LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

98-Year-Old Woman Proves There’s No Age Limit On Helping Others

Evelyn, 98, takes “love thy neighbor” to heart. When the retirement community where the nonagenarian lives discontinued its bus service, her neighbor Joyce was unable to go to the grocery store. Knowing that Joyce was afraid she’d have to switch facilities, Evelyn sprung into action.

GLOSSARY

  • to be stuck (stick-stuck-stuck)
  • driver’s license [AmE] = driving licence [BrE]
  • hot rodder <informal> sb who drives very fast.
  • drag race: a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that canaccelerate the fastest.
  1. Watch the video “I Like Being 98” (3’49’’).

  1. LISTENING: Answer the following questions:
  1. Why did Evelyn lose her driver’s license?
  2. What does her daughter tell Evelyn?
  3. And what does Evelyn answer?
  1. SPEAKING
  • What do you think of Evelyn’s initiative? Do you know any elderly person who’s done something similar to help others?
  • How do you imagine your life will be in your old age?

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LISTENING: Answer the following questions:

  1. Why did Evelyn lose her driver’s license? Because somebody thought she was too old.
  2. What does her daughter tell Evelyn? “You shouln’t do this, you shouldn’t do that.”
  3. And what does Evelyn answer? “I’ll do as I please.”

Swanson, Karin. “98-Year-Old Woman Proves There’s No Age Limit On Helping Others”.

The Hufftington Post. 3 March 2014.

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