Lesson 9: Using Numbers

For your reference:



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

  • 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!




Using β€œhow” to ask questions with answers in numbers. πŸ“˜

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


Using numbers to express a year. πŸ“˜

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





Go over the vocabulary and expressions below with your tutor. πŸ“˜

years πŸ“˜
children πŸ“˜
toy πŸ“˜
how many πŸ“˜
how much πŸ“˜
cost πŸ“˜
none πŸ“˜
how often πŸ“˜
gym πŸ“˜
go πŸ“˜




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

  • 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 ________.




WriteΒ out the years using wordsΒ πŸ“˜

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



Write out theΒ written numbers in the correct order from low to high using numbers. πŸ“˜

  • (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. πŸ“˜

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


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?

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