Dima and Rebecca are focusing on words and phrases people use when talking about business and money as they hear about one small town's rather unusual attempt to protect itself from the global financial crisis. Maleny in Queensland, Australia, is about to introduce its own currency!
This week's question:
Like any proper currency, the Baroon Dollar will have a number of security features. What are they for?
a) to make the new banknotes look prettier
b) to make the Baroon Dollar a freely convertible international currency, or
c) to stop counterfeiting?
Listen out for the answer in the programme!
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Aussie town gets own money
Vocabulary from the programme
the money used in a particular country at a particular time
- an economic stimulus package
a number of measures to help revive the economy
- to counterfeit
to make forged, illegal banknotes that look like real ones
- to build into
to design and make something in such a way that a certain feature is included
- to address
to deal with, to act in response to something bad or urgent
- to give an extra boost
to provide more support, to stimulate new activity
land just beyond the coastal areas