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The Commentator

The Commentator

Listen to the match commentary and try to answer these questions:

  1. Which teams are playing?
  2. Who played better in the first half?
  3. Who played better in the second half?
  4. What was the final score?

When you have finished, click on learn below for some pratice activities, then try the quiz.

Improve your listening

 
Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the pictures to some of the football phrases you heard in the listening.
Match the football phrases to the images.
Activity 2: In this activity, you have to complete the gaps in the sentences. Listen again if you're not sure of the answer.
Choose the correct football word to complete the sentence.

 

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Premier Skills English online questionnaire

The British Council and Premier League would like to know what you think about the Premier Skills English website.  We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire.

Please tick one box to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Premier Skills English materials that you have used on this website.

What did you think?

Was the listening easy or difficult?
Would you like to be a football commentator?
 

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AndrewJfk's picture
AndrewJfk
18/01/2024
ES
66
points

This short audio was very easy to listen to.

The football commentator does an exciting job but, I would not like to be one, because you need to know all about teams, players, matches and so on, this job is only for real sports commentators.


AndrewJfk's picture
AndrewJfk
18/01/2024 11:43
Spain
Chelsea
66

This short audio was very easy to listen to.

The football commentator does an exciting job but, I would not like to be one, because you need to know all about teams, players, matches and so on, this job is only for real sports commentators.

Malika Balaeva
10/12/2022
RU
1
points

I do not see where to click to listen. There is nothing at all


Malika Balaeva
10/12/2022 14:45
Russia
West Ham United
1

I do not see where to click to listen. There is nothing at all

Jack Radford's picture
Jack Radford
12/12/2022
GB
22
points

Hi Malika

There should be a video at the top of the page. We use Viddler to host our videos. Could they be blocked in Russia? Can you see the English Game videos? https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/watch/english-gam...

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


Jack Radford's picture
Jack Radford
12/12/2022 09:25
United Kingdom
Arsenal
22

Hi Malika

There should be a video at the top of the page. We use Viddler to host our videos. Could they be blocked in Russia? Can you see the English Game videos? https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/watch/english-gam...

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

Rath6180's picture
Rath6180
29/11/2022
GB
759
points

I found the listening easy. I would prefer to be a football manager than a commentator.


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Rath6180
29/11/2022 10:01
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

I found the listening easy. I would prefer to be a football manager than a commentator.

Chuecolaye's picture
Chuecolaye
26/07/2022
AR
56
points

Listening was easy and funny, i really like to listen to footbal commentator


Chuecolaye's picture
Chuecolaye
26/07/2022 17:51
Argentina
Manchester City
56

Listening was easy and funny, i really like to listen to footbal commentator

Samuel Litwin
12/05/2022
ES
7
points

The listening was easy, but I will don't like to be a football commentator.


Samuel Litwin
12/05/2022 12:33
Spain
Manchester United
7

The listening was easy, but I will don't like to be a football commentator.

Antonio Bermúdez
12/05/2022
ES
6
points

among us is a good game because is sus


Antonio Bermúdez
12/05/2022 12:32
Spain
Manchester United
6

among us is a good game because is sus

daniela baena lopez
10/05/2022
ES
6
points

No it doesn't difficult, and I don't want to be a football commentator


daniela baena lopez
10/05/2022 08:27
Spain
Manchester United
6

No it doesn't difficult, and I don't want to be a football commentator

Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
08/03/2021
BR
1512
points

Easy and helpful.
I thind I'd prefer to stay as a coach.


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Gabriel Amaral
08/03/2021 13:41
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Easy and helpful.
I thind I'd prefer to stay as a coach.

julietthor's picture
julietthor
08/03/2021
MY
222
points

Was the listening easy or difficult? The listening was easy.

Would you like to be a football commentator? No, I would like to be a football broadcaster because I commentate over ipad games.


julietthor's picture
julietthor
08/03/2021 04:21
Malaysia
Chelsea
222

Was the listening easy or difficult? The listening was easy.

Would you like to be a football commentator? No, I would like to be a football broadcaster because I commentate over ipad games.

future123
26/02/2021
VN
55
points

Nice


future123
26/02/2021 09:11
Vietnam
Liverpool
55

Nice

Livepremierfootball
17/11/2020
DZ
14
points

The Premier Skills English website is helpful to improve our skills in learning English finally I hope so that you add speaking English like quiz commentary for example to improve our speaking English. Thank you.


Livepremierfootball
17/11/2020 00:15
Algeria
Chelsea
14

The Premier Skills English website is helpful to improve our skills in learning English finally I hope so that you add speaking English like quiz commentary for example to improve our speaking English. Thank you.

Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020
HU
3396
points

The listening was easy.
A football commentator is a good job, but i don't want to be.


Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020 12:20
Hungary
Chelsea
3396

The listening was easy.
A football commentator is a good job, but i don't want to be.

elsharbatle
07/01/2020
EG
21
points

The listening was a piece of cake and I loved it because I’m a big fan to premier league and this is my first quiz on this website.
Well absolutely it will be an amazing experience but I’m not really like this job though I’m so excited when I listen to it.


elsharbatle
07/01/2020 22:43
Egypt
Arsenal
21

The listening was a piece of cake and I loved it because I’m a big fan to premier league and this is my first quiz on this website.
Well absolutely it will be an amazing experience but I’m not really like this job though I’m so excited when I listen to it.

Rich's picture
Rich
08/01/2020
ES
594
points

Hi Elsharbatle,

Welcome to Premier Skills English! If you want something more difficult you could try our football English podcasts that we record every week:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/this-week

Or, our general podcasts which help you with vocabulary and grammar:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts

All the best,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
08/01/2020 08:39
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Elsharbatle,

Welcome to Premier Skills English! If you want something more difficult you could try our football English podcasts that we record every week:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/this-week

Or, our general podcasts which help you with vocabulary and grammar:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts

All the best,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
04/11/2019
VE
581
points

The listening was easy. I like it because words are familiar to the match review.
Well, that would be such a nice experience but I don't like this job.


josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
04/11/2019 16:04
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

The listening was easy. I like it because words are familiar to the match review.
Well, that would be such a nice experience but I don't like this job.

Lilo's picture
Lilo
14/09/2019
DE
7
points

It was easy to listen. I would like to be a football commentator.


Lilo's picture
Lilo
14/09/2019 13:43
Germany
Liverpool
7

It was easy to listen. I would like to be a football commentator.

HarshG's picture
HarshG
22/08/2019
IN
49
points

It was easy. I don't like to be a football commentator, because it requires lot's of talking and commentating person should be talkative.
1. Manchester city vs Manchester United teams are playing.
2. First half Man City played better.
3. Second half Man United played better.
4. Final Score was 1-1.


HarshG's picture
HarshG
22/08/2019 14:13
India
Manchester United
49

It was easy. I don't like to be a football commentator, because it requires lot's of talking and commentating person should be talkative.
1. Manchester city vs Manchester United teams are playing.
2. First half Man City played better.
3. Second half Man United played better.
4. Final Score was 1-1.

Achilles's picture
Achilles
20/01/2019
GR
69
points

The listening activity was easy.
I would rather be a football player than a commentator. Activity 1 was extremely confusing.


Achilles's picture
Achilles
20/01/2019 18:27
Greece
Chelsea
69

The listening activity was easy.
I would rather be a football player than a commentator. Activity 1 was extremely confusing.

Wisdomazuh
18/06/2018
NG
7
points

Yes I would like to be a football commentator, my name is wisdom from nigeria. Pls help me out where do I start from


Wisdomazuh
18/06/2018 23:08
Nigeria
Manchester United
7

Yes I would like to be a football commentator, my name is wisdom from nigeria. Pls help me out where do I start from

misabog's picture
misabog
30/01/2018
RS
319
points

Yes, the listening was easy. When I was a younger I wanted to be a football commentator!


misabog's picture
misabog
30/01/2018 19:54
Serbia
Liverpool
319

Yes, the listening was easy. When I was a younger I wanted to be a football commentator!

jmesav92
27/10/2017
CO
297
points

This listening was easy!

No, I wouldn't like to be a football commentator, I prefer play it and watch it.


jmesav92
27/10/2017 17:41
Colombia
Chelsea
297

This listening was easy!

No, I wouldn't like to be a football commentator, I prefer play it and watch it.

Muhammed Isaac's picture
Muhammed Isaac
06/09/2017
TR
1
points

Everything is great for me . Really excited really get useful improvement 


Muhammed Isaac's picture
Muhammed Isaac
06/09/2017 22:49
Turkey
Manchester United
1

Everything is great for me . Really excited really get useful improvement 

Lorena1711's picture
Lorena1711
30/07/2017
ES
1
points

Too easy


Lorena1711's picture
Lorena1711
30/07/2017 18:39
Spain
Tottenham Hotspur
1

Too easy

Rich's picture
Rich
30/07/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Lorena1711
If you'd like something a bit more difficult take a look at our weekly podcasts.
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
30/07/2017 19:42
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Lorena1711
If you'd like something a bit more difficult take a look at our weekly podcasts.
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Dmytryk
12/10/2016
UA
1101
points

It was pretty easy but interesting at the same time. Thanks!


Dmytryk
12/10/2016 17:12
Ukraine
Liverpool
1101

It was pretty easy but interesting at the same time. Thanks!

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
20/08/2016
EG
738
points

2-No , really I want to be a football player


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
20/08/2016 01:41
Egypt
Arsenal
738

2-No , really I want to be a football player

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
20/08/2016
EG
738
points

1-The listening was easy


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
20/08/2016 01:39
Egypt
Arsenal
738

1-The listening was easy

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
01/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I would very much love to be a football commentator as I would have an opportunity to analyse matches better.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
01/06/2016 15:32
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I would very much love to be a football commentator as I would have an opportunity to analyse matches better.

redoiane's picture
redoiane
02/03/2016
DZ
28
points

the listening was very easy and the sound so clear, it's good thing to be a football commentator


redoiane's picture
redoiane
02/03/2016 15:39
Algeria
Arsenal
28

the listening was very easy and the sound so clear, it's good thing to be a football commentator

ZoeyRedbird's picture
ZoeyRedbird
16/02/2016
RU
369
points

It was okay for me and i would not like to be a football commentator.


ZoeyRedbird's picture
ZoeyRedbird
16/02/2016 11:03
Russia
Manchester United
369

It was okay for me and i would not like to be a football commentator.

K.M. Shafi's picture
K.M. Shafi
10/02/2016
BD
7
points

so simple, hoping something better.


K.M. Shafi's picture
K.M. Shafi
10/02/2016 17:09
Bangladesh
Chelsea
7

so simple, hoping something better.

Rich's picture
Rich
10/02/2016
ES
594
points

Hi K.M. Shafi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We try to cater for different levels on the website so some content may be too easy for some learners and too difficult for others. We give each piece of content a level out of five in terms of its difficulty, this listening activity has been put at level two so is aimed at learners at an elementary/pre-intermediate level. If you would like to try something slightly more challenging why not try our club videos or weekly podcasts

Thanks for your comment and I hope you find something that interests you.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
10/02/2016 18:09
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi K.M. Shafi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We try to cater for different levels on the website so some content may be too easy for some learners and too difficult for others. We give each piece of content a level out of five in terms of its difficulty, this listening activity has been put at level two so is aimed at learners at an elementary/pre-intermediate level. If you would like to try something slightly more challenging why not try our club videos or weekly podcasts

Thanks for your comment and I hope you find something that interests you.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Josefigo7's picture
Josefigo7
26/01/2016
ES
21
points

I like this type of audios


Josefigo7's picture
Josefigo7
26/01/2016 11:54
Spain
Leicester City
21

I like this type of audios

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/01/2016
ME
3557
points

A commentator needs to be informed all the time about many sports, not just one. Anything but easy..


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/01/2016 18:38
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

A commentator needs to be informed all the time about many sports, not just one. Anything but easy..

jinlee's picture
jinlee
22/01/2016
VN
260
points

Very good.thanks


jinlee's picture
jinlee
22/01/2016 02:58
Vietnam
Chelsea
260

Very good.thanks

hichem hy
31/12/2015
DZ
124
points

The listening was easy.
I wouldn't like to be commentator.


hichem hy
31/12/2015 20:19
Algeria
Manchester City
124

The listening was easy.
I wouldn't like to be commentator.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
09/12/2015
ME
3557
points

A good commentator should know all the players from the league he is commenting but also the sport events in general and that is very difficult and wide area. I think you'll agree. All the transfers, news and upcoming new talents, scores and fixtures, predictions and history...


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aragorn1986
09/12/2015 16:58
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

A good commentator should know all the players from the league he is commenting but also the sport events in general and that is very difficult and wide area. I think you'll agree. All the transfers, news and upcoming new talents, scores and fixtures, predictions and history...

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Always wanted to try myself as a commentator)


nikosonris
16/11/2015 15:04
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Always wanted to try myself as a commentator)

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Listening was more easy
I don't like to be football commentator


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015 15:03
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Listening was more easy
I don't like to be football commentator

Natka
08/11/2015
RU
279
points

First it was diificult to understand clearly. Good practice. Then I used downloads and Listening was more easily. I am sorry I don't play football((( I only watch matches but I like commemtator's job.


Natka
08/11/2015 08:47
Russia
Chelsea
279

First it was diificult to understand clearly. Good practice. Then I used downloads and Listening was more easily. I am sorry I don't play football((( I only watch matches but I like commemtator's job.

mkoriev
08/11/2015
UZ
813
points

It was not so difficult to understand the commentator! It's really fun and useful when a football fan listens a football commentator. I'd like to be a football commentator and I used to comment the match when I played football on my computer. It's so interesting and difficult as you have to comment the actions which goes so fast!


mkoriev
08/11/2015 05:30
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
813

It was not so difficult to understand the commentator! It's really fun and useful when a football fan listens a football commentator. I'd like to be a football commentator and I used to comment the match when I played football on my computer. It's so interesting and difficult as you have to comment the actions which goes so fast!

Titou yasmaz
29/10/2015
DZ
40
points

the listening was easy
of course, I would like to be a football commentator in future


Titou yasmaz
29/10/2015 18:14
Algeria
Everton
40

the listening was easy
of course, I would like to be a football commentator in future

Rich's picture
Rich
01/11/2015
ES
594
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Titou Yasmaz! I would also love to be a football commentator! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
01/11/2015 11:06
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome to Premier Skills English Titou Yasmaz! I would also love to be a football commentator! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3557
points

It wasn't difficult at all..


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/10/2015 15:33
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It wasn't difficult at all..

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1326
points

I love it!!


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
20/10/2015 03:22
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

I love it!!

Salloum's picture
Salloum
06/10/2015
SY
1308
points

It's easy & interesting practice


Salloum's picture
Salloum
06/10/2015 18:14
Syria
Manchester United
1308

It's easy & interesting practice

Scholes18's picture
Scholes18
04/10/2015
CZ
41
points

It was easy. Yes, It would be my dream job! :)


Scholes18's picture
Scholes18
04/10/2015 18:40
Czech Republic
Manchester United
41

It was easy. Yes, It would be my dream job! :)

Abdallah
22/09/2015
KW
1814
points

Easy


Abdallah
22/09/2015 12:27
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Easy

Abdallah
21/09/2015
KW
1814
points

Yes very easy
No because he is talkative and I'm a calm


Abdallah
21/09/2015 09:31
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Yes very easy
No because he is talkative and I'm a calm

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6510
2Alex_from_Ukraine6292
3hsn5533
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71520
2Ukraine33416
3Spain28630
4Serbia27294
5Brazil22773
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19992
8Turkey19886
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142518
2Liverpool110076
3Chelsea89284
4Arsenal85416
5Manchester City57418
6Tottenham Hotspur19085
7Newcastle United10506
8West Ham United7536
9AFC Bournemouth4548
10Crystal Palace4470

Level

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

Goals

Vocabulary

Football phrases

Listening

Practise Listening

Pronunciation

Listen and practise how to say some football phrases

Downloads

Tips

Pronunciation

When you hear the start of the sentence you want to listen to, press pause and then listen to it two or three times to practise the pronunciation.