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1. on control
2. contelling
3.budget
4.paycheck
5.handle
6.cashout
7.spend
8.eyeopener
9. cutting

Hi simon, this is the answer in second time
1. on control
2.contelling
3.budget
4.paycheque
5.handle
6.cashout
7. spend
8.eyeopener
9. cutting

1.uncontrolled
2.contain
3.budget
4.pay check
5.handle
6.cash
7.spent
8.eyeopener
9.cutting

*pay cheque

Uncontrolled
Tell ( I know it's wrong)
budget
pay cheque
handle
cash
spent
eye-opener
cutting

1. uncontrolled.
2. curtail
3. -
4. pay cheque
5.-
6.-
7. spent
8.-
9.cutting

Hi simon,
I heard this one before in your website, but still have a wrong answer.
So, I guess maybe I should review the old practises again, and more careful.

1.uncontrolled
2.curtail
3.budget
4.paycheck
5.handle
6.pocket(but the correct answer is 'cash')
7.spent
8.eye-opener
9.cutting

uncontrolled
contell
budget
pay check
handle
pocket
spent
eye-opener
cutting

1.uncontrolled
2.curtail
3.budget
4.pay-check
5.handle
6.spent
7.pocket-cash
8.eye-opener
9.cutting

1.uncontrol
2.control
3.budget
4.pay-cheque
5.envelope
6.pocket
7.spend
8.eye-opener
9.cutting

1. uncontrolled
2. curtail
3. budget
4. paycheck
5. handle
6. postcard
7. spent
8. eyeopener
9. cutting

4. pay cheque or pay check: the same meaning
pay cheque (BrE)
pay check (AmE)
Is it ok if I choose one of these?

1.uncontrolled
2.?
3.budget
4.pay check
5.handle
6.book
7.spend
8.eye-opener
9.cutting

uncontrolled
curtailed
budget
pay check
handle
pocket cash
spent
eye-opener
cutting

My answers are:
1. On control
2. ?
3. budget
4. pay cheque
5. handout
6. pull out cash
7. eye opener
8. cutting

sorry ...
7. spend
8. eye opener
9. cutting

1. uncontrolled
2. con tail
3. budget
4. pay-cheque
5. handle
6. put cash
7. spend
8. eye opener
little category

1- uncontrolled
2- curtail
3- budget
4- pay-cheque
5-handle
6-pocket
7- spend
8- eyeopener
9- cutting

1- uncontrolled
2- curtail
3- budget
4- pay check
5- handoff
6- pocash
7- spend
8- eye-opener
9- cutting

1. uncontrolled
2. curtail
3. budget
4. paycheck
5.____
6__cash
7.spend
8.eye-opener
9. cutting

1.uncontrolled
2.curtail
3.budget
4.paycheck
5.handle
6.pocket-cash
7.spend
8.eye-opener
9.cutting

1 on control
2 curtail
3 budget
4 paycheck
5 handle
6 cash
7 spend
8 eyeopener
9 cutting

uncontrolled
curtail
budget
paycheque
handle
pocket-cash
spend
eye-opener
cutting

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. uncontrolled

2. CURTAIL (=reduce)

3. budget

4. paycheck
 / paycheque / pay check / pay cheque
5. handle

6. cash

7. spent

8. eye-opener

9. cutting

This was difficult, so don't worry if you missed a few of the answers.

Keep up the hard work!

Simon, could you give here a full transcript of that record, please. Would be useful to check some other places.

Thanks.

uncontrol
cortail
budget
paycheck
handle
procoge
spend
-
cutting

it takes me several times listening but I can't figure out the word "cash" as your final answer. can you give us a tapescript?

I have just tried to write down the full transcript. Cant guarantee that I get 100% as precise as the speaker said but I think its close enough.

How to save money and stop spending
First of all we really need to get a little real here. You’re never gonna be able to stop spending so I think what it means is to stop uncontrolled spending or curtail it. If you’re looking at how to save money and how to control your spending, what you really need to do is to make sure if you don’t already have one, set up a budget. Now before you panic this isn’t that complicated and you don’t need a modern computer with tons of softwares. All you simply need to do is to take a look at how much money you‘re bringing home from your pay check and over a period of either 30 days or 60 days, try to write down on a simple piece of paper everything you spend. You can put them in an envelope. You can put them in folders or files. You can even simply put your receipts in these little white things called envelopes. The whole idea is to get a handle on how much money you’re bringing in and where it is going. Do you know most people haven’t got a clue? They just walk through the day they spend $5 here and $10 here and they’re saying “I’m not spending much”. Try this experiment for 30 days. Carry a notebook, little tiny notebook. And every time you spend anything whether you use your plastic or you pull cash out of your pocket, record what you bought, where you bought it and how much you spent. At the end of the month, it’s a real eye opener. Now you can sit down and say “ok this is how much I’m making, these are what I have to pay: my rent or mortgage, my electric my water for most of us our cable but the thing you have to and then you have that other little category where you can see a whole lot of cutting you can do

Thank you, Li!

HI Simon,
I just want to know about spelling mistake while answering. As I have written uncontroll and spend, instead of uncontrolled and spent. I will definitely try to work hard on this, but will it affect my score?

@codetyper: no problem. I had some practice myself by doing the transcript. Hope it helps.

@pankaj: yes it will. You wont get a point for the misspelled answer. I know this as I took an Ielts test on 12 January and it was one of the instructions during the test that the spelling mattered.

Control
Budget
Pay check
Handle on
Cash out
Spent
Opener
Cutting

1. Uncontrolled
2. Curtail
3. Budget
4. Pay check
5. Handle
6. Cash out
7. Spent
8. Eye-opener
9. Cutting

1. Uncontrolled.
2. -
3. Budget.
4. Paychek.
5. Handle.
6. Cash.
7. Spent.
8. Eye-opener.
9. Cutting.

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