It’s one o’clock or it’s one.

It’s five past one or it’s 1:05.

It’s a quarter past one or it’s 1:15

Is it three o’clock? No, is not

What time is it? It’s one o’clock.

Is it nine o’clock? No, is not

What time is it? It’s two o’clock.

It’s half past two or it’s 2:30.

It’s half past three or it’s 3:30.

It’s 8:25 or it’s twenty five past eight.

It’s quarter to twelve or it’s 11:45

It’s quarter to one or it’s 12:45

It’s 5:25 or it’s twenty five past five.

It’s 9:10 or it’s ten past nine.

It’s 8:50 or it’s ten to nine.

It’s five past seven or it’s 7:05

It’s quarter past four or 4:15

It’s 9:20 or it’s twenty past nine.

It’s twenty five to twelve or it’s 11:35

It’s quarter past seven or it’s 7:15

It’s 8:25 or it’s twenty five past eight.



Most people work around 48 weeks a year.

My heart beats at around 60 beats a minute. …late unas 60 pulsaciones…

I usually go sailing three times a year. Normalmente practico vela…



I’ll be there in five minutes’ time. …dentro de 5 minutos

We’ll finish in an hour’s time. Terminaremos dentro de una hora

The traffic should be better in a couple of hours’ time.

El tráfico debería estar mejor dentro de un par de horas

John’s retiring in five years’ time. John se jubila dentro de…

The train is leaving in five minutes’ time. El tren sale dentro de…

We’ll know the result in a few hours’ time. Sabremos los resultados dentro de…


You did this exercise really well last week and we’re gonna do the same one again this time, but the other way round. So I’m gonna the time in the digital fashion, but the new way of saying the time for example; it’s 10:10 and I want you to say exactly the same time using the old fashion way: it’s ten past ten. And we’re gonna go as fast as possible, it is a really attest your agility, switching from one form to the other, for example:

It’s 3:15, it’s seventeen minutes past three.

It’s 8:40, It’s twenty to nine..

It’s 11:55, it’s five to twelve

It’s 9:05, it’s five past nine.

It’s 2:15, it’s It’s quarter past two or it’s a quarter past two

It’s 10:30, it’s half past ten.

It’s 10:10, it’s ten past ten.

It’s 7:19, it’s nineteen past seven

It’s 1:00 (It’s one on the dot), it’s one o’clock

It’s 6:25, it’s twenty five past six.

It’s 5:50, it’s ten to six.

It’s 12:20 it’s twenty past twelve.


Okay, we’re gonna do exactly the opposite exercise of the one, we did last week, okay? I’m gonna give you the time in the old fashion way, in the traditional way and I want you to give me the digital numeric equivalent, for example; it’s ten past five, and I want you to say, it’s 5:10.

It’s three o’clock, it’s 3:00 (it’s three on the dot).

It’s quarter to two, it’s 1:45

It’s seven minutes to eight, it’s 7:53

It’s two minutes past ten, it’s 7:02

It’s twenty to four, it’s 3:40

It’s half past one, it’s 1:30.

It’’s five to three, it’s 2:55.

It’s quarter past eleven, it’s 11:15

It’s ten to five, it’s 4:50.

It’s five to ten, it’s 9:55

It’s twenty five to seven, its 6:35

It’s three minutes to six, it’s 5:57

It’s eight o’clock, it’s 8:00 (it’s eight on the dot)



We looked this at little early ROM, we mentioned it in passing, the fact when we use the proposition “at five o’clock” for example, means “a las cinco”. When we say “by five o’clock” for example means “a las cinco como muy tarde o para las cinco”, okay?  


I have to be at the theatre at seven o’clock. …a las 7:00

He had to submit the article at seven last night. …para las 7:00

We have to meet at the restaurant at eight fifteen.

You’ll have to be there at six forty five.

You’ll have to be there by six forty five at the latest. …para las seis cómo muy tarde

I had to finish the report by seven o’clock last night. …para las 7:00

We have to finish the meeting at seven o’clock.

I didn’t have to go at five o’clock in the end.