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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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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


you are right cye19288, it's very useful.

hi everybody,
i'm sorry, my english is not so good but i'm just trying to say something.
well, my first job, was during my hollidays, in a backrei. i met a lot of people. some are kind but other are so rude. but i enjoyed that moment, because i learnt how to save money.

My first job was as a cleaner at my school. I was studying for my A' levels and after school, when all of my friends had gone home, I used to clean some of the classrooms. It was only a couple of hours a night and the work was quite easy. I was responsible for two Craft and Design (woodwork and metalwork) classrooms and two Art classrooms. I also had to clean the toilets next to the Art classrooms and that wasn't very nice. I got paid around 4 pounds an hour and got paid once a fortnight. I spent the money on film and photography materials - this was before digital cameras - photography was an expensive hobby back then.

    I'm Sidra from Pakistan. I was a teacher and during my first job, I earned 4000 Pakistani rupee that is approximately equal to 46 US Dollars. I didn't enjoy my job because the principal of that school was not kind. We had to do extra work after school timings. Though I was a teacher of 9th Class but  she said that I had to write the copies of KG-1, because the class teacher of KG-1 was irresponsible. Often she didn't attend her class and just sat beside the principal because she was the daughter of one of the principal's friends,  that was not fair I thought, and that was the reason I left the job. This was a very bad experience of my first job.... 

don,t worry I think teaching is best  job in the World 

I think so also.

My first job... hmm in 2008 when I've had just graduated from my school. I didn't continue my education in university at the same years. So I decided to go to work in one of Japan electronic company in here. I've ever heard a term called "gap year" - yeah maybe I was in gap year. lol
First couple a week, I was so difficult because I've never worked before and mostly my friends in there were much older than me. I had really no idea what I've had to do. I mean we must spoke or did everything politely not same if we did with our friends at school. but then as longer I stayed I was getting used to, my work was fine. I had got a lot of money - and the important was I could buy all my stuffs that I needed to study at university by my own money. I was quite proud.
I've had resigned two years ago and now I'm in collage. that was such a huge experience I ever had. thank you very much indeed British Council. I've always eager to talk about my first work experience. lol

I'm a student. Recently, I have been working for a cosmetic shop as a salesman for    
3 months. It's a interesting part time job. I have chance to meet a lot of people. At the beginning, I don't know much about cosmetic, now I have a wide knowledge about cosmetic. thanks for the part time job, now I know how to manage the money I earn and I don't have to ask my parents for money. 

Hi...My first job was in Survey company.

this my first time so i don't know what said