Basic English Quiz

"Calendars and Dates"

Pre-Listening Exercise

Learning how to understand and say dates correctly takes practice, especially when hearing numbers.

  • January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, thirtieth, thirty-first

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

1. The school begins on ____.

2. My sister will travel to France on ____.

3. We'll take the test on ____.

4. On ____, the store will have a big sale.

5. Can you send me an email by _____?

6. You need to turn in your homework by _____.

7. What time will your mom _____?

8. The new students ____.

9. My girlfriend _____.

10. (You hear) __________.

Post-Listening Exercise

Finish these sentences with your own ideas.

  1. When is your birthday? >> 
    My birthday is on _________________.
  2. When is the next holiday in your country? >>> 
    The next holiday in my country is on _____________.
  3. When does school end? >>> 
    In my country, school ends on _________________.
  4. When does spring begin in your country? >>> 
    Spring begins on _________________.
  5. ______________________________ (your own idea)

Listening Script

  1. The school begins on March seventh.
  2. My sister will travel to France on January nineteenth.
  3. We will take the test on November twenty-second.
  4. On June eighth, the store will have a big sale.
  5. Can you send me an email by September thirtieth?
  6. You need to turn in your homework by May fourteenth.
  7. What time will your mom come on July second?
  8. The new students arrived on December twenty-ninth.
  9. My girlfriend and I went out for the first time on May first.
  10. I will return to my country on October fifth.