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Hi, everyone! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques.

  • In the first part of this lesson, I’ll talk about punctuality. 
  • In the second part, you will practice your spoken English with a mini-story.
  • And in the last section, I’ll mention the benefits of reading and listening.

“Hi, are we meeting at 5:00 p.m. to go to the movies? “
“Yes, of course! No problem. “
“I’ll see you then at 5 pm, sharp! Just be punctual this time! The movie starts on time.”

This would be a typical conversation between two friends. Unfortunately, for some people, punctuality is something, let’s say, flexible. I particularly like to be very punctual, and if I meet a friend, I always arrive a few minutes early.

Punctuality: It’s when we arrive somewhere on time.
Someone unpunctual doesn’t arrive on time.
Sharp means exactly on time. 

If you hang out with friends, it’s ok if you’re 5 minutes late. It’s best to arrive exactly on time, but very few people arrive exactly on time. Besides, it’s not the same, whether someone is waiting for you outdoors or in a coffee shop. Of course, if you have a meeting with a client, or it is business-related, it’s better to be punctual.


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