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Unit 5 - Lesson 23 - The Seasons


The seasons

In the UK we have four seasons:-

They are winter, spring, summer, and autumn.

Each season has different weather, and each season lasts, roughly, three months.

!Note - Americans call autumn, fall. I suppose it's because a lot of leaves fall.

Spring Summer Autumn
December January February March April May June July August September October November
Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
winter spring

Here is a poem that may help you remember the seasons:-

The seasons

The earth is warm, the sun's ablaze,
it is a time of carefree days;
and bees abuzz that chance to pass may see me snoozing in the grass.

The leaves are yellow, red, and brown,
a shower sprinkles softly down;
the air is fragrant, crisp, and cool,
and once again I'm stuck in school.

The birds are gone, the world is white,
the winds are wild, they chill and bite;
the ground is thick with slush and sleet,
and I can barely feel my feet.

The fields are rich with daffodils,
a coat of clover cloaks the hills,
and I must dance, and I must sing to see the beauty of the spring.

(Jack Prelutsky)


Prepositions of time

We use in for seasons.

For example:

In Russia it is cold in (the) winter.

! Have you noticed that spring, summer, autumn and winter start with a small letter. The names of days and months always begin with a CAPITAL letter but seasons don't.

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Can you remember which months are in which seasons? Test It

Practise Your English

Get a feeling for the four seasons through these videos:-

Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

For homework, tell us what your favourite season is?

"My favourite season is ........................................ because I like ......................................"

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Week 23

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