潔西家基礎英文教室 第二課 Part A 第一部份 日常會話 Everyday Conversation:交通工具與購物

mm/dd/yyyy   month/day/year  09/17/2016  long weekend   typhoon holiday

 

A. Everyday Conversation

A-1

A: How do you get to work?

B: By MRT.

A: How long does it take?

B: About twenty minutes.

A: Do you usually get a seat?

B: Sometimes, but not often.

 

1 MRT/twenty minutes        2 subway/half an hour

3 bus/an hour                        4 train/an hour and a half

 

a How do you get to work?

How do you get to school?

How do you go to work?  / How do you get to work?

What time do you go to work?   I go to work at 7.00.

What time do you get to work?  I get to work at 7.20.

 

b By MRT

I get to work by MRT.

I take the MRT to work.

I get to work take the MRT. (X)

I take the MRT go to work. (X)

 

by MRT/subway/bus/train = take the MRT/the subway/the bus/the train

by taxicab/taxi/cab = take a taxicab/taxi/cab

by scooter/motorcycle/bicycle/bike = ride a scooter/a motorcycle/bicycle/bike

by car = drive a car

on foot = walk

by foot

 

I walk to work.

I take the MRT.

I ride a scooter.

 

I sometimes drive a car and I sometimes ride a scooter.

I sometimes ride a scooter and I sometimes take the MRT.

I ride a scooter when it’s sunny, and I take the MRT when it rains.

I take a bus to the MRT station and then I take the MRT.

I take a bus and I have to transfer from bus to MRT at Banqio Station.

 

c How long does it take?

How long do you take? (X)

spend

I usually spend time with my family on weekend.

 

d About twenty minutes.

It takes about twenty minutes.

It takes me about twenty minutes.

I take about twenty minutes. (X)

half an hour = 30 minutes, an hour = 60 minutes

an hour and a half = 90 minutes = one and a half hours

 

d Do you usually get a seat?

always/almost always/usually/often/sometimes/hardly ever/never

Please take a seat.  Have a seat, please.  polite

Sit down.

window seat, aisle seat

I hardly ever take a taxi to work.

 

 

 

 

 

A-2

A: Can I help you?

B: Yes, please. How much is this watch?

A: It’s on sale. It’s only $99.99. 99 dollars 99 cents

B: It’s nice. I’ll take it.  I’ll buy it.

A: Can I help you?

B: Yes, please. How much are these shoes?

A: They’re on sale. They’re only $125.

B: They’re nice. I’ll take them.

1 watch/$99.99  2 dress/$15.49   3 shoes/$125   4 earrings/$15

pants, jeans, shorts, a pair of pants

How can I help you?

No, thanks. I’m just looking.

It’s OK. We’re just comparing prices.

Take your time.

this, these

that, those

How much is this necklace? It’s $2,000.

How much is that bracelet? It’s $500.

How much these scandals? They’re $199.

How much those boots? They’re $5,000.

 

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