England’s plastic money – level 2
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 it on 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).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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