〜シンプル英語エクササイズ〜時間後: Telling the Time

Telling the Time

I think telling the time in English can be difficult.  Elementary  school students sometimes have difficulty telling the time.  I too had difficulty when I was a child.

I try to think of an analogue clock.  If you look at the picture above you can see that:

Past  = _ _:01 —> _ _:30
Minutes past the current “O’clock”

Examples:  

12:07 = Seven past twelve
13:08 = Eight past one
14:15 = A quarter past two

To = _ _:31 —> _ _:59
Minutes until the next “O’clock”

Examples:

14:47 = Thirteen to three
15:58 = Two to four
16:45 = A quarter to five

Digital Time

Some students read this as “ten hundred”.  We should treat digital time the same as analogue time and say “ten AM” or “ten o’clock“.  People in the military (the air force, army and navy) say “ten hundred”.

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英語リーディング It’s hockey night in Canada!

Me being a Canadian, you may have guessed that I love hockey. It is a popular Canadian stereotype that Canadians are born to like it; and in fact, many people in Canada do enjoy the game of hockey, especially this time of year. But like most stereotypes, it doesn’t hold true for everyone.

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シンプル英語エクササイズ Animal verbs


While humans move and gesture in their own unique way, the same holds true for animals.


This dog is leaping into the air to catch the frisbee. Can you picture a human moving like this? No? Me neither. 続きを読む

Put on, Wear, Take off

The Cat is wearing a tie 

Some students say “I wore my shirt this morning”but they were wearing the shirt when I saw them.
Wear = To be in clothes.  Salarymen wear suits every day.  I see salarymen wearing suits now.
We use put on and take off to express change.  Here are 2 examples:

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