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1. Pre-Listening Exercise
Use the following words to complete
plus, minus, times, altogether, divided,
a) Seventeen ___ five ___ twenty-two.
b) ___ we have collected five hundred
pounds for the charity.
c) Thirty-two ___ six ___ twenty-six.
d) Eight ___ by seven ___ fifty-six.
e) One hundred ___ by ten ___ ten.
f) Four ___ three ___ twelve.
Jody: OK, put the bags in the kitchen.
I want to add up what we've spent.
Hans: I think we've spent too much.
Jody: Well, it's better to have good
food than to buy cheap things. And
the supermarket is cheaper than the
Hans: But then we have to travel
Jody: I still think it makes sense.
Hans: Well, let's see what we've
got. Have you got the receipts?
Jody: Yes, here they are. Remember,
we went to the Post Office as well.
I bought a book of twelve stamps,
that was three dollars fifty cents.
Hans: And we posted Ingrid's airmail
Jody: Yes, that was quite expensive,
two dollars forty cents.
Hans: So we need to add on five dollars
ninety cents to our supermarket bill.
Jody: We bought a lot of nice things
though. Look at these lovely strawberries.
Hans: How much were they?
Jody: One ninety-nine.
Hans: We bought cream to go with
them. That was a bit much.
Jody: Only eighty cents for a big
carton. We deserve it. We work hard.
Hans: I'll have to work even harder
to stay slim!
Jody: You look great! Let's look
at the receipt. The washing-powder
was on special offer.
Hans: Yes, that was a bargain. Three
dollars thirty-eight for that large
box. The chicken was expensive, six
dollars seventy-nine pence.
Jody: But it will last for three
days. I can make a
lemon chicken, some curry and there
will be some left over for salad.
Hans: You're a great cook. That helps
Jody: Thanks. I like cooking. When
I look at the list I think we've done
quite well. Almost 20 bucks, but we've
got several good meals, some treats,
fruit, and things for the house.
Hans: And the frozen things will
last a long time. The fish was only
two dollars thirty cents.
Jody: Let's have that now. I'll cook
the chicken later - after we've had
the strawberries and cream!