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Telling the time by Karla K. Cuevas Falfรกn is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercialSinObraDerivada 3.0 Unported License.


ACTIVITIES 1.-Read the explanation TELLING THE TIME There are two common ways of telling the time: 1. Formal but easier way Say the hours first and then the minutes, for example: 7:45 Seven forty-five For minutes 01 through 09, you can pronounce the ‘0’ as oh, for example: 11:06 Eleven (oh) six 2. More popular way Say the minutes first ant then the hours. Use past for minutes 01 through 30 Use to for minutes 31 to 59 ‼ Another possibility of saying “fifteen past” is “a 7:15 Fifteen past seven quarter past”. A quarter past seven

7:30

Thirty past seven

Another possibility of saying “thirty past” is “half past”. Half past seven

7:45

Fifteen to eight

Another possibility of saying “fifteen to” is “a quarter to”. A quarter to eight

Use o’clock at the full hour 7:00 Seven o’clock 8:00 Eight o’clock  For times: 00:00 you can use the expression midnight 12:00 you can use the expressions midday or noon.  Where necessary you can use the expressions: in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night.  More formal expressions to indicate whether a time is before noon or after noon are: a.m. and p.m. *Use these expressions only with the first way of telling the time, for example: 3:15 Three fifteen a.m.  American English Beside past Americans often use after, for example: Ten after six 6:10 Ten past six ‼ But, in time expressions with half past it is not usual to replace past by after Besides to Americans often use before or till, for example: Ten before six Ten till six 5:50 Ten to six http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/time


2.-Now, watch the video Telling the time in English by teacher Stefania. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub62GCUMZZo

3.-Answer the activity by using the two common ways of telling the time (activity 1)

1)-What time is it? It’s____________________________________________

2)-Excuse me, have you got the time? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

3)-What’s the time? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

4)-Do you have the time, please? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________


5)-What time do you have, please? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

6)-What time do you make it? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

7)-Sorry, what time is it? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

8)-What’s the time, please? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________


9)-Have you got the time? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

10)-What time is it, please? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

11)-Do you have the time? It’s____________________________________________

It’s____________________________________________

12)-Excuse me, what time do you make it? It’s____________________________________________


KEY ACTIVITY 3 1) It’s eight o’clock

2) It’s five thirty It’s thirty past five// It’s half past five

3) It’s nine (oh) five It’s five past nine

4) It’s twelve thirty It’s thirty past twelve// It’s half past twelve

5) It’s ten ten It’s ten past ten

6) It’s four forty-five It’s fifteen to five// It’s a quarter to five

7) It’s eleven twenty It’s twenty past eleven


8) It’s twelve fifteen It’s fifteen past twelve//It’s a quarter past twelve

9) It’s three twenty five It’s twenty five past three

10) It’s eleven fifty-five It’s five to twelve

11) It’s ten forty It’s twenty to eleven

12) It’s seven o’clock


TELLING THE TIME