Lesson Eight : What time is it ?


Part One: Reading

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I. Reading : What time is it ?

MA: What time is it now ?
LE : It's 11 : 50.
MA : After reading for an hour, I am very tired.
At twelve o'clock sharp, I have an appointment with Mr. Fang (teacher Fang) for talking about somthing.
LE : It is ten to twelve (It will be twelve o'clock, after ten minutes).
MA : Oh ! Yes ! What time is the class this afternoon ?
LE : At two-thirty (2 : 30).
MA : Thanks. I must be going. See you in the afternoon.
LE : Wait a moment, you have forgotten your school bag.
MA : Oh! I am really forgetful! Thanks for reminding me.
LE : You are welcome. Remember to come back for course this afternoon.
MA : I will be back after two o'clock, about a quarter past two (2 : 15).


Part Two: Vocabulary

: now
?: What time is it ?
= : hour; o'clock
eleven - fifty (11 : 50)
= : minute
= : one hour; an hour
: a measure-word for individual person or objets in general
: hour
= : clock
: hour
: very tired
: tired
!: oh!
: sharp
: made an appointment; asked an appointment
: indicates completed action, or a change of state or condition.
: to talk ; to tell
: to talk
: to chat ; chats
: again ; more or further ; and then
: near by ; an auxiliary confirming and stressing the verb following ;
: afternoon
: morning
: down ; under
: up ; on
take a lesson ; take a course
lesson ; course
: two thirty (2 : 30)
: half
: to walk ; to go
: see you afternoon
: Wait a moment ; and so on
: have (has) forgotten
: to forget
: school bag
: really ; very
: forgetful
: to forget
: to remind
: do not ; to leave; other ; difference
: to remember
: come back
: after two (o'clock)
: about ; near by ; almost
: a quarter=15 minutes
: a watch
: the minute hand ; the long hand
: the hour hand ; the short hand
: the second hand
: a hand ; a needle
: second(s)


Part Three: Sentences Patterns and Comprehension

1.

() : 1 : 00
() : 2 : 00
: 4 : 30
: 10 minutes
: 15 minutes
() : a quarter
= : half an hour
= : one hour
: 11 : 45
: twenty minutes to twelve

2.

= : morning
: afternoon
night ; evening
: now

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Part Four : Fluency Drill

1.
; ; ; made an appointment; about ; to chat ; to talk
,. I made an appointment with Ms. Zhang for chatting this afternoon.
,. I made an appointment with Mrs. Lin for drinking (some tea) at ten o'clock sharp.
,. I made an appointment with Mr. Fang for talking something, this afternoon.
2.
; ; to remember; to forget ; to remind
. Remember to buy a newspaper.
. Remind me, to buy a newspaper.
. I have forgotten it.
!. I am forgetful! Remember to remind me.
3.
; clock ; watch
. I have a big clock.
,. This clock has the hour hand, the minute hand and the second hand.
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My watch has only the hour hand and the minute hand, but has not the second hand.
4.
! ? You are very busy! Are you tired ?
,. You are back, I must be going.
,. Wait a moment, you have forgotten your book .
5.
;. I have no class this morning ; I have a chinese lesson this afternoon.
(). I read books for three hours every night.


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