Money Money Money

no materials
oral, written
30 min.


  • The learner can understand expressions related to money.
  • The learner can give tips for saving money.


Find expressions about money, e.g.
Time is money
I feel like a million bucks.
On the house!
Pay your dues.


  • Introduce the expressions one by one. Let the learners guess their meaning.
  • Ask if they have an equivalent in their mother tongue.
  • Discuss if there are any cultural differences when it comes to money.
  • Discuss tips for saving money, e.g.

    • Put on a sweater when it is cold.
    • Take a quick shower.
    • Buy cleaning vinegar instead of several cleaning
    • products, it is
    • cheap and usable for almost anything.
    • Go to the market by the end of the day. Prices go down.
    • Buy generic.
    • Don’t go shopping hungry.
    • Pay your bills on time, to avoid penalties.

Tips for the instructor

  • Share fun facts about money or make a quiz.
    • Banknotes are not made of paper, but of cotton and linen.
    • The Romans were the first to stamp the image of a living person on a coin.
    • The first paper money was made in China over 1,000 years ago.