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Phone Numbers
Basic Level
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
IIII. Post-Listening Exercises

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Learning how to understand and say phone numbes correctly takes a little practice. In the United States, there are usually seven numbers with an area code. For example, 821 (the area code) followed by 555-5555. With the area code, we just say the individual numbers: eight-two-one. If the number has a 0 in it, then we say "oh" or "zero." In the last four numbers, people sometimes say the numbers like they are two numbers: "3140" can be "thirty-one forty."

Here are some more:

  • (966) 340-8019: nine-six-six three-four-oh eight-zero-one-nine OR nine-six-six three-four-oh eighty nineteen

  • Please text me at eight-five seven nine-five-two-three.
  • Did you say your number is 3-oh-four twenty-thirteen?

II. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button and select the correct answer for each sentence. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What is the problem in the conversation?
A. The man didn't do his homework.
B. The man can't find his book.
C. The man missed his grammar class.

2. What is Brittany's phone number?
A. It's 870-0019.
B. It's 870-0090.
C. It's 870-0099.

3. James' phone number is __________.
A. 614-1418
B. 614-4080
C. 614-1480

4. The man wants Audrey's phone number because _______.
A. he needs the homework
B. he likes her
C. he wants to find his computer

5. What is Audrey's phone number?
A. 558-6016
B. 558-6010
C. 558-1660

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III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Write down the phone numbers of five people you know. Then, practice saying them with a partner. Test each other with these numbers to see if you understand them well.

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