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Differences 16/17 ep.12

Differences 16/17 ep.12

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the Premier League table - there is only one point between the top five teams! The language focus is on words and expressions we use to talk about small and big differences. We also have news about our Premier Skills Fantasy Football team, a new football phrase for you to guess and a Premier League prediction for you to make in our weekly vote. 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: 

Shaqiri is a fantastic player and is the first player this season to score twice from outside the box.

If he played like that every week, he would be the best. Consistency is the key word here!

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?

Xherdan Shaqiri is our Player of the Week after his superb performance for Stoke City.

Language - Small Differences

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about words and phrases that we use to describe differences. Let's start by looking at phrases we can use when the difference between things is small. Look at this sentence from the podcast:

It's very tight at the top of the table.

We are using the word 'tight' to say there is very little difference between the teams at the top of the table. We could use some different words and expressions to show the same meaning:

It's very close at the top of the table.

There is hardly anything between the teams at the top of the table.

There is nothing to choose between them.

When we use these expressions we are talking in a general way and we could be talking about two teams or more. If we want to talk about small differences between two teams, take a look at these examples:

Arsenal are just behind Manchester City.

Liverpool are slightly behind Arsenal.

Spurs are a little bit further back on 19 points.

In this activity, try to use some of the expressions above in some different sentences.

Activity 2: In this activity, look at the sentences and decide which word from the podcast you need to complete the sentence. In some of the sentences, there is more than one possible answer.
Can you write the correct word in each gap?

Victor Valdes was the first visiting goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet at Arsenal since February!

Language - Big Differences

We also looked at some phrases that describe bigger differences between things. Take a look at these examples from the podcast:

The top five are miles ahead at the moment.

I wouldn't say they're galloping off into the distance.

There is a huge gap between the top five and the rest.

Two of these expressions are idioms, which are expressions that used together have a different meaning from the individual words. All of the phrases are used to describe a big difference. We also used an idiom to describe a very small difference between the top five teams in the Premier League. Did you hear it? Which one of these three sentences did we use? 

It's head to head at the the top of the Premier League table.

It's neck and neck at the top of the Premier League table.

It's hand in hand at the top of the Premier League table.

Shinji Okazaki was man of the match in Leicester's 3-1 win against Crystal Palace.

Transcript

If the listening was difficult, listen again and read the transcript at the same time.
Read 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.

Latest news headlines

Jack: Let’s start with the Premier League headlines this week.

Rich: An unhappy return to Chelsea for Mourinho.

Jack: Jose Mourinho had a disastrous day back at his old club - Chelsea. The Blues beat Mourinho’s Manchester Utd 4-0. Pedro scored for Chelsea after just 30 seconds - the fastest goal of the season so far; further goals from Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea their best win of the season.

Rich: Burnley and West Ham leave it late.

Jack: Burnley and West Ham both scored injury time winners to send their fans home happy. Burnley scored in the 91st minute to give them a 2-1 win against Everton and West Ham left it even later. The Hammers got their winner in the 94th minute to beat Sunderland 1-0.

Rich: Just one point separates 5 teams at the top of the Premier League table.

Jack: The Premier League title race looks like it is going to be as close as ever. Manchester City are top but only goal difference separates them from Arsenal and Liverpool with Chelsea and Spurs just one point behind.

Player of the Week

Rich: So who was our player of the week? Lots to choose from; Middlesbrough’s Victor Valdes kept a clean sheet at the Emirates, Philippe Coutinho had a great game for Liverpool, and N’Golo Kante was superb for Chelsea against Manchester Utd.

Jack: They all had great weekends but our player of the week is…………... Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss-Albanian scored two fantastic long-range goals to give Stoke City a 2-0 away win at Hull City. Shaqiri is a fantastic player and is the first player to score two goals from outside the box this season and the first Stoke player to ever do it in the Premier League.

Rich: Good choice for our Player of the Week! If he could play like that every week, he would be one of the best players in the Premier League. Consistency is the key word here.

Jack: Do you agree with our choice? Let us know in the comments section.

Language

Rich: In this section we’re going to analyse some stats from the premier League and then take a look at the language we used. This week we’re looking at expressions we can use to describe the Premier League table.

Jack: So, it’s neck and neck at the top of the Premier League. We have Manchester City leading the way on 20 points..

Rich: But, our teams Liverpool and Arsenal also have 20 points! It’s very tight at the top.

Jack: Yes, it’s only goal difference that separates the three teams. City have a goal difference of plus eleven, Arsenal are just behind with plus ten and Liverpool are slightly behind Arsenal with plus nine.

Rich: That is close. There is hardly anything between them. And, we have Chelsea and Spurs just a little bit further back on 19 points.

Jack: Maybe it’s still too early to say the Premier League winners will come from these five but they are miles ahead at the moment.

Rich: I wouldn’t say that they’re galloping off into the distance but there’s definitely a gap between the top five and Everton, Manchester Utd and the rest.

Jack: You’re right, it’s not a huge gap and a couple of wins for Man Utd could see them close the gap very quickly.

Rich: There’s still a long way to go but it’s going to be very exciting that’s for sure………..

Jack: We’ve just been speaking about the Premier League table and we used lots of different words and expressions to describe differences between teams in the table. We used words and expressions that describe small differences and big differences.

Rich: When there is only a small difference between two or more things we can use words and phrases like close, tight and hardly anything between them.

Jack: We use these words to describe a group of things with little difference between them.

Rich: So, we can say it’s tight at the top of the Premier League table or close at the top of the table and it means there is little difference between the teams near the top.

Jack: We could also describe a match as close or tight. If there is little difference between two teams and they are often drawing we can say it’s a close or a tight match - the latter is often used when describing close matches that are also defensive.

Rich: We also use words phrases to describe small differences in a more specific way. The phrases; a little bit, slightly and just are used to describe a small difference between two things.

Jack: We said Manchester City are just ahead of Arsenal, Arsenal are slightly ahead of Liverpool and Spurs and Chelsea are a little bit further back.

Rich: The word gap is very useful when describing differences in the football table. A gap is a space between two things. If you ever go on the underground in London you might hear the phrase ‘Mind the Gap’ which means be careful of the space between the train and the platform.

Jack: And we can use the word gap to describe differences. We said there is a huge gap between the top five teams and the rest but we said Man Utd could close the gap with a win or two.

Rich: Finally, we used a few idioms as well. We said that the top five are neck and neck. It’s an idiom that means teams or competitors are very close together in a competition. I think the phrase comes from horse racing.

Jack: We also used the phrase miles ahead which means a long way in front of another competitor.

Rich: And we also said galloping off into the distance which means extending a lead by a long way and also comes from horses because horse don’t run they gallop!

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 a bad day at the office. It’s a phrase or a cliche that managers use after their team plays badly and it means a bad day at work or a bad performance by the team. He didn’t but Jose Mourinho could have said his Manchester Utd team had a bad day at the office last weekend.

Rich: I thought it was pretty difficult but quite a few of you got it right. Well done to Pavlo, Liubomyr and Alex from Ukraine, and Kwesimanifest from Ghana. You all got the right answer.

Jack: Right, OK, this week’s phrase is, I think, a little bit easier. The phrase is to **** *****. The phrase is a phrasal verb with a non-literal meaning like ‘carry on’ or ‘give up’ which mean to continue and stop trying. **** ***** means to beat an opponent easily. So, Chelsea **** Manchester Utd ***** last weekend. This phrasal verb can also mean to separate a machine or piece of equipment.

Rich: You said it was easier. I’m not sure about that.

Prediction

Jack: Last week’s prediction was on the Chelsea - Manchester Utd match. You went for a United win! You couldn’t have been more wrong! I went for Chelsea so that’s a point for me and the majority of our podcast listeners also went for Chelsea so that’s a pint for them, too!

Rich: Yeah, I know. I’m not sure anybody predicted a 4-0 win to Chelsea, though. So, in our prediction league, our listeners are top with me on four points and you are just a point behind, Jack.

Jack: Yes, it’s very close - just like the Premier League! What match are you going to talk about this week.

Rich: This weekend the Champions, Leicester City go to White Hart Lane to play last season’s main challengers - Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have had a good start to the season and are only one point from the leaders. Leicester, however, have found it difficult to play in both the Premier League and the Champions League and haven’t won a point away from home this season. Leicester are improving slowly but I think Spurs will win this one. Tottenham 1-0 Leicester City.

Jack: Leicester aren’t playing in the Champions League this week so I think they might get a surprise point. I think it’ll finish 1-1.

Social

Jack: Let’s finish with what’s been happening on the website this week.

Rich: We’ve got a new article all about Everton’s goalkeeper - Maarten Stekelenburg. He saved two penalties in the same match last week and not many keepers have done that in the Premier League.

Jack: We ask you who you think is the best goalkeeper at saving penalties. Elghoul from Algeria chose Simon Mignolet at Liverpool and Kwesimanifest from Ghana chose Claudio Bravo at Manchester City.

Rich: Some of you went outside of the Premier League. Liubomyr from Ukraine said the Ukrainian goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy and Aragorn1986 from Montenegro went for the Italian Gianluigi Buffon.

Jack: Tell us who you think is the best in the article. We’ve put a link on the side of this page.

Rich: In last week’s podcast, we asked you what makes you angry. Alex from Ukraine said that he can’t stand cheating and foul play.

Jack: Kwesimanifest said that he dislikes dishonesty in the game and Elghoul from Algeria mentioned that he hates it when fans misbehave in the stadium.

Rich: Vishenka from Russia said that she can’t stand swearing and Aragorn1986 from Montenegro said that he’s angry when managers waste time by making substitutes in injury time. And he also agreed with me about half and half scarves.

Jack: Let’s not start talking about that again! Right, that’s all we have time for this week. Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. And remember to take a look at our Fantasy Football page and join in the discussions!

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

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Premier League Prediction - Gameweek 10 - Spurs v Leicester

In Gameweek 9, Chelsea beat Manchester Utd 4-0, Rich went for a Manchester Utd win but Jack and our listeners thought that Chelsea would win. Well done, Jack and our listeners! Rich now shares the lead with our podcast listeners with 4 points and Jack is just a point behind, too. Remember, it's one point for the correct result and two additional points for the correct score. The big match in Gameweek 10 is Tottenham v Leicester City! Can you predict the right score?

  GW 1 GW 2 GW 3 GW 4 GW 5 GW 6 GW 7 GW 8 GW 9 GW10
Rich 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-0
Jack 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1-1
Podcast Listeners 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 ?

Make your prediction now!

What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about the Premier League table. It's very, very close at the top!

  1. Do you think that it will be tight at the top all season? How many teams can win the Premier League?

  2. What's the closest Premier League title race you can remember? Do you prefer it if your team wins easily or if a match is very close?

  3. Does the title race in your country usually involve lots of teams? Is it usually close?

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
26/10/2016
UA
943
points

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


Liubomyr
26/10/2016 10:44
Ukraine
Watford
943

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

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aragorn1986
26/10/2016
ME
6882
points

I believe it will be tight at the top for so long. 5 teams will be chasing the title probably. The closest PL race was few years ago when L'pool failed to win PL and City made big winning streak. I prefer when my team wins easily but it's more attractive when the match is unpredictable.


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aragorn1986
26/10/2016 16:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

I believe it will be tight at the top for so long. 5 teams will be chasing the title probably. The closest PL race was few years ago when L'pool failed to win PL and City made big winning streak. I prefer when my team wins easily but it's more attractive when the match is unpredictable.

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aragorn1986
26/10/2016
ME
6882
points

The title race in Mne usually involves two or three teams, but it changes every year, so we don't have a team that can equally compete for longer period. It's close until winter break, after that it's easy to guess the winner:-)


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aragorn1986
26/10/2016 16:31
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

The title race in Mne usually involves two or three teams, but it changes every year, so we don't have a team that can equally compete for longer period. It's close until winter break, after that it's easy to guess the winner:-)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/10/2016
UA
2627
points

The week's phrase has not been covereded by asterisks in the script !


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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/10/2016 19:05
Ukraine
Liverpool
2627

The week's phrase has not been covereded by asterisks in the script !

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Rich
26/10/2016
ES
805
points

Disaster! I hope that not too many people have seen it! Thanks for letting us know :)


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Rich
26/10/2016 22:44
Spain
Liverpool
805

Disaster! I hope that not too many people have seen it! Thanks for letting us know :)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/10/2016
UA
2627
points

Yes, it will be constantly tight at the top of PL.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/10/2016 19:07
Ukraine
Liverpool
2627

Yes, it will be constantly tight at the top of PL.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/10/2016
UA
2627
points

The title race in Ukraine usually involves few teams. These are Shakhtior DONETSK, Dynamo KIEV and two or three others (DNIEPR, ZARYA or METALLIST in the last years), and the Championship is, as a rule, very close.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/10/2016 19:13
Ukraine
Liverpool
2627

The title race in Ukraine usually involves few teams. These are Shakhtior DONETSK, Dynamo KIEV and two or three others (DNIEPR, ZARYA or METALLIST in the last years), and the Championship is, as a rule, very close.

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kwesimanifest
26/10/2016
GH
3735
points

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


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kwesimanifest
26/10/2016 22:07
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

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

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kwesimanifest
27/10/2016
GH
3735
points

I believe it will be tight at the top all season as most of the teams wouldn't want to loose siht of the title. I see 6 teams been potential winners of the league.


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kwesimanifest
27/10/2016 14:51
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

I believe it will be tight at the top all season as most of the teams wouldn't want to loose siht of the title. I see 6 teams been potential winners of the league.

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elghoul
27/10/2016
DZ
1409
points

1. Definetely not I would say. Two or three teams will compete in the ten last matches.
2. It was between Bordj menail, JSKabylie and Us Chaouia. The later won the Champion title with goal difference.
3. The title race in Algeria these last seasons involves two Algiers teams, Setif and Bejaia.
phrase : to broke apart


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elghoul
27/10/2016 19:12
Algeria
Arsenal
1409

1. Definetely not I would say. Two or three teams will compete in the ten last matches.
2. It was between Bordj menail, JSKabylie and Us Chaouia. The later won the Champion title with goal difference.
3. The title race in Algeria these last seasons involves two Algiers teams, Setif and Bejaia.
phrase : to broke apart

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admin
28/10/2016
GB
7589
points

You're almost there with the phrase - you're half right!


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admin
28/10/2016 10:24
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7589

You're almost there with the phrase - you're half right!

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shobonenok
27/10/2016
RU
826
points

correct me
1. In my point of view there won't be as tight as now all the season. Close to the end not more than 3 teams will have chances to win the Premier League. According to my prediction, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will struggle for the 1st place.
2. 2012/2013, when the title was won without any point separation between Man City and Man Utd. What an amazing injury time there was in the match between QPR and Citizens!
3. It usually involves 2-3 teams, including CSKA, Zenit St.Petersburg and the other team, which differs from one season to another.

And the phrase is "**** *****"


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shobonenok
27/10/2016 21:58
Russia
Manchester City
826

correct me
1. In my point of view there won't be as tight as now all the season. Close to the end not more than 3 teams will have chances to win the Premier League. According to my prediction, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will struggle for the 1st place.
2. 2012/2013, when the title was won without any point separation between Man City and Man Utd. What an amazing injury time there was in the match between QPR and Citizens!
3. It usually involves 2-3 teams, including CSKA, Zenit St.Petersburg and the other team, which differs from one season to another.

And the phrase is "**** *****"

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admin
28/10/2016
GB
7589
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1. In my point of view there won't be as tight as now all the season. Close to the end not more than 3 teams will have chances to win the Premier League. According to my prediction, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will struggle for the 1st place.
2. 2012/2013, when the title was won without any point separation between Man City and Man Utd. What an amazing injury time there was in the match between QPR and Citizens!
3. It usually involves 2-3 teams, including CSKA, Zenit St.Petersburg and the other team, which differs from one season to another.

  1. We usually say: in my opinion, or in my view, but from my point of view.
  2. OK - I know what you mean, but this would be better: it won't stay as tight/close for the rest of the season.
  3. no more 
  4. the chance to 
  5.  OK - struggle here is not quite right. I think fight or compete fit better.
  6. This should be: In 2012/2013, the title was won...
  7. This is technically correct... I think, but it sounds wrong. I would say: When Manchester City and Manchester United ended the season with the same number of points.
  8. another - this is a good example of when we use the indefinite article - as we don't know which the other team is.

I've made quite a lot of corrections, but I don't want you to feel discouraged. This is a good bit of writing - you have tried to express some complex ideas and I understand what you mean.

Thanks

Jack


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admin
28/10/2016 10:24
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7589

1. In my point of view there won't be as tight as now all the season. Close to the end not more than 3 teams will have chances to win the Premier League. According to my prediction, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will struggle for the 1st place.
2. 2012/2013, when the title was won without any point separation between Man City and Man Utd. What an amazing injury time there was in the match between QPR and Citizens!
3. It usually involves 2-3 teams, including CSKA, Zenit St.Petersburg and the other team, which differs from one season to another.

  1. We usually say: in my opinion, or in my view, but from my point of view.
  2. OK - I know what you mean, but this would be better: it won't stay as tight/close for the rest of the season.
  3. no more 
  4. the chance to 
  5.  OK - struggle here is not quite right. I think fight or compete fit better.
  6. This should be: In 2012/2013, the title was won...
  7. This is technically correct... I think, but it sounds wrong. I would say: When Manchester City and Manchester United ended the season with the same number of points.
  8. another - this is a good example of when we use the indefinite article - as we don't know which the other team is.

I've made quite a lot of corrections, but I don't want you to feel discouraged. This is a good bit of writing - you have tried to express some complex ideas and I understand what you mean.

Thanks

Jack

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kwesimanifest
28/10/2016
GH
3735
points

Most often title race in my country involves 2 teams who give the other teams quite a gap to catch up with.


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kwesimanifest
28/10/2016 09:08
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Most often title race in my country involves 2 teams who give the other teams quite a gap to catch up with.

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kwesimanifest
28/10/2016
GH
3735
points

Correct me: The closest Premier League title race i remember was in the 2011/12 where Manchester City wan the league on same points as Manchester United on 89 points with goal difference being the decider.
It was a dramatic moment as United seemed to be ahead winning by a goal to nil against Sunderland with City loosing to QPR around the 48th minute with city having a numerical disadvantage due to the players loosing their cool. A last minute equaliser from Džeko and and a winner from Arguero, both in added time made City win the league on goal difference between City and United.
I must confess i was hurt but its football. Its better to take chances when they present themselves.


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kwesimanifest
28/10/2016 09:50
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Correct me: The closest Premier League title race i remember was in the 2011/12 where Manchester City wan the league on same points as Manchester United on 89 points with goal difference being the decider.
It was a dramatic moment as United seemed to be ahead winning by a goal to nil against Sunderland with City loosing to QPR around the 48th minute with city having a numerical disadvantage due to the players loosing their cool. A last minute equaliser from Džeko and and a winner from Arguero, both in added time made City win the league on goal difference between City and United.
I must confess i was hurt but its football. Its better to take chances when they present themselves.

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admin
28/10/2016
GB
7589
points

The closest Premier League title race i remember was in the 2011/12 where Manchester City wan the league on same points as Manchester United on 89 points with goal difference being the decider.
It was a dramatic moment as United seemed to be ahead winning by a goal to nil against Sunderland with City loosing to QPR around the 48th minute with city having a numerical disadvantage due to the players loosing their cool. A last minute equaliser from Džeko and and a winner from Arguero, both in added time made City win the league on goal difference between City and United.
I must confess i was hurt but its football. Its better to take chances when they present themselves.

  1. This is so close to being right - in the 2011/2102 season or in 2011/2012
  2. spelling - won
  3. This is really good
  4. spelling - losing
  5. nice!
  6. This is almost right - apart from the repeated and... and then the winner
  7. Fantastic sentence - watch out for punctuation: I must confess, I was hurt, but that's football.
  8. It's = it is

Very good writing! You're right; that was an amazing end to the season - so dramatic.

Thanks

Jack


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admin
28/10/2016 10:47
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7589

The closest Premier League title race i remember was in the 2011/12 where Manchester City wan the league on same points as Manchester United on 89 points with goal difference being the decider.
It was a dramatic moment as United seemed to be ahead winning by a goal to nil against Sunderland with City loosing to QPR around the 48th minute with city having a numerical disadvantage due to the players loosing their cool. A last minute equaliser from Džeko and and a winner from Arguero, both in added time made City win the league on goal difference between City and United.
I must confess i was hurt but its football. Its better to take chances when they present themselves.

  1. This is so close to being right - in the 2011/2102 season or in 2011/2012
  2. spelling - won
  3. This is really good
  4. spelling - losing
  5. nice!
  6. This is almost right - apart from the repeated and... and then the winner
  7. Fantastic sentence - watch out for punctuation: I must confess, I was hurt, but that's football.
  8. It's = it is

Very good writing! You're right; that was an amazing end to the season - so dramatic.

Thanks

Jack

Uncle Jack
31/10/2016
CN
7
points

correct me

I think it will not be tight anymore. From the 10th Premier League City will go ahead a the top. The winner must be City, the only one.


Uncle Jack
31/10/2016 04:37
China
Manchester City
7

correct me

I think it will not be tight anymore. From the 10th Premier League City will go ahead a the top. The winner must be City, the only one.

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Rich
31/10/2016
ES
805
points

Hi Uncle Jack

Thanks for your message. I understand all of your message and it's good to see that you are using vocabulary from the podcast (tight). I've made a few corrections below.

I think it will not (1) be tight anymore (2). From the 10th Premier League (3) City will go ahead at the top. The winner must be City they are the only one.

  1. When we use the negative in the present simple we usually use 'don't or doesn't'. You should say 'I don't think it will......'
  2. I understand what you mean but a phrase such as 'from now on' works better here.
  3. You need to use a noun to complete the sentence. You could say 10th Premier League gameweek or 10th Premier League round here.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
31/10/2016 08:21
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Uncle Jack

Thanks for your message. I understand all of your message and it's good to see that you are using vocabulary from the podcast (tight). I've made a few corrections below.

I think it will not (1) be tight anymore (2). From the 10th Premier League (3) City will go ahead at the top. The winner must be City they are the only one.

  1. When we use the negative in the present simple we usually use 'don't or doesn't'. You should say 'I don't think it will......'
  2. I understand what you mean but a phrase such as 'from now on' works better here.
  3. You need to use a noun to complete the sentence. You could say 10th Premier League gameweek or 10th Premier League round here.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kwesimanifest
31/10/2016
GH
3735
points

I got this week's match prediction correct
A score draw


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kwesimanifest
31/10/2016 06:33
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

I got this week's match prediction correct
A score draw

Rich's picture
Rich
31/10/2016
ES
805
points


Rich's picture
Rich
31/10/2016 08:23
Spain
Liverpool
805

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kwesimanifest
31/10/2016
GH
3735
points

Grateful Jack for the corrections


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kwesimanifest
31/10/2016 06:36
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Grateful Jack for the corrections

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admin
31/10/2016
GB
7589
points

You're very welcome! 


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admin
31/10/2016 09:48
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7589

You're very welcome! 

Pavlo
01/11/2016
UA
209
points

I am not sure maybe the phrase is '**** *****'


Pavlo
01/11/2016 15:08
Ukraine
Arsenal
209

I am not sure maybe the phrase is '**** *****'

Rich's picture
Rich
01/11/2016
ES
805
points

Well done, Pavlo!


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Rich
01/11/2016 18:07
Spain
Liverpool
805

Well done, Pavlo!

assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3433
points

I think this season is difficult to predict the champion of the league,but i think it will be between Liverpool and Chelsea this season.


assemjuve
26/12/2016 12:28
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think this season is difficult to predict the champion of the league,but i think it will be between Liverpool and Chelsea this season.

assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3433
points

I remember the 2011-2012 premier league season when City won the league just by goal difference at the last day,i prefer if my team can win in a very close match.


assemjuve
26/12/2016 12:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I remember the 2011-2012 premier league season when City won the league just by goal difference at the last day,i prefer if my team can win in a very close match.

assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3433
points

No it is not.


assemjuve
26/12/2016 12:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

No it is not.

assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3433
points

The phrase is to carry on.


assemjuve
26/12/2016 12:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

The phrase is to carry on.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1aragorn19866882
2RafaelRC4428
3kwesimanifest3735
4assemjuve3433
5haydi3066
6Alex_from_Ukraine2627
7nikosonris2453
8MUGEMANYI2320
9amaral1915
10Ahmed Adam Mamado1840
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23261
2Albania23000
3Macedonia19390
4Ukraine18941
5Bosnia and Herzegovina15913
6Kosovo13534
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro11488
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United68101
2Arsenal53605
3Liverpool47809
4Chelsea40493
5Manchester City15203
6Leicester City11064
7Tottenham Hotspur4148
8West Ham United3677
9Everton1549
10Watford1461

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Language: Describing big and small differences

Language: Football English