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baby boomers #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 22:39 pm   baby boomers
 

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ESL/EFL Test #307 "English Slang Idioms (29)", question 10

Analysts say that it is a good idea to invest in retirement housing now that the baby ......... are all retiring.

(a) boomers
(b) makers
(c) risers
(d) burglars

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #307 "English Slang Idioms (29)", answer 10

Analysts say that it is a good idea to invest in retirement housing now that the baby boomers are all retiring.

Correct answer: (a) boomers
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baby boomers #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 23:09 pm   baby boomers
 

Wikipedia says:
A 'baby boomer' is one of the 76 million Americans born during the Post-World War II baby boom. (baby boom=A period when there were an extraordinarily large number of babies born) Other countries that experienced similar baby booms were Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

People born during the 1950s are now reaching retirement age.
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