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Some people are always on time but others are always late – they never allow enough time to get somewhere. Lateness can also sometimes be attributed to an underlying fear of being early. Neil and Catherine talk about different people’s attitude to being on time.
This week’s question:
How many years would an atomic clock at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory take, approximately, to lose or gain a second? Is it…
a) 138 years
b) 138,000 years
c) 138 million years
Watch the video to find out the answer.
the fact of doing something at an agreed time and being on time
ability to achieve things on time
people who are always late because they don’t allow enough time to be somewhere
being against something
fixed times when things must be completed by
uncomfortable or nervous
To download the audio and a transcript, go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-201119