Money, relative clauses and Elvis Presley! – Entry 3 Group 2 class notes 20th April 2016

Objectives

  1. Money makers.

  2. Progress review test

  3. Irina’s presentation on Elvis Presley

What do these slang terms for money mean?

dough    fiver   grand    monkey    quid      score       tenner    ton

Money quiz answers:

Monopoly in different languages:

The largest ever Banknote:

dekhttp://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1914560_1914558,00.html

The world’s most expensive phone:

Goldvish Le million

http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2007/05/21/goldvish-le-million-1000000-dollars-540540-pounds-guinness-books-of-records-most-expensive-phone/

Somalia coins shaped like guitars:

One trillion dollar Zimbabwe banknote:

smallest ever banknote:

The first ever cash machine (ATM) in Enfield, North London in 1967:

First ever banknote in China:

Today’s words:

ancient adjective

B1 of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very longtime:ancient civilizations/rights/lawsancient monuments/ruins/woodlandsthe ancient kingdoms of MexicoPeople have lived in this valley since ancient times.History, ancient and modern, has taught these people an intensedistrust of their neighbours.

informal very old:He’s got an ancient laptop.

convenient adjective

B1 suitable for your purposes and needs and causing the least difficulty:Our local shop has very convenient opening hours.A bike’s a very convenient way of getting around.[+ that] It‘s very convenient that you live near the office.[+ to infinitive] I find it convenient to be able to do my bankingonline.What time would it be convenient for me to come over?

Opposite

possession noun

C2 [U] the fact that you have or own something:The possession of large amounts of money does not ensurehappiness.formal I have in my possession a letter which may be of interestto you.formal He was found in possession of explosives.

B2 [C usually plural] something that you own or that you are carrying with you at a particular time:Please remember to take all your personal possessions with you when you leave the aircraft.
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