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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


to lose faith

economic downturn

“the world is for the taking”

MTV generation


process information

the Cold War


gray area


interracial families

gender roles

entrepreneurial spirit

work-life balance

“Latchkey Kids”

community service

social tabboos

mental disorders

eating disorder

domestic violence



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