Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Play Money

Play Money

Date: Nov 29 2004


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

At this time of year, everyone’s pinching pennies, trying to save up for some good Christmas gift for family and friends. This week, Steph is thinking about an alternative to real money. She asks Derek what he thinks of trying to use fake money from the game Monopoly[/def].


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.




Steph:  What do you think that they would do at a store if you brought Monopoly money and tried to buy some milk?

Derek:  They’d probably tell you they can’t accept it.

Steph:  Ah, that’s too bad. I was thinking about doing that. I’m totally broke.

Derek:  Yeah. Well, there’s a lot of cash in a Monopoly game. Maybe you could just hand it to ‘em real quick and run out with the milk.

Steph:  Hmm. That’s a good idea. Well, I mean, it depends on the store you go into, I guess. Do you think that there’s any place that would take fake money?

Derek:  Ya know, I have no idea. Why don’t you give it a try and find one?

Steph:  Ok. I’ll go check it out. I’ll let you know. I’ll report to you later, ok?

Derek:  Cool. Thanks.



Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!


Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

The iTEP® test

  • Schedule an iTEP® test and take the official English Practice Test.

    Take Now >


This is a pretty silly conversation. It’s one of those ‘what if’ questions. A ‘what if’ question is when you ask someone something that is pretty impossible.
I like to ask ‘what if’ questions at parties. It’s kind of like small talk. You get to be creative in your answers and sometimes it sparks a good conversation.
Try it out the next time you are at a party. It’s so much fun!


Likes (2):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast