Going Cashless? – Money and Payments Vocab

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cashless society lesson plan

LESSON OVERVIEW

If you want to talk with your more advanced students about money, this cashless society lesson plan might be of your interest. It looks into countries that are going cashless, i.e. where people almost only use digital payment methods. The lesson plan includes a lot of vocabulary and speaking tasks.

B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minStandard LessonPrintable & Digital$6 Plan/ Free

VOCABULARY & SPEAKING

First, students need to revise some vocabulary connected with money, payments and banking. They have to complete sentences with words given. There are such words and phrases as a piggy bank, a contactless card, to tap or to withdraw. Words included in that task will be helpful in the next exercise in which students have to use prompts (photos) to talk about money. There are 6 photos showing different aspects connected with payment methods. Students have to discuss them and tell what have changed over the years when it comes to money, payments and banking. Next, they move to another speaking activity, but this time they need to choose one payment method and think of its pros and cons. Encourage your students to take into consideration such issues as speed, security, costs, etc.

VIDEO & DISCUSSION

Before watching the video, students have to learn some words that might be helpful while doing a comprehension task. Therefore, students read some sentences and have to match underlined words/phrases with their meanings provided. Make sure that they understand the vocab correctly before moving to the video. Then, let your students watch the video twice and answer open-ended questions concerning the issues presented in the video. The video is also a great starting point for a discussion about cashless society, its downsides and people who might suffer due to such a change.

Extra worksheet – Money Phrases and Idioms

We’ve prepared a one-page extra vocabulary worksheet to focus on idioms and phrases around money. Actually, the common denominator is names for American money. Your students will learn what a penny, nickel or dime is and more importantly discover such phrases as put in your two cents, make a quick buck, worth every penny. As usual, the worksheet ends up with some discussion points so that your students can use newly acquired language.

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  1. Biased. To have had a balanced lesson you should have include the case for cash.

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    1. Simon, I must disagree with you on that. The video actually includes more negative than positive consequences of going 100% cashless and touches on some topics I think many people forget about. Moreover, we wanted to steer this lesson into a debate about the pros and cons of various payment methods and the idea was to make students compare and express their opinion. I’m sorry that you feel we’re biased against cash here. BTW, there was an interesting case in the USA where 100% cashless shops were banned. I guess you can include that in your lesson. Read about it here: https://abc7news.com/shopping/san-franciscos-cashless-ban-takes-effect-friday/5484261/

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  2. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing material. :). This and other lesson plans. Greetings!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and welcome to ESL Brains! We promise we’ll continue providing more content for you!

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  3. Fantastic content, I love it! Please, keep doing great job πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Jannie!

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  4. Dear Justa & Stan,
    Thank you so much for these wonderful lessons. They stimulate and provoke great conversations, reminding students they can actually speak English! πŸ˜‰ I have recently become a patron and feel happy to contribute in the maintenance of these lessons! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks Lindri! I mean really THANK YOU for such nice words! It’s awesome to hear that our materials are useful and your students find them engaging. This kind of feedback motivates us to do more and try to develop thought-provoking and creative lessons. BTW, it’s great to have you as one of our Patrons. Welcome aboard!

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  5. Amazing lesson, my students had a great time!

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    1. Great to hear that!

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  6. Thank you so very much for that great lesson material! My online university class with students needed something like this to have a bit of fun and a lot of practical information. Great πŸ™‚

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    1. Marta, thanks for your comment and great to hear that your students enjoyed the lesson πŸ™‚

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