Can Magda get her dream job by following Johnny’s interview advice?

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Hi Nick

Harry uses the phrase 'all the time' as an adverbial of frequency.  You can find out more information about these here: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/adverbials/adverbials-time/how-often 

More generally, the present simple is used when we describe permanent features or thinks that don't change. If Harry had used the present continuous, it would indicate that he thought that Johnny's work talk is a temporary thing.

When my sister was pregnant with my niece, all she would talk about was babies. I could imagine having said: "Wow, she's talking about babies a lot!"

Now, she has given birth and baby-talk has been replaced with talk about my niece. This is a more permanent situation so I might say: "Wow, she talks about Penny a lot!"

Does that help? If not, please let me know and I'll try to explain more clearly.

Thanks

Jack

The LearnEnglish Team

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 Hi all!
I didn't understand what  "I’ve got the plaster off it now" 
means, could someone explain me?
thanks

 Hi Fayza

The 'plaster' that Johnny is talking about is a hard pot that a doctor puts around a broken bone. If you break your arm, the doctor will wrap your arm in a hard white bandage to hold it still and protect it. This is a plaster. Johnny is saying that his leg is much better and that his doctor has taken the plaster off it.

Thanks

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team 

 oh, I see now
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