I [blank_start]went[blank_end] to Bangkok last August with my girlfriend. We [blank_start]flew[blank_end] to Bangkok on Singapore Airlines. We [blank_start]stayed[blank_end] for a week in a small hotel near the Grand Palace. The hotel [blank_start]was[blank_end] nice and not very expensive. During the day we [blank_start]walked[blank_end] around the city. We [blank_start]saw[blank_end] all the famous places like the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. We [blank_start]took[blank_end] a lot of photos. At night we went to restaurants and [blank_start]had[blank_end] fantastic curry and green tea. On the weekend, we [blank_start]shopped[blank_end] at Chatuchak market. We [blank_start]bought[blank_end] some pottery and my girlfriend bought a very expensive silk scarf. We had a great time. Bangkok is full of history and has a special atmosphere, and Thai food is wonderful. We only had two problems: it was ver hot, and it [blank_start]rained[blank_end] a lot.
Money is what you use to buy [blank_start]things[blank_end]. You may [blank_start]earn[blank_end] money from completing household chores, getting good grades, for your allowance, or for losing a tooth! Money is very [blank_start]important[blank_end] in our world and comes in many different [blank_start]forms[blank_end].
People have been using money for hundreds of [blank_start]years[blank_end]. Before money gave specific values for things, people simply traded items. In the [blank_start]United[blank_end] States, we use the [blank_start]dollar[blank_end] as our currency or money, but people in different parts of the [blank_start]world[blank_end] use different currencies, though some countries also use or accept our dollars.
People earn money from the [blank_start]jobs[blank_end] they work and use that money to [blank_start]save[blank_end] for the future or pay for their houses, cars, good, taxes, medical needs, and household items, among other things.” Even things such as turning the lights on, using the air conditioning or heat, and connecting to the internet cost [blank_start]money[blank_end].