Today’s Easy English Blog is from Patricia in New Zealand!
Do you know the expression – multi-tasking? It means to try to do more than one thing at the same time.
I am multi-tasking at the moment.
I am watching a cricket match on TV, I am cooking chicken to make a chicken and mushroom pie for dinner and I am writing this blog/message.
The TV is in the living room. My computer is in the office. So I am walking a lot.
I have the volume on the TV up/loud. Every time I hear some shouting or clapping or cheering, I run to the living room to see what is happening with the cricket match. Every two minutes or so, I go into the kitchen to check the chicken. Then I sit down at the computer and type a few more words. I am spending half my time walking or running. This is not efficient!
Sometimes when I multi-task, I think I am efficient. I watch TV while I iron clothes. I watch TV and sew. Some people ride an exercise bike and watch TV – this is efficient. Get fit and watch your favourite programmes at the same time!
Maybe the best multi-tasking is to do one thing that needs your brain and another thing that uses your body but doesn’t need your brain.
Sorry! Time to go. There is a lot of noise from the cricket and I must check the chicken!