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Talking about Money

Anna and Billy are two teenagers who are talking about money…

Anna: Hi Billy! What are you reading?

Billy: Hi Anna! I’m reading a magazine article about teenagers and money.

Anna: Is it good? In my opinion, most teenagers don’t have much money!

Billy: I know, but most teenagers’ parents give them pocket money. Although, most of them

just waste it on snacks and are bad at saving.

Anna: Really? I don’t waste my pocket money. In fact, I’m saving up for a new bike at the


Billy: Not everyone is so careful with money. Have you ever borrowed money?

Anna: No, I haven’t. I don’t like being in debt, but I have lent money to my friend. She

didn’t have enough money with her to pay for a dress which she saw in the sale.

Billy: And did she pay you back?

Anna: Yes, she did. I like helping people out and I don’t mind lending money if they pay me

back. The dress was a real bargain too!

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Talking about Money


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To put away something

To store things where they are usually kept.

Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.

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To hang something up

To stop using something because you are no longer doing the activity or sport.

After the final fight of his career, he hung up his boxing gloves.

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To hang up

To end a phone conversation

I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.

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To put up with something or somebody

To accept or continue to accept and unpleasant situation.

I can put up his room being messy but I can’t put up with him leaving a mess around the house.

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To get up to

1.  To do something.

2.  To do something that others would disapprove of.

1.  What did you get up to on holiday?

2.  The children have been getting up to mischief recently.

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