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Deutsch Aktuell Resource Center : Deutsch Aktuell 5th and 6th Ed. Level 2 : Kapitel 6 : Activity 1

Activity 1

Kapitel 6

1 Metrische Maßeinheiten

When traveling in German-speaking countries, you need to be familiar with the metric system. In the following situations, give the equivalents to the U.S. measurements given in parentheses. In your calculation use the Metric Converter Calculator for the various items.

1. It weighs (8 ounces/troy) grams.

2. Peter needs sheets of paper that are (8 1/2 x 11 inches) centimeters.

3. A tour guide points out that tomorrow’s hiking tour will cover (5 miles) kilometers.

4. The salesperson at the butcher shop cuts some Leberwurst and puts it on a scale. It weighs (12 ounces/troy) grams.

5. At the Frankfurt International School students are running a (100-yard) -meter dash.

6. Katja’s bedroom is (10 x 12 feet) meters.

7. The flight from Cologne to Hamburg is about (300 miles) kilometers.

8. A car travels (150 kilometers) miles per hour on the Autobahn.

9. The average temperature in Mainz during July is (74°F) °C.

10. When the unusually high temperature in Frankfurt reached (98°F) °C, students were dismissed from their classes.

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