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Episode 10

It's Sarah's first day. Philip and Marcia show her around.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello hiba alvi,

You can check the transcript if you are not sure why a certain answer is right or wrong. In the transcript you can see the following:

I had a team of three.
Well here you’ll have six people under you

Thus Sarah will manage six people, not three as previously.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello,
I don't understand why there are not a verb in the sentence follow: "...So you don't hot desk here", Can you tell me, please?
Thank you very much

hot-desk is being in the sense of verb, though it is not

thank you so much!

Hello nguyenthibinh,

In this sentence, 'hot desk' is being used as a verb. English is a very flexible language and words sometimes extend their range of use in this way, with nouns being used as verbs (the technical name for this is 'denominalisation').

For example, 'blog' was first a noun: I have a blog. Very quickly, it also became a verb: I blog every day. In business, plans can be 'actioned' and on the internet a topic can 'trend'. In motor racing, a car 'pits' and in golf a player 'pars' a hole.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Marcia Boardman: Let me show you to your office...
Philip Hart: Ok... we’ll leave you to it then!
Sir, I think the above sentences from the transcript are wrong and they should be - " Let me show your office to you." and "Ok... we’ll leave it to you then!" respectively.

Hello Rahul,

I've checked and the sentences in the transcript are quite correct: they are what is said in the video and they are grammatically correct.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, you mean all the sentences are correct:
1. Let me show your office to you.
1. Let me show you to your office.
2. Ok... we’ll leave it to you then!
2. Ok... we’ll leave you to it then!

Hello Rahul,

Yes, that's correct – all four are correct.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,

For question five, the correct response is False but I don't understand why... We can read and hear:

Marcia Boardman: Other than that, how you organise your time is up to you...
Sarah Timms: That’s fine – I’m a good time manager!
Philip Hart: Ok... we’ll leave you to it then!

for me, Sarah will work with a timeable....

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