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ESL Podcast 440 Ė Being a Self-Made Man/Woman 2009-01-05
ESL Podcast 440 Ė Being a Self-Made Man/Woman
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Slow dialogue: 1:25
Explanations: 3:30
Fast dialogue: 15:43
Edgar: What a crock!

Ann: What is it?

Edgar: Iím reading an article about successful business people who were self-made men and women. I donít believe a word of it.

Ann: What donít you believe?

Edgar: These people didnít pull themselves up by their bootstraps. They were all born with silver spoons in their mouths.

Ann: Not all successful people were born into money and privilege.

Edgar: Thatís true, but it gets me riled up when people who grew up at the country club claim to have had humble beginnings.

Ann: Just because some people were born with a leg up doesnít mean they didnít work hard to get where they are.

Edgar: Where would that hard work have gotten them if they didnít have backers with deep pockets, or if they didnít know people in high places? I know plenty of hard-working people who arenít hobnobbing with the rich and famous.

Ann: Thatís true enough. Who needs the rich and famous? Iíll take my hard-working man over any of them any day.

Edgar: Thatís why I married you Ė a woman with beauty and brains!


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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