English Numbers | Listening Test

Train your listening understanding of English numbers with film extracts in various accents.

This is a listening test to help you check yourself and train your skills in English.

We usually learn English numbers through reading and then, as a result, many of us have a problem with understanding them in spoken English.

To understand real-life English, you need to practise with authentic materials. That’s why I have chosen 13 short audio extracts from American / British / Australian films to help you practise your understanding of English numbers in fast speech.

This test will develop your scanning skills: it’s when you listen for a number only, without paying too much attention to the meaning of the whole sentence. This technique is very useful at exams, real life communication, and professional English.

Levels tested: Elementary, Intermediate

Topics tested: English Numbers (Big Numbers, Years)

Time to complete: 5 minutes

Now do the quiz and check your listening understanding of English numbers. You can listen to the tasks as many times as you want.

How well did you do? Share with us in the comments!

How to improve your listening understanding of English (including English numbers)

If you have trouble understanding spoken English (especially English numbers), I recommend using focused training: listening to short extracts (15-60 seconds long) of real-life English regularly.

It will be hard at first because people often speak fast and connect the words together. But the more you practise, the easier it will become to understand.

You can use the following resources:

Blog: How to quickly improve your understanding of spoken English

Blog: How to listen to English the right way

Youglish – a service which lets you find different words and phrases in Youtube videos

Our listening training videos on Youtube: Verb Tenses, Verbs, Can/Can’t.

Two great Youtube channels about American English: Rachel’s English and Daily Dictation.

Now you know what to do! It’s important to study regularly – just 15-20 minutes a day every day will be enough.

Do you problems with understanding spoken English? How do you study to improve? Which resources are your favourite? Let me know in the comments!


  1. 12/13. Not bad. It’s a nice experience and the task ok. My listening skills also improved. Thanks so much, keep up the good work.

  2. Task were somehow challenging, but my attention has helped me alot to get some, more regards to you, I’ve seen improvement in my listening skills, thank you.

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