Vocabulaire anglais : expressions comportant le mot « time »

Le mot « time » est un terme que l’on retrouve dans de très nombreuses collocations anglaises. Il fait également partie de beaucoup de verbes à particule et d’expressions idiomatiques. Voici une petite histoire comportant 11 de mes mots préférés avec le terme « time ».

Notez bien toutes les expressions comportant « time » dans ce texte pour répondre à l’exercice qui suit :

“It was lunchtime and as I had time on my hands, I thought it was high time to meet up with an old school friend. I called Sam and asked if he had time to meet me for lunch and he said he would love to spend some time with me and that we should meet at 1pm.

We met at the cafe down the road and I was on time but he called me to say he was running behind time and would be 5 minutes late so I read a newspaper to kill some time. He’s late all the time so I was expecting to wait and in the meantime I enjoyed catching up on the latest news.

Time went by and he arrived a little later. We had a great time eating and drinking and soon it was evening. Time flies when you are having fun! Sam had to leave to be in time to catch his train.

‘See you next time’ I said as he left.”

Laquelle des expressions que vous avez notées possède le sens suivant ?

1. time to eat in the middle of the day
2. extra time to use
3. the right time for something (usually that you have delayed)
4. to use time to do something
5. to do something at the correct time
6. when you are doing things after their scheduled time
7. very often
8. time passed
9. enjoyed ourselves
10. time passes quickly when you are enjoying yourself
11. to arrive before the correct time

Réponses :
1. lunchtime
2. time on your hands
3. high time to/for
4. spend time
5. on time
6. running behind time
7. all the time
8. time went by
9. have a great time
10. time flies when you are having fun
11. in time

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