Practise the names of planets with this song about the solar system.

Song and lyrics © Andy Henley/Tym King; Animation by Cambridge English Online
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In English you can say 'My Very Eager Mother Just Sat Upon Nine Pins' to help you remember the planets. Is there a phrase like this in your language? Can you invent a new English one?

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I like it. All the planets are in the song

In Portuguese we have one phrase to remember the names of the planets: Minha Velha Traga Meu Jantar, Sopa, Uva, Nabo e Pão. The first letter of each word is the first letter of each planet!
But in English the words change, so it stays wrong... :(

Hi PinkPuma,
We have other phrases in English to remember the order of the planets. For example, 'My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas'.
Why don't you try inventing your own phrase in English to remember the planets?

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

 I shall learn your  phrase!

 Cool, I like it


Very nice song

 This song is exciting