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Agreeing and disagreeing

Share roles. Take parts. Make a discussion. Agree or disagree with other speakers. Give your arguments.



I was brought up never to ask anyone for money and for that reason I never lend money either. A good friend of mine recently asked me to lend him £500 just for a few weeks and when I said I wouldn’t, he got really angry and hasn’t spoken to me since.


I don’t really care too much about money, not like some people who think money is everything. That’s the problem with our society in many ways. A quote I really like and often use is: ‘There’s enough in the world for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed.’ And how true that is.


I agree with David. I don’t earn very much, so it’s usually quite a long time until I have enough money to buy bigger things like a washing machine or bicycle, but when I do have enough, I really appreciate and value what I have. I can’t understand how people can throw things away just because they’re a year old.


Money is a difficult topic to discuss because there will always be unfairness: those who have and those who don’t. I’ve been incredibly lucky because I was left a lot of money by my grandfather. I hadn’t expected to get anything as I hardly knew him, but his gift has changed my life. As I grew up with very little I certainly value what I have now.


I lost my job recently and things are hard. I didn’t use to think about money before as I always seemed to have enough, but now I count every penny. When I go to the supermarket I look for the bargains and I’ve even stopped eating meat because it’s too expensive. I hope things will get better soon as it’s really getting me down.


Well, there’s always the lottery! As they say, you have to be in it to win it and somebody has to win, so it might as well be me. If I won the jackpot, I’d buy a big house by the sea and a new car and I’d be happy. I believe that money can buy you happiness. It’s only the people who have it who say that it doesn’t. So I’m off to buy another ticket.

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