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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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Thanks alot, very interesting audio.

yes i like numbers they show realities.

Hi everyone !

I'm interested the number that show me exactly figures about the issue. With number can provide the information which we need to solve. On the other hand, it's so amazing something that anybody surprises.

This section is so beneficial for me.My listening skill is increase after a section and a section.And I also gained more knowledge.Pls forgive me if I had made mistakes in my comment. I'm just practising:)

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But It's Amazing in listening. That why repeat listing audio again and again.

I'm not good with numbers. If anyone want to practice with me English then reply me. This is most effectively way to learn, understand anything.

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

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