Student's Book - page 72
1. a kind of ticket that you can use to pay for things : voucher
2. the value of money from one country compared with money from another country : exchange rate
3. something that’s very good value for money : bargain
4. a reduction in the usual price of something : discount
5. the type of money that a country uses: currency
6.a piece of paper showing you paid for something: receipt
A I’d love to WIN some money on the lottery!
B How much do you EARN from your café job?
A You’ll have to PAY £200 for a new bike.
B I can’t AFFORD a new bike, unfortunately.
A Can I BORROW your sunglasses, please?
B Will you LEND me your pen for a minute?
A I SPEND a lot of money on the clothes I buy.
B I WASTE a lot of money on clothes I never wear.
A Some old comics are WORTH a lot of money.
B The concert tickets COST $100.
You can find 1. information in online encyclopaedias on subjects from 2. economics to 3. literature. When it comes to practical things like how to use new 4. .software, however, video clips are more useful. If you want to write your own code, you’ll need many 5. months of practice before you can use a programming 6. language competently.
Help! Do you have any good business ideas?
My friends and I are taking part in a club at school called Business Brains, which gives teenagers practical 1. experience of running a business. You have to think of a business idea, 2. work out how much cash you need to get started, and borrow it from family and friends. Then you try to 3. earn money through the business, and any profit that you make is given to a charity that helps sick children. My group 4. produced some calendars with photos that we took ourselves. We were really 5. proud of them. We decided to sell them at the market, but we couldn’t 6. afforda rain cover for our stall. It was a very rainy day, and all the calendars were ruined!
So, to 7. sumup, our business is a disaster. In three weeks we have to pay back the money that our friends and family 8. lent us, but we haven’t got any. We need to make money fast. But how? Please message me if you have any ideas.
Workbook - page 54
something you buy for less than the usual price (n): BARGAIN
the system of money that a country uses (n): CURRENCY
use money in a way that is not useful or sensible (v): WASTE
have enough money to pay for something (v): AFFORD
a reduction in the usual price of something (n): DISCOUNT
the value of the money of one country compared to the money of another country (n): EXCHANGE RATE
use something that belongs to someone else and that you must give back later (v): BORROW
a piece of paper which shows what you paid (n): RECEIPT
a ticket that can be used instead of money for a particular purpose (n): VOUCHER
receive money for the work that you do (v): EARN
I’ve never WON anything – not even a prize at school.
Dad, could you LEND me £20? I promise to pay it back!
Do you mind me asking how much those trainers COST? I’d love to get some!
I don’t know how much Dan gets PAID for his part-time job.
Zoe’s watch must be WORTH loads of money – it’s got diamonds in it!
My friend Margot SPENDS a lot on make-up and shoes. She must get loads of pocket money!
I’m SAVING to buy a professional football at the moment. I think it’ll improve my playing.
Young Enterprise is a business and educational charity offering programmes for students, who, rather than working towards academic 1. qualifications, get experience of the world of work instead.
Student teams set up their own business (anything from designing apps to making and selling reusable coffee cups). They must 2. cope with making decisions about running the company, including making a business plan and money 3. management, which involves working out how much materials cost, making a profit and deciding who to 4. borrow money from.
Students can earn money, too, but have to deal with the 5. consequences if anything goes wrong! Students benefit from the 6.
advice of a volunteer businessperson, who can help them run their company 7. efficiently. People who have taken part in the scheme say it’s improved their problem-solving skills and led them to consider studying business in 8. higher education.
Why not get your school to take part?