Group lessons|Adults|Int|U1|2. Our income

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Complete the dialogues with the correct form of the verbs: past simple or present perfect.

F — Friend | M — Mr. Cooper



F — Friend | D — Dave


Complete the sentences with the correct verbs

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Example: I don’t have any change; can you (lend/borrow) me two euros?



Complete the sentences with the correct preposition

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Complete the advertisement with words from the list. Check what the highlighted words mean with your dictionary.


cost / charge / salary / loans / save / take out / tax / Mortgages



Note!

1. Commas (,) are used to divide large numbers into groups of three figures, by separating off the thousands and millions.

a) 6,435 (not 6.435)
b) 7,456,189

2. We do not always use commas in four-figure numbers, and they are never used in dates.

a) 3,164 or 3164
b) the year 1946

3. Spaces are sometimes used instead of commas.

a) There are 1 000 millimetres in one metre.


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Match the words and their definitions

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Choose the correct answer

Example: My best friend (inherited/has inherited) a lot of money last month.


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Put the verbs in the boxes into the Present Perfect or Past Simple form


Read the first chapter of a book about Daniel Suelo once. Look at the highlighted words and phrases. Use your dictionary to look up their meaning and pronunciation.

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The man who quit money

In the first year of the twenty-first century, a man standing by a busy road in the middle of the United States took his life savings out of his pocket — $30 — laid it inside a phone booth, and walked away. He was 39 years old, came from a good family, and had been to college. He was not mentally ill, nor did he have any problems with drugs or alcohol. The decision was made by a man who knew exactly what he was doing.

In the twelve years since then, as the stock market has risen and fallen, Daniel Suelo has not earned, received, or spent a single dollar. In an era when anyone who could sign his name could get a mortgage, Suelo did not apply for loans. As public debt rose to eight, ten, and finally thirteen trillion dollars, he did not pay taxes, or accept any type of help from the government.

Instead he went to live in a cave in Utah, where he picks fruit and wild onions, collects animals that have been killed on the roads, takes old food that has gone past its sell-by date out of bins , and is often fed by friends and strangers. «My philosophy is to use only what is freely given or discarded,» he writes. While the rest of us try to deal with taxes, mortgages, retirement plans, and bank accounts, Suelo no longer even has an identity card.

Daniel is not a typical tramp. He often works — but refuses to be paid. Although he lives in a cave, he is extremely social, remains close to friends and family, and has discussions with strangers on his website which he checks at the local library. He has cycled far, travelled on freight trains, hitch-hiked through nearly every state in the United States, worked on a fishing boat, collected mussels from Pacific beaches, caught salmon in streams in Alaska, and spent three months living in a tree after a storm. I know it’s possible to live with zero money,’ Suelo declares. And he says you can live well.


Read the chapter again and choose the correct answers


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Look through the text. Complete the sentences with one of the highlighted words or phrases.


 

The man who quit money

In the first year of the twenty-first century, a man standing by a busy road in the middle of the United States took his life savings out of his pocket — $30 — laid it inside a phone booth, and walked away. He was 39 years old, came from a good family, and had been to college. He was not mentally ill, nor did he have any problems with drugs or alcohol. The decision was made by a man who knew exactly what he was doing.

In the twelve years since then, as the stock market has risen and fallen, Daniel Suelo has not earned, received, or spent a single dollar. In an era when anyone who could sign his name could get a mortgage, Suelo did not apply for loans. As public debt rose to eight, ten, and finally thirteen trillion dollars, he did not pay taxes, or accept any type of help from the government.

Instead he went to live in a cave in Utah, where he picks fruit and wild onions, collects animals that have been killed on the roads, takes old food that has gone past its sell-by date out of bins , and is often fed by friends and strangers. «My philosophy is to use only what is freely given or discarded,» he writes. While the rest of us try to deal with taxes, mortgages, retirement plans, and bank accounts, Suelo no longer even has an identity card.

Daniel is not a typical tramp. He often works — but refuses to be paid. Although he lives in a cave, he is extremely social, remains close to friends and family, and has discussions with strangers on his website which he checks at the local library. He has cycled far, travelled on freight trains, hitch-hiked through nearly every state in the United States, worked on a fishing boat, collected mussels from Pacific beaches, caught salmon in streams in Alaska, and spent three months living in a tree after a storm. I know it’s possible to live with zero money,’ Suelo declares. And he says you can live well.



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Listen to four speakers talking about how they manage on their incomes. Match the speakers with their situation.

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Speaker 1

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Speaker 2

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Speaker 3

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Speaker 4

Try to remember the words

Wordlist

1. belongings
2. toothpaste
3. wealthy
4. give away
5. give up
6. own
7. set up
8. throw away
9. turn up
10. apart from

Match the words to make collocations


Answer the questions

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1. How important is money for you?
2. Can you manage your money well? Are you often broke? Do you waste a lot of money?
3. Do you earn enough money? Can you afford everything you want?
4. Have you ever taken out a mortgage from a bank?
5. Is it a good idea to save money?
6. Do you often borrow money from your friends or lend money to them?


Write about money in your life answering the questions above

Instructions

1. Read the topic and the questions carefully.
2. Plan what you are going to write about.
3. Write the text according to your plan.
4. Check your writing before sending it for evaluation.
5. Learn the rules and see the sample here.
6. Please use Grammarly to avoid spelling and some grammar mistakes.


Wordlist

1. broke
2. take out a mortgage from a bank
3. earn
4. afford
5. take a loan
6. blow money
7. inherit money
8. save money
9. lend money
10. borrow
11. waste money
12. charge
13. invest money
14. pay money back
15. pay in cash
16. pay by credit card
17. spend
18. pay a tax
19. owe
20. mortgage

Essay


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