Quote Time – Margaret Thatcher

„ It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake”


The main focus of this lesson is the word money.

Let’s have a look at some idioms with the word money:

  • a fool and his money are soon parted – it means that stupid people tend to spend their money without thinking about it, thoughtlessly, for example, Steve leads alavish lifea fool and his money are soon parted
  • easy money – money you earn easily, for instance, Giving private piano lessons tosomeone as talented as Sophie must be easy money
  • not for love nor/or money – it means sth is impossible to do, or you will not do it whatever can happen, for instance, I would not let Steve look after my child for lovenor moneyhe is absolutely reckless and unpredictable!
  • funny money – counterfeit money, for instance, He wanted to pay funny money in ashop
  • have money to burnto have a lot of money and to spend it thoughtlessly, for example, Darren must have money to burn. Lately he has bought a lot of extravagantthings
  • money does not grow on treesit means that money is difficult to earn/get (very often when we refer to a person who spends it too easily), Soon you will have totighten the beltcome on, money does not grow on trees!

Do you know in which country there is the most expensive hotel in the world in the year 2014?

a) France

b) Russia

c) Greece

The answer is c. The Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens Greece is the most expensive hotel in the world (2014)! At merely $47, 500 a night you can be in paradise! Do you fancy going there:)?





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