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Guidelines for Safe Investing
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises

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I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Imagine that you have won a large sum of money in a contest. Some of it you decide to spend, but you also want to invest a part for your financial future and retirement. Name several different ways of investing your money which is to be used in 15 years. Rank these methods according to level or risk.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

1. Listen to the news report by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

1. What is the first guideline to investing?
A. develop a savings plan
B. set up a bank account
C. set clear investing goals

2. What is a "diversified portfolio" of investments according to Mr. Boros?
A. a wide selection of investments
B. a limited range of growth stocks
C. a group of low risk bonds and cash

3. Which investment did Mr. Boros NOT mention?
A. mutual funds
B. bonds
C. certificate of deposits

4. What is the third guideline to investing?
A. Invest in the New York Stock Exchange.
B. Don't expect enormous gains.
C. Save at least 11% of earnings a year.

5. People should invest long term because:
A. the market has both up and down years.
B. you can earn bigger guaranteed returns.
C. 30% returns can be achieved with the right stocks.

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III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

  • Use the Internet to search for information on investment strategies. According to what you read, what would be the best way to invest your money for these time periods: six months, two years, 10 years, 30 years? How does this compare to what you heard in the quiz above.

  • Take the role of an investment consultant and create a 2- to 3- minute news program in response to the quiz, adding your own opinion and advice.

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