Months of the Year in English

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This calendar video will teach you how to express the months of the year 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 Months of the Year.

Ok, I know the months of the year are very difficult to pronounce and spell.

There’s twelve of them.

So, also, very difficult to remember.

Ok…

In this video, we are going to focus on pronunication, spelling and the short form of the month.

So, let’s take a look at the first one.

“January.”

“January.”

Ok, be sure to pronounce that correctly.

“January.”

“January.”

And for the spelling, remember we need a capital ‘J’.

A big ‘J’.

We always need this for each month.

The capital letter.

Ok, so “January.”

And the short form…’Jan.’.

With a period.

This is called a period.

So, ‘Jan.’.

Capital letter.

Period.

The next month is probably the most difficult month for my students to pronounce and spell.

Ok, they’re always confused with this.

Ok, now let’s focus on the ‘F’.

This is an ‘F’ sound.

“fff.”

Your teeth should touch your lip.

“fff.”

And this is a ‘b’ sound.

“bbb.”

Ok…

So we should think of this as “Fe…”, “Fe…”, “bru…”, “bru…”, “ary…”.

“Fe..bru..ary.”

“Fe..bru..ary.”

“February.”

“February.”

“February.”

Ok, it’s very difficult.

“February.”

“February.”

So, it takes a lot of practice…

Also, the spelling…

Ok, my students are often confused with the spelling and the ‘R’s’.

“February.”

And the short form…

‘F-e-b’ period.

The next four…little bit easier.

Ok…

“March.”

“March.”

“April.”

“April.”

“May.”

“May.”

And “June.”

“June.”

Ok…

And the short form.

Capital, remember the capital.

‘M-a-r’ period.

‘A-p-r’ period.

‘May’ is special.

There is no short form.

‘May’ is just always ‘May’.

So you should never have a ‘period’ here.

Never have the same.

“May.”

Only ‘May’.

“June.”

‘J-u-n’ period.

Ok, so the first six…one more time.

“January.”

“February.”

“March.”

“April.”

“May.”

“June.”

Ok, let’s take a look at the last six months starting with “July”.

Ok…

So, don’t be confused with ‘June’.

“July.”

Again, captial letters here.

‘J-u-l’ period.

The next one.

“August.”

“August.”

This is “aww”.

‘A-u’ is “aww”.

“August.”

Ok and the short form.

‘A-u-g’ period.

“September.”

“September.”

“September.”

‘S-e-p’ period.

“October.”

“October.”

“October.”

‘O-c-t’ period.

“November.”

“November.”

“November.”

Ok, this is a ‘v’.

“Vvv.”

“November.”

“November.”

And the last month.

“December.”

“December.”

Ok, so let’s go through the last six again.

“July.”
“July.”

“August.”
“August.”

“September.”
“September.”

“October.”
“October.”

“November.”
“November.”

“December.”
“December.”

Whew…that’s all the twelve months.

Ok…

So, let’s move on.

4:25 [Part 2]

Ok, we’re going to look at three important questions, should know when asking about ‘month’.

Here’s the first question.

“What month is it?”

Ok…

Now, remember with the pronunciation of ‘month’.

“Month.”

You tongue should come out.

“Month.”

“What month is it?”

“What month is it?”

Ok…

Your answer will begin with ‘It’s…’; ‘It is’…’It’s’.

“It’s January.”

“What month is it?”

“It’s January.”

Alright…

Some people may say, “Which month is it?”

Ok…

“Which” is ok…”What” is ok, but more common is the ‘What’.

“What month is it?”

“It’s January.”

Alright…

Next question.

“What’s next month?”

Ok…

“What’s next month?”

Ok, so, this is asking about the future…’next month’.

“What’s next month?”

Now, some people will answer…

“It ‘will be’… February.”

Ok, that’s ok.

But more common is just simply “It’s February.”

Ok…

This is probably what most people will say.

“It’s February.”

“What’s next month?”

“It’s February.”

The last question.

“What was last month?”..in the past.

Ok, we’re using ‘was’…in the past.

“What was last month?”

“It was…December.”

“It was December.”

Ok…

“What month is it?”

“It’s January.”

“What’s next month?”

“It’s February.”

“What was last month?”

“It was December.”

Ok…

So, that’s how you ask and answer about the months.

Ok…

Let’s go to the next part.

6:19 [Part 3]

Here are three more questions on how to use ‘months’ in a sentence.

Ok…

Let’s take a look.

These questions are talking about some activity or event that will happen in a month.

Ok…

So when we’re talking about an acitivty or event that will happen in a month, we need to use the preposition ‘in’.

Ok, when we’re talking about ‘Days of the Week’, we had to use the preposition ‘on’.

But for ‘months’, we use the preposition ‘in’.

Remember that.

Ok, so here’s some questions.

“Which month were you born?”

 

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8:01 [Part 4]

Ok, we’re at the end of the video, but before I go, I want to talk about some mistakes again.

Ahhh…please be careful with your spelling.

Let’s take a look at these three.

These three are very common.

As you can see, “No”.

Don’t spell these words like this.

Now the first one…

We can guess this month is “February”, but the students are confused with the ‘V’ and the ‘b’.

They’re writing “Fevruary”.

Also, they’re missing a ‘u’.

Ok, so there’s lots of mistakes with spelling ‘February’.

Be careful.

Don’t do this.

The next one is “April”.

“April.”

But they’re writing a ‘v’.

I don’t know why they’re writing a ‘v’, but they’re writing a ‘v’.

It should be a ‘p’.

So don’t…don’t write “Avril”.

“April.”

And the last one.

I can understand the mistake.

“December.”

“December.”

Ok, I understand because this is actually a ‘c’.

“sss”…it makes an ‘s’ sound.

“December.”

But, you got to be careful.

You need the ‘c’.

“December.”

Alright…

So, anyway, with the ‘s’…don’t write like that.

Ok, so you got to be very careful with the spelling of the months.

Alright…

So that’s the ‘Months of the Year’.

I hope you understand.

Ahhh..there’s twelve of them.

I know it takes a lot of practice to pronounce and to spell.

But you need to do a lot of self-study to master them.

Ok…

I want you to be perfect with them.

Ok, that’s it for this video.

See you next time.

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