Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.
TOPIC: AT THE BANK 1
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Credit score = A score, based on someone's credit history, that is used to determine how "credit-worthy" that person is
Teller = Bank employee who deals with customers' transactions
Window = The area in the bank where a teller serves customers
To wire = To transfer (usually money)
Statement = A record of all transactions in an account (often by month)
Balance = The amount of money in an account
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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You have to activate this card before you can use it. = You have to verify some information about yourself (usually online) before you can use this card.
We need to see picture ID. = We need some form of identification with your photo on it.
Your credit card is maxed out. = You have reached the spending limit on your credit card.
We'll wave the fee. = You won't have to pay the fee.
Your loan application was not approved. = The bank decided not to loan you money (give you a loan).