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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

time benders
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

easily noticed

uncomfortable or nervous

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