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Lesson 8d - Dates - 7/5/55 - Exercise 3

Listen to Kenny. He uses the American date format. Then answer the question.
What is the year of Kenny's birth? Kenny's birth date is July 5th, (7-5-55).
Map courtesy of Wikipedia contributor MarkV.
date-formats-map-640.jpgKenny's birthdate is 7/5/55.
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. Listen to Kenny again. Listen to the teacher.

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.
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