Welcome to today's lesson! It's all about: Telling Time. Two o'clock, half-past four,
6:30, quarter to nine, 21:00, noon. What!?!? I'm Arnel from Arnel's Everyday English and
today you will become super confident in telling time in English.
Here I have a clock. Remember, this is a clock and this is a watch. There's a difference!
What time is it? It's one o'clock. What time is it? It's two o'clock. What time is
it? It's three o'clock. What time is it? It's four o'clock. You get the idea.
In English when we speak about the time we always say it is. Contracted, it's. It's
five o'clock. It's six o'clock. It's seven o'clock. It's twelve o'clock. If you need
to be very specific, we can say AM and PM. But normally when you're speaking it's
obvious. Okay, Arnel I need you here tomorrow at 6:00. 6:00? Perfect!
See you tomorrow! 6:00 a.m. a.m.!? 12 o'clock.
It's time for lunch. Maybe not in your country but in the USA and in the UK
twelve o'clock is lunch time. We can also say noon.
12 o'clock in the afternoon is noon. I'll see you tomorrow at noon. What time is it?
Twelve o'clock, it's midnight! I went to bed at midnight. Let's get more specific.
We have a very simple way, there's also a more confusing way, but actually this is
very easy. Let's go through both step-by- step. I have my clock, I'm going to use a
digital clock here. Now it's One Oh Five. We pronounce the zero, OH. Now it's One Ten. Now
it's One Fifteen. It's One Twenty. It's One Forty Five. You always read the time from left to right,
with every time. It's Eight Twenty. It's Seven Thirty. It's Four Twenty Two. It's Ten Ten. It's
Three Fifty Five. But of course there's another way, let's take a look! I have my clock, this
part is past, this part is to.
Now let's have the hour hand at One. It's five past One. Ten past One. It's Quarter Past
One. Fifteen is always Quarter Past. It's Twenty Past One. It's Twenty Five Past One. It's Half
Past One. Thirty is always Half Past. Let's continue.
It's Twenty Five To Two. It's Twenty To Two. It's Quarter To Two.
Forty Five is always Quarter To. It's Ten To Two. It's Five To Two. Now it's To. Always
remember, Quarter Past, Half Past, Quarter To. Now, it's Two Twenty Eight. Is it really necessary to
be so specific? Usually, no. It's Around Two Thirty. It's around Half Past Two.
Whenever we're telling time you could always use Around to give a general
period. I'll see you tomorrow Around Nine. This could mean Ten To Nine.
This could mean Ten Past Nine. Around Nine. At. Of course when we tell
the time we say It Is. Now it is two. Now it is four. But we use At when we want to say
when an activity starts, or ends. My English lesson starts At nine in the
morning. It finishes At eleven in the morning.
Many of our phones, computers schedules, etc... Use the 24-hour clock. But in English
for example, we would only say three o'clock, we wouldn't say fifteen o'clock - 16 o'clock.
Three o'clock, four o'clock. That's normal.
Only in a military-type situation would you read out the numbers Twenty One Hundred. Oh
One Hundred. What time is it? Do you have the time? These are two
different ways to ask for the time. We do not say: How late is it? Arnel, how late
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