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• 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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What Time Is It - English Speaking Situations

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Jjli Li posted on 2017/01/24
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