TIME CONNECTIVES AND CONJUNCTION
They are to express events in chronological order, to illustrate the sequence of a story
In the beginning
In the middle
In the end
To illustrate time relationships (how are event relates to another in terms of time) you can use
ü At the same time
ü When, while, as
ü As soon as
In giving instruction or direction we may use the sequence markers or connectors such as:
ü First, go down this street
ü Next, turn left and go
ü Then look for the shop
ü After that, go up the little street
ü Finally, cross the bridge
Put the correct conjunctions and time connectives for the following paragraphs.
(1) ……………., in he deserts of Central Australia, there was a poor hungry goanna.
He had crawled all over the country and couldn’t find anything to eat. Tears rolled from his eyes as he lay under a rock, thinking he must surely die.
Just (2)……. he saw Perentie with an egg. “Perentie, my friend’, Goanna said, “will you share your egg with me, or will I surely die?”
“No”, said the selfish Perentie, “there is not enough for two.”
About an hour (3)……, Goanna saw Blue Tongue Lizard with a big juicy insect. “Blue Tongue, my friend”, Goanna said, ”will you share your food with m, or will I surely die?”
“Sure”, said the kind Blue Tongue. ”Here you are. I’ll do you a good turn. (4) ….., I might need your help.”