A: Hello, I'm here to see Mr Corleone.
B: Right this way, sir.
C: Charlie! What can I do for you?
A: Mr Corleone, I'm really sorry to trouble you, but I need your help.
C: Anything for you, Charlie! Your father was like a brother to me.
A: Well, sir, you see, this recession has hit me pretty bad. I lost my job and I'm in a lot of debt.
C: I see.
A: Yeah, you know. I've got credit card bills, car payments. I've got to pay my mortgage and on top of all that, I have to pay my son's college tuition.
C: So you're asking for a loan.
A: Well I just thought maybe you could help me out.
C: What? At a time like this? I'm broke too, you know. You're not the only one who has been hit by the recession. I lost half my money in the stock market crash! Go on! Get out of here!
1.recession經濟衰退。In a recession, many people lost their jobs.在經濟衰退中，很多人失去了工作。The economy is starting to climb out of recession.經濟正開始慢慢走出蕭條。
2.in debt負債累累。If I owe you money, I'm in debt.如果我欠你錢，我就是欠債。
3.mortgage房屋抵押貸款。A mortgage is a type of a loan. Basically, it's a loan that helps you to buy a house.抵押貸款是貸款的一種，幾本書就是幫助你買房的貸款。
4.loan貸款；借出。We could apply for/take out a loan to buy a car.我們可以申請貸款去買汽車。
5.broke破產的；身無分文的。go broke破產。Many small businesses went broke during the recession.經濟蕭條時期，許多小企業都破產了。