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Lesson 3: Services
Foot Spa (30 minutes) + Pedicure – $2,510

I can read and understand a list of services.

INTRODUCE

A list of services has a lot of important information. It shows how much and how long each service is.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

price

tax

percent

minute

hour

day

II. Which of the things above are connected to time? Which are connected to money?

  • time

  • money

III. Practice reading the words.

/t/

/p/

tax

pox

ten

pen

top

pop

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use –teen to talk about most small two-digit numbers.

11

eleven

12

twelve

13

thirteen

14

fourteen

15

fifteen

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Use –ty to talk about two-digit numbers from 20 to 99.

20

twenty

30

thirty

40

forty

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Use hundred to talk about three-digit numbers.

100

one hundred

200

two hundred

300

three hundred

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Use thousand to talk about four-to-six-digit numbers. These numbers have one comma.

1,000

one thousand

10,000

ten thousand

100,000

one hundred thousand

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Use million to talk about seven-to-nine-digit numbers. These numbers have two commas.

1,000,000

one million

10,000,000

ten million

100,000,000

one hundred million

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To read large numbers, break them down into three-digit chunks.  Read the three-digit chunks from left to right. Add the word million and thousand at the appropriate commas.

  • A manicure/pedicure/massage combo is 120 (one hundred twenty) minutes.
  • The bag is $1,799 (one thousand seven hundred ninety-nine dollars).
  • The house is ¥60,500,000 (sixty million five hundred thousand yen).

UNDERSTAND

READING

Saori and Catherine are reading a list of services at a foot spa in Taipei.

Paradise Foot Spa Services

 

Foot Spa

  • 30 minutes – $1,460
  • 60 minutes – $2,650

 

Nail Services

  • Manicure – $1,100
  • Pedicure – $1,200
  • Nail Art – $1,500

 

Combination

  • Foot Spa (30 minutes) + Pedicure – $2,510
  • Foot Spa (30 minutes) + Pedicure + Manicure – $3,480

 

*Prices include 5% tax.

TRIVIA

Many people think that dollars are only American money, but actually, more than 20 different countries also call their money dollars. Taiwan is one of these countries. The dollars are not the same as American dollars, but these countries have strong business relationships with America.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Choose the correct answers.

1. six hundred forty

  • 6,400
  • 640

 

2. one thousand five hundred

  • 1,000,500
  • 1,500

 

3. one million three hundred thousand

  • 1,003,000
  • 1,300,000

 

4. twenty-three thousand two hundred twelve

  • 23,212
  • 23,220

STEP B EXERCISE

Read the conversations. Then, choose the correct answers.

1.
Tutor: How much is the ticket?
Student: It’s ¥21,000.

 

  • two million one thousand yen
  • twenty-one thousand yen

 

2.
Tutor: How much is the tax?
Student: It’s 12%.

 

  • twenty percent
  • twelve percent

 

3.
Tutor: How long is the show?
Student: It’s 190 minutes.

 

  • one hundred ninety minutes
  • one hundred nineteen minutes

 

4.
Tutor: How much is the condo?
Student: It’s ¥20,120,000.

 

  • twenty million one hundred twenty thousand yen
  • twelve million one hundred twenty yen

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You’re planning a birthday party for your friend Hiro. He loves karaoke.


Read the list of services at a Taiwanese karaoke chain. Then, call another friend and talk about the different services and prices.

Today's grammar tip

  • numbers

Krazy Karaoke

 

Small Room (1-5 people)

  • 1 hour – $400
  • 3 hours – $1,000

 

Big Room (4-10 people)

  • 1 hour – $600
  • 3 hours – $1,600

 

Party Room (10-20 people)

  • 1 hour – $800
  • 3 hours – $2,200
  • 6 hours – $4,000

 


Food

Fries – $60
Chicken Wings – $130
Sausage Platter – $130

 

Drinks

Soda – $70
Juice – $70
Beer – $80

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

PRICES

2

TIME

1

PRICES

  1. How much is a haircut in Japan?
  2. How much is a massage in Japan?
  3. How much is a house in Japan?
  4. How much is the tax on shopping in Japan?

2TIME

  1. How long do you usually work?
  2. How long do you usually sleep?
  3. How long do you usually take a shower?
  4. How long do you usually study English?

FEEDBACK

I can read and understand a list of services.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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