- How to write basic numbers
- How to pronounce the difference between 18 and 80
- Comma for thousands
- Odd and Even numbers
- Favorite numbers
- Spot the mistake quiz question
This week I’ve prepared 6 points about numbers which I think are interesting for beginners and also more advanced students.
1. How to write basic numbers
2. How to pronounce the difference between 18 and 80
Have a look at my video on YouTube and practice with me!
Remember where the word stress goes.
3. Comma for thousands
This is an important point to remember, especially if you come from Spain where they use the point to show thousands.
4. Odd and Even numbers
Odd can be used to describe something as strange but when we talk about numbers it means it isn’t possible to divide the number by two without using decimals or fractions. e.g. 1,3,5,7…
Even numbers can be divided by two. e.g. 2,4,6,8….
With English house numbers we use this numerical separation. Have a look at my illustration.
5. Favorite numbers
It is surprising that many of us have a favorite number but don’t know why it is that number. I like the number 7 and I don’t know why either. Some people like a number because of a good thing that happened on that date or it is their birthday and others have interesting stories of how a particular number has affected or touched their lives.
What about you? Do you have a favorite number and why? Tell me in the comments. I’d love to hear about it!
6. Spot the mistake, quiz question
I’ll put the answer in next week’s article 😃
Well, that’s all for this week. Have a great week and try to listen to a series or movie in English and spot (find) all the numbers you can.