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?


Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video or listen to the audio. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

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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.






Thanks for ur reply and for the new section (Word on the Street). At least , please make available the audio for any video.

Hi Mohammad,
Thanks for your understanding. We will try to make the audio available as soon as possible.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm going to UK to attend commencement of my son in Cambridge university next month.This video is very important for me .thaks for Britishcouncil.keep job!!!

this video is so interested...! it helped me understand about the UK currency

 Nice, by listening this video, i can extend my knowledge as well as practising my listening skill, now i'm more confident!

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Thanks for video - now I can listen and understand almost all.  

 Knowing UK currency by this video...nice!

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Hi, I'm new and i've found out this site as a very useful one. It will help me to improve my english. About currency i think Euro wasn't a good idea for Italians, we were in crisis and we still are...  So if UK can stay apart from this european currency ithink it's better for the UK economy.   I'm not an economist but i think countries with a solid money still are Ok... not the same for Italy, Greece, Spain... It's my opinion.