It’s time to learn new vocabulary. Today I’m going to teach you some expressions with time, so keep watching. Welcome back, I’m Teacher Mark and today I’m going to teach you some expressions with time. So are you ready? Let’s begin. The first expression. ‘At the last minute’. So this means, almost too late. We were just about to cancel the meeting when the boss showed up at the last minute. Okay, ‘showed up’ is a phrasal verb meaning ‘arrived’, ‘to arrive’ Ok, so we almost canceled the meeting but the boss arrived just as we were going to leave. ‘Sooner or later’. This means, eventually. So, our friend T.Chair is not here now, but he’ll arrive sooner or later. See we could use ‘show up’ here as well. He’ll ‘show up’ sooner or later. Another one, an extra one for you. Ok so basically he will arrive eventually. Because we all know that our friend teacher, he’s not always around, he tries to be, but sometimes he arrives when he wants to. Ok, next expression. ‘Once in a blue moon’. This means very rarely, not often. So, I do go to London once in a blue moon but it’s very expensive. Because London is expensive. I love to go to London, and now that I’m living in Brazil, it’s even more expensive. So I don’t get an opportunity to go to London. Anyhow, ok so there’s the first three expressions. I have more. Are you ready for more? Let’s go. ‘At the crack of dawn’. At crack of dawn means, very early. So, tomorrow, we start early. So you’ll need to be up at the crack of dawn. In other words, you will need to wake up early. ‘For donkey’s years’. What does this mean? A donkey is an animal. What’s a that got to do with time? Well, it means not for a long time. So, I love playing tennis, but I’ve not played in donkey’s years. In other words, I haven’t played tennis for a long time. Even if I love playing it. ‘In this day and age’. It means in modern times, nowadays. In this day and age nobody sends letters, email is much more efficient. Do you agree? Do you send emails and not letters? I think you’ll find most of us do. But maybe you send the odd letter. But anyhow, I think there’s some truth to this sentence. Ok, let’s go for the last few. Ok, the final three expressions with time. You will have had nine new expressions with time. Ok, so ‘not in a month of Sundays’. This means never. So, me get married, not in a month of Sundays. My freedom is too important. So, this person doesn’t want to get married because freedom is the most important thing to them. Maybe they’re a little selfish. Ok, ‘better late than never’. Well, this means that it’s better that something happens late, opposed to not happening at all. So, finally you’ve arrived, suppose it’s better late than never. And this this sentence, is aimed at T.Chair. T.chair, where were you? You were supposed to be here to help me with the class. You arrive late I told you he would arrive sooner or later, well obviously he arrived later. Oh well, suppose it’s better late than never. ‘Every other week’, it means every two weeks or every fortnight. So, in English, if somebody tells you I will see you in a fortnight, they mean they will see you in two weeks time. so every two weeks, every fortnight, this can be changed. You could say every other day, every other week, every other month depends on the time. And I will post a new video every other week. So this is true, this is very important because I will post a brand new video on my channel every other week. So every two weeks, you will receive a new video. I hope you enjoyed this video, and I hope that you’re not as upset with T.Chair as I am because he’s not he’s not doing me any favors. He is supposed to be here to help me. Anyhow, I will see you in my next video, take care, bye bye. Thank you for watching. I hope you enjoyed the video. If you did, don’t forget to subscribe by clicking this MW English Services icon by here. If you’ve already subscribed, there are also two more videos by here that you might be interested in watching. If you’ve already seen these, then go to my channel for more take a bye bye.