Lesson 13: The Weekend

Saturday and Sunday together are called the weekend.
Most schools and offices are closed on the weekend.
That is why everyone looks forward to these two days.
The middle of the week, from Tuesday to Thursday, is called ‘midweek.’
I know that there are seven days in a week.
I also know that there are four weeks in every month, and fifty-two weeks in a
But I will always love the weekend the most.
Can you tell me why?

A) New word: ‘weekend’ – the period between Friday evening and Monday
Use the word ‘weekend’ in your own sentence. The meaning of ‘weekend’ should
be clear from the sentence.

B) Discuss or write four sentences about how you spend the weekend.

C) Which months of the year are the hottest and the coldest? (Please answer
in full sentences.)

D) Fill in the blanks:
1. A week ___ seven days.
2. There are seven days ____ a week.
3. How many months are there ____ a year?
4. Is Monday the first day ____the week?

E) What is an abbreviation? It is a short form of a word or a phrase.
Example: What is the abbreviation for Monday?
Answer: ‘Mon’.
1. What is the abbreviation for Tuesday?
2. What are the abbreviations for the other days of the week?
3. ‘Mr’ as in ‘Mr Khan’ is an abbreviation. What is ‘Mr’ an abbreviation of? Spell
out the long form of ‘Mr?’
4. What are the long forms of the following abbreviations: tel, Mrs, tsp, E, N, NE,
S, SW, BA, MA.

F) Let’s talk about some words and phrases that include the word ‘week’ or
‘week in and week out’
‘long weekend’
We leave you with a quote:
“Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but
disappear when you get up close to them.” – John Shirley

Revised July 2020

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