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Vocabulary Quiz
retirement • option • head around
pension • aside • time will come
  1. A when you regret your actions.
  2. I can't get my this problem.
  3. He has a full from his company.
  4. He is not looking forward to .
  5. I try to put some money each week.
  6. What do I have? I must do this.
Comprehension Quiz
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1307 Money Matters

Sorie and Mark talk about money and how much they worry about their future.

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I worry about my retirement.

Retirement is the time when people stop working, usually because of old age. Notice the following:

  1. The retirement age is 70 in most countries.
  2. I have big plans for my retirement. I plan to sell my house and travel the world.



What kind of options are there?

An option is a choice. Notice the following:

  1. With your dinner you have two options: soup or salad.
  2. Quitting school is not a wise option.


get my head around


I haven’t got my head around the future yet

When you get your head around something, you discover what to do. Notice the following:

  1. I can't get my head around this problem.
  2. I still haven't got my head around what to do.

pension plan


I have a national pension plan.

A pension plan is a savings plans that companies or governments create for workers or citizens. Notice the following:

  1. These days many companies do not have pension plans.
  2. The 401K is a popular pension plan.

put a little aside


I try to put a little aside.

When you put something aside, you save it for later. Notice the following:

  1. I try to put a little money aside each week.
  2. My mother mother is always telling me to put some money aside for a rainy day.

the time will come


The time will come when I need the money.

The phrase the time will come refers to the future. Notice the following:

  1. A time will come when you want to get married.
  2. If you neglect your health, the time will come when you regret it.

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