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.
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
I like to watch film drama and action , I never go to the cinema.
I go to the cinema with my youngest daughter. We watch cartoons.
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.
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