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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #117105: Vocabulary: time flies
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    Vocabulary: time flies


    TIME ... The time you "find", the one you "waste", the one you "save"; the TIME you "have", you "don't have" or don't have enough; the TIME you "kill", or that you "spend", the one you address: "Time, Stop flying away!"    It can heal too ...

    TIME is part of everybody's life, of course, and of all our conservations. It's the absolute and unrivalled Master, a tyrant, it you submit to it; when you think you're "wasting" it, you can't catch up with it... It's limited, and that's why it's precious... even if you refuse that "Time is money" ... everybody's "duty" and "pleasure" is to take advantage of it, simply, to ENJOY it! 



    (1) https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller     (2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Louis_Pasteur  

    (3) https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Titan:_Story_of_Michelangelo   (4)  https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A8re_Teresa

    (5) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci   (6)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson   

    (7) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein


     I) You certainly use them very often, almost everyday!                                                                            

                       To spend time                      To save time                    To waste time

                         All in good time       

                          Ahead of time

                  Behind the times         


    II) Other very usual expressions dealing with  "TIME".

     To lose track of time To find the time 
     From time to time  Some time off
     To get with the times  Only time will tell... 
     For the time being All the time in the world   
     In the nick of time... time to kill... 
     To two-time to give a hard time


    III) A few strange expressions: 

                  To set date and time       

             To live on borrowed time

                    To bide * one's time          

      * to bide = [ 'baid]



                                                         Time is of the Essence! (= Let's hurry!)


    IV) and the most usual ones...


                    To have a good time        

            I had the time of my life!

                   To have a bad time    

                            Out of time       Pressed for time= in a hurry

                   The time is ripe             


                    To make time        

                       Time lost       

                        To keep time               


                One day at a time        

            To stand the test of time  

               Once upon a time...                 


    V) A few idioms or sayings...

    - Time heals all wounds // Time is the great healer! It helps you "forget" and "bear"...

    - Time is money! = Time is precious! 

    - To make up for lost time. (which is very difficult, often impossible!)

    - Time flies! = Time passes...






    There you are...  You may now speak about time... and pass the test with flying colours!     I give you THE FORCE!  


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    1. When a little girl, ' ' worked like a magical formula on me... I was feeling like a real princess as soon as I heard those words...

    2. Well boys, it sounds as if you're having , but you should go to bed now... Tomorrow is a school day.

    3. I'm terribly sorry... I'm and I have to leave right away. I'll see you tomorrow...

    4. Since he lost his wife to cancer, he has decided to live , not making plans for the future.

    5. 'Oh Mom, I have so many exercises to do and I'm really no good at maths.' 'Well girl, make an effort, geometry gave me too when I was your age.'

    6. If it can , I'll pick up the girls from tennis tonight.' ' Great! Thanks!'

    7. If you keep cheating , you will learn nothing and will keep being caught and punished.

    8. If you follow your treatment but don't stop smoking, all you're doing is purely , believe me!

    9. Oh yes, ... much too fast.... Think we last met 10 years ago! I can't believe it!

    10. I can't thank you enough for what you've done... It was such a fantastic party and I literally have had ... I'll never forget it!




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