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Business English Training | Talking about the economy in English 1

Every business professional should know how to talk about the economy. Whether things are going well, or badly, the economy is a topic that comes up very often. This exercise will help you practice some common vocabulary that is used in these types of discussions.





QUESTIONS:
(Choose the best response for each one)


1. The economy is in a bit of a __________________________. = The economy is not doing too well.
  downturn
  downgrade
  down time

2. The outlook is very bad. = The outlook is pretty __________________________.
  grimy
  grim
  great

3. The government wants to __________________________ some of the corporations. ( = to rescue them from bankruptcy by giving them money)
  bail out
  take out
  give out

4. The United States economy is going through a serious __________________________ right now.
  concern
  crisis
  crease

5. All the leading economic ___________________________ ( = indexes, signs) point to a further decline in the economy.
  index fingers
  insights
  indicators

6. The market has been ___________________________. = It has been difficult to predict what the market would do.
  uncompromising
  uncouth
  unpredictable

7. The current government isn't taking enough ____________________ ( isn't doing enough) to improve the economy.
  steps
  stops
  stamps

8. The stock market __________________ again today. = The stock market fell sharply again today.
  downed
  plunged
  fell down

9. Everyone seems to think that the economy will worsen before it ___________________________.
  gets worse
  goes up
  improves

10. Hopefully, the economic recovery ___________________________ that the government is preparing will improve the current situation.
  package
  pack
  box

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