take your time,
do time, be
ahead of your time… what do these mean? Improve your English by learning to understand 6 common idioms about time. I’ll teach you what it means to have the
time of your life, to
run out of time, to
give someone a hard time, and more. Take your English to a higher level by learning more idioms today.
8/10 good practice
Idioms always make our talking more colorful and natural. They are useful tools that help us see to some good extent how language really works.
It was a concise and very interesting video-lesson.
Have a great week Rebecca!!!
Thanks to Rebecca and her easy way to teach!
I also got 10! :) It’s really a great way to teach!
Thanks Rebecca, You’re amazing teaching! I Got 9 out of 10, not so bad, but sincerely I couldn’t understand very well the real meaning of “do time”
To “do time” means to spend time in jail, or prison. So if I say, “He did time.”, it means that he did something to break the law, and was sent to jail and spent some time there.
Hope that helps! My best to you.
Sure, it helped me too much!
Greetings from Brazil and all the best.
Thanks once again!
Really ,you are smart and good teacher .
thank you ,
10 10 good times
Great lesson! Thanks. 9/10
I got 10, too.
Thank you for your clearly explanation. I’ve a problem to use a phrasal verb “figure out”. Could you please explain how to use it? Thank you.
I got 7 correct out of 10. I should review…haha. But “I had the time of my life” reminds me of the movie “Dirty Dancing” :D The song title was “I’ve had the time of my life.” I had fun. Thank you, Rebecca :)
Yes, you are absolutely right. That song from “Dirty Dancing” is a great example of the meaning of this idiom. It’s wonderful that you made the link! A lot of songs use idioms and it’s good that you have a good ear for them. My best wishes to you.
I’m really glad to hear that! Thank you, Rebecca :D
me too :) “Dirty Dancing” is my favorite movie
This really helps, Thanks
this is first time .very good!thank you
8/10 :) :),, i do not understand “do time”.. will u explain more?? thank u.. :D
Please check the explanation to Isaac above.
My best to you.
10/10, Thank you so much my dear Rebacca, I learn every day with your team.
10% Before watching video and 50% after. It will be good if you write the meaning of the lessons on the board.
Kindly explain the meaning of Rebecca’s mother and Rebeccas’ mother
Rebecca’s mother refers to the mother of Rebecca. Your second example is incorrect and we cannot write that in English.
If you watch more than once, you may be able to pick up even more of the idioms and than your score will go through the roof, which is another idiom that means your score will go very high. My best to you!
hello madam,is this sentence correct “he ran out of time on the exam”.whether “on the exam” is right. I don’t know i hope you’ll answer me soon.I think “he ran out of time in the exam.”But i’m not sure i want to make sure.
Both “in the exam” and “on the exam” are used and are correct. You were right to wonder. My best wishes to you.
And what about the timey-wimey stuff ?(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY_Ry8J_jdw)
;-) => still a mystery to me, but each time, it make me laugh !
One of my favourite episodes!
One of mine too, even if I don’t understand everything ;) Understanding of people playing with words has to be another level, isn’t it ?
For sure! Jokes and wordplay are the hardest thing to get.
It would be a nice challenge for every EngVid teacher to make a video about their favorite wordplays or jokes. Is the hardest thing to get, the hardest thing to explain ?
Thanks for your class. I got 9/10. However I don’t understand well the meaning of “to do Time”.I´ve understood it means spend time in some place. It is all right?
thank you Rebecca! you are very nice teacher. :)
Your excellent lesson has captivated me, Rebecca.
Thank you very much
I have the time of my day,
Thanks for your feedback and glad you enjoyed the lesson. Actually, we cannot say “the time of my day”, you can only say “the time of my life” meaning one of the best experiences in your whole life. To express what you were trying to say, you could say, ” This has been the best part of my day so far.” or something similar to that. My best wishes to you.
Learning from mistakes
I’m glad to learn English under your guidance
Thank you for your feed back
“feedback” I mean
thnx! I had the time of my life watching you lesson.
thnx! I had the time of my life watching your lesson.
Thank you for watching and for your feedback. How well you express yourself now! My best to you.
9/10 not bad :)
10/ 10 Very nice class ;)
Thanks a lot for your amazing classes! My English has really improved since I started to watch EngVid. Please give us more grammar and idioms. I really need it for daily using. All the best to you!
Very glad to hear our lessons are helping you. Please tell your friends so we can continue to make more lessons. Thanks and all the best to you.
Thanks. With you English seems easy.:)
Thank you very much. That is my intention and I am so glad the lessons help you to overcome barriers and make quick progress. My best wishes to you.
Thank you Rebecca. It was a very nice class!!!
Rebecca ,it was an excellent lesson.Thanks by heart.
Thanks for your feedback. Actually, a better way to express those thoughts would be:
“Thanks with all my heart” or
“A sincere thanks from my heart”
or some variation of that sentence. I am glad you are using English boldly to express your feelings. All the best to you.
Rebecca how kind you are…Thanks for correcting me.
6/10 ! Thanks very much REBECA
I got 10/10! Thank you very much Rebeca, you are a great teacher.
Dearest Teacher Rebecca I Like The Way of your Teaching It’s Very Simple & Convenient and very Easy to Understand . Thank You So Much
May GOD Bless you with Countless Happiness :)
Thank you kindly for your generous feedback. My best wishes to you, Muhammad.
10/10 very good lesson THX Rebecca
Hello Teacher , It was very nice lesson , and i had the time with it of my life . ^_^
it’s very useful. Thanks!
i got 6/10 thanks Rebecca .
Thank you very much
cheer i did it 100%
thank u so much
Hi Rebbeca! I’ve enjoyed this lesson very much, as it has served to improve my speaking skills.
uuuuuuuhhuuuuuuuullllll!!! Very Nice! \o/
10/10 are correct!!! Teacher Rebecca, Am I a good pupil?
Thank you 4 this lesson! It is usefull!
God bless you
Great work! So glad you enjoyed the lesson. All the best to you!
Thank you, Rebecca for your lesson. Your advices and explanations do help me very much in learning English.
got 10 :D thanks you’re amazing ;)
Guess you’re amazing too! We make a good team.
My best wishes to you.
You are an excellent teacher Mme Rebecca, I am looking forward to watching your other lessons.
Thank you so much.
9 out of 10 . it is good practice
Good to know about these idioms related to Time. I did not know about ‘do time’ which means spending time in prison. I have learnt something new today. Thank you Rebekah!
Great ! I got a 100
Very detailed explanation! Thank you.
Thanks Rebecca! You’re a great teacher. I got 100!
I think we can safely say in this case that you are a great student! My best wishes to you.
Thank you Rebecca !
Really I had the time of my life, watching your lesson
I ditn’t understand the idiom ” Take your time ”
I couldn’t hear It
Do things slowly, without feeling under pressure.
My best to you.
10 of 10. Ecuador is present. Excellent lesson. Thank you very much.
Welcome, Ecuador, we are happy to have you among all the other nations represented here! So glad you find the lessons useful. My best wishes to you.
I got 9/10
Thank you so much Rebecca.
You’re a great teacher.
Thank you. Very Good class!
I got 10 of 10 thank’s for teaching as on this funny way.God bless you guys.
hey where is my score
Oh yeah. I got 10.
Thank you very much.
can we tell about a very intelligent boy, He is ahead of his age/time
Actually, the sentence , “He is ahead of his time.” refers specifically to the fact that his ideas are progressive, that they are futuristic. In other words, he thinks of ideas that no one has thought about yet. The expression implies intelligence, but does not mean specifically that he is intelligent.
In the case of your example, I would just say,
“He is very intelligent” or “He is very advanced intellectually for his age.”
We cannot say he is ahead of his age.
Hope this helps! My best wishes to you.
Thank very much for reply.
SOMBODY IS AHEAD OF TIME – is an idiom
However the phrase “ahead of time” has its natural meaning as below
“They had the whole thing planned ahead of time.”
Kindly confirm or explain. Thanks.
Thanks for your lesson. I learn a lot from it.
Thanks, Rebecca, for taking the time to introduce and explain time idioms here. Very useful. You are one of my favourite teachers here and I often recommend your lessons to my students. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Wow, you speak so many languages!
Thank you kindly for your feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear from a fellow teacher. So glad we could help you. Thank you also for recommending us to your students. My best wishes to you and your students in Portugal.
oh that’s great , i solute you you are a good teacher.
Thank you teacher, greetings from Greece, if someone visit my country (Greece) he’ll take the time of his life. Cheers!!
I am sure if someone visits Greece, they will have the time of their lives! Thank you for your feedback and all the best to you.
thank you for giving us your price less time . and if i not learn very well please don’t give me hard time. rebicca please reply me above sentence are write or not .
Here is the corrected version, since you asked:
Thank you for giving us your priceless time and if I don’t / didn’t learn very well, please don’t give me a hard time. Rebecca, please let me know if the above sentence are right or not.
My best wishes to you, Shyam.
Oh no! Just keep trying, you will get better :)
Yes, watch the lesson as many times as you need to in order to do well. You can do it. Stay cool and keep trying. You will improve, I am sure of it. One step at a time, my friend.
thank you teacher.
i became to know many exciting expreesions
your lesson is the time of my life.
i will often visit your class to learn real emglish. bye~~^^
It’s great I got 10
It is better 5/10
I couldn’t understand very well the real meaning of “why are you giving her such a hard time?”. Please help me.
Why are you bothering her?
Why are you troubling her?
Why are you making her life more difficult?
Why are you scolding her?
Why are you lecturing her?
That’s the idea of that idiom! Hope this helps. All the best to you.
Dear Rebecca, I have a doubt on how to ask a question about, Have you had your food or Have you food & also how to answer this question?I have had food .Then how it comes?Please clarify my doubt.Please forgive if there is any mistakes i made here
Have you had breakfast / lunch / dinner?
This way of asking the question would be fine. The answer could be:
Yes, I have. / Yes, I’ve eaten.
No, I haven’t./ No, I haven’t eaten yet.
My best wishes to you.
10 out of 10….Thank you dear Reabecca
How to play the video?
I can’t see the option play hence could’nt find video, anybody please!
dude just click on the video once or twice.it will start.
Great Rebeca. It was very nice lesson. Have a nice week.
dear teacher i am a new comor in your class so i want to improve my spoken english so plz helo me and tell me how can i use this site pleas i am waiting your replay
i am Naeem akhtar lahor pakistan
IT see that there’s a lot student learn with me. This a great lesson.
Thanks to all of you who took the time to send us your feedback. My best wishes to each of you, always.
10/10 thanks so much Rebecca, i feel lucky when i didn’t do time, i just be kidding
I got 10. I have difficulty for conversation, if I watch film it’s hard for me to understand what they are talking about. Please advice me how to do know what they are saying. Thank you Rebecca
Six idioms are useful englishlearners. Thanks Rebecca. Have a nice day.
I enjoyed this class & got 10 out of 10.
We’ve got a cool & smart professional madam.
Bravo..I’ve got a perfect score..this video is very helpful …more idiomatic expression please…
thank you so much Rebecca !! nice to meet you
Hey Dear! Thank you very much for the lesson. It was really helpful and useful as well. Can you please suggest how to remember these idioms for a long time because I forget after a week.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks, Rebecca your amazing. I really enjoyed your lesson and I learn a lot.
Thank you for your lesson, Rebecca. 9/10.
Thank you. Rebecca excellent class.
i got 10/10 thank you
Dear Rebecca please make a video about ‘on’which is really a problem for me,Eg: on exam,on project ,on the view,on some thing
James has made a video about on mainly talking about idioms with on..i think i’m on a very basic level..
Good lesson!! 10/10
It’s really helps! Thank you so much for understanding lessons !!
Thank you Rebecca for the good explanation . I had the best time when I was in Vancouver
hi , a great lesson from a great teacher.
i got 10 out of 10. i really like the way you teach us.
Thanks a lot!
extremely beneficial. Thanks =)
thanks rebecca you are a great teacher….
Your lessons are great as always. We learn tremendously from you, teacher. Useful and beneficial lesson.
I like the way you teach in your videos, and in every video I learn something new, so thank you very much!
Thank you very much Rebecca for this lesson
it was great and clear.thanks Rebecca…
super!10)thanks a lot!
Tank you.That was great. I had the time of my life.
Thanks for you lesson. I was little bit nervous to write comment. I was thinking what will happen if I write something wrong. My grammar is not good I do lots of mistake but after watching your lesson I’m not able stop myself writing about how good teacher you are. I have no words to thank you. I watch your lessons daily. They are very interesting,easy and perfect.
It’s okay! The important thing is to keep writing and practicing — and besides, we always love reading comments :)
Very useful lesson.Thanks!6/10
10 out of 10. Great lesson, Rebecca. You are a great teacher =D
a sincere thanks from my heart . i have learnt something from your video . thanks again , you’re my favourite teacher.
today. i have learn much more thing . i can use ” i had the time of my life” like ” a great time”
“take your time”=” don’t rush”
run out of time = not enough time to do something
i did time or i do time same as ” i spent time in prison
the last idiom is” ahead of one’s time” . this idiom is confusing me . please explaint this to me so that i can understand clearly. thanks a lot .
i have learnt many things from all of these comments . i used to be a little bit nervous to write in English . since i watching your videos , i feel more confident .
thanks u so much
i got 100%
10/10 thank you, its great.
90% thank you for usefull lesson
I got 100 %. Thanks Rebecca.
Thank you very much Rebecca .I have got 90 grades this time .
This lesson was so great. Thank you so much and wish you the best.
your lesson is useful as usual.
You’re a great teacher
thanks a lot and take care
I like these lessons ) Thank you , Rebecca!
THANKS FROM MOROCCO REBECCA YOU ARE A GOOD TEACHER GOD BLESS YOU
Thank you very much, Rebecca!
Quiz helped me to understand these idioms better:)
hi everybody..I am from brazil and really into english..rebeca I did´n understand de last one..´she was ahead of the time´ I´ve watched 4 times but it didn´t work…please help me…xxx
Very good lesson, thank you Rebeca
9/10. LOL I thought the young man keeps on blah, blah, blah…before going to propose. So I selected “taken too much time” Thank you, teacher!
I got 10 to 10 and I’m happy :D thank you Rebecca you’re just awesome. Bye for now :P
Another well lesson …100% score
Thanks a lot Ms. Rebecca! I got 100% and everyday I’m getting better in speaking english.
What an excellent topic! How conducive and useful!
We will never run out of time if we’ll start studying now.
Great. I had the time of my lesson 6 idioms. Thanks Rebecca
I got 100 for the quiz, thank you very much!
Hi! Rebecca it is my first comment, in fact I like all your tips and lessons. Why you don’t speak a mile minute so this way is easy to learn English congratulations for your job and help all student around the world.
are you from brazil? what your first language?
Hello Rebecca !
Your lesson reminded me several popular songs:
“You’re giving me the same old line…” (song “Not a second time” (“The beatles”) nearly equal to hard time right ?)
And ABBA sings a song “Dancing queen” where there’s word: “.. having the time of her life !” Rebecca your teaching is so nice and practical ! Thanks a lot ! VALE !
10 / 10, wow amazing!
thank you so much. it was very usefull for me
I wrote you many comments and requsted your email ID please Rebbeca email me through this:email@example.com
my quiz rebecca:
You got 10 correct out of 10.
I take my time. I study your lessons a lot of times.
I understand you better. Thanks you.
Great form to teach English! Congrats 8/10
it great to be in your class
thanks a lot. u made my life
10/10 Rebecca :)
i got 10/10.
what is the meaning of “HAVE time in your life”
I WASN’T FAMILIAR WITH THE IDIOMS BEFORE, BUT I’M REALLY STARTED LIKE THEM A LOT.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCED REBECCA FOR ALL THIS LESSONS YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
Thanks a lot for your lessons. They are always full of information. It`s so easy to learn Enlish with you. 10/10
10/10… It makes me happy and encourages me to improve more and more my idioms’learning
I got 10..
ME LOVE IDIOMS!
in quiz i cut a good figure that means i got 10/10. thanks Rebeca for your good lesson
A ten I got! yay !!!
one thing I wanna point out over here is while using idioms occasionally peers do not understand and it does give me a hard time explaining what i would have just told them.
Hi, Dear Teacher
as a 2L teacher I used to concentrate on forms (structures), but you make me concentrate on both the forms and form (meaning).
You are creative teacher.
Thanks a lot.
Very interesting lesson. Thank you very much
I can’t say anything except “Great” ♥♥♥
WOW I got 10\10 >> you are amazing >>> thank you >> I have enjoyed the lesson so mush
I hope you do more lessons like this ..
Thank you Rebacca for 6 Time Idioms. I got Full Score 100.
Excellet! Rebecca. Thank you very much.
Thank you for the explenation of the idioms. It was very helpfull for my understanding.
I got 100. I really like to watch and do the quiz. All your lessons are helpful to us. I have learned a lot from you. Thanks!
Rebecca thank you very much for your english classes, God bless you!!
It’s a nice class! Rebecca thank you for this remarkable class, I learn lot from this lesson. :))
Thank you very much Rebecca. Your English classes are amazing ! My English has improved since I started watching Engvid videos. I got 100%. All the best to you!
Thanks for the trivia Rebecca!
You got 8 correct out of 10.
Thanks Rebecca for good idioms!
Hi Rebecca! I have got 8/10. Good learning!
I got 100!! Thank you Rebecca ?
I got 100! Thank you very much.
thank you Rebecca
I am enjoying here ❤
I had been confused for i’ve had?
I watched this video twice on December 20, 2021, and took the quiz after watching it once. I got ten correct out of 10.
I had the time of my life while watching your lectures
I am enjoying here ❤
Such a great video! Rebecca, thank you so much!
I got 8/10.
Thank you! =)