This lesson plan for teachers of teen and adult students looks at collocations with money. Students will read a text and deduce meaning.


The lesson aims to raise students' awareness of verbs which collocate with ‘money' and give them practice of using them. and promote learner autonomy by encouraging the deduction of meaning of unknown lexis from context.






60 minutes


  • to raise students' awareness of verbs which collocate with ‘money'.


All the materials can be downloaded below

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 Written by Janet Shackleton, British Council Malaysia

This lesson was first published in June 2008



thank you for all these tips!they are extremely useful for me!

I've just used a substantial part of your lesson plan with some personal ideas and it was fantastic! I added a warmer by telling students I had won the lottery but the problem was the bank gave everything in foreign currencies (I used their own countries notes). I told them I had no idea how much those were worth inn Pounds. They were really happy to see something familiar to tll thought and sequenced and it has inspired me a lot for future lessons. My students benefitted a lot

I have used it in my class. It was very interesting lesson followed by varioous activities. My students especially liked the matching  and discussion activity. They also learned new verbs that collacate with "money". As we are always using money in our daily life I think this very useful lesson.

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