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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #127638: Vocabulary: consumption
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    Vocabulary: consumption


     

    Whether we accept it or not, we are all consumers, obeying some obligations, and yielding to temptations... We have to observe some events resulting

    from the regional, national and global contexts, and react as well as we can...

     

     To consume/ a consumer  
     The consumer society                          
     consumer goods 

     living standards/ the standard of living                                                                  

     purchasing power 

     

                             

     

     The cost 
     The cost of living 
     Expensive/ costly/ dear

     To be expensive/ To cost a lot of money                                                                  

     To cost a fortune 
     Extravagant/ outrageous                      
     To be valuable 
     Priceless 

                                             

                                             

     

    - What does it cost?

    - How much is it?

    - To cost the earth

    - To pay the earth for sth

     

     Cheap 
     Inexpensive 
     at little cost 
     free 
     reasonable                                           

     Valueless/ worthless                                                                                                  

                                   

                                                  A drop in prices

     To go up/ to rise/ to increase  
     To go up in price 
     To go down/ to fall/ to drop 
     To go down in price 
     An increase/ a drop in prices                                                                                
     The explosion of prices 

    - prices are soaring/ rocketing/ spiralling

     Thrift 
     To economise on sth 
     To save up/ to put aside                                                                                      
     An economy in sth
     Economical 
     An expense/ expenses 

     

                                

     

    - To save up for something

    - To be economical with sth: avoiding waste/ thrifty/ producing savings. 

    - To cut back on food/ to cut down on food

    - To tighten one's belt

    - To spend a lot on one's car

    - The housekeeping money: the maintenance of a house or domestic establishment. 

    - To work out one's budget: making effort to manage one's money.

    - To keep the household accounts

     

     Payment 
     A bill 

     To pay a bill/ To settle an account                                                                          

     To pay the bill 
     unpaid bills 
     outstanding/ overdue          
     To owe money to sb 
     A debt/ in debt

                                     

    - To pay for the goods/ to pay $60 for the goods.

    - To be in arrears with one's rent=> debt=> eviction. 

    - It's due by the end of the month

                                  

     

    A little technical, I must admit! But not everything is essential!

    Make a pick depending on your needs! 

    Good luck!  

     



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    1. 'Paying £200 for that old piece of junk was really ! You should never have done it!'



    2. 'That sculpture belonged to my great-grandmother. I'll never sell it!'



    3. 'I couldn't afford this designer dress even if I found it beautiful and wanted to buy it! It really ! '



    4. In the long term, solar energy is very to heat our houses.



    5. Your professional will be paid directly on your bank account.



    6. The is slowing down throughout the world because of the successive crises and catastrophes.



    7. With such high prices applied to food and energy, our is really threatened...



    8. In some countries, the is so high that people hesitate to go and spend their holiday there.



    9. 'If you need money, just tell me! I wouldn't want you to food for lack of a few pounds!'



    10. 'Here's Peter! Don't forget that you some money! Pay him back now!'












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