Magda receives the result of her job interview, whilst Sarah continues to have problems with her house.

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Hi jeany,

We use 'such as' when we want to give one or more examples of the thing we just mentioned:

I love sports such as football, cricket and boxing.

There are some subjects at school, such as history, which he loves and others, such as biology, which he hates.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi ,thanks, Peter. thanks very much.
Just to be absolutely clear , would a sentence followed by the phrase "such as" . I want to use the phrase" such as" to make a sentence, as follow:
Having regular time once a week for relaxation, such as see your friends and have a free talk is a good way to achieve a better balance.
but after I wrote out, I feel there are grammatical errors, but I don't know where is . Can you help me. thanks a lot.

Hi jeany,

Your sentence is good, though I would recommend putting a comma after the word talk to show that your examples are finished. Also, verbs that come after such as go in the -ing form instead of the infinitive form, so you should say seeing and having.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi ,Kirk,
Thanks a lot. I have got another question , would you do me a favor. For me foreign name is difficult to remember. would you tell the differences between first name and last name, and the differences between name and surname. I am trying to do some exercise. They just give some 'name' and asked  me to distinguish which is name, which is surname. How can I do that? hope you can give me some tips on that. 
Thanks very much , The Learn English Team.

Hi jeany,

"surname" and "last name" are two different words for the name that members of a family usually share. "first name", "given name", and often just the word "name" all refer to a the name of an individual in a family - often, the members of a family all have different first names, but sometimes they have the same, when, for example, a mother and daughter both have the same first name.

Traditionally, when a woman married, she changed her surname to the surname of her husband, and then if this couple had children, the children all took the same surname as well. Nowadays, often women do not take the surname of their husband, and sometimes children don't have the surname of one of their parents. Traditions in this respect are still changing and people have the freedom to change names, so it's not possible to say what everyone does.

Most of the time, a person's first name comes first and the surname comes at the end in English-speaking countries - this the surest way to distinguish between them. If you're speaking with someone, you can also ask them - it's not considered to be a rude question to ask.

I hope this helps you!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I`m not so bad in grammar :) I`ve got only one error in task 3 and also in task 4. But I`ve got a question. In task 3, sentence 8, the right answer is "He was so kind helping me find a flat". Why I cannot say "He was so kind to help me find a flat"? What` s the difference? 
Thanks in advance!

Hi ceca ilic,
Great work on the exercises!
There is no difference between the sentences you ask about: "He was so kind helping me find a flat" is identical in meaning to "He was so kind to help me find a flat".
Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you, Kirk!

i didn't understand task 3 and 4, too much fault.

Today, I am unable to see tasks on mu P.C? What's the problem ? Can anyone tell me?Is it because of slow net service?

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