Number one for English language teachers

The History of Money

Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

Did you know that historians believe the Chinese were the first to use paper money, or that cocoa beans served as currency in ancient Mexico? In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to learn about money, from its earliest forms to the bank cards we use today, including the origin of the word itself.

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  • Where is the audio?

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your comment. This resource focuses on reading and does not have an audio.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Hi Ailfe, the answer is 'save' in the first part of the exercise because this is a verb, while the other options are all types of money.

    The Macmillan Dictionary entry on 'save' is here, if this is of interest to you:

    Hope this helps!

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  • Why is 'save' the odd one out in the first exercise?

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