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The first minute and a half of most episodes seems to be aimed at first-time listeners, so my students usually fast-forward to the time listed for "Slow dialogue."

English Cafe #447

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:15 -0700

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Topics: Famous Americans – John Philip Sousa; Confidential Magazine and the Criminal Libel Suit of 1957; developer versus programmer versus coder; describing a person with a good character

Words:
composer
to conduct
march
to dedicate
official
to be inspire by
libel
obscenity
to indict
to extradite
to subpoena
mistrial
developer
programmer
coder
upstanding
honorable
principled

992 - Loan Forgiveness Programs

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:15 -0700

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If you’re looking for a way to pay off your student loans, we may have the answer for you in this episode.

Slow Dialog: 1:16
Explanation: 3:14
Fast Dialog: 15:35

Martin: One hundred eleven days and counting.

Georgina: Are you counting down to something?

Martin: I’m counting down to the day when my student loans will be discharged. I only took this job because it qualifies for the loan forgiveness program.

Georgina: But you’ve worked here for over two years already. You mean you’ve been working to pay off your student loans all this time?

Martin: That’s right. I took out loans to subsidize my college education. After I graduated, I had a choice to either start repaying the loans or work in a public service job for three years.

Georgina: Three years is a long commitment.

Martin: You’re telling me, but I had no choice. It was either that or be indebted for the next 10 to 15 years. I couldn’t take that.

Georgina: Now I get it.

Martin: Get what?

Georgina: I’ve noticed you’ve been happier lately and I thought you were finally enjoying your work here, but now I know it’s because you’re getting closer to getting out from under your loans.

Martin: That’s right. In less than four months I’ll be free at last, free at last!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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