IELTS Preparation Series 3, Episode 16: Listening for Numbers
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Hello, and welcome to Study English, IELTS Preparation. I'm Margot Politis.
In the Listening Module of the IELTS Test you can expect to be asked questions about
So it's important to be familiar with how we talk about numbers.
First, listen to the numbers in this clip about a wind farm in Tasmania:
Each tower that you can see can generate enough power for between seven and eight hundred
'between seven hundred and eight hundred houses'
When numbers are exact or a clear approximation such as 'between seven hundred and eight hundred',
the word 'hundred' has no final 's'. The plural is formed by the following noun: 'between
seven hundred and eight hundred houses'.
For an exact figure you say: seven hundred houses.
You can use a preposition to be less exact and say: over seven hundred houses; around
seven hundred houses; about seven hundred houses; nearly seven hundred houses or under
seven hundred houses.
When we state a number, such as seven hundred or eight thousand there is no 's' after the
unit - four hundred, ten thousand, or five million.
So when do we add 's' to these words?
Listen to the man in the next clip use 'hundreds' to describe the slow change from one type
of forest to another:
There have probably been three lots of logging since white settlement in the 1860s. In time,