Notes and coins

Here are some examples of British money. The currency (= the type of money used in a country) is called sterling.

Common verbs

Notice how these common verbs are used.


Important words and phrases

I can’t afford (= don’t have enough money) to go on holiday this year.
How much is that watch worth? (= What is the value of that watch?)
It’s worth about £50. (= the value is £50)
The cost of living (= how much people pay for things) is very high in places like Sweden or Norway, but people still have a good standard of living (= the level of money and comfort people have).