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  • Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

  • In this lesson we will learn the terms which are used in English to describe the different concepts of time.

  • What's the time at your watch, Celine?

  • It's 7: 57 P.M.

  • Uff...It's only three minutes to 8 P.M.!

  • I told you, Bethany is always late.

  • Yeah. And to think she was supposed to arrive at 20 minutes past 7...

  • You mean 7:20?

  • Yeah. I thought she'd be here by 8 at least. When will the gates open?

  • At exactly 5 minutes after 8.

  • I think Bethany already knows that. She'll be here before 8:05 for sure.

  • After I began using this digital watch I became more precise with time.

  • I'm often confused betweenquarter to' andquarter of'.

  • I can help you! ‘Quarter to' eight simply means 15 minutes to eight

  • or quarter to eight means it's 15 minutes before eight. Quarter of eight means 7: 45.

  • Alright! I understand. What's the time now?

  • It's quarter past five, 5:15.

  • Gosh! An hour passed by so fast! I arrived at a quarter after four right?

  • Yup, at 4:15.

  • I was late today by almost 30 minutes! I reached there at half past nine.

  • Not a big deal! Half an hour is not much.

  • I'm never late. It counts!

  • Suzie is often late by an hour! She arrives at the office around 10 A.M.

  • Let her be so, Celine. I don't have to be late because Suzie is late.

  • I had a scary dream last night. I woke up at 1AM.

  • You mean 1 in the morning?!

  • 1 AM is always morning, dude. 1 PM is in the afternoon.

  • What about 12 o'clock? Is it PM or AM?

  • 12 AM is midnight and 12 PM is noon or midday.

  • Right. So PM starts from noon to 12 AM.

  • Yup. In the same way, AM starts from midnight to 12 PM!

  • Oh! This Ante Meridian and Post Meridian thing is so confusing.

  • Not anymore I hope!

  • And to think she was supposed to arrive at 20 minutes past 7...

  • She'll be here before 8:05 for sure.

  • quarter to eight means it's 15 minutes before eight.

  • I arrived at a quarter after four right?

  • I reached there at half past nine.

  • Suzie is often late by an hour!

  • 1 AM is always morning, dude. 1 PM is in the afternoon.

  • 12 AM is midnight and 12 PM is noon or mid day.

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B1 US quarter pm noon midnight bethany hour

What Time Is It - English Speaking Situations

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