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Money Madness

Pre-Reading Activities

1.Do you believe that ―money talks‖?

2.Many people around us are striving incessantly for money?

What symptoms can be found about this money mania?

3. Pay close attention to words, phrases, sentences, images, metaphors, idioms, figures of speech etc. – in short, the kind of language the writer uses.

4. Read the text. As you read, try to guess the meaning of the boldfaced words from the surrounding words and sentences.

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Money Madness

By Ralph Hyatt

Word count: 1747 The persistent popularity of the antiquated joke wherein one person remarks, ―money is the root of all evil, and his friend responds,‖ ―I know, I’ve been rooting for it all my life‖ is a testimony to the ambivalences and conflicts generated by money in our society. Dow-Jones averages, tax shelters, investment opportunities, and the like make the front pages of our newspapers, respected magazines, and journals. Get-rich books

Money Madness

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