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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.

Elementary Podcasts

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Task 5

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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


I got my first job when I was 19 years old.I was a teacher for social studies in a private junior high school.I earned only One Thousand Seven Hundred Indian Rupies i.e. around 30US Dollar per month.It was very difficult time.But my survival is more important than my difficulties.I had to go to 35 kms from my home village.About 05 kms I used to go by my bicycle and rest by public transportation.Your life is all about your will.Never give up.There is always a solution for each and every problem.

I got my first job when I was only twelve. I got it through my grandfather who was a tractor-driver. He taught me to drive tractor. We worked in the forest. Other men cut trees and I dumped them in a heap. I got 90 roubles for month - a huge sum for 12-old boy.

In the Summertimes, When I went to school, I got my first job as a Painter. I think I was 16.
A lot time ago. In those days many friends ask to me to help them in paint their home. Nowadays my job's changed and fortunately no one more remember my first job.

My first job was vehicles' mechanic assistant. I din't like it so much becouse the oil and grease made my hands and clothes so dirty, but it was important to me and I learned a lot of thinks about cars. My first time driving was in this job whem I was fifteen years old.

Hello everyone !
My first job, was in restaurant, is tough work for months, so later is easy work at the restaurant.
My first pay, i can't remember, what i do. But i think buy shirt, clothes, this stuff.

Thank you British Council, You guys help me very much :)

My first job was as a financial analyst and spent all traveling and meeting places. I love spend time always with my family

I had my first job when I was 14. It was a summer work delivering goods in a shop.

I worked as a drafter on my first job. I can remember my first drawing, it was a bollard for the Genova port. It can look like It is an elementary work, but this is a wrong idea. In that time there weren't the CAD systems, therefore you had to do everything hand free, using only a ruler and a pencil. Really good times.

hello learn english team.
i'm a little confused. in this episode carolina says "i cant live on the money that i've got for this year" i dont understand what exactly means "i've got something" is that equal with "i have...? another example"i've got a car" and "i have a car"

Hello chef-bobo,

In many contexts 'have' and 'have got', used as main verbs, have the same meaning: possession. However, 'have got' cannot be used in other phrases such as 'have a bath', 'have a bad dream' and so on where the meaning is not possession. 'Have got' is also not used as an auxiliary verb in perfect verb forms.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team