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Task Description
This video talks about how the stock market has begun and also how it works. You will learn vocabulary and practice your listening skills.
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Stock market is a place where shares of pubic listed companies are traded. This video is a short explanation of how it works.
Video length
4 minutes 30 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1), Proficient (C2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Business/professional students
Business/professional students
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Guess the end.
Why is investing not like going to vegas?
2. Choose the correct options.
What does trade mean?
3. Guess the end.
In order to fund the the trip they used, individuals who could invest money in the company in exchange for a share of the profit. explain
4. Choose the correct options.
What does afford mean?
don't have enough pay
have enough money to pay
give the money
lend the money
5. Choose the correct options.
What does profit mean?
a financial gain
a financial loss
a loan
a debt
6. Choose the correct options.
What does the video mean by the term "savvy investors". Select the correct alternatives
7. Choose the correct options.
The Dutch East India Company unknowingly invented the world's first stock market. What does "unknowingly" mean. More than 1 answer
Without knowing
8. Fill the gap.
Since then, companies have been collecting funds frominvestors to support all kinds of businesses.
9. Fill the gap.
Let's imagine a new coffee company that decides toon the market.
10. Fill the gap.
… where any company or individual who believes the business could bemight buy a stock.
11. Choose the correct options.
What happens when the demand increases?
The price goes down
The price stays the same
The price goes up
The price doubles
12. Guess the end.
How do you make money buying stocks?
13. Fill the gap.
… and also boosts its overall market value by showing how many people areto invest in their idea.
14. Choose the correct options.
What happens if the company starts becoming less profitable? (2 answers)
the value of the stock will appreciate in value
the value of the stock will depreciate in value
the value of the stock will increase
the value of the stock will decrease
15. Guess the end.
How do you know when it's a good time to sell your stocks?
16. Guess the end.
What do they mean by see-saw of supply and demand, and which factors are responsible for this?
17. Fill the gap.
And of course, plenty of investors are simply ready to sell valuable stocks andpersonal interests.
18. Fill the gap.
Human confidence in the market has the power toeverything from economic booms to financial crises.
19. Fill the gap.
… support the businesses they believe in, andtheir financial goals.
Rickylohrisch is from/lives in Brazil and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2020-02-17. Rickylohrisch last logged in on 2022-11-30, and has shared 18 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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