Numbers and Dates Practice

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Numbers can be difficult for students, particularly big numbers and dates. I have designed this English lesson at the request of Nataliya in Moscow who said that she was having difficulty listening to and transcribing dates and numbers. There are many audio files in this lesson. You can choose to test yourself on British English dates, small numbers, big numbers, and decimal numbers.   

The British English date format is usually dd/mm/yyyy. This is the most common date format seen in the UK. For example, 2nd January, 2020 would be written as 02/01/2020. Usually, in English, numbers use a comma to separate the millions, thousands, and hundreds columns. 1,234,567 The decimal point is used to separate the digits from the decimals. 1,234.567 We also say, and, between each group of 3 numbers.

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