6 Minute English - Is punctuality important?

We discuss people's attitude to being on time and why some people are always late.

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Hello, this is 6 Minute English from BBC learning English on nail punctuality. I mean being on time is not your strong point, but I do always never miss the program. I just don't want to be a millennial and then wait around for you people's attitude today announced I'm suddenly very and that's what we're discussing in this program. How important is punctuality. Anyway, Catherine as you're here on time, you're not going to miss out quiz question. No. No I said they don't want to miss out on not. So what is it? Well in 2011 researchers said that an atomic clock at a UK's National physical laboratory would have the best Lonesome accuracy of any in the world. How many years would it take approximately for it to lose or gain a second. Is it a 138 years B 138000?

OC 138 million years

So is 158000 G is more about people's timekeeping that's their ability to do things on time to be late. He thinks it's rude, but I might be late because the traffic was bad or I have extra things to do and I know most appointments. We makes. Late sounds like you might be a time Bender. It's something all the gray Spacey took it out on the BBC woman's hour program. Let's hear her definition of a Time Bender. Well, Jenny a time benza is actually somebody we all know very well they are the people who arrived lost any meeting or class or the moms whose children have to run into stood at the last minute the other people who don't want to be late. I have a strange resistance to being any like you and they die.

Hey, so I might be it under someone who doesn't allow it enough time to get somewhere because I always think I will have enough time. One thing that is guaranteed is you'll never be a early. You have a resistance to you fight against or are opposed to being on time to leave home just a little bit earlier Dead Lions, you know a fixed time when something must be completed by it's a deadline really matters. I'll make it but for less important things it's not worth getting too stressed if you say so Katherine being late makes me anxious which is why I always arrive early but therapist Philippa Perry might be able to explain you're more relaxed attitude to turn on keeping. You also spoke about this on the BBC's woman's our program. See if you can hear what her reasons are.

Seraphine conspicuous people with lights that the Uber traffic lights will be green generally stretch the time somehow in their minds and just think this time to do everything like they packed in. So she thinks being late is to do with social awkwardness. If you arrive too soon, you feel all quit that's uncomfortable and nervous waiting for others to arrive. Also, the fear of being conspicuous easily noticed or standing out in the crowd isn't very uncomfortable feeling but that's not why I might be late. It's the other reason Philippa Perry mentioned. I just think this time to pack everything in

But if it makes you happy, I will try to be on time next time. I'm okay, but before we run out of time, why don't you tell me if I had the right answer to the quiz was I correct? Yes. I asked you how many years it would take up that late for the UK's National physical laboratory atomic clock to lose or gain a second. Is it a 138 Years be a hundred and thirty-eight Thousand Years OC 138 million years thousand years and you are wrong. The answer is C 138 million years.

Vocabulary, we discuss today started with punctuality. This is about doing something other than agreed time and on time when we talked about someone that ability to achieve things on time and we heard about time fenders and time but people who are always late because they don't allow enough time to get someone like you would maybe it's because you have a resistance to being on time you are against being on time you fight against it must be completed by and some people also feel conspicuous easily noticed and they feel awkward uncomfortable or nervous. Thanks, Florida programs on our website at BBC learning English. Come by for now.

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