Jose & Carlos are panhandling on the streets of America. Jose drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage free house and has a lot of money to spend.

Carlos only brings in 2 to 3 dollars a day.

Carlos asks Jose how he can bring home a suitcase full of $10 bills every day.

Jose says “Look at your sign. It says: I have no work, a wife and 6 kids to support”.

Carlos looks at Jose’s sign.

It reads “I only need another $10.00 to move back to my country”.

Vocabulary Help

  • bill – nota
  • bring (bring, brought, brought) – trazer
  • drive (drive, drove, driven) – dirigir
  • kid – criança
  • mortgage free – sem hipoteca
  • move back – voltar
  • panhandling – pedir esmola
  • sign – cartaz
  • spend (spend, spent, spent) – gastar
  • street – rua
  • suitcase – valise
  • wife – esposa