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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|
living standards/ the standard of living
|The cost of living|
|Expensive/ costly/ dear|
To be expensive/ To cost a lot of money
|To cost a fortune|
|To be valuable|
- What does it cost?
- How much is it?
- To cost the earth
- To pay the earth for sth
|at little cost|
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
|To economise on sth|
|To save up/ to put aside|
|An economy in sth|
|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
To pay a bill/ To settle an account
|To pay the bill|
|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
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