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Saying when is at the developing stage of learning English focusing on the basic vocabulary and structures for social interaction and academic experiences. There are puzzles and quizzes to reinforce your learning so you feel confident when you are talking about time.

About 20-30 minutes.Strengthening new vocabulary for saying when things happen.Developing stages of learning English.

Year Dates
We devide the numbers in years up to 1999 into two sets of two-digit numbers, e.g. 1980 – nineteen eighty; we use ‘oh’ not zeo in dates, e.g. 1903 -nineteen oh three; years between 2001-2009 are read like ordinary numbers, e.g. 2004 – two thousand and four; years from 2010 onwards can be read as numbers, e.g. 2012 – two thousand and twelve, but are often read as twenty twenty, etc.

Using prepostions with times and dates
It can be confusing which preposition to use with days, months, seasons, times, dates, and years.

  • on Monday, on New Year’s Day
  • in April, in summer
  • at 7.00 a.m., at lunchtime, at the weekend
  • on the fifth of June
  • in 2020

*British and American English, e.g. at the weekend (BrE), but on the weekend (AmE).

Extra Saying When Exercises

Exercise 1Exercise 2Exercise 3Extensions
1. Write down dates of national holidays from your country.
2. Write three dates that are important to you.
3. Write three question which begin with When did you last …? Ask your friend and write their answers down.
4. Make a quiz of the most important dates in history.

Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

We add reading and writing exercises on a regular basis. Why not bookmark our site, so you can come back to practice anywhere or at any time of the day?
In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A2 Key test.

Part 1 - Listen to conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 2 - Listen to a monologue and complete gaps in a page of notes.

Part 3 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

Part 4 - Listen to  conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 5 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the Elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

A2 Key | B1 Preliminary | B2 First

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