News Exercise #213


1. Black Friday is famous as America’s biggest day of consumer buying, but what do they call the following day, and also the Monday after?
2. How much money was spent online on Black Friday this year?
3. What did the customers say?
i) at 0:54
ii) at 0:57
iii) at 0:50
iv) at 1:04

Answers:
1. Black Friday is famous as America’s biggest day of consumer buying, but what do they call the following day, and also the Monday after?
They are “Small Business Saturday” and “cyber Monday”.
2. How much money was spent online on Black Friday this year?
$3,000,000,000 (three billion, equal to 334,578,000,000 yen)
3. What did the customers say?
i) at 0:54 – “I’ve been burning up calories for the last three hours.”
ii) at 0:57 – “There’s a lot of fifty percent off.”
iii) at 0:50 – “We’re not done” (which means “We’re not finished shopping yet.”
iv) at 1:04 – “I’ve saved three hundred. That’s a pretty good deal.”

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