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Episode 10: You'll be a shoo-in!

Can Magda get her dream job by following Johnny’s interview advice?

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Intermediate: B1


Hello, bimsara, and welcome to LearnEnglish!

Yes, that sentence pattern is correct. It's them! They will be calling... is an example of the future perfect continuous used to talk about what we think is happening - compare with The kids are very quiet. They’ll be doing something wrong, I know it! on the grammar page. To tell is the infinitive of purpose - it tells us why they are calling.

Hope that helps!

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you Jeremy..i got the idea.

I still confuse fill the blanks with preposition without any option. is there anyone could give me some tips about it ? thanks before ^_^.

Hi meidi,
You can find information about prepositions on many pages on LearnEnglish.  A good way to find them is to use the search window on the right.  Just type 'prepositions' in and you'll get a long list of results:
You'll see many useful pages there, I'm sure.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm new coming and really want to take part to the discussions.I'm learning English at the moment and really want to improve my level.Thanks....

What does "take for granted " means? I'll be very grateful,if anyone answers it 

Hello noor us sahar q...
This is just the sort of thing which our Cambridge Dictionaries online window (on the right of the page) can help with.  Type your phrase ('take for granted') into the window and you'll find the answer to your question.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! there how's it going :D I wonder why "making" was used in this statement instead of "makes"
he’s having another look at my leg, making sure it’s ok.
is that mean we use the verb + ing to contact between the sentence 
I hope that I can find the answer because I have a lot of problems is this area thanks in advance 

Hi Essam Ahmed,
Things are going fine, thanks!  This sentence is an example of a participle clause and, as you say, it is a way of joining sentences - specifically, when there are two actions which happen at the same time.  For example:
He's having another look at my leg + He's making sure it's OK
= He's having another look at my leg, making sure if it's OK.
You can use this kind of participle clause with different tenses - the first action tells us the time (past, present or future) and the -ing clause agrees with it.  Here's another example, this time with a past time reference:
She walked down the street + She looked at the houses
= She walked down the street, looking at the houses.
For more information on these and related structures try these links:

I hope that helps with your problems!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

It is very difficult for me to understand what clause is and what is the difference between phrase and clause I always mixed them.As i go deep in English Grammar I get confused.I have found the solution for it I think I should learn English by listening and speaking and by practicing basic Grammar.Am I right?