Nov 272014

Need some extra cash? Why not rent out your spare room? Or let people park in your driveway? Many websites are bringing people together to do just that as part of what’s called ‘the sharing economy’.
Rob and Finn discuss this new trend and teach you some vocabulary about making money.



Vocabulary and definitions

driveway – (here) a parking space off the road at a house
feeling the pinch – feeling poor
holidaymakers – people on holiday
make a few pennies – make some money
on the side – extra
market-leader – the most successful company in an industry or sector
one for a rainy day – an idea to be stored for a time when it might be useful
out of pocket – with less money than before
regulations – laws
thriving – successful
source of income – a way of making money
goldmine – a rich source of money

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