Adults|Grammar|Elementary|10. Telling the time

Telling the Time

Elementary

There is more than one way of telling the time. Learn the rules and choose your way!

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Examples

Why does the time go so fast? It’s eleven fifteen. Then it’ll be 12 o’clock, 3 p.m. and 20:50.

I come home at 4 p.m., but I never have enough time.

Forms

Digital Non-digital
🔹Say what you see

7.10 – It’s seven ten.
2.45 – It’s two forty-five.

🔹Use p.m. and a.m.

23.00 – It’s 11 p.m. 9.00 – It’s 9 a.m.

🔹Use these phrases

9:30 – It’s half past nine.

1:45 – It’s quarter to two.

1:25 – It’s twenty-five past one.

3:40 – It’s twenty to four.


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Usage

To answer the question «What’s the time?» or «What time is it?»

What’s the time?
It’s 3 p.m.

To answer the question «When?» or «What time?»

When/What time does he come home?
— He comes home at 6.35.

Common mistakes

❌ He gets up in 7 a.m. ✔️ He gets up at 7 a.m.

Useful video

Match the time with the sentences

💡Use 🔗Page Marker to complete this task

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Choose the correct options to complete the sentences

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Match the time with the picture

Complete the sentences with «past» or «to»

Read the sentences and choose the correct time

If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Theory: Telling the time
  • Match the time
  • Choose the correct options
  • Match the time with the picture
  • Sentences with «past» or «to»
  • Choose the correct options
  • Homework
  1. 1. Introductory lessons|Welcome! Your Personal Track
  2. 2. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|1. Present Tense. To be. Positive
  3. 3. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|2. Present. To be. Negative
  4. 4. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|3. Present Tense. To be. Questions
  5. 5. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|4. Possessive Determiners
  6. 6. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|5. Articles
  7. 7. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|6. Present Simple. All Verbs. Positive
  8. 8. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|7. Present Simple. All Verbs. Negative
  9. 9. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|8. Present Simple. Questions
  10. 10. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|9. Possessive's
  11. 11. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|10. Telling the time
  12. 12. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|11. Adverbs of frequency
  13. 13. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|12. Can/can't
  14. 14. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|13. Like doing
  15. 15. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|14. Object pronouns
  16. 16. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|15. Possessive pronouns
  17. 17. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|16. Past Simple (To be)
  18. 18. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|17. Past Simple: regular verbs
  19. 19. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|18. Past Simple: irregular verbs
  20. 20. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|19. There is/There are
  21. 21. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|20. There was/There were
  22. 22. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|21. Present Continuous
  23. 23. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|22. Present Simple, Present Continuous
  24. 24. Adults|Grammar|Elementary| 23. Countable / uncountable nouns
  25. 25. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|24. Quantifiers
  26. 26. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|25. Be going to (plans)
  27. 27. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|26. Be going to (predictions)
  28. 28. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|27. Comparative Adjectives
  29. 29. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|28. Superlative Adjectives
  30. 30. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|29. Adverbs
  31. 31. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|30. Present Perfect
  32. 32. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|31. Irregular Verbs
  33. 33. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|32. Prepositions
  34. 34. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|33. Am/is/are — questions
  35. 35. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|34. I am doing
  36. 36. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|35. Are you doing?
  37. 37. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|36. I do/work/like etc.
  38. 38. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|37. I don't...
  39. 39. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|38. Do you...
  40. 40. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|39. Am/is/are
  41. 41. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|1. First Conditional
  42. 42. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|2. Second Conditional
  43. 43. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|3. First & Second Conditional
  44. 44. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|7. Pr Perfect vs Past Simple
  45. 45. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|8. Used to or Didn't use to
  46. 46. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|9. To be + Past participle
  47. 47. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|10. Defining Relative Clauses
  48. 48. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|11. Past Simple
  49. 49. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|12. Past Continuous
  50. 50. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|13. Questions and Auxiliaries
  51. 51. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|14. Conjunctions
  52. 52. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|15. Going to