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Money (civilization) :
Resources
- The EURO

+ Shops + Buy Nothing Day + Numbers + The bank

+ Poverty + Pocket money

 

 

Pictures : AUSTRALIA - CANADA - UNITED KINGDOM - USA - THE BANK

 

  • AUSTRALIA :

     

  • CANADA :

    • Canada Issues Legal Tender Coins with Imaginary Monsters on Them
      "Canada’s Royal Mint has introduced a line of quarter dollar coins with native cryptids on them. One one side, you can find Queen Elizabeth II.
      On the other, you’ll see variously Memphré, which is a reptilian monster that inhabits a lake in Quebec, Mishepishu,
      which is a water panther of Lake Superior, or the more internationally famous Sasquatch."

      (neatorama.com)


      MORE COINS HERE (mint.ca)




    • Canadian Coins (web2.uvcs.uvic.ca)



  • UNITED KINGDOM :

    • New £50 note released with increased security features
      "Today a new £50 note will enter circulation, featuring images of Matthew Boulton and James Watt, leading figures of the Industrial Revolution. But the biggest change comes in the form of new security measures introduced by the Bank of England to deter counterfeiters."

      (telegraph.co.uk)

      New £50 note: which old banknote do you miss most? - 11 photos
      "The Bank of England has issued a new-style £50 note which features the renowned 18th century business partnership of entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt. For the first time a range of enhanced security features have been incorporated into the design.
      The new £50 - for the first time there are two portraits on the back."

      (telegraph.co.uk)

       

    • Pour marquer l’événement, la Royal Mint a frappé des pièces de monnaie à l’effigie du couple.



    • Money.Money.Money - PowerPoint Presentation sent by Hortense de la Roche (Ac. Versailles)




    • Coins of the pound sterling (Wikipedia)
      +
      Banknotes of the pound sterling
      + Pound sterling


      - UPDATED

     

 

 

  • The BANK :

    • A bank - vocabulary (waze.net)

 

 

 

Vocabulary :

  • Financial glossary
    "The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front pages of newspapers, with jargon now abounding everywhere from the coffee bar to the back of a taxi.
    Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words coined to describe some of the social effects of the financial crisis."

    Examples :
    - Bear market  : "In a bear market, prices are falling and investors, fearing losses, tend to sell. This can create a self-sustaining downward spiral. "
    - Bull market  : "A bull market is one in which prices are generally rising and investor confidence is high."

    (BBC)
  • HEDGE FUND MANAGERS

    Masters of the universe: meet the world's best-paid men
    "Who are these men? They are called hedge fund managers - in other words, they are investors who buy and sell all manner of financial instruments with the express aim of making money for their clients, and for themselves."

    + What can you buy for $4bn ?
    + Hedge fund rich list 2009
    (BBC)

 

 

 

  • The layman's finance crisis glossary
    "The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front page of newspapers, with jargon now abounding
    everywhere from the watercooler to the back of a taxi.

    Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words coined to describe some of the social effects of the credit crunch."
    ex. : Stagflation
    = "The dreaded combination of inflation and stagnation - an economy that is not growing while prices continue to rise."

    (BBC)

 

  • Financial Crisis Glossary - a lesson plan - UPDATED
    Background and Vocabulary
    (PBS)
    Objective :
    "To help students understand the current U.S. and global economic crisis."

  • L'anglais des affaires : Business English Glossary (e-anglais.com)

  • Financial Glossary (CNN)

  • The layman's finance crisis glossary
    "The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front page of newspapers, with jargon now abounding everywhere from the watercooler to the back of a taxi.
    Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words coined to describe
    some of the social effects of the credit crunch."

    (BBC News)

  • bailout
    = "financial assistance given to an insured bank or savings institution suffering a loss of earnings resulting from loan losses, deteriorating market conditions..."

    (allbusiness.com)

    Bailout - a cartoon (blackcommentator.com)





  • golden parachute - n. Slang
    "An employment agreement that guarantees a key executive lucrative severance benefits if control of the company changes hands followed
    by management shifts."

    (thefreedictionary.com)


    golden parachute
    "A large payment that is made to top corporate executives in the event that the executive's job is somehow eliminated, perhaps because the company is taken over. The payment may include cash, stock options, or a bonus."

    (yourdictionary.com)

  • The underground economy or black market
    "is a market consisting of all commerce on which applicable taxes and/or regulations of trade are being avoided.
    The term is also often known as the underdog, shadow economy, black economy or parallel economy."
    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Money - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (languageguide.org)

 

  • Money (learnenglish.de)
    Useful Vocabulary - Build Up - Dialogue - Games and Tests
  • Money - 20 words with definitions (englishclub.com)
  • BUSINESS WORDS - "Vous allez pouvoir écouter et écrire 175 mots liés à l'anglais de la vente et du commerce."
    (Yvan Baptiste)

 

Facts :

 

 

  • Does digital currency have staying power? - 3 July 2013
    "Bitcoin has leapt onto the global stage with a bang — and a crash. The digital money has already plunged from a high of $260 in April to today’s value of about $92."

    (BBC)

  • Inequality - interactive
    (inequality.is)

  • Bitcoin and the illusion of money
    "The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?"

    (BBC)

 

 

  • LOTTERY :


    British ticket holder scoops £148m EuroMillions jackpot
    "According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, the ticketholder will now be wealthier than the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who have land inheritance valued at £28m, actor Daniel Radcliffe with £54m and singer Adele at £20m.
    They will also be richer than Lewis Hamilton at £55m, footballer Wayne Rooney at £45m, at Twilight actor Robert Pattinson at £40m."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

    EuroMillions winners: we are now 'officially retired'
    - with a video
    "Dave and Angela Dawes reveal what they plan to do with the £101 million they have won from the EuroMillions jackpot."

    "The money will help out their families and friends...
    we've got 15 to 20 people that we are sort of going to make millionaires...
    we're going to buy a house over there (in Portugal) and we're going to get married next June..."

    (telegraph.co.uk)


    - UPDATED



    Lottery win: Euromillions couple are 'tickled pink'
    + a video
    "Colin and Chris Weir: "We were excited, exhilarated, we couldn't sleep."
    A couple from Largs in Ayrshire have been named as the winners of the £161m Euromillions jackpot...
    The most exciting aspect of their windfall is the opportunity to travel...
    They have also already decided to buy homes for their two children..."

    (BBC)

    Euromillion lottery win: what the Weirs will spend money on
    "They have given a few hints about what they might spend the money on."
    (telegraph.co.uk)



    Euromillions: UK ticketholder wins record £161 million
    - 12 July 2011
    "A single British ticket holder has scooped the biggest ever lottery jackpot in Europe, winning a staggering £161 million in the Euromillions draw."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

     

    Euromillions: how the lottery jackpot winner could spend their £161 million
    "Here are some ways the lucky person or syndicate could splash their gargantuan pot of cash."
    A room with a view / Football star / Fancy wheels / Art / Private island / Champagne / Luxury food / Time piece / Private jet
    (telegraph.co.uk)

     

  • EUROPE CRUSADE: FURY AT EU'S GRAVY TRAIN
    "LAVISH pay and perks enjoyed by the EU’s army of diplomats were laid bare yesterday, provoking widespread condemnation."

    (dailyexpress.co.uk)

    Words in the News: Gravy Train + vocabulary + trivia note
    (jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

     

    The Gravy Train
    "The word gravy by itself was used prior to any attestable use of gravy train to characterize 'cushy' situations."
    (rx5.blogspot.com)

     

  • India's richest man Mukesh Ambani moves into £630m home - 27 storeys high
    "It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one studio, a ballroom, guestrooms and a range of lounges and a 50 seater cinema... an elevated garden... three helicopter pads... underground parking for 160 cars...  600 staff...
    The 53 year-old tycoon is not only the richest man in India but the fourth richest man in the world."
    (telegraph.co.uk)

    MORE photos (dailymail.co.uk)

 

  • Frano Selak: 'world's luckiest man' gives away his lottery fortune
    "A music teacher, Frano Selak, who was dubbed the world's luckiest man after cheating death seven times before winning the lottery has now decided to give away his fortune.
    The 81 year-old won £600,000 five years ago in the lottery in Croatia, to celebrate his fifth marriage, after earlier surviving plane and train crashes.
    He also survived other disasters...
    Now the pensioner has decided that "money cannot buy happiness" and has decided to live a frugal life.
    "
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Strangers to get €280,000 legacy
    "A WOMAN has left all her €280,000 fortune to about 200 people she met by chance through life.
    Jeannine Vromant, from Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, died in 2008 at the age of 86 and, having no family and having never married, decided to give
    pleasure to strangers who had helped her."

    (connexionfrance.com)
  • German motorway strewn with notes
    "A man in Germany discovered the dangers of driving an open-top car when an envelope containing 23,000 euros (£20,600) blew off the back seat.
    The notes rained down on the fast-moving motorway traffic behind him."
    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

  • Muhammad Yunus - "Banker of the poor"
    - Nobel Peace Prize 2006

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • What is a dollar worth?
    Example : "What would an item or service purchased in 19?? be worth in 2005 dollars?..."
    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
  • Daily life in the UK (ukstudentlife.com) :
    Accommodation - Entertainment
    - Money - Post - Shopping - Telephone - Computer - Sport

 

 

Conversation questions :

 

  • How Much Is It?: 3 Activities plus Vocabulary Support for Shopping. (bogglesworld.com)
    "This unit contains an information gap, a walk-and-talk, and a role-play, as well as numerous vocabulary worksheets."

 

Listening :

  • Billionaires Grow in Numbers, Influence - Text + Audio
    "Author of new book on the super-rich says billionaires “are shaping the world for the better and sometimes for the worse.”
    Many support political campaigns, candidates and issues. But another writer claims American billionaires are not as powerful as some people believe."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • North VS South - The unequal distribution of wealth (cartoon) : http://0z.fr/fdOLK
    Enregistrements faits par l'assistante de Philippe Hattais (Ac. Créteil) ainsi que ses notes
    (englishdaybyday.net)
  • Haggling
    "If you argue with someone in a shop or market over the price of something, we call this haggling.
    Although it isn't the custom in the UK to haggle every time we shop, it is something we do for very cheap things... or very expensive things.
    Don't forget to practise what you've learned with the listening activity..."

    (BBC)

 

  • Everyday English in Conversation - Listening
    Eating / Emotions / Fashion / Friendship / Health / Housing / Life / Memory / Money /
    Romance / Shopping / Time / Traveling / Vacation / Weather / Work
    (Focus English)

  • Technotown Restaurant - with AUDIO
    Reconnaissance des chiffres
    (e-learningforkids.org)

 

  • Money - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (languageguide.org)

 

  • Money (learnenglish.de)
    Useful Vocabulary with the pronunciation - Build Up - Dialogue - Games and Tests

 

  • BUSINESS WORDS - "Vous allez pouvoir écouter et écrire 175 mots liés à l'anglais de la vente et du commerce."
    (Yvan Baptiste)
  • Shopping and Money (with exercises) - (esl-lab)
    - Numbers 1 (E)
    - Numbers 2 (E)
    - Prices (E)
    - Shopping for the Day (E)
    - Telephone Recording (E)
    - Rental Shop (E)
    - Radio Commercial (M)
    - A Great Car Deal (M)
    - Christmas is Coming! (M)
    - Street Market (D)
    - Rental Shop (D)
    - Money Matters (D)
    - Store Returns (M)
    - Internet Access (D)

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • British Currency
    - "un nouveau parcours sur Memovoc : Il s'agit pour les élèves de découvrir et apprendre à utiliser la monnaie en vigueur au Royaume-Uni."
    Créé par Hélène de Morel (Ac. Caen)

    (memovoc.com)

  • Money calculator - interactive
    (ictgames.com)

 

 

 

  • Money - interactive quiz (BBC)


    to put money in the kitty

 

 

  • Money vocabulary - "Match the definitions with the words." - (Ghislaine Wulles)
  • Banking and Business Abbreviations - (about.com)
    "Use the following drop-down list to test your knowledge or access meanings of common banking and business abbreviations."

 

  • Money (learnenglish.de)
    Useful Vocabulary - Build Up - Dialogue - Games and Tests
  • Money Flashcards - "four levels of difficulty and five currencies :
    American dollar, Canadian dollar, Mexican peso, English pound and Australian dollar." (aplusmath.com)
  • Only politicians are portrayed on American dollar bills.
    Match the men to the denominations
    . (Ac. Caen)
  • Money - (British Council)

 

  • Change Maker - (funbrain.com)
    "Figure out how many of each bill or coin that you expect to get back when you pay for something."

 

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Santa's Shopping List
    "Here is a list of toys on Santa’s shopping list. 
    Santa has £250 to spend between two children, one boy and one girl who are both 2 years old..."

    TOPIC/THEME / Christmas Activities
    (Primary Resources)

 

  • Maths in English
    Pour leur séjour en Angleterre en 2006, une collègue de Maths avait élaboré cette fiche avec ses élèves.
    Activités envoyées par Marina Bureaud (Ac. Poitiers)

 

  • Counting Money - "How much is the money worth?" (makeworksheets.com)
  • Label the money terms,
    including bill, coin, money, wallet, change purse, credit card, checkbook, and check.
    (enchantedlearning.com)

 

  • US Coins - "Label the US coins and what they are worth." (enchantedlearning.com)

 



Lesson plans :

  • Man sues New York City for $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (May 21, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "There is a phrase in English when someone gets a big salary that they earn ''telephone numbers''.
    A man in New York is suing the city, and others, for so much that it is almost impossible to think of a comparison."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Half-a-billion dollars of bitcoins disappear (March 04, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Almost 500 million dollars of bitcoins disappeared from a company in Japan.
    The company is called Mt. Gox and it was one of the world's biggest dealers in bitcoins."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Saudi prince spends $19m on Disney party (June 5, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A Saudi Arabian prince spent close to $20 million on a party at Euro Disney near Paris."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

Saudi prince spends $19-million on three-day Disneyland party to celebrate graduation
(news.nationalpost.com)

  • Digital currency site removed from Web (June 1, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "An Internet site that let users change real money for digital currency has been shut down by the USA's Department of Justice."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Teenager makes millions with news app (March 27, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A British teenager has become a multi-millionaire after selling an app he created to web giant Yahoo. The deal is reported to be worth up to 30 million dollars."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Study shows money makes us worry (March 17, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
    "A new study from the BBC shows that looking after money isn't easy. Over 109,000 people took part in the BBC's Big Money Test.
    It was one of the biggest ever studies on the psychology of money."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Asia has most of the world's billionaires (March 3, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A newly-published report on global wealth says that for the first time, Asia has more dollar billionaires than the USA."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Super-rich 'hiding' over $21 trillion (July 24, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
    "The world's wealthiest people have over $21 trillion dollars - that's 21 followed by 12 zeroes - hidden away from the tax authorities."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Lottery Ticket: Lotteries
    "Talking about luck and the lottery is really common in EFL ESL classes. I used this scene to lead in the topic.
    The scene sounds almost like a documentary, since it shows interviews of passers-by, saying what they would do if they won a very fat lottery ticket..."

    + a video
    (warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

 

  • Lesson Plan on Money and Greed
    "This lesson is based on an award-winning comedy short film called The Black Hole  directed by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams, and the themes of black holes, money and greed."

    + VIDEOS
    (film-english.com)

 

  • Half Of World’s Richest 1% Live In U.S. (6th January, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
    (newsenglishlessons.com)

  • U.K. says goodbye to 500-euro notes - a lesson plan
    THEMES : Money / Criminals
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)



    500 euro note - why criminals love it so
    "In some countries they're known as "Bin Ladens" - the banknote everybody knows exists but few, other than criminals, ever see.
    Now the 500 euro note is being withdrawn from sale in the UK...
    After eight months of rigorous analysis of currency trading in the UK, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has established that the 500 euro note is at the heart of money laundering. The reason is simple: it's easier to shift."

    + A VIDEO
    + HOW MONEY LAUNDERING WORKS

    (BBC)

 

  • CONSUMER SOCIETY :

    • Consumer society. - UPDATED
      "The consumer society is a human society strongly influenced by consumerism.
      The term describes a critical view of over-consumption and excessive production of short-lived or disposable items.

      "Have a look at the articles, poem, story, cartoon, games, trivia and links."

      (British Council)

    • Consumer society - a lesson plan - UPDATED
      "The aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and give them an opportunity to discuss their opinions about the topic."
      (teachingenglish.org.uk)





  • Kids and Cash - a lesson plan (school.discoveryeducation.com)
    OBJECTIVE : Students will understand the following:
    1. A bank pays interest to people who put money in it.
    2. A bank charges interest to people who borrow money from it.
    3. A bank charges higher interest to borrowers than it pays to savers.


  • Financial Crisis Glossary - a lesson plan - UPDATED
    Background and Vocabulary
    (PBS)
    Objective :
    "To help students understand the current U.S. and global economic crisis."
  • Unit 10: Import/Export Trade : Text / Dialog / Exercises (lapasserelle.com)
    "Cliquez sur les expressions soulignées pour lire les explications s'y rapportant et les entendre."


  • Gambling. = "the act of betting money, for example in a game or on a horse race...
    Take a look at the articles, poem, word game, cartoon, poll, trivia and links."

    (British Council)

  • British Royal Finances Online (breakingnewsenglish.com)
    - a lesson "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."

    The minted Royals (BBC)
    "Debate over the civil list is often anything but civil. Already wealthy by anyone's standards, the Royals still controversially receive a sizeable chunk of public money."





  • Bank services (esl-lab.com)
    Vocabulary | Practice | Follow-Up
  • LOTS OF MONEY & THINGS - STUDENT WORKSHEET (english-4u.com) SITE PAYANT
    Lesson based on : Song by Shania Twain  Ka-Ching - with
    ANSWERS
    Language function: expressing annoyance
    Grammar focus: hear, see, make ... + bare infinitive
    Vocabulary area: consumerism, money, shopping, sounds things make.

 

Webquests :

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE games :

 

 

  • The Coin Machine Game (Primary Resources)
    "Interactive game to discover the different British coins and add them up to match the required number."
    Jeu recommandé par Christine Reymond (Infonews)

 

  • Money (learnenglish.de)
    Useful Vocabulary - Build Up - Dialogue - Games and Tests

  • Change Maker - 4 levels (funbrain.com)
    "Figure out how many of each bill or coin that you expect to get back when you pay for something.
    For example, if something costs $3.75 and you pay with a five dollar bill, you would expect back one quarter and one dollar bill."

 

Poems :

 

  • Kill Money by D. H. Lawrence - UPDATED
    "Kill money, put money out of existence.
    It is a perverted instinct, a hidden thought
    which rots the brain, the blood, the bones, the stones, the soul..."

    (internettrash.com)



 

Stories :

 

  • Termites feast on trader's money
    "A trader in the Indian state of Bihar has lost his life savings after termites infesting his bank's safe deposit boxes ate them up."
    (BBC)

 

 

Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)


Cartoon: Taxes and Gravity
BACKGROUND  + THE CARTOON + MORE TAX AVOIDANCE CARTOONS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: Russian Money Laundering
"This cartoon by Chapatte from the International Herald Tribune relates to the Cyprus banking crisis (see Tuesday's Mac cartoon for more on this)."

+ BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Money Down The Drain
"In this cartoon from The Independent by Dave Brown, banknotes bearing the Queen's head are being washed down the drain."
+ COMMENTARY + LANGUAGE + NOTE + MORE JUBILEE CARTOONS
(englishblog.com)

 

Cruise Ship Catastrophe Cartoons
"Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index 
has a collection of cartoons
on the Italian cruise ship disaster, for which
the ship's captain is being blamed.
Several of the cartoonists use the accident as
an excuse to comment on the political situation
in the USA or in Europe..."

(englishblog.com)

Cartoon: The Eurozone Whirlpool
"In this cartoon from The Independent, Schrank uses a visual metaphor for the  eurozone debt crisis.
EU leaders are portrayed as ducks being sucked into a eurozone whirlpool..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

Cartoon: Paddling His Own Canoe
"This cartoon by Dave Brown from 
The Independent is based on the painting
 Canoe in the Rapids
  by 19th century American landscape painter Winslow Homer..."
+ EXPLANATION + IDIOM + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Cameron's
Eurosceptic Babies

"This cartoon by Dave Brown from 
The Independent
 combines
two UK news stories:
the launch of the Give a Child a Home campaign, which calls on more members
of the public to come forward as adopters
and foster parents,
and David Cameron's ongoing battle
with Eurosceptic Conservative MPs
..."

+ COMMENTARY + LINKS
+ LANGUAGE

(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Contagion
"This cartoon by Patrick Blower
from The Telegraph is a spoof
of the poster for the movie Contagion,
a medical thriller which follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus
that kills within days..." 

+ COMMENTS + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Achilles' Greek Heel
"In this cartoon from The Observer,
Chris Riddell suggests that Greece
is the EU's Achilles' heel..."

VOCABULARY + INTERPRETATION
+ PRONUNCIATION + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: The Eurozone Job
" This cartoon by Schrank from
The Independent is inspired by the ending
of the classic sixties heist movie  
The Italian Job
,
in which a coach is left dangling over
a precipice."
+ COMMENTARY + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

 

Scary Stock Market - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

 

Cartoon: Euro in Intensive Care
"In this cartoon
from The Daily Express Paul Thomas
uses a medical metaphor to comment
on the crisis facing the European
Single Currency
, aka, the  euro..."
+ COMMENTARY
+ VOCABULARY + LINKS

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

 

 

We're here!
(msnbc.msn.com)

 

 

My wallet!
(msnbc.msn.com)

 

The Sick Man of Euro
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from
The Daily Express relates to parlous
condition of the euro
 following the
bailouts of Greece and Ireland, and
predictions that Spain and Portugal
will be the next countries
to need rescuing
."

- with an explanation
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

 

Offshore tax cheats and IRS
(cagle.com)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
"is the United States federal
government
agency that collects taxes
and enforces the internal revenue laws."

(Wikipedia)

 

 

Great news!
(pauljorion.com)

 

 

Bailout
(blackcommentator.com)


 

 

Black market
(cartoonstock.com)

 

Christmas shopping
(cagle.com)

The kidney shape was a cool idea.
(cartoonstock.com)

 

 

Money, I'm home!
(bp1.blogger.com)

 


Garage or Garbage ?

(cartoonstock.com)


 

Some world currencies
(slate.com)

 

Gas-prices
(Enregistrer l'image
pour obtenir la taille initiale.)



Money :
a cartoon
(erp.oissel.onac.org)


 


Men at work!
(cartoonstock.com)

 

 

I wish for... - a cartoon

 




Songs :

 

 

 

  • Comedian puts US debt crisis into rap - ARTICLE + VIDEO
    "American comedian Remy Munasifi pokes fun at the current financial impasse in the US with his 'Raise the Debt Ceiling' rap, which has become
    an internet hit."

    (telegraph.co.uk)
    See the LYRICS under the video on YouTube.


 

  • Jessie J - Price Tag (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "Seems like everybody's got a price...
    When the sale comes first...

    We're paying with love tonight
    It's not about the money, money, money
    We don't need your money, money, money...
    Forget about the Price Tag...
    Why is everybody so obsessed
    Money can't buy us happiness...
    Well, keep the price tag
    And take the cash back
    (elyrics.net)

  • Travie Mccoy - Billionaire : LYRICS + VIDEO
    "I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
    Buy all of the things I never had
    Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
    Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen"

    (directlyrics.com)

 

  • Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "It's been a long old trouble long old troublesome road
    And I'm looking for somebody come and help me carry this load...
    I had a job but the boss man let me go...
    is there someone whose dollar that I can borrow
    Who can help me take away my sorrow"

    (lyricsreg.com)

  • The Fear - sung by Lily Allen
    "I want to be rich and I want lots of money...
    And I am a weapon of massive consumption
    And it's not my fault it's how I'm programmed to function...
    I'm being taken over by the fear"

    (songlyrics.com)
    + the VIDEO (YouTube)

  • If I were a rich man vs. rich girl - a lesson plan
    Travail sur deux videos (niveau A2 / B1) avec 3 fiches élèves à télécharger en pdf
    (Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

 

  • If I Were A Rich Man sung by Topol :
    "If I were a wealthy man.
    I wouldn't have to work hard...
    I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen...
    I'd fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese..."

    (leoslyrics.com)
    - the VIDEO with subtitles (YouTube)

 

  • Mountains O'things sung by Tracy Chapman
    (sing365.com)
    "I'll be working for somebody else
    Until I'm in my grave
    I'll be dreaming of a live of ease ...
    Everyone will look at me with envy and with greed
    I'll revel in their attention..."

    - the VIDEO (YouTube) - UPDATED

 

 

  • Boys And Girls by Good Charlotte :
    "Educated, with money
    He's well dressed, not funny...
    Girls don't like boys girls like cars and money"



  • Fancy Passes by The Supremes :
    "Money isn't everything
    As anyone who's rich
    It can buy pain and misery
    Or grief "
  • For A Few Dollars More by Smokie
    "The more she takes the harder they fall."
    "So she'll cry just a little for a few dollars more.
    She'll lie just a little like she's done it before.
    She'll take it, she'll fake it for a few dollars more..."
  • Frankenstein - Sick on the Bus : (Sorry! No link found)
    "Vodka pills and powder all money down the drain, I could have been somebody"
    (to throw money down the drain)
  • Here Comes The Rain by A1 :
    "Nothing ventured, nothing gained
    There's no healing
    Without some kind of pain"
  • I Need Some Money by John Lee Hooker
    "Money don't get ever'thing it's true
    But what it don't buy, daddy, I can't use
    I need money, I need money..."
    (lyrics007.com)
  • If I Had A Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies
    "If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
    I'd buy you furniture for your house ( maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman)
    If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
    I'd but you a K-car ( a nice reliant automobile)
    If I had a 1,000,000, I'd buy you love"
    (lyrics007.com)

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

  • Ka-Ching by Shania Twain :
    "We've created us a credit card mess
    We spend the money that we don't possess...
    You'll live like a king
    With lots of money and things
    When you're broke go and get a loan
    Take out another mortgage on your home..."
  • Lonely Nights by Bryan Adams :
    "You know beggars can't be choosers"
    (lyrics007.com)
  • Lonesome Loser by Little River Band :
    "Have you heard about the lonesome loser
    Beaten by the queen of hearts every time
    Have you heard about the lonesome loser
    He's a loser, but he still keeps on tryin'...
    Don't you want to be somebody"
    Listen to it! (You Tube)
  • LOTS OF MONEY & THINGS - STUDENT WORKSHEET (english-4u.com) SITE PAYANT
    Lesson based on : Song by Shania Twain  Ka-Ching - with
    ANSWERS
    Language function: expressing annoyance
    Grammar focus: hear, see, make ... + bare infinitive
    Vocabulary area: consumerism, money, shopping, sounds things make.
  • Love Is Love by All Saints :
    "Love is love you can't buy love, is a gift not an obligation"
  • Love Of The Common People by Paul Young :
    "Living on free food tickets,
    water in the milk
    from a hole in the roof
    where the rain came through..."
    (lyricsdownload.com)
  • Mean Streak by Deep Purple :
    "She drives me crazy gets inside my brain
    She spend my money down a drain"
    (to throw money down the drain)
  • Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin - activities to print - You can listen to the song (english4all.pro.br)
    "Oh Lord, won t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?"
  • Money by Pink Floyd :
    "Money, so they say
    Is the root of all evil today."

  • Money - Cabaret Soundtrack :
    "Money makes the world go around...
    A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound...
    Is all that makes the world go around,
    That clinking clanking sound
    Can make the world go 'round."
  • MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING by Cindy Lauper - UPDATED
    "We swore each other everlasting love
    She said well yeah I know but when
    We did - there was one thing we weren't
    Really thinking of and that's money"
    (azlyrics.com)
  • Money for Nothing by Dire Straits : - UPDATED
    "Money for nothin' and your chicks for free"

    (azlyrics.com)

  • Money Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd :
    "He's at a place where money doesn't grow on trees"
  • Money, Money by Liza Minnelli :
    "Money makes the world go around
    It makes the world go 'round.
    A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound...
    Is all that makes the world go around
    That clinking, clanking sound...
    Can make the world go 'round"
  • Money (That's What I Want) by The Beatles
    "Your lovin' gives me a thrill
    But your lovin' don't pay my bills
    Now give me money (that's what I want)"
    (sing365.com)
  • 'Not for sale' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from the Crystal Cave)
  • One Man's Pleasure by Molly Hatchet :
    "One man's loss is another man's gain.
    One man's pleasure is another man's pain."
  • Pawn Shop Blues by Re. Norman Jackson and the Pawn Shop - KARAOKE
    (elllo.org)
  • Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani
    "If I was a Rich Girl
    See, I'd have all the money in the world, if I was a wealthy girl
    No man could test me, impress me, my cash flow would never ever end
    Cause I'd have all the money in the world, if I was a wealthy girl"

 

  • Violent & Funky by Infectious Grooves :
    "A penny saved is a penny earned, but a stolen case of beers gets you a hell of a lot drunker
    Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and boring"
    (Proverb : 'Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise')

 

Idioms and Proverbs :

 

 

  • Money Idioms - "Choose the idiom and click on it to go directly to the explanation and example." (learn4good.com)
  • Frankenstein - Sick on the Bus : (Sorry! No link found)
    "Vodka pills and powder all money down the drain, I could have been somebody"
    (to throw money down the drain)
  • Mean Streak by Deep Purple :
    "She drives me crazy gets inside my brain
    She spend my money down a drain"
    (to throw money down the drain)
  • Lonely Nights by Bryan Adams :
    "You know beggars can't be choosers"
    (lyrics007.com)


    Click on the picture.

 

  • Violent & Funky by Infectious Grooves :
    "A penny saved is a penny earned, but a stolen case of beers gets you a hell of a lot drunker
    Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and boring"
    (Proverb : 'Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise')


  • Money Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd :
    "He's at a place where money doesn't grow on trees"



  • Fancy Passes by The Supremes :
    "Money isn't everything
    As anyone who's rich
    It can buy pain and misery
    Or grief "



 

  • Here Comes The Rain by A1 :
    "Nothing ventured, nothing gained
    There's no healing
    Without some kind of pain"
  • One Man's Pleasure by Molly Hatchet :
    "One man's loss is another man's gain.
    One man's pleasure is another man's pain."
  • Time is money.

 

  • Love Is Love by All Saints :
    "Love is love you can't buy love, is a gift not an obligation"

 

Superstitions :

  • Common superstitions (csicop.org) :
    • At the end of a rainbow is a pot of gold
    • To find a penny heads up, brings good luck
    • To give someone a purse or wallet without money in it will bring that person bad luck
    • An itchy palm means money will come your way

     

Animations / Videos :

  • Fair Trade: Every Purchase Matters
    "When you buy Fair Trade Certified goods you are making a choice that means quality products, improved lives and environmental protection."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Review of the year in economics - video
    "2011 was supposed to be the year of normalisation, stabilisation and recovery but didn't quite work out that way.
    Larry Elliott talks us through the biggest economic stories of the year, from the eurozone crisis to interest rates in this country."

    (guardian.co.uk)

  • Video: Tenth Anniversary of the Euro
    "Almost ten years ago, on 1st January 2002, euro banknotes and coins were introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union.
    Since then, five more Member States have adopted the euro in recent years."

    + COMMENT
    (englishblog.com)

 

  • The Story of Broke (2011)
    "The United States isn't broke; we're the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well.
    But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country.
    In these and so many other ways, it just isn't working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this 'dinosaur economy'
    on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward
    investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It's time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let's build it better."

    (YouTube)

    IS THE U.S. BROKE? (faireconomy.org)

 

  • lotto-lotto-lucky-dog-ad
    "The new campaign for Lotto, via DDB New Zealand, is spearheaded by two and a half minute commercial featuring a touching story of sailor Russell and his loyal dog Wilson who discover on the My Lotto site that their regular Powerball ticket is the big one! This is an epic tale of incredible loyalty at its best."

    (YouTube)




    + ACTIVITIES for beginners (6ème) created by Elisabeth PELLEGRINO (Ac. Dijon)





    Listen to the song : To Be By Your Side by Nick Cave

    - with the lyrics :

    "Across the oceans Across the seas, Over forests of blackened trees. 
    Through valleys so still we dare not breathe, To be by your side. 

    Over the shifting desert plains, Across mountains all in flames. 
    Through howling winds and driving rains, To be by your side."

 

 

  • Why should you care about currency wars ? - an animation
    "The strength of currencies has become a source of tension between some of the world's biggest economies, especially the US and China...
    Watch this animated guide to find out about why countries are falling out with each other because of their currencies.
    It is likely to be one of the big subjects discussed at the G20 summit in the South Korean capital Seoul this week."

    (BBC)

 

 

  • When Donald Duck met Glenn Beck
    "Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments.
    As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck."

    (boingboing.net)

 

 

 



Cinema :

 

  • Lesson Plan on Money and Greed
    "This lesson is based on an award-winning comedy short film called The Black Hole  directed by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams, and the themes of black holes, money and greed."

    (film-english.com)

 

  • Debtocracy "is a 2011 documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou.
    The documentary mainly focuses on two points: the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 and possible future solutions
    that could be given to the problem that are not currently being considered by the government of the country...
    The production team defines "debtocracy" as the condition by which Greece found itself trapped in its debt.[2]"
    (Wikipedia)




    Debtocracy International Version
    "For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the corporate media."

    (dailymotion.com)