England’s plastic money – level 1

07-06-2016 15:00

This news is about currency. People have coins and notes. Coins are small and metal. Notes or banknotes are bigger. They are made of paper.

Some countries have plastic banknotes, such as Canada and Australia. England wants plastic money, too. Plastic money is cleaner and safer than paper money.

England makes a five-pound note. They make 440 million copies of it. It goes into circulation in September. Sir Winston Churchill is on the note.

In 2017, there will be a ten-pound note. Jane Austen will be on it. She is a writer. In 2020, there will be a twenty-pound note. J. M. W. Turner will be on it. He is a painter.

Difficult words: currency (money), into circulation (among people), will (in the future).

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