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

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

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello, my name is Carmen, it's the first time I connect with you. I'd like this way to learn English.
I have a question about the expression : You'll be shoo-in, I don't know what's the meaning in Spanish.
Any teacher could help me?
Thank you and my apologize for my English.

it's not easy for me to listen whole the lesson , maybe my new word is not much , so i can't listen all :(

I've got a quastion. In phrase 'they’ll be calling' when the action happens? The phone call is now, but Magda uses the Future Continuous Tense.

That's an excellent question! This is the reason why many teachers don't like to call 'will' the future tense - because it's not a tense and it doesn't always refer to the future!
'Will' is a modal verb which can be used to describe things that the speaker thinks are almost certain. These can be things in the future ('The new boss will close some factories') or things in the present ('That will be the postman').
So, Magda is talking about the present - her phone is ringing now.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team


could you be so kind and explain me the meaning of " I've got the plaster off it now?"

Is "off " here an adverb or a preposition ?

what does "have got " mean here? to need to  or be forced, or poses ?


Hi Reza,

In this sentence, 'it' is Johnny's leg and he is saying that the plaster has been removed from it. The verb 'got' means something like 'taken' here. He had plaster on his leg, so now it has been 'taken off' or 'got off' his leg.

Does that help?

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team


I can not do the exercices anymore

For example: I see "Preparation". I could read the explanations sentence. But usually under these explanations, the exercices appears.

But in this part and for all the tasks, there is nothing anymore apart the explanations.

It's the case for the previous epidodes I've already done and fotr the future epidodes.

What's happening?

Could you give me any tips?

Thank you


Sorry my English is not very good. :)


Sorry about that - we had a technical problem with our exercises server and it took a few hours to solve it. They should be working now.

Let us know if you have any more problems.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

It is working! Thank you for you answer.


I can add the people to be my friends in this podcast or not?
because maybe we can chat and talking to each other to enhance our English skill... :)