Numbers Pronunciation and Speaking Review

1. Listen and choose what kind of number is being said
a. A date
b. A (hotel) room number
c. A fraction (e.g. 3/4)
d. A decimal (e.g. 0.165)
e. A telephone or fax number
f. A sports score
g. A price
h. A temperature

1 _____ 2 ______ 3 _______  4 ______
5 ______ 6 ______ 7 _______ 8 _______

2. Listen again and write each number down

3. Listen and choose the correct number below

a) 0039 766 222
b) 0039 776 622

a) 15
b) 50

a) 13 + 15 = 28
b) 30 – 15 = 15

a) 2,000,000,000
b) 2,000,000,000,000

a) 1,005
b) 1.005

a) £7.95
b) £795

a) In the year 1903
b) In the year 1930

a) 1/ 1/ 02
b) 3/ 7/ 02

4. Listen again and check

5. Complete the phrases below
Can I just check that ______? I didn’t quite _______ the last part?
Was ______ one five or five oh? _______ you mean two billion?

6. In pairs, take turns saying some of the phrases above. If you are not sure which one your partner is saying, using the language above to check.

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Pairwork
Student A

1.Working together, say these numbers
12,520,000 people    07:35
Thurs. 31/7/1970    ¾ of 1 percent
0.0035%     (0044) 01323 645342
It’s on the 7th floor

2. Dictate these phrases to your partner, and write down the phrases they dictate to you.

a) 1250 people
b) ____________
c) since 1990
d) ____________
e) when I’m 62 or 63
f) ____________
g) about 15,000 miles a year
h)____________
i) -5 degrees C
j) ____________
k) about 1 ½ hours

3. What questions could be asked to obtain the numbers you have just dictated? E.g. How many people work in your company/ live in your village? In pairs, write one question down for each number.

4. Change pairs, ask the questions you just wrote to your new partner,  and write down their answers.

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Pairwork
Student B

1.Working together, say these numbers
12,520,000 people    07:35
Thurs. 31/7/1970    ¾ of 1 percent
0.0035%     (0044) 01323 645342
It’s on the 7th floor

2. Dictate these phrases to your partner, and write down the phrases they dictate to you.

a) ____________
b) 3 people
c)____________
d) by 2.53%
e)____________
f) 120 kph
g) ____________
h) 3-0 against Manchester United
i) ____________
j) on the 6th floor, in room 209
k)____________

3. What questions could be asked to obtain the numbers you have just dictated? E.g. How many people work in your company/ live in your village? In pairs, write one question down for each number.

4. Change pairs, ask the questions you just wrote to your new partner,  and write down their answers.

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Teacher’s Guide

1. Suggested numbers to read out: (easier versions in brackets)
-5 (-5 degrees C)
2-0 (2-1)
8.50 (\$8.50)
0.234 (2.234)
709
0044 1323 891105
2 2/5 (1 1/2)
2/ 3/ 1903 (2/ 3/ 1933)

2. Choose which of each of the two options to read out depending on which things students found difficult above.
Can I just check that back?
I didn’t quite catch the last part?
Was that one five or five oh?
Do you mean two billion?

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