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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


Hello sir, what is the difference between cemetery and graveyard? I want details from religious point of view.

Hello Muhammad Erad,

Most people use the words interchangeably, but I think cemetery is a more general term and can be associated with a religious building or be part of the town (a municipal cemetery). Graveyard is more specifically associated with the part of a church's land which is used as a cemetery.



The LearnEnglish Team

After I have graduated from university ,i've got a training year in a health ministry, and they was paying me 250 pound a month

Hello Sir!
'Punishment for speaking about worldly matters at mosque'. Is it grammatically correct?

Hello Muhammad Erad

That looks correct to me, though it really depends on the context it's used in.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

When I was about twelve years old, I started to work as an assistant painter, helping my father with his building jobs.So, the money wasn't the most important thing for me, of course, but at that time, I started to realise the value of job, the difficulties my father had to pass through in order to support our poor family and provide our livelihood,and at the same time, the social injustice and exploitation of ordinary workers, like my dad...Later, during my university years, I started to work as a musicin playing the piano and singing at nights. I earned enough money to support my studies, and so I manage to relieve my family.That was my first musical step and they followed others until I finally became a professional musician...

"The teacher is to teach" Is it correct?

Hello Muhammad Erad

Yes, that is a grammatically correct phrase, though, depending on what you mean, it might be best to avoid wording it this way.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

My first job was a technical support (IT) to users. At least it was what I thought :) I was excited because I liked very much to resolve issues with computers but given that my knowledge was limted, my team leader began to make me write just computer' serial numbers to create a local database.
So, It was very boring but in the meantime I tried to steal with eyes everything I can from other technicians' experience.
I got it after my accountant diploma...yes, I know, it's totally different but I had a big passion for computers. I was a self-taught.
I worked in different cities of Italy and my salary wasn't very high but I was 22, so it was enough to be able to go out sometimes with friends, buy something, etc.

1) May God bless him!
2) May! God bless him!
3) God bless him!
4) May he be blessed by God!

'Exclamation mark' is common in all four sentences but I am confused with usage. Which one is correct and is there any better way to write same sentence. Kindly guide me.