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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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Intermediate: B1

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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

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.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi
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

I worked in a primary school during all my career.My pupils were six to eleven years old.I enjoyed this job because I chose it when I was young;it was very interesting to initiate young children to french,mathematics...and so on and I felt myself very useful.Sometimes,it was difficult with some pupils and it needed much patience and work.Now I am retired but I continue teaching as voluntary.Sorry for the mistakes!

Hello!
The Brazil is a great party because of the carnaval, anyway I like my job.I am teacher. I work with children that is a great profession and is very grateful for me. The children teach us the exercise basic of patient. Teacher in our country don't have a good salary, but that it not important. That is one the most important activiy in the world since the ancient times. So a doctor or scientific man, A lawyer or a engineer, those professional start with help a teacher. The teacher have responsabilty for the shelter the knowledge and change the face the world.
God save the Teacher.lol
Thanks.

Hello

My job is taking wedding films. I'm doing this as freelance. and I love this job. Because, I like work for someone and make someone happy. and I like creating film. so wedding is the best opportunity for me to make it true. There is nothing what I hate in my job yet...

Hello,
I've been working for about ten years as a civil servant and I'm very glad to do something for public. But I occasionally hate my job owing to my colleagues with whom I have to work. Because some of them don't work effectively and some even do not respect their working hours. So I have to deal with the work which they don't do or do wrong.

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