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BUSINESS ENGLISH: Free Listening Comprehension Exercises
Fears of a new recession


Here's what you do:
  1. Click on the video below.
  2. Watch the first 2:30 of the video and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)
  3. Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.
  4. Check your answers.


QUESTIONS:

1. Where is a recession likely to happen first?
  Australia
  The USA
  Great Britain

2. Diana Mousina think that ____________ could lead to a recession.
  raising interest rates
  lowering interest rates
  lowering taxes

3. When do analysts think this recession might start?
  this year
  2023/2024
  in several years

4. Why would the Fed raise interest rates?
  to bring inflation down
  to increase housing sales
  to help offset military spending

5. The inverted yield curve ____________.
  can be a warning sign that a recession is coming
  is designed to prevent a recession
  means interest rates rise over time

Check answers

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