Target 12-Chronological Order
chronological order organism ng wound the sequence of time. You write
about what happens first, then what happens second what happens after that, and
what finally happens.
Useful Words for Time
alter In conclusion
at time) in the 20, 1980
at birth in childhood, in infancy, as In the first half of the century
an adult, in adulthood, in old age in the first place, second place
at last later
at the turn of the century (decade) next, then subsequently
before on (day)
Between………. And previous
every (number) years, months, days) simultaneously, at the same time as
the first second third, etc. to begin with
the former, latter while
You can also study verb tenses in Target 5-Verb Tenses, page 182. Knowing
the correct verb tense will help you with chronological order.
Combine the pairs of sentences using after, while, or before. There may be more than one way
to combine these sentences. You may have to change pronouns and verb tenses.
The audience left the concert hall. The orchestra played the last note.
2 Look at the menu. Order your meal.
3 The lights went out. We lit a candle.
4 We were waiting for you in the coffee shop. You were waiting for us at the bookstore.
5 They filled the car with gas.’ The car ran out of gas.
“Barnspetrol filled up with petrol.
Put these sentences into chronological order.
1 In the future, the town hopes to build an art museum next to the old factory
2 Once the factory opened, river traffic increased, bringing raw materials to
the factories and taking munitions downstream to the major river portato
the mouth of the river.
3 In the early 1900s, Winston on Hudson was just a small town on the Hudson
4 Soon, Winston on Hudson became a tourist destination.
5 Today, the town’s munitions factory has been turned into artist studios.
6 Nothing happened in the town until after the start of the First World War was
a munitions factory opened.
7 Within ten years, cargo boats were followed by passenger boats bringing wel