Phần mở đầu
A- Giới thiệu
|Henry:||Don’t forget we’re meeting on Friday for lunch.|
|Sarah:||Of course I haven’t forgotten.
But remind me where we’re eating.
|Henry:||The Riverside Restaurant. You’ve been there before.
Claire was with us. It was the Friday before she went to Australia. We had a good lunch.
Các cụm từ chỉ thời gian thường không có a/an hoặc the.
We’re meeting on Friday for lunch.
Tuy nhiên chúng ta dùng a/an hoặc the nếu có một cụm từ hoặc mệnh đề sau Friday, lunch,…
It was the Friday before she went to Australia.
Chúng ta thường dùng a/an hoặc the nếu có một tính từ.
We had a good lunch.
B- Năm, mùa và tháng
I was born in 1974.
We play cricket in summer / in the summer.
Winter always depresses me.
I start the course in September.
That was the year I was bom.
It was the winter of 1995 when things started to go wrong for the company.
C- Những thời điểm đặc biệt
We go away at Christmas.
Easter is early this year.
I’ll be home for Thanksgiving.
We had a wonderful Christmas.
I started work here the Easter before last.
D – Những ngày trong tuần
Yes, Thursday will be convenient.
I’ll see you on Tuesday evening.
The storm was on the Thursday of that week.
We went surfing at the weekend.
E – Những phần của ngày và đêm
I can’t sleep at night.
I prefer to travel by day / by night.
I must get to bed before midnight.
We were on the beach at sunset.
I hope to get there before dark.
It’s warmer in / during the day.
Someone got up in / during the night. We’re meeting in the morning.
They arrived at the hotel in the evening.
It was a beautiful sunset.
I couldn’t see in the dark.
F – Các bữa ăn
I’ll see you at breakfast.
We have supper at about eight.
I’m going out after lunch.
We had a quick breakfast.
The supper David cooked was excellent.
The meal was very nice.
We’ll need an evening meal.