Steven and Susan are talking about the harm of gambling.
A: Have you heard that Tom and his wife divorced?
B: I didn't hear that, but I can deduce the reason.
A: Really? Say it.
B: Tom is a kind guy, but addicted to gambling. He spends all his time gambling in the casino and his wife can't put up with his incessant gambling any longer, so she divorced him. Is that right?
A: Yeah, quite right. Gambling broke up a happy family.
B: Yeah, gambling is often a curse. By gambling we lose time and treasure. Two things most precious to a man.
A: Besides that, many people took to gambling and got in over their heads and gradually ruined themselves.
B: In a word, gambling is a vice. We should be away from it
do harm to...
It is obvious that smoking does harm to our health.
It wouldn't do any harm to walk to school for a change.
Have you heard that...?
Have you heard that Jack got a pink slip this morning?
Have you heard that Tom and his girlfriend are getting married?
They got divorced.
I heard that they are getting a divorce.
Ellie wants a divorce.
We cannot deduce very much from these figures.
The police have deduced that he must have left his apartment yesterday evening.
I spend too mucg time watching.
We spent the weekend in Paris.
How do you spend your spare time?
be addicted to
He's addicted to computer games.
He became addicted to alcohol at a very young age.
Gambling is legal in some countries.
Many people want to make a fortune by doing nothing, which is the reason why the gambling industry thrives.
He visited the casino, lost $20, and left.
put up with
I can't put up with such treatment any longer.
I can't put up with that woman any longer.
I can't put up with her incessant complaints.
We should seize the precious chance.
I didn't touch your precious car.
He left the medical profession and took to journalism.
be in over one's head
（to be involved in a difficult situation that you cannot get out of）
Sean tried to pay his gambling debts, but he was in over his head.
I think I'm in over my head with Amy. She wants marriage, kids and a house, and I’m just not ready for any of that. 我覺得我跟Amy現在有點難搞，她想要結婚，要孩子，有個房子。但是我現在還沒準備好。
be away from...
It was very hard for me to be away from my family.
He is away from the office today。
SYNstay away from...