Money and tipping

Hello everyone! The high school entrance test is finished, and the end of the school year is coming. This week students wrote about money, and here are a couple of their ideas from classes M3C and M3D.

First, which expressions are ok, and which are wrong?

  1. Few money
  2. Much money
  3. A lot of money
  4. Many monies
  5. A little money
  6. A large amount of money

Let’s see!

If you chose 3, 5, and 6, good job! I was impressed how many students save their money. I was the opposite when I was younger, I spent everything I got.

Another student wrote about tipping, and how it might be difficult for her in another country.

In Canada, tipping extra money is a way to say thank you for service. Generally I tip 15% of the bill at a restaurant, more for excellent service and less for bad service. I also tip taxi drivers so that they do not have to make change. So, if I ride is $17.50, then I would give a $20 bill and say “keep the change”.

Another place to tip is a hotel. People that carry your bags or make the beds get a small tip. So does the bartender at a bar. Lastly, if someone delivers food to your door, give them a tip. They are working hard and paid little, so a tip will help them take care fo their car.

A tip jar at a coffee shop.

You don’t need to tip at a coffee shop, a restaurant where you carry your own food, or at a gas station where someone fills your car with gas. Sometimes these places have a “tip jar” which you can drop money into, but it is not necessary.

You also don’t have to tip your English teachers, but saying a big “GOOD MORNING” when you come to school, or “SEE YOU TOMORROW” when you are going home is a nice tip!