asking and telling the time
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Everyday English for ESL kids

Learn English expressions through pictures, sounds and sentence examples!

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What's the time?

You can tell time with a clock. Here are some examples.

Everyday English lessons
Learn English through pictures

9:00

It's nine o'clock.

English resources for teachers
English expressions in pictures

9:05

It's five past nine.

English learning resources
English resources: expressions

9:30

It's half past nine.

ESL teaching resources
Resources for teaching English to kids

9:40

It's twenty to ten.

Everyday English: telling the time
English lessons for kids: Time
Telling time for kids learning English
Telling the time resources for ESL teachers
Riddles for learning English

Riddles for learning English


Read the riddles, look at the pictures and find the correct answers!

Fun activities to practise English

Blue-Blue is in the living room. What's the time?

Fun exercises to practise English

Rosie is on the street. What's the time?

Fun activities to learn English

Blue-Blue is in the kichen. What's the time?

Exercises for kids learning English

Rosie is in the library. What's the time?

Fun English lessons for kids

8:00

It's eight o'clock.

English resources for ESL teachers

10:20

It's twenty past ten.

Activities for learning English

13:30

It's half past one.

Exercises to practise English

16:50

It's ten to five.

Rhymes for learning English

Rhymes for learning English


There are lots of nursery rhymes about time. Read some of them and have fun!

Learn English in a fun way

Tick tock goes the clock
Hanging on the wall.
Tick tock goes the clock
Telling the time to all.

Teach English in a fun way

Tick tock goes the clock.
What's the time, please?
Tick tock, says the clock,
It's ten past three.

Time. Learn English in a fun way

Tick tock merrily sings the clock.
It's time for work,
It's time for play.
So it sings throughout the day.

Time. Teach English in a fun way

What's the time, Mr Wolf?
It's seven o'clock and I am full!
What's the time? What's the time?
I am so hungry! It's dinner time!


asking and telling the time in english

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