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Facts and figures

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

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Numbers it was a amazing when you can remember clearly it is wonderful thing. For example, if you can remember their phone numbers, you just press the number on your cell phone and call them. Whenever your friends call you, you are easy to recognize who call you. It is helpful to practice your brain that always think. Experts say that your brain work like that it is the best way to improve the brain. When you are older than you can not lose your memory.

Hi. I have some questions about the phrase "the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean" in the transcript.
1. Why "the" has not been used before Pacific since we use "the" before the names of oceans?
2. Why mentioned phrase has not been told this way: " the Atlantic and "the" pacific ocean"s"?

Hello Samaneh,

People sometimes leave out words that can be understood from the context, and that's why the speaker says 'the Atlantic and Pacific' here. But you are right -- in its full form, the word 'the' should be used before 'Pacific'.

As you observe, it would really be better to say 'oceans' instead of 'ocean' here. But since we're not able to change the recording and wanted the transcript to reflect the recording, we left it as it is now.

Sorry for the confusion.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot for your explanations!

not too bad.

yes I think so

Not bad

I like how it pronounce and confusing me with's a bit difficult..but I tryy

I think that I`m good when I listen to the numbers, but my pronunciation of them is not proper.

Thanks alot, very interesting audio.