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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


Hello Aaron,

Try using the Cambridge Dictionaries Online for looking up words and phrases like this one.  If you type 'come across' in the window and hit 'Look it up!' then you'll see several possible meanings for this phrasal verb, including the one you have in your example.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for this lessons which are so important  its the basic of English                                                                                                                                                                                                          lora

Well, based on my professional experience I'd like to share with you guys one more way to use the word Well. In the oil and gas industry, we name Wells the places where we perforated. Here is going an example: At the offshore field in North Sea, we have drilled three wells for exploration.
I hope you enjoy.
Camila- Brazil

Thank you for Task 3...I knew about well when we wont to have to think about something (we need more time)well, well, welll....I did't know that this word have many meanings.

well , i think the best lesson from this video is to use the expression "well" more and more

i'm working hard in order to have a good english . thank you again for these informations .!

thanks again for this interesting lesson  Mr rob 
I wish to be one of your students one day 

You people', working out for helping us to learn English really deserve a pat on your shoulder.Learning from this site is simple and fun its so light even great GRAMMAR rules

I agree with Ketiro

Hello,  I am used to getting good advices on this site. It's really quite pleasant to learn here.
However, I am a bit embarrassed by the ex.7 in Task two. I think that here we must use adverb and not adjective.