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

BCSW - Job Offer


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in the sentence below ,is it past or present tense? thanks in advance
Harry: Well, I could find a job that pays more, but I would enjoy it less...

Hello nicky62,

'Could' is a modal verb which does not have a tense as such and can have past, present or future time reference.

The time reference of this sentence is either the present or the future, depending on the context. It could refer to the speaker's present ability ('I am able to find...') or a possibility in the future ('I could find a job next week...').


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The LearnEnglish Team

hello peter
thank you very much I was sure they are talking about present and future too but the modal could and would in the sentence made me cofound and your explanation helped me to understand it . thanks

i think i have done full the exercise but i can't save or record my achievements, anyone can help me?

Hello researcho2016,

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You need to specialise!
i don't understand this sentence.
anyone else can help me explain ?
thx u so much

Hello huynhthidieulinh,

Specialise means to focus on one area and aim for a high level in that rather than try to do everything. When a doctor specialises, for example, he or she chooses on area of medicine in which to excel.

In the context of this dialogue, the meaning is that being a computer expert is too general. The advice given is to specialise and it means become an expert in one area of computers, not just computers in general.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Please can you help me? What get a peace of the action means?

Thank you very much.
By the way, you on your own?It means to do something by youself whithout helping from someone.