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“American Generations: Generation X” – Real Deal English

27 May , 2014  

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In our second installment of the American Generations series, we’re discussing Generation X. Born between the 1960s and 1980s, Generation X marked a large departure from the Baby Boomers. What is special about this generation? What are their characteristics? What are they like today?

Key Vocabulary:

Generation X

military operation

illegal

to lose faith

economic downturn

“the world is for the taking”

MTV generation

cynical

process information

the Cold War

USSR

gray area

diversity

interracial families

gender roles

entrepreneurial spirit

work-life balance

“Latchkey Kids”

community service

social tabboos

mental disorders

eating disorder

domestic violence

rape

aerobics


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