Johnny, Olivia and Fadi all offer jobs to Harry. What should he do? Written by Chris Rose.

BCSW - Job Offer


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Good morning everybody
I have started learning english for just one day. I am enoying very much with the series episodes

Hi there,

I just would like to know if the phrase " I did think " is correct grammatically saying.
I should use "did" in negative and question sentences shouldn't I ?

Thanks a lot.
Best wishes,

Hello Fernando,

Usually we use 'did' to form negative sentences and questions, as you say. However, we can use it to add emphasis to an affirmative sentence. This is common when we think the other person does not believe us and we are trying to convince them that what we are saying is true:

I spoke to her.

You did not! I don't believe you.

No, really, I did speak to her!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi LearnEnglish Team .
I'd like to know how I can choose a right word in a right place . as you know there are synonyms in English language and other languages . my question is . for example as in episode 2 big city small world . can I use a word 'rest' instead of 'break' like in this sentence . You should take a break sometime .

Hi Ali nasser dine,

Grammatically you can certainly use 'rest' here. However, even words we think of as synonyms are rarely exactly the same in meaning or sense, and they can have different meanings in different contexts. For example, the phrase 'take a break' can mean 'stop doing something for a short time' (i.e. 'Why don't you take a break from that?') but it can also mean 'have a holiday' (i.e. 'Let's take a break in August'). In the first sense 'rest' is possible; in the second 'rest' does not fit.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot Mr Peter. You are a good egg. you always answer my questions. I wish you all the best and success in this site 'britishcouncil' learningenglish.

That’s three job offers I've had in the last five minutes!
IF we talk on grammars is it right?
Three or third??
Thanks beforehand :)

Hello George hel,

'Three' is correct here. You can use 'third' if you change the sentence somewhat:


That's three job offers I've had in the last five minutes.

That's the third job offer I've had in the last five minutes.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Really nice to have three job opportunities in 5 minutes! haha
I think he's been very lucky, and to be honest I appreciate Jhonny, is a workaholic! I think in a job or whatever you do it's important to be very concentrated because it's the right way to become somebody in life.

Hello! I'm a new learner of learning English. The course is very useful and I'm very enjoy it. Thanks a lot! But there's one sentence I couldn't understand. What's the meaning of "get a piece of the action?" Thanks!