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Talking about Social Issues
Tony and Samantha are relaxing at home and having a conversation about some news. They are both a little surprised and concerned, but also optimistic.
Learn natural phrases and expressions to talk about social issues.
Samantha: Hey, did you hear the news Tony?
Tony: No, what’s up?
Samantha: Debbie and Brad Snyder got divorced.
Tony: You’re kidding? That’s terrible news. They were the model couple.
Samantha: Yes, I couldn’t believe my ears. It’s real shame, isn’t it?
Tony: Well it shows you that not everything is what it seems.
Samantha: Yes, it sure does. Those poor kids must be devastated.
Tony: They will be okay. Kids always rebound.
Samantha: I suppose you are right. Their kids are really well behaved. They are always really respectful.
Tony: Yes, they really are. They have done a great job raising those kids. When did you hear that?
Samantha: Janet told me a couple of days ago. They’ve been separated for a while now.
Tony: Wow, I never would have guessed it. I bumped into Brad a couple of months ago, but he never mentioned a thing.
Samantha: Yes, they tried to work it out for a while. They were going to counseling for months.
Tony: What a bummer. I guess they just couldn’t agree to disagree on some things.
Samantha: No, I guess not. Well as they say, I guess there are a lot of fish in the sea, right?
Tony: Yes, I hope they both find someone new and it all works out