“The Necklace” and “$pending $pree”
In both fiction and real life, people can fall victim to believing that the more they have, the better their lives will be. The problem is that ______________________________________________________
_______________________________________. Both the short story “_____________________” and the non-fiction article “___________________________” deal with this issue.
In the beginning of “_______________________,” Mme. Loisel believes that she would be happy if only ___________________________________________________. Given the chance to attend ____________________________________, she borrows a necklace that she believes is made of ________________________ so that at the ball she _________________________________________. Early the next morning things go terribly wrong when ___________________________________________________________________, forcing Mathilde and her husband to ________________________________________________ and __________________________________________. Ten years later, the Loisels are ____________________ and _____________________________, but they are finally free of debt. What a terrible price they paid!
Today’s teen can learn something from the Loisel’s story, because as the article “____________________” points out, nowadays, ______________________________
_________________________________. Because teens nowadays spend an average of ________________ per week, credit card companies __________________________________, and if teens take advantage of what seems like a cool credit card offer, soon enough they can end up __________________ and _____________________________________. Why do teens spend so much and why are they such an easy target? The article suggests that it’s because _______________________________________, and because ______________________________. To help teens avoid the trap of credit card debt, one city ____________________________________
_________________________________. A chart in the article shows that ______________________.
In my own life, I’ve noticed that ___________________________________________________. In fact, my spending habits _________________________________________. By reading “The Necklace” and “$pending $pree,” I have learned that ____________________________