Talking About the Time

 
 

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What time is it? I don't want to be late for dinner.
It's six p.m.
 
That's good. Dinner is at seven o'clock.
What time are your friends arriving?
 
They said they will be here at half past six.
They are always early. We should get ready then.
 
Yes, they are never late and we on the other hand usually are.
Tonight we will be ready in time!
 
 

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  •  What time is it? I don't want to be  
      for dinner.
     
 
 
It's six p.m.
 
 
  •  That's good.  
      is at seven o'clock.
     
 
 
 
  •  What time are your friends  
     ?
     
 
 
 
 
  •  They said they will be here at half  
      six.
     
 
 
 
  •  They are  
      early. We should get ready then.
     
 
 
 
 
 

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Could you tell me the time?
Getting up at 6 a.m. is difficult.
The appointment is a quarter past ten.
School starts a quarter to eight.
It's only ten minutes to midnight.
Let's meet tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock.
They left a couple of minutes ago.
I get up between seven thirty and eight thirty in the morning.
Could you tell me the time?
 
Getting up at 6 a.m. is difficult.
 
The appointment is a quarter past ten.
 
School starts a quarter to eight.
 
It's only ten minutes to midnight.
 
Let's meet tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock.
 
They left a couple of minutes ago.
 
I get up between seven thirty and eight thirty in the morning.
 
 
 

Cultural Notes

Most English speaking countries use the 12-hour clock. The 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods: a.m. for before noon and p.m. for after midday.
 

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    • 2:15
       
    • 2:30
       
    • 1:45
       
     
 
 
 
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    • 8:11
       
    • 11:20
       
    • 11:02
       
     
 
 
 
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    • 6:40 A.M.
       
    • 6:20 P.M.
       
    • 6:30 A.M.
       
     
 
 
 
 

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What time is it? I don't want to be late for dinner.
It's six p.m.
 
That's good. Dinner is at seven o'clock.
What time are your friends arriving?
 
They said they will be here at half past six.
They are always early. We should get ready then.
 
Yes, they are never late and we on the other hand usually are.
Tonight we will be ready in time!
 
 
What time is it? I don't want to be late for dinner.
It's six p.m.
 
That's good. Dinner is at seven o'clock.
What time are your friends arriving?
 
They said they will be here at half past six.
They are always early. We should get ready then.
 
Yes, they are never late and we on the other hand usually are.
Tonight we will be ready in time!
 
 
 
 

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