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Carolina has a new job, but does she enjoy it? Rob and Adam talk about all the different things that you drink.

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Task 8

Exercise

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Do you like your job – or your studies or your school?

We’d like to hear what you like or what you don’t like about your job. Is it interesting and exciting or is it boring and badly paid?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

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Hello!
Carolina said: "Only five more hours to go."
Could you tell me please, what does it mean?
And why five? If I am right in understanding they discussed that they planned to meet at about seven o'clock and at that moment it was quarter past seven.

Thanks in advance,
Marina

Hello Yurmala

'only five more hours to go' means that Carolina still has to work for five more hours. The plan to meet at seven o'clock is for the next day (several lines earlier, Carolina says that she's meeting Jamie at the cinema 'tomorrow').

Does that make sense now?

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, thank you very much, Kirk!

Hello!
Is the 6th sentence in the task 1 written correctly? I thought I can say Emily's friend or friend of Emily, not friend of Emily's.

Hello Dmevko,
The form "friend of Emily's" is quite correct. It's called a "double genitive" or "double possessive" and is the grammatically same as forms such as 'a friend of yours' or 'a friend of his".
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"Emily's friend" and "a friend of Emily" are also quite correct. Note that if you use a pronoun then the possessive is always used, so we say "a friend of mine" and "a friend of his" but not "a friend of me" or "a friend of him".
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Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

I don't like any special thing about my job . I've been working in a bank about eleven years.I work the routine and tedious job all year round and I don't have opportunity to learn new skills .
But the salary is good besids we could get loan which help us to buy home or car. and sometimes I have free time to study language or doing things that I like

hello everyone!
ı am a teacher at a primary school 4th grade now. sometimes ı love my job and sometimes ı think ı find it boring. firstly children have amazing imagination world. speaking with them is very enjoyable. and always ı must to make creatıvıty things for them ı must follow to approaches new education. this isn't only. ı want to train good people. and this is very hard.

Excuse me, could you help me? In task 6, I see the question " how do you do", as I understand this sentence used to ask the people who I meet the first time. Is it right? So when I choose the answer " I am very well thanks" for this question but it's false. Could you give me the way to answer this? And can I use this sentence to greet my friend?
Thanks a lot.

Hi Nancy Nguyen,

'How do you do?' is a formal way of greeting someone that you have just met. There are really only two appropriate responses to this greeting: 'How do you do?' or 'Pleased to meet you' (or something similar, e.g. 'Glad to make your acquaintance'). I expect that saying 'How do you do?' to someone who has just said the same thing to you will sound strange, but that is the standard response.

It would be not be correct use this greeting with a friend or anyone else you already know.

By the way, in all of exercises, after you press the Check answers button, you can press the Show answers button to see the correct answers.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello
Series 3 Episode 10 Task 8 - last question

I shall write one word into the gap to complete the small talk:

A: Can I get you another drink?
B: Yes, please.
A: ____ you prefer wine or fruit juice?

I've inserted 'Do' but the solution is 'Would'.
Why can't I insert 'Do'?
Thank you for your time.
Bye

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