Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn band 9 financial (money) vocabulary for IELTS.

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Thank you to subscriber Marsi Potter (who wanted us to know that he’s a guy, and his full name is Marciano), who asked if it was wrong to say ‘bucks’ instead of money or dollars on IELTS.

Actually, that’s a great word for Speaking Parts 1 and 2, or in an informal Task 1 letter, because it’s native slang.

However, in Writing Task 2 and Speaking Part 3, you need to sound more formal.

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Instead, use formal words like funds, funding, wages, financial resources, or legal tender.

More informal phrases which are great in Speaking Parts 1 and 2, and informal letters, would be cold hard cash and wads of money.

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