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Lesson 2: Exchanging Money
The blue ones are 100 reais.

I can talk about foreign currencies.

INTRODUCE

When traveling abroad, it is important to know about the local currency.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

a hole

two kinds of metal

a crown

paper

silver

bronze

II. Which of the words above describe Japanese currency?

III. Practice reading the words.

/h/

/b/

hole

bowl

hook

book

hold

bold

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use one or ones to refer to things.

Use one if you are talking about a single thing. To explain which thing you are talking about, you can use these two patterns:

  1. one + with (noun)
  2. (adjective) + one
  • The one with a hole is 5 yen.
  • This paper one is 200 reais.

Use ones if you are talking about multiple things. To explain which things you are talking about, you can use the same patterns as above:

  1. ones + with (noun)
  2. (adjective) + ones
  • The ones with the face and a large star are 10 centavos.
  • These silver ones are 50 centavos.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Sho and Tim are exchanging money.

Clerk:

Here’s your money.

Sho:

Wow, it’s so colorful! How much are these paper ones?

Clerk:

The blue ones are 100 reais, the orange ones are 50 reais, the yellow ones are 20 reais, and the pink ones are 10 reais.

Sho:

Okay. What about these coins?

Clerk:

The one with two kinds of metal is 1 real, and the bronze one is 5 centavos.

Sho:

All right. Thank you very much.

Clerk:

You’re welcome. By the way, be careful out there. The children running around might look really cute, but some of them are really good at stealing wallets.

Sho:

Really? Okay. We’ll be careful, then. Thanks for the tip.

TRIVIA

Many people exchange yen for reais at airports in Brazil, but did you know that this may not be the best way? Instead of exchanging yen directly for reais, some experts recommend that you exchange your yen for US dollars in Japan first, then exchange your dollars for reais in Brazil.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Complete the conversation with one or ones using the words in parentheses.

Student:

I found some foreign money in an old box. I know you’ve traveled a lot. Can I ask you about the money?

Tutor:

Sure.

Student:

Thanks. How much are (ex. these / paper) these paper ones?

Tutor:

I think those are 50 Brazilian reais.

Student:

Oh, okay! How much is (this / a hole) _____?

Tutor:

It’s five centavos from the Philippines. Hey, those coins with the animals are really cute! I don’t know what kind of money they are.

Student:

Let’s look them up on my phone… Okay, they seem to be from Iceland. (this / dolphins) _____ is 5 krona, and (that / fish) _____ is 10 krona.

Tutor:

That’s cool! How about these paper ones?

Student:

Oh, I know these. They’re Korean money. (the / blue) _____ are 1,000 won, and (the / yellow) _____ are 50,000 won.

STEP B EXERCISE

Answer the questions with one or ones using the pictures and words.

 

yellow = 20 reais

 

the face = 100 reais

ex.

Tutor: How much are these bills?     

Student: The yellow ones are 20 reais, and the ones with the face are 100 reais.

 

 

bronze = 5 centavos

 

silver = 25 centavos

1.

Tutor: How much are these coins?

Student: __________.

 

 

the animal = 1 pound

 

two kinds of metal = 2 pounds

2.

Tutor: How much are these coins?
Student: __________.

 

 

purple = 100 pesos

 

green = 200 pesos

3.
Tutor: How much are these paper bills?

Student: __________.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You and your Filipino friend just arrived in Brazil for a week-long vacation. You’ve already exchanged some of your yen for Brazilian reais, but your friend only has Philippine pesos still.


Use the pictures below to talk about the various foreign currencies. Be sure to:

  • Explain the Japanese money you have.
  • Ask about the Philippine money your friend has.
  • Talk about the Brazilian money you have.

Today's grammar tip

  • adjective + one(s)
  • one(s) + with (noun)

Japanese yen

Philippine pesos

Brazilian reais

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

JAPANESE MONEY

2

EXCHANGING MONEY

3

TRAVEL MONEY

1

JAPANESE MONEY

  1. What images can you see on Japanese money (ex. Mt. Fuji on 1000-yen bill)?
  2. Do you prefer to use coins or paper bills?
  3. Is it okay to pay for something with only 1-yen coins?
  4. Do you think Japanese stores should accept foreign currency too (ex. US dollars, Chinese yuan)?

2EXCHANGING MONEY

  1. Have you ever exchanged your money for a different currency?
  2. Is it better to exchange money at the airport or at a bank?
  3. Is it better to exchange all your money at once or keep some yen?
  4. After a trip, do you exchange your remaining money back into yen, or do you keep it?

3TRAVEL MONEY

  1. Do you bring a lot of money when you travel?
  2. Have you ever run out of money while traveling?
  3. What’s the safest place to put your money while traveling abroad?
  4. Do you prefer to use cash or credit cards when you travel?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about foreign currencies.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

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    Could complete the task with some clarifications

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    Fair

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  • 1
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