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Business English Exercise | Topic: Stock Market/Trading - Market price terms 1

Designed to help you talk about falling or rising prices on the stock market. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.





QUESTIONS:
(Choose the most logical response for each one)


1. After early losses, the NASDAQ __________________________ to finish 20 points up.
  rallied
  plummeted
  suffered a drop

2. The company's stock __________________________ after the better-than-expected earnings reports came out.
  went through the roof
  plummeted
  suffered a drop

3. Microsoft stock __________________________ 20 cents down.
  went up
  terminated
  finished

4. It was a good day for us. Our stock __________________________ to $45 a share!
  hopped
  jumped
  skipped

5. It was a terrible day for us. Our stock __________________________ by 20%!
  went through the roof
  rallied
  plummeted

6. Their shares _______________________ by 100% after news of the big contract came out.
  rocketed
  went up slightly
  finished

7. Their shares __________________________after they reported a 30 percent decline in third-quarter earnings.
  sank
  rocketed
  went through the roof

8. Their shares __________________________ Tuesday after news came out that next year's earnings would fall far short of Wall Street expectations.
  went through the roof
  rallied
  took a beating

9. The shares __________________________ Friday. ( = The price remained the same)
  finished
  remained unchanged
  rallied

10. Their stock started the day with a steep 30% drop, but __________________________ to close down just 2%.
  remained unchanged
  rebounded
  took a beating

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