http://www.engvid.com/ Out shopping and out of cash $$$? Learn how to pay with a debit or credit card in English! It can be intimidating to use a bank machine in a new language. Which account should you choose? What is a "PIN"? When people are waiting behind you, it is embarrassing when you don't understand something. Take a deep breath, and watch this video. Afterwards, take the quiz, and you'll be ready to check out!
Hi, there. My name is Ronnie. Welcome to the lesson on how to pay with a debit or credit card. One thing that might be a little bit difficult when you're shopping is understanding what the machine says when you want to pay with a bank card, a debit card, or a credit card. So as an example, this is a credit card. It's not, but it'll suffice. It'll do.
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The first thing that the person's going to do is they're going to give you a machine, or a machine will be at the checkout or the cash register. Oh, hi, machine. The very, very first thing that the machine will say -- it will say, "Swipe or insert". These are verbs. The first verb, "swipe" -- what you have to do is you have to take the black strip -- and "swipe" means to quickly push it through or pull it through a machine. So you're going to be, like -- you can make this noise if you want.
Now, the thing that confuses me all the time is sometimes, I have to put my card in so the black stripe is towards me. Some machines, you have to put it so that the black stripe is away from you. The people never tell you, and you -- what's happening? Other way. Thanks. So maybe you are able to swipe your card. Perfect. So you're going to -- verb -- "swipe" the card.
The other option, "insert" -- this card does not have one, but this is card a "chip". It's like a microchip. And you actually insert or put the card into the bottom of the machine. So "swipe" means to do this action. I don't know how to spell [swipe sound] -- but "insert" means to stick it in, to put in. So you're actually going to put it in the machine, or put your card in the machine.
The next thing that will happen is you probably have to keep your card in the machine if it's inserted. If it's swiped, you usually take your card back. They're going to ask you to verify the amount. So on the little computer screen, it'll say, "Amount: $42.75 Ok?" It's your chance to press the "ok" button. Now, if you decide that maybe the price is wrong or the person has typed it in wrong, you have to option to press "cancel". "Cancel" means no. Not going to happen. No. I'm sorry. "Ok" means "yes". It'll tell you the amount "$42.75 Ok?" You then press "Ok".
The next screen that will come up will look like this: "Che Sav". What is "Che Sav"? These are two different kinds of bank accounts that are common around the world. The first one is "chequing", and the second one is "savings". Now, a chequing account means that you can write cheques. Cheques are like paper money. If you ever have to pay rent, you're going to use a cheque. A savings account -- more like a spending account -- is you can't write cheques through it. They're usually cheaper and more efficient in banks than a chequing account. Some people have two bank accounts. Maybe you have a chequing account and a savings account. And maybe you have to keep a certain amount of money in one of these. So you get to choose which account your money comes out of.
The next step it's going to say is, "enter pin". Pin? Safety pin? What's a "pin"? Your "pin" is your "personal identity number". So it's usually for numbers. Mine is "777" -- oh, no. Not going to tell you. Enter your pin number. So you put in your pin number.
Now, sometimes -- this happens to me a lot -- I try to swipe or I try to insert my card, and I have to tell the person -- I have to say, "I didn't work." So it means that this black band at the back -- it's not being read by the machine. The machine does not understand this. Some people have techniques where they take a piece of paper, and they put the card through again. If your card is very old or dirty like mine, maybe it doesn't work as well. That's why the chip is really, really helpful where you insert it in. But anyways, sometimes, if it doesn't work, you have to start again. Okay? So you're going to enter your pin number.