Presentation on theme: "DATES DATES British English"— Presentation transcript:
1 DATESDATESBritish EnglishIn British English the day is usually put before the month. If you wish, you can add the ending of the ordinal number.You write: 1st October, 2006You read: The 1st of October two thousand and sixAmerican EnglishIn American English the month is usually put before the day. If you wish, you can put the definite article before the day. It is common to write a comma before the year.You write: October 1st,2006You read: October the first two thousand and sixYearsFrom 2000 onwards, years are pronounced like ordinary cardinal numbers.two thousandtwo thousand and sixEarlier years are pronounced differently: the first two figures are a number and the last two figures are a number.Nineteen seventy-two1515 – Fifteen fifteenDAYSMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayMONTHJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberSEASONSSpringSummerAutumnwinterWhen you give an exact date, use the preposition on.I was born on October 11th 1972If you want to give the month or the year without anexact date, use the preposition in.I was born in OctoberI got married in 1999
2 Ordinal Numbers from 1 through 1,000,000 Ordinal numbers, are numbers used to denote the position in an ordered sequence : first, second, third, fourth, etc.Ordinal Numbers from 1 through 1,000,0001StFirst11thEleventh21stTwenty-first31Thirty-first2ndSecond12Twelfth22Twenty-second40Fortieth3rdThird13Thirteenth23Twenty-third50Fiftieh4Fourth14Fourteenth24Twenty-fourth60Sixtieth5Fifth15Fifteenth25Twenty-fifth70Seventieth6Sixth16Sixteenth26Twenty-sixth80Eightieth7Seventh17Seventeenth27Twenty-seventh90Ninetieth8Eighth18Eighteenth28Twenty-eight100One hundredth9Ninth19Nineteenth29Twenty-ninth1,000One thousandth10Tenth20Twentieth30Thirtieth1,000,000One millionthOrdinal numbers such as 21st, 33rd, etc., are formed by combining a cardinal ten with an ordinal unit.
3 EXERCICES CORRECTION Write down the following dates 27/09/2006 : __________________________________06/30/1998 : __________________________________01/01/2004 : __________________________________11/10/1993 : __________________________________CORRECTION