A: Hello, I'm here to see Mr Corleone.
B: Right this way, sir.
C: Charlie! What can I do for you?
A: Mr Corleone, I'm really sorry to trouble you, but I need your help.
C: Anything for you, Charlie! Your father was like a brother to me.
A: Well, sir, you see, this recession has hit me pretty bad. I lost my job and I'm in a lot of debt.
C: I see.
A: Yeah, you know. I've got credit card bills, car payments. I've got to pay my mortgage and on top of all that, I have to pay my son's college tuition.
C: So you're asking for a loan.
A: Well I just thought maybe you could help me out.
C: What? At a time like this? I'm broke too, you know. You're not the only one who has been hit by the recession. I lost half my money in the stock market crash! Go on! Get out of here!
1.recession经济衰退。In a recession, many people lost their jobs.在经济衰退中，很多人失去了工作。The economy is starting to climb out of recession.经济正开始慢慢走出萧条。
2.in debt负债累累。If I owe you money, I'm in debt.如果我欠你钱，我就是欠债。
3.mortgage房屋抵押贷款。A mortgage is a type of a loan. Basically, it's a loan that helps you to buy a house.抵押贷款是贷款的一种，几本书就是帮助你买房的贷款。
4.loan贷款；借出。We could apply for/take out a loan to buy a car.我们可以申请贷款去买汽车。
5.broke破产的；身无分文的。go broke破产。Many small businesses went broke during the recession.经济萧条时期，许多小企业都破产了。