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The Stock Market - March 23, 2015Lesson Collection #3 - Lesson 15
Using real English to track the profit / loss of one's imaginary stock portfolio.
There are three worksheets with this lesson, Week One, My Portfolio Update and My Partner's Portfolio Update.
Using a current newspaper (and with a calculator on hand) students purchase five stocks. They must keep track of the name and code of the stock, the price per stock, the number of stocks purchased and a total amount of money spent. Then, in pairs (or small groups), students share their purchase information with their partners.
At a follow up time, students look at their stock performance (using the Update Worksheet). They have the option to keep the stocks, sell some or buy new ones. This is again shared with their partners using the My Partner's Portfolio Update Worksheet.
Because this lesson is a real-life simulation of tracking stock, students become very animated as they watch their stocks rise and fall.
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