This is a short reading to give you practice predicting the content of a text, and identifying synonyms and phrases
Before reading, discuss the following with your partner / group:
- What do you think a central bank does?
- Does your country have a central bank?
- Can ordinary people do their banking with a central bank?
- What qualifications or skills do you think are needed to work in banking?
Before reading, attempt Exercises 1 - 3
Now try completing the gaps in the text, Exercise 4