Time is important. In the United States it is customary to be punctual or arrive on time to places. It is not common to arrive late or after a designated meeting time. It is considered rude to arrive late.
When reading a clock, it is customary to state the exact time. Some people round up but telling the exact time is more common.
- 2:00= It’s two o’clock.
- 10:15= It’s ten fifteen.
- 4:30= It’s four thirty. (In British English uses ‘half past’ instead of ‘30’.
- 6:45= It’s six forty-five. or it’s a quarter to seven.
- 11:25= It’s eleven twenty-five.
If it’s almost a time you can say….
- It’s almost ___.
- 1:57 = It’s almost two.
Questions You Can Ask about Time
- What time is it?
- What time do you work?
- What time do you go to school?
- What time do you get out of school?
- What time does the movie start?
- What time does the class end?
- When does the aerobics class meet?
- How long is the English class?
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