Splendid Expressions Week 3: Day 1 of 5

Topic: TIME AND FREQUENCY

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

We phoned for a plumber and one arrived ........ the double and fixed the leak in no time.

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b)
c)
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2

If you have some time on your ......... over the holiday would you mind helping me with the garden?

a)
b)
c)
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3

The train leaves at 10.00 on the ........ so we need to leave soon or we'll miss it.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) The boss has just phoned and told me to get to work at the as there's a problem with a customer.

B) I had some time my hands so I decided to start reading that book you bought me for my birthday.

C) The lesson started at 3.00 on the and the teacher was always cross if anyone turned up late.

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Make them your own!

1) Can you remember a time when you were ordered to get somewhere at the double?
2) What kind of things do you do when you have time on your hands?
3) Is there an activity you take part in that starts (at time) on the dot?

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