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Текст Money and Its Functions

Упр. 161. Выучите следующие термины:

1) medium of exchange – средство обмена;

2) means of payment – средство оплаты;

3) value –ценность, стоимость;

4) unit of account – единица счета;

5) deferred payment –отсроченный платеж;

6) to buy –покупать;

7) to sell–продавать;

8) to quote –назначать цену;

9) account –счет ( в банке);

10) purchase –покупка;

11) to borrow –занимать, одалживать;

12) currency –валюта.

Упр. 162. Прочитайте и переведите текст.

Money has four functions: a medium of exchange or means of payment, a store of value, a unit of account and a standard of deferred payment.

Money as a medium of exchange is used in one half of almost all exchange. Workers exchange labour, people buy or sell goods in exchange for money as well. Serving as a medium of exchange is the essential function of money.

The unit of account is the unit in which prices are quoted and accounts are kept. In the USA, for instance, prices are quoted in US dollars, in Japan in yens.

Money is a store of value, for it can be used to make purchases in future. For money to be accepted in exchange, it has to be a store of value. Unless suitable for buying goods with tomorrow, money will not be accepted as payment for the goods supplied today. But money is neither the only nor necessarily the best store of value. Houses, stamp collections, and interest-bearing bank accounts serve as store of value.

Finally, money serves as a standard of deferred payment or a unit of account over time. When money is borrowed, the amount to be repaid next year is measured in units of national currency, pounds of sterling for the United Kingdom, for example.

Упр. 163. Дайте английские эквиваленты следующих слов и словосочетаний.

Средство обмена, средство платежа, единица счета, отсроченный платеж, продавать товары в обмен на деньги, назначать цену, делать покупки, принимать в обмен, занимать деньги, выплачивать, валюта.

Упр. 164. Найдите в тексте окончание следующих предложений.

1. Money has four functions…………………………………………………….. .

2. Workers exchange labour for…………………………………………………. .

3. The unit of account is…………………………………………………………... .

4. For money to be accepted in exchange, it has to be…………………………… .

5. When money is borrowed, the amount to be repaid next year is………………. .

Упр.165. Определите, соответствуют или не соответствуют тексту следующие предложения. Исправьте неверные предложения.

1. Money has five functions.

2. Money is used in exchange for goods and services.

3. Money serves as a unit in which borrowings are made.

4. Money provides a store of material values.

5. The unit of account is the unit for buying goods.

6. Money is the best store of value.

7. When money is borrowed, the amount to be repaid next year is measured in pounds of sterling.

Упр. 166. Ответьте на вопросы.

1. How many functions does money have? 2. What is the first function of money? 3. What is a unit of account? What are the units of account in different countries? 4. What is the third function of money? 5. What is the fourth function of money?

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