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Time. Asking for the Time. The common question forms we use to ask for the time right now are : What time is it ? or What is the time ? The common question forms we use to ask at what time a specific event will happen are : What time ...? When ...?

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Whattimeisit? orWhatisthetime?

Whattime...?

When...?

Whattimedoestheflight to New Yorkleave?

WhendoesthebusarrivefromLondon?

Whendoestheconcertbegin?

GivingtheTime
• GivingtheTime
• WeuseItisorIt's to respond to thequestionsthataskforthetimerightnow.
• Itishalfpastfive (5:30).
• It'sten to twelve (11:50)
• WeusethestructureAT + timewhengivingthetime of a specificevent.
• Thebusarrivesatmidday (12:00).
• Theflightleavesat a quarter to two (1:45).
• Theconcertbeginsatteno'clock. (10:00)
• Wecanalsousesubjectpronounsintheseresponses.
• Itarrivesatmidday (12:00).
• Itleavesat a quarter to two (1:45).
• Itbeginsatteno'clock. (10:00)
AM vs. PM
• AM vs. PM
• Wedon'tnormallyusethe 24-hour clockinEnglish.
• Weusea.m. (am) forthemorningandp.m. (pm) fortheafternoonandnight.
• 3am = Threeo'clockinthemorning.
• 3pm = Threeo'clockintheafternoon.
TellingtheTime
• TellingtheTime / EnglishVocabulary
• Therearetwocommonways of tellingthetime.
• 1) Saythehourfirstandthentheminutes. (Hour + Minutes)
• 6:25 - sixtwenty-five
• 8:05 - eightO-five
• 9:11 - nineeleven
• 2:34 - twothirty-four
• Forminutes 1-30 weusePASTaftertheminutes.
• Forminutes 31-59 weuseTOaftertheminutes.
• 2:35 - twenty-fivetothree
• 11:20 - twentypasteleven
• 4:18 - eighteenpastfour
• 8:51 - ninetonine
• 2:59 - onetothree
(Minutes + PAST / TO + Hour)
• Whenitis15 minutespastthehourwenormallysay: (a)quarterpast
• 7:15 – (a)quarterpastseven
• Whenitis15 minutesbeforethehourwenormallysay: (a)quarter to
• 12:45 – (a)quarter to one
• Whenitis30 minutespastthehourwenormallysay: halfpast
• 3:30 - halfpastthree (butwecanalsosaythree-thirty)
O'clock
• O'clock
• Weuseo'clockwhenthereare NO minutes.
• 10:00 - teno'clock
• 5:00 - fiveo'clock
• 1:00 - oneo'clock
• Sometimesitiswrittenas 9 o'clock (thenumber + o'clock)
• 12:00
• For 12:00 therearefourexpressionsinEnglish.
• twelveo'clockmidday = noonmidnight
• Wedon'tusePrepositions
• Remember! Wedonotuseat, on, inorthewiththefollowingexpressions:
• Today, tomorrow, yesterday, thismorning, tonight, last, next, every.