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.






Hello, I wonder if by any way I can download the video, or just audio of it into my laptop to learn repeatedly? Thanks in advance!

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Many thanks Kirk, I will try them!

I think currency is important for a country’s identity.
In my opinion the introduction of the Euro was not a positive move because there are some economy difference among Euro Zone countries. That is wy, for instance, Greek became in its major economic crisis.

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I think currency is important for a country’s identity.
I think introduction of Euro was positive, because i helped the countries to use their economy unitedly.

I think currency is important for contry, so the contry must have its currencyself by its initial in from of around contru

Definitely I do consider that a local currency add identity to a country, but in addition to this, a local currency is a need for local economy, because the central bank of each country can plan and act over its currency when external changes in the price of resources happen.

In my opinion, the currency s important for a country's identity because the currency is the symbol of a country around the world.
But the introduction of the Euro was a good thing because we don't have to trade money when we go in a country in the Euro zone.