Look at the following ways of expressing numbers and proportions and match them
with the term on the right.

1. 45%
2. 1 in 13 million
3. 1/15
4. 1:20
5. 1,103
6. 0.35

Check your answers.

Listen and repeat the figures.

Now listen and write the figures you hear. Follow the example.

1. About
of the earth's original
forest remains.
2. Last year the total income of retail chain Wal-Mart was
.
3. It takes kg of
prehistoric buried plant material to produce
litres of petrol.
4. of men who died of heart
failure during intercourse turned out to have been cheating on their
wives.
5. The ratio of female to male bloggers on the Internet is
.
6. in every
computers are Macs.
7. If you were in India,
there would be people just
like you.
8. of American adults
cannot work out a discount
on a price, even using a calculator!
9. The ratio of a typical salary of a paid gladiator in ancient Rome
to the salary of a doctor or lawyer is
10. A kiss that lasts for
minute burns calories.

Check your answers.

Listen and write some sentences that contain numbers, dates and times. Write the
sentences in the spaces.
Use your media player to repeat them if you need to.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

Check your answers.

Listen again and repeat the sentences.

Three hundred and seventy-two
Tuesday (the) thirteenth (of) September (UK)
60 million (not millions – no 'S')
naught point two seven five

0 = zero (US)
0 = naught(UK)

Write the following numbers in full. Follow the examples.

Examples: 7.4%
July 2nd 2003

1. 9.75%
2. April 13th 2004. 2:35 AM
3. $125.95
4. 2014
5. 8.4%
6. €472.5 million
7. $2.8 million
8. 5 2/3