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



Average: 5 (3 votes)
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Submitted by JERRY ELEVEN on Fri, 02/02/2024 - 14:24


Tom is so Funny.

Submitted by howtosay_ on Wed, 09/08/2023 - 15:37


Hello, dear teachers and team!

Could you please tell me if you use "a. m." and "p.m." with expressions like "a quarter to six", "half past five" etc.?

Thank you so much for your constant and precious help and I'm very grateful for the answer to this comment in advance!!!

Hello howtosay_,

No, we don't use 'a.m.' or 'p.m.' in those expressions, though you could say 'half past five in the morning' (or 'afternoon').

You can use them with round numbers ('seven p.m.') or fully-expressed times ('seven fifty-three p.m.'), though.

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 01/12/2022 - 15:14


I like to watch film drama and action , I never go to the cinema.

Submitted by Bardtinova on Mon, 07/02/2022 - 11:43


I go to the cinema with my youngest daughter. We watch cartoons.

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???