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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.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. The global central banks want to keep interest rates at ___________________ ( = unnaturally) low levels.

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.

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

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

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

7. 18 months in a row = 18 _______________ months

8. at an ___________________ low = at the lowest level in history

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

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

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