English dates and days listening dictation

by Lea Hook / 29 March 2016 / No Comments

Do you know your English days of the week and dates like first (1st) second (2nd) third (3rd) and fourth (4th) ?

First, have a quick look at the how to pronounce the days and dates, below.
Then listen to the video of Louisa giving 8 dates.  Write what you hear.
The answers are at the bottom of the page. No cheating! Watch the video first

How to pronounce the days:                                   How to pronounce the dates

Monday (Mun-day)                                                           First, twenty first, thirty first (1st, 21st 31st)
Tuesday (choose-day)                                                     Second, twenty second, (2nd, 22nd)
Wednesday (Whenz-day)                                               Third, twenty third (3rd, 23rd)
Thursday (Thurz-day)                                                      Fourth, twenty fourth (4th, 24th) fifth, sixth etc.
Friday (Fry-day)                                                                 eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth etc.


Start dictation now. Watch  video>>



No cheating! Watch the video first and write what you hear.   Answers:

1. Here is the new project. It must be done by Tuesday 20th.

2. The meeting is set for Wednesday 21st March.

3. The deadline is the 22nd – that’s a Thursday.

4. We have 3 days before the deadline. That only gives us until Monday 12th.

5. It’s OK, it doesn’t have to be complete until Wednesday 7th March.

6. Can we arrange a meeting for next Tuesday 27th ?

7. They have until the Thursday 15th  March to complete it.

8. We must have all the work in by Friday 30th – that’s the last working day of the month.

Further practice:

Answer these:  
1. When is your birthday?
2. When is Christmas day?
3. What is the date today?
4. What is the date tomorrow?
5. When will you go on holiday this year?


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