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Miles vs. Kilometers

Miles vs. Kilometers

Date: Nov 11 2004

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Good job everyone! You made it to Friday. You’ve really gone the distance this time!
Today we are going to listen as Steph and Sara get all confused about the difference between miles and kilometers.

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Steph

Sara

Sara

Steph:  Ya know, Canada and America are a lot alike. I went there though. One of the big differences is that they use kilometers.

Sara:  Really? I don’t really know anything about kilometers. Like how many kilometers are in a mile?

Steph:  You know, I know that there are more kilometers in a mile than there are miles in a kilometer.

Sara:  Really?

Steph:  Um, I think it’s 1.6.

Sara:  One point six kilometers equals one mile?

Steph:  I think so. Yeah. It’s very confusing though. Especially when your car is in miles per hour.

Sara:  Mmmhmm.

Steph:  And you’re looking at signs that say kilometers to a certain destination. The math is just terrible.

Sara:  Well then, is the speed different, too? Like if your car says miles per hour and you’re going 30? Are you still going 30 kilometers?

Steph:  Right. Exactly. I mean, if you drive your car in from America, then you have to do all this math. But, um, when I went to Germany, I got in my rental car and I was doing all this conversion. And I was like, oh, ya know.

Sara:  Yeah.

Steph:  Fifty kilometers, ya know, to Frankfurt. And then I was dividing by miles and all this stuff.

Sara:  Wow.

Steph:  It was stupid though because the car was in kilometers.

Sara:  Oh. Whoops.

 

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Discussion

Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? The conversion between miles and kilometers can be pretty confusing! Another confusing conversion is between Celsius and Fahrenheit. Next week is all about temperature, so you might want to look it up.
Have a great weekend!

 

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azert3

Algeria

that's a very goodSmile when we  do and make a smile

 

11:02 PM Jan 03 2008 |

lunny

lunny

Nigeria

i think it superb

09:03 PM Jan 03 2008 |

lunny

lunny

Nigeria

am from nigeria.and i think it useful to me b-cos we make use of kilometers

 

08:46 PM Jan 03 2008 |

1 person likes this

jbmorite

jbmorite

Philippines

     Try to name out some big countries around the world as well as the small one. Compare the unit they use.

01:45 PM Jan 03 2008 |

zombameto

Egypt

very nice and simple conversation

04:31 PM Dec 31 2007 |

nabiha joe

nabiha joe

Djibouti

I'm from Djibouti , but i live in Yemen  . In this country we use kilometers .  and thanks for this useful information  .

03:23 PM Dec 29 2007 |

1 person likes this

jbmorite

jbmorite

Philippines

   In Math we learned that  1kilometer is equal to 1000 meters and 1 mile is equal to 1.6 kilometers. As its application, obviously we can use km in short distances and miles in long distances.

11:49 AM Dec 25 2007 |

waeilm

waeilm

Egypt

am happy so much for nice nice conversaition

03:12 PM Dec 24 2007 |

Christine Green

China

It's good for me!

I like it

05:12 AM Dec 22 2007 |

Sofire

China

In China,we also use kilometers.So when you come to Beijing to see the OlympicGames just don't  foget it.wellcome to China.

11:23 AM Dec 21 2007 |

m_haque

m_haque

Bangladesh

this is very importent topic but it has to more discus, like this – when you will convert miles to kilometers or kilometers to miles  then you can use  mentioned below formula -

1.( miles * 1.6  = kilometers ) example, 50 miles * 1.6 = 80 kilometers

2. (kilometers * 0.625 = miles ) example, 50 kilometers * 0.625 = 31.25 miles 

10:07 AM Dec 19 2007 |

yu_8841

yu_8841

China

dont`t listen dialogue,is a pity!!

03:23 AM Dec 17 2007 |

liguihua221

China

I'm glad to read it and finished them

08:47 AM Dec 12 2007 |

liguihua221

China

I'm glad to read it and finished them

08:47 AM Dec 12 2007 |

liguihua221

China

I'm glad to read it and finished them

08:46 AM Dec 12 2007 |

pink pain

pink pain

Saudi Arabia

i think whoops like oops ;D

03:22 PM Dec 11 2007 |

janehoybi

Philippines

ouch now i know jus evedrops ta info. its very useful fow mah subj. physics ol about the vector and scalar wat cha think?

03:59 PM Dec 07 2007 |

janehoybi

Philippines

hi

03:57 PM Dec 07 2007 |

zhangli119

United States

I like it very much

04:54 AM Dec 05 2007 |

taj mahal

taj mahal

Saudi Arabia

here in saudi arabia we use kilometers more than miles

09:54 AM Dec 03 2007 |

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