Do you spend money on things that other people might consider to be a waste of money?
In this podcast episode, we’ll speak about some things that we think are a waste of money so that you can widen your vocabulary and improve your listening skills.
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Things that are (possibly) a waste of money
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Are the following a good way to spend money or are you throwing money down the drain?
Funerals (coffin – the box that dead people are buried in)
Ordering wine and beer at a restaurant (mark up – the extra charge for alcohol in a restaurant, BYOB – bring your own bottle, off-licence – a place to buy alcohol, corkage – the money a restaurant charges to serve you wine that you bring yourself)
Extended warranty on expensive products
Home delivery for food (Glovo, Uber Eats, Just Eat)
Plumbers, electricians, painters, car mechanics (when you could learn to DIY it on YouTube)
Insurance (travel, theft, fire, car)
First-class travel tickets
Top-of-the-range tech products (iPhone etc.)
Sponsoring/Donating to a free podcast when you get it for nothing anyway?!…
The Making Sense Podcast by Sam Harris: https://www.samharris.org/podcasts
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English. Do you agree with us that some of these are a waste of money? What things have we not included in our list that you thinks are a waste of money? What about branded and/or expensive designer clothes (La Coste, Nike, Giorgio Armani, Polo)
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