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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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


How could you work for 3 years without a salary?. What did you do after that?

my english is very bad kkk
My first job was carwash when i was 15. It was very hard. I worked during 12 hours of day.

Hello ¡ like firstly to thank your team the oportunity what offer us to improve our english. I have to said I visit you always I can.
What about my first job? My first job was part time job in Burger King here in Spain. I used to take  care of local cleaning and take the orders for the kitchen.
I started in this when I was eighteen , but I don´t remember this like a bad job, on the contrary I enjoyed myself the experience because all the people was as the same age and we were all day jocking, though we had to work hardly sometimes.

Like Adam and like Afridi in Sweden my first job was as a paper boy when I was 14. After that I did a number of other part-time jobs when I was still at school. I worked in a big garden centre, sweeping the floor and I worked as a barman for a while.
When I was a student at university I worked in a shop, in a factory that made pots and pans and in an insurance company. I always seemed to have a part-time job but never seemed to have any money. I think I bought too many CDs!
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My first job was a  Quality controller in a garment factory in 2001. It was very hard work,  because I had to work ten hours for a day with out any break. I earned  Rs.6000 for a month then I spend for my expenses and the rest send to my mother .I worked with my friends so when we having a break we enjoyed much as well. That job I found through one of my friend, Then  I get chance thanks to her and also thanks a lot british council.

For the first time, I worked as a waitress in a small restaurant in Korea during the first summer holiday of my university. The restaurant sold just one food called gimbab, whose prototype is that rice is rolled by laver with other ingredients such as pickled radishes, carrots, cucumbers or spinach, ham and fried eggs. I got this job immediately when I had seen an advertising on the wall of the restaurant. It's really small and I worked everything from taking orders to washing-up except cooking. The work was simple and easy but the weather was really hot. It was terrible. Before that time the weather in the south of Korea didn't used to be too hot; it used to be around 30 degrees Celsius in the summer but at that time the temperature reached to 37 degrees. But the restaurant had had just one electric fan for a cook not waiters or waitress. So I couldn't work for a long time. I worked just 15 days and I I spent the money buying mountain bike. But the end of the holiday, I lost my bike.

Hi, Its me Afridi from Sweden. I am a paper boy and master chemistry student. My job became very difficult when it raining or snowing and its true that during the job only headline can be read because of less time.

Hi, my first job was a teacher , I teach math , I earned 170 LE , I love children so H enjoyed teaching them .

my name is somoud.  Im from palestine i want to learn english .
and speak it well
how can help me????

My first job was in an elementary school for blind children as a music teacher. It was an experience very important for me that allowed me growing from a professional viewpoint and personally!