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Introduction

This is more than just a ‘Tip‘! This is a complete, interactive and engaging mini-English grammar lesson!

At Fun English Lessons I offer a large number of free materials and resources where you can learn & practise the essential grammar, vocabulary & language points you need through fun exercises, short, snappy videos, useful listening and speaking activities and quick tests to check what you have learnt.

There are 4 parts to this English grammar lesson:

  • The Cheat Sheet with a short summary of some main points
  • The Audio Recording to help your listening and pronunciation
  • The Mini-Video just for another fun way to learn
  • A Fully Interactive Lesson with exercises, recordings and tests


Instructions

You decide, but I recommend this:

1) Watch the video first as a fun introduction to the subject
2) Read the cheat sheet to see how much you understand
3) Listen to the audio or video and practise repeating perfectly
4) Work through the lesson, doing the exercises, listening and repeating
5) Repeat any of the steps 1-4 above as you want to consolidate
6) Copy the pdf file with audio link to your computer for reference
7) Redo the lesson one week and one month later – try to get a perfect score!


FREE English Grammar Lesson ~ Elementary Level

 

~ Time with ATIN & ON ~

 LISTEN to Sab’s Introduction!

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Hi There, it’s Sab again, back with your next Fun Grammar Lesson.

Today we are going to look at three little words: at, in and on.

Very small words, it’s true, but words which can cause big problems. If you don’t use them correctly your English will sound… well, not very English!

For example, we say at 10 o’clock, not on 10 o’clock. We say in 1999, not at or on 1999. And we say ‘I was born in August, but I was born on Sunday the 22nd of August. That’s true, by the way, so if you want to wish me happy birthday, that would be very nice!

So, study this lesson carefully, practise the exercises as often as you need to, and I’ll see you in next lesson – oops, sorry – I’ll see you next lesson!

Bye bye now!


 A) Top Tips Sheet No.11

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1) Test Yourself

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2) Explanation & Examples

 Listen

We often use at, in and on when we are talking about time.

a) We use at for:

i) Specific times

“I’ll see you at 10 o’clock tomorrow.”

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“The match starts at 9pm – can you bring some snacks?”

ii) Special holiday periods

“I always eat too much chocolate at Christmas.”

“We always have a party at New Year.”


 Listen

b) We use in for:

i) Months and years

“I will be 50 years old in August.”

“My great-grandmother was born in 1900!”

ii) Seasons of the year

“People always seem happier in spring.”

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“We love walking in the countryside in autumn.”

iii) Parts of the day

“Jenny always has a nice cup of tea and cake in the afternoon.”

“Sport in the morning, relax in the evening – that’s my philosophy!”


 Listen

c) We use on for:

i) Days of the week

“Leslie and John are coming on Saturday – what do they like to eat?”

“We will give you the result of the test on Friday.”

ii) Parts of specific days

“We always have a meeting on Monday mornings.”

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“There’s a magic show in the park on Sunday afternoon – let’s take the kids.”


3) Quick Check

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4) More Information

 Listen

a) We also use at in these specific expressions:

at the beginning / at the end
at the weekend / at night

“We will tell you the answer at the end!”

“I’m going to a wedding at the weekend.”

NOTE: We also say at the time which normally means some specific time in the past:

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“I don’t remember meeting the Queen – I was only 3 at the time.”


 Listen

b) We also use in for periods or lengths of time, both specific and unspecific:

in a month / in ten years / in a while / in the middle

“Hurry up – she’ll be here in a minute!”

“Venice may be under water in 20 years from now.”

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“He started laughing in the middle of the song!”

NOTE: We also say in time which normally means something or someone was not late:

“She arrived just in time for her flight.”


 Listen

c) We also use on…for:

i) Special event days

“We always make resolutions on New Year’s Day.”

“My mother was born on April Fools Day.”

ii) Specific dates

“Obama was elected the first black US president on November 4th, 2008.”

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“Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on the 21st July, 1969.”

“I was born on Sunday, 22nd August, 19… ah hah – that’s a secret!”

NOTE: We also say on time which normally means something happened at the correct time:

“The train left on time for once!”


 Listen

IMPORTANT: We do NOT use at, in or on before last, this, next or every:

“Hamilton won the Grand Prix on last Sunday.”  NO!  🙁

“Hamilton won the Grand Prix last Sunday.”  YES!  🙂

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“I’m going to Morocco in next year.”  NO!  🙁

“I’m going to Morocco next year.”  YES!  🙂

“I think Metallica will be No.1 at this Christmas.”  NO!  🙁

“I think Metallica will be No.1 this Christmas.”  YES!  🙂


5) Find The Mistakes

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6) Consolidation Exercise

Click in the box, and write the correct form of the verb.

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6) Consolidation Exercise

Click in the box, and write the correct form of the verb.

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