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Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. ________ is a very precious metal.
2. In his wallet he keeps his credit card and his ________.
3. ________ are used less and less to make payments. People use online banking, instead.
4. When I was a child, I had a very funny ________. It was a blue pig with yellow ears.
5. I don't have a credit card, I always use banknotes and ________ to pay in shops.
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Complete the text with the correct words.

How ________ has the euro existed? It has been around ________ more than ten years now. Thanks to the euro, it is easier ________ travel around the different countries in Europe. Nevertheless, ________ to the UK is a little bit more complicated because there you need pounds and if you come back with ________, the bank will not change them. You can change only banknotes into euros. Luckily, I can use my bank ________ to withdraw money from any ________ machine in Europe, even in the UK and in Switzerland, but when I do, the bank ________ me.
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Read the article about the EU and say whether the following sentences are true or false.

The governor of the Bank of England has recently launched a strong attack on austerity in the Eurozone, that is the area where the currency is the euro. He thinks that the EU area based on a single currency will find it difficult not to fall into debt that could cost it a lot of money over the next ten years.
The governor, who was speaking in Dublin, thinks that European countries need to come to an agreement about monetary policy and be less strict. They also need to agree on tax policies.
Unemployment and social issues have been at the centre of attention in most European countries for the last few years. In some countries people can no longer tolerate the austerity policies supported by the strongest countries.
   (Freely abridged and adapted from The Guardian, 28 January 2015)
A: 1. The governor of the Bank of England is against austerity in the EU.
B: 2. The Eurozone is the name given to the countries that are geographically set in Europe.
C: 3. When the governor launched his attack against austerity, he was in Brussels.
D: 4. The Eurozone countries need to find an agreement on environmental policies.
E: 5. Social problems and unemployment have become serious issues in Europe.
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Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets and for or since. Use contracted negative forms.

1. She feels quite sorry because she ________ (not to see) him ________ the end of the school term.
2. ________ Tony ________ (to meet) Sheila, he ________ (not to be) able to eat nor sleep properly. He must have fallen in love with her!
3. The weather ________ (to be) bad recently, wet and windy ________ weeks. I feel miserable.
4. He ________ (not to go) out for dinner ________ his birthday. It's been quite a long time. He ________ (not to eat) out ________ more than three months.
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Tick the correct sentences.
A: How long has your son been driving?
B: How long ago did you stop eating chocolate?
C: How long ago haven't you paid any charges on your bank account?
D: How long is London one of the world's leading capitals?
E: I have had my new credit card from two weeks.
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Complete the text with the words below.

Having planned to go to the USA, I went to my bank and to the Foreign Exchange department to ________ some currency. The exchange rates were good but their ________ seemed to be quite high compared to other banks. So, as I think the money we give to banks for such services is wasted and, as everybody else, I don't like ________ money, I decided to go somewhere else. In the end I managed to ________ some dollars from a friend of mine, who had just come back from New York. I will pay him back in euros when I come back from my holiday. I can just transfer some money from my ________ to his. Easy and no extra expenses!
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Listen to the news and say whether the following sentences are true or false.
A: 1. In the whole world the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing.
B: 2. People in developed countries are as poor as people in developing countries.
C: 3. Leaders from different countries are meeting this week in a global forum.
D: 4. By 2016 1% of the global population will own 15% of the world's wealth.
E: 5. People have had to borrow new money to repay previous loans.
F: 6. Long queues have formed where unemployed people look for work.
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Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. I hate ________ to the bank and I would like ________ all my payments online. But it is not always possible.
2. If you can lend me 30 euros today, I promise ________ you back by the end of the month.
3. I must remember ________ the electricity bill. Besides ________ late last time, I paid the wrong amount of money and ________ a refund was quite complicated.
4. Please, stop ________! There is so much to be happy about!
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Complete the sentences with the infinitive or the -ing form of the verbs in brackets.

Please, remember ________ (pay) the electricity bill today. Before ________ (go) to work, you can stop ________ (withdraw) some money from a cash machine, so that you can then go straight to the bank ________ (pay) the bill.
Don't forget ________ (ask) for your receipt, before ________ (leave) the bank. The last time you went to the bank, you left it there and then it was difficult ________ (get) a copy.
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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 ________ you and you have to pay back with interest. This is because people want ________ money to spend and they spend more than in the past. We are all encouraged to spend by advertising which is everywhere. It is impossible ________ it. You may not be interested ________ advertising messages, you may not ________ read them, but you do it unconsciously. We are all victims of advertising!
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