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Materials for the Euro lesson plan

Counting euros

The introductory quiz

The Euro Quiz

1. How many years, before the official introduction in 2002, has the euro existed as an electronic currency?

2.Where is the European Bank, that sets the interest rates in the eurozone, situated?

3. When will the eurozone countries' original currencies cease to be legal tender in shops?

4. Which Eastern European country, not a member of the eurozone, officially adopted the euro on Jan 1st 2002?

5. What's the common theme on the back of the euro notes?

6. How many, within one or two billion, new euro banknotes have been printed?

7. All euro notes feature the name of the currency in which two languages?

8. What's the metal in the coins that could cause dermititis?

9. What do you think 'Eurocreep' means in the UK?

500 euro note

Answers to the quiz

1. 3 years
2. Frankfurt
3. February 28th 2002
4. Kosovo
5. Historical bridges
6. 14.5 billion
7. Latin - Euro & Greek - EYP
8. Nickel
9. Economists use this term to mean the infiltration of the euro into non-Euro countries.

Euro shadow

The reading text - complete version

A teenager got more than he bargained for when he decided to test out the new euro currency at the Luton branch of Debenhams.

Richard Shields ended up with more than 130 worth of designer goods - by exchanging just 10 pocket money for 15 euros.

The 15 year old from Luton, cashed in when he realised that staff at his local Debenham's store, who were unfamiliar with the new currency, were unaware that the wrong exchange rate had been programmed into their tills.

Instead of an exchange rate of 1.6 euros to the pound, the Debenhams tills showed an exchange rate of 0.6 euros to the pound.

Richard eventually left the store with 130 worth of goods, plus 20 in cash and some left over euros due to the mix-up in exchange rates.

He told BBC Online: "I did try to tell the staff at the start that it was wrong but they said that was what the till was flashing up."

"I went backwards and forwards to the bank to exchange more money with the change I was given back from buying things with the euros."

500 euro note

Std A version for the mutual dictation

A teenager ___ ___ than he bargained ___ ___ ___ ___ to test out the ___ ___ ___ at the Luton branch of Debenhams.

___ ___ ended up with more than ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ - by exchanging just 10 pocket money ___ ___ ___.

The 15 year old from Luton, ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ that staff at his local Debenham's store, ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, were unaware that the wrong exchange rate ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.

Instead of an exchange rate ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, the Debenhams tills showed an exchange rate ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.

Richard eventually left the store ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, plus 20 in cash and some ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ the mix-up in exchange rates.

___ ___ ___ ___: "I did try to tell the staff at the start ___ ___ ___ ___ but they said that was ___ ___ ___ ___ ___."

"___ ___ ___ ___ ___ to the bank to exchange more money ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ from buying things with the euros."

500 euro note

Std B version for the mutual dictation

___ ___ got more ___ ___ ___ for when he decided ___ ___ ___ ___ new euro currency at the ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.

Richard Shields ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 130 worth of designer goods - ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ for 15 euros.

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, cashed in when he realised that ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, who were unfamiliar with the new currency, ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ had been programmed into their tills.

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ of 1.6 euros to the pound, the Debenhams ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ of 0.6 euros to the pound.

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ with 130 worth of goods, plus ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ left over euros due to the ___ ___ ___ ___.

He told BBC Online: "___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ at the start that it was wrong ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ what the till was flashing ."

"I went backwards and forwards ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ with the change I was given back ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___."

 

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