England’s plastic money – level 2

England’s plastic money – level 2

07-06-2016 15:00

England follows countries such as Canada and Australia in the plastic revolution of money. The Bank of England unveiled its first plastic banknote – a five-pound note with the face of Sir Winston Churchill.

The bank printed  iton a thin plastic film which is stronger, cleaner and safer than paper. The new plastic five-pound note will go into circulation in September. The bank will print 440 million notes.

The fiver is just the beginning. A ten-pound note will follow it with Jane Austen in 2017. A plastic twenty-pound note with J. M. W. Turner will come out in 2020. Austen was an English writer and Turner was a painter.

Difficult words: revolution (a quick and large change), unveil (to show people for the first time), film (a thin flexible piece of plastic).

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