Joe the 4-year-old nephew - is he a pest or just a sweet little boy?

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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that is a nice story i love it but i can't understand why we use:talk business and not talk about business.could somebody explain me that please?

Hello Andja,
We can use both 'talk business' and 'talk about business', but they have different meanings. 'Talk about business' means something similar to 'talk about music' or 'talk about food', that is to discuss a topic. 'Talk business' means to negotiate or arrange things connected with the business that two (or more) people have.
So, you and I could 'talk about business' by discussing our opinions about business in Europe. However, if I say to you 'OK, let's talk business', then it means that we are about to start discussing a deal or some other business-related arrangement that we have together.
I hope that is clear.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank Adam!
I am Thanh Dung,a new member.

thanks for making things clear,u make me understand da difference very well

 joe is really a pest

Hello Adam...
 
Is it true if we use "I will be going to" ?? Because I have read that kind of statement ...But today I just know I am going to

Hi everyone !
 
Me too im really fortunate to learn english in british countil

good voice acting but... there is always a 'but' it felt like they didn't concentrate enough on the theme of the episode which is 'pest' but a little story doesn't hurt.

very nice

Joe isn't only a pest, he's an hurricane!

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