let’s introduce a few.

First up is the Milkman.  He gets up very early in the morning.  He drives a milk cart and delivers pints of fresh milk to your doorstep in recycled glass bottles.

He is soon followed by the teenage paperboy who passes by on his bicycle to deliver your morning newspaper before he goes to school.

People have probably gone to work or school by the time the postman comes around with his delivery of the mail.

It will be late morning when the bread man comes a-calling with his sortee of fresh bread and cakes.

It is quite common nowadays for flyers or marketing leaflets to be delivered to your letterbox at some point during the day by opportunists looking to expand their business.

Having said that, do not overlook a speculative visit from a double-glazing salesman who thinks you might need windows or a conservatory added to the rear of your home.

The ice cream van makes his daily round in the late afternoon when the children are home from school.

Later in the evening, the Fish and Chip Van or Chinese Takeaway Van might also circulate in your neighborhood to save you the trouble of cooking or buying takeaway food in town.

If you are renting, the rent-man might pop round, usually on a Monday, to collect the due rent.

If you are on the ‘never-never’, you should beware of a visit from a debt collector at any time!

Times are changing, of course, but do not be surprised to see a policeman ‘doing the beat’ on his bicycle or a vicar or priest checking up on his congregational members.

Let’s not forget social carers, home helps and the good-old ‘meals on wheels’ who do the daily rounds for the elderly and the infirm.

As you can see, the daily round is very important in life in suburban England.

Thank you for your attention in listening to my presentation.



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