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I’m in Debt

Podcast Level: Elementary
Duration: 15:52

I’m in Debt

I’m in Debt

A: Hello, I’m here to see Mr. Corleone.

B: Right this way, sir.

C: Charlie! What can I do for you?

B: Mr. Corlone, I’m really sorry to trouble you, but I need your help.

C: Anything for you, Charlie! Your father was like a brother to me.

B: Well, sir, you see, this recession has hit me pretty hard; I lost my job and I’m in a lot of debt.

C: I see……

B: Yeah, you know, I’ve got credit card bills, car payments, I’ve got to pay my mortgage; and on top of all that, I have to pay my son’s college tuition.

C: So you’re asking for a loan.

B: Well, I just thought maybe you could help me out.

C: What? At a time like this? I’m broke too, you know! You’re not the only one who has been hit by the recession! I lost half my money in the stock market crash! Go on! Get outta here!

Key Vocabulary

trouble principle verb, present simple disturb or bother
recession common noun, singular a period of time when the economy of a country is bad
hit me pretty hard phrase had a strong, negative affect on me
debt common noun, non variable the amount of money you owe to a person, bank, company, etc.
on top of all that phrase besides that, in addition to
broke Adjective not have any money

Supplementary Vocabulary

borrow principle verb, present simple take and use some money, and return the equal amount of money at a later time
pay back phrase return the money you borrowed
a loan common noun, singular amount of money borrowed
take out a loan phrase borrow money
unemployed Adjective having no job
downturn common noun, singular a time when the economy is worse than usual

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