Days (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Days

The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 8 words from the "days" category:
Learning about days of the week and calendar-related terms is fundamental for scheduling and time management.

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Example Sentences


Monday icon

the second day of the week, following Sunday

Easy Examples

  • Monday is the first day of the workweek.
  • People start their jobs or school on Monday.
  • Monday is often associated with a fresh start.

Harder Examples

  • She started her workweek with enthusiasm every Monday morning.
  • On Monday evenings, he attended a yoga class to unwind from the day.
  • They often met for lunch on Mondays to catch up and plan the week ahead.


Saturday icon

the seventh day of the week, often considered a day for relaxation and leisure

Easy Examples

  • Saturday is the weekend day when many people have time off.
  • On Saturday, you can relax and enjoy leisure activities.
  • Saturday is a great day for outdoor fun.

Harder Examples

  • Saturday was their favorite day of the week for family outings.
  • He spent Saturday mornings jogging in the park to stay active.
  • She enjoyed lazy Saturday afternoons reading books by the fireplace.


Sunday icon

the first day of the week in many calendars, typically observed as a day of rest and worship

Easy Examples

  • Sunday is the last day of the week and the weekend.
  • Sunday is a day for rest and spending time with family.
  • Many people attend religious services on Sunday.

Harder Examples

  • They attended church services every Sunday morning.
  • Sunday brunch with friends became a cherished weekly tradition.
  • He used Sunday afternoons to prepare for the upcoming workweek.


Thursday icon

the fifth day of the week, following Wednesday

Easy Examples

  • Thursday is the fifth day of the workweek.
  • Thursday is often called 'little Friday' because it's close to the weekend.
  • Thursday is a good day to plan for the upcoming weekend.

Harder Examples

  • Thursday was dedicated to team meetings and project updates at the office.
  • They often hosted game nights with friends on Thursday evenings.
  • He made it a point to call his family every Thursday to catch up.


Tuesday icon

the third day of the week, following Monday

Easy Examples

  • Tuesday is the second day of the workweek.
  • Tuesday is a productive day for work and study.
  • Tuesday follows Monday in the week.

Harder Examples

  • She reserved Tuesday afternoons for volunteering at the local shelter.
  • Tuesday evenings were designated for pottery classes to explore her creativity.
  • He and his friends had a standing arrangement for taco night every Tuesday.


Wednesday icon

the fourth day of the week, following Tuesday

Easy Examples

  • Wednesday is the middle of the workweek.
  • Wednesday is sometimes called 'hump day' because it's the halfway point.
  • Wednesday is a good time to reflect on the week.

Harder Examples

  • Wednesday marked the midpoint of the workweek, often referred to as 'hump day.'
  • Wednesday mornings were spent in a coffee shop, working on his novel.
  • They scheduled Wednesday nights for family dinners and discussions.


weekend icon

the two days at the end of the workweek, typically Saturday and Sunday, devoted to leisure and relaxation

Easy Examples

  • The weekend is a two-day break from work or school.
  • People look forward to the weekend for relaxation and fun.
  • The weekend includes Saturday and Sunday.

Harder Examples

  • They planned a weekend getaway to the mountains for hiking and relaxation.
  • Weekends were when he indulged in his favorite hobbies, like painting and gardening.
  • She enjoyed lazy weekends with movies and homemade popcorn.


Friday icon

the sixth day of the week, following Thursday, often associated with the anticipation of the weekend

Easy Examples

  • Friday is the last workday of the week and the start of the weekend.
  • Friday is often associated with excitement and anticipation.
  • Many people enjoy social activities on Friday night.

Harder Examples

  • Friday evenings were reserved for unwinding with friends at the local pub.
  • She looked forward to Friday afternoons when the weekend adventures began.
  • He completed his work tasks efficiently on Fridays to enjoy a stress-free weekend.
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