1 Weights and measures are different in different countries.
2 We call the different systems decimal and imperial.
3 Most countries use the decimal system.
4 That’s a system that uses units of ten to count and measure.
5 The imperial system came from England and is still used in some countries.
6 England will have changed to the decimal system by the end of the decade.
7 Many imperial countries are changing to decimal.
8 America uses the imperial system for weights and measures.
9 But America uses decimal for money.
10 Americans use pounds and ounces for weight.
11 The decimal system uses grams and kilograms.
12 The imperial system uses inches, feet, yards and miles for measuring length.
13 The decimal system uses millimeters, centimeters, meters and kilometers.
14 In the imperial system, pints, quarts and gallons measure liquids and fluids.
15 The decimal system uses liters.