1. Vocabulary about money

1. Vocabulary about money

Tim wants more *pocket money.

* money children and teenagers get from their parents each week.

Main practice:
  vocabulary about money
Revision:             ago  -  nowadays  -  more than enough 

raise (noun) - an increase in pay; something is made larger or greater, i.e.
  • I'm going to ask my boss for a raise

expenses - amount of money spent on needs, i.e.
  • Yes, I'll come and speak at your meeting, just pay my travel expenses, please. 

to waste - to consume or spend uselessly, i.e.
  • He wasted all the money on taxis and taking his friends to expensive restaurants.
  • The film was terrible, seeing it was a waste of time. 

to lend - to let someone use something that will be returned to you later , i.e.
  • She didn't have any money so I lent her some. 

to borrow - to use someone else's property or receive money to be paid back later
- Can I borrow your dictionary, please? (Note: Can you lend me your dictionary, please?)
- Sure, but let me have it back before next lesson. 

to pay back -to repay money that has been lent, i.e.
  • Yes, you can borrow twenty pounds, but please pay me back by the weekend.

to go up
- to increase, especially costs / prices, i.e.

  • The cost of living has really gone up this year.


Tim gives his father several reasons why he should get an increase in his pocket money.

Complete the sentences.

Tim:  Dad, isn't it time for a in my pocket money?

Bill:   But we put it up at Christmas, Tim, and that's only four months ago.

Tim:  I know, but my expenses have .

Bill:   Such as?

Tim:  Well, I'm in a band now and I need to buy things, like guitar strings. And
            I've got a girlfriend.

Bill:   Girls pay for themselves nowadays.

Tim:  I know, but it's Jane's birthday soon and I can't to buy her a present.

Bill:   Tim, me and your mother give you twelve pounds a week, have you
            any of that?

Tim:  Yes, nearly fifty pounds.

Bill:   Well, that's more than enough to buy Jane a present.

Tim:  I know, but I'm for a new guitar.

Bill:   Which is more important, the guitar or Jane's present?  

Tim:  That's not a fair question. Come on,  Dad, I'm in a band and I need
            a good guitar.

Bill:   Your mother and I are paying for you to go on the school skiing trip to
            France and that a lot of money.

Tim:  Okay, well, can you and Mum  me some money so I can get Jane
           a present?

Bill:  If you want to money you have to say when you'll .

Tim:  Well, it's my birthday in two months and Grandma and Grandad will give
            me money, so can I then? 

Bill:   And how much do you want to ?

Tim:  Um, could we say fifty?


Complete the sentences.

saving up  -  afford  -  borrow  -  pay you back  -  pay me back  -  gone up  -  raised  -  lend  -  cost 

Remember: We borrow something from someone else. We lend something to someone

1.  - Could I twenty pounds, I can next week?
     - Well, I'll you the money but only if you can

2.  Wow, these cinema tickets are expensive!  With our restaurant
     dinner this evening is going to us a lot of money.

3.   I'm for my holiday. We're going skiing in France.

4.   I wish I could a new car.

5.  My boss has my salary, now I can to buy a new

6.  The train fares have , I think I'll take a bus.