Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)

[color=blue]The weekdays
A week consists of seven days:


The preposition used with days is ‘[color=blue]on’.
[color=blue]On Saturday, I will go to the cinema.
[color=blue]On Monday, I have to work.
He is going to play football [color=blue]on Friday.

:slight_smile: Ok? - Now…:

[color=green]The months
A year consists of twelve months:


The preposition used with months is '[color=green]in’.
My birthday is [color=green]in May.
We will travel to Australia [color=green]in December.
[color=green]In September, Jenny will start her studies.

The four seasons:

spring: March, April, May
summer: June, July, August
autumn: September, October, November
winter: December, January, February

A lot of flowers bloom in spring.
In winter it often snows.

:slight_smile: [color=darkred]Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand one last aspect:
[color=darkred]The date

When you write the date on top of a letter of example you write:
[color=darkred]Saturday, December 11th 2004 or
[color=darkred]Saturday, Dec 11th 2004

When you use a date in a sentence you do as follows:

His birthday is [color=darkred]on [color=darkred]October 21st.
Christmas is [color=darkred]on December 25th.
[color=darkred]On January 1st the new year begins.
We will arrive [color=darkred]on March 22nd.

[b]You also say:

in 1985
in 2004
in the 19th century
in the twenties[/b]

:smiley: Any questions? :smiley:

In Unit 13 we are going to learn even more about the days of the week and the months of the year.

Great!!! :twisted:

Dear …
Before I was so confusion that how do use date and week, now I am clear
Thanks for your teaching (sorry for my poor English)


it is very useful for beginners like me… :smiley:

This is pretty well for beginner. The proposition is doing important role to expose the subject of the line.
I really understand your thoughts…


comprehensive…nice presentation…:slight_smile:

Thank you very much for these lessons.For a long time preposition was very hard to understand for me,your lesson helped me to learn some of them.I have one question. Do we use both in and on with date?How can I understand which one I must use?

Thank you.

Tea Mgebrishvili

Hi Tea

Referring to a specific date is the same as referring to a specific day.
Sunny gave examples of this in her initial post.

For example, last Friday was June 20th.
Today I might ask you either one of these questions:

  • Did you work last Friday?
  • Did you work on June 20th?

(Note that we do not usually say “on last Friday”.)

Hi Yankee

Thank you very much for help.Now I am clear.
Thank for your answer. :slight_smile:

sir, really my great thanks to u .iam very much happy now because i have understood this topic very well.thanks a lot.
yours sincerly

First of all i would like to thank you for your emails.

I am writing here some e.g of Date. months please check it.
Today is 13th August 2008, on 16th of Aug is Rakhshabandan Day. I will go to my uncle"s house on this saturday to tie rakhi on my cousins wrist. This year Rakhshabandan day falls in summer season. My brithday is September i.e on 25th.

Hello, Sunny.

  1. I want to ask you a question about years. How to read (pronounce) 2000, 2002, 1000, 866, 54 for example? Or there are several versions?
  2. What is the word order when you read
  1. And one more question: I have bought a book in Paris, ‘The Louvre. Masterpieces’. In this book the authors write BCE, for example, the third millennium BCE, 2600 BCE. Or CE, like in the seventh century CE. Is it correct? And how to decode this abbreviations?
    Thank you.


  1. Two thousand/two thousand and two/one thousand/eight hundred and sixty-six/fifty-four. 2) The word orders seem fine. 3) these abbreviations are unknown to me. You might find help here: or here: define:CE


Thank you very much, Alan. Your advice is helpful as always.
As I could understand I should read the words in the following order:
Saturday, December, the eleventh, two thousand and four.
(or the eleventh of December? Which version sounds natural to you all?)

thanks for the lesson sue ! so if i want give any information which include months and date i must use ON? LIKE
eg; We’ll be busy on june 1st ?

let me know if i’m right?

Hi Gomez,

Yes, “on July 1st” is the correct phrase.
PS: What happened to your spelling?[YSaerTTEW443543]

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Hello everyone,

Thank you for your lesson.

:smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

It is really wonderful, nice presentation.

Thank you very much


very interesting lesson about date & months how we can use the months & date
and where we can use that is very impressive.
Before this lesson i was not clear about this subject.

thank you veru much for your kind support.

thank you very mau