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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


I agree with you Miss Aydan)

thanks very much teacher rob!


We use "look like" with "NOUNS", and "look" with "ADJECTIVES".
He mentioned an example for "look like", he said:"It looks like a nice place to live".  and another example for "look", he said:"This looks interesting". I know that the word "Interesting" is an "Adjective" but can I say :(This looks like an interesting place)? and what's the correct way to say this sentence?
Best regards,

Hello Leenh,
Yes, your sentence (this looks like an interesting place) is correct. You have used 'looks like' because there is a noun. When there is no noun, only an adjective, we use 'look'.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone! I wonder is it an error with the system or did I really made a mistake choosing answer "a" in the second question (task 1)? I chose "The man looks trouble", but it was wrong choice because the system tells that the write answer is "The man looks like trouble". Does it mean that he is worried? As I understood we must use 'look like' with nouns and 'look' with adjectives...
And one more thing - I am afraid I did not quite understand what Rob said at the end of the video. Did he say "Listen out for it"? What did he mean? And why do British people say 'nice' quite often?
Many thanks to Learn English team in advance.

Hi Letik,
The answer given is correct and your answer was wrong, I'm afraid! When we say he looks like trouble, we mean that we think he is going to cause trouble or some problems.
In this sentence, trouble is used as a noun and it is never used as an adjective (the adjective is 'troubling' or 'troubled').
You're right that at the end of the video, Rob says 'listen out for it'. He means that viewers should try to hear this word when they listen to English in the future.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

when i watch this video , i find out something. It  is really  interesting , useful for me to learn English and know more about England...

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