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A year is the average time it takes for the Earth to go once
round the Sun. There are 12 months or 52 weeks or 365 days
in a year. Every four years there is a leap year. It has 366
days. The names of the months are: January, February, March,
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November,
December. The days of the week are: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. There are 7
days in a week, 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour and
60 seconds in a minute.
There are four seasons in the year — spring, summer, autumn
The Sun rises in the east in the morning and sets in the
west in the evening. We tell the time by means of watches and
clocks. Big Ben is the clock on the tower of the Houses of
Parliament in London.
In the times of Julius Caesar the first month of the year
was March, which is now the third month. Now the first
month of the year is January. It is very cold in January.
The second month is February. It has twenty-eight days. Every
leap year February adds on a twenty-nineth day.
The third month — March is the first month of Spring. In
spring the days grow longer and the weather becomes warmer.
Spring like any other season has three months.
June, July and August are the summer months of which
July and August are the hottest ones. In summer I often go
to see my friends who live in the country. When my vacation
is over, I return to my native town.
In autumn the days grow shorter. The weather is bad. It
December is the twelfth and last month of the year. At the
same time it is the first month of winter. There is usually
much snow in winter. It's windy and frosty. But children
can enjoy going skating, skiing, tobogganing, thrawing
snowballs and making a showman.
1. How much does it take for the Earth to go once round
2. How many months are there in a year?
3. Where does the Sun rise?
4. Which month was the first in the times of Julius Caesar?
5. How many days has February?
Everyone knows that there are four seasons in a year:
spring, summer, autunm and winter. Each of them lasts 3
Spring comes in March and ends in May. It often rains in
spring, especially in April.
Summer is the hottest season in the year. It begins in June
and ends in August. In summer the sky is clear and cloudless.
The days are long and the nights are short and warm. Summer
brings fruits and vegetables. It is pleasant to spend this
season by the seaside or somewhere in the country.
The Autumn months are September, October and November.
The days are becoming shorter, the sun lose its force. It often
rains. It is the season of harvesting.
Winter lasts three month as well: December, January and
February. It is getting colder day by day. The sun shines
rarely and it snows of fen. But everything looks so pretty
covered by snow.
So in every season there are bright and dark sides. But we
must be thankful together whatever the weather.
1. How many seasons are there in a year?
2. How long does each month last?
3. What is the hottest season?
4. What are the Autumn months?
5. What are the Winter months?
6. What is the weather like in each season?
The year is divided into four seasons* they are spring,
summer, autumn and winter.
When winter comes, we are to spend more time at home,
because it is cold outside. Ponds, lakes, rivers and streams are
frozen, and the roads are some times covered with slippery ice
or deep snow. We may get fog, sleet and frost. The trees are
bare because bitter winds have stripped them of all leaves. In
spring nature awakens from her long winter sleep. The trees
are filled with new life. The weather gets gradually warmer
The fields and meadows are covered with fresh green grass.
The sky is blue and cloudless. At night millions of stars shine
in the darkness.
When summer comes the weather gets warmer and
sometimes it's very hot. It's the farmer's busy season. He
works in his fields from morning till night. Sometimes the
sky is overcast with heavy clouds. There are storms with
thunder, lightning and hail. Autumn brings with it the harvest
time. The days get shorter and the nights longer. The woods
turn yellow and brown, leaves begin to fall from the trees
The sky is grey and it often rains.
1. How many seasons are there in the year?
2. Why do we spend more time at home in winter?
3. We may get fog and sleet in winter, don't we?
4. What is the farmer's busy season?
5. What is your favourite season?