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1.what does it mean? can you put me through.

2.Is it correct?I had 1 year experience in teaching.
should I say I have or I had?

3.what answers should I give to this question?Do you could take a massage?

4.What does it mean?the secretary passed round the minutes of the last meeting.

Hi Nilo!

Here are the answers to your questions:

1. "Can you put me through?" is a question used on the telephone when you want the operator (or person on the other hand) to connect you to another person or another number.  So when we call an operator we might say "Operator, can you put me through to the fire department?" or something like that.

2. "I have" is the correct experience, because you don't lose the experience.  :)

3. I don't understand the question you typed.  Do you mean "Could you take a message?"  If so, an affirmative answer - sure, no problem, of course, yes - would be appropriate.

4. In that context, "minutes" means "detailed/specific information".  So the secretary passed around the detailed information about the last meeting.

Hope that helps!

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I can answer pretty much any question a student might have about English; about grammar, vocabulary, meanings of words, phrases, expressions or idioms, pronunciation, etc. I can answer questions about how to learn or study English better, how to improve certain aspects of communication (listening, writing, speaking, etc), about why we have certain rules.


I've been teaching English in Japan, mainly as a private (one-to-one) teacher, but also at companies such as Universal Studios or international airports. I have taught professional interpreters and translators and I have also taught students who dropped out of high school and never learned any English. Several years ago I acquired the CELTA and I have been running my own classroom for the past year.

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I currently have approximately 40 individual students with whom I work one on one. I have also worked with local manufacturing companies, colleges, local retailers, as well as Sharp, Universal Studios, Itami International Airport, Kobe International Airport

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