Thursday, October 5, 2023

Why Immigrants Are More Hopeful Than US-born Americans

VOA Learning English: Why Immigrants Are More Hopeful Than US-born Americans 

"She described what the immigrants told her this way: “They said, ‘You know, I face challenges here in the U.S., but it's far better than where I came from. And I have this belief that things will be better for my children.’” read more (also listen to the mp3 audio)

Words in This Story

challenge – n. a difficult task or problem

opportunity – n. an amount of time or a situation in which something can be done

forefront – n. the most important part or position

insurance – n. an agreement in which a person pays a company regularly so that the company will pay for part of, for example, a health care cost later on

talk down to –v. (phrasal) to speak as though you are talking to a young child when you are not talking to a young child

bully – v. to try to force people to do things by making threats

harassed – v. to annoy or bother (someone) in a repeated way over a period of time

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