How British is your Financial English? - Answer Sheet

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Topic: Money

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How British is your Financial English? - A test of where your Business English comes from 

Worksheet 3- Answer key 

The word in bold below is the British English expression 


Another name for ‘business’ 

a)  corporation 

b)  company 


The time when all the people who own part of the company can gather together and ask the management 

questions and vote 

a)  Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

b)  Annual Stockholders Meeting 


An organisation that specializing in lending to house buyers 

a)  a savings and loan association 

b)  a building society 


The number that tells you inflation in the prices of ordinary day-to-day products 

a)  Retail Price Index (RPI) 

b)  Consumer Price Index (CPI) 


Paper that shows you own part of a company 

a) stock 

b) share 


A person who owns that paper, and therefore part of the company 

a) a stockholder 

b) a shareholder 


A collection of workers that looks after their rights 

a) a labor union 

b) a trade union 


The list of rules that a company decides it will operate by 

a)  bylaws 

b)  articles of association 

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Where you put your day to day money in a bank, not savings 

a)  a current account 

b)  a checking account 


The top manager that is involved in day to day running of the business 

a)  a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) 

b)  an MD (Managing Director) 


The head of the company 

a)  the President 

b)  the Chairman 


Paper money, e.g. a five dollar ____________ 

a)  a note 

b)  a bill 


The electronic ‘hole in the wall’ that gives you cash 

a)  an ATM 

b)  a cash dispenser 


The share price of one company that gives an indication of what will happen to the whole stock market. 

a)  a bellweather stock 

b)  a barometer stock 


The amount of interest that the central bank lends to other banks at 

a)  the prime rate 

b)  the base rate 


Money lent to cover the time between when you have to pay something and when your money comes in 

a)  a bridge loan 

b)  a bridging loan 


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