This page contains ESL banking listening exercises to help you get better at understanding spoken banking vocabulary.
All of the exercises on this page are linked to the banking vocabulary, so if you need help understanding any of the words you can see that page, which also has the spoken banking vocabulary so you can listen to the pronunciation.
This page has the following exercises:
This exercise has 5 questions with 5 vocabulary words in each question. Listen to the recording of the 5 words for each question and then choose the option (A-D) that has the words listed in the same order as they are spoken. You can pause the recording after each group of words if you need to, and listen to it more than once if needed.
Listen to the recording of the definitions of 5 vocabulary items and identify the matching word (from options A-D in each question).
In this exercise listen to the recording of the passage “How Banks Work” and answer the 5 questions. You can listen to the passage a few times if you need to, but not too often. Try to get the answers quickly. Possibly read the questions first.
I have also included the text of the spoken passage after the questions if you get stuck and need to read it. It has been hidden and you need to click the button to display it.
The following recording is of a letter written by a customer to a bank to complain about a problem. Listen to the passage and try to write it down exactly. The recording has the passage spoken twice: the first part has it spoken at a slow reading speed and the second has pauses so you have time to write (this one also has the punctuation included). If you need to, listen to the recording twice.
The text of the dictation passage is included below but is hidden at the moment. Click the following button to see the text once you have finished the dictation so you can see how much you got correct.