VOA Learning English: 91-Year-Old Achieves Dream, Learns To Fly
You are never too old to try to make your dreams come true! This could be Mary Moe's motto -- the expression that best captures her spirit. Mary Moe has done a lot during the past 91 years. For much of that time, she wanted to fly, but never had the chance – until now. (listen)
Words in this Story
to put something on the back burner – idiom. not getting or needing immediate attention.
calm – n. a quiet and peaceful state or condition; v. to become or to cause (someone) to become less upset, emotional, excited; adj. not angry, upset or excited
collaboration – n. the action of working with someone to produce or create something. collaborate – v. to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
excite – v. causing feelings of interest and enthusiasm : causing excitement). excited – adj. very enthusiastic and eager.
proud – adj. very happy and pleased because of something you have done, something you own, someone you know or are related to.