Canadian Money

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Canadian Money

Susan and Peter are newcomers to Canada. They take the bus to English school everyday. Last week, the teacher taught them about Canadian Money. They learned that one cent is called a penny, five cents is a nickel, ten cents is a dime, twenty five cents is a quarter, one dollar is a loonie, two dollars is a toonie, and 5 dollars is a 5-dollar bill.

Yesterday, Susan and Peter went downtown to buy some clothes. The bus fare from their home was $1.50. Susan paid the driver five quarters, two 10-cent coins and one nickel. Peter paid one loonie and two 25-cent coins. When they reached downtown, they got off the bus and Peter went to a corner store to buy a Spanish newspaper and a chocolate bar. The storeclerk asked for $2.75. Peter reached into his pocket for loonies and toonies but found no coins. He then looked in his wallet and saw a $20 dollar bill. He handed the money to the storeclerk and waited for the change. The clerk was not very happy with Peter. Can you blame him? He had to give Peter $17.25 in change -- one $10-dollar bill, one $5-dollar bill, one toonie, two dimes and five pennies. Peter felt bad leaving the storeclerk with little change in his till (cash register).

Outside the store, susan saw a panhandler begging for money. She always gives money to the poor. She opened her purse, grabbed a two dollar coin and dropped the toonie in the hat. When Peter came out of the store, they continued walking down the street to the mall.