A: how oldKeith?
B: he’s 2. how oldJames？
A: he’syear older than Keith, but he looks younger.
B: how’s your father?
A: he’s fine. He retired last week. It’s turning pointhis life. Now he can relaxenjoyretirement.
B: he can spend more time withgrandchilder.
A: oh,don’t think he wants to. He wantstravelseveral different countries aroundworld.
B: so, he wantshavemore active retirement. Good idea!
A: how do you wantspend your old age?
B:the same way, probably.
A: what’slife expectancyyour country?
B: I’m not sure, but probably about 75 years. How aboutyour country?
A: about 70,think. This newspaper article talks aboutproblemsan aging population. It’sproblem that will soon affect mostthe world.
B:heard thatgovernment might needincreaseretirement age, because otherwise there will not be enough workerssupportyoungthe elderly.
A: perhaps we needhave more babies! Tina gave birtha baby boy yesterday.
B: did she? That’s great. However, if we have too many children, that will havebad effectthe enviroment.
A: how’s your son these days?
B: oh, he’s fine. Kids seemgrow up very quickly nowadays.
A: he’ll beteenager before you know it! Teenagers are often rebellious! When do you mine ita good agehavechild?
B:had mine whenwas 24. that’slittle young. I’d suggest you wait until you areyour late twenties., or evenyour early thirties if you havegood career.
A: yes,think you’re right. I’m thinking about havingchild, but not just yet.
B:therebig generation gap between parentstheir childrenyou country?
A; Yes, there is. Teenagers do not wantlive traditonal lives. They wantgo out, have fun,exploreworld. They wantdevelop their own viewlife. Parents usually trydiscourage them, but they don’t often succeed.
B:parents usually give their children more freedommy country. Sometimes they give them too much freedom.
A: it’s almost impossiblegetright balance. If you are too strict, kids might ignore you. If you are too lenient, they might go wild.
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