Theme: Young people’s spending habits in the UK, teenagers working.
Lexical area: Money, earnings, saving, consumer goods, quantity and numbers.
Cross curricular links: Citizenship, economics, social science.

This lesson focuses on the topic of pocket money and pester power. In it, students will extend their vocabulary related to money and spending, practise speaking skills as they discuss their spending habits, read a text about pocket money in the UK and then devise a class survey in order to compare the situation in their own country. Finally students will take part in a discussion about the pros and cons of teenagers working.

• To learn and practise vocabulary related to money and spending
• To practise speaking skills
• To practise reading skills
• To practise question formation

Age group: 12- adult

Level: B1 / B2

Time: 60 – 90 minutes

Materials: Pocket Money and Pester Power student worksheet and lesson plan

By: Clare Lavery


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This activity is really interesting to play with the students and promote full interaction and engaging too. I really admire the author who created this wonderful lesson plan as well as for the student's worksheet. I really like it! Thank you so much.

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