An Unexpected Math Quiz

What about dinner? "My mom or dad makes dinner--or my grandma (外婆, waipo, or his mom's mom). We eat rice, noodles, chicken, cucumbers, carrots, beef, pork, potatoes or tomatoes."

What is your house like?:

"My house is very big. We have a living room, four bedrooms and six beds. My room and my sister’s room have bunkbeds. We have one kitchen. There are six small chairs in the kitchen. We have two bathrooms and one home office."

Why are there so many beds?

"Well, when my uncle and my mom’s friends come to visit, they have to sleep."

Haha, that makes sense. Is there anything else you want to tell me?

"We have six air conditioners/heating systems and six fans."

What chores do you have at home?:

"I take out the trash and get drinking water from outside. This means I fill up the 水桶 shuitong (water barrel), which costs is one 元. I wash the dishes, help clean the house, and boil the water 捎开水 (shao kai shui)."

Wow, you’re so helpful! I’m sure your parents are really grateful.

What jobs do your parents have?:

So speaking of your parents, what are your parents’ jobs?

"My mom is an English teacher."

At Wuhan University of Technology, right? 

"Yeah. And my dad is a teacher too, but not an English teacher. He's a computer science teacher."

What time does school start, and what time do you go home?:

"Hmm, I wake up at 7:00 a.m. I get to school in the middle of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m."

Do you mean 7:30 a.m.?

"Oh, yeah.