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MONEY

1. I haven’t’ got enough money. Could you lend me some?


2. It’s a good school, but the fees are high. I cant’ afford it
3. Tit was a good meal. Could I have the bill, please?
4. There’s a small flat to let in Hammersmith
5. how much do you earn in your new job?
6. This dentist doesn’t charge too much
7. How much do you reckon the house would cost?
8. I bought this coat in the sales. It was reduced a lot
9. I was surprised by how mean (¹ generous) Charles was
10. Janet says their business made a huge loss (¹ profit)
11. I’d like to pay in(¹ take our) £1000 please
12. Most people in the city live in great prosperity (¹ poverty)
13. The manager insisted that I paid by cheque (¹ cash)
14. Some people manage to spend (¹ save) most of their money
15. The old painting I found in the loft turned out to be valuable (¹ worthless)
16. The old couple had only a small pension to live on
17. My uncle Sam acquired his considerable wealth selling cars
18. David never carries cash with him and pays for everything by credit card
19. I wouldn’t have been able to buy my boat without a loan
20. The shop won’t change any goods without the original receipt
21. Keith didn’t like the waiter so he didn’t leave a tip
22. The house is not in very good condition so the rent is low
23. The food mixer has a twelve month guarantee
24. We keep all our money and valuables in this save in the floor
25. The five pence coin is so small that everyone dislikes it
26. Who do I make the cheque out to? To JB Woolbury PLC.
27. We seem to be spending a lot of money lately. Perhaps we should try to economise a bit
28. How much do you want for this drawing? Sorry, but it’s not for sale
29. The house has burnt down! Don’t worry, we’re insured
30. Did you inherit this house? Yes, my aunt Clara left it to me
31. Your dog must have cost a lot of money! Actually I got it for nothing
32. Do we still owe the bank any money? Well, we’ve nearly paid it all back
33. Dow much do you make a year? I’ve got a good salary actually
34. Can we change money at the hotel to pay the bill? I think they accept travellers cheques anyway
35. Why are you putting so much money in the bank? I’m saving up to buy a car
36. John asked his parents if they would pay off his debts
37. Adults have to pay £5 to get in, but children under 10 get in free
38. I’m trying to save for my holidays so I’m putting aside some money each week
39. The blackmailer asked for money in used notes
40. I gave the assistant £10 and she gave me four pounds change

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41. She’s wealthy and lives in a luxurious mansion
42. Se has some savings and a small life insurance
43. The antique shop was not really profitable
44. You can pay the full price now or make six monthly payments
45. Y haven’t got enough money to pay for the suit now
46. We paid out a lot of money on the decorating for this house
47. Whenever Alan loses a bet (apuesta) he refuses to pay up
48. Thanks goodness it’s Friday today. It’s pay day
49. I must do something about these unpaid bills
50. Please make the cheque payable RD Smith
51. Take this money and pay it into the bank
52. A miser is someone who likes to keep money and not spend it
53. A heir is someone who inherits money or property
54. A pensioner is someone who has retired
55. An accountant is someone who keeps or checks financial records
56. A cashier is someone who pays out money in a bank
57. An agent is someone who represents others in business
58. An investor is someone who puts money into a business
59. A swindler is someone who cheats people out of money
60. A current account is one where you pay in your salary and then withdraw (sacar) money to pay your
everyday bills
61. The bank send me a regular bank statement telling me how much money I have in my account
62. A deposit account earns interest but it’s not easy to withdraw money from it
63. When you want the bank pay any of your regular payment from your bank account you arrange a
standing order
64. To keep a record of your spending, it’s a good idea when you write a cheque to fill in the counterfoil
(matriz) which stays in the cheque book
65. You try to avoid having an overdraft (saldo deudor) or you end paying a lot of interest
66. Most the cheques are crossed cheques, which means that no else can cash them
67. If your count is overdrawn, you can be said to be in the red. That means that your expenditure is greater
than your income
68. You can pay outright (al contado) or on credit
69. I you buy in bulk (al por mayor), you have a discount (10% off)
70. it’s not usual to haggle about prices in a British shop as it is in, say a Turkish market
71. If you buy something that you feel was very good value, it’s a bargain. If you feel that it’s definitely no
worth what you paid for it, then you can call it a rip-off (colloquial expres.)
72. Income tax is the tax collected on wages and salaries.
73. Inheritance tax is collected on what people inherit from
74. VAT or value added tax (IVA) is a tax paid on most goods and services when they are bought or
purchased
75. If you pay too much tax, you should be given some money back, a tax rebate.
76. The government pays out money to people in need: unemployment benefit (informally, the dole),
disability allowances, student grants...

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77. Recipients draw a pension/ unemployment benefit or are on the dole or on social security
78. Every country has its own special currency, Every day the rates of exchange are published
79. How many dollars there are currently to the pound starling
80. A company sell shares to members of the public who then said to have invested in that company
81. Investors should be paid a regular dividend on their investment, depending on the profit or loss made by
the company
82. parents often think that their children waste (use it badly) their money
83. In Sweden people have a good standard of living (the level of money and confort)
84. In this country the cost of living is very high
85. How much do you give your children as pocket money (paga, propina para gastos)

Banking
account check interest (rate) pay
bank statement traveller’s check invest save
bankrupt credit (card) investment savings
borrow currency lend shares
budget debt loan withdraw
cash deposit mortgage
cashier exchange rate owe

Money - Buying
bargain instalments receipt wallet
bill price reduction
cost purchase refund
expense purse spend

Earning
bonus income rise
earn gross income salary
earnings net income wage

Money - Giving
collection fine inheritance scholarship
donate grant pension tip
donation income tax pocket money winnings
fee inherit rent

Money - Verbs
add up pay back put towards take out
go up / down pay into run out
make ends meet put down save up

Other Related Words


profit valuable waste of money worth
property value wealth worthless

Related Adjectives
affluent broke generous hard-up

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mean prosperous stingy well off
poor rich wealthy