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Hi,

i want to know which form of writing numbers in English is correct, in digits or in words. I have problems with IELTS listening module for ex: I hear "fifty cars" and I write the answer as "50 cars" but the correct answer is in words that is "fifty cars" Is it wrong?

And also I don't know how to write dates in IELTS listening, when I write "12th October"  the correct answer is "October 12". I am confused, because I hear the numbers and dates correctly but the answer is wrong because I don't know the correct form of writing dates and numbers. Please help.
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wolverine89And also I don't know how to write dates in IELTS listening, when I write "12th October" the correct answer is "October 12". I am confused, because I hear the numbers and dates correctly but the answer is wrong because I don't know the correct form of writing dates and numbers. Please help.
You do know the correct way. Itäs very difficult to get it wrong because nearly evrything is correct:

12 October
12th October
October 12th
October 12

The last one is used by nearly all Americans, I think, but the British use all of them.

As for 50, those who give the test should informe the students how they want it written. If they want to test the students' ability to write it out in full, they may require fifty, of course.

CB
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Can it be that they would have you write something different from what you hear in the listening module? If I heard October 12, then I would write, "October 12."

If I heard 12th October, then I would write, "12th October."

You might try to find more examples of questions and answers for the IELTS to figure out what they want.
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