Telling the time

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Telling the time

  1. 1. Time
  2. 2. Telling time The short hand shows the hours. The long hand shows the minutes. Remember: There are exactly sixty minutes in one hour It´s eight o’clock Short hand It’s one thirty Long hand
  3. 3. Different ways of telling time in English  We use o’clock only at the full hour: 9: 00 It’s nine o’clock 11:00 It’s eleven o’clock 7:00 It’s seven o’clock
  4. 4.  We use “half past” to say thirty minutes , or 30 minutes past the hour. 1:30 It’s half past one or It’s one thirty 2:30 It’s half past two or It’s two thirty 7:30 It’s half past seven or It’s seven thirty
  5. 5.  We use “to” to say times before the hour, from 31minutes until the full hour 7:50 It’s ten to eight 3:35 It’s twenty five to four 3:50 It’s ten to four  We use “past” to say times after the hour, until 30 minutes past the hour 3:20 It’s twenty past three 3:10 It’s ten past three 3:20 It’s twenty past seven
  6. 6. We use quarter past and quarter to say 15 minutes: A: Quarter past: 12:15 It’s quarter past twelve 1:15 It´s quarter past one 11:15 It’s quarter past eleven B: Quarter to: 12:45 It´s quarter to one 4:45 It´s quarter to five 8:45 It´s quarter to nine
  7. 7.  You can also tell the time in general like this way: 3:05 7:50 It`s three five 12:45 It’s seven fifty It’s twelve forty five  When speaking about the different times of the day we often use: in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night 8:00am It’s eight o’clock in the morning 12:15 pm It’s quarter past twelve in the afternoon 8:30pm It’s half past eight in the evening 11:45 pm It’s quarter to twelve at night
  8. 8. How can you ask the time?  What time is it? It´s nine o’clock What’s the time ? It’s quarter past eleven What time do you have? It’s half past two

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