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* 18 Telling Time (p.1 of 2)

 

18.1�� When you ask the time of day

 

What time is it?�� Listen�� < � �It�s seven thirty in the morning. I�ve got to get up.�>

What time is it now?�� Listen�� < � �It�s half past seven. It�s time to get up.�>

Could you please tell me the time?�� Listen�� < � �It�s a few minutes after eight in the morning. The morning rush hours have just begun.�>

Could you tell me what time it is?�� Listen�� < � �It�s one o�clock in the afternoon. It�s my lunchtime.�>

Do you know what time it is?�� Listen�� < � �It�s three in the afternoon. It�s the beginning of the evening rush hours.�>

Do you know the time?�� Listen�� < � �It�s six o�clock in the evening. It�s my dinnertime.�>

Do you have the time?�� Listen�� < � �It�s eleven fifteen at night. I�m going to bed.�>

Do you have the correct time?�� Listen�� < � �It�s a quarter past eleven. It�s our bedtime.�>

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18.2�� When it is 12 o�clock in the daytime (12 p.m.)

 

It�s noon.�� Listen�� <�It�s noon. It�s midday. It�s the time when the sun crosses the local meridian.�>

It's twelve noon.�� Listen�� <�It�s twelve noon. It�s the middle of the day.�>

It's 12 PM.�� Listen�� <�It�s 12 p.m. It�s noontime.�>

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18.3�� When it is 12 o�clock at night (12 a.m.)

 

It's midnight.   Listen   <“It’s midnight. A new count has begun.”>

It's twelve midnight.�� Listen�� <�It�s twelve midnight. It�s the middle of the night.�>

It's 12 AM.   Listen   <“It’s 12 a.m. A new day is beginning.”>

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18.4�� When the time is on the hour

 

It's two o'clock.�� Listen�� <�It�s two o�clock. I�m starving. Let�s have a late lunch.�>

It's two o'clock sharp.�� Listen�� <�It�s two o�clock sharp. It�s time for our baby�s nap.�>

It's exactly two o'clock.�� Listen�� <�The mechanic promised us to finish repairs by two o�clock. It�s exactly two o�clock, but our car isn�t ready yet.�>

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18.5�� When the time is ten minutes past the hour

 

It's ten minutes after two.�� Listen�� <�Darling, we are supposed to pick up our child at our friends� home at three o�clock. It�s ten minutes after two, and their home is an hour away by car. We will be late.�>

It's ten after two.�� Listen�� <�It�s ten after two. Our train was supposed to arrive ten minutes ago.�>

It's ten past two.�� Listen�� <�It�s ten past two. My doctor�s appointment is at three. I have to go soon.�>

It�s two ten.�� Listen�� <�What time is it now?� � �It�s two ten.� � �Thank you. I have to make myself ready for my doctor�s appointment.�>

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18.6�� When the time is fifteen minutes past the hour

 

It's two fifteen.�� Listen�� <�It�s two fifteen. Where�s Don?� � �He is still out to lunch.�>

It's a quarter past two.�� Listen�� <�My sister will be at my home this evening at six. Do we still have time to go shopping?� � �I guess so. It�s a quarter past two.�>

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18.7�� When the time is thirty minutes past the hour

 

It's two thirty.�� Listen�� <�It�s two thirty. If you start driving now, you�ll be at my house by six.�>

It's half past two.�� Listen�� < �Wow! I must have fallen asleep�� � �It�s half past two. You have to go to your doctor�s appointment.�>

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