ESL Worksheets: Money Collocations
Level: Low Intermediate
Objective: practice collocations related to money
1. Brainstorm money-related words and introduce the idea of collocations:
Ask your students to make a list of 5 words related to money, such as fare, fee, budget, account, debt, etc. Write the word ‘money’ (or any other example) in the middle of the board so that you have enough space in front of it. Ask your students a few questions that will allow you to add words to the left of the word ‘money’:
What can people do with the money? (spend, waste, make, earn, win, deposit, withdraw)
What do we call false money? (fake, counterfeit)
Add the elicited words in front of the word ‘money’:
Tell the students that these words collocate, or sound ‘good’ together, and are better remembered in phrases as they are often used in each other’s company.
2. Pair work:
Hand out the worksheet. Students find the word that goes well with the words listed (1-15). Monitor and take the exercise up in the open class.
3. Group work:
Students choose another money related word and come up with ‘company’ words that can be put before or after the assigned word. Monitor and read out loud the combinations students wrote.