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Meet Harry

Meet Harry Wakefield - he is from London and is an IT systems consultant.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi dear british council team
would you please explain me what do the phrases below mean as I couldnt understand.
(it also means that I never really know if I'm going to have any work when the project I'm working on finishes. So that's a bit of a downside.)

Hi mehrazin,

I guess the phrase you mean is 'a bit of a downside'.

'A downside' is the negative side of something – the disadvantage. The phrase therefore means 'that's the negative side of the situation'.

'...a bit of...' is a phrase which doesn't carry very much meaning in this context but tells the listener that the downside is not a catastophe.



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter
Good time. Thanks alot . I appreciate your support and your perfect website
Best wishes for you

OK. Today, I know somethings about Harry.


I don't understand the task 2. It is asking about future episodes, isn't it? So, really I cannot answer these questions if I have read only the episode "Meet Harry", that theorically must be read before starting with the net episodes. Is it right or am I not understanding something? Thanks!!

Hi nacho,

Yes, that's right -- Task 2 covers all of series 1, which means you need to have listened to all of the series before you can do it. Sorry about the confusion!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi guys!
I have a question,please.
What is the difference between emigrate, imigrate and migrate ?
I hope anyone answer my question

Hi polite,

You can use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online to look up the meanings of words and phrases like this. Just type the word into the search window and click 'Look it up!' and you'll get a definition, examples and information regarding use and pronunciation.

In brief, 'immigrate' means to move to a country in order to live there and 'emigrate' means to leave a country to go and live elsewhere. Both of these words refer usually only to people. 'Migrate' is a little different and means the movement of people or animals from one location to another in response to external events - the need to find food, dangers such as war or natural disasters, population pressure, climate change etc.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thanks alot , mr /peter

Hi, I hope improve my English with your. Thanks