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ELEMENTARY - UNIT 1A- READING 1 (page 1)

THINGS HAVE CHANGED
Things have changed. I remember when I was a young man. My wife used to stay home and clean the house and look after the children. She used to make clothes for the children. When my shirt lost a button, she used to sew it on. If our socks had a hole, she used to fix them. She used to cook dinner every night. Once a month we had Chinese take-away.

I used to go to work every day. I used to wear a shirt and a tie and a hat to the office. I used to polish my shoes every evening. On the weekends I used to mow the lawn and clean the rubbish bins.

Today things are different! Today young parents throw old clothes away. They pay for someone to do the gardening and the cleaning. They eat out several nights a week. It is a different world!

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