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Episode 03: Kicked out!

Harry sure is good at his job as he doesn’t come cheap!

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The best website ever!

Hi~ I'm darren from S.Korea.
All of these programmes and your comments are so useful!
I have a question.
I heard this "I'll bring it over", couldn't see in the transcript, after Fadi saying : Hang on, I’ll just get a coffee and then I’ll be with you
what does that mean?

Hi zmsrlf1224,

Well done! Yes, that is someone offering to bring the coffee to Fadi. over is often used with bring and other verbs to indicate movement from one place to another.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you mr kirk for your explanations.
I have one question. I am not clearly understand with the contexts of this conversation.
Harry: You've got to know what's going on..
Magda: Keep ahead of the gane
Harry: Excactly
Magda: I think the internet is a better place to look for jobs,....

Hi hananto,

The context is what is mentioned just before these lines - Harry is looking at job offers and talking about it with Olivia. To understand what they say, try looking up the following words and phrases in our dictionary: go on and be ahead of the game. I think that will help you understand this, but if not, please tell us what you think it means and then we'll help you.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi..
I really love this website.
I would ask (1) what's the meaning of no harm in looking? and why Olivia reply with Suppose not. (2) what's the meaning of "though" here? (3) what's the meaning of "It's nice to have a change every now and then.? (4) what's the meaning of I'd ask about a grand? is the grand same with Fee or money?

Hi hananto,

Thanks for your kind comment!

1. "there's not harm in looking" here means that there is no negative consequence from looking at the job offers available - nothing bad will happen if he does this. When Olivia replies that way, she is agreeing with Harry - she's omitted the word I ("I suppose not" is the full answer).
2. You can find the answer to this in the dictionary (see the search box on the right) in the second entry (adverb) for though.
3. every now and then is also in the dictionary.
4. grand is also in the dictionary (fourth entry: money) - yes, it refers to money here, but is another way of saying a specific number.

I hope this helps you.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi
i dont understand "you dont come cheap!"
and the answer that the next person gives "i am good at my job"

Hi aliakbarahmadi,

It means 'you are expensive' - we would say it to someone doing a service for us.  The answer is explaining why the price for the person's services is high - because they are good at their job.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello there,

I just wanna thank you guys for creating such helpful exercises for us! And it's all for FREE! ;)

Now I can't stop practicing! haha that's what's up ! =)

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