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In this lesson, we will learn phrases you may use when talking about money.
Michael: Do you have change for a dollar?
Stu: Consider yourself lucky, old chap. I do. Why do you need it?
Michael: I need some change for the bus. They never have change and I always have to waste my time asking other passengers.
Stu: All right. How do you want it?
Michael: A couple of quarters and five dimes would be great.
Stu: Here is it. I hope that’s enough.
Michael: Yes. I’m sure it is. Thank you so much.
Stella: Oh! Great! Just what I needed!!
Bercy: What happened, Stella?
Stella: I lost another dollar in the vending machine. This stupid machine is always out of order.
Bercy: Oh. I’m not at all surprised. It’s happened to me too, a number of times.
Stella: This machine eats money like a hungry teenager eats hamburgers. We should make a complaint to the management.
Bercy: You are right. I think for now we should put a sign on it so that the same thing doesn't happen to others.
Bercy: Great! I forgot my wallet at home.
Stu: It’s okay. I’ll treat today.
Bercy: No. Let me check in my bag. I think I have some money in there.
Stu: It’s all right, Bercy.
Bercy: Here it is. I’ve only got 10 dollars. I’ll have to owe you the rest.
Stu: Don’t be silly. You might need this money to get home. I’m sure this is all you’ve got for now. Let me get this check. You can treat next time.
Bercy: I feel so bad. I don’t know how I forgot to bring my wallet.
Stu: That's absolutely fine. It happens.
Stella: Hey! Long time, no see! Let’s eat out tonight!
Michael: Did you get promotion or something?
Stella: No, I just want to have a good time. You don’t need a promotion or a special occasion to have a nice, quiet dinner with a friend.
Michael: Well, I can't take you out tonight. I’m kind of broke and cannot afford any fancy dinners, at least for another week.
Stella: Really? Why didn't you say something?
Michael: Why should I? I’m only telling you now to explain why I can’t go out with you.
Stella: Well, come on! I still want to go out for dinner tonight, and it’s on me.
Michael: Really? I hope you feel like having a good time everyday!