Anne is thinking about her retirement plans. Watch and listen to her and then focus on the activities about different verb patterns.


Task 1 - comprehension

Task 2 - gap-fill


Hello, today I'm going to talk to you about retirement. In Britain people usually retire when they are about 65 years old and they stop working and start getting a pension from the government and sometimes from their job.

I'm at the age when I'm starting to think about retiring but I wonder if I'll get bored. Everybody says it's important to keep busy when you retire so I wonder what I'll do to fill my time.

I really like swimming so that's something I could do two or three times a week. I enjoy gardening, which is quite a traditional thing for retired people to do. I love travelling, but then you need to have quite a lot of money to travel and when you retire you often don't have too much money. I don't mind cooking and cleaning, so that's something I could keep busy with. I would like to learn another language and I think I would enjoy learning to speak Turkish, so I could go to language classes. In fact, when I think about it, I think I'll be quite busy when I retire.



  • At what age do people usually retire in your country?
  • What kinds of things do they usually do?
  • Do you know any retired people?

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I lived in Iran.People usually retire at 60 years old.They try to give  much money and do anything.Somrtimes they do gardening and going to the park with another retirement people.My mother  is retirement. 

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yes they do prayer more than normal routine ,somebody love gardening, spending time with their grand siblings ,watching tele and chat on skype .There is no recreational stuff in pakistan. so thats why very tough to beat the time


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Thanks Wasim and Amir. It seems that retired people do similar things all over the world.