5 Links to learn numbers for Kids

Numbers can be quite confusing for children when they first start learning English, here are five useful links to get them started.

The numbers category on this game is a very good starting point as they will listen and read different numbers.

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/fast-english/

After some practice, monster numbers can be good as they will need to think a little faster.

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/numbers/

A fun interactive counting game:

How Many – Counting Game 

Here is a great video to learn numbers from 1 – 10 which includes lots of nursery rhymes and is interesting for children.

 

Help George count and find his animal friends in hide and seek:

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/hideseek/

There are many little things you could do at home to help your children learn numbers in English. Start by asking them how many things we need. For example, at dinner time you could ask: how many forks do we need? Or how many chips are on your plate? When you are out in the streets you could ask: How many red cars do you see? Or how many bicycles do you see? All these questions not only teach them how to use numbers but help them learn new words too. Hearing parents speak English will also give them a little boost of confidence in trying out the language.

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Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought

The River Po, one of Italy’s most important rivers, is slowly drying up and in desperate need of rain. This has had an effect on the areas dairy farmers, who use its water for their cows and crops. The region in question is famous for its production of the world-renowned “parmigiano” cheese.

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The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought | Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

Italian Parmesan Producers Fear for Future Amid Drought | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

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The River Po, which cuts through Italy’s heartland, where 30% of its food is produced is fed by winter snow in the Alps and heavy rainfall in the spring. But in 2022, an unusually dry winter meant snow melt was scarce and spring rains only sporadic, which has led to the worst drought in the northern regions of Italy in more than 70 years. As a result, the Po is hitting record low water levels.

And that is a big problem for the millions of people who rely on the Po for their livelihoods. At dairy farms along the Po’s banks near Mantova, the prospect is grim. Water is an essential part of the operation to feed herds of Friesian cattle.

The milk cows that produce 30 liters of milk each per day are transformed into this region’s authentic Parmigiano Reggiano parmesan cheese. If the cows don’t each drink between 100 and 150 liters of water a day or are overheated, their milk won’t meet the rigid standards, and the cheese won’t be given the coveted seal of approval. The area produces about 52,000 rounds of the coveted cheese each year.

But a bigger concern than the water in their troughs is what they’ll eat. Farmers primarily take water primarily from the Po for crop irrigation to feed cattle. Farmers are worried about restrictions on water and where they could even buy feed if other farmers are suffering similarly.

If it doesn’t rain, things will only get worse. In Milan, Italy’s financial hub, the mayor has ordered all ornamental fountains turned off, and prohibited the washing of private vehicles or watering of gardens and lawns.

Italy is a net exporter of food, providing goods like wheat to many developing nations. A drought here is only exacerbating a food crisis. And the River Po is of incredible significance for Italians.

Future Perfect Continuous

So you are doing something in the future up until a specific point in time. What verb tense would you use for this? Dah da daaaah, the future perfect continuous, of course! It is formed by subject + will + have been + verb in “ing” form.
An example would be “I will have been dancing for hours when the sun rises.” This describes that I will continue dancing until the mentioned point in time, when the sun rises. When the action starts is somewhat ambiguous though. I could have been dancing already, or I’m starting to dance now, or I won’t start to dance until the future, though before the sun rises. Think of it as you have projected yourself into the future, when the sun rises in this case, and you are looking back on all the dancing you have accomplished.
An important thing to note is that future perfect continuous is for action verbs only because it’s describing the duration of an action. For nonaction verbs (to be, to know, etc) you would use the future perfect tense. As a reminder the future perfect tense is formed by subject + will + have + past participle.

By the time I finish writing this blog, I will have been writing blog posts for three hours!

Future Perfect Continuous Quiz

Finish the sentences below using the future perfect continuous.

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