Expressions Quiz: Money

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of common English expressions used when talking about Money.

Read each sentence and choose the answer with the closest meaning to the words in italics.

1. We pay through the nose for fresh fruit and vegetables these days.

pay high prices
pay low prices
pay various prices
a) pay high prices b) pay low prices c) pay various prices

2. In my country, the bride's family foots the bill for her wedding.

pays none of the cost
pays all of the cost
pays half the cost
a) pays none of the cost b) pays all of the cost c) pays half the cost

3. What's the going rate for renting a car in Tokyo?

the cheapest price
the usual price
the usual deposit
a) the cheapest price b) the usual price c) the usual deposit

4. If her first few weeks of trading shares, Juanita made a killing.

made a little money
lost all her money
made lots of money
a) made a little money b) lost all her money c) made lots of money

5. Is it possible to make ends meet on the minimum wage?

earn enough to live on
earn enough to save
earn enough to live well
a) earn enough to live on b) earn enough to save c) earn enough to live well

6. Before signing a contract, find out if your investment partner has deep pockets.

has serious debts
has plenty of money
has financial problems
a) has serious debts to b) has plenty of money c) has financial problems

7. Have you ever had to tighten your belt?

reduce your spending
reduce your income
reduce your work hours
a) reduce your spending b) reduce your income c) reduce your work hours

8. I knew my earnings as a waitress would not go far.

not increase
not last long
not pay for much
a) not increase b) not last long c) not pay for much

9. Getting a government pension doesn't mean an old person is on easy street.

rich
poor
lazy
a) rich b) poor c) lazy

10. We pay good money for our kids' private English lessons.

pay the full amount
get a good discount
pay lots of money
a) pay the full amount b) get a good discount c) pay lots of money

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.

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