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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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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I’ve just got to pop out to the supermarket: this is not past form. It's the structure 'have got to', in the contracted form. So you say "I have got to go" or "I've got to go", that is the same of "I have to go". About 'I thought it was going to be a lot harder', that's the future in the past, used to express the idea that in the past you thought something would happen in the future.

No,I don't but I help them when they are getting trouble with something.
Yes,I helped my uncle. He's a grocer.

Hi,could you help me why I can't watch this video

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I sometimes do favours for my friends and sometimes I help my father for his work presentations.

I love help people so when i see someone who need help i always help them

sometimes I do favours for my friends.
No I have never helped someone with their job.

I sometimes do favours for my friends.
No I have never helped someone with their job.

Hello! It is so funny scence! Could you explain what does "coming up" mean in this situation, please? Thank you!

Hello Listrali,

This is very common in restaurant or café contexts, and is used to say that the food will come to the customer soon. It's the first use indicated in the Cambridge dictionary entry for 'come up' (follow the link).

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team