Unit 9: Telling Time – Quarter Past


  • This ESL kids lesson extends the previous lesson on telling time by including 'quarter to' and 'quarter ' The last lesson focused on ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’.
  • It reviews basic ways of telling the time using o’clock and half past.
  • This lesson aims to teach ESL young learners more ways of telling the time, while teaching more vocabulary on daily routines.
  • This lesson also reviews the adverb of frequency 'usually' to talk about things we do on a regular basis.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

time-quarter-past video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

time-quarter-past game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

time-quarter-past test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Telling Time Quarter Past'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

This lesson continues from the previous one. In the last lesson on telling the time, Lisa and Freddie get up late. In this lesson, they arrive late for school and get punished by the school headmaster and end up coming home late as a consequence.


quarter past, quarter to, daily routines, get up, do homework, have lunch, have dinner, watch TV, go to bed

Key Sentences/Grammar

  • It's a quarter past 8, and you are late for lessons.
  • What time do you usually go to bed?
  • We usually go to bed at a quarter to 11.
  • It's 3:30 pm and our lessons are over for today.

 Adverb of Frequency - usually

  • What time do you usually go to bed?
  • I usually go to bed at a quarter to eleven.

This lesson is part of the Level 3 English course.

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