Destination B2 Grammar and Vocabulary with answer will be very helpful for those who want to improve their vocabulary and other grammar structures. So, let’s learn unit 22: Money and shopping
Money and shopping
Topic vocabulary in contrast
|economic / economical||discount/offer||till /checkout|
|receipt/bill||price / cost||Products/goods|
|make/ brand||change/cash||refund / exchange|
|bargain /sale||wealth /fortune||fake / plastic|
|bank on depend on sth happening||give away give free of charge; reveal sth you are trying to hide|
|come across find sth or meet sb by chance||live on use as a source of money|
|come by get sth, especially sth that is hard to get||look round examine (a place)|
|come into inherit||make out write all the necessary information on a cheque,etc|
|do without live without (sth you can’t afford)||make up for provide sth good, so that sth bad seems less important|
|get by manage to survive (financially)||put by save an amount of money for the future|
|get through use all of;finish||save up (for) save money little by little (for a specific purpose)|
Phrases and collocations
|amount||an amount of sth;in large/small/etc amounts;amount to|
|charge||charge sb (an amount of money);pay a charge;take charge (of sth/doing);in charge (of sth/doing)|
|debt||in debt (to sb);get in/into debt;clear a debt;owe sb a debt of gratitude|
|demand||in demand;on demand;a demand for sth|
|enough||have enough (of sth); have enough sth (to do); enough is enough|
|expense||at sb’s/your own expense; go to the expense of; business expense; expense account|
|fortune||make/earn/win/spend a fortune;cost (you) a fortune; make your fortune|
|increase||an increase in sth (of a certain amount);a wage/price increase|
|least||at least;at the very least; last but not least;to say the least|
|money||make/earn/win/save/have money;spend money (on sth/doing);short of money;do sth for the money|
|notice||notice sb doing/do;take notice of sth;at short notice;give sb notice of|
|profit||make a profit (from sth)|
|save||save money/time; save sth for later|
|shopping||do the shopping;go shopping;shopping centre; window shopping|
|afford to do||forget to do;forget doing;forget about sth/doing;forget if/whether|
|argue with sb; argue about sth/doing;argue that||lend sth to sb; lend sb sth|
|beg sb (for sth); beg sb to do||pay sb (for sth/doing); pay sth (to sb)|
|belong to sb/sth||profit from sth/doing|
|borrow sth (from sb)||save sb from sth/doing;save sth (for sth/sb)|
|charge sb (for sth/doing)||spend sth (on sth/sb/doing)|
|demand sth (from sb);demand that|
|accept acceptance, accepting, (un)acceptable, (un)acceptably||expense (in)expensive(ly), expenses||poor poorly, poverty|
|assist assistance,assistant||finance financial(ly), finances||real unreal, really, realise, realisation, reality, realistic(ally)|
|day daily, everyday||invest investment,investor||value (ỉn)valuable,(in)valuably, valueless,valuation|
|economy economic, (un)economical(ly), economics, economist||luxury luxuries, luxurious(ly)||wealth wealthy|
|end endless(ly), ending, unending||pay paid, payment, payable|
Here are some exercises on Money and shopping
Circle the correct word.
- My grandfather made a wealth / fortune by investing at the right time.
- I think you’ll find that the Micro car is really very economic / economical to drive.
- I’m afraid we can only accept the return of the item if you still have the receipt / bill.
- If you show this coupon at the checkout / discount,you’ll receive a free gift.
- I’m not keen on Justin Timber lake so I’ll try to refund / exchange this CD for one by Blue.
- The assistant called the manager when the note I gave her turned out to be plastic / fake.
- This unbeatable special offer / bill is only available until the end of the week, so hurry!
- Excuse me, but I don’t suppose you have make / change for a fifty, do you?
- I went back to the shop d week later, and the price / cash had gone up by 50%!
1 fortune 2 economical 3 receipt
4 checkout 5 exchange 6 fake
7 offer 8 change 9 price