WORKS AND JOBS
Work - What do they do? Where do they work?
Job Accountants Bakers Barbers
What do they do? Look after the finances in an organisastion. Bake bread. Shave men's beards and cut men's hair.
Where do they work? They work in an office. They work in a bakery. They work in a barbers. They work in a bar, pub
Prepare and sell meat.
Clean and tidy rooms.
They work in a hotel.
Prepare and cook food.
They work in a kitchen.
Look after people's teeth.
They work in a dentists.
Look after people's health.
Prepare and sell fish.
Look after passengers.
Cut and style people's hair.
Judge and sentence people.
or restaurant. They work in a butchers.
They work in a hospital or surgery. They work in a fishmongers. They work in an airplane. They work in a hair salon. They work in a law
court. They work in a law Lawyers
Defend and prosecute people.
court and in a lawyers office.
Look after patients .
Look after people's eye sight.
Porters Receptionists Sales Assistants
Tailors Teachers Technicians
They work in a hospital or doctor's surgery. They work in an opticians.
Carry other people's bags and
They work in a hotel or
Meet and greet visitors.
They work in reception.
Sell goods and look after customers. Arrange appointments, type letters and organise meetings. Operate on people who are sick.
They work in a shop.
They work in an office.
They work in a hospital.
Design, make, alter or repair
They work in factories
They work in a school.
Organise and repair technical equipment.
They work everywhere! They work in a
Look after people's animals.
veterinary surgery or vets.
Serve people food and drink.
Weld metal to make things.
They work in a restaurant. They work in factories and construction.
The Past Tenses Simple Past Simple Past
Used to show
I studied English last Saturday.
a completed action
Past Progressive/Continuous Past
Often used to
I was studying English last Monday when my friend rang.
something was being done or what
I was studying English at 5pm last Monday.
was happening when something else happened
The Future Tenses
The future can be indicated in several different ways in English. It is often created with the use of auxiliaries: "She will be a student.", "She is going to drive a new car."
English can even create the future by using the simple present (used for timetables,programs etc.), "The train arrives at 10pm" or the present progressive (used for future plans), "He is collecting his mother from the station tonight." Simple Future (uses will or shall or going to + base form) Simple Future
Decide to do
I think I'll do my English homework
the time of speaking
I am going to study English next
arranged to do something
Future Progressive/Continous (uses will be, shall be or going to be +-ing form)
On the hour
Past / to the hour
What to say
When it's "on the hour" we say "o'clock". But only when it's on the hour.
Because it can be difficult to say whether 12 o'clock is during the day or the night, we use two special terms. 00:00 and 24:00 = Twelve
12:00 = Twelve noon
midnight (or midnight)
In five minute increments, when it's past the hour (up to 30 minutes past) we say "past". When it's before the hour (after 30 minutes past) we say "to". There are 60 minutes in an hour. 30 minutes is half an hour, we say "half past" or "thirty".
15 minutes is quarter of an hour, we say "quarter past" or "fifteen" or "quarter to" or "forty-five".
Quarter past twelve
Twelve thirty Twelve forty-five
or or Half past twelve Quarter to one
We never say "half to". At other "odd" times, when we want to be accurate, we add the word "minute(s)":It's twenty-eight minutes to
It's one minute
If you want to avoid trying to remember when to use "minutes" and when not to just say "nearly" or "just turned".
It's just turned half past
Prepositions used with time
At a point
In a length of
"I'll see you in
when will you
an hour, at
Digital clocks often show the time this way using the 24-hour-clock, only the police and the military actually speak using the 24 hour clock:If it's before noon we tend If it's after noon we say "in to say "in the morning".
It's seven o'clock in the
It's two o'clock in the
If it's late we say "at night". 22:00 It's ten o'clock at night
15 minutes past the hour is quarter past:
It's quarter past seven in
It's quarter past two in
It's quarter past ten at
30 minutes past the hour
is half past:
It's half past seven in the
It's half past two in the
22:30 It's half past ten at night
45 minutes past the hour is quarter to:
It's quarter to eight in the
It's quarter to three in
It's quarter to eleven at
How to ask the time in English.
It's exactly eight o'clock.
Excuse me. What time is it,
It's half past twelve.
Excuse me. Do you have the time,
It's twelve thirty.
It's about half past eleven.
Excuse me. Could you tell me the
It's around eleven thirty.
Writing the time
a.m. - stands for Ante Meridiem (the time
00:01 hrs -
between midnight and noon)
noon or midday
p.m. - stands for Post Meridian (after noon)
12:01 24:00 hrs 12:01 18:00 18:01 22:00 22:01 24:00 24:00 / 00:00
There are 24 hours in a day, but only the military, police and computer programmers use the 24-hour clock. When writing or speaking generally we tend to use the 12-hour clock. The 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods called a.m. (Latin "ante meridiem" | English: "before mid day") and p.m. (Latin "post meridiem" | English: "after mid day").
The way people write the time varies. I prefer a.m. and p.m. Choose from the following styles or use what your English teacher tells you to and stick to it:a.m. p.m. am pm AM PM A.M. P.M. Some people (myself included) use a dot as the separator: 2.30 pm. Some people use a colon as the separator: 2:30 pm. The colon is usually used with the 24-hour clock: 14:30. When you are writing the time decide whether to write it using numerals or words, and stick to that.