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Absolute Beginner Numbers

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At this point, students should feel comfortable performing simple conversations speaking about where they are form, what their jobs are and naming a number of objects. It's time to go back to some basic rote repeating for students to learn their basic numbers.

Teacher: (Write a list on the board and point to the numbers.)

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

Teacher: Please repeat after me.

Teacher: (Point to the numbers.)

1 - one Student(s): 1 - one

2 - two Student(s): 2 - two

3 - three Student(s): 3 - three, etc

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

Teacher: (Write a list of random numbers on the board and point to the numbers.)

Teacher: Susan, what number is this?

Student(s): 15

Teacher: Olaf, what number is this?

Student(s): 2

Continue this exercise around the class.

Part II: The 'tens'.

Teacher: (Write a list of the tens and point to the numbers.)

10 - ten
20 - twenty
30 - thirty
40 - forty
50 - fifty
60 - sixty
70 - seventy
80 - eighty
90 - ninety
100 - One hundred

Teacher: Please repeat after me.

10 - ten Student(s): Ten

Teacher: 20 - twenty
Student(s):Twenty

Teacher:30 - thirty
Student(s):Thirty, etc

40 - forty
50 - fifty
60 - sixty
70 - seventy
80 - eighty
90 - ninety
100 - One hundred

Part III: Combined 'tens' and single digits.

Teacher: (Write a list of various numbers and point to the numbers.)

22
36
48
51
69
71
85
94

Teacher: Please repeat after me.

22 Student(s): 22

Teacher: 36
Student(s): 36

Teacher: 48
Student(s): 48, etc

51
69
71
85
94

Teacher: (Write another list of random numbers on the board and point to the numbers.)

Teacher: Susan, what number is this?

Student(s): 33

Teacher: Olaf, what number is this?

Student(s): 56

Continue this exercise around the class.

Part IV: Contrast 'teens' and 'tens'

Teacher: (Write the following list of numbers and point to the numbers.)

12 - 20
13 - 30
14 - 40
15 - 50
16 - 60
17 - 70
18 - 80
19 - 90 Be careful to pronounce slowly, pointing out the difference in pronunciation between 14, 15, 16, etc. and 40, 50, 60, etc.

Teacher: Please repeat after me.

12 - 20
Student(s): 12 - 20

Teacher: 13 - 30
Student(s): 13 - 30

Teacher: 14 - 40
Student(s): 14 - 40, etc.

15 - 50
16 - 60
17 - 70
18 - 80
19 - 90

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