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What do you do for a living? De q-- t------- v----? De què treballa vostè? 0 +
My husband is a doctor. El m-- m---- é- m----. El meu marit és metge. 0 +
I work as a nurse part-time. (J-) t------- c-- a i-------- a t---- p------. (Jo) treballo com a infermera a temps parcial. 0 +
We will soon receive our pension. Av--- e-- j--------. Aviat ens jubilarem. 0 +
But taxes are high. Pe-- e-- i------- s-- a---. Però els impostos són alts. 0 +
And health insurance is expensive. I l------------ d- s---- é- c---. I l’assegurança de salut és cara. 0 +
What would you like to become some day? Qu- v--- f-- d- g---? Què vols fer de gran? 0 +
I would like to become an engineer. M’--------- s-- e-------. M’agradaria ser enginyer. 0 +
I want to go to college. (j-) v--- e------- a l- u----------. (jo) vull estudiar a la universitat. 0 +
I am an intern. Só- u- b----- / u-- b------. Sóc un becari / una becària. 0 +
I do not earn much. No g----- g----. No guanyo gaire. 0 +
I am doing an internship abroad. Es--- f--- u--- p--------- a l----------. Estic fent unes pràctiques a l’estranger. 0 +
That is my boss. Aq---- é- e- m-- c-- / e- m-- j---. Aquest és el meu cap / el meu jefe. 0 +
I have nice colleagues. Ti-- b--- c------- d- f----. Tinc bons companys de feina. 0 +
We always go to the cafeteria at noon. Al m------ s----- a--- a l- c------. Al migdia, sempre anem a la cantina. 0 +
I am looking for a job. Es--- b------ f----. Estic buscant feina. 0 +
I have already been unemployed for a year. Es--- d-------- d-- d- f- u- a--. Estic desocupat des de fa un any. 0 +
There are too many unemployed people in this country. Hi h- m---- d--------- e- a----- p---. Hi ha massa desocupats en aquest país. 0 +

Memory needs speech

Most people remember their first day of school. However, they no longer recall that which came before. We have almost no memory of our first years of life. But why is that? Why can't we remember the experiences we had as a baby? The reason lies in our development. Speech and memory develop at about the same time. And in order to remember something, a person needs speech. That is, he must have words for that which he experiences. Scientists have conducted various tests with children. In doing so, they made an interesting discovery. As soon as children learn to speak, they forget everything that came before. The beginning of speech is therefore also the beginning of memory. Children learn a great deal in the first three years of their lives. They experience new things every day. They also have many important experiences at this age. Despite this, it all disappears. Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as infantile amnesia. Only the things that children can name remain. The autobiographical memory retains personal experiences. It functions like a journal. Everything that is important in our life is recorded in it. In this way, the autobiographical memory forms our identity. But its development is dependent upon the learning of the native language. And we can only activate our memory through our speech. The things that we learn as a baby are not really gone, of course. They are stored somewhere in our brain. We just can't access them anymore… – that's a shame, isn't it?