Wall Street English, UNIT 71

 

Even though a sudden influx of money sounds great to most people, a surprising number are ill prepared to deal with it when it happens.

The first piece of advice from all the experts pretty much boils down to: “Don’t do anything.”


Another way to create a goal is to think about what success means to you.


Making a financial plan helps you to save money and to reach your goals.


With all your hard work, you’re bound to be a success.

As soon as you enter this authentic Italian restaurant, you will be surrounded by the delightful smells of sauteed onions, and spicy tomato sauce.

It looks as if it is going to rain. Do you see all those dark clouds?

There is no doubt that she will be the club president again next year. No one else wants the job!

She is bound to get an interview because she has great qualifications.

Since today’s my last day here at the ABC Company, this may be the last chance to I get to say good-bye.

Samantha has been rehearsing her part every day and asking for input from fellow actors about how she can improve her performance. I’m sure she’ll give a spectacular performance.

I haven’t had much success with my investments this year. If the recession continues, I’m worried about what the future might bring.

If you had stopped to ask for directions, I imagine you would have arrived at the theater on time.

Every year our club’s membership fee goes up by $5.00, and this year the facilities have been renovated, so I assume the fee will increase even more.

Communication, UNIT 71

coherent : 1 If a piece of writing, set of ideas etc is coherent, it is easy to understand because it is clear and reasonable. 2 If someone is coherent, they are talking in a way that is clear and easy to understand. 3 If a group is coherent, its members are connected or united because they share common aims, qualities, or beliefs.

ramble : to talk for a long time in a way that does not seem clearly organized, so that other people find it difficult to understand you.

ex) She’s getting old and she tends to ramble a bit.

I’m just a little down.

undermine : to gradually make someone or something less strong or effective

Grammar, UNIT 71

When she was just a girl, she would design new dresses for her dolls.

What happened to you? You used to be able to overcome any obstacle in your way.

I used to play hockey, but I’m too old for that now.

When we were new employees, we would work regularly during weekends.

I didn’t use to enjoy commuting to work, but now it’s the only quite time I get in the day.

They used to hold a Monday morning meeting, but now they only communicate via email.

I used to think that having my own business was impossible, but now I’m my own boss!