this lesson, we're going to look at some time expressions which allow
us to talk about when things happen.
– I'm doing a lot of work today.
– I did a lot of work yesterday.
– I'm going to do a lot of work tomorrow.
Monday morning – I'll see you on Monday morning then!
Tuesday afternoon – Can we meet up on Tuesday afternoon?
Wednesday night – She can't go to the cinema on Wednesday night.
Thursdays – I only go to do the shopping on Thursdays when there is
late night shopping.
Friday – They go to the pub almost every Friday after work.
the weekend – What are you going to do at the weekend?
the morning – On weekdays, I get up at 7°clock in the morning.
lunchtime – We can talk about the other project at lunchtime.
the afternoon – I don't have to work this afternoon.
night – In the Summer, we have dinner at night when it's cooler.
the evening – They like to go out for a walk in the evening.
– I can't help you now because I'm busy, but I can help you later.
– Can you help me before you leave the office?
– We'll be able to go home after we finish this job.
week – I can't go on holiday this week, because I have to finish an
month – I went on holiday last month.
year – I would like to go on holiday to Scotland next year.
time – We got to the office just on time for the meeting which
started at 9°clock.
time – He arrived late, but he was still in time to see the second
half of the presentation.
– If you get to the theatre early, you'll have to wait before you
can get in.
– He always gets to work late because he wakes up late.
– I got to the office earlier than ususal, so I went for a coffee.
– I have to work until 8°clock tonight, so can come to dinner
away – I'll send that email straight away so that our client knows
what we're doing.
– Take your feet off the table immediately!
long time ago – Oil lamps were used a long time ago
while ago – We went skiing a while ago; more than 7 months have
– I will get my new car soon so I'll be able to drive you to
a while – I'll take the dog out for a walk in a while.
on – We can go to the beach later on in the year when it's warmer.
ahead – The builders are busy now, so they'll start building the
new house further ahead, in the Spring.
the future – You'll be able to drive a car in the future, when
you're 18 years old.
a minute – There's no need to rush, we'll be there in a minute.
a half an hour – It only takes half an hour to walk from my house
to the gym.
soon as possible (ASAP) – Can you manage to send me an email with
the spreadsheet asap?
urgently as possible – He needs to repair my computer as urgently
as possible, so that I can start working again.
the end of today – We have to finish this project before the end of
more than 24 hours – We will send your order in no more than 24
less than 3 days – They can ship all of the products to us in less
than 3 days.
a couple of days – Can I prepare the file for you in a couple of
days from now?
about 2 days – The parcel should get here in about 2 days.
Thursday at the latest – I'll deliver your order by Thursday at the
the end of this week – Could you give me some feedback by the end
of this week?
later than Friday – This urgent campaign has to be completed and
launched, no later than Friday.
between Tuesday and Thursday – I'll be free, anytime between
Tuesday and Thursday.
2 or 3 weeks – He said that the samples will get there in 2 or 3
to a week – Their delivery times can take up to a week.
longer than a month – I'll give you no longer than a month to
finish the job!
about a month from now – The roadworks are planned to begin in
about a month from now.
no rush at all – You can take your time, there's no rush at all.
6 months – We will probably see the results of the operation within
other day – I went out for dinner the other day, after a long time
that I hadn't been to a restaurant.
few days ago – The accident only happened a few days ago, so the
victims are still in hospital.
this period – We've been working a lot in this period.
the next few weeks – We'll have to work harder over the next few
weeks otherwise we won't be able to complete the project on time.
a week – I was off work for a week because I was ill.
this month – There will be a lot of rain during this month due to
the monsoon season.
Friday night until Monday morning – We'll be out of the office from
Friday night until Monday morning because we'll be at the trade fair
last month – I've only been working here since last month, so I
still need to learn a few more things.
1995 – He's been going to Greece on holiday every single year,
that's about it for now!
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