Talk about your retirement
澳大利亚珀斯1月16日 （记者 Morag MacKinnon） –
Infant formula kicked off the partnership but the teams are already
turning their attention to other products. Holgate says there is an
opportunity in formulas for the ageing population.
Vocabulary: Adjectives for character and
Nancy: When you’re married to someone for 30 years, you don’t need to
ask them, ‘Is something wrong?’
Nancy: You know when something’s wrong.
Nancy: My husband Bob retired a few months ago.
Nancy: Before he retired, he was so excited.
Nancy: He was really looking forward to it··· But retirement isn’t
Nancy: Sometimes, it can be lonely.
Nancy: Bob has all his free time now, and he doesn’t know what to do
Nancy: No job to go to in the morning.
Nancy: No kids to play with in the evening, and nothing much else to do
Nancy: He’s always been such a lovely, kind, sociable man.
Nancy: But recently he’s quiet , pessimistic, maybe even depressed.
“On holiday recently at Pearl Beach I was walking down the road and a
70-year-old lady stopped me and said she loved what I was doing with
Bega, but when was I bringing out the adult formulas?” she says.
“Thirty per cent of people are forecast to be over the age of 65 in
China by 2020. In Australia we are a rapidly ageing population and over
the past three years one million people turned 50. Looking at different
ways to support an ageing population is going to be important.”
Katie seems very sad. Is she
Louis is always deep in thought. He’s very
You spend a lot of time alone. Don’t you get
Joe’s taking food to Grandma. He’s a sweet, kind
She’s so sociable and outgoing. She enjoys
Corey’s been really sad since he retired. I think he’s sociable
depressed kind .
He spends lots of time deep in thought. He’s become more kind sociable
reflective as he’s gotten older.
I think I’ll stay home. I’m not feeling very depressed sociable lonely
I worked with people all of my life. But now that I’m retired, I feel a
bit lonely sociable kind .
It was very kind depressed reflective of you to bring a gift.
Grammar: Tense shifting（时态变化）
Nancy: Bob was always a hardworking man.
Nancy: His job was very demanding.
Nancy: He often worked late into the night, even at weekends.
Nancy: But he did become a successful engineer, and that was good for
us, for the future of our family.
Nancy: But I think he felt bad, felt like he was missing out on the
Nancy: You know, our kids, Eric and Emma, taking their first step,
saying their first word; he wasn’t around for any of those things.
Nancy: But he was a good father.
Nancy: When he retired, Bob said he was going to spend more time with
Nancy: But I have my job and both our children have grown up and moved
Nancy: That just leaves Bob.
In five years’ time, I will retire at the age of 65. （年后，我会在 65
I am going to try to socialize a lot, or I will become very lonely.
Yesterday, Grandpa said that he felt lonely when he was young. He also
said that now he is more sociable. （
Oops. I see another gray hair. I am definitely getting older. Getting
older is scary, but I guess there are some advantages. When I was young,
I (act) acted kind of crazy and wild. I (be) was a little lonely in my
20s. I turned 60 years old yesterday, and I’ve (change) changed . These
days, I (do) do things that are quite … sociable. And I am much more
reflective. In five years, I’m going to (retire) retire . I’ll be 65 by
that time. I’ll (live) live near the mountains and play golf all day.
Reading: The world’s aging population（全球老龄化人口）
In 2005, people who were 65 years or older made up 20 percent of the
Average age in 1950: 29 years old
Average age in 2050: 45 years old
The world’s population is aging. The average age in developed countries
was 29 in the year 1950. By the year 2050, the average age will be 45.
Japan’s population is aging faster than any other developed country. In
2005, 20 percent of the Japanese population was 65 years or older. By
2055, people who are 65 or older could make up 40% of the population.
With aging populations comes increasing concern over paying for
retirement and medical plans.
Expressions: Expressing possibility（表达可能性）
There’s a chance that you won’t get lonely.（你有机会避免孤独。）
It’s highly likely that the average age will
It’s quite possible that could happen.（此事相当有可能发生。）
You definitely gain life experience as you
There’s no doubt that people are living
I wouldn’t be surprised if you enjoy
MAYA: Look at this gray hair! Ugh. I’m definitely getting older.
SCOTT: There’s no doubt about it, but I wouldn’t worry. I can see only
one gray hair.
MAYA: But I’m sure I’ll get more.
SCOTT: Yup. It’s quite possible that could happen . But there’s also a
chance that you won’t get any more gray hairs for quite a while.
MAYA: I wouldn’t be surprised if it all turned gray tomorrow. I guess
it’s time for me to retire and move to an island.
SCOTT: I’ll go with you. But can you wait for 30 years until we’re 70?
MAYA: Hey – the average age for retirement is 65. That’s when I’m
leaving. And by then, you’ll definitely have gray hair, too.
SCOTT: Yep. It’s highly likely .