quarter 一刻钟、四分之一、季度 a dozen 一打、十二个
score 二十 monthly 一月一次
daily 一日一次 weekly 每周一次
fortnight 两星期 decade 十年
century 世纪、百年 millennium 千年
double、twice 两倍 fivefold 五倍
half 一半 a quarter 25美分
a dime 10美分 a nickel 5美分
W: We have worked for a fortnight. And really need a break.
M: How about seeing a play? I hear “Spiderman” is on at the National Theatre.
Q: How long have they been working?
A) Four nights B) Forty nights
C) Fourteen days D) Four days
【解析】 这题当中应区分fortnight和four nights之间的发音。fortnight代表两个星期，也就是十四天，所以C为正确答案。
M: Lisa, you know that Tom was late twice this week.
W: It’s ok, the class is so boring, I was late three times that often and Mark was late six times.
Q: How many times was Tom late?
A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 6
【解析】 Twice 是英语数字2的代用词，分清问的是Tom，答案为B。
1. A) Ten years B) Twenty years C) Forty years D) A hundred years
2. A) 10 years B) 15 years C) 20 years D) 40 years
3. A) 4 B) 8 C) 1 D) 2
4. A) 5 cents B) 10 cents C) 15 cents D) 20 cents
5. A) 25 months B) 5 months C) 12 months D) 6 months
6. A) $4 B) $25 C) $5 D) $29
7. A) 5 cents B) 15 cents C) 20 cents D) 25 cents
8. A) $0.5 B) $2.50 C) $3 D) $1
9. A) 5:25 B) 5:55 C) 5:40 D) 5:30
10. A) $10 B) $40 C) $30 D) $25
M: Our university will be celebrating its hundredth anniversary next Monday. Shall we go back for a visit?
W: I’d love to. It’s been a decade since we left.
Q: How long ago did they graduate from school?
go back 回去 go about 从事，着手做；闲逛
go over 过一遍，复习 go into 进入；投入；调查
M: I have been working in this school for a score of years.
W: Well, my mum has been working here twice as long as you.
Q: How long has the man been working in that school?
W: What do you think are the chances I’ll get the job?
M: Well, I’m talking to four today. We’ll be hiring half.
Q: How many people will be employed?
apply for 提出申请 apply to 向……申请或要求
M: I want to send a telegram to San Francisco. How much does it cost?
W: Five dollars for the first 15 words and a dime for each additional word.
Q: How much will each additional word cost?
W: You’re thinner than you used to be, aren’t you?
M: You bet I am! I’ve been dieting for half a year. I’ve lost 25 pounds and I feel great.
Q: How long has the man been dieting ?
W: I thought this kind of film cost four dollars each roll.
M: It used to, but the price has gone up 25%.
Q: How much does one roll of the film cost now?
go up 上升；（物价等）上涨 go down 下去；（船等）下沉
M: Do I have enough postage on this package ?
W: Let’s see. You already have three-fifteen cent stamps and two twenty-five cent stamps on it .You only need another nickel.
Q: How much else will the man pay for the postage ?
pay for 付款 pay back 偿还（借款等）；回报
pay off 还清 pay out 付出（款项等）
M: How much are the tickets？
W: They’re one dollar each for the general public, but student tickets are only a quarter.
Q: How much will the man pay for two students ticket and two general public?
W: Please hurry up, my train is leaving at a quarter to six.
M: No problem, Madam. I’ll get you there in five minutes. And fifteen minutes is enough for you to board the station.
Q: What time is it now?
W: Jake, what a nice shirt, where did you get it?
M: I bought it from Carrefour Supermarket. All the man’s clothes are on sale for the National Day. It costs only 20 dollars. I saved a half compared with Wal-mart.
Q: How much is the shirt in Wal-mart?