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  • О роли квантитативных компонентов в формировании навыков письма и аудирования при изучении английского языка

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О роли квантитативных компонентов в формировании навыков письма и аудирования при изучении английского языка

The paper under consideration deals with the quantitative category in the English language as one of the most significant aspects. As quantitative elements are expressed by all parts of speech, their appropriate use allows developing students’ lexical competence. Firstly, the paper is aimed at drawing special attention to both formation and use of quantitative components in terms of the development of ELL writing and listening skills. Secondly, some numerical elements in German and English are compared in order to highlight a lot of similarities in these related languages. This fact implies that a good knowledge of German makes it possible to develop ELL linguistic competences much quicker. At the same time, language transfer can lead to the inverted order of writing English numerals, which is likely to influence the communicative act in a negative way. Some most common mistakes, made by students in their listening and writing papers, have been analysed from the theoretical point of view. Typical writing mistakes result from either a lack of elementary skills of the formation of numerals or gaps in the knowledge of other quantitative elements that are presented by all parts of speech. Omission, approximation, lexical errors, syntactical errors, phonemic errors, and inversion are the main reasons for the wrong perception of audible texts. The results of the further analysis as well as a case study are presented in the paper. In outline, the use of a variety of quantitative components should be practised on a regular basis so that students might benefit from it not only in their classroom activities but also in the preparation for their IELTS exam.