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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


In your web site"Word on the Street" videos I don't see the section "Seat o the Street" that is always transmitted by television. I find it very interesting and useful for my school lessons. I hope you can help me.

Hi Linodip,
I'm afraid 'Seat on the Street' was one of the sections of 'Word on the Street' that we decided not to include on the website. I'll mention it to my colleagues who work directly on this series, but I suspect it's a final decision.
Sorry about that.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi the learnenglish team, dear sir Adam,
This page does not contain any space for video at all. Again I am sorry for this.
Please help.
Regards to u n all the learn english team BC.

Dear Pomy,
You asked this question on another page. I answered it there.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

an excellent way to learn English specially when you're not a native speaker thank you so much for your help.

I have noticed that some word of  British English (such as but ,what,not )last "T" looks silence.Can u tell me about that and please give us idea abut that.....thank u

These videos are very nice. That's an amaizing way to learn English. Thank you very much indeed!

hi i m new here 

can the users of this site ask question unrelated to the video?

Yes, you can! However:

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The LearnEnglish Team