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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #121877: Vocabulary: time that flies
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    Vocabulary: time that flies

    Time cannot be grasped, cannot be stopped... It's an obsession for women and men who have always tried to tame Time, to catch up, not to waste it, and even to save it if possible...  History is going faster and faster... In daily conversation, we can notice many expressions which are, if need be, the proof that Time is always on our minds... We'd better know these expressions... 

     To have time to do stg  To have plenty of time 
     As time goes by  As time went by 
     To save time  To play for time  
     To waste/ lose time  To make up for lost time  

     To pass the time

     To while away the time  

     To spend one's time doing stg                            
     To take a long time to do stg                            It takes ages 
     "It's about time!"  "It's high time he left!" 
     Time flies!  There isn't much time left ! 




     At the same time                                    at the same moment                         
     At that moment  just as 
     As soon as 

     as soon as I saw him

     the moment I saw him              

     Simultaneous  simultaneously 
     Simultaneousness                   = simultaneity




      Time flies!                                               Stop, travel, escape, feel and waste time!


     Just a minute!  just a second!        
     A moment  an instant
     Immediate                                             immediately                                               
     Instant  instantly 

     At once/ right away                 

     Straight away/ forthwith       




      So many things to do...


     On time                                                                  in time (for)                                                 
     Timely  punctual
     Punctually                 punctuality                       


     Early                                                                           late/ later on/ later than...                                              
     Earlier (than) at last
     Premature  later than...
     Prematurely  not later than...
     To be/ arrive early for stg     sooner or later
     To be/ arrive late for stg for the time being




    I hope you won't think you have wasted your Time reading this lesson...   Good luck for the test! 


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    1. someone told him that he’s really unbearable and should shut his mouth a little.

    2. 'No need to , girl, you won’t go out before you have tidied up your room... If you’re late, too bad, I really don’t mind!'

    3. for Lucy to tidy up her room.There was such a mess.

    4. ' If you want to be for Pam’s party, you should understand before we go! Do hurry!'

    5. The postman was ringing at the door I was going to leave to go shopping. I’m glad I could get my registered letter!

    6. 'Sorry, but I never drink . I don’t like it and I much prefer ground coffee.'

    7. She said she was going to leave , but is so talkative that I think she’ll never leave.

    8. Joe’s car broke down in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, the arrival of a mechanic saved him.

    9. 'If I were you, I’d tell him the truth now. , you’ll have to tell him anyway.'

    10. Don’t chatting online with your friends! It would be much better for your health to practise sports with them.

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