Numbers in English: Games Tests Examples

Numbers in English are the basic vocabulary to use while speaking the amount of something. Whether you are a student or a professional you need to count, calculate or express the quantity of items. That is why you need to understand the figures for proficient English. If your field of interest requires calculation or mathematics, then this web page is a good place to start learning the English numbers.

What are the numbers in English?

In English we have two basic groups of numbers: cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers.

  • Cardinal numbers: These are the numbers that say the amount of something. You can get these numbers by asking “How many”.
    Examples: 2 apples, 9 students, 23 days etc.
  • Ordinal numbers: These are the numbers that say the the position in a list.
    Examples: 1st lesson, 6th week, 14th candidate etc.

Pictures with pronunciations

Here is a list of numbers in English. Click on the numbers to learn the pronunciation.

Numbers 1-20

  • 1 one
  • 2 two
  • 3 three
  • 4 four
  • 5 five
  • 6 six
  • 7 seven
  • 8 eight
  • 9 nine
  • 10 ten
  • 11 eleven
  • 12 twelve
  • 13 thirteen
  • 14 fourteen
  • 15 fifteen
  • 16 sixteen
  • 17 seventeen
  • 18 eighteen
  • 19 nineteen
  • 20 twenty

How to write big numbers in English

49 fortynine
67 sixtyseven
352 three hundred and fiftytwo
5841 five thousand eight hundred and fortyone
1115 one thousand one hundred and fifteen

Ordinal numbers

1st the first
2nd the second
3rd the third
4th the fourth
5th the fifth
6th the sixth
7th the seventh
8th the eighth
9th the ninth
10th the tenth
11th the eleventh
12th the twelfth
13th the thirteenth
14th the fourteenth
15th the fifteenth
16th the sixteenth
17th the seventeenth
18th the eighteenth
19th the nineteenth
20th the twentieth 21st the twenty-first

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Games to play

Online games are wonderful ways of learning vocabulary. As a result of this effective activities, we have prepared you a nice game here.

Flashcards game about numbers

This activity teaches numbers in English with a handy flashcards game. You can see cards with numbers below. Say the number in English. If you click on an image, the cards will flip. In this way you can see the answer.

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Flip cards exercise

This is an English vocabulary exercise about numbers. First click on a card to open it. After that, you will see a random number. Then try to guess the meaning of it in your native language.

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Jigsaw puzzle game

Drag the the pieces to complete the picture of the numbers in English. Before you play, you can select the level by clicking on the buttons below.

How to say the numbers

1/8 One eighth
1/5 One fifth
1/4 One quarter / one fourths
3/4 Three quarters
1/3 One third
2/3 Two thirds
1/2 One half

In American English fractional numbers are expressed like these:
1/8 One over eight
1/5 One over five
1/4 One over four
1/3 One over three
2/3 Two over three
1/2 One over two

How to say operations

We use the names of the operations below in English.
+ Plus (And)
– Minus (Take away)
x Multiplied by (Times)
÷ Divided by
= Equals (Is)
. Point
% Percent

1 + 5 = 6 one plus five equals six
4 – 3 = 1 four minus three equals one
3*2= 6 three times two equals six
6/3=2 six divided by three equals two
10% ten percent

How to say decimal numbers

2.95 – two point nine five
1.34 – one point three four
0.5 – point five
0.75 – point seven five
0.01 – point zero one
0.8569 point eight five six nine

Download numbers worksheet

English numbers exercises

It is obvious that without evaluation of your knowledge we can’t say that you know a specific subject. Therefore you need practice. That is why we have prepared you some online quizzes and tests below.

Picture quiz about English numbers

Here is a picture quiz about numbers. Look at the image and select the number from the list. Each correct answer gives you 10 points.

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Listening test with pictures

If you have difficulty in listening and identifying the figures in English, then this listening test is for you. First, click the play button and listen the number. Then select the number from the list. Giving correct answers makes 10 points.

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Writing test

Below is a writing test about numbers in English. Firstly, look at the picture and then write the name of the image in the text box. For the correct answers you will get 10 points.

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Spelling test

Here is a spelling test about the numbers. In this test firstly listen to the number first. Then write what the figures you hear in the text box. For every correct answer you get 10 points.


Worksheets for English numbers

Worksheets about English numbers vocabulary are below. Download and share these printable ESL worksheets to your device for free. There are in two file formats: pdf and jpg images.

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Numbers word search puzzle worksheet Word search puzzle worksheet jpg image Word search puzzle worksheet pdf

External resource links:
You can also click here to watch a video about numbers or here to see more information about numbers on WikiPedia.

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