- User reads a business news report on a company
- User predicts whether the companies stock will go up or down as a result of the news
- User wins or looses points as a result of their prediction
The reading part is timed so it'll force your students to do some skimming and scanning and make decisions based on that information. The level is quite high though, but for developing business vocab and as a spring board to some discussion this is a definite winner.
You can keep playing for as long as you like and try to win back any losses or build up your fortune. If you register, your efforts are recorded and you can try to make it onto the top scorers board.
I'm sure this is a great source of news articles for use in class too and there must be some millage in trying to understand the graphs.
I actually got quite hooked on the game for a while, until I realised I was never going to be rich!
You can play the StockNewsGame here:
Hope you enjoy it.