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Episode 10

It's Sarah's first day. Philip and Marcia show her around.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Sarah seems very excited to have her own space for the new job. It is, in fact, one of the elements that contribute to creating enthusiasm to a newcomer. I wish I acquired the same motivation!

The word "hot desk" sounds entirely new to me. It enriches my office vocabulary as in our company space is contracting because of the growing number of employees.

Sarah's wink is so cute. I hope she is going to work well with her sales team members.

I've just completed all of the episodes and it was really useful. Thanks British Council! I'm almost ready for my b2 English test now. This is some of the best content I've found for business English. As well as learning English, I'm also learning French Gracias y un saludo, David.

Thank's for the lessons.

O, I understand what means have to hot desk)

Hello.What does mean the word "hot" in this context?
So you don’t hot desk here?

Hello Luisine,

In many offices each desk belongs to one person, who sits at it every day. However, in some offices there is a system called 'hot desking', which means any employee can use any desk. When a person arrives at work they simply choose any free desk and work there.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for answer!

Enjoy the Video quite a lot!
I think I will review it again in the following month.

Sarah, not only got the job, she got my heart too, what a beautiful girl.