Elementary Podcasts

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

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


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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?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


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".
"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".
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,
The LearnEnglish Team

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.

Hello User_User,

While both 'do' and 'would' are grammatically possible here, 'would' is the better answer. That is because 'do' asks about a general preference while 'would' asks about a particular example. So I could say that I prefer wine to orange juice generally, but right now I would like some orange juice because I will be driving my car later.



The LearnEnglish Team

I'm working at a company that produces software for banks. I love my job, I really feel satisfied when I write or develop programs. And also I studied Software at university and I love my major, actually I'm interested in working with computer and technology

Hi I worked in the state public service now I am retired but I loved my job
I never used uniform but I had a professional uniforms company in Brasil