7 Money and Finance Vocabulary and Speaking Worksheets

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.

1 Inflation conversation

Inflation is one of the hottest topics these days. This lesson helps students become familiar with the vocabulary and expressions associated with inflation.

Extract from Inflation PDF lesson

See the YouTube video

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2 Cost of living lesson

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.

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See the Cost of living (visual) on YouTube

See the Cost of living gap fill short on YouTube

3 Financial crisis vocabulary

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.

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4 Bargaining

This conversational exercise helps students practice the language of bargaining.

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See the YouTube short gap fill (best on mobile)

5 Elements of money and finances vocabulary and expressions (with audio and answers)

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.

Elements of money and finances vocabulary (PDF)

(see the video version of this exercise on YouTube)

Elements of money and finances audio

6 Talking about money (with audio and answers)

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.

Talking about money (PDF)

Talking about money audio

7  Parts of speech for money and finances vocabulary  (with answers)

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.

Parts of speech  money and finances vocabulary (PDF)

8 Basic financial vocabulary

8  Basic financial vocabulary

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.

Basic financial vocabulary (PDF)

Basic financial vocabulary audio

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