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Blackpool Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob talks about 'look', 'look like' and different ways of making suggestions.

Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Read the sentences and decide whether the gap should be filled with 'like' or 'looks like'.


Task 2

Language Task 2

Complete the sentences by selecting the right answers.


Task 3

Language Task 3

Rearrange the words into ways of making suggestions.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Der Team,
What Ash said at 1:13-1:18 ?
I'll appreciate you :):):):):):)

Hello May Thida Su,

Ash says 'I guess I must say these things the right way. I just didn't know the rules of why I say them that way.'


We provide transcripts for most of our audio and video material. However, we do not provide transcripts for the Language Focus sections of Word on the Street. The goal in these sections is not perfect understanding of every sentence, but rather understanding of the language point which is the focus of the lesson. My advice to you is to not worry too much if there is a sentence or two in which you do not understand every word, provided you are able to follow the conversation overall and Rob's explanations of the language point.



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Hello !
I saw in top of the video: "Rob talks about the verb 'like' and different ways of making suggestions." I think it's a mistake, don't I ? Rob talks about the verb "look".
All the best !

PS:: Very interesting video ! Thanks a lot !

Hello clauvera2016,

Yes, you're right – that's a mistake. We'll fix that as soon as we can. Thanks very much for telling us about it! 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

could you please tell me why we put "a" before "go" in the second sentences in Task 3?

Hello ramez ba,

'go' can be used as a noun to mean 'try', so 'have a go' is an expression that means 'try'. You can find example sentences in the dictionary if you look up 'go' and scroll down until you find the entry for 'go' as a noun.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team



what does : " This room looks like a a hurricane hit it!" means in task 1? (I don't understand" hurricane hit it"