Lesson 15: Months of the Year

Marking The Calendar

DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! πŸ“˜

  • K: Which month were you born in?
  • D: I was born in February.
  • K: It’s January. Your birthday is coming soon!
  • D: Don’t remind me. I’m getting old.
  • K:Β You can always lie about your age.
  • D:Β In that case, I was born in December.

 

 

NEW SKILL

Using the verb “come.” Here are a few examples:Β πŸ“˜

  • come early
  • come late
  • come on time
  • come first
  • come last

 

Using verbs πŸ“˜

Normally in the present tense, we add S to the end of the verb in the 3rd person (he, she, it). πŸ“˜

come / comes give / gives

Examples:

  • January comes before February.
  • Dorothy gives money.

 

 

Special casesΒ πŸ“˜

Irregular verbs in English in the present tense follow simple rules. The only change that is made to these verbs is in the third person for he, she or it. πŸ“˜

If the verb ends in SS, X, CH, SH or the letter O, we add β€˜ES’ in the third person. πŸ“˜

do / does kiss / kisses fix / fixes wash / washes catch / catches

 

Examples:

  • Kevin does his laundry.
  • She kisses her husband.
  • He fixes the car.
  • The hairdresser washes hair.
  • The dog likes to play. It catches the ball.

 

If the verb ends in a Consonant β€˜Y’, we remove the Y and Β β€˜IES’ in the third person. πŸ“˜

carry / carries study / studies

Examples:

  • My brother carries his books.
  • Dorothy studies every night.

 

 

VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary and expressions below with your tutor. πŸ“˜

come πŸ“˜
carry πŸ“˜
before πŸ“˜
after πŸ“˜
study πŸ“˜
catch πŸ“˜
fix πŸ“˜
wash πŸ“˜
on time πŸ“˜
hair πŸ“˜

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EXERCISE

Fill in the blank with the correct month. πŸ“˜

  • May comes after April.
  • July comes before Β ___________.
  • __________ comes before October.
  • June comes after _________.
  • __________ comes after February.

 

Use the correct form of the present tense verb. πŸ“˜

  • He studies after dinner. (study)
  • They ________ their car. (wash)
  • Kevin _______ on time. (come)
  • She ________ a lot of work. (do)
  • The man _________ computers. (fix)

 

Does the sentence use the correct form of come? Answer with “yes” or “no.” If it is incorrect, say or write it correctly. πŸ“˜

  • Dorothy always come last. No Dorothy always comes last.
  • We usually come on time. __ Β _________________
  • The train come early.Β __ Β _________________
  • Please, do not comes late.Β __ Β _________________
  • They sometimes come first.Β __ Β _________________

 

Fill in the correct month of the year. If needed, use the photo above with months of the year. πŸ“˜

  • The 4th month of the year is April
  • The 10th month of the year is ___________.
  • The 2nd month of the year comes after ___________.
  • The 8th month of the year comes before __________.
  • ___________ comes before the 2nd month of the year.

 

 

 

Discussion Questions

  • What is your birthday?
  • Which is your favorite month? Why?
  • Which is your least favorite month? Why?
  • Describe the last time you were late to meet a friend.

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