Lesson 8c

Numbers, continued: How old are you?

Level: Beginner
Lesson contents:
  • How old are / is... with all subject pronouns.
  • Practice in the affirmative, negative and interrogative.
  • Expression "Do you mind...?".

Always watch the video several times without subtitles first. Train your ears! Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this simple rule.

Exercises for this lesson:
How to do the lessons:
  1. Watch the video without subtitles.
  2. Do all the Exercises.
  3. Come back to this page.
  4. Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!

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How old are they?

Click on "Exercise 1" after watching!

Same video with Precise Subtitles:



Note the importance of context in the number exercises. In this particular case, "context" refers not only to the relation between question & answer in the video dialogues, but also to the way numbers are elicited in the quizzes, i.e., the grammatical context and use of the verb and other parts of speech before and after the numbers which are practiced.

As is always the case in the Real English® lessons, audio files fulfill one essential the role of a teacher. Students hear questions about the video, and in many cases, the "answers" are provided by these separate audio files. Students must therefore practice both spoken and written skills. We do our best to make it easy for them, not by speaking slowly, but by providing the widest possible variety of input: pictures and simple texts to provide meaning, spoken questions which match the questions they read.