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The months of the year

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All over the world we have unique names for the months of the year, often with historical or cultural references.

This activity encourages students to think about these historic and cultural references at the same time as they do the activity.

In this lesson students play a quiz-based card game in groups. They have to discuss three facts about each month and guess which fact is false. Students play in groups of odd numbers so that they are forced to reach agreement. The information is meant to be informative and fun.


  • To develop and practise speaking skills
  • To learn some interesting cultural and historical facts
  • To work in a team to reach agreement


Teenagers and adults


Council of Europe Framework (CEF) level A2 and above


45 - 50 minutes


The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded below in PDF format.

Language level
Language Level: 
Pre-intermediate: A2