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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Shopping Vocabulary: Using Money

On this page you will learn some vocabulary to talk about money when going shopping. There is also a Preliminary English Test Writing Part 3 task to help you practise any new shopping vocabulary you learn.


Complete the sentences by choosing the correct word.

A) Could I borrow your pen to sign this please?
I don't like using my credit to shop online.
C) This shirt is too small. I think I'll take it back and get a .
D) You will have to leave a if you want us to order the goods.
E) You haven't given me the correct . I gave you £1 and you've only given me 10p back.
F) Do you have any ? I haven't brought any money out with me.
G) How much did you for those trousers?
H) I'd never buy a new car as they so much.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) cheque, B) card, C) refund, D) deposit, E) change, F) cash, G) pay, H) cost.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Complete the text below by adding one of these words in each gap.

A) I don't usually carry . I prefer to use my credit B) .
C) I £30 for this shirt and then heard it was cheaper in another shop. So I took it back and asked for a D) .
E) The haircut more than I was expecting so I had to write the hairdresser a F) .
G) I need to get some for the parking meter, I've only got notes.
H) The house was $90,000 and we had to leave a $5,000 .

Well done!The correct answers are: A) cash B) card C) paid D) refund E) cost F) cheque G) change H) depositYour answer has been saved.Check your answer





Do you use a credit card or do you prefer to pay with cash?
When was the last time you asked for a refund for something?
Do you carry much change around with you?
What does your local cafe charge for a coffee?
How often do you write cheques?
Have you left a deposit for anything recently?


Writing Practice: Part 3

This is part of a letter you receive from an English friend.

So, we're doing this project at school on shopping customs. What is it like in your country? Do young people pay by credit card or is cash more common? Do shops give you a refund if you don't like something?

Now you are writing a letter to this friend.

Write your letter in about 100 words.