ESL Story 7: Getting Paid

 

 

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I worked for a man for three weeks. I worked very hard. Every day I went to work for three weeks. I asked my boss when I was going to get paid. He did not answer. I asked him again and he changed the subject. I called him and he did not answer the phone. Every day I asked him when I would get my first check. My boss just ignored me. I was getting really mad. I was working hard and I was starting to think that he was not going to pay me. I kept asking him. I kept calling him. I even sent him text messages about getting paid. He never responded.
One day he answered the phone. He told me to come to my work at 10am to pick up the check. I said ok. I waited until 10am. At 10am I went to the store. Guess what? My boss wasn’t there.
The next day, I started calling him again. I called him. I texted him and he never responded. A few days later after I canadian online casinos was getting very frustrated, I went to the store. He was there. I told him I needed the money. I needed to get paid. I told him I have 11 kids and a lot of bills to pay. He just smiled and told me to come back the next day.
The next day, I went to the store right when it opened. I went to my work with all of my 11 kids. My boss was there. I asked him for the millionth time for my check. He finally paid me. I was so happy. He finally paid me for my hard work.

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English Listening Activity: Bats

English Listening Activity on Bats:

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English Listening Activity: Slovakia

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Slovakia is a small nation in central Europe. The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava. Slovakia borders with Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. Slovakia has approximately, 5.4 million citizens. Slovak is the official language of Slovakia.

Slovakia adopted its constitution on January 1st, 1993 when it separated from Czechoslovakia. Slovaks value education and the government spends about ten percent of the annual budget on education. Slovakia’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion and historically Slovaks are quite religious; with about 70% of the population being Catholic. Women have equal according to law. Most women work outside of the home.

Many tourists come to ski and hike in Slovakia. 65% of the annual GDP of Slovakia comes from tourism and the service industry.

Soccer is the most popular sport in Slovakia. Ice Hockey is also popular in the winter months.

In 2009, Slovakia started using the Euro. Raising costs and unemployment continue to be a major concern in Slovakia.

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