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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.

Tarea 1

Language Task

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


Tarea 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.



Nivel de idioma

Intermediate: B1


HI LearnEnglish Team
I am a little bit confused about the use of use to or used to.
Could you explan me?
thank you in advance

Hello Medicine,

If you search our site for 'used to', you'll find at least two other pages that explain it: ‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’ and Past habit – used to/would/past simple. If you still have a question after reading them, we're happy to help you, but please ask us a specific question, as we don't provide general explanations that are already available on our website!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,
I am studying the two of both lessons. But I am confused with this sentence: "Every saturday, I would go on a Iong bike ride"
- I though it means that, if it is possible I will go to a bike ride the next saturdays. But, in the lesson, it means that in the past I did it, I went to a bike rides on saturdays. ¿what I am understanding wrong?


Hello PAO_CG,

In this sentence 'would' is used to describe an activity which was done regularly:

Every Saturday, I go on a long bike ride. [present habit - something I do regularly]

Every Saturday, I would go on a long bike ride. [past habit - something I did regularly, but no longer do]


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I still want to ask, can I use "would" to talk in a conditional future?
¿can I say "If you come every saturday, I would go on a long bike ride" to tell someone that I will do that if he will come?

So, the "would" word have two ways to use it, Am I right?


Hello PAO_CG,

That sentence isn't correct in standard English. You could say either 'If you came, I would go' or 'If you come, I will go' instead. The first one is a second conditional and the second one is a first conditional – see our Conditionals 1 page for more information on how to use the verbs in these cases.

I think that page will clear up the issue for you, but if not, please feel free to ask us again.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team



This lesson was understandable. Thanks.

I have problem in usage of 'that'. sometimes I see it is in sentence sometimes not.Is there any rule for use of 'that'.
Similar is for some other words like when,some prepositions.