TOEIC: Time Expressions

This week’s TOEIC practice blog post is all about time expressions. Time expressions are used to indicate the time at / during which an action took place. In this blog we will look at present, past and future forms and then you can take the quiz at the end to test how much you have learned. Here are some common time expressions:

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Present forms

  • Everyday, on Fridays, at the moment, now.
  • Adverbs of frequency such as always, usually, sometimes (for present habits and routines).
  • Days of the weeks followed by ‘s’ such as Mondays, Tuesdays, etc.
EXAMPLE:  He sometimes finishes work early.

Past forms

  • When I was…, last week, day, year, etc., yesterday.
  • Ago (two weeks ago, three years ago, four months ago, etc.)
EXAMPLE: I went to see that movie with my mum 2 weeks ago.

Future forms

  • Next week, next year, next month,
  • Tomorrow,
  • By (the end of the week, Thursday, next year, etc.)
  • In X time (in two weeks time, in four months time, etc.)
EXAMPLE: I am certain that it won’t snow tomorrow because it is not cold enough.

Quiz time!

the “TOEIC Time Expressions” quiz

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