READING BIG NUMBERS (B1)

LISTEN CAREFULLY.
HOW MANY BALLOONS WERE THERE IN THE LITTLE TOY SHOP?

HOW MUCH IS THIS CAR?

HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT SAYING NUMBERS?

BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICAN ENGLISH. IN BRITISH ENGLISH THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES. CAN YOU SPOT ANY?

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Posted on November 28, 2011, in WORDS, DON´T COME EASY! (VOCABULARY). Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Hi Carmen,
    Tomorow. I will see you in classroom and later I will go to the theatre. About the big numbers in American English , honestly I don’t know , where is the difference? Apropos , I have two or three questions Carmen. The first one: When used : Afterwards or later? 😦 and the another one : When used not? or no ? And another or other? in this I am also confused 😦

    Thank you so much Carmen 🙂

    See you tomorow!

    María

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  2. Hi Carmen:

    I think that the differences are in the words THOUSAND ( I ear “dousan”) and EIGHTY (I ear “eidi”).
    When he talks of cents and he says the word AND (I ear “eian”).

    See you tomorrow.

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  3. I think the diference between American and English is the way of punctuate.
    American use a coma, and English like Spanish people use the “dot”.
    Other diference is that American people don´t say AND.
    It´s that right???

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    • …is punctuation: Americans use a comma while English people….
      Another difference….
      YES, YOU ARE RIGHT!!

      BY THE WAY, DO YOU REMEMBER LAST WEEK WHEN YOU ASKED ME ABOUT “EL PICO” WHEN LEAVING TPS IN A RESTAURANT? I FORGOT TO TELL YOU, YOU CAN SAY THAT YOU USUALLY LEAVE THE SMALL CHANGE OR THE LOOSE CHANGE. THEE ISN´T ANY OTHER WAY I CAN THINK OF.
      SEE U
      CARMEN

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  4. Hello Carmen, I´m not sure, but I think one of the differrences is that in English ít´s says ” and” to separate hundreds to tens and ones.
    For example: 254. In English I ´d say two hundred and fifty-four.

    Well, it´s a posibility…

    See you on Wednesday.

    Bye.

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    • CONGRATULATIONS MARIA!!!
      YOU´RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. AS YOU CAN SEE IN AMERICAN ENGLISH THEY DROP(OMIT) THAT “AND” WHICH IS AWAYS READ IN BRITISH ENGLISH.
      SEE U
      CARMEN

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  5. Paz Cerveró de Beaumont

    British English use ” AND ” while American English don’t use “and”. But I don’t find another difference because British use comma too.

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  6. HI CARMEN,

    I THINK THAT THE DIFFERENCE AMERICAN ENGLISH AND BRITISH ENGLISH WITH THE NUMBERS IS “AND”.

    FOR EXAMPLE: AMERICAN ENGLISH 430: FORTY HUNDRED THIRTY.
    BRITISH ENGLISH 430: FORTY HUNDRED AND THIRTY

    SEE YOU ON MONDAY.

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