interest  興味

October 19, 2014 =========
☆ interest  興味
Today let’s look at some other nouns that use the word “interest”. Do you know any? Here are some:
compound interest – compound interest is the interest that is calculated on the original sum of money and on the interest that has been previously paid. Albert Einstein said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.” So true don’t you think?
human interest – we describe a news story as a “human interest” story if people will find it interesting because it gives interesting details about the person involved in the story.
self-interest – if you think someone is motivated by self-interest only then you disapprove of them because you think they only want to do what is best for them and don’t think about others.
vested interest – if you have a vested interest in something you have a strong reason for acting in a particular way. For example, you want to protect your money, your position or your reputation. As you can probably imagine, this word is commonly used to describe politicians, as they often act with a vested interest in order to make sure they are reelected.