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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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asking for the time

AskingfortheTime

Thecommonquestionformsweuse to askforthetimerightnoware:

Whattimeisit? orWhatisthetime?

Thecommonquestionformsweuse to askatwhattime a specificeventwillhappenare:

Whattime...?

When...?

Whattimedoestheflight to New Yorkleave?

WhendoesthebusarrivefromLondon?

Whendoestheconcertbegin?

giving the time
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
  • AM vs. PM
  • Wedon'tnormallyusethe 24-hour clockinEnglish.
  • Weusea.m. (am) forthemorningandp.m. (pm) fortheafternoonandnight.
  • 3am = Threeo'clockinthemorning.
  • 3pm = Threeo'clockintheafternoon.
telling the time
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
say the minutes first and then the hour minutes past to hour
Saytheminutesfirstandthenthe hour(Minutes + PAST / TO + Hour)
  • 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
(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
  • 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
the weekend at the weekend where did you go at the weekend british
TheWeekend - AT theweekendWhere did yougoattheweekend? (British)
  • Wedon'tusePrepositions
  • Remember! Wedonotuseat, on, inorthewiththefollowingexpressions:
  • Today, tomorrow, yesterday, thismorning, tonight, last, next, every.