Read and translate the sentences

1. Jenny usually wakes up at about six in the morning. 2. Terry asked his mother to wake him up at six o’clock. 3. Areyou awake yet? 4. Daniel disliked having to get up early in the morning. 5. We got up late this morning and missed our favourite programme. 6. I think I’ll go to bed late tonight and sleep in tomorrow. 7. I’m going to bed. We have a busy day ahead of us tomorrow. 8. It was Sunday and we wanted to sleep in but the telephone woke us at seven o’clock. 9. Tim was late for work this morning because he overslept. 10. You’re not getting enoughsleep. 11. I’ll have enough time to read the report this evening. 12. We don’t have enough time to go shopping now. 13. My Spanish isn’t good enough to understand Spanish radio. 14. Ella didn’t have enough free timeto learn another language. 15. She didn’t arrive early enough to see the first part of the film. 16. This room isn’t large enough for public meetings. 17. Tomorrow I have to leave early to get the train up to Michigan. 18. I’m leaving for Paris on Tuesday. 19. When we arrived at the port the boat had just left. 20. You wait half an hour for a bus, then six of them arrive at once. 21. I wastoobusy preparing formy exam to watch the football game. 22. If you get tired, just stop for a while. 23. A tired driver has slower reactions than one who is wide awake. 24. Lily was tired out with travelling and slept almost at once. 25. Why don’t you take a taxi – it’s a tiring walk from the station to my house. 26. The job is tiring but rewarding. 27. It was the end of a long day. Tiredness overwhelmed me. 28. We arrived at the hotel at midnight but were too sleepy to notice our beautiful surroundings. 29. I’ve only just got out of bed and I’m still half-asleep. 30. Most days the bus is on time but today it was 10 minutes late. 31. I hate not being on time for class. 32. Don’t worry, I’ll be back in time to cook dinner. 33. Come in. You’re just in time for a cup of coffee. 34. I managed to catch her just as she was leaving the office. 35. I’ve never managed to catch a train with any time to spare. 36. How do you spend your spare time? 37. We don’t really do anything interesting in our free time. 38. Could I have a timetable for trains to London please? 39. I want a schedule of flights from Boston to New York. 40. What’s the schedule for today’s meeting? 41. My schedule’s pretty light next week – why don’t we meet sometime? 42. Despite the food arriving late, the party was a success. 43. He is a successful student with a bright future. 44. By the age of twenty, she had already achieved fame and wealth.

Fill in the correct word from the list below. Some words may be used more than once.

thought, habit, schedule, feel, boring, bored, please, displeased, enough
  1. She was ___ at my tactlessness.
  2. He often acts without ___.
  3. It was ___ to sit there without anything to do.
  4. I was so___ – I almost fell asleep.
  5. She has a ___ of leaving the front door open when she goes out.
  6. She is very hard to___.
  7. He was deep in___.
  8. Children get bored if they don’t have ___ to do.
  9. I usually ___ too tired to cook after a day at the office.
  10. At first you think “I’ll just have one cigarette,” but then it becomes a ___ and you’re smoking 60 a day.
  11. I’m afraid she has a very busy ___ at the moment and she doesn’t have time for interviews.

Match the sentence beginnings (a-g) with their endings (1-7).

  1. I was going to watch the late-night movie ...
a) and now he’s very successful.
  1. I want to see you ...
b) playing video games.
  1. They were short of time, ...
c) and now she never sees her old friends.
  1. If they hurry ...
d) to travel all over the world.
  1. Bobby spends all his free time ...
e) but I was just too tired.
  1. Success enabled her ...
f) they can catch the 8:30 bus.
7. Five years ago he started his own business ... g) so they agreed to put off the meeting.
8. Three years ago she married a successful businessman, ... h) before I leave.


Time Expressions

— Excuse me, what time is it? — What’s the time? — Can you tell me the time? — Yes, sure. It’s ... o’clock. — I’m sorry. My watch is wrong / slow / fast.
— Thanks. / Thank you. — You are welcome. / Any time.

Telling the time

Match the time.

  1. It’s three o’clock.
a) 10.35
  1. It’s a quarter past eight.
b) 8.05
  1. It’s ten thirty.
c) 11.25
  1. It’s five to five.
d) 1.58
  1. It’s nine twenty five.
e) 8.15
  1. It’s twenty-five to eleven.
f) 4.55
  1. It’s two to two.
g) 20.35
  1. It’s eleven twenty-five.
h) 9.25
  1. It’s five past eight.
i) 10.30
  1. It’s twenty thirty-five.
j) 3.00

12. What is the difference between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.? Look at the chart and check your answer.

a.m. morning 00.00–11.59
p.m. afternoon evening 12.00–17.59 18.00–23.59


00.00 = midnight

12.00 = midday (noon)

in the morning / in the afternoon / in the evening / in the daytime

BUT: at night / at midnight / at noon