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Math 100L: Lesson 8

Flashcard Vocabulary

  • to eliminate (v)
  • minor (adj)
  • whereas (conjunction)
  • resource (n)
  • to generate (v)

Helpful Vocabulary

  • to pile (v)
  • hinge (n)
  • to cancel (v)
  • to ponder (v)
  • absolutely (adv)
  • funny (adj)
  • to tie (v)
  • highfalutin (adj)
  • to switch (v)
  • tag (v)
  • light bulb (n)
  • imaginary (adj)
  • antidote (n)
  • woes (n)
  • like white on rice

Speaking Partner Visit: Transportation; Word Stress

Read the following information to your speaking partner and make sure you understand the information:

Transportation

How much does it cost to get from one place to another? Public transportation and private transportation both have their hidden costs.

Public Transportation

  • Cost of bus or train fare
  • Cost of time spent traveling

Private Transportation

  • Gas
  • Maintenance: tune-ups, oil tires, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Registration

An important part of budgeting is determining where your money is being spent. Transportation is often a large part of a person’s budget. Spending money on a bicycle can sometimes save money in the long run. Each person must look at all the options in order to make wise decisions.

Discussion Questions

  • What form of transportation does each of you use now?
  • What is meant by the “cost of time spent traveling” when using public transportation?
  • What impact on the environment does your transportation have?
  • Is traffic a problem in your area? Describe what it is like.
  • How much time do you spend each day going from one place to another?

Pronunciation Practice

Practice stressed syllables in noun-verb pairs.

Some two-syllable words are nouns when stress is on the first syllable and verbs when stress is on the second syllable. Go through the following examples with your speaking partner to make sure you understand how to pronounce and stress them.

Examples:

Noun

  • a record
  • a present
  • a conflict

Verb

  • to record
  • to present
  • to conflict

Listen to your speaking partner say the following words. Repeat the words. Can you hear the stressed syllable? Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

Noun

  • a protest
  • an object
  • a permit
  • a convert
  • a suspect
  • a contract

Verb

  • to protest
  • to object
  • to permit
  • to convert
  • to suspect
  • to contract

Make up a story with your speaking partner using as many of the nouns and verbs above as you can.

Practice saying the following numbers and equations with your speaking partner:

  • .73 = 73%
  • .2 = 20%
  • .05 = 5 %
  • 1 = 100%
  • 2.3 = 230%
  • 5(x-3) – x = 2x – 32
  • .3q – 8 + 3q = 3q – 5
  • 0.4x = 16 – .32x
  • 257.6 cm2
  • 56 mm
  • $226.19
  • 64,872
  • w = 7 mm
  • l = 14 mm
  • 238,987
  • 34,269
  • 110
  • 304.003