The Opening Hours are Different

The opening hours are different


The trading hours are not the same

Variations of a Question

Look at these variations of a question:

When do they open?
When are they open?
What time do they open?
What time are they open?

When are normal opening hours?
When are normal trading hours?
What time do they open and close?

Normal Opening Times

Normal opening times are from 9 to 5 Monday to Friday and maybe 9 to 12 on Saturday but it depends on the business.

9-5 Mon-Fri
9-12 Sat

In some major cities some business are open 24/7 (twenty-four/seven). That means they are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. They never close.

Open and Closed

“Open” and “closed” are adjectives:

It is open.

It is closed.

Open and Close

“Open” and “close” are verbs.

The shops open at 9 and they close at 5.

Opening Times in Spain

Opening times in Spain are different because in Spanish culture, people take a siesta after lunch and rest during the hottest part of the day.

Are you Spanish?

What are the opening hours in your region?

Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the Midday Sun

Formerly it was common to do this in many parts of the world. Only the English who came from a colder northern climate did not do it, so Kipling penned the famous line:

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

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