Months of the Year

Many of my students of English have difficulty learning the months of the year, so I put this list together to help those students. It includes the name of the months, their abbreviations and the number of the month. Use this link to hear the pronunciation of any of the words on this listed.

Months of the Year

Name AbbreviationNumber
January Jan. 1
February Feb. 2
March Mar. 3
April XX 4
May XX 5
June XX 6
July XX 7
August Aug. 8
September Sept. 9
October Oct. 10
November Nov. 11
December Dec. 12

Note: The months April, May, June and July do not have abbreviated forms.

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Here is a poem that may help you remember the months of the year. Enjoy.

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January brings the snow,makes our feet and fingers glow.
February brings the rain, thaws the frozen lake again.
March brings breezes, loud and shrill, to stir the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet, scatters daisies at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs scipping by their fleecy dams.
June brings tulips, lilies, roses,fills the children's hands with posies.
Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots, and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn; then the harvest home is borne.
Warm September brings the fruit; sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Fresh October brings the pheasant; then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Dull November brings the blast; then the leaves are whirling fast.
Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire, and Christmas treat.

by Sara Coleridge