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Five tips to improve your listening skills

Five tips to improve your listening skills

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the latest news from the Premier League as Leicester City get back to winning and Harry Kane scores another hat trick. The language focus this week is on different ways to improve your listening skills. Jack and Rich share five tips that could help you with your listening skills. We also explain the phrase 'gutted' and talk about how it is used in football. We also have a new football phrase for you to guess and announce our Player of the Week. Enjoy!

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. You can see two examples here: 

Manchester Utd beat Southampton in a thrilling match at Wembley Stadium.

Leicester City dropped into the relegation zone.

There were a few more tricky words in the podcast. Can you remember all of them? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words in context. This can really help with understanding.

Activity 1: In this activity, have a look at the vocabulary and try to match it to the correct definition.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped Man Utd win the League Cup and he is our Player of the Week!

Learner Training - Listening Skills

In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack shared five tips to improve your listening. Think about the advice they gave you and how it can help you develop different learning strategies and study skills. Look at the five tips again. Do you do any of these things? Do you think they could help you with your English?

Five tips to help you with your listening

  1. Listen carefully. Be an active listener. Respond to what the other person says as naturally as you can.
  2. Don't use subtitles. Subtitles can be good to improve vocabulary but they won't help your listening skills.
  3. Listen to a topic that you enjoy. Choose topics that interest you and will keep you listening.
  4. Watch and listen. Watching football matches or 'how to' videos can help your listening skills.
  5. Listen to podcasts. Listening to audio only content can be difficult but is a good challenge.

In the podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about 'how to' videos, where you can watch a video and learn something new at the same time. Have you ever watched any? Have a look at the 'how to' website that Jack mentioned in the podcast and watch a couple of the videos. Let us know if you think the videos are a useful way to practise your listening skills and if you learned anything new!

Can you think of any other strategies that you use to get more speaking practice and improve your speaking skills? Can you think of any other situations where you might use some of these tips? 

Thibaut Courtois and his Chelsea teammates have been listening to their manager this season!

Transcript

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Read the transcript and listen at the same time.

Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich

 

Jack: and I’m Jack

 

Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English  podcast

 

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.  

 

Jack: What’s happening this week, Rich?

 

Rich: In this week’s show, we’re going to talk about the latest in the Premier League and we’re going to give you five tips to help you with your listening skills.

 

Jack: Sorry, what did you say?

 

Rich: Listening skills. We’re going to be talking about listening skills this week.

 

Jack: Ahhhh! Yes, errr, sorry….

 

Rich: And one of the most important things when you’re listening is to listen to what the other person is saying and react to it. Isn’t it, Jack?

 

Jack: Yes, it is. Definitely. But, before we talk more about listening, let’s take a look at this week’s Premier League headlines.

Headlines

Rich: United lift the League Cup at Wembley.

 

Jack: Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2 in a thrilling League Cup Final at Wembley stadium. Southampton played well but that man - Zlatan - was the difference between the two sides. He scored a late winner which meant United lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

 

Rich: The HurriKane scores his third hat-trick of 2017.

 

Jack: Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored another hat-trick as Spurs went back to second in the Premier League. Kane is now the top scorer in the Premier League this season and could win the Premier League’s Golden Boot for the second season in a row.

 

Rich: Leicester get back on track against Liverpool.

 

Jack: It’s been a difficult week at Leicester City. Claudio Ranieri left his job as Leicester manager and the club dropped into the relegation zone. But a brilliant performance against Liverpool gave the Foxes three points and a reason for the fans to be optimistic.

 

Rich: It’s definitely been an exciting week in the Premier League. What do you think about Leicester’s performance against Liverpool?

 

Jack: Yes, they were definitely back to their best. Jamie Vardy was brilliant. You must have been gutted, Rich.

 

Rich: Yes, Liverpool didn’t play that well. Gutted is probably a good description. It’s often used by footballers and managers in interviews, after a bad defeat.

 

Jack: Yes, it is quite informal and, like most informal language, you only really use it when speaking. It means to be very disappointed. I think Southampton fans would have been gutted when the final whistle went at Wembley.

 

Rich: Yes, you’re right there.

Language/Topic Focus

Jack: We said earlier that we are going to give you five tips to improve your listening skills in this week’s podcast.

 

Rich: Listening is really important when playing football and learning English. Can you think of an example when listening is important on the pitch, Jack?

 

Jack:  Well, for example, a goalkeeper always needs to communicate with his defenders. He might shout ‘my ball’ or ‘mine’ to say that he is coming to catch or punch the ball. He might say ‘man on’ or ‘time’ to tell a defender if he is under pressure or not.

 

Rich: And a defender might say ‘leave it’ to the goalkeeper if the ball is going out of play. Listening to your teammates is very important, if you don’t, you might make a mistake and the other team might score.

 

Jack: And, players have to listen to the manager and coaches about strategy and tactics, too.

 

Rich: It’s a bit like this in the classroom when learning languages. You have to listen to your teacher but you have to listen to your teammates or classmates, too.

 

Jack: That’s right. And, here are our five tips that will help you become a better listener.

 

Rich: Tip number one is listen carefully. I know this sounds a bit silly but very often we’re not really listening to what the other person is saying. We’re often thinking about what we are going to say and not listening. We should learn to respond naturally to the other person so the conversation is more natural.

 

Jack: Yes, this is a good tip. I know this happens in the classroom. You should try to concentrate on the speaker and respond in a natural way to what he or she says.

 

Rich: Tip number two is don’t use subtitles. Subtitles are great for films and programmes in languages you don’t understand. I would use subtitles for a German or a Chinese film because I don’t speak these languages and I’m not learning them either.

 

Jack: Using English subtitles on English language films can be useful to help you learn new vocabulary, but subtitles won’t improve your listening skills. What often happens is that you stop listening and start reading because reading is easier than listening.

 

Rich: Tip number three is listen to a topic that you enjoy. Football - people speak about football all the time on the TV and the web. You can find interviews with footballers and managers in English easily.

 

Jack: That’s right. After you have watched a match, find a post match interview with the manager or a player. It makes it easier to understand because you have watched the match so you know what they are speaking about.

 

Rich: Tip number four is watch and listen. Listening is easier when you can see what is happening. Watching a football match in English is great because commentators are describing the action and talking about what is happening and this helps your understanding.

 

Jack: You can develop this by listening to other topics. ’How to videos are great. How to make the perfect pasta, how to change a car tyre... there are lots of how to videos on a website called instructables.com. You can also find football “how to” videos with things like how to do a bicycle kick.

 

Rich: Yes, and what is fantastic about these videos is that you can listen and then take some action, too. I remember a few months ago, you did a video about making the perfect smoothie. I’ve put a link on the side of this page for you to practise.

 

Jack: Yes, I love smoothies. Kiwi and banana is my favourite at the moment. And what’s our final tip, Rich.

 

Rich: Watching films, listening to songs and listening to people with different accents are something we all do and they are good ideas but our final tip is listening to podcasts!

 

Jack: Of course it is! But we don’t only mean our podcast. There are thousands of podcasts out there for you to listen to. Check out iTunes U or AudioBoom and type in your favourite topic.

 

Rich: Podcasts are also more challenging and difficult because you don’t have anything to look at. They definitely test your listening skills more.

 

Jack: But, it’s important to choose a topic that you enjoy. If I start listening to a podcast in French about types of sand found on the French coast I will turn it off very quickly.

 

Rich: And that is why we do this podcast for you. A challenging podcast about learning English and football! So shall we summarise those five tips to improve your listening skills.

 

Jack: Tip number one: Listen carefully and respond naturally to the person you are speaking to.

 

Rich: Tip number two: Don’t use subtitles.

 

Jack: Tip number three: Listen to interviews with football players and managers after you’ve watched a match.

 

Rich: Tip number four: Watch ‘how to’ videos.

 

Jack: Tip number five: Listen to podcasts.

 

Rich: So, those are our five tips to improve your listening skills. I hope they were helpful and if you didn’t listen to our podcast about improving your speaking skills we did last week, there is a link on the side of this page.

 

Jack: Right, let’s get back to the football.

Player of the Week

Jack: There were some great performances by Premier League players last week.

 

Rich: Yes, oure player of the week we could have chosen Harry Kane again. He scored a first-half hat-trick against Stoke. That’s three hat-tricks in 2017 for Kane!

 

Jack: Or we could have gone with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy who returned to form with two goals against Liverpool.

 

Rich: But we stepped out of the Premier League this week and chose Manchester Utd’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 

Jack: We could have chosen Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini who also got two goals and had another disallowed but it was Manchester United who won the Cup and it was Zlatan who got the winner.

 

Rich: He’s unbelievable. He’s 35 years old now and many thought he was past his best but these two Cup Final goals were his 25th and 26th of the season.

 

Jack: He’s made a massive difference to the team. I’m not sure one player has made such a big difference to a United team since I don’t know…. Eric Cantona.

 

Rich: A strong statement that one. I wonder what our listeners think...

Can you work out this week’s football phrase?

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week?

 

Jack: Yes, I have, but first, last week’s football phrase. The phrase was ‘leg’. And, yes, I know it’s part of your body, but in football  it describes one of the games in a series of games between two teams. In European cup matches, you usually have two legs; the home leg and the away leg.

 

Rich: Leicester City play the second leg of their Champions League match against Sevilla in a couple of weeks.

 

Jack: That’s right - it should be a good match. Congratulations to Kwesimanifest from Ghana, Shobonenok from Russia, Mon from Egypt,  Emir from Bosnia, AssemJuve from Palestine, Aragorn1986 from Montenegro, Elghoul from Algeria and Liubomyr and Alex from Ukraine. You all got the right answer!

 

Rich: What’s the football phrase this week?

 

Jack: The phrase this time is *** *****. It’s a very common word in football and many other sports. I’m going to make it a bit more difficult for you by talking about the etymology of the word.

 

Rich: Sorry. The what of the word.

 

Jack: The etymology of the word, the origins , where it comes from.

 

Rich: OK.

 

Jack: It is believed that the phrase comes from something that magicians used to do over two hundred years ago but the first time it was used to talk about sport was when it was used to talk about an action in cricket. A *** ***** was when a bowler (the player who throws the ball) got three batsman (the player who hits the ball) out with three consecutive balls or throws.

 

Rich: Is that everything?

 

Jack: No, after the match because the player got a *** ***** he was allowed to pass his hat around and people would put money in it for him.

 

Rich: That is quite interesting, but I’ll make it easier for everyone. *** ****** are what Harry Kane is very good at at the moment!

 

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week.

 

Rich: Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below.

 

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich shared five tips to improve your listening skills.

  1. Was the advice useful? Do you have any other tips to improve listening skills? 

  2. Do you listen to football matches in English? Do you listen to post-match interviews? Do you have a favourite phrase or moment from an interview?

  3. Do football commentators describe goals in the same way in English and your language? Do you have a favourite piece of commentary from a football match?

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and the questions above in the comments section below.

If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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Liubomyr
03/03/2017
UA
9369
points

I think that the phrase is a '*** *****'.


Liubomyr
03/03/2017 23:02
Ukraine
Watford
9369

I think that the phrase is a '*** *****'.

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kwesimanifest
04/03/2017
GH
14285
points

This week's phrase is *** *****


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kwesimanifest
04/03/2017 14:48
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

This week's phrase is *** *****

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
04/03/2017
GH
14285
points

Football commentators do not describe goals in the same way in English and my local language. They sometimes exaggerate.


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kwesimanifest
04/03/2017 15:06
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

Football commentators do not describe goals in the same way in English and my local language. They sometimes exaggerate.

Rich's picture
Rich
06/03/2017
ES
2921
points

Does exaggerating make the commentary better or worse? In Spanish, commentators often say 'gol' about thirty times in one breath!


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Rich
06/03/2017 08:24
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Does exaggerating make the commentary better or worse? In Spanish, commentators often say 'gol' about thirty times in one breath!

Buchiy
05/03/2017
JP
9443
points

Please correct me,
To improve listening skill, I have been listening same text several times and dictation them.
I have tried listening commentary and post-match interviews, but I cannot understand.


Buchiy
05/03/2017 01:08
Japan
Leicester City
9443

Please correct me,
To improve listening skill, I have been listening same text several times and dictation them.
I have tried listening commentary and post-match interviews, but I cannot understand.

Rich's picture
Rich
06/03/2017
ES
2921
points

Hi Buchiy

Thanks for your comment. Yes, it can be difficult to understand players and managers in interviews after the match. It's usually easier to watch the interviews later so you can stop and pause and think about what they say. It can be very difficult if you are watching live. One thing you could do is listen to the questions from the journalist and then think about what the player or manager might say and then listen. Also, try the interviews here on the Premier Skills English website, they are a bit easier: http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/players/player-interviews

I have corrected your sentences below:

To improve my listening skills, I have listened to the same text several times and written them down.
I have tried listening to
commentary and post-match interviews, but I cannot understand.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
06/03/2017 08:32
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Hi Buchiy

Thanks for your comment. Yes, it can be difficult to understand players and managers in interviews after the match. It's usually easier to watch the interviews later so you can stop and pause and think about what they say. It can be very difficult if you are watching live. One thing you could do is listen to the questions from the journalist and then think about what the player or manager might say and then listen. Also, try the interviews here on the Premier Skills English website, they are a bit easier: http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/players/player-interviews

I have corrected your sentences below:

To improve my listening skills, I have listened to the same text several times and written them down.
I have tried listening to
commentary and post-match interviews, but I cannot understand.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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FuruTaku
05/03/2017
JP
19
points

This week's phrase is *** *****.


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FuruTaku
05/03/2017 02:01
Japan
Manchester City
19

This week's phrase is *** *****.

Walid787
05/03/2017
DZ
21
points

The week phrase is *** *****


Walid787
05/03/2017 14:06
Algeria
Manchester United
21

The week phrase is *** *****

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elghoul
05/03/2017
DZ
9105
points

1.Very useful advices. I like listening to BBC drama poscasts before sleeping.

2.I have not enjoyed a lot watching last night Bayern against Kuln which was commentated in English M football Station. The commentator has not been using great vocabulary. I prefer reading the match review which had been done on live on BBC or The Gardian web sites.

3. Football commentary are very rich technicaly and well describing actions in English medias. Our commentators are poor in Algeria. In France there are some better technical aspects than in our country.

football phrase . *** ****


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elghoul
05/03/2017 15:31
Algeria
Arsenal
9105

1.Very useful advices. I like listening to BBC drama poscasts before sleeping.

2.I have not enjoyed a lot watching last night Bayern against Kuln which was commentated in English M football Station. The commentator has not been using great vocabulary. I prefer reading the match review which had been done on live on BBC or The Gardian web sites.

3. Football commentary are very rich technicaly and well describing actions in English medias. Our commentators are poor in Algeria. In France there are some better technical aspects than in our country.

football phrase . *** ****

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aragorn1986
05/03/2017
ME
6922
points

I enjoy listening to PL pre-match interviews and comments related to highlights.


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aragorn1986
05/03/2017 18:37
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

I enjoy listening to PL pre-match interviews and comments related to highlights.

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shobonenok
07/03/2017
RU
9234
points

Correct me.
I've listened only one match in English when I was in London at the end of the previous year. I always watch matches in Russian when I'm in my country. As for post-matches interviews, I watch them in English if we speak about the Premier League. It was difficult to do it when I kicked it off, but nowadays there is almost no problems with translating and getting up.
I prefer watching matches especially which are crucial for me and the teams I support with lots of emotions and jokes from the commenators. Unfortunately, the one who is responsible for the Premier League on Russian TV doesn't do it in the way I like, but there is no choice. I have a favourite Russian commentator and there are some pieces of commentary which I will probably never forget. However, it seems impossible for me to translate them without losing of meaning. The first one was after the third goal of the Russian national team against the Netherlands in 2008 (yes, all the team supporters still remember that goal and that success). The second one was after the last Liverpool's goal against Arsenal in the incredible match which is famous for it final score (4 - 4) and 4 Arshavin's goals. The commenator was ready to call in an ambulance which was supposed to take him to the insane hospital. The last one was after 2 unbelievable saves in a row by Buffon.
I would probably be delighted to listen to the Spanish commentators (saying 'gol' lots of times), but I don't speak this language.

The football phrase is "*** *****"


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shobonenok
07/03/2017 17:59
Russia
Manchester City
9234

Correct me.
I've listened only one match in English when I was in London at the end of the previous year. I always watch matches in Russian when I'm in my country. As for post-matches interviews, I watch them in English if we speak about the Premier League. It was difficult to do it when I kicked it off, but nowadays there is almost no problems with translating and getting up.
I prefer watching matches especially which are crucial for me and the teams I support with lots of emotions and jokes from the commenators. Unfortunately, the one who is responsible for the Premier League on Russian TV doesn't do it in the way I like, but there is no choice. I have a favourite Russian commentator and there are some pieces of commentary which I will probably never forget. However, it seems impossible for me to translate them without losing of meaning. The first one was after the third goal of the Russian national team against the Netherlands in 2008 (yes, all the team supporters still remember that goal and that success). The second one was after the last Liverpool's goal against Arsenal in the incredible match which is famous for it final score (4 - 4) and 4 Arshavin's goals. The commenator was ready to call in an ambulance which was supposed to take him to the insane hospital. The last one was after 2 unbelievable saves in a row by Buffon.
I would probably be delighted to listen to the Spanish commentators (saying 'gol' lots of times), but I don't speak this language.

The football phrase is "*** *****"

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Rich
13/03/2017
ES
2921
points

Hi Shobonenok

How was Manchester Utd's draw with Rostov received in Russia? A good or disappointing result? I've made a few correction to your message below:

I've only listened to only one match in English; when I was in London at the end of the previous last year. I always watch matches in Russian when I'm in my country. As for post-matches interviews, I watch them in English if we speak about the Premier League. It was difficult to do it when I kicked it off, but nowadays there is almost no problems with translating and getting up (I don't understand. Do you mean getting it? understanding?)
I prefer watching matches especially those which are crucial for me and the teams I support with lots of emotions and jokes from the commentators. Unfortunately, the one who is responsible for the Premier League on Russian TV doesn't do it in the way I like, but there is no choice. I have a favourite Russian commentator and there are some pieces of commentary which I will probably never forget. However, it seems impossible for me to translate them without losing of the meaning. The first one was after the third goal of the Russian national team against the Netherlands in 2008 (yes, all the team  every supporters still remembers that goal and that success). The second one was after the last Liverpool's goal against Arsenal in the incredible match which is famous for its final score (4 - 4) and 4 Arshavin's goals. The commentator was ready to call in an ambulance which was supposed to take him to the insane hospital. The last one was after 2 unbelievable saves in a row by Buffon.
I would probably be delighted to listen to the Spanish commentators (saying 'gol' lots of times), but I don't speak this language.

Let me know if you have any questions about the corrections.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
13/03/2017 09:13
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Hi Shobonenok

How was Manchester Utd's draw with Rostov received in Russia? A good or disappointing result? I've made a few correction to your message below:

I've only listened to only one match in English; when I was in London at the end of the previous last year. I always watch matches in Russian when I'm in my country. As for post-matches interviews, I watch them in English if we speak about the Premier League. It was difficult to do it when I kicked it off, but nowadays there is almost no problems with translating and getting up (I don't understand. Do you mean getting it? understanding?)
I prefer watching matches especially those which are crucial for me and the teams I support with lots of emotions and jokes from the commentators. Unfortunately, the one who is responsible for the Premier League on Russian TV doesn't do it in the way I like, but there is no choice. I have a favourite Russian commentator and there are some pieces of commentary which I will probably never forget. However, it seems impossible for me to translate them without losing of the meaning. The first one was after the third goal of the Russian national team against the Netherlands in 2008 (yes, all the team  every supporters still remembers that goal and that success). The second one was after the last Liverpool's goal against Arsenal in the incredible match which is famous for its final score (4 - 4) and 4 Arshavin's goals. The commentator was ready to call in an ambulance which was supposed to take him to the insane hospital. The last one was after 2 unbelievable saves in a row by Buffon.
I would probably be delighted to listen to the Spanish commentators (saying 'gol' lots of times), but I don't speak this language.

Let me know if you have any questions about the corrections.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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MR. Green
08/03/2017
TR
13
points

The phrase is ********


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MR. Green
08/03/2017 16:45
Turkey
Arsenal
13

The phrase is ********

Liubomyr
09/03/2017
UA
9369
points

I watch ‘Match of the Day’ to improve my listening skills (it is not available on-line in my country but there is a way to watch it on the next day). I like English commentators, there speech is smooth and they have a clear enunciation.


Liubomyr
09/03/2017 08:30
Ukraine
Watford
9369

I watch ‘Match of the Day’ to improve my listening skills (it is not available on-line in my country but there is a way to watch it on the next day). I like English commentators, there speech is smooth and they have a clear enunciation.

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Rich
09/03/2017
ES
2921
points

Hi Liubomyr

I used to love Match of the Day! In the UK, it is shown at about 2230 on Saturdays and I remember as a child it was a real treat if I was allowed to stay up late to watch it. The music from the show (I don't think it has changed in 50 years) is instantly recognisable and 99.9% of British football fans would recognise it after about three seconds!

Gary Lineker (big Leicester City fan and ex-Barca and England striker) hosts Match of the Day these days. The most famous commentator is probably John Motson. He's been doing the commentary on Match of the Day since before I was born and yes I agree that he is very clear when he speaks.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
09/03/2017 09:22
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Hi Liubomyr

I used to love Match of the Day! In the UK, it is shown at about 2230 on Saturdays and I remember as a child it was a real treat if I was allowed to stay up late to watch it. The music from the show (I don't think it has changed in 50 years) is instantly recognisable and 99.9% of British football fans would recognise it after about three seconds!

Gary Lineker (big Leicester City fan and ex-Barca and England striker) hosts Match of the Day these days. The most famous commentator is probably John Motson. He's been doing the commentary on Match of the Day since before I was born and yes I agree that he is very clear when he speaks.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Emir Veličanstveni
10/03/2017
BA
14341
points

This week's football phrase is hat tricks.


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Emir Veličanstveni
10/03/2017 23:50
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
14341

This week's football phrase is hat tricks.

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RafaelRC
01/04/2017
BR
7894
points

Correct me.
The phrase is Hat trick.
The tips are very good. Thanks for share. I have never heard a match in English, but I will try to do this experience.
I used to like Raniere's interview because his accent is clear in my opinion and he talks a few slowly.
In my country there are many goods commentators on TV or radio.
I have a question: In your country the people heard the transmission of the match in the radio?
In my country same people watch the match in the stadium with a little radio.


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RafaelRC
01/04/2017 11:16
Brazil
Leicester City
7894

Correct me.
The phrase is Hat trick.
The tips are very good. Thanks for share. I have never heard a match in English, but I will try to do this experience.
I used to like Raniere's interview because his accent is clear in my opinion and he talks a few slowly.
In my country there are many goods commentators on TV or radio.
I have a question: In your country the people heard the transmission of the match in the radio?
In my country same people watch the match in the stadium with a little radio.

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Rich
03/04/2017
ES
2921
points

Hi RafaelRC

The phrase is correct. Well done! In the UK, people often listen to match commentaries on the radio. They sometimes watch on the TV and listen on a radio because they prefer the commentary on the radio. It's less common to listen in the stadium because it's so noisy but sometimes people wil listen for the results of other matches but it's more common on a mobile phone these days. I've made a few corrections to your message below:

The tips are very good. Thanks for share sharing. I have never heard a match in English, but I will try to do this experience it.
I used to like Raniere's interview because his accent is clear in my opinion and he talks a few quite slowly.
In my country there are many goods commentators on TV or radio.
I have a question: In your country the people heard the transmission of the listen to matches in on the radio?
In my country same people watch the match in the stadium with a little radio.

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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03/04/2017 08:22
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Liverpool
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Hi RafaelRC

The phrase is correct. Well done! In the UK, people often listen to match commentaries on the radio. They sometimes watch on the TV and listen on a radio because they prefer the commentary on the radio. It's less common to listen in the stadium because it's so noisy but sometimes people wil listen for the results of other matches but it's more common on a mobile phone these days. I've made a few corrections to your message below:

The tips are very good. Thanks for share sharing. I have never heard a match in English, but I will try to do this experience it.
I used to like Raniere's interview because his accent is clear in my opinion and he talks a few quite slowly.
In my country there are many goods commentators on TV or radio.
I have a question: In your country the people heard the transmission of the listen to matches in on the radio?
In my country same people watch the match in the stadium with a little radio.

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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