Listen to an interview with a retired doctor, Rajan Mehta, about his life working in the UK.

Professionals Podcasts - English for Medicine - A Doctor's View

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Britishcouncil learning english was, is and will be my favourite website for learning English.
Thank you indeed.
My special section is word on the street, I love Ashlie and Stephen.
I think doctors are respected all over the world, but we should not forget the huge responsibility of being a doctor.
I am a doctor; once I meet a patient, I feel every moment of his/her suffering.

i think doctors and engineer and especially teachers are respectful but in my country sometimes is changed and these days engineer have high value may be because of the money that they earn

I think that there is a lot of respect professions in my country such as a doctor, a teacher,an interpreter, a diplomat and etc.
Many Russian people prefer to live and work in own country.
Unemployment in Russian Federation isn`t increased for the last years.
I'm very eager for learning English with this podcasts.
With love from Russia;)

Many jobs have great reputations in my country, for instance, doctors, judges in law courts, soldiers, and teachers.

I recon these days there are lots of people living and working abroad. It is much smaller world today, isn't it?

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the last sentence of the conversation, Rajan said:"It's been a pleasure." I don't understand the grammer of it, I thought people should say "It's a pleasure". What's the difference, am I wrong?

Hello Iris on earth,

The present perfect ('it's been' = 'it has been') is appropriate here because Rajan is referring to the conversation he's finishing with the interviewer. 'It's a pleasure' is normally used as a way of saying 'you're welcome', i.e. after somebody has thanked you for something.

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Kirk
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Among the professions, medical job is Always the most respected in Italy , because it involves health protection. Also engeneer's and architect's jobs are respected but not as medical profession.
Many italian people live and work abroad because unemployment is increased in last years.
Working abroad can be an opportunity to get success and money. That is not assured in Italy for economic crisis.
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Hello, one against, i has a question for you. In the interview-up, there is a phrase "... there weren't so many problems with long waiting lists". I demand that why they use "so many problems" but not "so much problems". Normally, so many + countable noun and contrast, so much+uncountable noun , so for me, "problems" is a uncountable noun, so we should use "so much problem"?

Thank you for your answer.

Nguyen Thi Binh

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