This is an English language lesson which focuses on time and parts of the day.
The keywords are highlighted in bold.
It is important to be on time
The show begins on cue
I wake up at dawn
I go to school at seven o’clock in the morning
I go to school every morning except at weekends
I don’t go to school at weekends
I usually eat lunch at midday
I finish school classes at a quarter past three in the afternoon
I do my homework at half past four in the afternoon
I feed my pets at dusk
I eat dinner with my family at six o’clock in the evening
I brush my teeth twice a day, in the morning and at night
I go to bed at half past ten at night
I am usually fast asleep at midnight
The train to London leaves at seven oh five in the morning
This morning I feel unwell and will skip school
Tonight I will sleep early
On the stroke of midnight, a new day begins
I want to meet you at a quarter to two this afternoon
On weekdays, I must go to school
At weekends, I have free time to do what I like
Muslims fast during Ramadan between dawn and dusk
The time is 3.15. We can say three fifteen. British English also say a quarter PAST three but American English will say a quarter AFTER three
The time is 4.05. The zero and nought or nil are NOT used to express the number. British English say four oh five or five PAST four whereas american English will say five AFTER four.
About Evening and Night. Evening is considered to be from six o’clock until nine o’clock (even if it is not yet dark). It is night from nine o’clock until midnight.
Midnight is also called 12 am but never 12pm.
Midday means the middle of the day between morning and afternoon.
Midday is also called Noon and 12pm but never 12am.
On the twenty-four hour clock, you can never say, for example, thirteen o’clock or fourteen o’clock but instead you must say one o’clock or two o’clock.
This Morning. Just to point out that the ‘s’ from ‘this’ and ‘m’ from ‘morning’ become absorbed into one sound, so we say the two words together as Thismorning rather than as two separate words.
There are occasions when the two words are spoken separately (for example – on this morning) will be pronounced as three separate words.
As a final summary, keep these phrases in mind and regularly practice them.
In the morning In the afternoon In the evening
At dawn At dusk
On weekdays At weekends
On time On cue On schedule
Midnight Midday Noon
Enjoy the lesson!