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Video Lesson: Biggest U.S. Crude-Tracking ETF Suspends New Share Sales as Oil Prices Collapse English (Level 3)

BEFORE YOU WATCH

You will hear the words below in the video. Read the words. Write a definition for any word you don't know.
1. oil
2. today
3. ETF
4. futures
5. contract
6. lot
7. earnings
8. terms
9. world
10. storage
11. exposure
12. people
13. season
14. pressure
15. territory
16. levels
17. day
18. percent
19. demand
20. virus

WATCH AND LISTEN

Watch the video. As you listen, pause and write down any words you want to learn.

WHILE YOU LISTEN

As you listen, fill in the blanks using the adjectives below.
  • absolute
  • good
  • negative
  • other
  • strong
  • unprecedented
1. territory
2. times
3. bottom
4. names
5. earnings
6. balance

SPEAKING PRACTICE

Discuss with a partner.
  • What is happening with the price of oil? Why?

Video Information

General Details

  • Bloomberg Markets and Finance
  • CEFR Level of Vocabulary: B1
  • CEFR Level of Grammar: A1

Verb forms used:

  • 56 present simple affirmative
  • 12 past simple affirmative
  • 11 infinitive
  • 10 gerund
  • 8 present continuous affirmative
  • 5 simple affirmative
  • 3 future simple affirmative
  • 3 present passive affirmative
  • 3 past passive affirmative
  • 1 conditional affirmative