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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.

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Hi
I hope that I have a job ,but I am a student I can't study and work at the same time.

My first job was a baker. Then, l earned 500 naira about 15 years ago, actually this was spent on my upkeeps and feeding. It was quiet difficult, but later I get over it. I got it through a friend.

i got my first job withe a friend in a small resturant it was enjoy and tired
i enjoy because i got to know friends and i learned how to dell withe the customers my work was serve the food tired because the resturant was busy . i got a good money

Hello sir, we use 'been' with ing-form and non-ing form. For instance: 'meat has been cut' so can I say 'meat has been getting cut'?

Hello Muhammad Erad,

The meat has been cut (present perfect passive) tells us that the process has finished and the meat is ready.

 

The meat has been being cut would be the continuous equivalent (present perfect passive continuous) but I can't think of a situation when you would want to use such a sentence. Perhaps if the time taken were somehow noteworthy:

Where is the meat?

It's being cut.

It has been being cut for more than an hour now! How long does it take?

 

You can read more about the continuous aspect here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/continuous-aspect

You can read more about the perfect aspect here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/perfect-aspect

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello sir, if I have to mention two actions which had been taking place, not any more, so I use 'used to' and for second action, I use 'would'.
For example: I used to swim in the ocean and I would surf on every Tuesday.
I am confused whether it is correct or not.

Hello Muhammad Erad,

Provided you are taking about actions rather than states, you can use either used to or would. Stylistically, I think it would be more usual to use one for both actions in the same sentence, but grammatically there is nothing wrong with your sentence.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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My first job was a math teacher in charity school for grade 12( ministerial curriculum).I didn’t earn a lot of money but l liked my job. because I was teach students who is very need. But now I’m working in a new school ( British curriculum) so l want to improve my language and earn more money to help all people’s who needs

Difference between in the building and at the university
First in the building ( you are existing inside building) but Incase you are existing around in building says at)
As at the park when you say at the park means not inside but around it.
I think that’s.

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