Daily Life – I’m in Debt
A: Hello, Im here to see Mr. Corleone.
B: Right this way, sir.
C: Charlie! What can I do for you?
B: Mr. Corlone, Im really sorry to trouble you, but I need your help.
C: Anything for you, Charlie! Your father was like a brother to me.
B: Well, sir, you see, this recession has hit me pretty hard; I lost my job and Im in a lot of debt.
C: I see..
B: Yeah, you know, I’ve got credit card bills, car payments, I’ve got to pay my mortgage; and on top of all that, I have to pay my sons college
C: So youre asking for a loan.
B: Well, I just thought maybe you could help me out.
C: What? At a time like this? Im broke too, you know! Youre not the only one who has been hit by the recession! I lost half my money in the stock market crash! Go on! Get outta here!
trouble: disturb or bother
recession: a period of time when the economy of a country is bad
hit me pretty hard: had a strong, negative affect on me
debt: the amount of money you owe to a person, bank, company, etc.
on top of all that: besides that, in addition to
broke: not have any money
borrow: take and use some money, and return the equal amount of money at a later time
pay back: return the money you borrowed
a loan: amount of money borrowed
take out a loan: borrow money
unemployed: having no job
downturn: a time when the economy is worse than usual