Johnny, Olivia and Fadi all offer jobs to Harry. What should he do?

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Thanks for the exercise.

Harry: TALKING OF WHICH, what are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be in the shop?

Olivia: I’m just taking a break. I’m fed up of standing in that shop selling shoes all day, to tell you the truth.

What does it mean "Taking of which" in there?

Hello amit_ck
'talking of which,' or 'speaking of which,' are used to refer back to what was said just a moment before for the purposes of linking it to a related topic that the speaker is just introducing after the phrase. In this case, Harry was talking to Olivia about how Johnny is always working. By saying 'talking of which', he means something like 'on the topic of how much Johnny works' and then asks Olivia why she is not working. Using this phrase, he implies that he thinks that Olivia should be working.
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Is “how are things going” mean “How are you” or “How’s everything”? When I can use this phrase?

Hello amit_ck

Yes, that's right: 'how are things going?' is an informal way of asking someone how they are. It's is very commonly used in informal situations.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

I didn't understand some lines when Johnny said(And I’m here to make the most of it!)
what Fadi said( I can’t keep track ) i know the meaning of keep and track individually

hi

very nice conversation, I loved the differences in accent .
I want to ask how can I remember the names ? because it is difficult for me to remember names and that makes the answer difficult .

"Harry – get a piece of the action!" could you please tell me what does it mean?

Hi amit_ck,

Johnny is telling Harry that he should consider working in venture capital too. 'the action' is the work in venture capital, and 'to get a piece of the action' means to work in that field. Johnny thinks this work is exciting and also lucrative.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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