How to we talk about time in English?
We can break the day up into parts:
midday or noon
Your turn! Can you match the parts of the day?
When we want to be more specific, we use a clock.
We break time up into HOURS and MINUTES.
Let’s start with HOURS.
There are 24 hours in a day, but there are only 12 hours on a clock. How can this work? What do you think?
Hint! The day starts at 12:00, midnight. And then, 12 hours later, it is 12:00 again. This time, it is called noon, or midday.
We know what the hour is, because of a small arrow, called the HOUR HAND.
I will move the HOUR HAND around the clock. Can you tell what the hour is?
Let’s talk about MINUTES.
The minutes have a hand too. It is longer than the hour hand.
Minutes a bit more difficult, because we don’t see them on the clock. We have to imagine them. Like this:
Now we can tell time!
We say the HOUR, and then the MINUTES.
What time is it in these pictures?
It is _____:______!
Let’s learn more about time here! (Registered students only)