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5.1 Using numbers

Giving your telephone number or saying your age are just two examples of when you might need to use numbers. How about giving your work identification number or your house number? Listen to the audios that follow to hear how you would say these two examples.

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My work identification number is 1148 | எனது வேலை அடையாள இலக்கம் ஒன்று ஒன்று நான்கு எட்டு.
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My house number is 7 | எனது வீட்டு இலக்கம் ஏழு.
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Now have a go at using numbers yourself in Activity 5.

Activity 5

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If someone tells you their locker code is ‘ettu, poochiam, ondru, onpathu’, what is their locker number?

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