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Telling the time - learning how to tell what's the time in English lesson

What will I learn from the lesson learning how to tell the time in English?

During this lesson you will learn to tell the time in English using images and text. The first part of the lesson you wlll have to learn the words that are used in telling the time, followed by a example clocks with times on for you to see what the correct time is.

Telling the time video

The video is slow to help you understand each slide

Telling the time in English 

The image below is split into 2 colours, green and yellow. The green side 'to' and the yellow side is 'past'

 

Learning to tell the time in English

Use the list below to learn 

Yellow is past the hour

Green is to the hour

1 five past
2 ten past
3 quarter past
4 twenty past
5 twenty five past
6 half past
7 twenty five to
8 twenty to
9 quarter to
10 ten to
11 five to
12   ,o, clock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clock face showing all the words for each number


Telling the time with images and text

The clock pictures below are made up with the following:

green hand is the big hand

red is the small hand

                               Use the clock on the right to help you 

 

Below are 12 clocks with random times

The text is above each clock

The first clock=7.00    The second clock=12.00 The third clock=3.10
Seven ,0, clock   Twelve ,0, clock Three ten
Its seven ,0, clock   It is Twelve ,0, clock It is ten past three
Green hand is  = ,0, clock    Green hand is  = ,0, clock     Green hand is  = ten past
The red hand = 7 The red hand = 12 The Red hand = 3

twelve random clocks to help practise telling the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first clock=4.50    The second clock=10.45 The third clock=8.35
Its four fifty   Its ten forty-five Its eight thirty-five
Its ten to five  It is quarter to eleven It twenty-five to nine
Green hand is  = ten to    Green hand is  = quarter to     Green hand is  = twenty five to  
The red hand = 5 The red hand = 11 The Red hand = 9

 random clocks for  practise for telling the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first clock = 7.14    The second clock = 9.15 The third clock = 1.20
Its seven fourteen Its nine fifteen its one twenty
Its fourteen minutes past seven   It is quarter past nine It is twenty past onee
Green hand is  = fourteen minutes past    Green hand is  = quarter past    Green hand is  = twenty past   
The red hand = 7 The red hand = 9 The Red hand = 1

 random clocks for practise for telling the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first clock = 11.05    The second clock = 2.14 The third clock = 6.30
Its eleven oh five    Its two fourteen Its six thirty
Its five past eleven   Its fourteen minutes past two      It is half past six
Green hand is  = five past   Green hand is  = fourteen minutes past    Green hand is  =  half past
The red hand = 11 The red hand = 2 The Red hand = half past     

 random clocks for practise for telling the time

 

 

 

 

 

Types of ways of saying the time

A.M. = morning It's 6:00 A.M.

P.M. = afternoon

Evening / night It's 6:00 P.M.

It's six o'clock = 6:00 A.M.

It's six = 6:00 A.M.

 

It's six-oh-five = 6:05 A.M.

It's six (minutes) after five = 6:05 A.M.

It's six (minutes) past five = 6:05 A.M.

 

It's six-oh-six = 6:06 A.M.

It's six (minutes) after six = 6:06 A.M.

It's six (minutes) past six = 6:06 A.M.

 

It's six-oh-ten = 6:10 A.M.

Its ten past six A.M.

It's ten (minutes) after six = 6:10 A.M.

It's ten (minutes) past six = 6:10 A.M.

 

A.M. = morning It's 6:00 A.M.

P.M. = afternoon

Evening / night It's 6:00 P.M.

 

It's six-fifteen = 6:15 P.M.

Its quarter past six P.M.

It's fifteen (minutes) after six = 6:15 P.M.

It's fifteen (minutes) past six = 6:15 P.M.

 

It's six–twenty = 6:20 P.M.

It's a twenty after six = 6:20 P.M.

It's a twenty past six = 6:20 P.M.

 

It's six-thirty = 6:30 P.M.

It's half past six = 6:30 P.M.

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It's six-forty = 6:40 P.M.

It's a twenty to six = 6:40 P.M.

It's a twenty of six = 6:40 P.M.

 

It's six fifty-five = 6:50 P.M.

It's five (minutes) to seven = 6:50 P.M.

It's five (minutes) of seven = 6:50 P.M.

 

It's six-fifty-nine = 6:59 P.M.

It's one (minutes) to seven = 6:59 P.M.

It's one (minutes) to seven = 6:59 P.M.

Exercise

A.M. = morning It's 6:00 A.M.

P.M. = afternoon

Evening / night It's 6:00 P.M.

The following exercise, write the following times in numbers in the right column. We have done the first one for you.

** Hint AM = midnight 12:01 till midday 12:00 and PM 12:01 till midnight12:00**

 

Time in words

What time is it using numbers

Six o’clock in the evening

6:00pm

quarter to seven in the morning

 

twenty five past one in the afternoon

 

quarter past ten in the evening

 

midnight

 

midday

 

quarter past ten in the morning

 

half past twelve in the morning

 

quarter past nine in the evening

 

quarter to seven in the morning

 

twenty past seven in the morning

 

quarter past eight in the evening

 

quarter to six in the evening

 

half past nine in the morning

 

ten past six in the evening

 

nineteen minutes past three in the afternoon

 

ten to two in the afternoon

 

nineteen minutes to three in the afternoon

 

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