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The BANK / La BANQUE

 

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(Updated on 10/07/2016)

 

 


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Money

 

 

Vocabulary :

  • What is quantitative easing? - 3 December 2015
    "The European Central Bank has outlined further action aimed at stimulating the eurozone economy."

    (BBC)

  • At the Bank and asking questions about banking - a lesson
    "During this English lesson you will learn how to open a bank account and what to say.
    The lesson also covers what type of account to ask for, what you need to open an account and how to close an account at a bank.
    The last part of the lesson is a list of various questions you might need to ask at a bank."

    (easypacelearning.com)

 

  • Bank - words + explanations - advanced
    (syvum.com)
  • bailout
    = "financial assistance given to an insured bank or savings institution suffering a loss of earnings resulting from loan losses, deteriorating market conditions..."

    (allbusiness.com)

    Bailout - a cartoon
    (blackcommentator.com)


 

Cliparts :

   

 

A bank robber
(illustrationsof.com)

 

 

A bank - vocabulary
(waze.net)

 

A cashier
(inmagine.com)

Bank teller
(clipartguide.com)



Facts :

  • Alexander Hamilton: Father of American Banking - Text + Audio - 1 February 2016
    "Alexander Hamilton was not a president, but he was a famous early U.S. leader.
    Americans know him as the creator of the national bank, the face (for now) on the $10 bill and as a modern star on Broadway.
    His death is also one of the most celebrated stories in U.S. history."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • BANK ROBBERY :

    Bank robbers dressed as nuns
    "Authorities in Illinois said a former bank employee and an accomplice robbed the facility of $120,000 while dressed in nun costumes."
    They wore nun costumes and "Nun on the Run adult masks".

    (upi.com)
    The masks were "similar to the one(s) featured in the hit film "The Town", which tells the story of a group of bank robbers in Boston
    who allude police and authorities by wearing nun costumes."
    (All Headline News)

 

  • California's 'Geezer Bandit' strike for the 13th time
    "An 'elderly' thief, who is nicknamed the 'Geezer Bandit', is being hunted by police in California after he pulled off his thirteenth bank robbery."

    (telegraph.co.uk)
    VOCABULARY :
    - to hunt / to elude / to rob / to threaten / to disclose / to escape
    - thief / bank robbery / branch / cashier / investigator / witness / reward / arrest / CCTV footage / pistol / raid / outfit / disguise

 

  • Mumbling, fumbling, bumbling robber fails twice - 5 February 2010
    "Communication skills were clearly lacking in a woman who police said tried to rob two Memphis credit unions. She fled empty-handed both times."

    (newsday.com)
    VOCABULARY :
    to mumble = marmonner
    to fumble (handle clumsily) = fouiller
    to bumble = cafouiller (parler bizarrement)

  • Bank Street - interactive
    "The global banking industry is almost unrecognisable from 12 months ago...
    Take a walk down Bank Street and follow the fortunes of some of the world’s largest banks as they navigate the global financial crisis.
    Hit play and then click on a building to learn more."

    (ft.com)

     

  • Tax havens to ease bank secrecy - A text and an audio report - 13 March 2009
    "Amid growing pressure over tax evasion and money laundering, two small European states, Liechtenstein and Andorra, have agreed
    to ease strict bank secrecy rules."
    + Vocabulary explained
    (BBC)

 

  • Muhammad Yunus - "Banker of the poor" - Nobel Peace Prize 2006
    (Wikipedia)

 

 

Listening :

  • When It Comes to Money, Black Is Better Than Red - Text + Audio - 27 April 2015
    "Colors come to the rescue when you want to describe a business that is making money or losing money.
    Judging from Jack Ma's smile at Alibaba's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, he's making a lot of money.
    Also learn other useful banking terms."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

ROLE-PLAY :

  • Banking role-play - Banking lesson (bogglesworldesl.com)

    Materials:
    "4 Vocabulary Handouts, Client Role Cards, Financial Product Brochures, Banker Activity Sheet, and Client Activity Sheet."

    Purpose :
    "The purpose of these materials is to get the students speaking about all of the terms related to their personal finances in English..."


 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Banking and Business Abbreviations - (about.com)
    "Use the following drop-down list to test your knowledge or access meanings of common banking and business abbreviations."

 

Lesson plans :

  • At the Bank and asking questions about banking - a lesson
    "During this English lesson you will learn how to open a bank account and what to say.
    The lesson also covers what type of account to ask for, what you need to open an account and how to close an account at a bank.
    The last part of the lesson is a list of various questions you might need to ask at a bank."

    (easypacelearning.com)

 

  • Banks: From Savings Accounts to Certificates of Deposit
    Listen and Read | Vocabulary Exercise | Discussion
    Role Play | Online Investigation | Other Online Listening Practice

    (dailyesl.com)

  • Bank error makes customers millionaires - a lesson plan
    WARM-UPS : Mistakes
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)


  • Two Major Financial Scandals - a lesson plan
    (onestopenglish.com)

  • Competency:  Understand Banks and the Services They Provide (nc-net.info)
    "Students will learn vocabulary associated with banks while learning about the services that a bank provides

    This lesson plan includes:

    1. Understand Banks Vocabulary
    2. Understand Banks Vocabulary Matching
    3. Understand Banks Fill-in-the-Blank
    4. Understand Banks Fill-in-the-Blank (Answer Key)
    5. Understand Banks Conversation (Listening Activity 1-4)
    6. Understand Banks Conversation (Answer Key)
    7. Bank Services Brochure (optional activity)
    8. Bank Brochure Reading Comprehension Sheet (optional)
    9. Understand Banks Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Game (optional activity)
    10. Understand Banks Vocabulary Flash Cards
    11. Referenced text and materials

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE games :

 

  • Money
    Useful Vocabulary - Build Up - Dialogue - Interactive Games and Tests
    (learnenglish.de)

 

 

Jokes :

 

 

Cartoons :

 

 

 

Bailout
(blackcommentator.com)


 

 

 

Videos :

 

 

 

 

 

Cinema :

 

  • 'Inside Man' - Watch the trailer. (YouTube)

 

 

Songs :

 

  • RY COODER - "No Banker Left Behind"
    "My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me
    Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see
    It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind,
    They're all down at the station, no banker left behind..."

    (metrolyrics.com)


 

  • Bet against the American dream! - a song with the lyrics
    "L'émission This American Life, du réseau public américain NPR, a mis en ligne une chanson pédagogique et rigolote sur les scandales financiers où les banques ont parié, et gagné, sur l'échec de leurs propres produits financiers (en anglais). Ils ont, disent les chanteurs, « parié contre le rêve américain »."

    (rue89.com)
    NPR = National Public Radio
    CDO = Collateralized Debt Obligation
    (See Wikipedia)