Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • mhm.

  • Uh huh.

  • All right, James, in English.

  • I was just reading the paper today.

  • I got this paper three days ago today.

  • Sunday?

  • What day was that?

  • Well, today we're going to learn to talk about time.

  • If you're in advanced students, you might think this is a bit of a slower lesson, or you may know this.

  • That's fine.

  • Please watch.

  • Maybe you'll learn something about sentence structure in English when we talk about time.

  • If you're a new student, this will be very helpful for you to learn how to speak about time.

  • Okay, let's go to the board.

  • This is a Thomas turtle lesson, which means is a tutorial.

  • In that case, it means we will go over the lesson, and I will teach you how to do this.

  • And I want you to do this at home.

  • So a good thing for you to do is copy this out.

  • I know it might take a second or two.

  • Don't worry.

  • Your computer won't go anywhere, and I'm not going anywhere.

  • Just press pause and then right out this.

  • All right, So I write this out.

  • Okay, So you've had a couple of seconds.

  • He written it out.

  • Let's do it now.

  • In English, we talk about time.

  • Things happened, has happened in the future.

  • Things have happened in the past and we need to speak about it accurately.

  • What I mean by accurately is we need to be exact.

  • I need to know what you mean.

  • Ah, lot of students because different languages have this in it.

  • Say before they talk about the post and they say before I do this two months before I was there before, in English we don't use before like that.

  • We use the word ago for us ago means the past two days ago, three months ago.

  • And that means the past in the future we often use from now.

  • That means from this position we will keep moving.

  • That means this is now and we'll go from now into the future.

  • If you look here, I have.

  • From now on, I have f and F to help remind you f means future from now.

  • Two days from now will be Tuesday.

  • Today is Sunday.

  • Yeah.

  • Okay.

  • Now this is nice.

  • But then you say, Why do we doing this chart?

  • Well, I'm going to help you.

  • So you can speak very, very fluently toe in English person and they will know exactly what you mean.

  • Okay, here are the days of the week.

  • You will notice how we move when we say the past, we go backwards.

  • So if we're at Sunday, we would go Saturday, Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday to the past.

  • And that is how we count.

  • Similar to 54321 In the future.

  • We go forward.

  • So Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, future goes forward.

  • So again, another F word for word and future.

  • I'm going to give you something to help you as well.

  • Just to help you with the days Tuesday.

  • If you want to remember the difference between Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Just think Tuesday has that sound off to which is the second day of the week.

  • You're welcome.

  • All right.

  • So let's go back to the board.

  • I said today I said, if today is okay, this formula can be used for months as well.

  • You can talk about days or months.

  • So if we say if today is Sunday Yeah, and we want to talk about the future, let's say three days.

  • Okay.

  • Three days.

  • We would say Three days.

  • We said Future.

  • When we look future means to go down in time we notice future means from now.

  • So then we have to say either this one or that one.

  • Which should we use?

  • I want future.

  • Remember, a future is from now.

  • So then I would say from now and I would go 123 It would be Wednesday.

  • We don't talk about Sunday.

  • This is today.

  • It's now we go future.

  • 123 Three days from now And we have to choose.

  • Do we say it Waas Wednesday?

  • Or it will be future at Wednesday We look for the future and we say it will be Yeah.

  • So I went this day.

  • Oh, yeah.

  • Now look at the board.

  • If today is Sunday, three days from now, it will be Wednesday.

  • Could you see how we did that?

  • Let's try another example this time.

  • I won't tell you the date I will put in some information.

  • I want you to figure out what the answer will be.

  • Yeah, mhm, right.

  • We have a problem.

  • We know what the new day is and we know how many days, but we don't know what the first day is.

  • Let's go to the board, we said Saturday.

  • We don't count this right three days from now, so we'd have to go back.

  • 123 Thursday, Friday, Wednesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday would be the day.

  • So if today is Wednesday, three days from now will be Saturday.

  • If you like that, so we can work either from the day or from the future.

  • That was awkward, though, don't you think that was difficult starting at Saturday to find out Wednesday?

  • There must be a better way of doing this.

  • I think we have a better way.

  • What if we did this instead of talking about the final day?

  • Why don't we use the word ago ago?

  • Means the past so we can talk in the present about the past.

  • I like it, too.

  • Makes life much easier.

  • Okay, if today is mhm Saturday, three days ago, what was it?

  • We go back today, Saturday, Thursday, Friday, Wednesday.

  • It's the same information, but it's easier to say because we can start with where we are and know where we will be.

  • Do you like that?

  • We've gone from future, which was from now to ago, which is the past.

  • Let's do another one for the past.

  • I like Saturday.

  • It's a holiday in Canada.

  • We don't have to goto work.

  • So I'm staying on Saturday and I'll talk about the past.

  • Okay?

  • Uh huh.

  • This is a tricky one.

  • Be careful.

  • If today is Saturday, seven days ago Do we say it will be or it waas?

  • Yeah.

  • It waas the answers right here.

  • Make sure you pay attention.

  • Look, the answer is here.

  • We say for the past.

  • So seven days ago, it waas Uh huh.

  • Well, there are only seven days in the week.

  • So when we say it was 77 days ago, it was Saturday in Canada or America in England.

  • They would never say this.

  • We have an easier way of saying it.

  • We just say a week ago when we say a week ago were saying this day was the same day seven days ago, no one would actually say seven days ago.

  • Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah They would say, one week ago, I was doing this a week ago.

  • This happened on.

  • We all know that we're talking about the same day seven days ago.

  • Good easy.

  • Great.

  • Well, what I would like you to do is practice.

  • I know you wrote this out and I will erase it again.

  • You can take a look.

  • You can practice at home by yourself or practice with a friend.

  • That's a great way to learn English.

  • You will give them the day and ask them in two days in three days in five days.

  • And they can figure out if you say ago if the past or from now in the future.

  • Now, some of you are advanced students.

  • So if you're in Advanced Student, I'm going to teach you one more form.

  • I will put it at the end.

  • Okay.

  • We can change this whole thing when we want to talk about the future.

  • You can also do this one you could say in in three days.

  • You don't have to say this part.

  • You would say this part in three days it will be.

  • And that would be the future.

  • So in and replace, it will be the future.

  • Give that a try once you've learned ago.

  • And from now when you're ready, try in for the future that you must put in in the first place in the first part of the sentence.

  • That would go like this.

  • If this is Saturday in three days, it will be we go to the future Tuesday.

  • Okay.

  • Have a good day.

  • Give it a try.

  • Hope you enjoyed the lesson.

  • Come on back for Thomas the Turtle.

  • Where is he?

  • Did you do?

  • Do Do do Do do de Oh, it's almost good to write.

  • Not looking good.

  • So good these days.

  • I'm sure he'll look better.

  • I'll give him a hairpiece.

  • I'll give him some hair now he's told Mr Hansen.

  • Turtle.

  • Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this lesson.

  • Come back.

  • We'll have other lessons and tutorial lessons to help you.

  • Okay, make sure you practice at home.

  • Oh, and before I go, Of course, this may be Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, wherever you are, but you still need to go to W W w dot mhm, as in English, then a zen video dot com.

mhm.

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

A1 saturday wednesday tuesday sunday thursday friday thursday

AGO & FROM NOW - Talking about time in English

  • 75 8
    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/15
Video vocabulary