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Asking and telling the time


Asking and telling the time

When talking about expressing the time, we use the following vocabulary for asking the right time and for answering:

Ø  Excuse me, please! What time is it ?

Ø  Excuse me, can you tell me the time, please?

Ø  Yes, of course. It is .

Ø  Thanks!

Ø  You′ re welcome.

It is . o′clock. = Este .. fix.

It is half past .. . Este si jumtate.

It is thirty. Este . si 30.

It is a quarter past Este .. și un sfert.

It is .. fifteen. Este . si 15 .

It is a quarter to . . Este . fr un sfert.

It is forty-five. Este și 45.

Past = și  

Eg. Este 9 si 10. 

  It is ten past nine.

To = fr

Eg. Este 9 fr 10.

  It is eight fifty.(8: 50)

  It is ten to nine.




 Expressing likes and dislikes


When we talk about hobbies, we make reference to the words like and dislike

like = love, enjoy , fancy, adore

dislike = not like, hate, can′t stand, loathe (strong hate), detest

The verbs of likes and dislikes are followed by:

  a noun I like cakes.

  a verb in the ing form We like dancing.







like chocolate.

Do I like it ?

don′t like tomatoes.


Like English.

Do you like it?

don′t like carrot.


likes/ enjoys tea.

Does he like music?

doesn′t like peas.


like travelling.

Do we like tennis?

don′t like pears


like swimming.

Do you like pizza?

don′t like Maths.


like ice-cream.

Do they like singing?

don′t like reading.


If we are indifferent, we use do not mind .

Other special expressions, may include:

  I neither like nor dislike.= Mi-e indiferent.

  I really like.= Chiar mi place.

  I cannot stand.= Nu support.

  I do not mind.= Nu imi pas.

  To be crazy about= a fi nnebunit dup..

  To be keen on= a fi priceput la