FOLLOWERS

10 April 2013

Save Money and Make Friends by Sharing – Read, listen and learn a little English!



Thanks to the social web, it’s now easy to save and make money by sharing everything you own with strangers.  Lyft allows you to cut down on travel costs by giving or getting a liftsomewhere.  At Couchsurfing, you can rent outyour spare bedroom for the night or find a place to sleep when you visit another city. Neighborgoods will let you share your stuff with neighbours, like lawnmowersdrills or even cat carriers.  Universe aims to tie all of these services together and become a global sharing community.  In most cases you can readreviews about who you share with, but trust is an important element.  If you can trust a stranger, you have a lot to gain.
         



Listen below   
  Read by Jane Sabey (English accent).

Study the words

Sharing- when two people or more make use of something     Own- possess
Strangers- people you don’t know       Cut down on- reduce
lift- a ride in someone’s car     rent out- charge money for the use of something
spare- extra, free    stuff- things     lawnmowers- machine used to cut the grass
drills- machines used to make small holes      carriers- objects used for transporting something
aims- plans, intends       tie together- unite, merge        reviews- evaluations
trust (noun)- when you believe someone is reliable         trust (verb)- to believe       gain- earn

Do the takeaway test: Save Money and Make Friends by Sharing




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