When expressing large numbers (more than one hundred) read in groups of hundreds. The order is as follows: billion, million, thousand, hundred. Notice that hundred, thousand, etc. is NOT followed by an ‘s’. Two hundred NOT two hundreds.

NOTE: British English takes 'and' between 'hundred and ...' American English omits 'and'. In the examples below, this is represented by (AND).

1.Hundreds

350 – three hundred (AND) fifty

425 – four hundred (AND) twenty five

873 - eight hundred (AND) seventy three

112 - one hundred (AND) twelve

2.Thousands

15,560 – fifteen thousand five hundred (AND) sixty

786,450 – seven hundred (AND) six thousand four hundred (AND) fifty

342,713 - three hundred (AND) forty-two thousand seven hundred (AND) thirteen

569,045 - five hundred (AND) sixty nine thousand forty-five

3.Millions

2,450,000 – two million four hundred (AND) fifty thousand?234,700,000 或者two hundred (AND) thirty-four million seven hundred thousand

Speaking About Numbers

Numbers are read in a specific manner in English. Read numbers in groups of three in the following manner in English:

million, thousand, hundred

2,350,400 => two million three hundred (AND) fifty thousand four hundred

NOTE - Remember: Use ‘and’ only between hundreds in British English. American English leaves the ‘and’ out.

4.Decimals

Read decimals as the given number point XYZ

2.36 - two point three six

14.82 - fourteen point eight two

9.7841 -nine point seven eight four one

3.14159 - three point one four one five nine

5.Percentages

Read percentages as the number followed by ‘percent’

37% - thirty seven percent

12% - twelve percent

87% - eighty seven percent

3% - three percent

6.Fractions

Read the top number as a cardinal number, followed by the ordinal number + ‘s’

3/8 - three eighths

5/16 - five sixteenths

7/8 - seven eights

1/32 - one thirty-second

7.Important Numerical Expressions

Here are the descriptive names of a number of important numerical expressions:

1.Speed - 100 mph (miles per hour)

One hundred miles per hour

2.Weight - 80 kg (kilograms) OR 42 lbs (pounds)

Eighty kilograms OR forty two pounds

3.Telephone number - 0171 895 7056

4.Date - 12/04/65 read dates month, day, year in the US or day, month, year in the UK

5.Temperature - 28° C (celsius) OR 72° F (fahrenheit)

Read temperature as "degrees +number": twenty eight degrees celsius OR seventy two degrees fahrenheit

6.Height
（高度）- 1 m 89 cm? / 6'2''

Read height first meters then centimeters, or feet then inches: one meter eight nine centimeters or 6'' 2' six feet two inches.

7.Price
（價格）- \$60

Read the currency first then the number: Sixty dollars

8.Fraction
（分數）- 8/13

Read a fraction as the number over a decimal: eight thirteenths

9.Score
（比分）- 2-1

Read scores as "number + to + number": Two to one.

10.Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers are used when speaking about the place in something such as in competitions. Most numbers end in 'th', except first, second, and third of every ten numbers.

1st - first

2nd - second

3rd - third

17th - seventeenth

8th - eighth

21 - twenty first

46 - forty sixth