Reading Task: Website Manager [Simple Past]

During this reading, you will learn more about to describe a day in your life.

Before getting started, see if you are familiar with this key vocabulary

#1Morning person
#2To skip breakfast
#3To drop off somebody
#4To start my commute
#5To be starving
#6To have a huge problem
#7To stop by my mom’s house
#8To fell asleep
#9To pick up kids from school


Reading

Task#1A

Read the past daily routine of a Website Manager

This could have been narrated by a man or woman. Enjoy the reading!

5:00 AM: I am a morning person, I started doing yoga and after that, I did some meditation, then I took a shower and put on some casual clothing.

6:30 AM: I started preparing pancakes and orange juice for my kids. I skipped breakfast since I have been doing intermittent fasting for the past four weeks.

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM: I dropped off my daughter in high school and then I dropped off my 7-year-old son at his school.

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: I started my commute to my office, which is 20 minutes away from my home. While I was driving, I listened to a Radio Lab podcast episode.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: I got into the office and started the day by checking my company email before I focused on site speed and website security.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: I spent time delaying the execution of some scripts such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, and Facebook Pixel from all sites I was in charge of.

10:00 AM – 12:00 AM: I wrote a simple script for lazy loading images, videos, and Iframes. Once the script was tested, I added the script to all sites.

12:00 AM: I was starving since I hadn’t eaten for 18 hours, so I ordered Thai food. When I finished my lunch, I spent half an hour talking about science fiction movies like Predator, Interstellar, and Prometheus.

1:00 AM – 2:00 PM: I started solving security tickets; I whitelisted some IP addresses, unblocked usernames, installed some security plugins, and activated some software licenses.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: We had a huge problem since one of our sites, the site got hacked and completely defaced. Fortunately, We make backups every two hours so we restored the site from a backup made at 12 PM today.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: I focused on the previously hacked site for the rest of the day. I blocked access to the site’s dashboard, database, and installation. I rate limited bots. I updated everything related to that site.

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM. I commuted back home, I decided to play an Indie music playlist from Spotify to chill and relax since the traffic was kind of heavy.

6:45 PM: I stopped by my mom’s house to pick up the kids, my mom is the one who picks up my kids from school and high school.

7:15 PM: The kids and I arrived home and ordered pineapple pizza for dinner. The kids went to their rooms to play video games and watch YouTube.

8:00 PM: I decided to watch two more episodes of “Severance” but fell asleep, I don’t remember a thing after that.


Reading Comprehension Questions

Task#1B

Read the past daily routine of a Website Manager

These are some reading comprehension questions, make pair and take turns asking each other these question

  1. What did she do when she woke up?
  2. What did she make for breakfast?
  3. What time did she start her commute to work?
  4. What did she listen to while she was driving to work?
  5. What did she do when she got into her office?
  6. What scripts did she delay?
  7. What did she lazy load with the script she wrote?
  8. What type of food did she order for lunch?
  9. What science fiction movies did she talk about during lunch?
  10. What security actions did she take after lunch?
  11. What three things did she block access to after the site hacking?
  12. What did she listen to when she commuted back home?

Manuel Campos, English Professor

José Manuel

I am José Manuel and I am an English Teacher in Costa Rica who loves English. I have been teaching English for more than 8 years and I like sharing what I know with others