Unit 10 Money
The Euro- the Second Biggest Currency in the world
Fronts and Backs
Fronts(正面) Windows or gates Of the Architecture
The design of the fronts of the notes
Windows and gates represent ？ the spirit of opening and cooperation in Europe.
The design of the backs of the notes
Bridges symbolize the communication between the people of Europe.
Seven different periods in European
Architectural style: Classic 古典式（流行于古希腊、罗马时期）
主题风格： steel and glass 19世纪铁器及玻璃时代
主题风格： the 20th century modern building 20世纪现代建筑
The euro coins
? The front side of all the euro coins are the same, which is called “common side”, marked the face value of them. The back
Spain has three designs: King Juan Carlos Ⅰ’s head, the Santiago church and famous writer Cervantes widening images .
Germany has 3 kinds of pattern: 1 euro cents, 2 euro cents and 5 euro cents are divided into oak branches; 10 euro cents, 20 euro cents and 50 euro cents are divided into the Brandenburg gate; 1 euro and 2 euros for the eagle .
Answer these questions:
1. When did the European Union start using the new euro? On 1st January 2002
2. Who designed the euro? Robert Kalina, Austria
3. Did the designer use the real existing structures? If not, what did he use?
No, he used photographs to make up imaginary structures that best represented the different architectural styles.
4. Why did the designer use gates or bridges in the euro? This is to represent communication between the people.
5. How did European Union design the euro coins? Each country was allowed to design their own coins which could be used in any participating countries of Europe.
Match the main idea with each paragraph.
A. The design of the coins.
B. The euro became the second biggest currency in the world after 2002.
C. The design of the notes.
D. When introducing the euro, European Union need to consider the design of the coins and the notes.
E. All euro notes show the European flag and a map of Europe.
In 2002, __1____European countries started to use euro as their ___o_ff_ic_i_a_l_ (offic2e) currency. But _in_t_r_o_d_u_c_i_n_g_(introduce) the euro is a big problem. Because 12 different countries were__in__v_o_lv_e_d____. They are____k_e_e_n__ to put their own _im__a_g_e_sand __s_y_m__b_o_l_s___ on the coins and notes. Later, Robert Kalina __d_e_v_e_lo_p__e_d_____ a __s_o_l_u_ti_o_n_____
(solve) to the problem. He put seven imaginary structures from different__p_e_r_io_d_s___ in European ____a_rc__h_it_e_c_tu_r_e____on the notes. The windows or _g_a_t_e_s__ on the front and _b_r_id__g_e_s on the back
represent_c_o_m_m__u_n_i_c_a_ti_o_n_(communicate) between people. There are European flag and a map of Europe on all euro _n_o_t_e_s_(note). Each country can design their own euro __c_o_in_s__, which could be used in any of the __p_a_r_ti_c_ip_a_t_in_g___countries.
Why did European Union use the single currency--euro? ? Eliminate（消除） the exchange-rate fluctuation（波动） ? Increase price transparency (透明度) ? Lower transaction（交易） cost ? Increase trade cross borders
? Increase cross-border employment ? Keep financial market stability （稳定） ?Lower interest rate (利率)
Write a passage to introduce the design of the euro.
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