Numbers in English

Ref : EL0043BH05

Theme : Everyday English

Contributor : Bill Horncastle

Bill Horncastle’s background is linguistics, his family is bilingual English - French, and he has taught in the private and public sector in the UK for the last 40 years. He understands the needs and priorities of many English learners from university students to business people.

Video Summary

How English can express different types of numbers

Learning Objectives

To note examples of…

  1. pronunciation of numbers
  2. increase and decrease of number
  3. fractions and approximation
  4. maximisers and minimisers
  5. expression of approval and disapproval

Key Words

units of measurement, a quarter, a third, half, two thirds, three quarters, one and a half times, the Mona Lisa, financial loss, bank interest, market share