Getting Ready

Task 1

Match each time with a picture.

1   twenty to two

2   three fifteen

3   ten after ten

4   two twenty

5   three-fifty-five

6   six forty-five

7   two o’clock

8   five past ten

Task 2

Say the times.


Task 1

1 f   2 e   3 a   4 c   5 g   6 d   7 b   8 h

Task 2

 six thirty, half past six

 twelve o’clock, noon, midnight

 seven forty-five, a quarter to eight

 ten fifteen, a quarter after ten

Listening 1

What time is each person saying? Listen and write the correct time on each clock.

Answer & Transcript

1 10:15   2 2:10   3 12:00   4 11:30   5 3:45   6 7: 50



A:   Excuse me, what’s the time?

B:   Uh, it’s ten fifteen.

A:   Thanks.


A:   Do you have the time?

B:   Let me see. Yeah. It’s ten after two.

A:   Two ten? Thanks.


A:   What time is it now?

B:   Hey, it’s exactly twelve o’clock. Midnight. Happy New Year!


A:   Can you tell me the time, please?

B:   Yeah, it’s eleven thirty.

A:   Wow, I’m late. Thanks.


A:   Do you know what time it is?

B:   Yeah. It’s a quarter to four.

A:   Thanks a lot.


A:   I’m late again. What time is it now?

B:   It’s seven fifty.

A:   Class starts at eight. I’ve only got ten minutes.

Listening 2

Task 1

What time does each person get up and go to bed? Listen and write the times.


gets up

goes to bed

1   Sandra



2   John



3   Sam



4   Grace



5   Mia



6   James




 5:00, 8:30

 6:15, 12:00

 9:30, 3:00

 7:45, 1:00

 6:00, 10:00

 4:00, 8:00

Task 2

Listen again. Circle the correct statement.

1   a   Sandra studies before school.

     b   Sandra studies at night.

2   a   John looks happy.

     b   John looks tired.

3   a   Sam usually goes running in the morning.

     b   Sam usually sleeps late in the morning.

4   a   Grace is a night person.

     b   Grace is a morning person.

5   a   Mia gets up early to go to work.

     b   Mia gets up early to take a walk.

6   a   James likes his new job.

     b   James likes working at night.

Answer & Transcript

1 a   2 b   3 b   4 a   5 b   6 a



A:   Hey, Sandra, do you want to go to the movies tonight?

B:   Maybe… what time?

A:   How about the nine fifteen show?

B:   Oh, that’s too late for me… I usually go to bed at eight thirty.

A:   So early?

B:   Yeah… I have to get up at five a.m. to study before school.

A:   Five a.m.? Why don’t you study at night?

B:   I don’t like to stay up late. I’m a morning person.


A:   You look tired, John.

B:   Yeah, well. I’m always tired.

A:   Really? What time do you go to bed?

B:   Usually around midnight. I like to stay up late. But I have to get up at six fifteen to go to work.


A:   Do you want to go running tomorrow morning, Sam?

B:   It depends… what time?

A:   How about six o’clock?

B:   Six o’clock? I don’t get up until around nine thirty!

A:   Wow, you get a lot of sleep!

B:   Not really… I usually stay up until about three in the morning.


A:   Are you a morning person or a night person, Grace?

B:   Oh, definitely a night person.

A:   Really?

B:   Yeah, I can’t fall asleep before midnight. I usually go to bed around one a.m.

A:   Huh. Do you sleep late in the morning?

B:   Not really. I usually get up at a quarter to eight.


A:   Did you watch the eleven o’clock news last night, Mia?

B:   No… I was asleep. I usually go to bed around ten.

A:   Ten o’clock? That’s pretty early, isn’t it?

B:   Yeah, well, I’d like to stay up later… but I have to get up at six a.m. to go to work.


A:   Hi, James, what’s new?

B:   Well, I got a new job a few weeks ago.

A:   Really? Congratulations! How do you like it?

B:   Well, it’s great, except for the hours. I work the night shift.

A:   Oh, no! When do you sleep?

B:   Well, I go to bed at eight in the morning. I sleep all day, and get up at four in the afternoon.

Listening 3

Task 1

People are talking about their daily routines. Listen and check (✓) the things each person does.





1   gets up early

2   goes running

3   has breakfast

4   takes the bus

5   takes the subway

6   texts friends

7   goes to work

8   plays video games

9   watches TV

10   hangs out with friends

11   reads


1   Peter, Amelia

2   Peter, Charlie

3   Peter, Amelia

4   Amelia

5   Peter

6   Amelia

7   Peter

8   Amelia, Charlie

9   Charlie

10   Charlie

11   Peter

Task 2

Listen again. Are these statements true or false? Check (✓) the correct answer.




1   a   Peter has a big breakfast.

     b   Peter gets to work at 7:00 in the morning.

     c   Peter reads the newspaper on the subway.

2   a   Amelia drinks tea with her breakfast.

     b   While Amelia is on the bus, she texts her family.

     c   Amelia plays video games for half an hour every day.

3   a   Charlie has a job.

     b   Charlie eats a big lunch.

     c   Charlie looks for jobs online.

Answer & Transcript

 False, True, False

 True, False, False

 False, True, True



Peter: Let’s see. I get up at five fifteen every morning and go running. Then, after I have a shower and a quick breakfast, I take the subway to work. I usually do some work on the subway. I get to work at seven in the morning, and I usually work until eight at night. After I get home, I have dinner. Then I read the newspaper before bed. I usually go to bed about eleven o’clock.


Amelia: I’m pretty busy these days. I get up early, around six thirty, then have breakfast – usually cereal and a big cup of tea. Then I take the bus to school. While I’m on the bus, I usually text my friends. Let’s see, I have classes from 9:00 until 3:00. After classes, I go home and study for a few hours. Then I have dinner with my family. After dinner, I play video games for an hour or so, then chat with my friends online. Finally, I take a shower, then go to bed – usually around ten o’clock.


Charlie: My routine? Well, I’m looking for a job at the moment, so I don’t have much of a routine. Every day is a little different. But I usually get up around eleven. Then I go running. After that I have a big lunch – I’m always hungry because I don’t have breakfast. After lunch I play video games for a couple of hours. Then I go online to look for jobs – but no luck yet! After that I usually watch some TV, then have dinner. In the evening I usually hang out with friends and play some more video games. I usually go to bed at one or two in the morning.

Conversation Corner: Talking about routines.

Task 1

Listen to the conversation. Write the missing words.

A:   You look tired, Jake.

B:   Yeah, I’m always tired. I have to get up at …………………. every day.

A:   ………………….? Why so early?

B:   Not …………………., ………………….. Anyway, I go running before work, then I have to catch a ………………….  train to the city.

A:   Oh, I see. So, do you go to bed early?

B:   No, I’m a night owl. Last night I was up until …………………. .

A:   That’s not enough sleep, Jake! Maybe you should get a new job.

Task 2

Practice the conversation with a partner. Be sure to stress the correct syllables in numbers.

Answer & Transcript

A:   You look tired, Jake.

B:   Yeah, I’m always tired. I have to get up at five fifteen every day.

A:   Five fifty? Why so early?

B:   Not five fifty, five fifteen. Anyway, I go running before work, then I have to catch a six fifty train to the city.

A:   Oh, I see. So, do you go to bed early?

B:   No, I’m a night owl. Last night I was up until one fifteen.

A:   That’s not enough sleep, Jake! Maybe you should get a new job.

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