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Saying and writing dates

With dates what we say and what we write are different.

A TV newsreader is talking about a police Photofit of a criminal. The Photofit looks like the newsreader.

The attack took place on the 10th of January 2000 and 13.

What we say and what we write are different.
• We write 16th April 2006, but we say the 16th of April 2000 and 6.

Also, date first, then month, then year. It’s logical and clear.
• 16th April 2006 or 16/04/06

Remember: The 16th of April 2000 and 6.
  • Exercise 1

    Write these dates as you would say them.

    For example, 31st July 2001 is said as the thirty-first of July two thousand and one.

    Write these dates as you would say them.

    For example, 31st July 2001 is said as the thirty-first of July two thousand and one.

     

    Exercise 2

    The dates below are as you would say them. Write them how you would . . . write them.

     For example, the thirty-first of July two thousand and one is written as 31st July 2001.

    The dates below are as you would say them. Write them how you would . . . write them.

    For example, the thirty-first of July two thousand and one is written as either 31/07/01 or 31st July 2001.

    Exercise 3

    Listen to the audio file and write the dates you hear.

    For example, if you hear the thirty-first of July two thousand and one then write 31st July 2001.

     

    Listen to the audio file and write the dates you hear.

    For example, if you hear the thirty-first of July two thousand and one then write either 31/07/01 or 31st July 2001.

  • Rememeber: The 16th of April 2000 and 6.

    On the 1st of January 2000 and 15 the gym was busy.

     A gym in London is empty on 31st December. On 1st January it is busy. On 2nd January it is empty again.

  • Saying and writing dates
    Do this video lesson if you need more help. (5:00)

    First, second, third or 1, 2, 3?
    One, two, etc. for counting. First, second, etc. for showing the order of something. (3:00)

    Vocabulary Video Lesson: Etiquette 1
    This vocabulary lesson will help you define etiquette, formal, polite, behaviour, manners, offend, rude, tact, faux pas and uncouth. (8:00)