More Money, Money, Money!

Here’s another money story from Class 3C. Remember to take the quiz afterwards to test your comprehension!


Stacy Situ

When I came to the U.S., I felt very confused about coins because in China we don’t use coins very often. We have two kinds of coins in my country. There are fifty jiao coins and one yuan coins. But in the U.S., we always use pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to pay for food or buy something.

When I first went to the supermarket to buy some food, I didn’t know what a penny was or what a nickel was. I felt confused. When I paid, I took out all my coins and counted.

The cashier looked angry because I was very slow. She said, “I can get change for you.” After that, when I went to the supermarket I only used bills, like ten dollars, five dollars or more. I had many, many coins in my wallet. It was very heavy, so I told my husband, and my husband applied for a credit card for me, so when I go to the supermarket now I just use my credit card.


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