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Numbers (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Numbers

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The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 20 words from the "numbers" category:
Mastering numbers is useful for counting, mathematics, and quantitative discussions.

Memory Game

Pairs: getting ready...

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getting ready...
  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Example Sentences

first

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coming before all others in time or order

Easy Examples

  • She finished first in the race.
  • He is the first in line.
  • It's the first day of school.

Harder Examples

  • She was the first person to arrive at the party.
  • He won first place in the race and received a medal.
  • They will have the first slice of cake at the celebration.

second

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coming after the first in order

Easy Examples

  • He came in second place.
  • She is the second student to arrive.
  • It's the second time I've seen this movie.

Harder Examples

  • He finished the race in second place.
  • She is the second person to speak at the conference.
  • They will serve the main course as the second course of the meal.

third

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coming after the first and second in order

Easy Examples

  • She is the third person in the group.
  • He finished third in the competition.
  • It's the third week of the month.

Harder Examples

  • She finished third in the swimming competition.
  • He is the third person in line to enter the building.
  • They will announce the third-place winner of the contest.

fourth

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coming after the first three in order

Easy Examples

  • He was the fourth person to finish the puzzle.
  • She finished fourth in the race.
  • It's the fourth book in the series.

Harder Examples

  • The fourth chapter of the book is the most exciting.
  • He finished fourth in the marathon, just shy of a medal.
  • They will celebrate their fourth anniversary next month.

fifth

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coming after the first four in order

Easy Examples

  • She celebrated her fifth birthday.
  • He came in fifth in the race.
  • It's the fifth day of the week.

Harder Examples

  • She lives on the fifth floor of the apartment building.
  • He was the fifth person to join the team.
  • They will meet for their fifth date this week.

sixth

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coming after the first five in order

Easy Examples

  • He is in the sixth grade.
  • She finished sixth in the competition.
  • It's the sixth month of the year.

Harder Examples

  • The sixth grade is known for challenging coursework.
  • She is the sixth member of the family.
  • They will arrive on the sixth day of their vacation.

seventh

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coming after the first six in order

Easy Examples

  • She is in the seventh row.
  • He finished seventh in the game.
  • It's the seventh inning of the match.

Harder Examples

  • The seventh inning of the baseball game is crucial.
  • He celebrated his seventh birthday with a big party.
  • They will reach the seventh page of the document soon.

eighth

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coming after the first seven in order

Easy Examples

  • He is the eighth person in line.
  • She finished eighth in the race.
  • It's the eighth chapter of the book.

Harder Examples

  • She's the eighth student to complete the assignment.
  • He won eighth place in the chess tournament.
  • They will attend their eighth wedding anniversary dinner.

ninth

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coming after the first eight in order

Easy Examples

  • She is in the ninth grade.
  • He came in ninth place.
  • It's the ninth day of the month.

Harder Examples

  • The ninth month of the year is September.
  • He was the ninth person to join the team.
  • They will visit the ninth city on their road trip.

tenth

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coming after the first nine in order

Easy Examples

  • He is the tenth student to arrive.
  • She finished tenth in the competition.
  • It's the tenth anniversary.

Harder Examples

  • She reached the tenth level of the video game.
  • He finished tenth in the swimming competition.
  • They will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary.

eleventh

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coming after the first ten in order

Easy Examples

  • She is in the eleventh row.
  • He came in eleventh in the race.
  • It's the eleventh hour.

Harder Examples

  • The eleventh hour is often associated with urgency.
  • She is the eleventh member of the club.
  • They will arrive on the eleventh day of their journey.

twelfth

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coming after the first eleven in order

Easy Examples

  • He finished twelfth in the game.
  • She is the twelfth person to arrive.
  • It's the twelfth month of the year.

Harder Examples

  • The twelfth item on the menu is a chef's specialty.
  • He finished twelfth in the cycling race.
  • They will have their twelfth meeting this year.

thirteenth

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coming after the first twelve in order

Easy Examples

  • She is in the thirteenth row.
  • He finished thirteenth in the competition.
  • It's the thirteenth day of the month.

Harder Examples

  • Friday the thirteenth is considered an unlucky day.
  • She is the thirteenth person to complete the challenge.
  • They will celebrate their thirteenth wedding anniversary.

twentieth

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coming after the first nineteen in order

Easy Examples

  • He is in the twentieth row.
  • She finished twentieth in the race.
  • It's the twentieth day of the month.

Harder Examples

  • The twentieth century witnessed significant changes.
  • He is the twentieth person to sign up for the event.
  • They will reach the twentieth page of the novel tonight.

thirtieth

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coming after the first twenty-nine in order

Easy Examples

  • She is in the thirtieth row.
  • He finished thirtieth in the competition.
  • It's the thirtieth day of the month.

Harder Examples

  • The thirtieth anniversary is a major milestone.
  • She finished thirtieth in the cross-country race.
  • They will meet for their thirtieth class reunion.

a quarter

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one of four equal parts of something

Easy Examples

  • She ate a quarter of the cake.
  • He received a quarter of the prize.
  • It's a quarter past three.

Harder Examples

  • She ate a quarter of the pizza by herself.
  • He received a quarter of the total earnings.
  • They will divide the pie into a quarter for each person.

a third

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one of three equal parts of something

Easy Examples

  • He finished a third of the puzzle.
  • She drank a third of the milk.
  • It's a third of the way there.

Harder Examples

  • She shared a third of her dessert with her friend.
  • He spent a third of his vacation exploring the city.
  • They will split the prize money into a third for each winner.

a half

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one of two equal parts of something

Easy Examples

  • She cut the apple in half.
  • He ate a half of the sandwich.
  • It's half past noon.

Harder Examples

  • He cut the sandwich in a half to share with her.
  • She took a half of the available time to complete the task.
  • They will enjoy a half of the chocolate bar each.

three quarters

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three of four equal parts of something

Easy Examples

  • She has three quarters left.
  • He finished three quarters of the race.
  • It's three quarters full.

Harder Examples

  • She used three quarters of the ingredients for the recipe.
  • He arrived three quarters of the way through the movie.
  • They will finish three quarters of the project by tomorrow.

a hundredth

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one of one hundred equal parts of something

Easy Examples

  • He won by a hundredth of a second.
  • She has a hundredth of the collection.
  • It's one hundredth of the total.

Harder Examples

  • She won the race by a hundredth of a second.
  • He donated a hundredth of his income to charity.
  • They will receive a hundredth of the total share.
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