Johnny, Olivia and Fadi all offer jobs to Harry. What should he do? Written by Chris Rose.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello learning English team I am new at here but I love British council this website is great

I 'll have a word with the human resources people tomorrow.i can't understand the meaning..

Johnny has just gone off to work ..
Johnny has just gone for work ..
is there any difference in meaning ? Please explain the usage of "gone off"

------Thank You..

Hi Shree99,

'have a word with' means 'speak with'. One of the seven main meanings of the phrasal verb 'go off' is 'leave'. 'go for work' is not correct to speak about where you are going to work outside of some specific context -- I'd recommend 'go to work' instead.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for your help.

I listened three times.Then I worked on all the tasks.The result is not perfect, but I'm quite happy. Thank you.


It was very difficult to me, I wil try again in the future. Thanks.

Hi The LearnEnglish Team,

Can you tell me, what's the meaning of "you on your own", please.


Hi hakimanh,

This is an informal phrase meaning the same as Are you on your own?


In very informal speech we often use sentences with a rising intonation in place of yes/no questions:

You from here? = Are you from here?

You know him? = Do you know him?


The intonation is important to make it clear that you are asking a question!



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Am very satisfied with this fantastic online courses thanks all of you #brithishcouncil