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Business English Training | Talking about the economy in English 2

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 back on __________________________. = The economy is beginning to recover.
  track
  the truck
  line

2. The government __________________________ ( = promised) to provide more tax breaks for the middle class.
  pledged
  plagued
  pleaded

3. If an industry is "__________________________", it means that it is not doing too well financially.
  illing
  hailing
  ailing

4. Many investors __________________________ this news. ( = They were happy to hear this news)
  improved
  welcomed
  swelled

5. The unemployment rate has been holding ___________________________ ( = has neither gone up nor down) over the past couple of months.
  steadfast
  sturdy
  steady

6. Ford plans to ___________________________ ( = get rid of/eliminate) 10,000 jobs at it's main plant in Michigan.
  cut
  curtail
  let loose

7. They plan to reduce their ____________________ by 20%. = 20% of their employees will lose their jobs.
  workforce
  work
  labor

8. A lot of companies are __________________ ( = having a hard time) with large losses.
  stifling
  shifting
  struggling

9. Last month's job losses were the ___________________________ ( = highest) since 1984.
  deepest
  steepest
  steadiest

10. This company's debt ___________________________ is pretty high. = This company has a lot of debt.
  management
  load
  consolidation

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