February 19, 2016

A- A A+


Some people work a lot. Others prefer to spend more time with their friends and family, so they work a little less. Some people go to school in the morning and go home in the evening. Others study only in the afternoon.

Working hours depend on your job, your lifestyle and the country where you live. The hours you spend at school too.

Learn some interesting facts about the working and school hours in North America:

 

OFFICE

“In the USA and Canada, the most typical hours for office workers are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY

Elementary, middle and high schools normally have classes from about 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.(…). Universities have classes from about 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.(…)

 

FACTORY

If a factory operates with three shifts, these are typically 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (first shift), 4:00 p.m. to midnight (second shift) and midnight to 8:00 a.m. (third shift* ).

(* A slang expression for the third shift is “graveyard shift”, because everything is dark and quiet!”)

 

This text was extracted from Enjoy English Intro – Teachers Book pg 54. This book brings us a lot of information about real people, real places and real life.

IMAGE COURTESY:

• http://resources.fahcsia.gov.au/consumertrainingsupportproducts/images/working_on_a_committee_powerpoint_slide-1.jpg
• https://blogmilitaryfamily.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/kids-at-school.jpg
• http://cdn1.sempretops.com/wp-content/uploads/Imagens-de-boa-noite-para-Facebook.jpg