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Let's Learn English - Lesson 20: What Can You Do?
Let's Learn English - Lesson 20: What Can You Do?
This is the 20th episode of Let's Learn English. Anna meets her friend Pete in a coffee shop. Pete needs a job. Can Anna help him to find the right job for him?

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AnnaHi, there! Washington, D.C. is a great place to work. Many people here work in government and politics. But there are many other jobs. You can work at a hospital; auniversity. You can work in a coffee shop. Wait a minute, I think I see a friend of mine. Pete? Is that you?
PeteHi, Anna.
AnnaYou look different. Your beard … is really big.
PeteYou don’t like it, do you?
AnnaNo, no. You just look … different.
(To server) Thank you. So, what’s wrong? You look sad.
PeteI don’t have a job.
AnnaSorry, I can’t hear you.
PeteI do not have a job!
AnnaOh. I’m sorry to hear that, Pete.
PeteI don’t have a skill.
AnnaEveryone has a skill. You need to find yours.
PeteI don’t know, Anna.
AnnaPete, I am good at asking questions. Let me ask you some.
PeteReally, Anna? Can you help me?
AnnaYes, I can. Let me help.
PeteSure, Anna. Maybe you can help.
AnnaCan you write code?
PeteSure, c-o-l-d. How is this going to help?
AnnaNo, not “cold.” Code; you know, for making phone apps, or websites. You can make tons of money writing code.
PeteTons of money? But I can’t code.
AnnaNext question. Can you drive?
PeteDo you mean drive a race car? It’s really hard to be a race car driver. First, you need a race car ...
AnnaNo, I mean drive a taxi or drive a bus.
PeteNo, I always fall asleep when I drive.
AnnaOh, that’s not good. Next question. Can you teach? You can be a teacher in aschool.
PeteNo, I cannot teach.
AnnaCan you cook? You can be a chef in a restaurant.
PeteNo, I can’t code! I can’t teach! I can’t cook! Anna, I can’t do anything. This is sad. I’m gonna write about my feelings in my blog.
AnnaYou write a blog?
PeteYeah, I write a blog.
AnnaHow many followers do you have?
PeteI don’t know … 59,538.
AnnaPete, that's a lot of followers! You can make money writing!
PeteWriting is easy. Everyone can write.
AnnaNot everyone can write well. You can be a writer!
PeteI can be a writer. I can be a writer! I can be a writer! Thanks, Anna.
MarshaHi, Pete. Hi, Anna.
PeteHi, Marsha. Excuse me, I have to go.
MarshaWhere are you going?
PeteI’m going to be a writer!
MarshaGood luck, Pete!
To Anna) He does know that it’s not easy to be a writer, doesn’t he?
AnnaThere are many different jobs you can have in Washington, D.C. Pete wants to be a writer. I wish him luck. Lots of luck. Until next time!


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