The pound sterling is the oldest currency in the world that is still in use. What do you know about the money used in the UK?


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Task 1

Read the questions and select the right answer.


Task 2

Read the sentences and fill in the gaps by dragging the words from the top.






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After the brexit, several other things Will change in UK. The currency, therefore, were a demonstration that UK never really wanted joining Europe Union.

Hello, I must have to get 7 IELTS, but my last band is 5 (April, 2016), What I must do?

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I think that currency is one of country's independence symbols. And even one of the strongest independence symbols. That is currency is important for a country’s identity.

I agree with you. For example in Ecuador, they use american dollars as currecy

I think the euro was a positive move because only one currency throughout Europe makes it become a strong currency

I have done the lesson UK Crulture - Currency. Definitions, I am wrong 4 words. Comprehension task, I am wrong 3 answers. Language task, I do all right.

Please help me corect spelling. Thank you

Hello Nhung123456,

I'm not sure how I can help you with your spelling! The best way I know to improve spelling is to read, read and read more in English. Do this, and your spelling will improve.


Best wishes and good luck!


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