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Episode 02: Job offer

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1



I have a question, in the preparation, before to listen the audio. There is one word that im confused, 'virtuoso' for what i know its a spanish word which means someone who is honest. This word was used as its spanish meaning or has another meaning?


Hello lorevega,

In English the word 'virtuoso' is used to describe someone who is incredibly talented in a particular area. Its origin is in music but it can be used in other areas too. It can be a noun to describe a person (She's a real virtuoso on the violin) or an adjective (He gave a virtuoso performance).



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Some audios doesn’t work is there any links as a replacement ?

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I 'll have a word with the human resources people tomorrow.i can't understand the meaning..

Johnny has just gone off to work ..
Johnny has just gone for work ..
is there any difference in meaning ? Please explain the usage of "gone off"

------Thank You..

Hi Shree99,

'have a word with' means 'speak with'. One of the seven main meanings of the phrasal verb 'go off' is 'leave'. 'go for work' is not correct to speak about where you are going to work outside of some specific context -- I'd recommend 'go to work' instead.

All the best,
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