This week's talking point is money. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas come to mind more easily the day you get together with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.
Look at the statements 1-8. Do you agree, partly agree or disagree? Give examples to support your opinions.
1 Money is for spending today. Who know what will happen tomorrow?
2 It’s important to save at least 10% of your salary each week.
3 If I can’t afford to buy something, I’m happy to borrow the money.
4 I’m always looking for new ways to make money.
5 I like to shop around for the best price before I buy something.
6 I only like buying things that are a good investment for the future.
7 Spending large amounts of money makes me feel nervous.
8 Having a regular income is better than having a lot of money one day and a little the next.
How are your attitudes different to your parents’ attitudes to money?
Teaching financial literacy
1 What does it mean to be good with money?
A saving money for the future
B not spending much money
C making your money grow
D spending money wisely
E getting the most for your money
F being rich
2 Are you good or bad with money? In what way?
3 Did your parents teach you lessons about money?
4 Did you learn any financial skills at school?
5 Is it important for schools to teach financial skills to children? Why? At what age?