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Business English Exercise | Topic: Banking/Investing/Financial terms 3

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. One billion shares ___________________ hands. = One billion shares were traded.

2. These stocks accounted for the ___________________ ( = for most) of the trading volume.

3. Sophisticated investors are ___________________ ( = are not getting involved with) these types of assets.
  walking out of
  shying away from
  staying out

4. The opposite of a steady market is a ___________________ market.

5. a ___________________ recession = a recession that might happen

6. A ___________________ budget is one that doesn't have a lot of money.

7. These _______________ measures will hopefully improve the economy.

8. The economy is ___________________. = The economy is improving.
  back on track

9. When a company "misses a ___________________", it means that it didn't make as much money as it thought it would.

10. A company that is "___________________ a beating" is doing very poorly, financially speaking.

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