Telling the time English lesson learning the basics about
What will i learn from the lesson learning the basics about telling the time?
During this English lesson you will start learning how time is measured using seconds, minutes and hours.The next part of the lesson you will learn what is used for telling the time. In the last part of the lesson you start learning what time of the day it is.
How do we measure time?
We measure the time in seconds, minutes and hours.
There are 24 hours in a day. Click here for the lesson on English numbers 1 to 100
There are 60 minutes in an hour.
There are 60 seconds in a minute.
clocks and watches are used to tell the time
Analogue clocks or watches will numbers on the front this is called the clock face, sometimes only the numbers 12, 3, 6, 9 are shown with lines used for were the other numbers should be.
An analogue clock has what in English are called "hands", the short hand (red one in the image) is used to show what hour it is.
The longer hand (green one in the image) is used to show the minutes.
There are sometimes a long thin hand this is to show the seconds.
What are digital clocks and how do work?
Digital clocks and watches use numbers to show the time in hours up to 24 and minutes and seconds.
What time of the day is it?
Evening 6-00pm till 10-59pm Between sunset and night
To help tell the difference when the time is 12-00 (twelve ,0, clock) we say the following:-
Noon The middle of the day
Midnight The middle of the night