Collocation – Money

1. I lent Bill $20; he says he’ll pay / spend me back next week.

 
 

2. Excuse me, it’s none of your business how much money I get / make.

 
 

3. Greenpeace raised / rose five million dollars to help preserve the Atlantic rainforest.

 
 

4. How much of my income should I inherit / invest, and how much should I put into savings?

 
 

5. I can’t believe I ruined / wasted $10 on a calculator that doesn’t even work!

 
 

6. I didn’t have enough savings to pay my college tuition, so I had to pick / take out a student loan

 
 

7. Sometimes your employer can pay your salary by doing / making a deposit directly in your bank
account.

 
 

8. I really admire rich people who donate / sponsor a large portion of their wealth to charity.

 
 

9. I try not to eat out at restaurants too often; I’m trying to keep / save money.

 
 

10. Let’s exchange / replace money here at the airport so that we can get a taxi to the hotel.

 
 

11. My son earned / won $50 for taking care of the neighbor’s dogs over the weekend.

 
 

12. We need to give / make a budget so that we don’t end up spending more than we earn.

 
 

13. Sentence Matching

1. She moved to a smaller apartment
because money is
a) all the money and end up with nothing.
2. Greg inherited a b) bills to buy some diamond jewelry.
3. I had to withdraw $500 from my
emergency
c) broke and asks his friends to pay for his
drinks.
4. Two men were arrested after trying
to use counterfeit
d) expenses have gone down quite a bit.
5. A lot of lottery winners squander e) fortune from his great-grandfather.
6. I moved back in with my parents, so
my living
f) fund to pay for a dental treatment.
7. I know nothing about the stock g) market, but I’d like to start investing – I need a
financial advisor.
8. He’s not very financially h) savvy; he has no clue where his money is
going.
9. Jonathan always says he’s i) that you borrowed last week
10. Hey, you still owe me the $5 j) tight at the moment.

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