Real English ESL - Lesson 8d - Dates - 7/5/55 - Exercise 3

Listen to Kenny. He uses the American date format. Complete details here. Map courtesy of Wikipedia contributor MarkV.

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Kenny's birthdate is 7/5/55.    Repeat:
red-countries.jpg      In the USA: 7/5/55 = July 5th, 1955.
blue-countries.jpg      In MOST other countries: 7/5/55 = May 7th, 1955.
green-countries.jpg      In China, Kenny's birthdate is = 1955/07/05.

Watch the video again.    Repeat: Listen to Kenny again. Listen to the teacher. Listen to yourself. Record again. Listen again.
Interviewer: When's your birthday?
Kenny: 7 - 5 - 55
(seven, five, fifty-five).


Kenny is American. Kenny's birthdate is July 5th, 1955 (7/5/55).
In the USA,
1 - the first number is the month.
2 - The second number is the day, and
3 - the third number is the last two digits of the year.

In England, 7/5/55 = May 7th, 1955!
In the UK,
1 - the first number is the day.
2 - The second number is the month,
3 - and the last number is the last two digits of the year.

What is the year of Kenny's birth? Kenny's birth date is July 5th, (7-5-55).