Click here to go back to the homepage to learn English...Add a new lesson / test / 1 lesson per week
Log in!

Click here to log in
New account
4 million accounts created!
JOIN our free club and learn English now!

  • Home
  • Print
  • Guestbook
  • Report a bug

  • GREAT!
    Get a free English lesson every week! 2 MILLION subscribers!
    Click here!


    - Our other sites

    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #115517: Link words: expressing TIME
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Conjunctions | Linking words | Find the word [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Connectors - Conjunctions - As... Like... As if/ as though... - When + future or not-The very first steps... - Like / As / Unlike / Such as - Linking Words - After, Afterwards and Then - Though/ in spite of ...Concession
    > Double-click on words you don't understand

    Link words: expressing TIME

    Link words expressing TIME:  


     When they start learning a foreign language, beginners usually start building short sentences  following the pattern: 


     Subject + Verb + Complements (predicate),  and use juxtaposition.


    Later, they start using very important words. Those words, named "connecting words" (connectors)  or "link words" are useful to connect simple sentences and turn them into a complex logical sentence. 

    They are used to enrich and complexify the sentences. Every word we are to study today express the time of the action and this time has a duration and different steps. 


    FIRST= To begin with

    FIRST AND FOREMOST = as a very start

    THEN = afterwards

    LAST/ LATEST = the most recent one.



    - When he arrived, first she opened the door; then, she let him in, and finally, she offered him a drink. 








    AS SOON AS = At that very moment. 

    BEFORE= previous, ealier than...

    ONCE = immediately, formerly. 

    SINCE = starting from...


    -As soon as she arrived, I ran towards her. 

    -I realized I couldn't forgive her once she had told him the truth. 






    AS = at the same time. 

    AS LONG AS = during the time

    FOR = a duration of time

    MEANWHILE/ IN THE MEANTIME = during that time

    NOT YET = will happen soon...

    WHEN/ WHENEVER = at the moment; each moment. 

    WHILE = an interval of time


    - I won't go to visit him as long as he smokes like a chimney. 

     - Please, wash up for me and in the meantime, I 'll fill in this form for you. 







    AFTER + V + ing/  AFTERWARDS  


    TILL / UNTIL = up to the time of...


    -Don't come in till you're asked to. 




      A few words of vocabulary to help you for the test:

     To spend time 
     To save time 
     To waste time 
     lost/ wasted time 

    To make up for lost time 

    To catch up with someone/ something 

    Well well! You are ready for the test, now!   You'll do well!    Good luck!  

    Twitter Share
    English exercise "Link words: expressing TIME" created by here4u with The test builder
    Click here to see the current stats of this English test

    Please log in to save your progress.

    Going to the dentist’s.
    Today, I feel like dealing with 'Time'. because it's the focus of this lesson, and because, like most people, every day, I keep running after it. I start running I have set foot out of bed, I run to be on time for the different appointments, meetings and obligations expecting me on that day.
    I arrive early because I've run too much, or because the people receiving me are late, I have to wait.

    , I try not to waste my time the person is trying to catch up with lost time, as if you ever could!

    I settle on the dentist's chair, listening to the dentist saying that I'll suffer ' one minute', (that's 'a dentist's minute'), I'm starting to brace myself for a longer ordeal.

    The dentist and I'm telling myself that he hasn't told me otherwise, I can keep my mouth shut and breathe calmly.
    , the barbaric instruments are working hard and they're drilling and probing, I keep my mouth wide open, my eyes closed and my fists clenched.

    being really tortured for half an hour and being totally numb and insensitive because of repeated anesthesia, I'm feeling quite exhausted when I suddenly remember a philosophy lesson I attended years ago...

    'Don't wait your teeth ache! Going to the dentist's is the most supreme act of intelligence: bearing a mild suffering to avoid a much more severe one later...' So happy my actions are found intelligent, ...



    End of the free exercise to learn English: Link words: expressing TIME
    A free English exercise to learn English.
    Other English exercises on the same topics : Conjunctions | Linking words | Find the word | All our lessons and exercises

    Share : Facebook / Google+ / Twitter / ...