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# Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures. Using numbers in English. By Ruth Wickham, Training Fellow, IPGKDRI. Numbers we mis -hear. THIR- ty thir -TEEN FOR- ty four-TEEN FIF- ty fif -TEEN SIX- ty six-TEEN SEV-en- ty sev -en-TEEN EIGHT- ty eigh -TEEN NINE- ty nine-TEEN. Be careful of the STRESS!.

## Facts and Figures

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1. Facts and Figures Using numbers in English By Ruth Wickham, Training Fellow, IPGKDRI

2. Numbers we mis-hear THIR-tythir-TEEN FOR-ty four-TEEN FIF-tyfif-TEEN SIX-tysix-TEEN SEV-en-tysev-en-TEEN EIGHT-tyeigh-TEEN NINE-ty nine-TEEN Be careful of the STRESS!

3. BIG numbers 1957 One nine five seven nineteen fifty-seven

4. Practise with these dates: 1996 1901 1940 1928 1908 1919 1990 1913

5. 21st Century Dates 2001 2006 2010 2011 2012 2030 “Two thousand and …” or “Twenty –”

6. Other BIG numbers • Use ‘and’ 239 - two hundred AND thirty -nine 3045 – three thousand AND forty-five 204 – two hundred AND four 8006 - eight thousand AND six * Not in American English

7. Other BIG numbers • ‘Round’ numbers in thousands are often read as ‘hundreds’ 1100 - eleven hundred 3500 – thirty-five hundred 3246 – three thousand, two hundred and forty-six

8. Number ‘1’ The number ‘1’ is commonly pronounced as ‘a’ when it is the first digit. e.g. 150 would be read as ‘a hundred and fifty’.

9. Let’s play BINGO!

10. Do not write on your card Use sunflower seeds as markers

11. FIVE-IN-A-ROW = BINGO!

12. Contact Ruth Wickham: ruth.wickham@gmail.com Website: http://ktf2012.weebly.com

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