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Learn Numbers and Counting in English: The Ultimate Method | English for Beginners and Kids

    In today’s video, we will learn how to count, write and pronounce numbers. Counting is also a very important skill that you will use in many situations, such as counting objects, money, time, and more. It is also a foundation of arithmetic, which is a branch of mathematics that deals with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers.

    The Vocabulary of Numbers in English

    How to count from 1 to 10

    We will use the decimal system, which is based on the number 10. This means that we will group the numbers from 1 to 10. Let’s start with the first ten numbers, from 1 to 10. Remember to repeat after me. They are:

    From 1 to 10
    1 – one
    2 – two
    3 – three
    4 – four
    5 – five
    6 – six
    7 – seven
    8 – eight
    9 – nine
    10 – ten

    Let’s count from 11 to 20!

    Great job! Now, let’s move on to the next ten numbers, from 11 to 20. These are a bit tricky, because they have irregular spellings and pronunciations. They are:

    From 11 to 20
    11 – eleven
    12 – twelve
    13 – thirteen
    14 – fourteen
    15 – fifteen
    16 – sixteen
    17 – seventeen
    18 – eighteen
    19 – nineteen
    20 – twenty

    Let’s now try from 20 to 99!

    From 20 to 90, the numbers end with “-ty“, which sounds like “tee”. This is because these numbers are formed by multiplying 10 by the numbers from 2 to 9. For example, 20 is 2 x 10, so we say “twenty”. 30 is 3 x 10, so we say “thirty”. And so on.

    Let’s practice the numbers from 20 to 90. They are:

    From 20 to 99
    20 – twenty
    30 – thirty
    40 – forty
    50 – fifty
    60 – sixty
    70 – seventy
    80 – eighty
    90 – ninety

    Excellent! Now, let’s form the numbers from 21 to 99: we simply combine the numbers from 20 to 90 to the numbers from 1 to 9. For example, 21 is 20 + 1, so we say “twenty-one”. 35 is 30 + 5, so we say “thirty-five”. 76 is 70 + 6, so we say “seventy-six”. And so on.

    Let’s practice some of the numbers from 21 to 99. Please repeat after me:

    From 21 to 99
    22 – twenty-two
    27 – twenty-seven
    43 – forty-three
    58 – fifty-eight
    64 – sixty-four
    75 – seventy-five
    89 – eighty-nine
    94 – ninety-four

    What about counting from 100 to 999?

    Very good! To form the number 100, we use the word “hundred“. 100 is 10 x 10, so we say, “one hundred”. We can also use the word “hundred” to form numbers from 101 to 999, by combining it with the numbers from 1 to 9, using the word “and”. For example, 101 is 100 + 1, so we say, “one hundred and one”. 150 is 100 + 50, so we say, “one hundred and fifty”. 237 is 200 + 30 + 7, so we say, “two hundred and thirty-seven”. And so on.

    Let’s practice some examples of the numbers from 100 to 999. Please repeat after me:

    From 100 to 999
    100 – one hundred
    105 – one hundred and five
    135 – one hundred and thirty-five
    200 – two hundred
    250 – two hundred and fifty
    300 – three hundred
    350 – three hundred and fifty
    400 – four hundred
    415 – four hundred and fifteen
    500 – five hundred
    523 – five hundred and twenty-three
    600 – six hundred
    650 – six hundred and fifty
    700 – seven hundred
    715 – seven hundred and fifteen
    716- seven hundred and sixteen
    800 – eight hundred
    890 – eight hundred and ninety
    891- eight hundred and ninety-one
    892- eight hundred and ninety-two
    900 – nine hundred
    990 – nine hundred and ninety
    999 – nine hundred and ninety-nine
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    And, finally… from 1000 to 9999!

    Finally, to form the numbers from 1000 to 9999, we use the word “thousand“. 1000 is formed by taking 10 x 100, so we say, “one thousand”. We can also use the word “thousand” to form numbers from 1001 to 9999, by combining it with the numbers from 1 to 999, using the word “and”. For example, 1001 is 1000 + 1, so we say, “one thousand and one”. 2345 is 2000 + 300 + 40 + 5, so we say, “two thousand three hundred and forty-five”. And so on.

    Let’s practice some examples of the numbers from 1000 to 9999. Please repeat after me:

    From 1000 to 9999
    1000 – one thousand
    1005 – one thousand and five
    1095 – one thousand and ninety-five
    2000 – two thousand
    2005 – two thousand and five
    3000 – three thousand
    3995 – three thousand nine hundred and ninety-five
    5000 – five thousand
    6000 – six thousand
    6915 – six thousand nine hundred and fifteen
    7000 – seven thousand
    8000 – eight thousand
    8995 – eight thousand nine hundred and ninety- five
    9995 – nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-five

    Let’s do some exercise and have some fun!

    Awesome! You have just learned how to count from 1 to 1000 and even more. Get ready for some multiple-choice fun. 

    1)  What is “eight” + “twelve”?

    a) Eighteen

    b) Twenty

    c) Twenty-two

    d) Twenty-four

    2) Write the number 25 in words.

    a) Fifteen

    b) Twenty

    c) Twenty-five

    d) Thirty

    3) Express the number 53 in words.

    a) Fifty

    b) Fifty-three

    c) Sixty

    d) Sixty-five

    4) Write the number 106 in words.

    a) One thousand and six

    b) One hundred and six

    c) One thousand sixty

    d) One hundred sixty

    Don’t forget to leave your answers in the comments section below! If you want to continue studying English, but you’re at a basic level, don’t miss the video on the english alphabet and correct pronunciation!

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