# FOCUS 1 - unit 0: Seasons, dates, days, months, years

What's the date today?
Seasons, dates, days, months, years
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This lesson contains 29 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

Lesson duration is: 30 min

## Items in this lesson

What's the date today?
Seasons, dates, days, months, years

#### Slide 1 -Slide

What season is this?

#### Slide 2 -Open question

What season is this?

#### Slide 3 -Open question

What season is this?

#### Slide 4 -Open question

What season is this?

#### Slide 5 -Mind map

Br English - Am English
Autumn
Fall

#### Slide 6 -Slide

Match the pictures to the correct seasons.
autumn / fall
spring
summer
winter

A
spring
B
summer
C
autumn
D
winter

#### Slide 8 -Quiz

January
February
March
April
May
June

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Months
Days
days & months have CAPITAL letters in English
July
August
September
October
November
December

1
2
3
4
5
6
January
February
March
April
May
June

7
8
9
10
11
12
July
August
September
October
November
December

#### Slide 13 -Slide

Saying & writing the date
SAY

The grand opening is on the 13th of June.

Or:
The grand opening is on June the 13th.
WRITE

The grand opening is on 13th June

Or:
The grand opening is on June 13th.

date + month

#### Slide 15 -Open question

Which floor are we on?

#### Slide 16 -Mind map

When's Christmas Day?
date + month

#### Slide 17 -Open question

What is today's date?

#### Slide 18 -Mind map

Match the numbers correctly
st
nd
rd
th
11
30
31
22
42
5
1
3
103
71
13
2
83

Write the date:
12-04-2020

Write the date:
3-12-2008

Write the date:
22-09-1987

#### Slide 22 -Open question

What is today's date?

#### Slide 23 -Mind map

What day is it today?
not Sunday, but ...

#### Slide 25 -Slide

Difficult spellings
• eight / eighth / eighty
• fifth / fifty fifth / fiftieth
• ninth / ninety ninth
• twelfth / twelve
• four /fourteenth / fortieth
• one hundred / one hundredth

#### Slide 26 -Slide

So there are two ways of saying dates
in British English
How do you say May 17?
• The seventeenth of May
• May the seventeenth

#### Slide 27 -Slide

Americans say dates in a different way
In American English the month, NOT the day is usually given first and the is omitted

Example: February third       April sixth                  July twelfth

8/21/12 - August twenty-first two thousand twelve

#### Slide 28 -Slide

Years
• We usually divide the numbers in years up to 1999 into two sets of two: 1980 - nineteen eighty  and 2020 is twenty twenty
• We use oh not zero in the dates 1906 - nineteen oh six
• Years between 2001 - 2009 are read like ordinary numbers; 2009 - two thousand and nine
• Years from 2010 onwards can be read as numbers; 2013 - two thousand and thirteen