English for Speakers of Other Languages

H. Seasons, Calendar, Weather, Holidays & Time

Level: Newcomer

At the end of this topic, students will be able to...

  • Name days of week
  • Name months of the year
  • Name important holidays in American culture
  • Describe weather and seasons
  • Describe time of day
  • Tell time

Sample Language Patterns:

  • What day is it?
  • What day is today?
  • What month is it?
  • What year is it?
  • Day, week, month, weekend, year
  • Today, yesterday, tomorrow
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…
  • What is the time?What time is it?
  • What time do you…?
  • When will you…?
  • O’clock, half past, quarter till…
  • Hour, minute, second
  • a.m./pm.
  • Morning, noon, afternoon, evening,
  • What is your favorite holiday?
  • Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Valentines Day…
  • What is the weather like?
  • Today is … (rainy, sunny, cloudy…)