Module 7: Money (Australian)
In this module, you will learn about Australian currency and denominations, basic transactional language, and conversation practice using money in different Australian scenarios. Understanding and using money-related vocabulary is essential for daily life, shopping, and making payments in Australia.
Australian Currency and Denominations:
The Australian currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD), represented by the “$” symbol. It consists of both banknotes and coins. The following are the denominations of Australian currency:
$5 (five dollars) – pink
$10 (ten dollars) – blue
$20 (twenty dollars) – red
$50 (fifty dollars) – yellow
$100 (one hundred dollars) – green
5 cents (five cents) – silver
10 cents (ten cents) – silver
20 cents (twenty cents) – silver
50 cents (fifty cents) – silver
$1 (one dollar) – gold
$2 (two dollars) – gold
Basic Transactional Language:
Here are some common phrases used in transactions and their meanings:
1. “How much does it cost?” – Asking for the price of an item.
2. “What’s the total?” – Asking for the sum of all items being purchased.
3. “Do you accept credit cards?” – Inquiring if the merchant accepts card payments.
4. “Here’s $10.” – Informing the merchant that you are giving them a specific amount of money.
5. “Can I have the receipt, please?” – Asking for a proof of purchase.
6. “Keep the change.” – Telling the merchant that they can keep the difference between the amount paid and the total cost.
Basic Conversation Practice using Money in Different Australian Scenarios:
Scenario 1: Grocery Store
Customer: Excuse me, how much does this loaf of bread cost?
Shopkeeper: It’s $3.50.
Customer: Alright, and how much are these apples?
Shopkeeper: They’re $2.99 per kilogram.
Customer: Great, I’ll take a kilogram of apples and the bread. What’s the total? Shopkeeper: That will be $6.49.
Customer: Here’s $10.
Shopkeeper: Thank you. Your change is $3.51. Have a great day!
Scenario 2: Clothing Store
Customer: Excuse me, do you have this shirt in a medium size?
Salesperson: Yes, we do. Here it is.
Customer: How much does it cost?
Salesperson: This shirt is $25.
Customer: Do you accept credit cards?
Salesperson: Yes, we do.
Customer: Great, I’ll take the shirt. Can I have the receipt, please?
Salesperson: Of course, here you go. Thank you for shopping with us!
Practice Exercise: To practice using money in conversation, try the following exercise:
1. Role-play a transaction in a cafe or restaurant, including ordering food, asking for the price, and paying the bill.
2. Create a dialogue between a customer and a salesperson in an electronics store, discussing the price of a product and asking about payment methods.
In this module, you have learned about Australian currency and denominations, basic transactional language, and conversation practice using money in different Australian scenarios. This knowledge is essential for daily life, shopping, and making payments in Australia.