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Indoor Sports Scene 2 Language Focus

Rob helps us to get good at using good, and looks at how we use the past continuous to talk about plans that go wrong.

Task 1


  • People can be good at activities or subjects: 'John is good at football / chemistry.'
  • People can be good with things or people: 'John is good with money / children.'
  • Things can be good for people or things: 'Fruit is good for you / your skin.'



Task 2

Task 3


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello  Aung Thet Naing,

You are almost correct!  What they actually say is 'Poor old Stephen!'

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much, Peter.

Great way to explain it That way . thanks Rob :) I am now much better at English Than before . :)

i keep learning thank to you, i think ou are fantastic, but i have a lot of troubles with skill listening yet, i can't hear well the last ten seconds of conversation, who may help me?

best wishes

Hi rosario70,

Why don't you write out the time codes (e.g. 2:34-2:44) and what you can understand in that time (even if it's only a couple of words) and we or another user will correct it for you?

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, it's the first time I write you. This site is really good for teaching English.
Can you tell me what the rate is?(at the end of the exercises). I've just rate and all the exercises became double!!!

Hello Ntina Doryforou,

Thank you for pointing this out!  It's a very strange bug and we have passed it on to our technical team who will hopefully clear it up very soon.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Ashly and Rob, you are fantastic!  Thank you for your videos.

Hello everyone,
I can't hearing clearly about  Ashley's answer for  Rob said I'm not so sure about Steven though. It's would be nice if someone show me that sentence.
I have a little confused with be good at and be good with. Is that also distinguish with means? Good at means doing well ? Good with means get on well?

Hello GraceXv,

‘Good at’ means you have talent or ability in a particular area. For example, you might be good at tennis or good at writing… or good at English!

The phrase ‘ good with’ is different. It can mean you know how to use something well (‘He’s good with computers’), or it can mean that you get on well with certain people (‘You’re very good with children’).

I hope that helps.

Ashley says ‘Hmm, well, he almost made it to the top’. Try listening again, and see if you can hear it now.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team