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  • MELISA: Emily, do you know what time it is?

  • EMILY: No, what time is it?

  • MELISA: It's pizza time!

  • EMILY: Mmm, yum!

  • MELISA: Hey, wait! Today we're going to learn how to tell the timewith a pizza!

  • EMILY: Oh, OK!

  • MELISA: OK, before we start, we have to know a couple of things.

  • EMILY: This is a clock, right?

  • MELISA: Yes, and these are its hands. The little hand shows us the hours

  • and the big hand shows us the minutes.

  • When the big hand is pointing to the twelve, we say it's o'clock.

  • Now it's four o'clock. So, Emily, what's the time now?

  • EMILY: Mmm, now it's five o'clock!

  • MELISA: Very good!

  • When the big hand is pointing to the three, we say it's quarter past.

  • EMILY: Mmm, why do we say it's quarter past?

  • MELISA: Because a quarter of the hour has passed! So, what's the time?

  • EMILY: Now it's quarter pastfive?

  • MELISA: Perfect! When the big hand is pointing to the six, we say it's half past.

  • EMILY: Because half of the hour has passed! So, now it's half past five!

  • MELISA: Fantastic! And, finally, when the big hand is on the nine,

  • we say it's quarter to.

  • EMILY: So now it's quarter to six!

  • MELISA: Perfect! But, what happens when the big hand isn't on the twelve, the three,

  • the six or the nine?

  • EMILY: Pff, I don't know!

  • MELISA: Well, we count the minutes in fives. So, now it's five past six,

  • it's ten past six,

  • it's quarter past six

  • EMILY: ... it's twenty past six, it's twenty-five past six, it's half past six

  • MELISA: Wait a minute! After half past, it changes.

  • Then we count how many minutes there are

  • before the next hour.

  • It's twenty-five to seven,

  • it's twenty to seven

  • EMILY: I see! It's quarter to seven,

  • it's ten to seven

  • MELISA: That's right!

  • EMILY: What time is it? I'm hungry!

  • MELISA: It's pizza o'clock!

  • EMILY: Yes!

  • MELISA: We hope you have fun learning to tell the time with us!

  • MELISA AND EMILY: Goodbye!

  • MELISA: Remember! To tell the time: When the big hand is on the twelve,

  • we say it's o'clock.

  • When the big hand is on the three,

  • we say it's quarter past.

  • When the big hand is on the six,

  • we say it's half past.

  • When the big hand is on the nine,

  • we say it's quarter to.

  • For other times, we count the minutes in fives.

  • That's it! Now you can practise telling the time.

MELISA: Emily, do you know what time it is?

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How to tell the time

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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