PROGRAMME 32 PART I - The Dialogues Dialogue 1
Norm不久就要退休了,他和Doris打算到中国去旅行。这件事足这样说起来的:有一天,Doris在看旅游小册子……
DORIS:You know, Norm, about a quarter of these tours are going to China.
NORM: Oh , are they?
DRIS: Yes, you know...  I'd really like to go to China!
NORM: Would you?
DORIS: Yes. Helen went there last year. She thought it was marvellous.
NORM: Mmm? When I retire we can think about it ... if we've got enough money.
EFA-32-1.jpg Dialogue 2
后来,Norm把打算到中国去旅行这件事告诉了同事Fred。
FRED: What do you and Doris plan to do when you retire, Norm?
NORM: First... go on a trip.. We should have enough money ... we've been saving for ages.
FRED: Any idea where you'll go?
NORM: Doris wants to go to China.
FRED: What about you?
NORM: I'm easy. Plenty of time to think about it, anyway.
FRED: Well... Half your luck !
PART II - Vocabulary a half [ha:f] 一半 (复数:halves[ha:vz])
a third [ɵə:d] 三分之一
a tour [tu:ə] 一次旅行;旅行团
nought [nɔ:t] 零
go on a trip ['gəu ɔn'trip] 旅行
retire [rə'taiə] 退休
save [seiv] 存钱
three quarters of Australia's population [ɵri: 'kwɔ:təz əv ɔ'streiljəz pɔpjə'leiʃən] 澳大利亚四分之三的人口
we should have enough money [wi: ʃud 'h:æv ə'nʌf 'mʌni:] 我们应该有足够的钱;我们可能会有足够的钱
If we've got enough money [if wi:v 'gɔt ə'nʌf mʌni:] 如果我们有足够的钱
I’m easy ['aim 'i:zi:] 我无所谓,我怎么都行
Half your luck  ['ha:f jə'lʌk]  (=I wish I had half your luck) 我要有你一半那么幸福就好了
NAMES:
Helen [helən] (female)
Fred [fred] (male) (short for Frederick ['fredrik] )
PART III - The Lesson DECIMALS, FRACTIONS AND QUANTITY 小数 分数  数量
1.DECIMALS 小数
在英语里,小数点是point例如:
7.2读作seven point two
.5读作point five
第二个例子也可以用0.5来表示,读作nought point five
小数在统计材料中用得最多。例如:
The workers received a 6.5% increase in salary.
在报告体育成绩的时候也用得很多。例如:
The Australian runner; Raelene Boyle, ran 400 metres in 51.26 seconds.
请注意,小数点后面的数字按个位数字分开读。例如:31.36seconds-thirty one point three six second 506.819 five hundred and six point eight one nine
2.FRACTIONS 分数
a)  A half(1/2)
half这个词,一般要如冠词。例如:
a half
one and a half
然而,如果表明某件东西的一半,通常不加冠词。例如
Half an hour
Half (of) the job
Half (of) my time
Half of it/them
小数.5也可以分数1/2来表示。
表示对间,可以说half past four等。
b)  A quarter(1/4)
我们说 a quarter of an hour, a quarter of it, a quarter of he book,  表示时间可以说a quarter past three等。
c)  其他分数举例
a third of my time
three fifths of the job
注意:
*我们通常说a third, a fifth等,但有时为了强调,也可以说one third或one fifth比如,在对比两个数字旃时候,就一定要用one,而不用a: 
Do you want one third or two thirds?
*在读分数的时候,除了1/2( a half )和1/4(a quarter)以外,基于数词(one,two ,three 灯)读分子,用序数词(third ,fifth,sixth 等)读分母。例如:
EFA-32-2.jpg 3.A QUANTITY FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE 一定的数量
a) 在广播里,Norm说道:
When I retire we can think about it -
if we 've got enough money.
后半句话提出了一个条件,意思是如果他们有足够的钱,就可以考虑去旅行。所谓“足够的钱”,是针对一定的目的而言的,在这里指的就是“去旅行”。下面再举几个例子:
I've got ENOUGH paint TO do the ceiling.
He caught ENOUGH fish FOR everyone.
There's ENOUGH paper TO write a letter.
如果enough所修饰的名词是可数名词,则要用复数形式。例如:
I've got enough books for everyone.
There are enough bananas for the whole family.
b)  Plenty (of)的意思是“充足的”、“很多的”。例如:
There's PLENTY OF time FOR us to finish the job.
I've had PLENTY(OF food), thanks.