Grammar 5-2 | Intermediate | CEFR B2

Subordinating Conjunctions - Time Words

Listen to short conversations using time words.

A: How should I make this omelet?
B: Well, first get two eggs and crack them in a bowl.
A: OK, what should I do next?
B: After you cack the eggs, you must whisk them up.
A: Alright. How long should I whisk them for?
B: Whisk them until they are evenly blended.
A: OK, what should I do next?
B: Well, actually, before you cook the eggs, you should chop up some ham and grate some cheese.
A: OK, I can do that. Is that all I should add?
B: No, you should chop up some onions and tomatoes too. While you are chopping them up, you can preheat the pan. Add a little butter once the pan starts to heat up.
A: Got it. Add the butter when the pan gets hot.
B: Once you do that, you can put the eggs in the pan. By the time you put the eggs in, the butter will be melted.
A: How long should I cook them for?
B: Cook the eggs until they start to bubble. As soon as they start to bubble, you need to flip the omelet.
A: OK, and when do I add the ingredients?
B: You can add the cheese, ham and vegetables after you flip the omelet.
A: Great, and what do I do after that?
B: As soon as the cheese starts to melt, you can flold the omelet. Then is it is ready to serve.
A: Great! What should I do then?
B: Well, once you finish the omelet, you can call me. I'm getting hungry, so by the time you finish, I'll be ready to eat.
A: OK, sounds good, but only if you clean up after we eat.
B: Deal.

Subordinating Conjuntions (1)

Learn about subordinating conjunctions for time (before, by the time, once, after, etc.) with this printable grammar lesson.

Answer the following questions about the interview.