General Listening Quiz

"First Mountain Bank"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
difficult banking man 0:31

Pre-Listening Exercise

Where do you do your banking and what online services does it provide?

Idioms

"foot someone a loan" = loan someone money
"Uh, I was wondering if you could foot me a loan until I can get to the bank tomorrow."

"fork over" = give up something like money
"Hey, fork over cash you owe me! I don't want a check."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and the choose the number that gives you the information for each statement.

Press ____ to check you bank transactions.

Press 2 for account history.

Press ____ to check interest rates.

Press 4 for account interest rates, press 5 for bank news.

Press ____ to see if a check has cleared the bank.

Press ____ to find out when the bank closes on Saturdays,

Welcome to First Mountain Bank's automated touch tone information service. Press 1 for banking hours.

Post-Listening Exercise

What do you do to protect you personal information online? 

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to answer these question:

  1. What are two banks in your area that provide online banking services?
  2. What can customers do online to manage their bank accounts?
  3. How does the company protect your personal information?