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  • Under what circumstances does time pass slowly and under what circumstances does it pass quickly?
  • How quickly does time pass in your English class?
  • How would you feel if you had no way of telling the time - no clock, watch or other device?
  • How do you feel if you find yourself stuck in a slowly moving queue?
  • If you had two extra hours in the day what would you do with them?
  • People often maintain that time seems to pass more quickly as they get older - does this happen to you? Why do you think this happens?
  • Time seems to pass more slowly when you are bored. What activities do you find especially boring?

At work[edit]

  • Do you feel that you have sufficient time to do everything you need every day? If not, how could you get more time?
  • In your country, is punctuality considered to be a virtue or do people regularly arrive late? How do you feel when colleagues arrive late for meetings?
  • Many people feel that much of the time they spend in meetings is wasted. Would you agree? If so, what do you think could be done to waste less time?
  • If people arrive late do they usually apologise? What do you think they should do?
  • Do you have some system to manage time such as making lists of priorities, or do you just do the first thing that comes to hand?
  • How good are you at meeting deadlines?

At home[edit]

  • How much time do you spend asleep? Would you like to spend less time sleeping?
  • What time do you get up and go to bed?
  • Are you able to wake up at a specific time without the use of an alarm clock?
  • Are the clocks changed by an hour in Spring and Autumn in your country? How long does it take you to adjust?
  • How do you feel when you lose an hour's sleep because the clocks are changed? How long to you take to adapt?
  • Have you ever spent an entire day "an hour out" because you didn't realise the change had happened? How did you notice your error?
  • How much time do you spend eating every day?
  • How much time do you spend on the internet? Would you like to spend more or less?

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