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Best way to carry money on a travel

English Speaking Topic

What’s the best way for travellers to carry money in your country?

In this lesson, you will learn to use Present Perfect and Past Tense.

Alex is going to Canada, and wants to know the best way to take money. Listen. What advice does Mark give her?

AlexMark, have you ever been to Canada?
MarkYeah, a few times. I went on a work trip to Toronto last year. Why?
AlexWell, I need your advice. I’m spending three weeks on holiday there next month, and I’m not sure about the best way to take money.
MarkI’ve always taken credit cards – you can use them everywhere, and you don’t need to carry cash around.
AlexHave you ever lost them?
MarkOnly once. I left my wallet on a table in a restaurant, and luckily the manager phoned my hotel.
AlexAnd what about traveller’s cheques?
MarkI haven’t used them for years. They’re OK, and most hotels will change them, but you pay commission when you buy them, it’s about 3% …
AlexTrue. Yeah, it sounds as if credit cards would be best.
MarkDefinitely. And maybe some cash, a few hundred dollars, for taxis and things …
AlexOK, well, thanks for the advice.
MarkThat’s OK – have a good trip.


Exercise – Present Perfect and Past Simple

Choose the correct form of the verb to fill in the blank.

[rapid_quiz question=”I __________ to the theatre twice this week.” answer=”‘ve been” options=”‘ve been|went” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Mike and Jenny __________ for dinner last weekend.” answer=”came” options=”have come|came” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=” __________ the movie ‘Gone with the Wind‘?” answer=”Have you ever seen” options=”Have you ever seen|Did you ever see” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How often __________ a real Italian pizza?” answer=”did you have” options=”have you had|did you have” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”I __________ enough money to go on holiday to France last year.” answer=”saved” options=”have saved|saved” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”A: Did you have a good time? B: Yes, __________  ” answer=”I did” options=”I have|I did” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Manchester United __________ the championship last nigh.” answer=”won” options=”have won|won” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”We __________ Mexico before.” answer=”have never visited” options=”have never visited|never visited” notes=””]


2. Write down one thing you’ve never done before and you want to do it one day.

For example: I’ve never been to hang-gliding.

Write it in the comment below.

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