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Facts and figures

Listen to the lecturer giving some facts and figures to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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I am bad with numbers. Thus the lesson teaches me a lot. Thanks a million.

It's difficult to know the differences between some numbers like 14 and 40. How can we find the right numbers?

Hello susanvali,

There are differences in the sound of 'teen' and 'ty' and in the stress patterns here.

 

'14' has the stress on the second syllable (fourTEEN) and the sound of 'teen' is long - the same sound as in three, tree and eat.

 

'40' has the stress on the first syllable (FORty) and the sound of 'ty' is shorter.

 

You can hear the pronunciation in dictionary entries:

> https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/forty

> https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/fourteen

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thanks alot

Thank you for the lessons on the history of the Panama Canal, this helped me a lot to practice my English and keep learning.

I do not like Math, but while I was preparing for the university entrance exam, I studied hard Math. So I am good with numbers.

I'm not good with numbers, and that's the reason why I'm studying maketing because of course we always going to need numbers, but in this particular profession we used it a little less.

No, I'm not good to save numbers, but I know I hear it very well.

I may need 2s to react to the numbers after I hear them.
I am not good at numbers .
But practice makes perfect.
I just need some more time.

I am not good with numbers, but I like to know the places history, and if its involve hard data, is usually a information parameter for get several references.

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