Listen to the recording on student loans and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Woman: Hey, so how are things going?
Man: Well, great . . . if you are talking about the weather.
Woman: What do you mean?
Man: Well, I have to drop out of school because I don’t have the money for tuition.
Woman: What? I mean, your dad gave you enough money to pay for tuition, books, and room and board for the whole year.
Man: Uh, well, to be honest, I spent some of the money on a new motorcycle.
Woman: What? Your old one was working just fine.
Man: Yeah, but my girlfriend didn’t like the color.
Woman: I can’t believe this. Really? I mean, seriously? Well, what about the rest of the money?
Man: Yeah . . . Well, uh, I spent some on a new smartphone, a few dollars on some designer clothing, and a new dog.
Woman: And now?
Man: Ugh, I need a loan to pay for school.
Woman: Well, just sell the motorcycle.
Man: I can’t do that. I wouldn’t have a way to get around.
Woman: What about a student loan?
Man: Yeah. That’s an idea. Do you know where I can get one?
Woman: No, or you could ask your dad for more money.
Man: I can’t do that! I’m not that desperate. I’ll just have to figure it out for myself.