Read decimals by expressing the number before the point, followed by the word 'point' and each individual number.
2.34 - two point three four
4.56 - four point five six
Read percentages by expressing the percentage followed by the word 'percent'.
83% - eighty three percent
63% - sixty three percent
Read the top fraction followed by the number + 's'
8/9 - eight ninths
3/4 - three fourths
NOTE: 1/4 =>one quarter, 2/3 => two thirds, 1/2 one half
These expressions are used with numerical expressions:
Speed -- 100 mph
Weight -- 80 kg
Telephone number -- 0171 895 7056
Decimal -- .087
Date -- 12/04/65
Percentage -- 75%
Temperature -- 28° C
Height -- 1 m 89 cm
Price -- $60
Fraction -- 8/13
Score -- 2-1
Showing Growth or Decline
go up by X %.
Sales of shipping boxes increased by 20% last month.
There was a rise in traffic at the sales register last holiday season.
Demand for bus tours declined for tour operators.
The national average for shopping and spending went down last quarter.
Increase / Decrease
Dancing rapidly halted when the nightclub started to close.
Acceptance of managers in the employee dining room grew steadily.