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Business English Exercise | Topic: Stock Market/Trading 2

Designed to help you practice vocabulary for buying and selling stocks, talking about the stock market, etc. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.


QUESTIONS:
(Choose the best response for each one)


1. There was record-__________________________ trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange this week.
  taking
  destroying
  breaking

2. This week the bulls gained the upper __________________________ ( = persevered/came out on top).
  face
  hand
  level

3. Price __________________________ are fluctuations in the price of a stock.
  levels
  swings
  switches

4. When a stock market "__________________________", it means it recovers after being down.
  rallies
  rolls
  relies

5. The recovery raised __________________________ that the worst might be over.
  ideas
  thoughts
  hopes

6. A _______________________ market refers to a period of time when many stocks rise in value.
  bull
  ball
  bell

7. I own 1,000 __________________________ of their stock.
  shares
  pieces
  papers

8. The scandal __________________________ ( = caused/contributed to) the sell-off.
  fooled
  failed
  fueled

9. The earnings were higher than __________________________, which sent the stock through the roof ( = increased its value dramatically).
  accepted
  expected
  escaped

10. The stock market was down 400 points, but finished up 50 points. What are some of the reasons for this _________________________?
  turnaround
  turnstile
  roundabout

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