Audio Samples and Questions - Telling The Time

Audio Samples and Questions

Telling The Time

A: What time is it, Sylvia?

B: Uh, it's seven-fifty.

A: Huh, my watch is slow. Maybe it's the battery.

B: Oh, that reminds me; I should tell you about the scatterbrained thing I did.

A: What was that?

B: Well, a few mornings ago, when I woke up, it was already seven-thirty. I thought I'd slept through the alarm.

A: Seven-thirty! That didn't give you much time, did it?

B: No, it didn't. I took a quick shower, jumped into my clothes, and ran all the way here.

A: Did you make it in time?

B: Yeah, I think I got here right at eight. But there was one problem.

A: What was that?

B: There were no other students; I was the only one here!

A: Oh, no! Let me guess--it was Saturday!

B: That's right. I need a clock that tells me what day it is.


1. What time does the woman say it is?
A 20 minutes to 8:00
B 15 minutes to 8:00
C 10 minutes to 8:00
D 5 minutes to 8:00

2. Why does the man ask what time it is?
A He thinks he is going to be late for his first class.
B He believes his watch is not showing the correct time.
C He wants to know when the laundry room is going to open.
D He is waiting for the news headlines to be announced.

3. The woman says she did a "scatterbrained thing." What does she mean?
A She did something nice.
B She did something silly.
C She did something clever.
D She did something hurtful.

4. What did the woman do after she saw it was 7:30?
A She drove to class.
B She rushed to class.
C She strolled to class.
D She attended to class.

5. Why didn't the woman see any other students in the room?
A The class was on a field trip.
B She didn't go to the right classroom.
C All of the other students were late too.
D She went on a day when class is not held.

1. = "C";
2. = "B";
3. = "B";
4. = "B";
5. = "D";