In a historic referendum on Sunday, Greek _____ said “No” to an international bailout. Greece has been in an economic crisis since_____, and has been unable to make recent loan payments.The government asked the public to vote “No” so that it could continue talks with its international creditors. Financial ______ say that a “No” vote could force Greece out of the Eur ozone and possibly even out of the European Union. If Greece abandons the euro, it will go back to having its own currency and its own central bank. Banks in Greece have been closed for over a ____, and citizens have had limited access to funds through bank machines. Unemployment in Greece is currently at _____.
In the United States, Mother’s Day falls on the _________ in May. It was back in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis created this _______ holiday to honor mothers. However, Ms. Jarvis would later criticize Mother’s Day. She said it had become too commercial -- too much about spending money.
Some cultures believe Mother Earth gave birth to everything that exists on our planet. In Greek mythology, a goddess named Gaia was the mother of all. She was said to have created _______. Mother Nature is a little different. This term relates to the natural world as if it were a woman.
It has been said that there is nothing as great as a mother’s love. Some mother expressions mean just that. The mother lode comes from mining. It means the place where the largest amount of gold, ______, or anything else of value can be found.
A boy who is “tied to his mother’s apron strings” is controlled by his mother. We can also call hi ma “mama’s boy.” Both of these terms are even more insulting if you are talking about a man, not a young boy. It can be a huge mistake for a woman to marry a “mama’s boy” who is still “tied to his mother’s __________.”