Daily English 1208 - Living on Low Wages
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Slow Speed begins at: 1:15
Explanation begins at: 3:12
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Yvonne: What’s this?
Dylan: It’s information about a job-training program. It’ll give you the skills you need to get steady work.
Yvonne: I don’t need that. I get by with the wages I earn from this job.
Dylan: You’re in a dead- end job straining to make ends meet every month.
Yvonne: I’ve always landed on my feet.
Dylan: But you don’t have any job security. You could be out on your ear any minute. Don’t you want a better quality of life?
Yvonne: My life is fine the way it is. I may not be able to hold on to this job for long, but there will always be other ones.
Dylan: I wish I had your optimism. To hear you speak, you’d think you were one of the privileged few.
Yvonne: It’s all in your outlook on life. I don’t have mortgages to pay, cars to maintain, jets to fuel, and employees to support.
Dylan: You’re right. You should be counting your blessings!
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