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.






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The currency is important for the country's identity, and also for the European's Identity. I would like the United Kingdom adopts the Euro because if so it would be very good for the European Union construction. Thank you for this excelent Website.

great vocab. exercise, thank you, it's been very useful to me.

Thanks for this topic. I think that this is a good accion because the pound sterling has more value than euro; I think it’s a good decision  maintain this currency. The European association are in the first steps of her traveling and this association has to grow and improve her value before the euro have to be established in the united kingdom the pound sterling has stability, great value  and a lot of tradition for this country for this and many reasons I agree with that decision for the moment.

Thank you, That's very important

hi. Fir it was very useful. Thank you

 the task was really difficult, new word that I have not heard so far

thanks i am very happy and it's useful