You and your friend are planning a surprise birthday party for your close friend Lea, but you have a limited budget.

Plan a fun party with only ¥10,000.

IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL

1. Decide what party supplies to get.
2. Read a sales flier from a department store.
3. Choose a cake to buy.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Decide whether each thing is worth it or a waste of money.

It’s worth it!

It’s a waste of money.

phones: buy one, get one free for ¥70,000

free cap with purchases over ¥30,000

spending money on very expensive coffee

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose the expressions in the box that best match the pictures. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.

have money to burn
a cheapskate
be broke
if I…, I would…

1. I bought a really expensive concert ticket, so now I _____.

2. People call him _____ because he doesn’t like spending money.

3. _____ had a long vacation, _____ go to the beach.

4. My friends just got big bonuses, so they _____ on things like luxury watches.

MISSION

Challenge 1

It’s your friend Lea’s birthday soon! You and your other friend want to surprise her with a party. Decide which party supplies on your list you will buy. Try to limit the total price of the supplies to ¥2,000.

Remember?

  • spend money on something
  • a waste of money
  • be broke
  • worth it

Challenge 2

After going out to buy the party supplies, you decided to go to a nearby department store to look for a gift for Lea. Look at the sales flier below and find the perfect gift for under ¥5,000.

Remember?

  • buy one, get one free/half off
  • free gift with purchases over price

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  • Free neck pillow with purchases over ¥5,000
  • Free baseball cap when you buy a pair of sneakers for ¥7,000

 

What are you waiting for? Hurry before supplies run out!

Challenge 3

You were able to buy a gift for under ¥5,000. Now, everything’s ready…except the cake! You have only about ¥3,000 left. Choose a nice cake with your friend.

PREMIUM CAKES

Raspberry Chocolate Cake

¥4,200

Fruit Fantasy Glazed Cake

¥6,000

REGULAR CAKES

Sponge Cake

¥900

Chocolate Berry Cake

¥2,750

Glazed Pound Cake

¥2,500

Remember?

  • have money to burn
  • if I..., I would...
  • a cheapskate
  • spend money on
  • a waste of money

FEEDBACK

Plan a fun party with only ¥10,000.

MISSION ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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