Our energy bill

"Nuestra factura de electricidad"
Spanish C1 writing exercise

Samuel and his wife are not happy at all with their last electricity bill.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "respective", "no less than", "exorbitant" and "to tighten your belt".

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My wife is really angry right now: just two days away from receiving our respective salaries, we received an electricity bill for no less than 400 euros. The war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, what about inflation... It seems everything influences these exorbitant bills. If I had known before that they were going to rip us off, we wouldn't have turned the lights on so much and we would not have left our electronic devices plugged in day and night. I hope these prices will have gone down by the end of the year, although we all should use energy responsibly and not to waste it regardless of what it costs. Well, we will have to tighten our belts this month to pay this expensive bill.