Grammar: Tense shifting（时态变化）
Australia阿布扎比1七月十七日 （新闻报道工作者 Morag MacKinnon） –
“Thirty per cent of people are forecast to be over the age of 65 in
China by 2020. In Australia we are a rapidly ageing population and over
the past three years one million people turned 50. Looking at different
ways to support an ageing population is going to be important.”
“On holiday recently at Pearl Beach I was walking down the road and a
70-year-old lady stopped me and said she loved what I was doing with
Bega, but when was I bringing out the adult formulas?” she says.
Talk about your retirement
Infant formula kicked off the partnership but the teams are already
turning their attention to other products. Holgate says there is an
opportunity in formulas for the ageing population.
MAYA: Look at this gray hair! Ugh. I’m definitely getting older.
SCOTT: There’s no doubt about it, but I wouldn’t worry. I can see only
one gray hair.
MAYA: But I’m sure I’ll get more.
SCOTT: Yup. It’s quite possible that could happen . But there’s also a
chance that you won’t get any more gray hairs for quite a while.
MAYA: I wouldn’t be surprised if it all turned gray tomorrow. I guess
it’s time for me to retire and move to an island.
SCOTT: I’ll go with you. But can you wait for 30 years until we’re 70?
MAYA: Hey – the average age for retirement is 65. That’s when I’m
leaving. And by then, you’ll definitely have gray hair, too.
SCOTT: Yep. It’s highly likely .
He spends lots of time deep in thought. He’s become more kind sociable
reflective as he’s gotten older.
Expressions: Expressing possibility（表明或者）
Vocabulary: Adjectives for character and
Nancy: When you’re married to someone for 30 years, you don’t need to
ask them, ‘Is something wrong?’
Nancy: You know when something’s wrong.
Nancy: My husband Bob retired a few months ago.
Nancy: Before he retired, he was so excited.
Nancy: He was really looking forward to it··· But retirement isn’t
Nancy: Sometimes, it can be lonely.
Nancy: Bob has all his free time now, and he doesn’t know what to do
Nancy: No job to go to in the morning.
Nancy: No kids to play with in the evening, and nothing much else to do
Nancy: He’s always been such a lovely, kind, sociable man.
Nancy: But recently he’s quiet , pessimistic, maybe even depressed.
In 2005, people who were 65 years or older made up 20 percent of the
Yesterday, Grandpa said that he felt lonely when he was young. He also
said that now he is more sociable. （
Corey’s been really sad since he retired. I think he’s sociable
depressed kind .
切磋你的退休。In five years’ time, I will retire at the age of 65. （年后，作者会在 陆16岁时退休。）
I am going to try to socialize a lot, or I will become very lonely.