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How The Stock Exchange Works

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Video Length: 3:33

Updated on: 01/22/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch an educational video about how the stock exchange works. It includes discussion questions and other speaking activities about shares, stocks, and investing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes an activity on vocabulary context usage, prefixes / suffixes, and parts of speech. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

Everyday in the news we hear about the stock exchange, stocks and money moving around the globe. Still, a lot of people don't have an idea why we have stock markets at all, because the topic is usually very dry. Check out this short video about the basics of stock exchanges.

Lesson Activities

Stock Market, Shares, Investing, Finance
Short Answers, True / False
Word Choice, Multiple Choice
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Finance, Money, Stock Market, Stocks, Investing

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