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Episode 04

Carolina is having some problems with money. What can she do to solve them? Adam and Rob talk about all the different types of weather you have in your countries.

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Tell us about your first job. What did you do? How much did you earn and what did you spend your pay on? Was it difficult or enjoyable? How did you get it?

Write to us in the comments and we'll discuss your answers in the next show.

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Intermediate: B1

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Hello sir, we use 'been' with ing-form and non-ing form. For instance: 'meat has been cut' so can I say 'meat has been getting cut'?

Hello Muhammad Erad,

The meat has been cut (present perfect passive) tells us that the process has finished and the meat is ready.

 

The meat has been being cut would be the continuous equivalent (present perfect passive continuous) but I can't think of a situation when you would want to use such a sentence. Perhaps if the time taken were somehow noteworthy:

Where is the meat?

It's being cut.

It has been being cut for more than an hour now! How long does it take?

 

You can read more about the continuous aspect here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/continuous-aspect

You can read more about the perfect aspect here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/perfect-aspect

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello sir, if I have to mention two actions which had been taking place, not any more, so I use 'used to' and for second action, I use 'would'.
For example: I used to swim in the ocean and I would surf on every Tuesday.
I am confused whether it is correct or not.

Hello Muhammad Erad,

Provided you are taking about actions rather than states, you can use either used to or would. Stylistically, I think it would be more usual to use one for both actions in the same sentence, but grammatically there is nothing wrong with your sentence.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Cartographer.

My first job was a math teacher in charity school for grade 12( ministerial curriculum).I didn’t earn a lot of money but l liked my job. because I was teach students who is very need. But now I’m working in a new school ( British curriculum) so l want to improve my language and earn more money to help all people’s who needs

Difference between in the building and at the university
First in the building ( you are existing inside building) but Incase you are existing around in building says at)
As at the park when you say at the park means not inside but around it.
I think that’s.

I’m student so i don’t have a job

Tell us about your first job. What did you do? How much did you earn and what did you spend your pay on? Was it difficult or enjoyable? How did you get it?
My first job was as a sofa fitter here in my hometown.
I dind't earn a lot of money but I kind of liked it.I used my payments paying bills and helping my mom out with the house's bills.
First it was dificult to learn how to do this or that but was worth the effort.
I got that job by delivering my resume in their store.

My first job was a waiter in a small coffee when I was 15 years old, really it was a very hard job because I was forced to wake up very early in the morning at 5 o'clock, but fortunately I continued my stay and now I'm a doctor and I'm working now at the university as an associated professor, now I'm trying to learn english because I love it very well, but unfortunately I have a lot difficult to learn it especially in the speaking skill, I hope to have some advices to improve my speaking skill. Thank you very much for your all efforts

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