Click to use the Talking Dictionary 91. America: It Was All Worth It


91. The phone rang. It was her son. Ten years ago she had left her home country. She had sold her business. She wanted her son to get an education in America. She spoke no English. Her son spoke little English. Her friends and family said she was crazy. She moved to America. She enrolled her son in school. She walked him to school. School was difficult. He didn't understand anything his teachers said. She hired tutors for him. He hated school. She put her foot down. She made him study. His English improved. His grades improved. He became a good student. He graduated from high school. He went to junior college. He finished junior college. He applied for transfer to a four-year university. "Mom, I got accepted to USC!" he said. "Oh, congratulations!" she said, over and over. She was so proud of her son. She sat down and cried. 3.2


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