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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


After I had finished the university, I worked in a private hospital's laboratory as a biologist. This was my first job. I initially was getting tired very much because I'm unexperience in using laboratory instruments and trying to learn everything which was related to laboratory. Although I didn't earn a lot of money and working hours were very long, I gained much experience so I was happy.

Hi everyone. My first work had been when I was twenty four years old. I have just finished university in Poland. It was my first work and it was horrible. I worked only three months. I worked as debt collector in private company. My chief wanted only money. I worked from eight a.m to four p.m. All day I only called to clients and talked "When you will give back money to my company; When you will pay for something". Once I went by car to my client and I crashed this car and that I just finished this work. Now I was thirty seven years and since ten years working for polish government as office worker.

Hi, When i was 12 year old in my 7th std, i wanted to buy a video gamer so i decided to go to work on my annual holidays, then i used to work for a shop as helping boy where cloths are sold. I worked there for about 15 days as i didn't want to continue working and i was paid 10 rs a day , that is fun when i think about it and a good memorable event that it was my first job.

When I was younger, I used to work on holidays with my grandfather in his farm, I wasn't paid for it and was really difficult because it's a hard work to do, you need strength and you have to deal with animals (oxen, horses), be patient and persistent. We farmed corn, wheat and barley. Those were lovely days where I really learned the value of working.

When I was 13 year old,I liked to do craft work of wool,bamboo sticks etc.which also I was sold to my neighbors.they were given me money for that and I was enjoyed it a lot. In collage days I was taking home tuition as a part time job. Home tuition means goes to little students home and teach them.The money earned from tuition was helped me to purchase books for my collage study and other things also.
I was enjoyed all these experience a lot.
British council ,what do you think about my experiences and about my English also ?

Hello diazykiran,

Thank you for your comment. It's great to read about people's lives and experiences. We have users from all over the world and I'm sure many of them are interested to know how people in other countries live.

We don't correct comments here on LearnEnglish as we simply have too many to even attempt. If I can make a suggestion then I think you might take a look at active and passive voice and then take another look at your comment above to see which verbs should be passive and which active.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

When I was student I had a part time job in a construction houses company it was while my summer holiday, I preferred to work during my first half of holiday and save money.

When I was a teen I worked in a office. I called every day to many persons to charge about cards debts. For me was so boring stay all day calling to many weirds people.

My first job was very interesting :), I worked atchicken farm. Every morning I was there to carry on eggs and to feed and water chickens. There was over 400 chicken!
Every afternoon I cleaned their boxes and turn off the lights in farm, to make good conditions for chicken sleeping.
My month salary was very small, because it was war and the money wasn't valuable.

I got my first job when I was an undergraduate student. I worked at a microbiology laboratory at the same University where I studied. My job was to prepare culture media, clean the glassware and to perform basic microbiology analisis. I used all the money I earned to pay my study expenses and obviously it wasn't enough, so my parents used to help me. It was a hard time but a learned a lot. Thanks! :)