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Making ends meet
Llegar a fin de mes

PRIMER PASO: En esta primera etapa concéntrate en el audio tratando de captar el sentido general de los comentarios. Por favor, no leas ahora la transcripción que se encuentra más abajo.

 

Making ends meet
Llegar a fin de mes

SEGUNDO PASO: En esta segunda etapa, escucha el audio mientras lees la transcripción. Concéntrate en la entonación y ritmo de las frases.

Sandra:

Health insurance bills, child-care bills, rent! Now that I'm going to school and only working part time, I have a hard time making ends meet.

Teddy:

Health insurance is so expensive, isn't it?

Sandra:

Yeah! My company used to pay for it when I was working full time.

Teddy:

And child care isn't cheap either, is it?

Sandra:

No, it's not. After I pay for rent and groceries, almost all my money goes to pay for my son's day care.

Teddy:

Your college should provide free day care for students with children.

Sandra:

I think so, too. But they don't have any services like that. Oh, listen to me. I'm always complaining, aren't I? Anyway, how are things with you?

Teddy:

Oh, not bad, but I'm still not sure what I'm going to do after I graduate.

Sandra:

Yeah, it's hard to find a job these days, isn't it?

Teddy:

It's not that. I'm just not sure if going to law school was the right thing to do.

Sandra:

What do you mean?

Teddy:

I only have a few more months before I graduate, and I'm wondering why I did this. I don't want to be a lawyer. It all seems like a waste of time now.

Sandra:

So what are you going to do?

Teddy:

Well, I'd like to move to Mexico and open a coffee shop, but I think my parents would kill me.

 

VOCABULARY

health insurance bills: facturas del seguro de salud; child-care bills: facturas de la guardería infantil;   rent: alquiler; part time =/= full time: a tiempo parcial =/= a tiempo completo; I have a hard time: me cuesta, me resulta difícil; make (both) ends meet: llegar a fin de mes (con el dinero); used to pay for it: me lo pagaba; either: tampoco; groceries: comestibles, abarrotes;  like that: de ese tipo;  complaining: quejándome;  law school: facultad de derecho o abogacía;  I'm wondering: me pregunto;  lawyer: abogado;  move to: mudarse a;   coffee shop: cafetería, café (negocio);

 

Activity 92: Basándote en los comentarios anteriores, selecciona las opciones más adecuadas para cada oración. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas.

1.

What kinds of bills does Sandra have to pay?

4.

Teddy is concerned about ...

  Health insurance, rent and groceries.
 
Health insurance, child care and college.
  Health insurance, child care and rent.

  find a job after graduation.
  his future after graduation.
  going to business school.

2.

How many children does she have?

5.

What has he decided?

  One son.
 
One daughter.
 
Two children.

  He wants to go to law school.
  He doesn't want to be a lawyer.
  He wants to visit his parents.

3.

She complains she has a hard time ...

6.

Why would he move to Mexico?

  working full time in her company.
 
making both ends meet.
 
providing free day care.

  To start coffee business.
  To open a coffee store.
  To open a coffee shop.

En la próxima página Mr. Grammar explicará TAG QUESTIONS.

 

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