# Lesson 9: Using Numbers ### DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

• K: I’m thirty-two. How old are you?
• D: You shouldn’t ask a woman this question!
• K: Okay. Which year were you born in?
• D: I was born in nineteen-eighty-five.
• K: Now I know how old you are!

### NEW SKILL

• How old are you? I am eighteen years old. 📘
• How many children do you have? I have none (0 or zero). 📘
• How much does the toy cost? It costs \$35. 📘
• How often do you go to the gym? I go three times a week. 📘

Using numbers to express a year. 📘

• 2016 = two thousand sixteen
• 1999 = nineteen ninety nine
• 1985 = nineteen eighty five
• 1876 = eighteen seventy six
• 1724 = seventeen twenty four

### VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary and expressions below with your tutor. 📘

 years 📘 children 📘 toy 📘 how many 📘 how much 📘 cost 📘 none 📘 how often 📘 gym 📘 go 📘

### EXERCISE

Fill in the first blank using “how much”, “how often”, “how old”, and “how many.” Fill in the second blank using a number. 📘

• How old is your mother? My mother is sixty-two years old.
• ______ does the car cost? The car costs ________.
• ______ do you walk? I walk _____ days a week.
• ______ hats do you have. I have _____ hats.
• ______ does the hat cost? It costs ________.

Write out the years using words 📘

• 1966 = nineteen sixty six
• 1998 =  _____________
• 2010 =  _____________
• 1888 = ______________
• 1941 = ______________

Write out the written numbers in the correct order from low to high using numbers. 📘

• (five, twenty, eleven, seven, ten) = 5, 7, 10, 11, 20
• (two, nineteen, twelve, fifteen, nine) _______________
• (thirteen, one, zero, eighteen, seven) ______________
• (three, four, sixteen, nine, eight) __________________
• (twenty, five, one, zero, fourteen) _________________

Answer the questions with a number and write it. 📘

• How old are you? 50 or fifty
• Which year were you born? _______________
• How many children do you have? _______________
• How much does the car cost? _______________
• How often do you go to the gym a week? _______________

### Discussion Questions

• What year were you born in?
• What year is this year?
• How old is each of your family members?
• What is your house number?