Teacher: Robin Runtime: **10:56 **Series: Beginner 2 * Donate *

Hello everyone. My name is Robin and welcome to the first video in the numbers series. Alright…

Now, what we’re going to talk about English numbers, today.

And if you already know about English numbers, that’s ok because this video is an excellent review.

Ahhh, if you don’t know about English numbers, it’s time to learn. Alright…

So, let’s take a look.

The first one here.

“Zero.”

And if you notice next to zero,it has another name, “oh.”

Now, a lot of native speakers say, “zero”, but more native speakers will just say, “oh”. Ok…

So this is very confusing to Korean students…because when I say, “zero”, X

When I say it as “oh”, many of my students hear “오”, and they don’t think of this number…they think of this number…five.

Becuase in Korean, “오” means five. Ok…

So you got to be very careful.

In English, “oh” means zero. Ok…

Let’s move on to the next numbers.

They’re a little bit easier.

Ahhh, listen to my pronunication of each number.

ok, so the first one.

“One.”

“Two.”

“Three.”

“Four.”

“Five.”

“Six.”

“Seven.”

“Eight.”

“Nine.”

and “Ten.”

Ok, so one more time.

“One.”

“Two.”

“Three.”

“Four.”

“Five.”

“Six.”

“Seven.”

“Eight.”

“Nine.”

“Ten.”

Alright, and don’t forget “zero”, and “oh”. Ok…

Let’s move on to the next set of numbers.

2:08 [Part 2 – ’11-20’]

Ok, let’s continue on with our numbers.

I have the next set here.

Eleven until twenty.

Alright…

So, “eleven”

“Twelve.”

“Thirteen.”

“Fourteen.”

“Fifteen.”

“Sixteen.”

“Seventeen.”

“Eighteen.”

“Nineteen.”

and “Twenty.”

Now, as you can see, I put the red line here on these ones cause these are the ‘teens’. ok…

“Thirteen.”

“Fourteen.”

“Fifteen.”

“Sixteen.”

“Seventeen.”

“Eighteen.”

“Nineteen.”

Alright…

So you got to be very careful with the teens because look at this.

“Twenty.”

“Teen” and “..ty”, sound very similar.

So, it can be confusing.

So this has to be, “teen.”..and “..ty.”

So, “Nineteen” and “Twenty.”

Ok, there’s one more problem I want to talk about.

That is “twelve” and “twenty.”

A lot of my students confuse the numbers twelve and twenty.

Be very careful.

This is “twelve.”

“Twelve.”

And this is “twenty.”

Don’t confuse those numbers, please.

Alright, let’s go through the pronunication one more time.

“Eleven”

“Twelve.”

“Thirteen.”

“Fourteen.”

“Fifteen.”

“Sixteen.”

“Seventeen.”

“Eighteen.”

“Nineteen.”

and “Twenty.”

Ok, let’s move on to some bigger numbers.

3:53 [Part 3 – ’20-100′

Ok, let’s continue with the numbers from twenty to one hundred.

We’ve already studied twenty.

Well, what comes after twenty?

“Twenty-one.”

And we can see how I spell it, twenty, and we have to put this.

This is a hyphen.

One.

“Twenty-one.”

And after “Twenty-one.”…

“Twenty-two.”

Again, with the hyphen.

And after “Twenty-two.”…

“Twenty-three.”

“Twenty-four.”

“Twenty-five.”

“Twenty-six.”

“Twenty-seven.”

“Twenty-eight.”

“Twenty-nine.”

“Thirty.”

And then it continues again…

“Thirty-one.”

“Thirty-two.”

“Thirty-three.”

All the way to “forty.”

And then, “forty-one.”

“Forty-two.”

It continues this until “one hundred.” Ok…

So, let’s just focus on the tens right now.

Now the first two, we already know.

We know “ten” and “twenty”.

Now, let’s take a look at these.

So, of course…

“Thirty.”

“Forty.”

“Fifty.”

“Sixty.”

“Seventy.”

“Eighty.”

“Ninety.”

“One hundred.”

Ok, this is “One hundred”, but it could also be pronounced, “a hundred.” Ok…

Both are ok.

Ahhh, I want to talk about “forty” again.

Now the spelling of ‘forty’… a lot of my students see the ‘four’, so when they spell ‘forty’, the spell it f-o-u-r-t-y.

This is wrong.

Ok, you have to spell it f-o-r-t-y.

That’s ‘forty’.

Alright…

So, that’s the numbers from ‘twenty’ to ‘one hundred’.

Let’s do some extra pronunication practice right now.

5:58 [Part 3 – Practice]

Alright, I know you need extra practice with these numbers. Ok…

These numbers are difficult and confusing because they sound very similar.

And a lot of my students have problems pronouncing these numbers correctly.

…and it makes me confused, sometimes.

Alright…

And I have one story.

Ahhh, a few years ago, I made an appointment, or actually a date with a girl.

And we were supposed to meet at five-fifty.

That’s what she told me, “Let’s meet at five-fifty.”

So, I went to the meeting place at five-fifty, but she wasn’t there. Ok…

So I waited and waited, she never came.

And then the next time I saw here, I said to her, “You know, why didn’t you show up? I was waiting at five-fifty.”

And she said, “Yeah, I was waiting there, too, but you never came.”

And I was very confused.

Well, it turns out that she said, “Five-fifteen.”, but it sounded, to me, like, “five-fifty.” Ok…

So we were both confused of the time.

While she was there at five-fifteen, I was there at five-fifty and we never met. Ok…

So, it’s very important to get the numbers right…and don’t confuse them.

So, let’s review.

Of course, these are the ‘teens’.

So, this is “Thirteen.”

And this is “Thirty.”

“Thirteen.”

“Thirty.”

“Fourteen.”

“Forty.”

“Fifteen.”

“Fifty.”

“Sixteen.”

“Sixty.”

“Seventeen.”

“Seventy.”

“Eighteen.”

“Eighty.”

“Nineteen.”

“Ninety.”

Ok…

Make sure you get those right and pronounce them correctly, so you don’t have confusion, like me.

Alright, ahhh…before we go, we’re going to do….. a listening test with numbers.

So you should get a pen and some paper…and listen carefully.

I’m going to say the number.

You should write down the number.

Good luck.

8:19 [Part 4 – Test]

Alright, so for this test, you should have some paper or something just to write down…what you hear.

So, I’m going to say a number and you should think of that number or write that number down.

Alright, let’s start.

Number one.

The first number is “seven.”

“Seven.”

Ok, that’s easy.

You should have this.

Number two.

“Thirteen.”

“Thirteen.”

Ok, so it’s thirteen.

Number three.

“Seventy-five.”

“Seventy-five.”

Ok, so that’s a big number: seventy-five.

Number four.

“Twenty.”

“Twenty.”

Ok, you should write this: twenty.

And number five.

“Nineteen.”

“Nineteen.”

Ok, looks like this.

And number six.

“Sixty-six.”

“Sixty-six.”

Ok, so this is sixty-six.

Number seven.

“Thirty-three.”

“Thirty-three.”

Ok, you should write: thirty-three.

Number eight.

“Ninety.”

“Ninety.”

Ok, so this is ninety.

Number nine.

“Twelve.”

“Twelve.”

Ok, you should write: twelve.

And the last one.

Listen carefully.

“Twenty-One.”

“Twenty-One.”

Alright, so you should write: twenty-one.

10:22 [Part 5]

I hope you did well on the listening test. Ok…

So these are the basic numbers from one to one hundred.

You have to know how to say these numbers…you shoud know how to write these numbers.

And I hope this video helps you, but, of course, this video is not enough.

You have to do self-study and practice these numbers a lot to make sure you know them well.

Alright…

Well anyway, that’s it for this video.

See you next time.

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