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Learning days dates English basics lesson 

What will I be learning during the lesson days and dates English lesson?

During this lesson you will learn what each day of the week is called. The next part of the lesson you will start learning the numbers that are used with dates. You will then learn the 12 months of the year and how to write the date in full using the day, month  and year.

Dates using ordinal numbers

 There are between 28 and 31 days in every month. to be able to write dates in English you must learn the ordinal numbers 1 to 31.

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th

 

first
second
third
fourth
fifth
sixth
seventh
eighth
ninth
tenth
 

21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
28th
29th
30th
31st

twenty-first
twenty-second
twenty-third
twenty-fourth
twenty-fifth
twenty-sixth
twenty-seventh
twenty-eighth
twenty-ninth
thirtieth
thirty-first

11th
12th
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
18th
19th
20th

 

eleventh
twelfth
thirteenth
fourteenth
fifteenth
sixteenth
seventeenth
eighteenth
nineteenth
twentieth      

 

 

 

Learning ordinal numbers video

Days of the week

The seven days of the week are called. . . . Learning days dates English basics lesson

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Short form (written only) DO NOT use when speaking

Sun        Mon         Tue          Wed              Thu           Fri         Sat

Months of the year

How months of the year are there?

There are twelve months of the year

The 12 months of the year are.....

Below are the twelve months of the year and the shorten written form. When speaking DO NOT use the shorten form!

January

February

March  

April

May

June

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

July

August

September

October

November

December

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

How many days are there in each month?

January has 31 days

February has 28 days (29 days in a leap year) (leap year every 4 years0

March has 31 days

April has 30 days

May has 31 days

June has 30 days

July has 31 days

August has 31 days

September has 30 days

October has 31 days

November has 30 days

December has 31 days

How to write the year

Write =   how to say the year

2012 =  Two thousand and twelve

2011 =  Two thousand and eleven

2010 =  Two thousand and ten

2009 =  Two thousand and nine

2000 = The year two thousand

1972 = Nineteen seventy-two

How to write the date

To write the date you write the day first,  month and then the year.

Day       Month Year
15th September         2012

19th October 2012 = 19 / 10 / 2012

4th August 1972 = 04 / 08 / 1972

How to say the date

To say the date you must use the word 'the' definite article before the day and the preposition of  before the month.

19th October 2012 = The nineteenth of October Two thousand and twelve
4th August 1972 = The 4th of August nineteen seventy two

Using prepositions with dates

Use on to give an exact date

I was born on 6th of September

I am going to a party on the 12th of October

Use in when you want to use a month or year without an exact day

I was Born in March

I was born in 1975

Exercise writing dates in full

The following exercise copy and write the questions and answer them.

  1. Try writing your birthday in full: - example The seventeenth of May nineteen eighty-eight
  2. your parents birthdays in full
  3. I was born in the month of _______
  4. I was born in the year ________ (use words for your answer not numbers 1988)
  5. I was born on ______________ 

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