Days of the Week in English

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This calendar video will teach you how to express the days of the week in English.  You will learn how to write and say all the months.  It is very important that all students know the months of the year.  Study them, know them, use them!
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[Part 1]

Hello, everyone.

In this video, we are going to talk about ‘The Days of the Week’.

Ok, now the days of the week..you must know…you must remember them.

We’re going to talk about the pronunciation, the spelling and the short form.

Ok…

So, let’s get started.

Here they are.

Of course, there’s only seven days of the week to remember.

The first one here…

“Monday.”

Ok, so listen carefully…how I pronounce it.

“Monday.”
“Monday.”

The next one.

“Tuesday.”
“Tuesday.”

The next one.

Ok, this one’s a little difficult.

“Wednesday.”
“Wednesday.”

Ok, what’s the problem?

Now ‘Wednesday’ has a ‘d’.

But when we say ‘Wednesday’, uhhh…we don’t say the ‘d’ sound.

We don’t say “Wed-nes-day”.

Ok…

It’s “Wednesday.”

So this is “Wednesday.”

“Wednesday.”

Ok…

The next one.

“Thursday.”
“Thursday.”

Ok, it has a ‘t-h’.

“th…th..th.”

Your tongue has to come out.

“Thursday.”
“Thursday.”
“Thursday.”

Alright…

Next one.

“Friday.”
“Friday.”

We have an ‘f’.

“F…F.”

Your teeth should touch your lip.

“Friday.”
“Friday.”

Ok…

“Saturday.”
“Saturday.”

And the last one.

“Sunday.”
“Sunday.”

Ok, let’s do them again…very quick.

“Monday.”
“Tuesday.”
“Wednesday.”
“Thursday.”
“Friday.”
“Saturday.”
“Sunday.”

Ok…

But I hope you can do them really fast.

Ok, so like “Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday.”

Ok…

You should practice until you can do it that way.

Alright, let’s look at the spelling now.

Now the spelling…ok…now they’re very difficult to remember how to spell.

But please, know the correct way of how to spell.

So, the first one ‘Monday’.

Now, the first letter is always big.

It’s always a ‘capital’ letter.

The big letter.

You must always put the capital.

So, ‘Monday’.

‘Tuesday’, capital ‘T’.

Capital ‘W’.

Capital ‘T’.

Capital ‘F’…

And these two have the capital ‘S’.

The big ‘S’.

Ok…

You always have to make that capital.

And the spelling…yeah, as I said, little bit difficult to remember.

Ok, you’d have to do some self-study and remember how to spell.

The short form.

‘Monday’.

These are the official short form of the days of the week.

Again, you need the capital letters.

And the ‘period’ at the end.

Ok…

So, ‘m-o-n’ period.

“Tuesday.”
“Wednesday.”
“Thurs.”

Ok…

This is not very short, ok..but you need that.

That’s considered the official short form.

“Friday.”
“Saturday.”
“Sun.”

Alright, so that’s the pronunciation, spelling and short form, but before we move on I want to talk about one more thing.

These days of the week…

‘Monday’ to ‘Friday’.

Those are called the ‘weekdays’.

Ok…

“Monday.”
“Tuesday.”
“Wednesday.”
“Thursday.”
“Friday.”

‘Weekdays’.

Ok, those are the working days.

The ‘Weekdays’.

And, of course, ‘Saturday’ and ‘Sunday’…

That’s the ‘weekend’.

Ok…

So, ‘Weekdays’.

‘Weekend’.

Remember that, also.

Ok, let’s move on to a few examples.

4:12 [Part 2]

Ok, we’re going to talk about three important questions…talking about the day.

And the questions are talking about ‘today’, ‘tomorrow’ and ‘yesterday’.

Let’s take a look at the questions.

Ok…

Now, the first one is very important.

“What day is today?”
“What day is today?”

Now some people, they will say “Which day is today?”

Ahh..ok, that’s a little strange.

More common is using “What”.

“What day is today?”

So, your answer “It’s…”.

Ok, your answer should always begin with “It’s…”.

“What day is today?”

“It’s Monday.”

Ok…

Now, some people don’t use “It’s”.

“What day is today?”

“Monday.”

Ok…

That’s ok.

But, better is using the ‘it’s’.

“It’s Monday.”

Ok, that’s grammatically correct.

That’s a full sentence.

“It’s Monday.”

Alright…

Let’s look at the next one.

“What day is tomorrow?”

Ok, so ‘tomorrow’….in the future.

“What day is tomorrow?”

Again, “It’s Tuesday.”

Ok, “What day is tomorrow?”

“It’s Tuesday.”

Now, it is also possible..because it’s ‘future’, we can say, “What day will be tomorrow?”.

“It will be Tuesday.”

Ok…

“What day will be tomorrow?”

“It will be Tuesday.”

But actually…that’s ok, but this is more common.

“What day is tomorrow?”

It’s easier.

“What day is tomorrow?”

“It’s Tuesday.”

Alright…

The last one here.

“What day was yesterday?”

Ok, ‘yesterday’…in the past.

“What day was yesterday?”

Ok, we’re using…we’re changing the ‘be’ verb..”is”, “is”, to “was”.

Past tense.

“What day was yesterday?”

“It was Sunday.”

“It was Sunday.”

“What day was yesterday?”

“It was Sunday.”

Ok, so again, let’s review.

“What day is today?”

“It’s Monday.”

“What day is tomorrow?”

“It’s Tuesday.”

“What day was yesterday?”

“It was Sunday.”

Ok…

This is the best way to ask and answer these questions.

Alright…

Let’s move on.

6:36 [Part 3]

Ok, we’re going to look at three more questions talking about how to express days of the week.

Now, these questions are not talking about ‘what day is today?’ or ‘tomorrow’ or ‘yesterday’.

These questions are asking about…uhh…some event.

Ok, something is going to happen on a day.

Ok…

And when something is going to happen, on a day, before we say the day, we should always use the preposition ‘on’.

Ok, we need that preposition ‘on’.

So the first question.

“When is our date?”

“When is our meeting?”

Ok, I have to meet you.

“When is our date?”

Ok, and you should answer with ‘on’.

“On Friday.”

Ok…

“We’re going to meet on Friday.”

You need that preposition.

This is our event…our meeting.

When?

“On Friday.”

Next question.

“Which days do we have English class?”

Ok, “Which days do we have English class?”

Now, this is asking “days”.

“Which ‘days’ do we have English class?”

Well, “On Mondays.”

Ok, “On Mondays.”

So, the event is English class.

When?

“On Mondays.”

And the last question.

“When is my homework due?”

“When is my homework due?”

“When do I need to give my homework?”

That’s the event.

“On Wednesday.”

Ok, “On Wednesday.”

Ok, so when asking questions about ‘what day is today’, ‘tomorrow’ and ‘yesterday’, you use “it’s”.

But when your asking about some event..ok..something is going to happen on a day…you have to use the preposition ‘on’.

Alright…

Let’s move on.

8:32 [Part 4]

Ok, we’re at the end of the video, but before we go, I want to talk about some common spelling mistakes that my students do.

Let’s take a look.

Ok, so here are some days of the week, but the spelling is wrong.

And the first one is ‘Thuesday’.

Ok, a lot of my students write ‘Thuesday’.

I don’t know what day ‘Thuesday’ is…uhhh…

I think they’re confused between ‘Tuesday’ and ‘Thursday’.

And somehow they’re mixing ‘Tuesday’ and ‘Thursday’ for ‘Thuesday’.

Ok, don’t write ‘Thuesday’.

There is never a ‘Thuesday’.

Be careful.

Next one.

“Wednesday.”

Ok, so ‘Wednesday’ has a ‘d’, in the spelling there’s a ‘d’.

But, of course, we don’t say “Wed-nes-day”.

We say “Wednesday.”

So lots of students spell it as they hear it.

Ok, you got to be careful.

There is a ‘d’.

So this ‘Wednesday’, sorry this is wrong.

No!

Don’t do this.

The next one.

“Saturday.”

Looks good.

‘Saturday’, but be careful because this is a ‘u’, not an ‘e’.

“Saturday.”

So, don’t spell it with the ‘e’.

The last two.

“Monday” and “Sunday.”

‘Monday’.

What’s wrong?

Well, the spelling is ok, but there’s too much space here.

Ok…

A lot of students separate the ‘day’.

‘Tues…day’.

‘Wednes…day’.

They put too much space.

Ok, it’s one word.

It should be very close.

Be careful.

Not too much space.

And the last one, ‘Sunday’.

What’s wrong?

Well, as I old you, it always starts with a capital letter.

So, if you write it with a small ‘s’, that’s wrong.

Ok…

Alright, so…

Don’t make these spelling mistakes.

Ahh..those are the days of the week.

You have to remember all seven.

The pronunciation and the spelling.

Takes some self-study, but I know you can do it.

Alright…

That’s it for this video.

See you next time.

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