Notting Hill Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob talks about '-ing' and '-ed' adjectives and the words 'so' and 'such'.

 Watch the video and then do the tasks. 

Task 1

Language Task

Reorder the words and phrases to make correct sentences.




Task 2

Language Task

Choose the sentences that are correct.




Task 3

Language Task

Complete the sentence with the right question tag.



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Submitted by Risa warysha on Fri, 30/04/2021 - 07:05

Hi, Sir... Is it possible to use "neither subject verb nor subject verb" ?? If so, shouldn't both of the subject and the verb be inverted because there are 'neither' and 'nor' preceding the subject and the verb? Thank you, sir
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Submitted by Peter M. on Fri, 30/04/2021 - 08:09

In reply to by Risa warysha


Hi Risa warysha,

I'm not completely sure what you mean. Please provide an example sentence and we'll be happy to comment.



The LearnEnglish Team

This is the example: Neither did he care about his family, nor his older brother visited them (his family). I'm sorry if the example is not logic or understandable

Hello again Risa warysha,

Thanks for the example. Now I see what you mean.


The sentence isn't grammatical. You need to use neither... nor to refer to similar things with only one change. For example:

He neither cared about his family nor (cared about) his friends. [a change in object]

Neither he nor she cared about their families. [a change in subject]

He neither cared nor thought about his family. [a change in verb]


I hope that clarifies it for you.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Selena on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 16:21

Hello. Could you clarify, please, the correct contraction for this sentence: - Not only my friends but also my classmate speaks English. - So or Neither do I? is this sentence considered negative?

Hi Selena,

It's an affirmative sentence, showing that your friends and your classmate do speak English, so the reply would be So do I.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team