The future of money

images

Coins and paper money will soon be replaced by credit and bank cards. Eventually we will have a cashless society which will be safer and more convenient for everyone.

Do you agree or disagree?

(Source: ‘Insight Into IELTS’, by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell)

Here are some articles and listening programmes that may help you in formulating some ideas about the topic presented above.

Articles to read:

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/15/zapp-app-millions-shoppers-pay-smartphone

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/it-makes-wonga-look-like-santa-claus-mp-attacks-lack-of-free-atms-available-to-people-in-poorest-areas-9032986.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/tackle-debt-or-youll-pay-all-year-for-christmas-9039073.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/banking/10561301/Victims-of-CPP-insurance-mis-selling-approve-compensation.html

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jan/09/legal-battle-laptop-uk-supreme-court

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25427663

http://business.time.com/2014/01/08/so-you-shopped-at-target-after-black-friday-now-what/

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/get-a-piece-of-the-bitcoin-action-how-easy-is-it-to-lay-your-hands-on-the-virtual-currency-9035507.html

http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/gaming/bitcoin-price-passes-1000-as-zynga-to-accept-currency-29893299.html

Radio:

Money Box: Every Saturday morning at 12.00 GMT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qjnv

BBC 6 minute English:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2013/02/130207_6min_penny_pinching.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2011/12/111207_6min_english_online_shopping_page.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2010/02/100211_6min_creditcard_page.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2009/07/090709_6min_currency.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1615_6min_extra/page11.shtml

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s