# What is the Time? (1)

In this worksheet, students practise telling the time using the words 'to' and 'past'.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Tell the Time (analogue, 12-hour clocks, 24-hour clocks)

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Clocks have an hour hand and a minute hand (and sometimes a second hand)

The hour hand is shown in red.  It is SHORTER.

The minute hand is shown in green.  It is LONGER.

The hour hand uses the numbers shown on the clock face.

It is pointing to between 2 and 3, so we know it is after 2 o'clock but before 3 o'clock.

The minute hand does not use the numbers on the clock face.

We must multiply them by 5 to get the minutes.

It is pointing to 7 which is really 5 x 7 = 3minutes.

So the time shown is    2:35

There are 25 minutes to go until it is 3 o'clock.

So we can also say that the time is   25 to 3

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How else can we say the time....?

9:35

quarter to 10

35 to 10

25 to 10

How else can we say the time....?

4:10

quarter to 10

4 past 10

10 past 4

How else can we say the time....?

6:50

10 past 6

10 to 7

10 to 6

How else can we best say the time....?

6:45

45 past 6

15 to 7

quarter to 7

How else can we best say the time....?

6:15

15 past 6

45 to 7

quarter past 6

How else can we say the time....?

12:40

20 to 12

40 to 1

20 to 1

How else can we say the time....?

11:50

10 to 12

50 to 11

20 to 1

How else can we say the time....?

11:35

35 to 12

25 to 12

25 past 11

How else can we say the time....?

2:05

5 to 2

55 to 3

5 past 2

How else can we say the time....?

5:55

5 to 5

55 to 5

5 to 6

• Question 1

How else can we say the time....?

9:35

CORRECT ANSWER
25 to 10
• Question 2

How else can we say the time....?

4:10

CORRECT ANSWER
10 past 4
• Question 3

How else can we say the time....?

6:50

CORRECT ANSWER
10 to 7
• Question 4

How else can we best say the time....?

6:45

CORRECT ANSWER
quarter to 7
• Question 5

How else can we best say the time....?

6:15

CORRECT ANSWER
quarter past 6
• Question 6

How else can we say the time....?

12:40

CORRECT ANSWER
20 to 1
• Question 7

How else can we say the time....?

11:50

CORRECT ANSWER
10 to 12
• Question 8

How else can we say the time....?

11:35

CORRECT ANSWER
25 to 12
• Question 9

How else can we say the time....?

2:05

CORRECT ANSWER
5 past 2
• Question 10

How else can we say the time....?

5:55

CORRECT ANSWER
5 to 6
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