We usually speak the number 0 as nought (mainly GB) or zero (mainly USA). In telephone numbers we say oh. start learning





one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. start learning


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen. start learning


10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.



twenty, twentyone, twentytwo, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety. start learning


20, 21, 22, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90.



a/one hundred, a/one hundred and one, a/one hundred and thirtyeight, five hundred and seventytwo, a/one thousand, thirtysix thousand four hundred and twentynine, a/one million. In British English and comes between the hundreds and the rest of the number, e.g. five hundred and seventytwo. But Americans say five hundred seventytwo without and. start learning


100. 101. 138. 572. 1,000. 36,429. 1,000,000. In informal English we can say a hundred or thousand etc. instead of one hundred or one thousand, but only at the beginning of a number.



hundred, thousand, million etc. do not have s except in indefinite numbers, start learning


e.g. There were thousands of people in the stadium.



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In British English a billion usually means one thousand million, but it can mean one million million.



I've got exactly £12.69 on me. start learning


£12.69, no more and no less.



I've read about fifty pages of the book. start learning


not exactly fifty, perhaps between forty and sixty.



We've had this washingmachine over ten years/more than ten years now. start learning


perhaps eleven or twelve years.



The job will take at least five days. start learning





He earns under £100/less than £100 a week. start learning





There are almost/nearly 4 million people without a job in this country. start learning


only a few less than 4 million, perhaps 3,900,000.



first, second, third, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth, tenth. start learning


1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th.



eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, twentieth, fortieth, fiftieth, eightysixth, ninetieth, hundredth/one hundredth. start learning


11th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 40th, 50th, 8th, 90th, 100th.



(one) hundred and first, (one) hundred and thirtythird, (one) hundred and fiftyseventh, (one) thousandth. start learning


101st. 133rd. 157th. 1,000th.



The British runner David Barton came tenth in the race. start learning





They've already got five children, and she's expecting a sixth. start learning





The washingmachine has broken down for the third time this year. start learning





Today's programme is the (one) hundred and seventyeighth in the series. start learning





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We use once, twice etc. to express frequency. start learning


I clean my teeth once a day/twice a day/three times a day/four times a day.



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a/one half. half an hour. start learning





a/one third. a third of a mile. start learning





three quarters. three quarters of a pound. start learning





five eighths. five eighths of a inch. start learning





one and a half. one and a half days/a day and a half. start learning





three and two thirds. three and two third metres. start learning





five and a quarter. five and a quarter hours. start learning





thirtythree over seventysix or yhirtythree seventy sixths. start learning





point five/nought point five. zero point five (USA) (1/2) start learning





two point three three. (2 1/3) start learning





five point seven five (5. 3/4) start learning





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six point two five per cent. start learning





Sixteen and seven is twentythree. Sixteen plus seven equals twentythree. start learning





Eighteen take away five is thirteen. Eighteen minus five equals thirteen. start learning





Four nines are thirtysix. Four times nine is thirtysix. Four multiplied by nine equals thirtysix. start learning





Twentyseven divided by three is/equals nine. start learning





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oh two seven oh, five three three nine nine. oh two seven oh, five double three double nine.



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three pound(s) seventyfive pence. three pounds(s) seventyfive. three seventyfive start learning





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three (dollars) seventyfive (cents) start learning





23 June/23rd June the twentythird of June. twentythird June (USA) start learning


June 23rd/June 23 June the twentythird. June twentythird (USA)



In Britain 1.4.83 = 1st April 1983. In America 1.4.83 = 4th January 1983. start learning





seven o'clock. seven (informal) start learning


7:00 We only use o'clock on the hour. We can leave it out in informal speech, e.g. I'll see you at seven.



eight a.m./eight o'clock in the morning ten p.m./ten o'clock in the evening start learning


8:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. We use a.m. (before noon) and p.m. (after noon) or in the morning/in the afternoon/in the evening/at night to make clear which part of the day we mean.



half past seven/seven thirty. half seven (informal) start learning


7:30 We normally use half past seven, five to ten etc. in informal English. We use seven thirty, nine fiftyfive etc. to talk about a timetable



(a) quarter past seven/seven fifteen start learning





(a) quarter to eight/seven fortyfive start learning





twenty (minutes) past nine/nine twenty start learning





five (minutes) to ten/nine fiftyfive start learning





twentythree minutes past ten/ten twentythree start learning


10:23 We can leave out minutes only after 5, 10, 20 and 25, e.g. twenty past nine but twentyone minutes past nine.



fourteen minutes to eleven/ten fortysix start learning


10:46 after and of also used in American English instead of past and to, e.g. twenty after nine, a quarter of eight.



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twentyone (hundred) hours start learning


21:00 The 24hour clock is used in timetables. For times on the hour we sometimes say hundred hours.



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I need a piece of wood about an eight of an inch (1/8")/three milimetres (3 mm) thick.



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Kay is five feet six inches (5 ft 6 ins/5'6")/a hundred and sixtyeight centimetres (168 cm) tall.



12 inches = 1 foot = 30.48 cm start learning


A metre (1 m) is longer than a yard (1 yd).



3 feet = 1 yard = 91.44 cm. 1760 yards = 1 mile = 1.61 km. start learning


It's five miles/eight kilometres (8 km) to Bath.



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I need four ounces (4 oz)/a hundred grams (100 gm) of flour.



16 ounces = 1 pound = 0.454 kg start learning


Four pounds (4 lbs)/two kilos (2 kg) of potatoes.



14 lbs = 1 stone = 6.356 kg start learning


I weigh ten stone three (10 st 3 lbs)/a hundred fortythree pounds (USA)/ sixtyfive kilos.



1 pint = 0.57 litres = 1.20 pints (USA) start learning


Ben drank a pint/half a litre of beer with the meal.



8 pints = 1 gallon = 4.54 litres = 1.20 gallons (USA) start learning


We bought five gallons/twenty litres of petrol.



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The temperature is fifty degrees Fahrenheit, ten degrees Celsius/ Centigrade.


