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the joy that you find here, you borrowed
you cannot keep it long ….
the boulevard of broken dreams
Pennsylvania – a State in the USA, near New York
We resented the circumstances …
We did not like the situation ..
resent – resentment
Phrases about Necessity
Which one did you hear?
(What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)
self-sufficiency and self-reliance
going through those times made us all stronger and better
going through that made us all stronger and better
The New Deal
The New deal was an employment and development program which was started by the Roosevelt government to take America out of the Depression.
Memories and Attitudes
A memory is a picture of a sequence of events.
An attitude is the opinion which comes from seeing those events.
memories and attitudes
alive and well in the minds of Pennsylvania residents
still surviving in the minds of Pennsylvania residents
Pennsylvania is a State in the US.
the name of it was “survival”
we had to survive
you had to survive
everybody had to survive
Looking back …
In retrospect …
in retrospect you tend to think of conditions in …
there were births
there were marriages
there were occasions for joy
Young People – Conditionals
If you told young people today, I don’t think ..
I don’t think they could handle it as well as we did.
The Stock Market Crash
when the stock market crashed, I knew people who jumped out and committed suicide
I knew people who jumped from buildings and killed themselves
they couldn’t take it
they couldn’t bear it
they couldn’t handle it
they couldn’t stand it
the sad part about it today is …
the sad part about it then was …
Which one did you hear?
if it gets rough …
if things get tough ..
… a civil war …
… an overseas war …
I don’t know …
I wouldn’t know …
but there is going to be a lot of people; they won’t be able to take it
but there will be a lot of people who won’t be able to handle it
to go from what they have today down to nothing
to go from what they have down to having nothing
that is exactly what it would be
that is just what it would be
then there would be … probably a revolt
then there might be … maybe a revolt
people don’t have the guts anymore
people don’t have the strength anymore
… that is the only thing I can tell you …
… that is all I can tell you …
“Guts” means “courage, strength and endurance” in this context.
World English Course
There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!
Lesson One: Cooking in English – The Food Page
Lesson Two: Family and Relationships – The Family Page
Lesson Three: Relaxation and Enjoyment – The Fun Page
Lesson Four: Things you Have to do – The Work Page
Lesson Five: Time and Money – The Money Page
Lesson Six: Art and Love – The Heart Page