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Episode 08: I'll be rich In three years!

'I’ll be rich in 3 years!’ Johnny has a vision of where he will be going!

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first task to check your understanding. Finally, practise some vocabulary and grammar in Tasks 2, 3 and 4. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want.



Audio script

Magda: So, did you see the flat?

Sarah: Yeah, it’s great...really spacious, really light, good location near a tube station – and not too expensive!

Magda: Sounds perfect. There’s got to be a catch...

Sarah: Well, Fadi’s cousin is the owner...

Magda: That’s not a problem, is it?

Sarah:, I don’t think so...He seems ok...

Magda: You don’t sound sure...

Sarah: No, really, he’s ok. And I really need a new place!

Magda: So you think you’ll move in?

Sarah: Yeah, certainly. Already decided....I move in on Saturday!

Magda: Great! 

Johnny: Hi! Magda and

Sarah: Hi there Johnny! Come and have a seat! How’s it going?

Johnny: Great thanks...just waiting for Harry.

Sarah: You two are hanging out together all the time at the moment...

Johnny: We’re good mates, we get on really well...

Magda: Isn’t Harry working for you as well now?

Johnny: No!!! He’s working with me, not for me...there’s a very big difference!

Magda: What’s that?

Johnny: Well, if he was working ‘for’ me, that means I’d be his boss! But he’s working ‘with’ me, which means that we work for the same company, that’s all.

Magda: I’m not sure I’d want to be in the same office as you and Harry! What do you do, talk about football all the time?

Johnny: No! We don’t even work in the same office!

Magda: Sorry, only joking...I didn’t mean to be rude, but I think it’s a good idea to keep friends and work separate...

Sarah: Mmm, I agree...

Johnny: You could be right – but we don’t actually work together closely. It’s a big company you know, and Harry works on the IT side. I’m at the front of the operation – searching out opportunities, winning contracts, clinching deals...

Magda: Alright for you then!

Johnny: I’ll be rich in three years...

Magda: That’s what you always say! There are more important things in life than money, you know!

Sarah: Magda, don’t worry...not all Chinese people are like that. We don’t only care about money!

Johnny: Maybe, but all I mean is, well, I know where I’m going...

Magda: Lucky you...I wish I did...I’m about to finish my degree and haven’t got anything lined up for the future yet...

Sarah: Oh dear...nothing at all?

Magda: Well, I’ve got an interview with a small architect’s practice next week...

Sarah: That’s great news! Well done!

Magda: Yeah...but...I’m really worried about it! I’ve never done a job interview before. Can you give me some advice?

Sarah: Erm...I guess I could help...I’ve done one or two interviews...

Johnny: I’ll tell you all you need to know! Don’t worry. Just listen to me, take my advice and you’ll definitely get the job!

Magda: Oh, er, well, great...

Johnny: But I can’t tell you to go...

Sarah: Where are you off to in such a hurry?

Johnny: Got an appointment with the boys, haven’t I? Fadi and Harry - we’re all playing football this evening. Bye! 

Sarah: Bye!!


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi,Mr Jack                                                                                                                           I am so happy that I found this possibility for English learning here .Can I have a question? Can we tell this sentence? "It  is so filthy here."or"I am very exhausted.." Thanks a lot for your answer.

Hi Padide,
Yes, both of those sentences sound fine!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

would you please explain the meaning of   "off"   in the scentence bellow?
Sarah: Where are you off to in such a hurry

Hello fatemah
You can find the meaning and some examples of this in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online on the sidebar at the right of this page.

Just type off in the box, click on the Look it up! button and then choose off adverb AWAY FROM from the list.
If you have any questions after reading the definition, just let us know.
I hope this helps
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Hellen,
I always look at different dictionaries( and of course cambridge in you r site) and when I dont find the meaning I ask you.
in this case in the cambridge dictionary the meanings are:
off ( verb) :to kill someone
off( noun) :the act of leaving somewhere
but here I think its something with going somewhwer in hurry.

Good evenig,everybod. it is good to learn words but l think that, it is better to use word withe the sentences.because when we see remember, when we hear we recognize, but when we practice we understand.but wishes tarana

Hello every body,after i do,the exercise ,and read the script, what `ll i do more to improve my english.

Hello totatota
There are a few things you might like to do before you move on to the next episode:
It's probably a good idea to review the exercises and check you understand all the grammar points and vocabulary. And you may like to make a note of any words and phrases from the transcript that you think you might use in future.
You can also work on your speaking and writing by thinking about the subjects raised in the episode and discussing them with a study partner, or writing down your thoughts and ideas in a journal or essay.
For example:
Do you agree with Magda that it is a good idea to keep friends and work separate?
Are there more important things in life than money? What are they? Why are they more important?
What are your own plans for the future? Do you think you will be rich in three years like Johnny?
What advice would you give Magda about her job interview?

I hope this helps
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team 

Thank you a lot Helen,It`s really helpful.

 Good nigth for all people, this exercise is very good. I like a lot. A special hello for the people from Brazil. Go go go Flamengo!