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Time
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1 Warm-up
Put the periods of time in order from the shortest to the longest.
a decade
a fortnight

a century
a year

a millennium
a split second

a generation

Answer the questions below using your own ideas.


1. What event typically lasts a fortnight?
2. What spanned a millennium?
3. What changes every generation?
4. What takes a split second?

2 Time adjectives
Complete the sentence with the adjectives below.
brief

eternal

long-term

1. Repairing your laptop again is just a

timeless

solution. You really need to buy a new one.


. Almost every generation can enjoy it.

2. The band's music is


3. Many religions believe in

life after death.

4. Scientists are researching


5. For a

temporary

solutions to the problem of global warming.

moment, you could see dolphins in the distance.

Now match the synonyms below to the adjectives above:


momentary

permanent

provisional

everlasting

enduring

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3 Time phrases
Complete the phrases in bold with suitable prepositions and match them to their definitions below.
after

at (x2)

by

for

3.

on

the time being.

1. The doctor told me to rest at home


2. He can get a bit annoying

in (x2)

times.

the time we were ready to leave, it had started to rain.


a time.

4. They entered the building, one

5. When we arrived, the match hadn't quite started yet. We got there just
6. He makes the same mistakes time

time.

time. He'll never learn.

7. He arrived just a few minutes after I called him. He got here


8. We're going to be late again. The bus is never

no time.

time!

a. for the moment


b. in single file
c. not late, with a little time to spare before a specific deadline
d. occasionally
e. punctual, neither early nor late
f. repeatedly
g. very quickly
h. when

4 Practice
Complete the sentences with the time phrases:
to stop sending me emails. But I still receive their adverts

1. I've told them


in my inbox.

2. I live very near you, so I can get to your place

3. There is only enough space to enter the building

.
. He'll never get a promotion.

4. Jack is hardly every


5. We arrived just

for dinner.

6. I think I'll keep my old phone


month.

. I'll think about buying a new one next


, the weather in my country is generally dry and

7. Although it does rain


sunny.

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we arrived at the party, Jane had already left.

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5 Idioms with time


Match the underlined idiomatic expressions with their correct meaning below.
1. Brazil will win the World Cup again in the future. It's just a matter of time.
2. He didn't have the chance to travel much in his twenties, so he's making up for lost time now.
3. I need to move abroad. The time has come.
4. The prisoner is currently on death row. He's living on borrowed time.
5. It was a race against time to finish the project before the end of the week.
6. Jane spent the whole afternoon reading a novel just to kill time.
7. Instead of studying medicine, she decided to become an actress. Time will tell whether it was the
right decision.
8. The Beatles have stood the test of time. Their music is still very popular.
a. a rush/hurry to do something before a deadline
b. certain to happen
c. do something while you are waiting for time to pass
d. enjoying something that wasn't possible earlier in life
e. it is necessary to wait to find out
f. not expected to live much longer
g. now is the moment (for action)
h. remained popular for a long time

6 Talking point
Discuss any of the following questions:
1. What do you do to kill time?
2. Can you think of something or someone else that has stood the test of time?
3. Describe a situation in which you were in a race against time.
4. Can you think of another situation or event that is `just a matter of time'?
5. Are you planning to make up for lost time in the future?

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6. Can you give another example of `living on borrowed time'?

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1- Warm-up
a split second > a fortnight > a year > a decade > a generation > a century > a millennium
Brainstorm ideas. Focus on the time period verbs, e.g. `span'. Possible answers:

1.
2.
3.
4.

a tennis tournament
the Roman Empire (Western and Byzantium)
music tastes
a digital photo

2- Time adjectives

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

temporary
timeless
eternal
long-term
brief

momentary - brief; permanent - long-term; provisional - temporary; everlasting - eternal; enduring - timeless
3- Time phrases
Students can work individually and check in pairs. PHRASES: for the time being, at times, by the time, one at a
time, in time, time after time, in no time, on time

1. a
5. c

2. d
6. f

3. h
7. g

4. b
8. e

2. d
6. c

3. g
7. e

4. f
8. h

4- Practice

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

time after time


in no time
one at a time
on time
in time
for the time being
at times
By the time

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5- Idioms with time

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