Nível Avançado › Getting the Job - part 2

  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Understand the different uses of "to have something done"
    • Understand the different uses of the word "strength"
    • Understand how to answer basic job interview questions


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: "Fantastic! I'll have the contract drawn up right away. Welcome aboard!"

When we wish to talk about arranging for things to be done by other people, we use the structure to have something done. Sometimes it can mean that something has happened to someone or something that wasn't arranged and isn't good.

TO HAVE + OBJECT + VERB (past participle)

  • I went to the beauty parlor last week to have my nails done.
  • Alfred used all the film in his camera and now he has to have his pictures developed.
  • Sally had all her money stolen last night. (she did not arrange to be robbed)


The verb "to get" can also be used in place of "to have", but in less formal spoken English.

  • We got our passport pictures taken last week.
  • If you can't get your visa approved, you won't be travelling to Mumbai.
  • My parents get their car washed every week by one of the neighborhood kids.

Sobre esta aula

Does our Frenchman have the right stuff for the job? Do you? Answering basic job interview questions in English can be a scary proposition. But in this the second part of our two-part series on job interviews you’ll find out more about how you can conduct yourself successfully in a formal job interview setting. Congratulations!  You got the job!

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