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revolves around • consequence • kids are kids • drop in stocks • flips out
  1. Her life her boyfriend.
  2. She is usually very calm, but when she's stressed she sometimes .
  3. He has to be more careful with his money because of the this year.
  4. It is obvious that a of coming to work late everyday is that you will lose your job.
  5. I told my son to be quiet and well-behaved on the plane, but .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

961 Kids and Money
Diego and Hana debate teaching kids about finance.

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revolves around


Everything revolves around money.

Here, Hannah is saying that money affects all areas of life. Here are two samples.

  1. His whole life revolves around sports.
  2. My dad’s not home much. It’s like his life revolves around work.



There are a lot of consequences.

‘Consequences’ are the result of our actions. The term is most often negative. Notice the samples.

  1. The health consequences of smoking are well known.
  2. Lack of exercise and poor diet can have negative consequences later in life.

kids are kids


Kids are kids after all.

Here, ‘kids are kids’ means that kids are not the same as adults. Notice the following.

  1. Cultures are different, but people are people.
  2. My job is interesting, but work is work. I’d rather be playing tennis.

a drop in stocks


There’s a drop in GE stocks.

A ‘drop in stock’ means the price goes down for a stock price. Notice the sample sentences.

  1. The poor economy caused a drop in stocks.
  2. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused a drop in BP stock.

flip out


They’re going to flip out.

When we flip out we react strongly to something. It’s almost always negative. Notice the following.

  1. When my parents saw my tattoo they flipped out!
  2. He flipped out when he wasn’t accepted to the university.