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Numeracy - Numbers for listening recognition

Series "A" numbers : Video + voice

Series "B" numbers : Powerpoint slides + voice

Series "C" numbers : Powerpoint slides + voice

Teaching notes:

a) Give orally 5 numbers per lesson


b) Take care to pronounce the numbers carefully


c) Write the pronounciations on the board; e.g. 105 = a hundred AND five; (American pronunciation sometimes omits AND).


d) Remind students that there is no special unit for 10,000 (Korean "man") in English


e) Remember |000|000|000|000|000|00 = trillions/billions/millions/thousands/hundreds/tens



Series 'A' Numbers :

1. a) 0.2275; b) 550 x 1036; cm c) 750/36; d) 5/7; e) 3/4 

note: explain what a "fraction", a "decimal" and a "dimension" are.
The symbol "x" is spoken as "by" for a dimension, and "times" for multiplication. In Korea, "won" (money) and "one" are often confused.

2. a) 5.7344; b) 175 x 901 x83 cm; c) 5/8; d) 061 4894 7221; e) $ 53272.65

3. a) 11.32; b) 5731; c) 2,000,000,000 (explain 'billion'); d) tel. 8103 549 5839; e) 3/4

4. a) 1/3; b) 5/8; c) 1/2; d) 1/5; e) 2/3; [... and convert to decimals]

5. a) 4,500 won; b) tel. 7782-394-5521; c) 15.19 kg; d) 14.7 degrees centigrade; e) 77,850 won

6. a) 15:1 (a ratio); b) 1340 hours (military time); c) 40.8 m3 (cubic meters); d) 120 liters; e) 82 43 224 7539 (country & area phone codes);

7. a) Ö16 (square root); b) 3278 won; c) 30 m2 (square meters); d) 2/3; e) 75.77cm

8. a) 4/5; b) 1024x768 pixels (screen resolution); c) 66.94.230.33 (IP address for "www.yahoo.com", which is an 'alias'); d) 1,438,375,621; e) 1/3 (convert to decimals)

9. a) 14.7 lb/in2 (pounds per square inch; imperial metric atmospheric pressure); b) 1013.25 mb (millibars; metric atmospheric pressure); c) 29.92 Hg (inches of mercury; atmospheric pressure in a barometer); d) 120/80 mmHg (systolic/diastolic blood pressure of an average youth); e) 27.5 kpa (kilopascals tyre pressure);

10. a) KOSPI Share Index volume : 291,386,000 shares; b) KOSPI Share Index turnover : W 1, 839,387,000 ; c) h.p. (mobile phone) 011 268 7691 ; d) 19/10/2004 is the 294th day of this year [= Australian & European format; American : 10/19/2004; Korean : 2004/10/19]; e) Somerset Maugham lived from 1874 to 1965

11. a) Korea was occupied by the Japanese from 1911 to 1945 ; b) my height is 5'61/4" or 162cm [12" = 12 inches = 1 foot]; c) a minidisc player records at 44.1 khz (kilohertz) and 132 b.p.s. (bits per second); d) steel melts at 1450° centigrade; e) my weight is 147 lbs (pounds) or 64 kg

12. a) the ISBN number of this dictionary is 0-930878-22-1 ; b) the credit card number is 3862 500016 44005 c) the gas bill is W 5470; d) On the 4th ring, press button 3; e) my camera will record at 2052x2304 pixels

... invent your own!


Series 'B' Numbers :

1. a) 12.78 ; b) 7,537 ; c) 6,000,000,000 ; d) tel. 4709 622 7643 ; e) 3/5

2. a) 7,600 won ; b) tel. 47 1163 007 ; c) 17.42 kg ; d) 40.3 degrees centigrade ; e) 55,211 won

3. a) 7:2 (ratio) ; b) 1520 hours (military time) ; c) 12.65 cubic meters ; d) 31 liters ; e) tel. +82 (43) 878 7950 ;

4. a) Ö36 ; b) 5,250 wond ; c) 17 square meters ; d) 2/3 ; e) 460 grams

5. a) 3/5 ; b) 800x600 pixels (low resolution); IP. 66.102. 7.104 (www. google.com) ; 2,531, 784, 129 ; 1/4

6. a) 571,438,000 shares were traded on the KOSPI index; b) The value of the shares traded was 3,839,422,000 won; c) tel. 011 478 9352; d) 30/10/2006 was the 305th day of this year; e) Somerset Maugham lived from 1874 to 1965.

7. a) Korea was occupied by the Japanese from 1911 to 1945 ; b) my height is 5'61/4" or 162cm [12" = 12 inches = 1 foot]; c) a minidisc player records at 44.1 khz (kilohertz) and 132 b.p.s. (bits per second); d) steel melts at 1450° centigrade; e) my weight is 147 lbs (pounds) or 64 kg

8. a) the ISBN number of this book is 89-5751-053-2 ; b) the credit card number is 3862 500016 44005 c) the gas bill is W 5470; d) On the 4th ring, press button 3; e) my camera will record at 2052x2304 pixels


Series 'C' Numbers :

 


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