ABC - Numbers: Pronunciation

Numbers are really easy in English. All we need is to practice their pronunciation. For that, remember:

  • The "V" is kind of the bastard daughter of "B" and "F". In numbers like "eleven" (11), the "v" sound is a mixture of both "b" and "f". 
  • As we learn with the Alphabet, in English the "I" sounds like /ai/ (for Spanish speakers). This applies in numbers like "five" (5), pronounced /faif/. Remember the "v" sound too!
  • There are times in which the "I" sounds like /i/. For example, "fifteen" (15). /fiftin/.
  • There's a huge difference between "17" and "70". The first is "seventeen" and the second is "seventy". The difference in pronunciation is that last "n" in 17: /seventin/. 70: /seventi/. This applies for the rest of the numbers like "15" vs. "50"; "18" vs. "80", etc. 

Here's an image with numbers, but remember that you have a list in your English Book.

I want you to visit this website and listen to the number's pronunciation too. Any questions you have, you can ask them in class.

Websites you must visit!

Activities you should do!

  1. Basic 1
  2. Basic 2
  3. Basic 3

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