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CONVERSATION TOPIC WEEK 6


This week's conversation topic is Black Friday. Here are some articles, videos and podcasts to check out in your free time.

PODCAST: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00546q2

VIDEO: https://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-it-called-black-friday-2017-11?IR=T

ARTICLES: http://mentalfloss.com/article/31581/brief-history-black-friday

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/27/a-welcome-antidote-to-black-fridays-greed

Here's some essential Black Friday vocabulary to get you started:


Bargain: Something on sale at a lower price than its true value. (noun)


Buyer's remorse: A feeling of regret after making a choice or decision. (noun)


Consumerism: The situation in which too much attention is given to buying and owning things. (noun)


Good value for money: Worth the money spent on it. (adjective)


A rip-off: Something that is not worth what you pay for it. (noun)


Slash prices: To heavily discount the price of goods. (verb)


Stingy: : Unwilling to spend money. (adjective)


VAT: Value added tax (= a type of tax in European countries that is paid by the person who buys goods and services) (noun)



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