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Paris Scene 2 Language Focus

Rob gives us some good advice for speaking well, and then he and Ashlie talk about good and well.

Task 1

Task 2

Remember, after verbs like 'look', 'feel', 'sound', 'smell' and 'taste', we use adjectives not adverbs:
     Anna looks good in that new dress.
     (= She has a good appearance.)

'well' is usually an adverb but sometimes it's an adjective which means 'healthy':
     The cat doesn’t look well.
     (= It doesn’t look healthy, it looks ill.)


Task 3


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


we can make mistakes in informal chats and still get our message aross, but in formal circunstances, like a job, meetings, styding... mistakes are no very wellcome.

Hello, in Italy we usually point out Rob's words as "holy words" when we totally agree. But I experienced that many english people, when you as a foreigner don't pronounce exactly in a perfect way, pretend not to understand you. Sometimes it's really sad.

Thank you for the video.

oh this video is very good for me, now I´m going to learn English very well.

Ashlie is very beautiful, attractive, especially her eyes.


Hi the Team, at the end of this video, I hear Ashlie say, 'I think that so we've got time for'. Is it correct? I'm not sure about the grammar in that sentence. Thank you very much.

Hi Aung Thet Naing,

Ashlie says 'I think that's all we've got time for' here. This is a common way of ending a conversation or talk. Does that make more sense to you?

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

It's funny: I completely agree with what you and Rob say about communicating in a foreign language, I also give this same advice to other people but... when I speak English or German I often feel embarassed if I feel I'm not speaking properly... I aim at being perfect, whereas when I hear a foreign person speaking my language I love to hear a foreign accent and intonation, I find it very fascinating!
That's why when I went to Spain with a friend, even if he could not speak Spanish he had a go at using this language, whereas I felt so nervous I tried to use my English instead, but many people could not understand English!

I have just completed the second task of Paris scene 2 L.focus. While doing the exercise I came across the sentence "It smells really..."to fill in the blanks. At first I was about to write good. It sounded great. Then I tried to analyze the sentence. I thought I should use an adverb (well) here because there isn't a noun and it's after a verb. Yet... Can you explain me the grammar rule, please? Bye Marilena