How British is your Financial English?

Level: Advanced

Topic: Money

Grammar Topic: Varieties and Dialects

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

Student Worksheet 1 

Please write the word you most often use in English or prefer the sound of in the gaps below. 

Another name for ‘business’ _________________________ 

 

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

questions and vote ________________________________ 

 

An organisation that specializing in lending to house buyers ____________________________ 

 

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

 

Paper that shows you own part of a company ______________________________ 

 

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

 

A collection of workers that looks after their rights __________________________________ 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The head of the company ____________________________ 

 

Paper money, e.g. a five dollar ____________ 

 

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

 

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

_________________________ 

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

 

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

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Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

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

Student Worksheet 2 

 

If there were any words you weren’t sure about from Student Worksheet 1, choose from the options below 

 

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 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

b)  articles of association 

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 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007