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Blackpool Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob talks about using the expression 'used to' to talk about the past.

Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Fill in the gaps in the sentences with the words from the top.


Task 2

Language Task 2

Choice the correct words to complete the questions.


Task 3

Language Task 3

Put the following sentences in order of politeness.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi Guys I have a question and I really need your help
I was wondering about the difference between "go" and "go out"

Hello gattous887,

I'm afraid this is a very broad question: 'go' has a very wide range of meanings. Please take a look in the online dictionary on the right of this page to see the various meanings and uses of 'go' and 'go out'. Then if you have any concrete questions about specific examples we'll be happy to help.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

anyone can tell me what did he say " it's quite ...." at 01:09 ??
thank you

Hello Flyn dance,

Rob says "It's quite tricky, but if you're a learner and you hear something like this... then you know it's talking about the past, and it happened more than once, or for some time".

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

hello , I have a problem to see that video , It is the first time for me to face that problem in that wonderful site. it appears a sentence (video format or MIME type is not supported ) what should I do to be able to watch the video?

Hi littlemoon86,

This means that the browser or device you are using doesn't know how to display the video. Sometimes this problem disappears on its own, but sometimes it can be related to a change in your hardware or software. Have you changed your computer or browser recently? If so, what kind are you using?

I just watched the video without any problems, so I think you should be able to see it soon.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

the word on street is one of my favorite program in BC, because we can learning listening also practice English , thanks a lot to all the team BC, Great Job.............

Hi bbcnugraha,

Thanks for letting us know that you enjoy Word on the Street and that you appreciate our work!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

I used to is to speak about past habit what about the present habit and the future one?
Thanks a lot.

Hi Amel,
There are a number of structures that we can use, but the most common one for the present is the present simple and for the future either 'will + base form' or the 'will + -ing' construction:
I used to go dancing every week. [past habit]
I go dancing every week. [present habit]
I'll go dancing every week. [future habit]
I'll be going dancing every week. [future habit]
I hope that helps with your question.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team