105 Banking Holiday

105 Banking Holiday

Update: 2022-07-161


In this practice English Dialogue, Emma talks about the recent banking holiday in the U.S. On federal or banking holidays in the U.S., banks are closed but other places may be open or have special hours, such as gas stations and grocery stores.

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Transcript Emma (00:02): Welcome to a practice English dialogue with Dialogue Frog. So, Luke, what have you been up to lately? Luke (00:10): Um, not much. What about you? Emma (00:15): Oh, just the usual. I had to run some errands the other day, but because of the holiday, I encountered some problems. Luke (00:22): Uh oh. Were people partying? Emma (00:24): Well, I mean, there was that. That's true, but more like, whenever there's a holiday, depending on the holiday, sometimes some places are closed, right? Luke (00:33): Yeah. That's true. Emma (00:35): So, in this case, it was, uh, the 4th of July on Monday, right, and the 4th of July in America is what's called a, a federal holiday, but also sometimes it's called a banking holiday. Luke (00:47): Oh yeah. Emma (00:47): And so when we call it a banking holiday it's because the banks are closed. And so sometimes you can go to, for example, the gas station, but you can't go to the bank because the bank will be closed for the, for the fed

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105 Banking Holiday

105 Banking Holiday

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