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Actividades Bancarias I/ Banking

AUDIO: Click on an underlined word for audio; to hear the word again, click on the PLAY button of the audio player to maximize the use of your computer's resources. More info.

CULTURAL NOTES: Did you know that the majority of stores closes during lunch time, from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M.? The usual hours of operation are from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. and from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. However, the banking hours of major commercial banks vary depending on the country. For instance, in Peru the hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 12 noon (only half day of work). On the other hand, in Argentina, the hours are from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.( a full day!!!). Commercial banks in Uruguay open only in the afternoons: 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. In other countries, such as Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, the banking hours range from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

WORDS TO LEARN: Please, repeat aloud each example.

interventor, auditor ( m ), ( m ) auditor
cancelar ( reg ) to cancel
cobrar ( reg ) to cash
acreedor ( m ) credit
endosar ( reg ) to endorse



Accentuation: Aguda words without a written accent. Review rules.



First, click on normal for audio. While it is being downloaded, select the option you consider the most appropriate within the context of the sentence. Click on the arrow for your choices. Please, repeat each example aloud.


1. Necesito saber si el saldo de esta cuenta es

2. Juan un cheque al portador.

3. El descubrió billetes falsificados.

4. El cliente desea la cuenta corriente.

5. El cheque rechazado no había sido


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