Episode 11 - What time is it?

Sammy is impatiently waiting in front of the cinema. Will Julia spoil their date?


Julia: Hi!
Sammy: What do you mean, hi?!
Julia: Well. Hi. Hello. Good evening!
Sammy: No, Julia, it's not good evening! It's twenty-five to six!
Julia: Ah. Come on, Sammy! I'm five minutes late. Five minutes!
Sammy: No, Julia! The film started at ten past five. You are 35 minutes late!
Julia: Uh-oh. Was our date for five o'clock? Sammy! Wait. ... Look, Zombie Attack starts at a quarter past six. What time is it now?
Sammy: Twenty to six. But I hate horror films.
Julia: Yes, me too.
Sammy: My Brother's Wedding starts at twenty past six.
Julia: My Brother's Wedding?
Sammy: It's a comedy.
Julia: Great! Let's watch that.
Sammy: OK.

Julia: OK. It's five to six. What time does the film start?
Sammy: At twenty past six.
Julia: Great. We've got 25 minutes. Just enough time for a coffee.
Sammy: No, let's join the queue and we can get a coffee after the film.

Julia: It's ten to eight.
Sammy: Time for coffee?
Julia: Yes! What a great film!
Sammy: Yeah. I love the way the main ...


Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: Telling the time 1


Task 4: Telling the time 2


Task 5: Time expressions 1


Task 6: Time expressions 2


Task 7: Making sentences


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Submitted by Fedaa2001 on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 12:27

I like action films

Submitted by shahhoseini on Fri, 10/01/2020 - 14:25

I rarely go to the cinema. I like social and political genres.

Submitted by Dariusz on Mon, 25/11/2019 - 13:36

I like watch movies, but I rarely go to the cinema I usually watch in the house. There are many kinds of films which I like. I don't have favourite film. If I must to choose, I'll choose the horror film. comedy and drama.

Submitted by vahidvahediasl on Sun, 08/09/2019 - 09:01

thanks so much peter

Submitted by vahidvahediasl on Fri, 06/09/2019 - 16:38

Hi good evening everybody this sentence is at present :I'm five minutes late...Correct form of the sentence:i was five minutes late....am i right???

Submitted by Peter M. on Sat, 07/09/2019 - 08:00

In reply to by vahidvahediasl


Hello vahidvahediasl,

Both 'I'm five minutes late' and 'I was five minutes late' are grammatically correct. One describes a present situation and the other a past situation. Which you need depends on the context and what you want to say.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by mirko88 on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 15:47

My favorite film is Callas Forever. I prefer drama, comedy.

Submitted by Kirk on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 08:18

In reply to by Hosam Mohamed

Hello attar_adv Yes, in normal writing, you're right: the correct punctuation is 'What is the time, please?' In the context of the task, the comma goes with 'please' to show that this is a common way of ending a request. Many people, particularly speakers of American English, would say 'What time does it start at?' That is fine, but the preposition 'at' is not really needed here. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 04/01/2019 - 19:07

Hi, just for your information, it looks that there's an extra 'got' in the Task 5.6 of the 'LearnEnglish-Starting-Out-episode-11-support-pack_1' document. Thanks for the site!, it's great!!

Hello jmajo

Thanks very much for your comment and especially for taking the time to tell us about this error. I've just fixed it.

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 04/01/2019 - 18:35

I like films based on true stories, biographical movies. I don't go to the cinema anymore, I prefer to use streaming services.