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General Listening Quiz

“Spending Money – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording on spending money and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Joshua: Dad. Allowance day. Can I have my allowance?

Father: Oh. I forgot about that.

Joshua: You ALWAYS forget.

Father: I guess I do. How much do I owe you?

Joshua: Just $13.

Father: Thirteen dollars!? Why do I owe you that much? Just seems like I paid you the other day.

Joshua: No. You forget every Saturday, and it has been piling up.

Father: Well, I’m not sure if I have that much.

Joshua: Go to the bank. You have lots of money.

Father: Lots of money, uh? Uh, well, I think the bank is closed.

Joshua: Then, what about your secret money jar under your bed?

Father: Oh, I guess I could do that. So, what are you going to do with the money?

Joshua: I’m going to put some in savings, give some to the poor people, and use the rest to buy books.

Father: Well, that sounds great, Joshua.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • allowance (noun): a small amount of money often given to children 
    – How much allowance did your parents give you when you were little?
  • pile up (verb phrase): to add up over time 
    – You haven’t done your chores for a week, and they are piling up.
  • jar (noun): a glass container, often with a wide open and lid 
    – This is some delicious grape juice in a jar in the refrigerator.
  • rest (noun): the part left over; extra 
    – So, how are you going to spend the rest of your vacation?
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