Harry sure is good at his job as he doesn’t come cheap!

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Intermediate: B1


Thank you british council for all lessons.

Just I want to say you that I'm begining to learn English and it's had been interesting to me because the american and Brithis has a lot of thing to get and learn thankyou by your effort and I'll be often here to more
From Colombia to your thank a lot

Dear English team,
I do not understand the meaning of this sentence: "If you take into account the work I'll have to put into it, all my time.". Could you please explain me that? Thank you in advance.


Hello hakunamata1991,

It helps to look at phrases in context. The context here is:

Magda: Phew! That sounds like a lot...
Olivia: It is!
Harry: It isn’t really...that’s what these things cost now...if you take into account the work I’ll have to put into it, and all my time...

'Take into account' means 'include' or 'don't forget about', so Harry is saying 'it isn't so expensive if you include my work and time in the calculation'.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team


so what is the different between flat and apartment or house or ...

Hello StrangeGr,

You can discover the differences between these words by looking them up in our dictionary. Note that two of them mean the same thing, but one is more common in American English and the other is more common in British English.

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team

Excelent!!! I think it's a good way in order to learn English. Thanks you!!!

Hi there
it's really very interesting lessons , but I've problem with the word '' though '' :'( is it means however or means another thing , please let me know

Hi kralce,

The first stop for this kind of information is our the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search window on the right. Type in 'though' and you'll see definitions, examples and more.

You can also try this page, which has information on several similar words; 'though' is an alternative to 'although', and has the same meaning and is used in the same way.


Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team