111 A Million Dollars
Listen as a group of people talk about what they would do if they had a million dollars.
If I had a million dollars what would I do? Well first, I would take a portion of that money and put it into savings. That way I would not be able to spend that moneylater. Secondly, I would probably take some money and go traveling around the world. I would do everything that I've always wanted to do on my to do list in life. And lastly I would give money to charities and churches and the rest would be given to my family and friends and everyone I love would be given an amazing present.
Jake / United States
I would buy an expensive house on a tropical island somewhere and a yacht and I would buy a very, very nice car and a private jet. I don't know if a million dollars would buy all this stuff now. But I would just spend my days enjoying life.
Nydja / United States
If I won a million dollars I personally would ... I would probably quit work and apply to a better university. You need money to get into college in the states so that would really help me out. I think I'd definitely buy a new house, maybe not a huge mansion but I wouldn't be renting anymore that's for sure.
Jonathan / Canada
If I won a million dollars what would I do? I don't have the need to have any special large possessions such as a house or expensive car. I think that I would put the million dollars somewhere safe where there is no risk of anything, like the stock market, and I would live off the interest for the rest of my life. Even in a very safe circumstance, the return would probably be three or four percent being thirty or forty thousand dollars a year and I think that I could comfortably live off of that which would allow me to travel and see the places in the world that I haven't been to yet.
Mauro / Brazil
Wow! This question's really great. What would I do with a million dollars? Wow! I would probably invest all this money, but invest in my own businesses. These days I just think about making business, starting a business, so I just want to work for myself, so I would probably invest my money creating businesses and working for myself. It would be something really like that.
Nick / Australia
A million dollars! If I won a million dollars, I'd go around the world. I haven't been to Africa and I'd really like to go. Secondly, I'd buy a really big house with a really big television. Then after, if I had any money left, I would invest. Maybe give some to my parents.
I would take a portion of that money and put it into savings.
A portion is a part or a piece of the whole. Note the samples.
- I'll take a very small portion of ice cream please.
- I'm only going to take a portion of the exercise class because I have to leave early.
to do list
I would do everything on my to do list.
A "to do" list is a checklist of things that you have written down to help you remember what you need to do. Here are two samples.
- My to do list just keeps gettting bigger.
- I keep my to do list right in my phone.
I don't have the need to have any special large possessions such as a house or expensive car.
Possessions are things that you have or things that you own. Notice the following.
- People who have kids tend to have more possessions than single people.
- Sometimes I want to just get rid of my possessions and live in the mountains.
The return would probably be three or four percent
A return is interest or money that you earn on an investment. Here are a couple of examples.
- The return on my savings account is really low, only 1% percet.
- He put a lot of money into his business and it gave him a huge return.
a huge mansion
I might buy a huge mansion but I wouldn't be renting anymore.
A mansion is a very, very large expensive house. Notice the following.
- Most Hollywood stars have a mansion and sometimes more than two or three.
- A vacation in a mansion would be fun but living there everyday would get boring.
the return • a huge mansion