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RULES Separation between hundreds and tens Hundreds and tens are usually separated by 'and' (in American English 'and' is not necessary). 110 - one hundred and ten 1,250 - one thousand, two hundred and fifty 2,001 - two thousand and one Hundreds Use 100 always with 'a' or 'one'. 100 - a hundred / one hundred 'a' can only stand at the beginning of a number. 100 - a hundred / one hundred 2,100 - two thousand, one hundred Thousands and Millions Use 1,000 and 1,000,000 always with 'a' or 'one'. 1,000 - a thousand / one thousand 201,000 - two hundred and one thousand Use commas as a separator 2,235,679 



two million, two hundred and thirty-five thousand and six hundred and seventy-nine two million, two hundred thirty-five thousand, six hundred seventy-nine (amer.)


The Number 1,000,000,000 In English this number is a billion. This is very tricky for nations where 'a billion' has 12 zeros. 1,000,000,000,000 in English, however, is a trillion. But don't worry, these numbers are even a bit problematic for native speakers: for a long time the British 'billion' had 12 zeros (a number with 9 zeros was called 'a thousand million'). Now, however, also in British English 'a billion' has 9 zeros. But from time to time this number still causes confusion. Phone Numbers Each figure is said separately. 24 - two four The figure 'O' is called oh. 105 - one oh five Pause after groups of 3 or 4 figures (last group). 376 4705 - three seven six, four seven oh five If two successive figures are the same, in British English you would usually use the word double (in American English you would just say the figure twice) 376 4775 - BE: three seven six, four double seven five 376 4775 - AE: three seven six, four seven seven five

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ACTIVITIES 1-Write the numbers from 1 to 12 like in the example

0 _Z_e _r _o 1___ 2___ 3_____ 4____ 5____ 6___

7_____ 8_____ 9____ 10 _ _ _ 11 _ _ _ _ _ _ 12 _ _ _ _ _ _

2-Now write the numbers from 13 to 19 like in the example

13 (ithrteen) Thirteen 14 (orufteen)________________________________ 15 (ffiteen) _________________________________ 16 (xsiteen) ________________________________ 17 (neevsteen) ______________________________ 18 (ghieteen) _______________________________ 19 (nnieteen) _______________________________ 3-Write the numbers from 20 to 90

20 (tnwety) ________________________________ 30 (ithrty) _________________________________ 40 (orfty) __________________________________ 50 (ffity) ___________________________________ 60 (xsity) __________________________________ 70 (neevsty) ________________________________ 80 (ghiety) _________________________________ 90 (nniety)_________________________________


4-Match the name with the number like in the example

two hundred

100

four hundred seventy-two thousand, eight hundred fifty

1,000 one thousand, two hundred 1,000,000 ninety-five 200

186

1,295

one hundred eighty-six one hundred seven million, two hundred fiftysix thousand, one hundred thirty-

18,094 eight 472,850 one thousand 7,256,138

eighteen thousand, ninety-four one million


5-Write the following numbers

A) 1,596___________________________________ B) 524,680_________________________________ C) 375_____________________________________ D) 56 _____________________________________ E) 3,000,000,000____________________________ 5-Let’s do some additions and subtractions like in the example.

35 Twenty-five

plus

ten

equal

thirty-five

18 Thirty

a)

b)

c)

d)

minus

twelve

equal

eighteen


e)

f)

g)

h)

6-Answer the following questions

 How old are you? I am ______________ years old.  What’s your telephone number? My telephone number is ______________________  What’s your house/apartment number? My house/apartment number is ________________  What’s your ID number? My ID number is ____________________________


KEY ACTIVITY 1 1-One 2-Two 3-Three 4-Four 5-Five 6-Six 7-Seven 8-Eight 9-Nine 10-Ten 11-Eleven 12-Twelve

ACTIVITY 2 13-Thirteen 14-Fourteen 15-Fifteen 16-Sixteen 17-Seventeen 18-Eighteen 19-Nineteen

ACTIVITY 3 20-Twenty 30-Thirty 40-Forty 50-Fifty 60-Sixty 70-Seventy 80-Eighty 90-Ninety

ACTIVITY 4 100

One hundred

1,000

One thousand

1,000,000

One million

200

Two hundred

186

One hundred eighty-six

1,295

One thousand, two hundred ninety-five

18,094

Eighteen thousand, ninety-four

472,850

Four hundred seventy-two thousand, eight hundred fifty

7,256,138

Seven million, two hundred fifty-six thousand, one hundred thirty-eight


ACTIVITY 5 A) One thousand, five hundred ninety-six B) Five hundred twenty-four thousand, six hundred eighty C) Three hundred seventy-five D) Fifty-six E) Three billion ACTIVITY 6 a)Seventeen plus nineteen equal thirty-six b)Forty minus nine equal thirty-one c)Seventy-two plus eight equal eighty d)Sixty minus twenty-eight equal thirty-two e)Thirty plus twelve equal forty-two f)Eleven minus five equal six g)Nine plus six equal fifteen h)Fifty minus four equal fifty-two

Student’s own answers

ACTIVITY 7

CARDINAL NUMBERS  

Activities for English-language learners and teachers-VOCABULARY.

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