September 17, 2007

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

pound

Which Means:

A unit of weight equal to 16 ounces in the USA or a unit of money worth about \$2 in the UK.

As In:

How much is a pound worth?

This word is also a verb meaning to "hit hard many times": She has to pound on the door to wake Stuart up every morning!

cone

Which Means:

A round shape with a narrow point at one end and wide at the other.

As In:

Cones are best when they have ice cream in them!

In plants with needles like pine trees, a cone is where the seeds are.

ratio

Which Means:

A fixed relation between two numbers.

As In:

In this picture, the ratio of women to men is 3 to 2 (3:2).

The ending of this word -TIO is pronounced like 'shee-O'.

portion

Which Means:

A part or a piece, a share.

As In:

They each have a portion of the puzzle.

The -TION ending on this word sounds like 'shun'.

tally

Which Means:

A sum, number, total.

As In:

Matty had trouble with the tally of his day out golfing!