Grammar 1-06 | True Beginner | CEFR A1

Days of the Week

Listen to these short conversations using days of the week.

Conversation 1

Man: What days do you work?
Woman: I work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I don't work Wednesday.
Man: Wow, that is a nice schedule.
Woman:: Yeah, but I sometimes work on Saturday. What about you?
Man: I work Monday to Friday.
Woman:: Nice, you have weekends off.
Man: Yes, I never work on Saturday or Sunday.

Conversation 2

Man: When is the party?
Woman:: The party is on Saturday.
Man: Ooh, I have a game on Saturday.
Woman:: Oh, that's too bad.
Man: I am only free on Sunday.
Woman:: Sorry! On Sunday I am busy.

Conversation 3

Man: What days do you have English class?
Woman:: I have class on Monday and Thursday.
Man: When do you have math class?
Woman:: I have maths class every day.
Man: Ooh, what about history class?
Woman:: I have history class on Wednesday.
Man: Wow, you have a busy schedule.
Woman:: I know!

Conversation 4

Woman:: When do you play soccer?
Man: I play on Tuesday and Friday nights.
Woman:: Nice. I only play on the weekends.
Man: Really, can I play with you?
Woman:: Yes, we play on Saturday and Sunday at the park at ten.
Man: Great! See you this weekend!
Woman:: See you then!

Days of the Week

Point 1: Spell names of the week with a capital letter.

Monday | on Monday
Tuesday | on Tuesday
Wednesday | on Wednesday
Thursday | on Thursday
Friday | on Friday
Saturday | on Saturday
Sunday | on Sunday

Point 2: In spoken English, speakers often do not say the preposition on.

I will see you Sunday.
I will see you on Sunday.

Parts of the Day

Point 3: We use different prepositions for some parts of the day, either in or at.

morning | in the morning
noon | at noon
afternoon | in the afternoon
evening | in the evening
night | at night
midnight | at midnight.

Point 4: When you combine a day of the week and a part of the day, you do need a preposition, except with noon and midnight. The time of day goes after the day.

I will see you Monday night.
Let's meets Sunday afternoon.
I will see you Friday at noon.

Parts of the Week

Point 5: The weekend is Saturday and Sunday, and the Weekdays are Monday thru Friday.

Weekend | on the weekend
Weekday | on a weekday
Weekdays | during the weekdays.

Answer the following questions about the interview.