Learn 15 time expressions in English! (+ Free PDF & Quiz)

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- Hello everyone, and welcome back to "English With Lucy."
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Today I have got a vocabulary video for you
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on expressions using the word "time."
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"In time," "on time."
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What's the difference? I will explain.
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"Just in time," "in good time," "time off."
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We're going to go through everything.
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Right, let's get started with the lesson.
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So first let's talk about "in time" and "on time."
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What are the differences?
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We'll start with number one, "on time."
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This means at the scheduled time.
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Quick note, a lot of students ask me
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whether they should say schedule or schedule.
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Schedule is considered to be British English,
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and schedule is considered to be American English,
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but I actually grew up saying schedule.
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My mum taught me to say schedule,
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so that's what I grew up saying.
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I use schedule now for consistency.
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Let's say we have a meeting at 10:00 AM,
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the meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM.
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I arrived to the meeting at 10:00 AM.
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I arrived on time, I arrived at the scheduled time.
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Now, what about number two, "in time?"
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This means that I arrived before the scheduled time.
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The meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM,
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I arrived at 9:30 AM.
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I arrived in time to buy a coffee before the meeting.
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We have number three, "just in time," "just in time."
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This means immediately before the scheduled time.
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The meeting was at 10:00 AM, as we all know.
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I arrived at 9:59 AM.
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I arrived just in time for the meeting, just before.
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It can also mean right before it was too late.
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The baby was about to fall out of bed,
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but his mum arrived just in time,
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right before it was too late.
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We also have number four, "in good time," "in good time."
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There are two meanings that I'm going to discuss with you.
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The first is with no risk of being late.
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The meeting was at 10, I arrived at 9:45.
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I arrived in good time for the 10:00 meeting.
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We also use "in good time" as an expression
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to tell someone that they should be patient.
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It means in due course.
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It will happen, but without haste.
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We often say "all in good time."
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I remember asking my mum when I was a child
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on Christmas morning, "When can we open our presents?
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When can we open our presents?"
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And she would always say,
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"All in good time, Lucy, all in good time.
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It will happen, but just be patient, stop rushing."
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We have number five, which is
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"in your own time," "in your own time."
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Again, this is another one with two meanings.
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The first meaning, at a time and a rate
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decided by you, decided by oneself.
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We often use this sarcastically
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to imply that somebody is taking too long
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and they need to hurry up.
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For example, "In your own time, Will.
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Diego and I have been waiting to go on a walk
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for 15 minutes."
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Whenever we take Diego on a family walk,
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Will always seems to take so long
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getting his coat and his boots on, so I often have to say,
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"In your own time, at your own pace," sarcastically.
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Will is going to be so cross when he sees this video,
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because it's actually normally me taking too long. (laughs)
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The second meaning is outside of work hours, or unpaid.
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For example, you can use social media
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in your own time, not at work.
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Don't use social media
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whilst I'm paying you to do something else.
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We also have number six, "about time," "about time."
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It's used to say that something should have happened sooner,
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and we often say it in an annoyed way.
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For example, "It's about time they got married,
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they've been engaged for two-and-a-half years!"
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Story of my life.
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Number seven is "time off," "time off."
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And this means time for rest and recreation
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away from one's usual studies or work.
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For example, "I need to call my boss
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and book some time off, some time away from work."
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Another really nice phrase is "take your time,"
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"take your time," although, like most phrases,
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it is often used sarcastically.
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It means to not hurry.
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For example, "Take your time with the book I lent you,
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I don't need it back anytime soon."
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If I were to say it sarcastically,
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I would imply that somebody
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is taking too long with something.
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"Take your time, I'll be here all day."
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Number nine, a phrase for busy people,
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it is "to make time," "to make time."
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This means to find an occasion
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when time is available to do something.
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An example, "I will see if I can make time
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to visit the new coffee shop."
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I'm implying that I'm very busy,
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but I will try and find a time where I can go and visit it.
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Number 10, "time will tell," "time will tell."
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It means that sooner or later
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something will become known or revealed.
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For example, "I don't think their relationship will last,
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but only time will tell."
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Number 11, "time is money," "time is money."
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It means that time is a valuable resource,
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so it's better to get things done quickly.
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An example, "Time is money, Peter,
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I need that report finished by tomorrow."
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We also have number 12, "to kill time," "to kill time."
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And this means to do something
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with the goal of making time appear to pass more quickly.
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An example, "I can't wait until the party tonight,
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I'm going to go for a walk to kill time."
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I need to find something to do
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so I can feel as if time is passing more quickly.
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Number 13, we have "time after time," "time after time."
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This means repeatedly, again and again.
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An example, "I've told her time after time
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to not leave empty milk cartons in the fridge."
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Does anyone know anyone who does that?
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I used to have a roommate, or a flatmate,
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that used to finish milk,
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and then put it back in the fridge.
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I was like, "What?
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When is that ever okay?"
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Let me know in the Comments section down below
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if you've ever had a nightmare flatmate,
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or just lived with someone unbearable.
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And if you haven't, it means you might've been them.
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(chuckles)
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Number 14, "in the nick of time."
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This means just in time, right before the scheduled time,
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or right before it was too late.
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For example, "The police arrived at the scene
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in the nick of time, right before it was too late."
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And the last one, I've saved a positive one till last,
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"a whale of a time," "a whale of a time,"
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and this means a really good time.
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"We had a whale of a time at the theatre last night.
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We had such a good time."
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Do you remember theatres? Weren't they nice?
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Wow, I did not appreciate things
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when I had them pre-lockdown.
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Right, that's it for today's lesson.
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Don't forget to download your free PDF for this lesson.
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Alfonso thinks you should definitely do that.
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It's got all of the vocabulary and examples,
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plus an extra activity that I think you'll really like.
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If you want to improve your listening skills,
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I will see you soon for another lesson.
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(smooches)
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(gentle music)
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