Master English Conversation : Asking About Time

By | May 27, 2023

Master English Conversation : Asking About Time


Asking about the time in a conversation carries the underlying intention of obtaining current time information for practical purposes


Conversation 1:


Person A: Excuse me, could you please tell me the time?

Person B: Of course! It’s quarter past six.     –> (6:15)

Person A: Thank you! I need to make a call before the office closes.

Person B: You’re welcome. I hope you catch them in time.

Person A: Me too. Have a nice day!

Person B: You too. Good luck with your call!


Conversation 2:


Person A: Hi there! Can you tell me what time it is?

Person B: Sure! It’s half-past nine in the evening.    –> (9 : 30 )

Person A: Thanks! I don’t want to be late for my meeting.

Person B: I understand. It’s always better to be on time. Good luck!

Person A: Thank you. Have a great evening!

Person B: You too!


Conversation 3:


Person A: Hey, do you happen to know the time?

Person B: Absolutely! It’s twenty to six in the evening.    —> ( 5 : 40 )

Person A: Thanks a lot! I have a dinner reservation at quarter past six.

Person B: You’re welcome. Enjoy your meal!

Person A: I will. Have a wonderful evening!

Person B: You too. Bon appétit!


Conversation 4 :


Person A: Excuse me, do you have the time?

Person B: Certainly! It’s half past four in the afternoon.          —> ( 4 : 30 )

Person A: Thank you! I wanted to make sure I’m not running late for my appointment.

Person B: No problem. You still have plenty of time. Your appointment is at six o’clock.

Person A: Great, that’s good to know. I appreciate your help.

Person B: You’re welcome! Is there anything else I can assist you with?

Person A: Actually, do you know how long it takes to get to the city center from here?

Person B: It usually takes about 30 minutes by bus, depending on traffic.

Person A: Okay, thanks for the information. I’ll plan accordingly.

Person B: You’re welcome. Have a pleasant day!


Conversation 5 :


Person A: Excuse me, do you have the time?

Person B: Sure, it’s half past ten.

Person A: Thank you. How much time do we have before the meeting?

Person B: The meeting is at eleven o’clock, so we have 30 minutes left.

Person A: Can you remind me what time the movie starts?

Person B: The movie starts at seven fifteen in the evening.

Person A: Is there enough time for us to grab dinner before the show?

Person B: Yes, there’s plenty of time. The show starts at nine o’clock in the evening.

Person A: Do you know what time the last train departs?

Person B: The last train departs at eleven forty-five at night.

Person A: Excuse me, what time does the store close?

Person B: The store closes at nine o’clock in the evening.

Person A: How long does the flight from New York to London take?

Person B: The flight takes approximately six hours.

Person A: Can you tell me the time difference between Tokyo and Sydney?

Person B: Tokyo is one hour ahead of Sydney.

Person A: Do you have any idea how long the hike to the summit will take?

Person B: It usually takes about two hours to reach the summit.

Person A: What time should we meet for lunch tomorrow?

Person B: Let’s meet at half past twelve in the afternoon at the usual place.

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