Guess the Dates- Warmer Cooler Game

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Beginner
Topic: Time
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 15th Jul 2014

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Guess the Dates- Warmer Cooler Game 

Ask your partner to guess one of the dates below and give hints until they get exactly the 
right day.

Useful language

When is…?

It’s a lot/ quite a lot/ a little/ a tiny bit earlier (than that).
It’s a lot/ quite a lot/ a little/ a tiny bit later (that that).

The first day of Japanese spring

5 February

The first day of English spring

21 March

The first day of Brazilian autumn

21 March

The first day of Japanese summer

7 May

The first day of Tokyo rainy season

8 June

The first day of English summer

21 June

The first day of Brazilian winter

21 June

The last day of Tokyo rainy season

20 July

The first day of Japanese autumn

9 August

The first day of English autumn

21 September

The first day of Brazilian spring

21 September

The first day of Japanese winter

8 November

The first day of English winter

21 December

The first day of Brazilian summer

21 December

Do the same with the days on the next page, then do the same with other days you know 
such as your family’s birthdays and holidays in your country. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

New Year’s Day

1 January

Christmas in some countries

7 January

Winnie the Pooh Day

18 January

First day of the Winter Olympics

7 February

Valentine’s Day

14 February

Last day of the Winter Olympics

23 February

American Tooth Fairy Day

28 February

Pi Day

14 March

Japanese White Day

14 March

English Mother’s Day

15 March

April Fool’s Day

1 April

World Book Day

23 April

World Penguin Day

25 April

May Day

1 May

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

5 May

Red Cross Day

8 May

Museum Day

18 May

Turtle Day

23 May

No Tobacco Day

31 May

Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

2 June

Blood Donor Day

14 June

American Independence Day

4 July

Snake Day

16 July

Talk like a Pirate Day

19 September

Car-free Day

22 September

World Teacher’s Day

5 October

English Fireworks Night

5 November

English Poppy Day

11 November

Korean Peppero Day

11 November

Japanese Pocky Day

11 November

Christmas Eve

24 December

Christmas Day

25 December

Boxing Day

26 December

New Year’s Eve

31 December

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

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