Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn how to say and hear the difference between difficult numbers on IELTS.

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IELTS knows which numbers are tricky for students.

That’s why they often feature these numbers on the IELTS Listening Exam.

Listen to how I pronounce the words, and repeat after me. Then, drill yourself, repeating the numbers over and over again.

Being able to say the numbers correctly is directly linked to your ability to hear them correctly.

In the number pairs, the first one, like 13, has an accent on the last syllable.

The second number, like 30, is accented on the first syllable.

Also, Americans will pronounce the middle ‘t’ like a ‘d’ in the second number.

Listen and repeat these difficult number pairs:








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