5th September 2023
Money and finances might seem like a boring teaching topic. However, it can be more made more interesting and extremely relevant with the aid of video, images, conversations and audio. This can help give context and clarify the meanings of vocabulary and language used to talk about money and and financial subjects.
Inflation is one of the hottest topics these days. This lesson helps students become familiar with the vocabulary and expressions associated with inflation.
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This is a really useful lesson introducing cost of living vocabulary. The PDF is an excerpt from the lesson. See the details below if you want to subscribe and get the complete lesson.
These days, you hear and see words such as “inflation” and “bear market” everywhere. So this is a lesson about financial crisis vocabulary. For the full lesson see the subscription details below.
This conversational exercise helps students practice the language of bargaining.
See the YouTube short gap fill (best on mobile)
This is a business English ESL listening/speaking exercise introducing and exploring financial vocabulary. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures. Then they ask and answer the questions.
This is an elementary ESL listening/speaking exercise for talking about money. First, students try to match the vocabulary at the bottom of the page to the pictures. They can then listen and write notes below the pictures. They can also also ask/answer the questions as a speaking activity.
This is a sorting exercise exploring the grammar of financial vocabulary. Students try to sort the words into the appropriate columns. Then they use the words in sentences.
This is a business English ESL exercise introducing and exploring basic financial vocabulary. Students try to complete the sentences by looking at the pictures. This exercise works well as an icebreaker at the beginning of a lesson.