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Jobs Scene 1

Stephen takes Ashlie out for lunch at their friend Tristan’s café. They enjoy themselves, but don’t manage to eat!

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Intermediate: B1


Dear Moderator,
In this episode. This sentence is confused me "I’ve just got to pop out to the supermarket." In the dictionary, "pop-out" means "a way of describing the way you look when you are extremely surprised to see something or someone". I think it maybe means surprised. So it will be a little strange in this sentence. "I've just got to surprise to the supermarket." The meaning is vague.
And in the middle of this episode. Steven told the customer, "There you are." I think it may be "Here you are." Is it all right?
Can you do me a favour? Would you mind help me to clarify these confused things? Thanks.
Yours sincerely,

Hi Leo,

In informal English, 'pop out' means 'go', usually for a quick trip. So here it means to go to the supermarket, probably to get just a few things.

You are right about 'there you are' -- it means the same thing as 'here you are'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

ı like helping the people but most of the people are so unthankful that when u make a favour,they tresspass on your kindness.

It depends on the person. Not everybody is unthankful... I still want to believe in people! ;)

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I tried both of my mobile phone and lab top.

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Yes, I do. I am entirely disposable to help friends with his jobs. Sometimes I use to help them planning for their subject and also explain them answering his doubt.

I often do favours for my friends. I am naturally inclined to offer help and support to those around me, particularly to my nephew, my nieces and my friends.
I have always helped a lot of people with their job or their studies.

Well, it's a good question. Actually, I am a person who likes to help people and offer the ability and time to make the life of my friends easy. For the second question, the answer is yes, long time ago may be more than 15 years a close friend of mine asked me to help him in preparing his new pharmacy just days before opening, and of course I did. I spent two days arranging the stands and shelves, receiving the stocks from the suppliers, and making the brochures and fliers for him. At the opening day, I was standing beside him enjoying the celebration of starting his new job as an owner of the pharmacy.

Hi everyone,

I didn't got really well why Tristan have used the past form in this expression (I’ve just got to pop out to the supermarket) even tough he didn't do that already.
And about almost at the end of the episode, Ashlie says (I thought it was going to be a lot harder) using the past "was" preceded by the future form "going to" really intersting! : )

I look forward to hear you and thank you so much for all your support.

Best regards