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Music Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob and Stephen take a look at ‘play’, ‘live’ and ‘mind’ and how they can be used in different ways.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


thank you for respond
i have a problem with using the tense in English, could you give me an advise about how i can fix this

Hello amira younis,

The English tense system is complicated, so you are not alone in this! We have many pages on this topic, so I would suggest you take a look at the Verbs pages of our grammar section and work through slowly, using the links on the right of that page and perhaps starting with present tenses.

You can find the Verbs pages here.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Tea

Thank you very much for these beneficial and interesting videos that help us learn English.
In this video they say, "We've just been to see our favourite band playing live. live=adjective".
I've always thought that "live" in such a sentence is an adverb.
Do I need to correct my information? Is it an adjective?
Thanks for your help.

Hi, i would like to know if "when i was at university, i used to play rugby nearly every weekend" is right, concerning the lessons about the using of "used to" i think it's fine, i'm asking you because the task gives me this sentence wrong.

thank your for helping me


Hello Alec96,

Yes, that sentence is correct. The task asks for the correct form of 'play', rather than the addition of a phrase like 'used to', and this is why it is not accepted. It would, for example, also be correct to say 'loved playing', but this is not accepted for the same reason.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Really kind Peter, thank you a lot


Hello Peter and Kirk,

I want to say that the tasks in the 'Music' - Music Scene 1 no task doesn't work (cloudy pages), only 'Initializing...'.
Music Scene 1 - Language Focus : Task2- there isn’t any possibility to put in a word.
Task3 - everything is cloudy and only 'Initializing...'
Music Scene 2 - Language Focus: Tasks 2 and 3 don't work (cloudy) and only 'Initializing...'

Help, please
Thank you,
The best wishes

Hello Nataley,

Thanks for letting us know about this error on the site. I've fixed it now; please let me know if you see any other problems.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello AdamJK,

Yes, thank you! Everything works perfectly, now everyone can do the activities. Yes, if I see anything wrong on the site, I'll let you know.)

The best wishes,


Thank you British council these videos are great but too short I was wondering if you could make them a bit longer to help us more. Thanks again