• Do you enjoy shopping? Why or why not?
  • What is the most expensive thing you have ever bought? How much did it cost? Why did you buy it? Where did you buy it? Do you still have it?
  • What is something you would like to buy when you have enough money?
  • Did you ever buy something and regret it later?
  • Do you ever shop on the Internet? What do you buy?
  • What do you enjoy shopping for most?
  • What is your favourite shop? Why?
  • Which product sold in your country do you most miss here in Australia?
  • What was the last thing you bought for someone else?


  • How much money do you have on your right now?
  • Do you think money can buy you happiness? What are the advantages of being very rich? And the disadvantages?
  • How much money do you spend each week? What do you spend it on?
  • What are you saving money for?
  • If you won a fortune on the lottery, what would you do with it?
  • How much money have you spent today? What did you spend it on?
  • Which is more important? Love or money?
  • Would you prefer to be rich or very good looking?
  • What is something that you want to buy, but don't have enough money to buy.
  • What is the most money you have ever spent?
  • You've discovered you've won $ 5 million on the lottery! What are you going to do with all that money? How much of it would you spend on investments, your family, your friends, charity and yourself?

Money Proverbs
Explain these proverbs: What do they mean? In what situations would you use them? Do you agree or disagree with them?
  • Money doesn't grow on trees.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • A fool and his money are soon parted.
  • Money can't buy you happiness.
  • Lend your money and lose a friend.
  • The best things in life are free.
  • Time is money.
  • Save your pennies for a rainy day.
  • Money talks.
  • You can't take it with you when you go.

  • What is the most shocking advertisement you have seen?
  • What is the funniest advertisement you have seen? Describe it.
  • What makes an advertisement memorable?
  • Do you buy products because of advertising?
  • Why do you usually choose one product over another?
  • Should advertisers be allowed to advertise to children?
  • Should alcohol or tobacco companies be allowed to advertise? Why? Why not?
  • What do you think of celebrity endorsements? Which celebrities advertise which products?
  • What kind of advertisements attract your attention?
  • Do you think advertising should be allowed to interrupt TV or radio programs? What are the alternatives?
  • What are some effective adverts you have seen lately? What are some ineffective adverts you have seen lately?
  • Can you remember an advertising campaign that caught your attention?
  • Can TV advertising be a force for good?
  • Do you agree with anti-consumerism organisations that say that your child will have watched 350,000 commercials by the time she graduates from high school?