Prepositions of time list explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 20

This English tutorial is focusing on more prepositions of time list. 

Prepositions list

Let’s learn some more and use the prepositions of time listing below!

  • from… to…
  • after
  • during
  • before
  • for
  • until / till
  • while
  • since

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Hi guys welcome back I’m Julia, your online English teacher and in today’s
lesson lesson 20 we will be looking once more at prepositions of time. Now at this
point I would like you to make a list prepositions of time list. So as to
really visualize all the different prepositions that you can choose from to
express your ideas. So we have already looked at in at on today we’re going to
look at more more prepositions of time. So do start off with turning on those
subtitles. I always recommend that you try as much as possible to watch the
videos just with subtitles in English, then subtitles in your mother tongue,
then back to English, and then no subtitles. I’d like you to try and watch
the entire video with no subtitles after repeating the video several times. Of
course okay so that’s today’s focus don’t forget to follow the steps that we
have suggested so we try and present you with the grammar point of the day and
lots of new words in a natural context. So in an everyday conversation that’s
the dialogue that is followed by a list of key words read out for you for
pronunciation but also to understand them so at this point subtitles in your
own language makes perfect sense. because then you can look at the meaning of each
of those keywords. You will then move on to the grammar part of the video to get
more examples of how to use these new prepositions of time. After that the
questions and answers will present you with today’s content in a different way.
And finally we will coincide again you and I fought the recap section of the
lesson during this last stage I have chosen different points to discuss. So
during this last stage I simply present you with things that I think are very
important and that you should focus on. Generally we are going to look at
pronunciation keywords and grammar in context. Okay guys well that’s it for
today I’ll now let you study and I will see you later for the recap. Bye bye.
Prepositions of time

1/English Sentence Practice

It is 3 o’clock, so Peter has three hours to watch the film. His friend John is working until 6 o’clock.

That means he has 3 hours to just sit back and relax.

The film is about the President of the United States of America. Peter likes History and politics, so he is very interested to put a face to a name.

The actors are more famous than the characters.

The scenes are very well filmed and the lighting is very good.

Peter prefers smaller cinemas because there are fewer people. There are 15 screens and each room is quite small.

Today there are more people than usual because of the rain.

It is better to be in a warm place than outside in the rain.

Look at the time! It is nearly half past five and Peter is still watching the film.

He really enjoys the film and he says he will do it again soon. He walks to the reception to meet his friend.

English Vocabulary

2/Vocabulary Practice

  • It is 3 o’clock
  • To have time
  • until
  • to mean
  • to sit back
  • to relax
  • it is about
  • the president
  • united states
  • History
  • politics
  • to put
  • a face
  • a name
  • to put a face to a name
  • the actor
  • famous
  • the character
  • the scenes
  • well filmed
  • the lighting
  • smaller
  • fewer
  • screen
  • room
  • usual
  • because of
  • it is better
  • a warm place
  • outside
  • in the rain
  • Look at the time
  • nearly
  • he is still
  • to enjoy
  • to really enjoy
  • again
  • the reception

English Grammar

 Prepositions of time list

Let’s learn some more and use the prepositions of time listing below!

  • from… to…
  • after
  • during
  • before
  • for
  • until / till
  • while
  • since

Now, with the prepositions of time, you have an extensive list , we will use concrete examples so you can understand perfectly their use.

The prepositions of time list with the following examples:


I work from 10am to 6pm.

The meeting is from 2pm to 3pm.


After work I go home.

After living in London we want to live in  Paris.


During the holidays I like to relax.

Is it open during the day?


Before work I like to have a big breakfast.

Call me before dinner!


He is here for 2 weeks.

I haven’t seen her for some time.


He is here until next week. / He is here till next week.

I have until January 8th to write my thesis.


While on holiday I like to do exercise.

I am dog sitting while they are away.


Since leaving that neighbourhood I am happier.

It has been this way since he left.

i hope you enjoyed the prepositions of time list, it is  quite useful to use in writing and speaking contexts.

English Speaking Practise

Questions and Answers

What hours do you work?

I work from 10 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon.

What do you do after work?

After work, I go home and watch the television.

What did you do during the holidays?

I relaxed during the holidays.

Does Peter prefer small cinemas or big cinemas?

Peter prefers small cinemas.

Is it better to be warm or cold?

That depends.

How long have you been living in London?

I have been living in London since 2015.

How long will you live in London?

I will live in London until next year.

What do you like to do while you are in London?

While I am in London, I like to go to the cinema and eat good food.

Why are there more people today?

There are more people today because it is the weekend.

Lesson 20 recap with Julia

Hi guys! Welcome back! Let’s do a recap together of lesson 19! This is a great lesson for pronunciation! We’re going to look at all the vocabulary referring to cinema and the commonly mispronounced landmarks in London. So I’m going to use this lesson as a pretext to help you learn how to pronounce some famous places in London because at some point you may want to visit London. Many of the famous landmarks or places that you will go or that you will visit are quite difficult to pronounce. I’d like to focus on that today also so there’s a cultural aspect in today’s video. At the end we will review some of the prepositions of time (in, at, on) which you will have also discovered through the grammar video of today’s lesson.

Vocabulary referring to cinema:

This is something that my students are very used to. It’s something and that you will become familiar with throughout these videos. I very often like to write the phonetic transcription of words. I use the IPA (the international phonetic alphabet) in class but in these videos I like to simplify it. Like this you don’t have to learn about this new language, the IPA and its symbols and how it works. You just have to look at the the way it sounds. That’s what a phonetic transcription is. It is not to make it more complicated. It’s just help you remember how things are pronounced. Here this isn’t a phonetic transcription, it’s a phonetic transcription, it is a way of memorising the word cinema can also be pronounced cinema here you can write it down you can either copy that phonetic transcription if it’s how you would remember the pronunciation you can also find your own interpretation so cinema or cinema is quite British you say: “I’m going to the cinema”.

“I’m going to the cinema”

but the American version – American English

(That is something, once again, if there is a difference to be highlighted, I will introduce it in the recap video)

I, as you all know, speak British English but if there is something that is different in American English, I will highlight it and I will tell you so that you can choose:

you can speak American English if you prefer or British English the main difference is with a few spelling changes and there are few words that differ slightly but otherwise we understand each other these aren’t dialects we speak the same language but if there is a difference in pronunciation or a difference in vocabulary, I will tell you.

cinema – cinema (British English)

I go to the movies (American English)

Let’s see some more vocabulary related to cinema!




agency – This word isn’t related to movies but I’ve put it in the list because of the sound /dj/. This sound requires a little extra work.

agency – Repeat after me: “agency” is like the word we just saw before “original”: /dj/ original

Repeat after me:



The prepositions:




a queue

to show

all around the world

a cinema complex

Let’s look at London landmarks or famous places that people generally mispronounce the pretext today is:

Leicester Square

Leicester Square is the landmark that appears in the dialogue and now I’m going to give you several others we’re not going to see them all because I know that there are many more so this is something that you will see again in a different recap video
we will carry on with this list later on. So for today let’s look at these:

they will come up on the screen now with the phonetic transcription

Leicester Square

we can transcribe like this: /lester skwea/

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly: that’s easy to pronounce

Circus: some of my students like to mispronounce

It is “circus”

Repeat after me!
Piccadilly Circus

Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road

Repeat after me!

Tottenham Court Road

Marylebone High Street

Marylebone High Street

Shaftesbury Avenue



Here we have two possible pronunciations

You can choose! You can say: Greenwich or Greenwich




I mentioned this place in one of our previous videos: Soho

It contains two gliding vowels: Soho

Borough Market

Borough Market

Buckingham Palace

and finally: Trafalgar Square!

I hope that you enjoyed that list!

Do watch the video again if it was a little fast-paced.

Do get some practice and now let’s look at today’s grammar point

just like in previous videos for grammar: I don’t go through the whole grammar point with you

you have the grammar video for that

what we do together is we just run through some of the key examples

I put the sentences up here on the screen with a gap and you have to fill them in with the right preposition

here the preposition would be: IN, AT, ON

Let’s see some examples!

See you on Monday!

See you at 2:00 p.m.

See you at Christmas!

See you on Christmas Day!

He was born in the 90s

in 2018

on March 26th

at night

in the morning

That’s it for today! Thanks for watching this video!

I’ll see you next time! Bye-bye!

Exercises Lesson 20

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice


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Prepositions of time list explained in English