A) Match the sentence halves:
- We have breakfast at __________.
- We have a mid-morning snack at __________.
- We have lunch at __________.
- We have a cup of tea and a biscuit at __________.
- We have dinner at __________.
- We have supper at __________.
- We have a snack __________.
a) whenever we feel a bit peckish!
b) one o’clock.
c) six o’clock in the evening.
d) about eleven o’clock.
e) eight o’clock at night.
f) seven o’clock in the morning.
g) about four o’clock in the afternoon.
B) What time do YOU eat during the day?
Answers (no peeping!):
1. f) 2. d) 3. b) 4. g) 5. c) 6. e) 7. a)
We use the English idiom ‘better late than never’ to show that we are relieved that somebody or something is coming, while at the same time expressing annoyance that they or it will be late.
[On the phone:]
Peter: Will you be able to bring my laptop back tonight? I really need it to finish my assignment.
Greta: Sure. I’ll be round at about ten. Will that be alright?
Peter: I’ll probably be asleep by then, Greta!
Greta: Sorry! I won’t be there till at least ten, because I’m working at the club till nine thirty.
Peter: OK. Don’t worry. Better late than never.