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Months of the Year


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Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn useful vocabulary and phrases connected with the theme Months of the Year.


I can say the months!

There are 12 different months. Each has a different name. 12 months together make one year.

Use in with months of the year. Use capital letters for the months of the year. Click on the pictures below to hear the sounds.

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How to say the date

To say dates in English you must learn the ordinals. Ordinal numbers are those that are used to indicate the order of something in a series. First, second, third, and thirty-first are all examples of ordinal numbers.

We use on for dates. Here are some examples.

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1st November

When is your birthday?
On the first of November.

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25th December

When is Christmas?
On the twenty-fifth of December.

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22nd July

What date is it?
It's the twenty-second of July.

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3rd August

What's the date today?
It's the third of August.

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Look at the pictures below, then ask and answer the questions. For example, When is Christmas? In December / On the twenty-fifth of December.

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There are lots of rhymes that should help you remember the months of the year. Here are some examples.

Play with these rhymes. Recite them in different ways, for example one line slowly, and one line quickly. Try to mime, make funny motions with your hands, or stamp, clap, knock. Just for fun!

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January, February, March, and April,
May, June, July, August, and September,
October, November, and December.

These are the months of the year.
Now sing them together so we can all hear.
How many months are there in a year?
Twelve months in a year!

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30 days has September,
April, June and November.
All the rest have 31
Except February alone,
Which has 28 days clear
And 29 in each leap year.

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January, February, March, and April,
May, June, July, August, and September,
October, November, and December.
These are the months of the year.

January, February, March, April, May,
June, July, August. Hooray, hooray!
September, October, November, December.
These are the months that I can remember!

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January, February, March, April,
May, June, July and August,
September is on its way,
October and November
And December is at the end.
Then we start all over again!