English Conversation: Talking about Money

Check out these videos from the consistently informative and entertaining Amigos Ingleses. How much of this vocabulary of money and shopping did you already know? What was new to you?

What have you bought recently?

How often do you go shopping for clothes / food?

Do you do most of your shopping in physical shops or on the internet? What type of things do you like to buy in shops and what type of things do you buy online?

Do you enjoy shopping?

Are you a shopaholic?

Does retail therapy work for you?

How do you pay for things? Do you use cash? Debit card? Credit card?

Do you have or have you ever had an overdraft?

What have you or would you take out a loan for?

What do you think is the minimum salary that someone could get by on in your city?

What do you think is the average salary in your country?

Do you think that it is appropriate to ask about salary in a job interview?

Do you live within your means?

What are your usual monthly expenses? What do you spend most of your income on? What are your next biggest expenses?

How much would you pay for / what would be your budget for…

  • A suit or dress for a wedding?
  • A summer holiday?
  • A pair of jeans?
  • A pair of shoes?
  • A dinner with your partner?

What is the most expensive thing that you have ever bought?

What have you bought that you regret buying?

Do you ever fritter money away?

What things do you think are overpriced?

Do you think that anything is underpriced?

How good are you at saving / putting aside money?

What do you save money for? What are you saving money for? What would you like to save money for?

What jobs are underpaid?

What jobs are overpaid?

What do you know about Cryptocurrencies? Do you own any cryptocurrency? Do you know anyone who does?

What do you think about the following proverbs or lyrics?

More money more problems.

Money can’t buy happiness.

Cash is king.

The best things in life are free.

Money is like sea water. The more you drink, the thirstier you become.

Money isn’t everything.

Money is power.

Money is the root of all evil.

Money talks.

Time is money.

Where there’s muck there’s brass.

Never a borrower nor a lender be.

A fool and his money are easily parted.

You get what you pay for.

Pay peanuts, get monkeys.

You can’t take it with you.

Money makes the world go round.

Money attracts money / you have to have money to make money.

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