Learning the Numbers – Counting From Eleven to Twenty
11 – Onze, 12 – Douze, 13 – Treize, 14 – Quatorze, 15 – Quinze, 16 – Seize, 17 – Dix-sept, 18 – Dix-huit, 19 – Dix-neuf, 20 – Vingt
Note how the format of the numbers changes when you get to seventeen (dix-sept). The numbers from zero to sixteen each have a specific word, but seventeen becomes dix-sept, or ten-seven. The numbers now continue to take this format, making them easier to learn.
Practicing the Numbers Between Eleven and Twenty
First, divide students into two groups. Now give each student in the first group a job, such as baker, butcher, post office worker, etc. The other members of the group can now go to each "shop" in turn, buying a different quantity of a different item.
Student 1 (going to each "shop" in turn):
(At the baker’s) Je voudrais douze croissants, s’il-vous-plaît.
(At the grocer’s) Quinze oeufs, s’il-vous-plaît.
(At the post office) Je voudrais dix-sept timbres, s’il-vous-plaît.
When every student has finished their shopping, the two groups change places.