Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Time and Date


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's a 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.)

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.
 There's a difference between "day" and "date"
  • day: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc.
  • date: June 6
 When someone asks you the date, it's not necessary to give the year. For example:
  • What's the date? ----> It's June 6.  (Not It's June 6, 2005)




    TIME

    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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