What economic and financial issues concern you most in today’s world? Here are some possible example:
Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:
even out (verb): make balanced or equal
– We experienced a lot of ups and downs last year, but everything evened out financially in the end.
produce (noun): food grown in a garden or on a farm
– Where do you buy most of your produce for your family?
skimp on(verb): spend money sparingly or carefully on something, often because of economic hardship
– There were times when our family had to skimp on some fun activities because we didn’t have enough money for necessities.
snob (noun): a person who feels their opinions in a particular area are superior to the views of others (negative meaning) OR a person who believes himself or herself an expert on a particular topic OR a person who has exceptionally high standards and is not satisfied by the things that ordinary people like
– My father is a meat snob. You have to buy the highest cuts of beef to please him.
– James is a real snob. He won’t associate with anyone who doesn’t think as he does.
switch jobs (verb): change jobs
– I might have to switch jobs if the company continues to do poorly.
go without (verb): not have enough
– There are some families that have to go without because of economic instability.
– Amber went without sleep for several days while caring for her mother.
Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.
In what ways are your concerns similar and/or different to those expressed by Aubrey and Emily?