Number Train

This listening activity is for helping students catch the difference between "teen" and "ty" at the end of numbers.

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Originally submitted by Mark Porter on Jun 03, 2014.


  • Briefly drill students on the difference between 13 and 30, 14 and 40, 15 and 50, etc.
  • Pass the paper out to your students.
  • Tell the students to take out a pencil.
  • Tell the students that you will start at "Start" (point to the "Start" on the paper) and say a number (13 or 30). "The first number is...." Tell the students to circle the number that they think you said.
  • Continue on in that way down the paper. "The next number is ..." "The last number is ....."
  • When you reach a character at the bottom of the paper, ask the students which character they think it is.


  • This activity can be done three times in a row as students seem to (reasonably) enjoy it. I suggest going somewhat slowly the first time, but for the second and third times you might want to pick up the speed a bit. This activity is fairly easy for most students but a bit challenging for some.
  • For the second and third times, you can tell the students to use a different color pencil or pen, or to put a triangle or square around the numbers you say.



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Estimated time: 10-15 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

April 02, 2019


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