• it for time/day/distance/weather

Unit 33. it ...

What time is it?
It`s half past ten. (10.30)
It`s late.
It`s time to go home.

Unit 33. it ...

What day is it?
It`s 16 March.
It`s Thursday today.
It`s my birthday today.

Unit 33. it ...

How far is it from London to Bristol?
It`s a long way from here to the airport.
We can walk home. It isn`t far. *
It`s 20 miles from our village to the nearest town.
* Use far in questions ( is it far?) and negatives ( it isn`t far). Use a long way in positive sentences ( it`s a long way)

Unit 33. it ...

It`s raining.    It isn`t raining.   Is it snowing?
It rains/snows/rained/snowed.
It`s warm/hot/cold/fine/cloudy/windy/sunny/foggy/dark etc.
It`s a nice day today.

Compare it and there:

  • It rains a lot in winter. ( rains is a verb)
    but There is a lot of rain in winter. ( rain is a noun)
  • It was very windy . ( windy is an adjective)
    but There was a strong wind yesterday. ( wind is a noun)

there is and it is see Unit 31

  • it`s nice to ... etc


cheap/expensive/nice/good/ wonderful/terrible etc

to ...

  • It`s nice to see you again. ( it = to see you again)
  • It`s impossible to understand her. ( it = to understand her)
  • It wasn`t easy to find your house. ( it = to find your house)
  • Don`t forget it :
  • It `s raining again. ( not Is raining again)
  • Is it true that you are married? ( not Is true that ...?)