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Collocations Quiz: Money

1. balance a budget

It's hard to balance your budget if you don't

a. spend much

b. earn much

c. need much

2. can't afford

I couldn't afford the suit because

a. it wasn't ready

b. it cost too much

c. my wife paid for it

3. cost a fortune

Which would you expect to cost a fortune?

a. a luxury apartment

b. a fortune cookie

c. a lottery ticket

4. easy money

If you made some easy money, it

a. wasn't difficult to get

b. wasn't hard to spend

c. wasn't easy to make

5. keep the change

I told him to keep the change because I wanted him to

a. give me my change

b. keep the money himself

c. calculate the amount again

6. make a fortune

If you "make a fortune", you

a. become very wealthy

b. can predict the future

c. make someone lucky

7. raise money

Charity organizations usually raise money by

a. robbing rich people

b. asking for donations

c. paying very low wages

8. save money (1)

You'd save more money if you didn't

a. earn so much

b. keep so much

c. spend so much

9. tight budget

If you're on a tight budget, you shouldn't

a. spend any money

b. make any money

c. waste any money

10. waste money

Most people would say you've wasted money if you've spent it

a. educating your kids

b. gambling in a casino

c. helping disaster victims

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. balance a budget - It's hard to balance your budget if you don't: a) spend much b) earn much c) need much

2. can't afford - I couldn't afford the suit because: a) it wasn't ready b) it cost too much c) my wife paid for it

3. cost a fortune - Which would you expect to cost a fortune?: a) a luxury apartment b) a fortune cookie c) a lottery ticket

4. easy money - If you made some easy money, it: a) wasn't difficult to get b) wasn't hard to spend c) wasn't easy to make

5. keep the change - I told him to keep the change because I wanted him to: a) give me my change b) keep the money himself c) calculate the amount again

6. make a fortune - If you "make a fortune", you: a) become very wealthy b) can predict the future c) make someone lucky

7. raise money - Charity organizations usually raise money by: a) robbing rich people b) asking for donations c) paying very low wages

8. save money (1) - You'd save more money if you didn't: a) earn so much b) keep so much c) spend so much

9. tight budget - If you're on a tight budget, you shouldn't: a) spend any money b) make any money c) waste any money

10. waste money - Most people would say you've wasted money if you've spent it: a) educating your kids b) gambling in a casino c) helping disaster victims

Contributor: Matt Errey