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Talking about Time...

"Time is the effect of existence and the measure of our world." - Mark F. Herron

Listen to airtime - the time at which a radio or television broadcast is scheduled to begin or is on the air
Listen to closing time - the regular time of day when an establishment closes to the public
Listen to one-time - occurring only once, unique
Listen to arrange a time - to make an appointment
Listen to arrive in time - reach a destination soon enough
Listen to arrive on time - reach a destination punctually
Listen to ask somebody for the time - ask somebody what time it is
Listen to time off - a time period when you are not required to work
Listen to short-time work - temporary shortage of work due to economic reasons
Listen to be short of time - be in time pressure
Listen to by the time - when

Listen to Commonly used expressions containing the word 'time':

Listen to Have a good time!
Listen to Such a long time!
Listen to Time is short.
Listen to Time is up.
Listen to It’s high time.
Listen to Please be on time.
Listen to Long time no see. – I haven´t seen you for a long time.
Listen to available at the same time
Listen to some time around Easter
Listen to What do you do in your spare time?
Listen to What time would you require for …?
Listen to We will pay within a stipulated time.
Listen to Maybe cancelled at any time.

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to With regards to radio airtime, McDonald’s are one of the top five radio advertisers in the United Kingdom.
Listen to Closing time has been blamed for a "culture of binge drinking" arising in Britain.
Listen to Could you kindly arrange some time to let us introduce and discuss the draft?
Listen to Working hours paid but not worked - for example because of annual leave, parental leave, holidays, short-time work or sick leave - are not included in total hours worked.
Listen to Today’s audio- and videoconferencing tools can facilitate communication if the participants are available at the same time but in different places.
Listen to As more people feel the pressures of balancing work and family concerns, benefits involving time off become more and more valuable to employees.
Listen to Don’t expect to keep your appointment if you don’t arrive on time. Call ahead and reschedule if you think you’ll be more than five minutes late.
Listen to Time is often equated with money, and just as we often find ourselves short of cash, we also find ourselves with short of time.


Daylight Saving Time (or summertime as it is called in many countries) is a way of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.

In which direction does the clock move?
The clock moves ahead (thus, losing one hour) when DST starts, typically in the spring, and falls back one hour (thus, gaining one hour) when DST ends in the fall. To make it easier to remember which way the clock goes, keep in mind one of these sayings: “spring forward, fall back”. --> fall /US/ = autumn /UK/



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