1. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
  2. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
  3. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
  4. Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
  5. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.

Vocabulary Help

  • how come – como pode
  • so little time – tão pouco tempo
  • child – criança
  • afraid – medrosa
  • dark – escuro
  • teenager – adolescente
  • stay out – ficar fora
  • feel younger – sentir-se mais jovem
  • scratch – coçar
  • find (find, found, found) – encontrar
  • driving ambition – ambição motivadora
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