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Learning Vocabulary - Congratulations & Commiserations

Learning Vocabulary - Congratulations & Commiserations

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich host their fourth World Cup podcast. They give you two roleplays where you have the chance to learn the language you need to congratulate someone when they win something or do something well. They also give you the chance to learn the words and phrases you need to commiserate with someone when their team loses or something bad happens. Your task is to congratulate fans from teams around the world if their team has done well in the World Cup, or commiserate with them if their team has done badly or didn't qualify for the World Cup.  As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess at the end of the podcast. Enjoy!

Transcript

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Read the transcript and listen at the same time.

Introduction:

Rich: People take things the wrong way sometimes, you know.

Jack: What do you mean?

Rich: Well, you know that I live in Spain.

Jack: Yes.

Rich: And Spain didn’t do very well in the World Cup.
Jack: Yes.

Rich: And England have done a bit better.

Jack: Have you had problems being sympathetic?

Rich: I try my best but it’s difficult. 

Jack: What do you say? 

Rich: Unlucky about Spain’s result against Russia.

Jack: That sounds a bit sarcastic.

Rich: I’ve also said it’s only a game. There’s no point in getting upset about it. There’s always the next World Cup.

Jack: That does sound a bit mean.

Rich: I’ve also said ‘why don’t you support England?

Jack: I think you need a bit of help with this.

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 podcast, we have our fourth and final World Cup podcast. 

Jack: That’s right. During the World Cup in Russia, all our podcasts have been connected to the World Cup in some way and are all part of our World Cup Community programme.

Rich: What’s our World Cup Community programme?

Jack: It’s a four-week programme of activities connected to the World Cup that will help you with your English. You can sign-up now for free on the Premier Skills English website. You need to click the tab on the homepage that says ‘live’ to join the programme.

Rich: It will be great to see you there and discuss the World Cup as well as practising English together.

Jack: In this podcast, we are going to focus on vocabulary and more specifically we are going to focus on the language of congratulations and commiserations.

Rich: What’s the language of congratulations and commiserations?

Jack: You know, when someone does something well or when their football team wins ... we congratulate them, we tell them well done that is brilliant.

Rich: And commiserations?

Jack: That’s the opposite. It’s something you’ve been having problems with in Spain. What do we say when something sad has happened?

Rich: Without sounding sarcastic, stupid or mean.

Jack: Exactly. You need to be sympathetic.

Rich: But more about that in the next section. Don’t forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess - connected to the World Cup of course.

Topic Focus

Jack: In this section, we are going to do two roleplays. In the first roleplay, Rich is going to congratulate me on the team I support winning.

Rich: And in the second roleplay, I’m going to commiserate with Jack about his team losing.

Jack: Your first task is to listen to the two conversations and answer this question:

Rich: In each roleplay, who does Jack support?

Jack: Roleplay one.

Rich: You must be really happy this morning! Well done!

Jack: Yes, it was a great night, everyone was partying until the early hours of the morning. I don’t think many people have gone to bed.

Rich: It’s really good news and I was delighted to hear that Philippe Coutinho got the winning goal. He’s a great player and really deserves it you know.

Jack: Well done to all the players, you know. It was a team performance. The manager deserves a lot of the credit, too. He’s done a brilliant job.

Rich: They’ve won the World Cup six times now. Six times! Congratulations! Good job! Brilliant stuff!

Jack: Thanks. It means a lot to everyone. Right, I need to get back to the party! See you later!

Rich: See you!

Jack: Roleplay two.

Rich: You must be feeling a bit down this morning. I’m sorry about the match last night.

Jack: That’s alright. I think we did really well to get to the final though.

Rich: Exactly. It’s always good to look at the positives and it’s the first final you’ve been in since 1966!

Jack: It’s a bit of a downer though. If only we’d scored that penalty. I really didn’t think Kane would miss you know.

Rich: You were so close, you must be feeling awful. I don’t really know what to say.

Jack: That’s alright. It’s not your fault. Brazil were just too good I suppose. 

Rich: You know, if you need cheering up, we can go out later if you like.

Jack: Thanks and thanks for calling. I’m sure I’ll get over it soon.

Rich: Just give us a call if you need anything.

Jack: Cheers. I will.

Language Focus

Rich: In the last section, we imagined that Brazil had beaten England in the World Cup Final. Jack was a Brazil fan in the first conversation and an England fan in the second conversation.

Jack: In the first conversation, I was really happy and Rich called me to congratulate me on Brazil winning the World Cup.

Rich: And there were some specific words and phrases I used to do this. The most common phrase to congratulate someone is to say ‘congratulations!’.

Jack: But, there are some other expressions we can use. ‘Well done!’ is another common way to congratulate someone. 

Rich: Saying ‘good or brilliant job’ s another informal way of congratulating someone or ‘brilliant or good stuff’ is another although this more informal. 

Jack: We can also use ‘must be’ to congratulate someone indirectly. We might say something like ‘you must be really happy this morning’ and both people know what you are talking about here.

Rich: If someone has worked hard for something we often use the word ‘deserve’ and say things like ‘you really deserve it’ which means you worked really hard for it and it’s right that you get it.

Jack: Another common expression to use when you hear something positive is ‘that’s really good news’ when someone tells you something or if you already know you could say ‘it’s really good news about …’

Rich: So if we meet and I say, ‘did you hear? I got the job’

Jack: I could say: That’s really good news. 

Rich: But if Jack already knew that I had found a new job, he could say ….

Jack: It’s really good news about your job.

Rich: And, if you want to be a bit more formal you can say something like ‘I was delighted or thrilled to hear that …’ or ‘I’m really pleased for you’

Jack: Let’s move on to the second roleplay.

Rich: In this conversation, Jack was really sad about England losing and I called him to commiserate with him or to offer my condolences.

Jack: Again there were some specific words and phrases Rich used to do this. The most common phrase to commiserate with someone is to say ‘I’m sorry about’.

Rich: I told Jack that I was sorry about last night’s match to show him that I care and to be sympathetic. There are other expressions we can use too.

Jack: We can use the expression ‘you must be feeling …’ Rich said ‘you must be feeling down’ and ‘you must be feeling awful’ in the conversation to show sympathy.

Rich: I also said  ‘I don’t know what to say’ which is a common expression in these circumstances. 

Jack: And another common thing for people to do is to offer help. Rich said ‘if you need cheering up, we can go out later’ and ‘if you need anything just give us a call’. These types of expressions and actions are often helpful in sad situations.

Rich: We have some activities and more examples to help you with the language of congratulations and commiserations on the podcast page on the Premier Skills English website. 

Task

Rich: Right, this week’s task is to write messages of congratulations and commiserations to fans of teams at the World Cup.

Jack: We want you to write messages of congratulations to the teams and fans who have won their quarter-final or semi-final matches.

Rich: We want you to write messages of commiserations to the teams and fans who have lost their quarter-final or semi-final matches.

Jack: Start your comments with: Dear England fans or Dear Sweden fans or whatever country you’re congratulating or commiserating with.

Rich: Write your answers in the comments section below.

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 knockout stages. This is the part of a football or other competition where there are no second chances. It’s one team against the other. The winner goes through to the next round and the loser goes home because they have been knocked out.

Rich: Well done to everyone who got this right. We’re recording in advance so we’re not sure who did, but I’m sure our regulars all got that one right.

Jack: This week’s World Cup football phrase is ****** ****. This award is given to the player who scores the most goals at the World Cup. At the moment, England’s Harry Kane is in the lead to win this award.

Rich: 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.

Jack: And hit the live tab on the homepage to join our World Cup Community programme.

Rich: If you have enjoyed this podcast or found it useful, leave us a rating or review and that will help other people find us. 

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. Do you know the words in bold?

People take things the wrong way sometimes.

That sounds a bit sarcastic.

The manager deserves a lot of credit.

If you need cheering up, we can go out later.

There were a few tricky words in the podcast. Do you know what they all mean? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words.

Activity 1

Activity 1: In this activity, try to match the words and phrases to their definitions. All of the words were in this week's podcast.
Can you match the words to their definitions?
Will England be celebrating or commiserating with one another this week?

Language

Congratulations! 

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich used lots of words and phrases connected to congratulating people on successes and commiserating with people if they have bad news. In the first roleplay, Jack and Rich looked at the language of congratulations. Look at these examples from the podcast:

You must be really happy this morning!

It's really good news and I was delighted to hear that Coutinho got the winner. He deserves it.

Congratulations! Good job! Brilliant stuff!

Do you know any other words or phrases to congratulate people?

Will Belgium fans be celebrating their first ever World Cup win this week?

Commiserations!

In the second roleplay, Jack and Rich looked at the language of congratulations. Look at these examples from the podcast:

You must be feeling a bit down this morning.

I'm sorry about the match last night.

Just give us a call if you need anything.

Do you know any other phrases to commiserate with people if they are unsuccessful or have bad news?

If you would like to learn more phrases connected to congratulations and commiserations, try the exercise below.

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, read some phrases that we use to congratulate people and commiserate with people.
Can you put the phrases into the correct group?

Will everyone be congratulating Croatia on Sunday?

Task

Congratulating and commiserating:

Your task this week is to write some messages of congratulations and commiserations to football fans at teh World Cup in Russia. We want you to:

  • write messages of congratulations to the teams and fans who have won their quarter-final or semi-final matches
  • write messages of commiserations to the teams and fans who have lost their quarter-final or semi-final matches
  • start your comments with: Dear England fans or Dear Brazil fans or whatever country you’re congratulating or commiserating with
  • write your answers in the comments section below.

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What do you think?

In this World Cup podcast, Rich and Jack spoke about congratulations and commiserations. 

Which teams do you think deserved to reach the final? Which teams didn't deserve to get knocked out?

Which team are you supporting in Russia?

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and complete the task about congratulations and commiserations!

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mariasilvia21
16/07/2018
BO
303
points

Actually the world cup finished, sorry for be late


mariasilvia21
16/07/2018 03:51
Bolivia
Chelsea
303

Actually the world cup finished, sorry for be late

Byjuliocesar
16/07/2018
BO
31
points

Croatia is the better team that the others team because , croatia going to the final


Byjuliocesar
16/07/2018 03:45
Bolivia
Liverpool
31

Croatia is the better team that the others team because , croatia going to the final

Edu1603
16/07/2018
BO
612
points

I think Belgium deserved to reach the final, they were a nice team. I think South Korea and Japan didn't deserve to get knocked out.
I support Croatia, I know they already lost, but I think they were a team that made history, because they showed how is playing with courage.


Edu1603
16/07/2018 03:39
Bolivia
Chelsea
612

I think Belgium deserved to reach the final, they were a nice team. I think South Korea and Japan didn't deserve to get knocked out.
I support Croatia, I know they already lost, but I think they were a team that made history, because they showed how is playing with courage.

MariamRA
16/07/2018
BO
590
points

I think Croatia deserves to win. And I think Mexico didn't deserve to get knocked out.


MariamRA
16/07/2018 01:15
Bolivia
Manchester United
590

I think Croatia deserves to win. And I think Mexico didn't deserve to get knocked out.

Belensaa
15/07/2018
BO
702
points

I am supportiong to Croatia.


Belensaa
15/07/2018 23:49
Bolivia
Manchester City
702

I am supportiong to Croatia.

gabriel99salvatierra
15/07/2018
BO
288
points

france win!


gabriel99salvatierra
15/07/2018 22:08
Bolivia
Everton
288

france win!

CarlaC18
15/07/2018
BO
554
points

I'm supporting to france :v


CarlaC18
15/07/2018 16:08
Bolivia
Chelsea
554

I'm supporting to france :v

Bambimey
15/07/2018
BO
515
points

Congratulations! Croatia ç
that i am going to say soon.


Bambimey
15/07/2018 02:08
Bolivia
Chelsea
515

Congratulations! Croatia ç
that i am going to say soon.

VeritoCBA
15/07/2018
BO
320
points

Honestly, I thought that Brazil was going to reach the final because it was one of the best, but in reality there were other results.
I think maybe Argentina, Germany and among others.
I support two teams that are now in the final and it only remains to say that the best
Let's go France and Croatia..
They are the best


VeritoCBA
15/07/2018 00:47
Bolivia
Liverpool
320

Honestly, I thought that Brazil was going to reach the final because it was one of the best, but in reality there were other results.
I think maybe Argentina, Germany and among others.
I support two teams that are now in the final and it only remains to say that the best
Let's go France and Croatia..
They are the best

Richard J
14/07/2018
EC
524
points

Dear Croatians fans:
I'm very deligthed for your participation so far in the World Cup, I think your team deserve to be in the final game, because your team did their best effort to reach that opportunity. Congratulations !!! Good job, Well done.
Dear Belgium fans:
I'm really sorry about the game againts France but I think your team had a great performance in this World Cup and I think your team deserved a better end, however I would like to see your team in the next World Cup.


Richard J
14/07/2018 22:34
Ecuador
Liverpool
524

Dear Croatians fans:
I'm very deligthed for your participation so far in the World Cup, I think your team deserve to be in the final game, because your team did their best effort to reach that opportunity. Congratulations !!! Good job, Well done.
Dear Belgium fans:
I'm really sorry about the game againts France but I think your team had a great performance in this World Cup and I think your team deserved a better end, however I would like to see your team in the next World Cup.

Ashly
14/07/2018
BO
616
points

I don´t know
I am not supporting any team


Ashly
14/07/2018 20:27
Bolivia
Swansea City
616

I don´t know
I am not supporting any team

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kwesimanifest
13/07/2018
GH
4584
points

Dear Croatian fans, your team has thought us that until it's over it ain't over.


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kwesimanifest
13/07/2018 22:36
Ghana
Manchester United
4584

Dear Croatian fans, your team has thought us that until it's over it ain't over.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/07/2018
GH
4584
points

This week's phrase is ****** ****.
I have a feeling Harry Kane doesn't deserve it based on his overall performance in this world cup.


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kwesimanifest
13/07/2018 22:25
Ghana
Manchester United
4584

This week's phrase is ****** ****.
I have a feeling Harry Kane doesn't deserve it based on his overall performance in this world cup.

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acicala
13/07/2018
ES
824
points

Dear England fans:
I’m sorry about the match against Croatia. Although you must be feeling a bit downhearted, you made a great World Cup and achieved semi-final. Spain, the team I support lost in round of 16. I think this can be the beginning of many triumphs for England.

Dear Croatia fans:
Congratulations! I was thrilled to hear about you will play the final. You really deserve it and I hope you will win your first World Cup. Go, Croatia, go!

This week's phrase is “****** ****”.

I always enjoy your podcasts, Rich.


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acicala
13/07/2018 18:05
Spain
Chelsea
824

Dear England fans:
I’m sorry about the match against Croatia. Although you must be feeling a bit downhearted, you made a great World Cup and achieved semi-final. Spain, the team I support lost in round of 16. I think this can be the beginning of many triumphs for England.

Dear Croatia fans:
Congratulations! I was thrilled to hear about you will play the final. You really deserve it and I hope you will win your first World Cup. Go, Croatia, go!

This week's phrase is “****** ****”.

I always enjoy your podcasts, Rich.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018
SD
2760
points

I've just looked at the picture showing a Belgian Red Devil on this page. He looks a bit scary with that stuff on his hand. Is that thing he's holding called a 3-head spear?


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018 12:37
Sudan
Liverpool
2760

I've just looked at the picture showing a Belgian Red Devil on this page. He looks a bit scary with that stuff on his hand. Is that thing he's holding called a 3-head spear?

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Rich
13/07/2018
ES
364
points

Ha ha! I think it's an inflatable so we should be OK! It's called a pitchfork and I think the fan is holding it because the Belgium team's nickname, as you say, is the Red Devils! I'm not sure about the rest of his costume :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
13/07/2018 12:50
Spain
Liverpool
364

Ha ha! I think it's an inflatable so we should be OK! It's called a pitchfork and I think the fan is holding it because the Belgium team's nickname, as you say, is the Red Devils! I'm not sure about the rest of his costume :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018
SD
2760
points

Yeah, it is. I never realised that. Ok. Got it, Pitchfork. Thanks again


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018 13:00
Sudan
Liverpool
2760

Yeah, it is. I never realised that. Ok. Got it, Pitchfork. Thanks again

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018
SD
2760
points

Correct me.

First of all, thank you for this great podcast. It's not only you, Rich, I've also been having problems with the language of commiserations too. This pod showed me that I sounded a bit 'mean' at times. Thanks again for letting me figure that out. Now I can easily express myself.

TASK
Dear Brazil fans. You must be feeling awful after being knocked out on the quarter finals. You were so close, I don't really know what to say.

Dear Russian fans. Congratulations on your famous win against Spain. Your manger has done a great job. Brilliant stuff!

Dear Jack, Rich and all England fans. I'm sorry about yesterday's match. You must be feeling a bit down. I'm sure you'll get over it.

Dear France fans. Well done! You've knocked out Argentina, Uruguay and now, Begum. You must be really happy!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018 12:14
Sudan
Liverpool
2760

Correct me.

First of all, thank you for this great podcast. It's not only you, Rich, I've also been having problems with the language of commiserations too. This pod showed me that I sounded a bit 'mean' at times. Thanks again for letting me figure that out. Now I can easily express myself.

TASK
Dear Brazil fans. You must be feeling awful after being knocked out on the quarter finals. You were so close, I don't really know what to say.

Dear Russian fans. Congratulations on your famous win against Spain. Your manger has done a great job. Brilliant stuff!

Dear Jack, Rich and all England fans. I'm sorry about yesterday's match. You must be feeling a bit down. I'm sure you'll get over it.

Dear France fans. Well done! You've knocked out Argentina, Uruguay and now, Begum. You must be really happy!

milos
13/07/2018
RS
1786
points

I supported England this time.I feeling a bit down because they didn't win, but Croatia played excellent game and deserved to be in final.I think that they have chance to win world cup.
Dear Croatia fans. Congratulations! You have reason to celebrate.this is great achievement.Your team show that fotball is a game which must play with pasion,team work and some guts.
Dear Belgium fans.I'm sorry for your defeat.Your team just had no luck.It was great tournament for you.I wish you luck in match for third place.
This week's phrase is ****** ****.


milos
13/07/2018 11:58
Serbia
Manchester United
1786

I supported England this time.I feeling a bit down because they didn't win, but Croatia played excellent game and deserved to be in final.I think that they have chance to win world cup.
Dear Croatia fans. Congratulations! You have reason to celebrate.this is great achievement.Your team show that fotball is a game which must play with pasion,team work and some guts.
Dear Belgium fans.I'm sorry for your defeat.Your team just had no luck.It was great tournament for you.I wish you luck in match for third place.
This week's phrase is ****** ****.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018
SD
2760
points

Correct me.

I think Belgium deserved to reach the final. They've been the best team throughout the whole tournament, but in football the best doesn't always win. Clearly, a tiny bit of luck was the only thing missing.

I also think Senegal didn't deserve to be knocked out. Only a couple of yellow cards made the difference, and they were harshly sent home. Many people thought it was a bit unfair, but there was no choice left after the Lions of Teranga and the Samurai drew on absolutely everything.

I chosed Spain on the grounds that they'd produce something special and also picked Croatia as my dark horse. While La Roja disappointed many and stuck in the 2nd round, The Balkan Country have done better and even booked their place in the Moscow showdown against Le Blue on Sunday.

They were quite lucky though having twice progressed on penalties. However, we must not forget that they played extra time in all their knockout stages. That's one game more than France! I wonder if they can chock the footballing word and become world champions. Against France? Well, I doubt it, but you never know, stranger things have happened!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018 11:16
Sudan
Liverpool
2760

Correct me.

I think Belgium deserved to reach the final. They've been the best team throughout the whole tournament, but in football the best doesn't always win. Clearly, a tiny bit of luck was the only thing missing.

I also think Senegal didn't deserve to be knocked out. Only a couple of yellow cards made the difference, and they were harshly sent home. Many people thought it was a bit unfair, but there was no choice left after the Lions of Teranga and the Samurai drew on absolutely everything.

I chosed Spain on the grounds that they'd produce something special and also picked Croatia as my dark horse. While La Roja disappointed many and stuck in the 2nd round, The Balkan Country have done better and even booked their place in the Moscow showdown against Le Blue on Sunday.

They were quite lucky though having twice progressed on penalties. However, we must not forget that they played extra time in all their knockout stages. That's one game more than France! I wonder if they can chock the footballing word and become world champions. Against France? Well, I doubt it, but you never know, stranger things have happened!

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Rich
13/07/2018
ES
364
points

Hi Ahmed Adam,

A very nice round-up of events in Russia! You used some great language. I particularly like 'stranger things have happened' and 'on the grounds'. Here's one thing to think about: 'I got stuck in a traffic jam' or 'I was stuck in an elevator', but teams don't really get stuck in a round although I know exactly what you mean. What about 'got knocked out' or if you want something more challenging you could go for 'Spain got in a pickle they couldn't get out of in the second round? 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
13/07/2018 12:25
Spain
Liverpool
364

Hi Ahmed Adam,

A very nice round-up of events in Russia! You used some great language. I particularly like 'stranger things have happened' and 'on the grounds'. Here's one thing to think about: 'I got stuck in a traffic jam' or 'I was stuck in an elevator', but teams don't really get stuck in a round although I know exactly what you mean. What about 'got knocked out' or if you want something more challenging you could go for 'Spain got in a pickle they couldn't get out of in the second round? 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018
SD
2760
points

I've been patiently waiting for your valuable corrections. Thank you teacher. It's great to have them back. That's a really wonderful phrase although I had to google it!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/07/2018 12:53
Sudan
Liverpool
2760

I've been patiently waiting for your valuable corrections. Thank you teacher. It's great to have them back. That's a really wonderful phrase although I had to google it!

Leo Great
13/07/2018
CN
608
points

Dear any team who has won,
Congruatulations to your winning and you deserve it! All your effort has been paid off during this one month tournament. You have achieved your goal with the support from your fans and people at home and worldwide.
Dear any team who has lost,
You have trid your very best to reach this level, still well done! You have been through a very difficult time with your tough opponent and you have showed them your strenghth which deserves to be respected by them.
I am guessing France might win again.


Leo Great
13/07/2018 10:07
China
Liverpool
608

Dear any team who has won,
Congruatulations to your winning and you deserve it! All your effort has been paid off during this one month tournament. You have achieved your goal with the support from your fans and people at home and worldwide.
Dear any team who has lost,
You have trid your very best to reach this level, still well done! You have been through a very difficult time with your tough opponent and you have showed them your strenghth which deserves to be respected by them.
I am guessing France might win again.

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jeanmorais
13/07/2018
BR
35
points

Dear England fans, I'm sorry for your defeat, but Croatia deserved the victory. Unfortunately Harry Kane wasn't on his best day.

You will have a very difficult game against Belgium on Saturday. Good luck!


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jeanmorais
13/07/2018 06:04
Brazil
Liverpool
35

Dear England fans, I'm sorry for your defeat, but Croatia deserved the victory. Unfortunately Harry Kane wasn't on his best day.

You will have a very difficult game against Belgium on Saturday. Good luck!

Paola GV
13/07/2018
BO
-1965
points

I think that Mexico, Portugal or Belgium deserved to reach the final.
I am supporting France.


Paola GV
13/07/2018 05:01
Bolivia
Chelsea
-1965

I think that Mexico, Portugal or Belgium deserved to reach the final.
I am supporting France.

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Josias Guanoluisa
13/07/2018
EC
501
points

I think Argentina and Uruguay deserved to reach the final. Those who did not deserve to be knocked out for me are Uruguay and Spain.
I was supporting Uruguay, but now that there is only Croatia and France left, I am supporting Croatia, although it is very difficult to win against France.
This week's phrase is ****** ****

Task:
Dear Croatia fans: Congratulations! Good job! Really everyone thought you were going to lose, but you showed them that you can
Dear France fans: Brilliant stuff! You have my respect, all the matches you gave your best and you deserve to be in that position.
Dear Uruguay fans: You must be feeling a bit down this morning. I'm sorry, you deserved to win but this slip does not turn into a fall. Ahead!
Dear Brazil fans: I'm sorry about the match last night. I know you gave your best, but the destiny decided that you lost.


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Josias Guanoluisa
13/07/2018 02:02
Ecuador
Manchester United
501

I think Argentina and Uruguay deserved to reach the final. Those who did not deserve to be knocked out for me are Uruguay and Spain.
I was supporting Uruguay, but now that there is only Croatia and France left, I am supporting Croatia, although it is very difficult to win against France.
This week's phrase is ****** ****

Task:
Dear Croatia fans: Congratulations! Good job! Really everyone thought you were going to lose, but you showed them that you can
Dear France fans: Brilliant stuff! You have my respect, all the matches you gave your best and you deserve to be in that position.
Dear Uruguay fans: You must be feeling a bit down this morning. I'm sorry, you deserved to win but this slip does not turn into a fall. Ahead!
Dear Brazil fans: I'm sorry about the match last night. I know you gave your best, but the destiny decided that you lost.

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sofipedraza3
12/07/2018
BO
451
points

Dear England fans:
I‘m sorry about the semi-final match last night. England got the lead very early but...this is football. England has a young squad and I reckon they will have the opportunity to win the triumph at Euro Cup 2020.
Dear Croatia fans:
You must be really excited this morning! A great comeback! .Even though you went through three overtimes during the knockout stages, you still made it! You made a history!


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sofipedraza3
12/07/2018 20:07
Bolivia
Manchester United
451

Dear England fans:
I‘m sorry about the semi-final match last night. England got the lead very early but...this is football. England has a young squad and I reckon they will have the opportunity to win the triumph at Euro Cup 2020.
Dear Croatia fans:
You must be really excited this morning! A great comeback! .Even though you went through three overtimes during the knockout stages, you still made it! You made a history!

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acicala
12/07/2018
ES
824
points

I'm sorry but I can't see this week's Activity 2.


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acicala
12/07/2018 16:32
Spain
Chelsea
824

I'm sorry but I can't see this week's Activity 2.

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Rich
13/07/2018
ES
364
points

Hi Acicala,

Sorry about that. The activity is there now. Thanks for letting us know.

Hope you enjoyed the podcast!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
13/07/2018 12:44
Spain
Liverpool
364

Hi Acicala,

Sorry about that. The activity is there now. Thanks for letting us know.

Hope you enjoyed the podcast!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

lakerwang
12/07/2018
CN
237
points

Dear England fans:
I‘m sorry about the semi-final match last night. England got the lead very early but...this is football. England has a young squad and I reckon they will have the opportunity to win the triumph at Euro Cup 2020.
Dear Croatia fans:
You must be really excited this morning! A great comeback! .Even though you went through three overtimes during the knockout stages, you still made it! You made a history!

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


lakerwang
12/07/2018 15:04
China
Chelsea
237

Dear England fans:
I‘m sorry about the semi-final match last night. England got the lead very early but...this is football. England has a young squad and I reckon they will have the opportunity to win the triumph at Euro Cup 2020.
Dear Croatia fans:
You must be really excited this morning! A great comeback! .Even though you went through three overtimes during the knockout stages, you still made it! You made a history!

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

Buchiy
12/07/2018
JP
2270
points

I think that this week's phrase is a ****** ****.


Buchiy
12/07/2018 12:46
Japan
Leicester City
2270

I think that this week's phrase is a ****** ****.

jafetkevinbarra
12/07/2018
BO
501
points

This paragraph helped me understand more things.


jafetkevinbarra
12/07/2018 07:41
Bolivia
Manchester United
501

This paragraph helped me understand more things.

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Liubomyr
11/07/2018
UA
2970
points

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


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Liubomyr
11/07/2018 13:27
Ukraine
Watford
2970

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

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
11/07/2018
SD
2760
points

→'****** ****'


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
11/07/2018 06:19
Sudan
Liverpool
2760

→'****** ****'

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Rich
11/07/2018
ES
364
points

Well done, Ahmed Adam! You're quick on the draw once more!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
11/07/2018 08:24
Spain
Liverpool
364

Well done, Ahmed Adam! You're quick on the draw once more!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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elghoul
10/07/2018
DZ
2804
points

Dear Belgium fan, you must be really happy this morning.

Dear French fan, Congratulations, good job, brilliant stuff.

Dear Brazil fan, it was a bit of a downer though.

Dear Deutch fan, I am sorry about the match against South Korea.

I support Croatia and Belgium. They both deserve to be finalists.


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elghoul
10/07/2018 15:21
Algeria
Arsenal
2804

Dear Belgium fan, you must be really happy this morning.

Dear French fan, Congratulations, good job, brilliant stuff.

Dear Brazil fan, it was a bit of a downer though.

Dear Deutch fan, I am sorry about the match against South Korea.

I support Croatia and Belgium. They both deserve to be finalists.

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Language: Congratulations and Commiserations

Task: Congratulate or commiserate with learners from different countries