TeachingEnglish
Big numbers!

Lots of our students have problems with big numbers. Sometimes they don’t know where to say ‘and’. Sometimes they confuse numbers like ‘sixteen’ and ‘sixty’. In this lesson students revise big numbers in a fun way. First they play a guessing game, then they play Bingo! They finish with a pair work jigsaw reading activity.

Topic: Big numbers

Level: Lower intermediate B1

Aims:

• To help students say big numbers correctly
• To help students understand big numbers correctly
• To develop students’ speaking and listening skills

Plan components

By Katherine Bilsborough

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.

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shakul9
Submitted on 5 April, 2012 - 09:09

thank you for such a wonderful lesson!

ezwn_boy
Submitted on 8 April, 2012 - 09:04

ba_sbarbati
Submitted on 8 April, 2012 - 17:33

Nice activity! Very clear and useful. Thanks.

dozymare
Submitted on 9 April, 2012 - 18:13

Brilliant.  I used this this morning with a group of lower intermediate 12 - 14 year olds.  They loved it.  There is a slight problem with the pairwork activity as some of the answers were missing completely and some had the same answer on each sheet.  I didn't notice before the lesson.  Make sure you re-type the worksheets before your lesson!

Antonio Banares
Submitted on 10 April, 2012 - 10:26

Kilimanjaro, 5898 metres high

The Burj Khalifa building in Dubai is 2717 feet high.

I carried my head a couple of inches higher as I climbed down from them..

by the by, the Yangstze river was 6418 km long. Peace and love,

Sally Trowbridge
TE Team
Submitted on 11 April, 2012 - 08:47

Thanks a million to Dozymare for pointing out the error and to Antonio for providing the numbers! We'll have this fixed as soon as possible.

Sally

ellenpd
TE Team
Submitted on 11 April, 2012 - 21:18

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the problems with the worksheets. They are correct now.

Best wishes,

Ellen

TeachingEnglish Team

franagresti
Submitted on 18 May, 2012 - 06:57

Great work. We teachers sometimes forget or underestimate the reading of big numbers. This fun lesson is handy to have. Thanks.

marinamargoshvili
Submitted on 10 October, 2012 - 19:39

thank you