lesson 17: Time, Day, and Date

lesson 17: Time, Day, and Date

Lesson Seventeen

Telling Time

Important verbs for asking about and telling time:

have, know, be, tell

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Do you have the time?
Sure, it’s 6:00.
Do you know what time it is?Sorry, I’m not wearing a watch.
What time is it?5:50
Can you tell me what time it is, please?It’s a quarter after two.

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Important vocabulary

  • o’clock = :00 ( 7:00 = seven o’clock )
  • a quarter after = 15 minutes after the hour ( 3:15 = It’s a quarter after three.)
  • a quarter past = 15 minutes after the hour (3:15 = It’s a quarter past three.)
  • a quarter before = 15 minutes before the hour( 3:45 = It’sa quarter before four )
  • a quarter to = 15 minutes before the hour (3:45 = It’s a quarter to four.)
  • half past = 30 minutes after the hour ( 11:30 = It’s half past eleven)
  • thirty = 30 minutes after the hour. (11:30 = It’s eleven thirty.)

The easiest way to tell someone the time is to use a digital format. For example, when someone asks you what time it is, you can say, “It’s 5:30.” Instead of, “It’s half past five.”

“It’s 5:13.” = (five thirteen) or

“It’s 5:02.” (five o two)*

or “It’s 5:50.” (five fifty)

*Note: 0 is pronounced “O” not “zero.”

Giving the Date

What’s today?


What day is it today?

Today’s Tuesday, June 6. (June sixth)
What’s the date?It’s June 6. or It’s the 6th of June.