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What do you like most about living in the UK?

What do you like most about living in the UK?

What do you like most about living in the UK?

We asked seven big names, including Didier Drogba and Petr Cech, for their opinions about life in England and learning English.

Watch the video and read the transcript to find out what they said when we asked them:

What do you like most about living in the UK?

Petr Cech: I think the first of all is football for me because the atmosphere and er… everything around football is quite special. Of course, second… very good point for me is er… learning English because it’s always useful. I like going to London just for sightseeing and all this stuff so you know, I settled quite quickly and that’s for me positive… which is positive about England, it’s that, you know… specially London is really cosmopolitan you’ve got a lot of, lot of ethnic groups, a lot of different people and you don’t feel, really like a foreigner.

Didier Drogba: As a football player you can do what you want. You can go with your family and people respect you a lot. In France as well but the way they approach you is different, you know… much more respect even if they are Arsenal fans or I don’t know, Tottenham fans, they respect you a lot.

Gilberto Silva: When I went to the restaurant when the people recognize me they wait, you know… for such a long time, you know, until I’m finished my meal to ask for an autograph. For me it was amazing you know the respect they have. I was amazed to see that.

Dirk Kuyt: I think all the people here are very respectful and friendly and whenever you need some help, every… everybody tries to help you and er… I like that in this country. In Holland, that’s a little bit different.

Sun Jihai: Football! Football! To be honest, without football, I’d never ever live in here. Many good things, but… it’s not my home. You know, without football… definitely. Yeah, I like London, to be honest it’s quite busy, but… yeah, you know… it’s very international.

Ivar Ingimarsson: Well, I actually quite enjoy the weather, ha, everybody’s moaning and complaining about that but coming from where I’m from it’s pretty much summer here all the time… that’s definitely one thing… and obviously you know I’ve been here for like 6 or 7 years now… the English people are… lots of humour, lots of banter going around and you know, don’t take things too seriously I think.

Didier Drogba: The most important thing, the thing I like is my children are trying hard… are speaking English very well so it’s very educative for them. That’s why I’m very happy here.

Petr Cech  from the Czech Republic, Chelsea goalkeeper
Activity: In this activity, you have to read the statements about the advice from the players and then select the right players.
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Rema's picture
Rema
23/06/2015
RS
538
points

I can't imagine that what I will be doing in 5 years' time. I wish to travel in England to watch Premier League games and to go in sightseeing London, Manchester, Liverpool and other England's towns.


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Rema
23/06/2015 20:58
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I can't imagine that what I will be doing in 5 years' time. I wish to travel in England to watch Premier League games and to go in sightseeing London, Manchester, Liverpool and other England's towns.

chriswar
10/09/2015
PL
44
points

I am going to go London and Liverpool. First of all I would like to learn English a little bit more.


chriswar
10/09/2015 19:12
Poland
Leicester City
44

I am going to go London and Liverpool. First of all I would like to learn English a little bit more.

Abdallah
27/09/2015
KW
1807
points

I think I'll be one of the biggest gold traders


Abdallah
27/09/2015 15:00
Kuwait
Chelsea
1807

I think I'll be one of the biggest gold traders

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almirpereira
29/10/2015
BR
1315
points

I'M STUDY LAWERING


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
29/10/2015 22:47
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

I'M STUDY LAWERING

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
17/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I'll graduate in bachelor program next year and in next 5 years i think I'll start my own business


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MUGEMANYI
17/11/2015 09:32
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I'll graduate in bachelor program next year and in next 5 years i think I'll start my own business

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/11/2015
ME
6882
points

I think I'll be working for some big cruise company but the future is not ours to see:-)


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aragorn1986
23/11/2015 22:08
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

I think I'll be working for some big cruise company but the future is not ours to see:-)

nikosonris
30/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I am now taking courses to be able to coach a football team in 5 years' time. By the way, is it also right to say 'in a 5-year time period' without 's'? Is there any rule to have it clear?


nikosonris
30/11/2015 13:50
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I am now taking courses to be able to coach a football team in 5 years' time. By the way, is it also right to say 'in a 5-year time period' without 's'? Is there any rule to have it clear?

Rich's picture
Rich
30/11/2015
ES
805
points

Yes, you are right. You can find out more about it here, I think it's quite useful: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/149621-quot-two-year-period-qu...

 


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Rich
30/11/2015 15:58
Spain
Liverpool
805

Yes, you are right. You can find out more about it here, I think it's quite useful: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/149621-quot-two-year-period-qu...

 

nikosonris
01/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Thank you, Rich, for the useful link!


nikosonris
01/12/2015 13:15
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Thank you, Rich, for the useful link!

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omarhammad
03/12/2015
PS
235
points

Great league


omarhammad's picture
omarhammad
03/12/2015 14:01
Palestinian Territory
Arsenal
235

Great league

nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
02/02/2016
LY
144
points

I'll complete my studying


nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
02/02/2016 08:02
Libya
Arsenal
144

I'll complete my studying

nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
02/02/2016
LY
144
points

5 of 5


nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
02/02/2016 08:03
Libya
Arsenal
144

5 of 5

assemjuve
26/03/2016
PS
3433
points

I am not sure.


assemjuve
26/03/2016 18:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I am not sure.

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HakanUslu1881
29/03/2016
TR
1750
points

I have various plans maybe I will be outside from in my country or Istanbul I don't know.


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HakanUslu1881
29/03/2016 11:34
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

I have various plans maybe I will be outside from in my country or Istanbul I don't know.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
6505
points

Be the assistant director of health services


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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 05:53
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Be the assistant director of health services

Laucipres
24/10/2016
MX
10
points

I can't imagine that what I will be doing in 5 years' time. I think that I'm gonna be a good player of flag football.


Laucipres
24/10/2016 15:46
Mexico
Arsenal
10

I can't imagine that what I will be doing in 5 years' time. I think that I'm gonna be a good player of flag football.

wichavo
24/10/2016
MX
10
points

i will finish my university and then i will travel to London


wichavo
24/10/2016 15:47
Mexico
Chelsea
10

i will finish my university and then i will travel to London

JuanjoC
24/10/2016
MX
10
points

I'll be finishing the university


JuanjoC
24/10/2016 15:51
Mexico
Chelsea
10

I'll be finishing the university

DarioLugo
24/10/2016
MX
10
points

I will be playing soccer in Barcelona FC also i will be finishing the university.


DarioLugo
24/10/2016 15:57
Mexico
Arsenal
10

I will be playing soccer in Barcelona FC also i will be finishing the university.

Daniela GC
24/10/2016
MX
11
points

I'll do a certification and go to London to finish my career, and if i have the oportunity I will go to Canada and live 6 years there.


Daniela GC
24/10/2016 16:07
Mexico
Manchester United
11

I'll do a certification and go to London to finish my career, and if i have the oportunity I will go to Canada and live 6 years there.

KarenLab
24/10/2016
MX
11
points

I will be finishing college
I will be traveling in Europe
I will be opening a paint store


KarenLab
24/10/2016 16:09
Mexico
Manchester United
11

I will be finishing college
I will be traveling in Europe
I will be opening a paint store

Talapker's picture
Talapker
28/01/2017
KZ
205
points

Yes, i agree with their opinion, english people is really friendly and helpful


Talapker's picture
Talapker
28/01/2017 11:36
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

Yes, i agree with their opinion, english people is really friendly and helpful

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