Getting started with Spanish 2
Getting started with Spanish 2

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Getting started with Spanish 2

5 Speaking practice

Look at the following clock faces and practise saying the times aloud.

You may want to record yourself and then listen to the recording.

Activity 4

Reflection

Note that with the 24-hour clock the time can also be given by reading the numbers; for example:

  • 2:50 – (Son) las dos cincuenta
  • 20:35 – (Son) las veinte treinta y cinco

Discussion

The times are as follows, with alternative ways of saying them.

The answers in brackets refer to the 12-hour clock.

  • a.Las cinco y cuarto. Son las cinco y cuarto.
  • b.Las trece cincuenta. Son las trece cincuenta. (Son las dos menos diez).
  • c.La una y diez. Es la una y diez.
  • d.Las dieciséis veinte. Son las dieciséis veinte. (Son las cuatro y veinte).
  • e.Las siete menos cuarto. Son las siete menos cuarto.
  • f.Las diez y cuarto. Son las diez y cuarto.
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