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    #1

    I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Hi.

    A woman I know is working in a language school. She thinks that my spoken English is okay and I'm experienced to teach the students in her school, she asked me if I wanted to work part-time there. I know in most of the language schools here, there are cameras in every classroom. I think this makes sense to them but not me; I feel like being watched. I then refused her and gave her my reason "I don't like to work in the cameras".

    I wonder if the sentence is natural.

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    #2

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Not a teacher.

    "I don't like working with cameras."

    "Work in the cameras" implies that you’re working inside of a camera. LOL
    Last edited by NamelessKing; 09-Nov-2019 at 13:50.
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    #3

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Not a teacher.

    "I don't like working with cameras."

    "Work in the cameras" implies that you’re working inside of a camera. LOL
    "Working with cameras" sounds like "cameras are my friends and I need to cooperate with them in my work". Thank you very much. Let's wait for some native speakers.

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    #4

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    There are many ways to express the basic sentiment. All of the following suggestions have different focuses but express roughly the same idea.

    I don't like being watched.
    I don't like being recorded.
    I don't like being watched by cameras.
    I don't like there being cameras in the room.
    I don't like teaching with cameras in the room.

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    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    "I don't like working with cameras."
    No, that's not right.

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    #6

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, that's not right.
    Thanks. Would "I don't like working surrounded by cameras" be OK?
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    #7

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Thanks. Would "I don't like working surrounded by cameras" be OK?
    No. He doesn't like being recorded. And "surrounded by cameras" doesn't quite fit. After all, there's probably only one.
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    #8

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Would "I don't like working surrounded by cameras" be OK?
    Well, just about, but only if you were sure you wanted to use the word surrounded, with the effect that that word would bring to your expression. It doesn't really express the same idea that Silverobama is trying to express.

    If you definitely did want to use surrounded, I'd suggest a rephrase, though, to I don't like being surrounded by cameras while working.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 09-Nov-2019 at 15:46. Reason: error

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    #9

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    A woman I know is working in a language school. She thinks that my spoken English is okay and I'm experienced enough to teach the students at her school. She asked me if I wanted to work part-time there. I know that in most of the language schools here, there are cameras in every classroom. I think this makes sense to them but not me; I would feel like I was being watched. I then refused her and gave her my reason "I don't like to work in the cameras".

    I wonder if the sentence is natural.
    Can you get Messenger there?
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    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    For me, the only suggestions that are natural are those suggested in post 4. I would say "I don't want to be filmed" or "I don't like the fact that you have cameras in your classrooms".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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