**NOTE: WEIGHTS**

**and measures ~ of ***I always drink gallons of water. *

**half a, a quarter of a ~ ***half a litre of milk *

**a half/quarter **hour, inch, mile, ounce, pint, pound *They used to sell corned beef at 2d a quarter pound. *

**cubic, square ~ ***One litre is equivalent to 1,000 cubic centimetres. *

**~ square ***The room is about 15 metres square. *

**~ broad, deep, high, long, tall, thick, wide ***The new dock was 230 m long and 92 m broad. *

**~ bigger, cooler, faster, heavier, lighter, slower, etc. ***The climate was several degrees warmer than it is now. *

**about, approximately, around ~ ***1 foot = approx. 0.3 metres *

**be, cover, measure, span, stretch (for) ~ **used with measures of distance and area *The National Park covers 3,000 acres. The sandy beach stretches for over four miles. *

**be, weigh ~ **used with measures of weight *She weighed over ten stone. *

**be, last, take ~ **used with measures of time *It takes approximately 365 and a quarter days for the earth to revolve around the sun. *

**in a ~ ***How many centilitres are there in a litre? *

**in ~s ***We were asked to estimate the temperature of the room in degrees. *

**to a/the ~ ***My car does 10 miles to the litre. *

**a, per ~ ***They're 99p a dozen. a safety threshold of 50 mg of nitrates per litre *

**by the ~ ***Apples are sold by the kilogram. *

**of ~ ***The path will be built to a width of 2 metres. *

**~ in area, length, volume, weight, size, etc. ***Killer whales are up to ten metres in length. *

**~ by ~ ***a huge room measuring 50 m by 18 m *

**to the nearest ~ ***Give your answer to the nearest metre. *