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History Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob and Ashlie talk about different uses of the word ‘time’ and the different names for the meals of the day.

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

Task 1

Put the words in the correct order to make sentences and questions with 'time'.


Task 2

Can you remember the expressions with 'time' from Task 1? Type in the correct words to complete the conversations. There are two words in each space.


Task 3

When do we have these meals? Match the names for meals with the correct times.



Language level

Intermediate: B1



The videos are quite useful, but I think I need to practise more British English because the accent is a bit difficult. Anyway, thank you for helping us ;)

What does actually "here we go" mean?

Hello Nylakhan,

'Here we go' can many a number of things, depending on the context. It's often used when something is starting and in that case it means something like 'let's try', 'let's see what happens' or 'let's see if this is good'.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I can't do the task 4, it does not appear! all the same, thank you for all these videos. They are really clear, encourage me to improve my listening day by day.

Hi brenahir,

I'm not sure why there was a tab for Task 4, because there is no fourth task for this episode! I've now fixed it so that it doesn't appear.

Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for pointing this out to us!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm trying to understand what I listen, that's my problem and probly that is due to the British English expression's manner "yes it's needed increasing listening time, isn't it?"
Any way thaks to the British Council for facilitating us learnig English.
Please correct my English(Thanks a lot)

There are four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) but it is difficult to learn writing skill so i have a question: How to learn writing in this page? Where i can learn this skill in this website?

Hello vuhongtam247,

There are a lot of materials for improving writing on LearnEnglish. However, remember that how to write depends upon what kind of writing you want to do, for what purpose you are writing and who the recipient is. Different kinds of writing require different language and different ways of organising the text, so the first thing to do is to take a look at as many different texts as you can. In general, to improve your writing it's important to read and write as much as possible, so keep an eye out for good examples of letters, articles and so on.  Using the internet to read magazines, newspapers and other text-types from online media is a good idea.

If possible, you should get feedback from a teacher or knowledgeable friend on your writing. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to give users individualised feedback on their writing, but you can still use LearnEnglish to do some work on your own.  You can respond to other users in the comment sections to carry on a written conversation, just as I am responding to you now. Good writers learn from reading other writers' texts, so you could learn a lot about writing from reading the content on the site. Our Magazine might be a good place to start if this interests you. You can also of course carry on written conversations there in the comments. On the other hand, if you are interested in academic writing, then our Writing for a Purpose section might be what you are looking for.

Whatever you do, try to spend at least 15 minutes several days per week reading and/or writing. When you have doubts, ask a friend or teacher, or you're also welcome to ask us periodically here by using the comments sections on each page, and we'll be happy to try to answer your questions. Remember also that written texts are usually well organised - unlike a lot of speech, which can often be haphazard and disorganised.  Therefore it's important to write in an organised way: start by collecting your thoughts, then plan how you are going to organise them, then write a first draft. After that, check (or get someone else to check) your draft before writing your final version. Research shows that good writers constantly review their work and amend it, so this is a good model.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

It may sounds a little silly, but It is surprising me. I've always read a lot of comments after watching the video and found that a sentence can be very long. I feel difficult to connect sentences, and I write in a simple grammar. Do you think I need more study about grammar? then where should I start from? Or maybe I care too much about grammar?