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History Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob and Ashlie talk about different uses of the word ‘time’ and the different names for the meals of the day.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

Task 1

Put the words in the correct order to make sentences and questions with 'time'.


Task 2

Can you remember the expressions with 'time' from Task 1? Type in the correct words to complete the conversations. There are two words in each space.


Task 3

When do we have these meals? Match the names for meals with the correct times.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


In task2 question3:
They said:
Yes,I wish we had more time
can we say I wish we have more time
why do we use the past form of have
Thanks in advance :)

Hello Marwa1083,

No, that wouldn't be correct. When used this way, 'wish' is generally followed by the past simple, which refers to the present, or the past perfect, which refers to the past. These two past forms are used quite often in English to speak about 'unreal' situations. Other examples of this use of these verb tenses to speak about the 'unreal' are the second and third conditional.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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@ Peter M
I read a QOTD : "Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find ways to do something"

So "Early riser" means: work hard people, right?

Thank you
(I don't know where to ask a question so i'm really sorry if i add the question in wrong topic)

Hello Byxinh,

An early riser is someone who gets up early in the morning. Usually, early risers are considered to be hard-working or at least effective people (consider the proverb 'The early bird gets the worm', i.e. early-risers get the best results). So yes, it sounds as if you've understood the quotation.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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I understood how to use correctly the word "time" and what does it mean the "meal times"
and their names !

Thank you.