New words and expressions

faced (with a bill) confronted
bill                the charge for something
death duties        taxes on  the money and property of
                    someone who has died

turn out            happen, prove to be the case
glum                dejected, unhappy
quarter             period of three months
fee                 price (of entry)
come off            succeed
income              money you receive from your work and
                    other sources. Usually calculated annually,
                    e.g. My income is £2,000 a year.
short of (money)    not having enough (money)
anecdote            a short story, usually interesting or amusing
odd-job man         a person who does different small jobs
                    that do not
                    require great skill
put up with         tolerate, submit to
Author: Alan Townend