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Speaking Skills: Paying for things

Speaking Skills: Paying for things

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack help you with the language you need when you need to pay for things. Paying for something in a supermarket is easy but there are some situations when paying for things can be more difficult and you need to know some different phrases. In this podcast, Jack and Rich look at some of the phrases you need to pay for things on the phone, in a taxi, at a restaurant and on public transport. We also have a new football phrase for you to guess so don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast. Enjoy!

Transcript

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Speaking Skills - Paying for things

Jack: Can you lend me a tenner, Rich?

Rich: A tenner? What for?

Jack: I need to pay the taxi and I’ve left my wallet at home.

Rich: Taxi? You’re getting paid too much!

Jack: Yeah, yeah. Come on the meter’s ticking. 

Rich: Alright. I suppose you want a couple of quid for the tip as well.

Jack: That’ll do nicely. See you in a minute. 

Welcome - Paying for things

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich

Jack: and I’m Jack

Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Jack: What’s happening this week, Rich?

Rich: In this week’s podcast, going to look at the language of paying for things.

Jack: That’s right. It can be quite difficult paying for things sometimes because there might be specific language and also cultural differences to think about.

Rich: In some places, it can be easy to pay for things. When I’m abroad in a country that doesn’t speak English do you know where I love going?

Jack: Where?

Rich: The supermarket. It’s brilliant. You get a trolley and put things in it. You pay for your things with your card at the checkout. You leave with your stuff. Job done and not a word spoken!

Jack: Not a word?

Rich: Well, it depends where I am. I might try saying bonjour or as-salamu alaykum
or maybe spasibo or grazie. But that’s all I need.

Jack: Come on Rich, you’ve got to try a bit harder than that!

Rich: Yes, I know and we want our listeners to try harder than that too. That’s why, in this podcast, we’re going to look at some situations when you pay for things that might be trickier … more difficult.

Jack: When this podcast is over we hope that you will feel more comfortable paying for things in some different situations.

Rich: We want this podcast to help you with the language you can use and some of the phrases you might hear when paying.

Jack: And we hope that it will give you an idea of aspects of British culture too because it’s not just language that can be confusing in these situations. 

Rich: So, we’re not just going to speak about paying for something in the supermarket.

Jack: No!

Topic Focus

Rich: In this section, we’re going to roleplay four different situations where you have to pay for things.

Jack: Your first task is to listen to our dialogue and try to guess where we are and what we are paying for.

Rich: For example, we might be in a greengrocers and Jack might be paying for some tomatoes.

Jack: After the dialogues, we will tell you where we were and then have a look at some of the language we used and give you some other things to think about when you are in these situations in the UK. 

Rich: Right? Are you ready?

Jack: I’m ready. 

Rich: I know you’re ready. I meant our listeners.

Jack: Ahh! Let’s start. Roleplay number one. Where are we and what am I paying for?

Rich: And can you tell me which stand you’d like to sit in?

Jack: I think we’d like to sit in the centenary stand.

Rich: That’s fine there are plenty of seats available. How many seats were you after?

Jack: I’d like two, please.

Rich: Two adults?

Jack: Yes.

Rich: OK. Are you club members?

Jack: No. 

Rich: And it’s for the Liverpool - Newcastle match, right?

Jack: That’s right, yes. 

Rich: So that’s two adults for the Newcastle match in the centenary stand for non-members. Can you give me your credit card number, please? That’s the long number on the front of the card.

Jack: Hold on. Let me get it. OK, it’s 4567 8456 7721.

Rich: And the expiry date.

Jack: It’s 09 21.

Rich: And the security code on the back of the card. 

Jack: Er … where’s that?

Rich: It’s the last three digits on the back of the card.

Jack: Ah yes, here. It’s 302.

Rich: Perfect. We will put the tickets in the post and they should be with you in a day or two.

Rich: Roleplay number two. Where are we and what am I paying for?
 
Jack: Where to mate?

Rich: Leicester Square, please

Jack: Is it your first time in London? 

Rich: I’ve been here a couple of times but I don’t know it that well ...

Jack: You should definitely go to Covent Garden that’s near Leicester Square … and are you a football fan …

Later ...

Jack: Whereabouts mate?

Rich: Just here is fine.

Jack: That’ll be £12.40

Rich: There you go. Keep the change.

Jack: Cheers. I’ll just get your bags.

Jack: Roleplay number three. Where are we and what am I paying for?

Rich: Quick! Run! We’ll miss it!

Jack: Alright! I’m coming!

Rich: Don’t worry. It’s the number 63. We need the 41.

Jack: Thanks for making me run!

Rich: Look it’s here now.

Jack: Go on then get on! What’s that?

Rich: It’s an Oyster card. You don’t have one?

Jack: No

Rich: You’ll have to pay then.

Jack: Err … How much is a single to Liverpool Street?

Rich: It’s a flat rate. Two pounds.

Jack: Right. I’ve got a tenner here.

Rich: You can’t pay with that. You need the exact change. I’ll lend you a couple of quid.

Rich: Roleplay number four. Where are we and what am I paying for?

Jack: Would you like anything else? A coffee?

Rich: No, thanks. Just the bill, please.

Jack: Of course. Would you like to pay by card or cash?

Rich: By card.

Jack: No, problem. Contactless OK?

Rich: Err …

Jack: You can just put your card here and wait for the beep. It’s contactless, you don’t need to put the card in the machine. 

Rich: Oh. I don’t think I have that.

Jack: That’s OK. Put your card in the machine and press the green button. 

Rich: Yes, of course. It says pounds or euros? 

Jack: You can choose to pay in pounds or  you can pay in your local currency.

Rich: Ahh … I see. Pounds … and this 

Jack: You can add a tip if you wish.

Rich: Of course. OK ... enter your pin. Dum de dum ... Good.

Jack: Would you like a receipt?

Rich: Yes, please.  

Answers

Jack: We asked you to listen to four dialogues and think where we were and what we were buying.

Rich: The first roleplay was on the telephone to a ticket office at a football stadium. Jack was paying for football tickets.

Jack: The second roleplay was in a taxi and Rich was paying for his journey.

Rich: The third roleplay was on the bus and Jack was paying his bus fare.

Jack: And the fourth roleplay was at a restaurant and Rich was paying for a meal. Did you get them all right?
Language Focus

Rich: In this section we going to take a look at some of the phrases we used in the roleplays that are useful for you to learn. Let’s start with the ticket office on the telephone.

Jack: When you buy things on the telephone you usually have to use your credit card. 

Rich: There are three things to listen for when paying by credit card. Your credit card number, the expiry date of your card and the security number.

Jack: Most credit cards in the world look similar so these numbers should be easy to find. The credit card number and expiry date are usually on the front of the card and the security number on the back.

Rich: The security number is often called the CVV number and is usually the last three digits of the number on the back of your card.

Jack: The second roleplay was in a taxi and there are some useful phrases to learn here. The taxi driver might say ‘where to?’ when you get in or you might just need to say where you want to go if he or she doesn’t say anything.

Rich: Another phrase to learn is ‘that’ll be …’ a taxi driver often says this when he gives you the price. That’ll be £20 for example. A taxi driver might not say pounds either. He might just say twenty or he might say something more informal like twentry quid mate!

Jack: Another useful phrase is ‘keep the change’. If the taxi fare is £18 pounds you might say keep the change when you give £20 to the driver. This is common in the UK.

Rich: The third roleplay was on a bus. A useful phrase to know is exact change or exact change only. This means that the driver won’t give you any money back so you need to pay the exact price of your ticket.

Jack: This is quite common in the UK so it’s useful to have some change in your pocket.

Rich: Another useful phrase is flat fare. This means that the price is the same for all tickets on the bus. This is quite common in some UK cities. 

Jack: Rich mentioned an Oyster card in the roleplay. This is a type of card that you can buy to use on public transport. Different cities have different types.

Rich: In London, for example, you can’t use cash on buses. You have to pay with an Oyster card or a contactless bank card. If you have one of these you just swipe your card when you get on a bus.

Jack: Our final roleplay was in a restaurant and there were some useful phrases in this roleplay too. Can I have the bill, please is always a useful phrase to know.

Rich: And waiters often ask if you would like to pay by card or cash. That’s a useful phrase to know.

Jack: And you might hear a waiter say contactless OK. This is a really common way of paying by card nowadays. 

Rich: Would you like a receipt is useful too. A receipt is a record of what you paid on a bit of paper.

Football Phrase

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week? 

Jack: Yes, I have, but first, last week’s football phrase. The phrase was hospital pass. It’s when one player kicks the ball to a teammate when there is an opposition player nearby. This is a dangerous thing to do because both players will try to get the ball and they might crash into each other.

Rich: I thought it was a pretty difficult expression so well done to those of you who got it right. People who got it spot on include Liubomyr, Sabanoleg and Violinka from Ukraine, Ahmed Adam from Sudan, Kwesimanifest from Ghana, Lakerwang from China, Elghoul from Algeria and Haruyuki from Japan.

Rich: What’s this week’s football phrase?

Jack: This week’s football phrase is a football word. It’s a ****. This is an event that happens to decide which teams play each other in a cup competition. For example, last week the **** was made for the World Cup in Russia. 

Rich: This word can confuse people because it’s got another meaning in football that’s more common.

Jack: Not too much help, Rich!

Rich: Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below.

Jack: And don’t forget to listen to our round-up show called ‘This Week’. All the action from Matchweek 16 will be on the Premier Skills homepage on Monday.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. You can see two examples here: 

Can you lend me a tenner, Rich?

I suppose you want a couple of quid for the tip as well.

There were a few more tricky words in the podcast. Can you remember all of them? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words in context. This can really help with understanding.

Activity 1

Activity 1: In this activity, try to match the words and phrases to their definitions. All of the words were in this week's podcast.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Speaking Skills

Paying for things

In this week's podcast, the main focus was on the language we use and hear when we need to pay for something. Jack and Rich looked at four different situations where you often need to use specific vocabulary to pay for something. Let's take a look at the situations that were introduced in the podcast.

On the telephone

When you need to pay for something on the telephone, you often need to pay by credit card. In the podcast, Jack was trying to buy some match tickets from the ticket office at a football stadium.

Take a look at this part of the dialogue:

Rich: Can you give me your credit card number, please? That’s the long number on the front of the card.

Jack: Hold on. Let me get it. Ok, it’s 4567 8456 7721.

Rich: And the expiry date.

Jack: It’s 09 21.

Rich: And the security code on the back of the card. 

Jack: Err … where’s that?

Rich: It’s the last three digits on the back of the card.

Jack: Ah yes, here. It’s 302.

In the dialogue, Rich asks Jack for three pieces of information; the credit card number, the expiry date and the security code. Do you know where these three things are on your bank card? 

Do you ever pay for things by credit card?

Buying a bus ticket

It can be complicated buying a bus ticket in the UK. In the podcast, Jack had a few problems when buying a ticket. Take a look at this part of the dialogue. What problems did Jack have?

Jack: Go on then get on! What’s that?

Rich: It’s an Oyster card. You don’t have one?

Jack: No.

Rich: You’ll have to pay then.

Jack: Err … How much is a single to Liverpool Street?

Rich: It’s a flat rate. Two pounds.

Jack: Right. I’ve got a tenner here.

Rich: You can’t pay with that. You need the exact change. I’ll lend you a couple of quid.

Did you know that you can't pay by cash on London buses?

Paying for a taxi

When you catch a taxi in the UK there are a few phrases that are very useful. Have a look at this part of the dialogue. Are any of the phrases new for you? 

Jack: Whereabouts mate?

Rich: Just here is fine.

Jack: That’ll be £12.40

Rich: There you go. Keep the change.

A traditional London taxi is called a hackney carriage.

Paying for a meal

When you pay for a meal in a restaurant you usually have to speak to the waiter. There are a number of useful phrases to learn in this situation; especially if you want to pay by card. Have a look at this part of the dialogue. Would you pay for a meal in this way in your country?

Jack: Would you like to pay? By card or cash?

Rich: By card.

Jack: No, problem. Contactless OK?

Rich: Err …

Jack: You can just put your card here and wait for the beep. It’s contactless, you don’t need to put the card in the machine. 

Rich: Oh. I don’t think I have that.

Jack: That’s OK. Put your card in the machine, put in your pin number and press the green button. 

Rich: Yes, of course. It says pounds or euros? 

Jack: You can choose to pay in pounds or you it can charge you in your local currency.

Rich: Ahh … I see. Pounds … and this 

Jack: You can add a tip if you wish.

Do you normally pay for a meal by card or cash?

Task

Complete the dialogues

Your task is to look at the following dialogues and tell us where you are and what you would say in each situation. Write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Could you give me the expiry date, please?

_________________________________

The cafe is just across the road. Whereabouts shall I drop you?

_________________________________

Contactless OK?

_________________________________

That'll be £11.60.

_________________________________

Can you tell me which stand you'd like to sit in?

_________________________________

Here are some useful phrases for you to learn:

Useful words and phrases
Paying a taxi fare Paying for a meal Paying by credit card Paying for a bus ride
Keep the change Contactless OK? Can you tell me the expiry date, please? Exact change only.
That'll be ... Would you like to add a tip? Could you tell me the security code, please? It's a flat rate.

 

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about how we pay for things in four different situations.

Do you often pay for things by credit card over the telephone? Is it common to buy match tickets by phone in your country?

Do you often take taxis? Are they expensive? 

Do you often get the bus? Can you pay by card or do you pay in cash?

How often do you eat in restaurants? Do you usually leave a tip?

Look at the task above and write your answers. 

Remember to write your guess for this week's football phrase, too!

If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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Andy-uk
17/02/2024
GB
189
points

Correct me
I rarely pay credit card on the phone. It isn’t common buying tickets on the phone in my country

I don’t take a taxi because it is very expensive.

I always take bus to go for work. I can pay the bus fare by card or cash

I eat in a restaurant once a week. I don’t leave a tip except the service is really good.


Andy-uk
17/02/2024 11:46
United Kingdom
Manchester United
189

Correct me
I rarely pay credit card on the phone. It isn’t common buying tickets on the phone in my country

I don’t take a taxi because it is very expensive.

I always take bus to go for work. I can pay the bus fare by card or cash

I eat in a restaurant once a week. I don’t leave a tip except the service is really good.

hsn's picture
hsn
08/11/2021
TR
5533
points

Task
1-On phone-Buying stuffs or service and paying by credit card.
2-In taxi-Here is fine Please. Keep the change.
3-In the super market or shop or restaurant- No it’s not contactless may I insert it in the portable POS .
4-On the bus-O.K.I’ll pay it by credit card. Let me swipe it.
5-On phone-Buying match ticket- I prefer centenary stand please.
Comment
• I do all my payment by credit card rarely by cash. There is subscription system for payment called “PassLig card”. Taxis are expensive. I prefer public transport or my private car. I rarely get on the bus. Like London it’s not possible to pay public bus fare by cash in my city. I go out for dinner weekly. I always leave a tip so carry cash in my pocket for it.
Phrases
• It might call "silent communication" doing a job without any speak.
• Another payment option is virtual card that is used for one time.


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hsn
08/11/2021 17:46
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5533

Task
1-On phone-Buying stuffs or service and paying by credit card.
2-In taxi-Here is fine Please. Keep the change.
3-In the super market or shop or restaurant- No it’s not contactless may I insert it in the portable POS .
4-On the bus-O.K.I’ll pay it by credit card. Let me swipe it.
5-On phone-Buying match ticket- I prefer centenary stand please.
Comment
• I do all my payment by credit card rarely by cash. There is subscription system for payment called “PassLig card”. Taxis are expensive. I prefer public transport or my private car. I rarely get on the bus. Like London it’s not possible to pay public bus fare by cash in my city. I go out for dinner weekly. I always leave a tip so carry cash in my pocket for it.
Phrases
• It might call "silent communication" doing a job without any speak.
• Another payment option is virtual card that is used for one time.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/05/2020
TR
6510
points

This week's football phrase is ( a draw )


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/05/2020 13:43
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

This week's football phrase is ( a draw )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/05/2020
TR
6510
points

Could you give me the expiry date, please?
* Sure , it's 11/2025
* Place : Buying something over the phone

The cafe is just across the road. Whereabouts shall I drop you?
* I want to go to Football Hotel please 3 streets behind this cafe
* Place : In a taxi

Contactless OK?
Yes sure , here's my card
* Place : in a restaurant

That'll be £11.60.
Alright. Here is £12 pounds. Keep the change
* Place : in a cafe

Can you tell me which stand you'd like to sit in?
* I'd like to sit in Sir Alex Ferguson stand
* Place : in the ticket office


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mobeckham
23/05/2020 13:39
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Could you give me the expiry date, please?
* Sure , it's 11/2025
* Place : Buying something over the phone

The cafe is just across the road. Whereabouts shall I drop you?
* I want to go to Football Hotel please 3 streets behind this cafe
* Place : In a taxi

Contactless OK?
Yes sure , here's my card
* Place : in a restaurant

That'll be £11.60.
Alright. Here is £12 pounds. Keep the change
* Place : in a cafe

Can you tell me which stand you'd like to sit in?
* I'd like to sit in Sir Alex Ferguson stand
* Place : in the ticket office

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I sometimes eat in restaurants alone or with friends and family
I don't leave a tip because it's not common in my city


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/05/2020 13:32
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I sometimes eat in restaurants alone or with friends and family
I don't leave a tip because it's not common in my city

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/05/2020
TR
6510
points

We often pay by credit or debit card in Turkey over the telephone and everywhere. We often buy match tickets online as well

I don't often take taxis unless I am in a hurry or I'm late for a meeting because transportation services are very good in the city here
Yeah , Taxis are quite expensive here


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/05/2020 13:30
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

We often pay by credit or debit card in Turkey over the telephone and everywhere. We often buy match tickets online as well

I don't often take taxis unless I am in a hurry or I'm late for a meeting because transportation services are very good in the city here
Yeah , Taxis are quite expensive here

ayashady's picture
ayashady
27/01/2018
EG
197
points

not yet /not common in my country
yes i do , they are little expensive
yes i'm always get the bus and paying in cash
many times i eat in restaurants and always leaves tips


ayashady's picture
ayashady
27/01/2018 21:28
Egypt
Arsenal
197

not yet /not common in my country
yes i do , they are little expensive
yes i'm always get the bus and paying in cash
many times i eat in restaurants and always leaves tips

sabanoleg
13/12/2017
UA
2337
points

I think football phrase is"a ****"


sabanoleg
13/12/2017 08:59
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

I think football phrase is"a ****"

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kwesimanifest
12/12/2017
GH
4768
points

I seldomly board taxis and yes they are quite expensive.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/12/2017 16:38
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I seldomly board taxis and yes they are quite expensive.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/12/2017
GH
4768
points

In Ghana, most public transport payment is done by cash, however, over the past two years there has been the introduction of cards for payment on buses.
It's a great deal of convenience paying with a card. No human interface.


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kwesimanifest
12/12/2017 16:36
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

In Ghana, most public transport payment is done by cash, however, over the past two years there has been the introduction of cards for payment on buses.
It's a great deal of convenience paying with a card. No human interface.

sabanoleg
11/12/2017
UA
2337
points

I'm sure football phrase is"a ****"


sabanoleg
11/12/2017 18:04
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

I'm sure football phrase is"a ****"

milos
11/12/2017
RS
2663
points

Football phrase is ****


milos
11/12/2017 07:04
Serbia
Manchester United
2663

Football phrase is ****

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CaroleAnnMarie1
10/12/2017
IT
317
points

Perhaps it was my system but the answers were not visible after we completed the quiz


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CaroleAnnMarie1
10/12/2017 19:02
Italy
Everton
317

Perhaps it was my system but the answers were not visible after we completed the quiz

admin's picture
admin
10/12/2017
GB
560
points

Hi CaroleAnnMarie

Thanks for letting us know. I'm not sure why they aren't displaying for you, but I'll look into it.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team


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admin
10/12/2017 22:21
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi CaroleAnnMarie

Thanks for letting us know. I'm not sure why they aren't displaying for you, but I'll look into it.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team

Buchiy
10/12/2017
JP
2564
points

It's first time for me to answer football phrase.
Football phrase is ****.


Buchiy
10/12/2017 00:56
Japan
Arsenal
2564

It's first time for me to answer football phrase.
Football phrase is ****.

admin's picture
admin
10/12/2017
GB
560
points

Hi Buchiy

Welcome to the site! Well done on the football phrase.

Jack - The Premier Skills English team


admin's picture
admin
10/12/2017 22:20
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Buchiy

Welcome to the site! Well done on the football phrase.

Jack - The Premier Skills English team

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elghoul
09/12/2017
DZ
3988
points

In my country I can pay by visa card using the web for hard currency payments or gas and power bills. We can buy tickets by phone.

Taxis are not too expensive in Algiers but they are not very affordable.

In the buses we pay in cash.

In restaurants we used to leave tips years ago but not often nowadays.

football phrase, ****.

Dialogues :

1. Yes it is on the visa card back.

2. To Convent Garden.

3. Yes I can swipe it.

4. I have the money Mr Taxidriver.

5. Just near the manager bench.

 

 


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elghoul
09/12/2017 13:09
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

In my country I can pay by visa card using the web for hard currency payments or gas and power bills. We can buy tickets by phone.

Taxis are not too expensive in Algiers but they are not very affordable.

In the buses we pay in cash.

In restaurants we used to leave tips years ago but not often nowadays.

football phrase, ****.

Dialogues :

1. Yes it is on the visa card back.

2. To Convent Garden.

3. Yes I can swipe it.

4. I have the money Mr Taxidriver.

5. Just near the manager bench.

 

 

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/12/2017
SD
2903
points

This week's football phrase is a "****". I hope Liverpool to be "*****" against a much easier team as the CL's last-16 "****" will be revealed this Monday.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/12/2017 08:45
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

This week's football phrase is a "****". I hope Liverpool to be "*****" against a much easier team as the CL's last-16 "****" will be revealed this Monday.

kakarotho
08/12/2017
US
24
points

I think that the football word is ****


kakarotho
08/12/2017 22:14
United States
Arsenal
24

I think that the football word is ****

lakerwang
08/12/2017
CN
337
points

I often pay for things by mobile payment. It's common to buy match tickets by online payment in China.
I don't often take taxis. The prices in different cities are varied.In Beijing, you pay about £1.46 within 3 kilometers,and add about £0.26 every extra kilometer.
I like cycling in my city and get the bus occasionally.I use the card in my city and pay in cash in other city.
I seldom eat in restaurants.There isn't the custom of leaving a tip in China, maybe except a couple of big cities like Shanghai and Hongkong.
This week's football phrase is '****'


lakerwang
08/12/2017 15:57
China
Chelsea
337

I often pay for things by mobile payment. It's common to buy match tickets by online payment in China.
I don't often take taxis. The prices in different cities are varied.In Beijing, you pay about £1.46 within 3 kilometers,and add about £0.26 every extra kilometer.
I like cycling in my city and get the bus occasionally.I use the card in my city and pay in cash in other city.
I seldom eat in restaurants.There isn't the custom of leaving a tip in China, maybe except a couple of big cities like Shanghai and Hongkong.
This week's football phrase is '****'

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/12/2017
GH
4768
points

This week's phrase is * ****


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/12/2017 13:58
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

This week's phrase is * ****

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
08/12/2017
UA
4408
points

Correct me
It seems that paying for things by credit card over the telephone is not safe nowadays. I would never tell the security CVV code of my card by phone. In Ukraine a common ways of buying tickets are by Internet (which includes on-line payments by credit card) or by cash in ticket offices. I recommend to check the safety of Internet web-page (It should be https:// ) before making an on-line payment.

In Ukraine taxis are not so much expensive as in Western Europe. We have Uber and classic taxi services.

I like to pay by my contactless card in public transport and in supermarkets. It is easy, quickly and safely. In Kyiv, you could pay by contactless bank card (which I usually do) in some public transport systems like Metro, Light Rail and Funicular. But in others like buses, trolleybuses, trams and Urban Electric Train you still have to buy paper tickets by cash, I hope this would change soon.

I do not eat in restaurants very often (I prefer to cook at home), but when I do, I always leave a tip. 10-15% tip is ok in Ukraine.


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Liubomyr
08/12/2017 12:53
Ukraine
Watford
4408

Correct me
It seems that paying for things by credit card over the telephone is not safe nowadays. I would never tell the security CVV code of my card by phone. In Ukraine a common ways of buying tickets are by Internet (which includes on-line payments by credit card) or by cash in ticket offices. I recommend to check the safety of Internet web-page (It should be https:// ) before making an on-line payment.

In Ukraine taxis are not so much expensive as in Western Europe. We have Uber and classic taxi services.

I like to pay by my contactless card in public transport and in supermarkets. It is easy, quickly and safely. In Kyiv, you could pay by contactless bank card (which I usually do) in some public transport systems like Metro, Light Rail and Funicular. But in others like buses, trolleybuses, trams and Urban Electric Train you still have to buy paper tickets by cash, I hope this would change soon.

I do not eat in restaurants very often (I prefer to cook at home), but when I do, I always leave a tip. 10-15% tip is ok in Ukraine.

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
08/12/2017
UA
4408
points

I think that the football word is * ****’


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
08/12/2017 12:29
Ukraine
Watford
4408

I think that the football word is * ****’

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Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Practice: Listening

Speaking Skills: Paying for things

Language: Phrases about money