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Business English Exercise | Topic: Banking/Investing/Financial terms 1

Designed to teach you the vocabulary of the financial world, while polishing your grammar skills. 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. The global central banks want to keep interest rates at ___________________ ( = unnaturally) low levels.
  artificially
  improved
  seemingly

2. This is not going to end soon. = This is not going to end in the ___________________.
  short term
  short cut
  long term

3. Sometimes government ___________________ is necessary. = Sometimes the government has to get involved.
  introspection
  invention
  intervention

4. The numbers gave us important ___________________ on why the banks failed. = The numbers helped us to better understand why the banks failed.
  insiders
  insights
  instincts

5. The markets ___________________ ( = reached) a three year low yesterday.
  halted
  hailed
  hit

6. He was ___________________ as ( = considered, seen as) the savior of Wall Street.
  hailed
  halted
  hit

7. 18 months in a row = 18 _______________ months
  consecutive
  disclosed
  constrained

8. at an ___________________ low = at the lowest level in history
  allocated
  altogether
  all-time

9. This was supposed to ___________________ ( = create) confidence in the bond markets.
  make
  build
  place

10. to ___________________ headlines = to appear in headlines (of newspapers, magazines, etc.)
  collect
  garner
  allocate

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