Every cloud has a silver lining
This is another interesting story Jenny. You love telling stories, don’t you? What is the moral of this tale, I wonder?
I think Jane took a lot of risks in order to become successful. After her friend suggested she invest in a printing business she had to overcome many hurdles. I’m just glad her husband’s job meant that they had enough to live on when they were getting started.
I’m not sure what you mean by ‘She let other shops to tape film and then printed cards by herself’. Could you explain that a little more?
It was a gamble taking out advertisements in their local newspaper, but happily it was one that paid off. ‘You have to spend money to make money’ as they say. It must be a great feeling to be able to pay all the money you owe back, and have no more debts.
Unfortunately, another disaster struck when the shop she was using went bankrupt. I'm sure she couldn't believe her luck! However, 'every cloud has a silver lining', and in this case the girl who used to work there helped Jane’s business enormously by recommending specialist software.
I think Jane was really kind by letting one of the boys sleep in the shop, so he could save some money. Is university education expensive in China? I'm glad Jane agreed to his other requests, too.
You mentioned Guilin, (which is ) the most beautiful place in China, in the story. Have you been there? What’s it like? Hopefully, one day I’ll have saved up enough money to visit lots of beautiful places in China.
How did her life change out of the blue? I can’t wait to find out what happened next…
Today’s useful English:
(to) take a risk
(to) suggest someone do something OR (to) suggest (doing) something
(to) overcome hurdles/problems/difficulties
(to) invest (money in something)
(to) have enough (money) to live on
(to) take out an advertisement (in a newspaper/magazine)
(to) spend money (on something)
(to) make money
(to) go bankrupt
every cloud has a silver lining
(to) save money (up to do something/up for something)
(to) agree (to something)
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