mm/dd/yyyy month/day/year 09/17/2016 long weekend typhoon holiday
A. Everyday Conversation
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
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)
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
window seat, aisle seat
I hardly ever take a taxi to work.
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.
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.