lunes, 23 de agosto de 2010

LLEGAR A FIN DE MES


MAKING ENDS MEET


LLEGAR A FIN DE MES. ¿Cada vez más difícil, no? Lo mismo parece ocurrirle a Sandra que, en esta conversación con Teddy, se queja de todo un poco. Otra conversación para que practiques inglés en forma entretenida y que puedes descargar en tu reproductor portátil (ideal para practicar mientras viajas).
En el texto hemos resaltado las palabras y expresiones que se detallan en un glosario bilingüe. Pulsa la palabra "AUDIO" para escuchar. Para descargar acerca la flecha del ratón a "AUDIO" y con botón derecho selecciona la opción "Guardar Archivo Como" y guarda el archivo en tu computadora

MAKING ENDS MEET

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.

GLOSSARY: 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; aren't I?: ¿no?; law school: facultad de derecho o abogacía;  I'm wondering: me pregunto;  lawyer: abogado;  move to: mudarse a;   coffee shop: cafetería, café (negocio);

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