A number of times… Time for numbers.


So, you know all about numbers, right?  Try your listening skills on numbers here:

When the new window/tab opens, click on “options” then “Listening Quiz

Can you add, subtract, and do your multiplication tables in English? Before you can do the math you need to understand the question. Learning English for math means learning numbers, words, and symbols.

1 + 2 = 3
Five plus three equals eight.
One and six is seven.

7 – 6 = 1
Three minus two equals one.
Eighteen subtract four is fourteen.

5 x 6 = 30
Seven times three equals twenty-one.
Two multiplied by three is twelve.

9 ÷ 3 = 3
Six divided by three equals two.

Numbers Quiz – Do you know the answer for these questions?

1.How many eggs are in a dozen?

2.How many shoes are in a pair?

3.How many babies is triplets?

4.How many legs does a centipede have?

5.How many years are in a decade?

6.What is an eighteen-wheeler?

7.How many buns are in a baker’s dozen?

8.How many holes does a full-length golf course have?

9.At what age does a person become an octogenarian?

10.Which wedding anniversary is the golden one?

1.  12
2. 2
3. 3
4. 100
5. 10
6. It’s a truck with 18 wheels.
7. 13
8. 18
9. 80
10.  50

Ways of expressing the number Zero

0 = nil
in football and other sports, for scores of 0 (AmE: zero or nothing)

0 = love
in tennis

0 = zero
in temperatures to refer to freezing point (0° Celsius, 0° Fahrenheit)

0 = nought
in mathematics (AmE:zero)

0 = oh
for telephone numbers

0 = oh (or zero)
for flight numbers


1. We use zero to express some numerical values such as temperatures, taxes, and interest rates.

2. We can pronounce “0” like the letter “o”, when we are reading out numbers figure by figure (e. g. telephone number, flight number, credit card number, etc.)

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