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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Banknote  A. Person who does a crime
 2. ATM  B. Not normal
 3. Strange  C. Cash Machine
 4. Criminal  D. Power
 5. Control  E. Paper money


  1. Banknote = E. Paper money
  2. ATM = C. Cash Machine
  3. Strange = B. Not normal
  4. Criminal = A. Person who does a crime
  5. Control = D. Power

True or False?

1. Switzerland does not use cash anymore.  False

2. The new note is more than 800 francs. True

3. Many countries are using less cash. True

4.  Swiss people feel like cash is easier to use. True

5. Large banknotes make things harder for criminals. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Switzerland has made a new banknote.

2. This new note is worth 1,000 francs.

3.Cash is the most popular.

4. They feel safe with cash.

5. Large notes make it easy.

Listening and Vocabulary

Buy Popular Biggest
Large Hide Pocket
  1. Biggest
  2. Large
  3. Buy
  4. Pocket
  5. Hide
  6. Popular


Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Banknote A. Illustrate
 2. Depict B. Cash machine.
 3.  Withdraw C. Paper money.
 4. ATM D. Uses electricity.
 5. Electronic E. Take money out.


  1. Banknote = C. Paper money.
  2. Depict = A. Illustrate
  3. Withdraw = E. Take money out.
  4. ATM = B. Cash machine.
  5. Electronic = D. Uses electricity.

True or False?

1. Swiss people prefer credit cards to cash. False

2. France has a new banknote. False

3. The new banknote is worth more than $800. True

4. ATM’s in Switzerland let people withdraw large amounts. True

5. Most countries in the world are using more and more cash. False

Unscramble the sentence

1. Switzerland has introduced a new banknote.

2. Many Swiss people feel that cash is easier.

3. They feel safer with cash.

4. Large notes make it easy for them.

5. Many Swiss people prefer cash.

Listening and Vocabulary

Popular Pocket Valued
Amounts Introduced Spend
  1. Introduced
  2. Valued
  3. Pocket
  4. Spend
  5. Amounts
  6. Popular


Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Buck A. Uknown identity.
2. Depict B. To move around.
3. Circulation C. Hide money
4. Phasing D. Resist
5. Against the Grain E. Hostility
6. Anonymity F. Expert advice.
7. Animosity G. Changing
8. Launder H. Illustrate
9. Consultancy I. Opposite of tradition.


  1. Buck = D. Resist
  2. Depict = H. Illustrate
  3. Circulation = B. To move around.
  4. Phasing = G. Changing
  5. Against the Grain = I. Opposite of tradition.
  6. Anonymity = A. Uknown identity.
  7. Animosity = E. Hostility
  8. Launder = C. Hide money
  9. Consultancy = F. Expert advice.

True or False?

1. Switzerland has unveiled a new type of credit card.  False

2. The new notes make up for less than half of the value of all Swiss currency. False

3. Most nations around the world are increasing their use of cash. False

4. Cash is an important aspect of Swiss culture. True

5.  Swiss people do not worry about privacy when it comes to their money. False

6. Most banks in Switzerland do not allow people to withdraw more than 50 francs a day. False

7. The SNB is an acronym for the Swedish National Bank. False

8.  High-valued notes make it easier for criminals to move money. True

9. Most central banks in Europe have begun printing more and more high-valued notes. False

10. The CEO of Foinder said that it could be more than 20 years before the Swiss adopt electronic payments. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Switzerland has bucked current trends by unveiling a new high-valued banknote.

2. The new design is slightly smaller than other Swiss notes.

3. The new design is slightly smaller than other Swiss notes.

4. Many Swiss people feel that cash makes it easier.

5. Large notes make it easier for them to both launder and hide money.

Listening and Vocabulary

Quoted Decline Participants
Transition Security Unveiling
Environment Convenience Argument
  1. Unveiling
  2. Decline
  3. Security
  4. Environment
  5. Participants
  6. Quoted
  7. Argument
  8. Transition
  9. Convenience