Harry sure is good at his job as he doesn’t come cheap! Written by Chris Rose.

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Hi,
instead "It’s nice to have a change every now and then" I ear "It’s must to have a change every now and then". is it possible?
Thanks

Hi Jobfer,

It's true that the words are elided, but I hear what the transcript indicates.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you all stuff of britishcouncil for what you do for us, we appreciate that.

I've just caught the means of some phrases, such as: keep ahead of the game, take into account, I'm up for it... Thank you so much your teaching!
So I'll have to take into account on studying English everyday instead of listening music/watching movies/playing games, ;)

Hello,
I want to know what do Oliva mean when she say : More? " ?
and what the meaning " there’s no harm in looking " ?

Any sentences indicated that " Olivia thinks Harry is asking for too much money is True " ?

Thank you

Hello walaa,

Olivia already knows that Harry has a lot of job offers so when she says 'More?' she is expressing surprise that he is still looking. She is effectively saying 'You're looking for more job offers? Don't you have enough already?'

 

The phrase 'there's no harm in looking' means that looking will not cause any problems and it may be helpful. In other words, there is no reason not to look.

 

Olivia's reaction makes it clear that she thinks Harry is asking for too much money. She even says directly to Magda that it is a lot of money:

Harry: Great – I’d love to do it. Now then, normally, for a job like that, I’d ask about a grand...
Olivia: A grand!
Magda: What’s a “grand”??
Olivia: A thousand pounds.
Magda: Phew! That sounds like a lot...
Olivia: It is!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hai,
Olivia:can you let me think about that ? I'll get back to you in a day or two.
Why do you use "can you", generally we say "let me think about that".Any difference in meaning ...
Fadi : You don't come cheap, do you Harry?
i can't understand the meaning.. Is Fadi bargaining to Harry for reducing cost?
Please help...
Thank You...

Hi Shree,

Olivia uses a question form to be polite, which is a common way of being polite in English.

I'm not sure that Fadi is bargaining with Harry, but he is making a comment about how expensive Harry's services are!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello again! In this script, they all say, "What's up?", and I know it's a friendly greeting, but in Japan, we learn, "How are you?" at junior high school. I suspect that this "How are you?" is rather old-fashioned, is it right? Please let me know the difference of nuance.
Best regards, Tomoaki

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