14. Oscar faced a dilemma



debt: money owed

dilemma: a decision that must be made between two potentially undesirable possibilities.

stack: a pile; paper organized vertically

Oscar faced a dilemma.

He found sixty thousand dollars in a paper bag in the street, and he needed to decide what to do with it.

Six stacks of 100-dollar bills sat on his kitchen table inside his small apartment. It would have taken him nearly three years to make that much money from his job at a local manufacturing plant. Imagine what a person could do with sixty thousand dollars!

Oscar needed the money. He had several thousand dollars in credit card debt. He had a small loan to pay off, and he was a month late on his rent. Not only would he be able get rid of all his debt with this money, he would also be able to buy a car.

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Now you try it. Read the paragraphs above. If you have a microphone, you can record your voice and compare it to my voice.

Check your comprehension. Choose the best answer for each question:

1. D

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