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Our class is going to be about telling time; being able to ask and answer What time is it? It's...
We're going to talk about when we're going to use o'clock or just say the hour, and also so that you can learn how to say the different kinds of hours that there are in the day and the different moments of the day.
For example: if we want to say it's one o'clock, you can also say it's 1:00. But always when is the exact hour you can say o'clock, only then.
Now, if we want to say for example: it's one-oh-five. You'll always use an oh before you get to the number 10; one-oh-one, one-oh-two, one-oh-three, up to one-oh-nine.
We can also say it's five after one. There are two ways to say the hours except the exact hour and the half hour.
Now, let's go on for a quarter of an hour. We want to say it's one fifteen or it's a quarter after one.
And then we go on to the half hour; one-thirty. Then, after the half hour up to the next hour, we're goinf to use the word to, for example: it's one-forty or it's twenty to two. Twenty to the next hour. Again I will repeat: If we're talking about the exact hour up until de half hour, we use the word after, form the half hour up to the next hour, we use the word to. Now, the next quarter of an hour; one forty-five or it's a quarter to two.
Now, we're goint to talk about the different moments of the day for our time telling, for example: the morning. Let's say, it's seven o'clock in the morning. You can also say, it's seven in the morning, or it's 7:00 a.m. Then we come up to noon, it's twelve o'clock, or it's twelve p.m., or it's noon. There are three ways to say it.
Then we'll go on to anither hour for example: it's three p.m., it's three in the afternoon. And then, the afternoon goes to about when the sun is going down, and the night will start, and we say for example: it's seven in the evening, it's 7:00 p.m., you can also say it's seven o'clock in the evening.
Always you can say o'clock when is the exact hour, but you don't have to, OK?
Then when it's later on, we will use the word night. For example: It's ten o'clock at night. We no longer say in the evening there because it's later, or we can say it's ten at night or it's ten p.m.
And then when you get to midnight. We can either say it's midnight, it's twelve a.m. or it's twelve in the morning.
So, again, remember when it's the exact hour we can say: it's two o'clock, or it's two. If it's a little bit after, just a few minutes we can say for example: It's two-oh-five, or it's five minutes after two, or it's five after two.
The quarter hours: it's two fifteen, or it's a quarter after two.
The half hour: it's two thirty.
Then for the half hour on we're goint to use to, for example: It0s a quarter to three, or it's two forty-five
And the times of the day. In the morning: a.m., noon, twelve p.m. In the afternoon: p.m., in the evening: p.m. and at night: p.m., and at last midnight which is it's twelve o'clock at night or it's twelve a.m.