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Blackpool Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob talks about 'look', 'look like' and different ways of making suggestions.

Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Read the sentences and decide whether the gap should be filled with 'like' or 'looks like'.


Task 2

Language Task 2

Complete the sentences by selecting the right answers.


Task 3

Language Task 3

Rearrange the words into ways of making suggestions.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi gillesparis,

This idiom means that the room was a complete mess and not tidy at all.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hm, this part was easy. Thanks.

"Blackpool looks a nice place to live " ( task 1, question 4 ) could be correct or is totally wrong ?

A nice is about the place...You can say Blackpool looks like a place(without nice)'s dont have real meaning but it's corect

Hello Montahue,

No, that is not correct. As Rob explains in the first 1:15 of the video, 'look' is followed by adjective phrases; if a noun phrase follows, 'look like' is used.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, is ( neil diamond ) a name?

language foucus taske 1 question two
what does this sentence mean : That man looks like trouble.
and is wrong add article a be fore trouble to say : That man looks like a trouble


Hello hayaalqasem,

The phrase 'look like trouble' means 'looks like he might be dangerous/difficult/a problem' and it can be used about people or things. It is a set phrase which cannot be changed (other than the verb form/tense or the addition of an adjective before 'trouble'), so adding an article is not correct. Even in normal use, 'trouble' is an uncountable noun, so 'a' cannot be used with it.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

thank you too much Peter

Helo, pl how does one pronounce d word 'lose' in dis sentence: "did u lose d money?" Is it like 'loose' or 'lux'? Thanks.