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Money verbs
Complete the text with the verbs below. There are two extra items.

I worked all last summer and I ________ some extra money for this year's backpacking holiday with my friend. We don't want to ________ too much on expensive hotels so we'll try youth hostels because they don't ________ as much and they're also great places to meet other young people. My cousin said he could ________ me his tent if I want to try camping but I don't like ________ things from people and anyway it would be heavy to carry around. I don't need to carry too much money on me because I can always ________ money from banks abroad when I need to. And if I have too much cash on me at one time, I'll only ________ it on useless souvenirs!
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Summative exercise
Complete the text with the words below. There are two extra items.

How ________ have people been using the euro? Most European countries have been using this currency ________ about twenty years now. Thanks to the euro, it is easier to travel around the different countries in Europe. Nevertheless, in the UK you need pounds and if you come back with ________, the bank will not change them because you can only change your ________ into euros. Luckily, I can use my ________ to withdraw money from any ________ machine in Europe, even in the UK and in Switzerland, although when I do, the bank ________ me.
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Wealth in the world
Listen to the news and say if the sentences are true (T), false (F) or not given (NG).
A: In the whole world the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing.
B: Leaders from different countries are meeting this week in a global forum.
C: In the near future, 1% of the global population will own 15% of the world's wealth.
D: People have had to borrow new money to repay previous loans.
E: Long queues have formed where unemployed people look for work.
F: It is easy for families to live with one salary.
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Present perfect continuous
Complete the sentences with the the present perfect continuous of the verbs in brackets.
Use contracted forms where possible.

In recent months my dad________ (think) about buying a new car and we________ (save) up for one.
My friend Zoe________ (travel) around the USA for a month or two now, but she ________ (not stay) with our relatives.
'What ________ (do)?' 'We________ (try) to find some new cushions for the living room.'
How long ________ (Clive / run) marathons?
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For and since
Match the two parts of the sentences: write the correct number near the first part of each
sentence.

We've been looking for some new trainers... ________
Margaret hasn't been spending much money... ________
I have been trying to contact him... ________
His phone has been ringing... ________
Stuart's been walking in the rain... ________

1 since she decided to save for her new flat.
2 for ages but he isn't answering.
3 for over an hour and he hasn't got his umbrella with him.
4 since last week, but he doesn't reply to my messages.
5 for some time now, but they're all a bit too expensive.
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Payment
Complete the sentences with the words below. There is one extra item.

Many young people use a ________ when they go shopping with their friends.
I always carry some ________ in my purse or pockets to pay for the supermarket trolley. Just a few ________.
Not many people write ________ nowadays. They may use a ________ to pay for things instead.
________ is very popular and many people have an app on their smartphones which makes it quick and easy to make ________ to other people.
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The bitcoin
Read the article and complete the sentences below with the correct alternative.

The bitcoin is an alternative type of payment system that first appeared in 2009. It's a form of
electronic cash or digital money. You can buy bitcoins and exchange them for currencies, products
or services on a peer-to-peer network, but you can't keep them in a bank account like regular
money. People spend their bitcoins through a system called the blockchain. A transaction involves
both a public key, which is generally known to everyone, and a private one, which only the bitcoin
user has. To use your bitcoins, you first have to buy them, either in person or through an
exchange. You then need to move them into a safe location you can control, like a software wallet
on your computer or on an online one. The advantages are that users can make fast international
payments with lower costs, but bitcoin has also been criticised for its use in illegal money transfers
or transactions. Another problem is that if you lose your private key, you also lose all your coins. In
2013, one user claimed that he lost millions of dollars' worth of bitcoins this way and is now
penniless.

The bitcoin first appeared about ________ years ago.
You need a ________ to use them.
You can only use your coins if you have a ________.
You can save money on your ________.
You have to look after your ________ very carefully.
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Defining relative clauses
Choose the correct defining relative pronoun (or no pronoun) to complete the sentences.

People ________ use only cash are becoming more rare as we move towards a
cashless society.
You can now go into supermarkets ________ have no people working in them.
I want to meet the teenager ________ Instagram page made him a millionaire.
This is the film ________ I was telling you about yesterday.
The person to ________ you need to send the application is first on the list.
Do you know the hotel ________ we're going to?
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Question tags
Complete the sentences with the correct question tag.

They were at Tim's party, ________?
Everything will be alright, ________?
You haven't been in England long, ________?
Let's use our loyalty card, ________?
The team mustn't lose another match, ________?
Mum's been working hard all week, ________?
Close the window, ________?
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Summative exercice
Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

Getting a credit ________ is just so easy nowadays and obtaining a loan has become much less complicated than it used to be. A loan is the sum of money the bank ________ for you, but we often forget that it is something ________ you have to pay back, and with interest. This is because people want ready money and they spend more than in the past. We are all encouraged to buy things when we watch fun, compelling advertising, ________? And it is everywhere. It tells us that we must ________ like there's no tomorrow. Advertisers ________ us for years that we must have the latest this and that. It doesn't matter if what you're buying is ________ or not, you are attracted unconsciously. We are all victims of advertising!
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