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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Questions:
Answers:
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

Question:
Answers:
What’s today?

or

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.

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