Read the two opposing view points in the article.
What does the writer mean by...
- By logical extension, it would appear men are keen to "marry down"...
- We call them "trophy wives", as if to distinguish them from the real thing...
- ...calibrate your work-life balance to suit yourself, rather than your mortgage provider.
- But marry rich and you may marry a man who views you as a commodity.
- ...the shattered dreams of traded-in middle-aged wives...
- Earning my own money means I don't have to justify my shoe habit...
- I wouldn't be delighted if my daughter ended up with a dropout.
Look at the metaphors in bold in the "no" text. What is their literal meaning? What do they mean here?
- littered with
Choose the right word from each pair according to meaning, collocation or register.
Mum, can you lend me some money? I'm ___.
pennilessClick on the right answerI'm trying to get ___ from the bank to buy a car.
a mortgageClick on the right answerWe're goint to have to be a little careful this month if we don't want to end up ___.
in the red
in the blackClick on the right answerHe took part of his pension as ___ when he retired.
a lump sum
a depostiClick on the right answerOne of my cousins is absolutely ___ - she inherited a fortune from her parents.
loadedClick on the right answerWhen you're abroad, you get a better ___ if you take money out at a cash machine.
exchange rateClick on the right answerWe like living here because we have a much better ___ of living.
standardClick on the right answer