Approaching eighty-five years of age, Mrs. Lipkowitz finally decided it was time to give up her apartment in New York and move to Miami. She was given the name of a Florida realtor, who enthusiastically drove her all over Miami, extolling the virtues of every apartment they looked at.

“And this one, what a steal,” he rhapsodized,”the investment of a lifetime. Why, in ten years it’s gonna be worth three times…”

“Sonny,” interrupted Mrs. Lipkowitz,”at my age I don’t even buy green bananas.”

Vocabulary Help

  • age – idade
  • give up – desistir de
  • realtor – corretor
  • drive (drive, drove, driven) – dirigir, conduzir
  • extoll – exaltar
  • what a steal – que barganha
  • investment of a lifetime – excelente investimento
  • will be worth – estará valendo
  • sonny – filho
  • I don’t even buy green bananas – eu não compro nem bananas verdes

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