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Can you believe it? Someone in another group asked me to write some pages of their website in English and French. But they can't pay because 'I'm starting this business with no money.' He said he's a professional photographer and he can do some photos for me instead. Am I wrong to be angry?


Nope! I’d be angry too


I can't help but here's the link to a friend's website. He is a French–English writer and translator


Er … asking people to work for free … not cool!


^^^ This!


Oops! I thought you were looking for someone. Sorry for the misunderstanding smiley


I can't pay my rent with photographs, sorry




True, but professional photos cost a lot of money, especially if you're getting married. Sorry I don't speak French or I would do it cheeky


Here's a link to his photography if anyone wants the job As you can see the website needs some work … wink


@Mylo45 Maybe, but people always ask writers to work for free #PayMe


Yep, if I need photos OK but I prefer to get paid with money


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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Unfortunately I don't share forum chatting because I have no time to do fo so

I don't join in many discussion forums, but I don't know why, especially this is a good way to learn English, I must to improve oneself and find interesting forum to discuss.

i sometimes join in a discussions forums and it usually happen on facebook post. I join part in discussion forum about pubblics competitions for teaching, or in pubblics competitions for become soldiers, or i join part in discussion forum about the disabilities of my city. I am always polite and i alway try to avoid quarrels and i always help the others who need my help.

I rarely attend a forum. I prefer using social media like Telegram, Facebook, WhatsApp and so on.

Does anyone know where to find EASY / SIMPLE English movies for beginners ? I need simple and good moviese, thank you !

Hello Odeta21

I'm afraid we don't allow links to other sites in our comments (which is why the one you included was deleted), but I would recommend Starting Out and LearnEnglish Teens Speaking skills videos as a good place to start.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

I'm going to join in a face-to-face discussion forum next month. I need to prepare for that!

*We were a bit disappointed with / by / in the hotel

Which preposition is correct to use with disappointed there?

Hello amit_ck,

All of those prepositions can be used after disappointed and none of them would be incorrect.

I think disappointed in is most often used about people, and disappointed by for results. In my view, disappointed with is the best-sounding of the three in this context, though all are possible.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your explanation, I didn't actually know such a vatiation followed by "disappointed".
By the way, what about "dissapointed at" ?