Telling the time in English

to It’s … o’clock. past
It’s five to …

It’s ten to …

It’s a quarter to …

It’s twenty to …

It’s twenty-five to …

clock with TO and PAST - telling the time in English It’s five past …

It’s ten past …

It’s a quarter past …

It’s twenty past …

It’s twenty-five past …

It’s half past …

Exercises

Practise telling the time

  • exercise 1: fill in the correct words
  • exercise 2: fill in the correct time
  • exercise 3: fill in the correct time
  • exercise 4: match time in numbers with the time in words
  • exercise 5: match time in words with time in numbers
  • exercise 6: various exercise practising telling the time in English
  • exercise 7: Bang on Time: a game to teach you tell the time (you need Adobe Flashplayer)

Useful page

  • exercises for practising cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers and the date in English