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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge prepares to represent England in Euro 2016

Podcast 54 - Euro 2016

Podcast 54 - Euro 2016

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about Euro 2016 and the Premier League players who will be taking part. If you listen to the podcast, you can enter a competition to win a new shirt for the new season.

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Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: Hi everyone. I’m Jack and every week we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: It’s a very exciting week this week because on Friday one of the biggest tournaments in world football finally gets underway. The European Championships in France kicks off.

Jack: In the Premier Skills English Podcast this week, we’re going to take a look at some of the players and some of the teams that are taking part.

Rich: And, we’ve got an exciting competition that you can take part in, too. And you can win a fantastic prize!

Jack: So, we’re talking Europe this week. But, before we talk more about that let’s catch up with what you’ve been chatting about on the website this week.

Social

Rich: Our football phrase last week was nutmeg! Which is when you play the ball through a defender’s legs and it can be a noun or a verb.

Jack: It’s also a spice that is often used in cooking. If you want to find out more about where the word comes from and why it’s used in football take a look at podcast 49.

Rich: Well done to Haydi from Tunisia and Kwesimanifest from Ghana who both got the correct answer. We’ll have a new football phrase for you at the end of this week’s podcast.

Jack: We had over 100 comments on the website last week, Rich.

Rich: That’s really great. We read all of your comments and we always try to answer your questions, too. But, it’s not only Jack and I that can reply to comments. You can reply to other users comments, too.

Jack: When you see an interesting comment that you want to reply to or a question that you think you can answer, or if you think you can help with someone’s English, just click the reply button. I’m sure everyone would be happy to get a reply from another user on the website.

Rich: And, if you want to know if someone has replied to your comment. Just click the button that says ‘send me emails when someone leaves a comment’.

Jack: Then, you’ll get an email sent to you when someone replies to your comment and you will be able to continue your conversation easily.

Rich: We have conversations and discussions on many different pages on the website and in the podcast from now on we’re going to take a comment from a different section of the website.

Jack: This week we’re looking to see if anyone can help Straikflaer a Manchester Utd fan from Russia. Straikflaer left a comment in our football vocabulary section on the page about The Cup. He’s not sure about the meaning of the phrase ‘cup tie’.

Rich: I think it’s the word ‘tie’ that causes confusion rather than the word ‘cup’. Anyway, we’d like to see if you can help Straikflaer. Find his comment on the cup vocabulary page and write a reply. Easy!

Latest news

Jack: So, the summer is here, in Europe anyway, which means holidays for some players, but not all, because over 100 Premier League stars are going to be playing in this summer’s big international tournaments.

Rich: The Copa America has already started in the USA. And later in the summer, there will be football at the Olympics in Brazil. But we’re going to focus on Euro 2016, which kicks off in Paris on Friday.

Jack: The European Championships is the biggest football tournament in the world after the World Cup and this year a record 24 teams, from across Europe, are going to take part.

Rich: The squads for all 24 countries have been announced and it’s the Premier League that will have more players representing their countries than any other league.

Jack: Each country has chosen a squad of 23 players, which makes 552 players and over a hundred of them come from the Premier League.

Rich: Another 28 players play in the Championship, the second level of English football another six play in Scotland and five play in League One, and one in League 2 - the fourth level of English football!

Jack: Yes, good luck to Luke McCullough who will play for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 but usually plays for Doncaster Rovers!

Rich: So, in total, 146 players play their club football in the UK. That’s 26%! I think that’s amazing.

Jack: Nice maths, Rich.

Rich: I did the sums earlier!

Jack: And it’s your club Liverpool with more players at Euro 2016 than any other club. They have twelve players in France. They have players in the Belgian, English, Welsh, Slovakian and German squads.

Rich: I think Belgium are looking very strong. They’ve got a good chance of winning the tournament. But it’s not just Liverpool with a lot of players in France. Tottenham have eleven, and Manchester Utd and Arsenal both have ten.

Jack: In fact, the only team not to have any players at Euro 2016 is Middlesbrough. They can have a nice rest before the start of the season so might be ready to surprise a few teams when we get back to the Premier League.

Rich: Euro 2016 lasts for a month so what we’re going to do in this week’s podcast is just look at the group matches. There are six different groups of four teams and they play each other over the next two weeks.

Jack: The top two teams qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, which is the final 16.

Rich: But there are only six groups?

Jack: Ah yes. Four teams that finish in third place will also qualify for the knockout stages. It’s quite complicated. I’ve added a link to the UEFA website for a complete explanation of how teams qualify for the knockout stages.

Rich: Right, so let’s take a quick look at each group. We want the teams in each group, Premier League interest and who you think will win the group. You go first - group A.

Jack: OK, we’ve got; France, Romania, Albania and Switzerland. There are lots of Premier League players in the French squad including; Dmitri Payet at West Ham, Kante at Leicester and Giroud at Arsenal and Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. I think France, with the home crowd behind them, will win the group easily. It’s Albania’s first ever time at the Euros so they might spring a surprise or two.

Rich: In group B we have England, Russia, Wales and Slovakia. Lots of Premier League players here, of course, I think Harry Kane will have a good tournament and maybe Dele Alli. Wales have Gareth Bale, Liverpool’s Martin Skrtl captains Slovakia and Russia are always difficult to beat. We have to think England will win this group. Don’t we?

Jack: Group C has the World Champions, Germany along with their neighbours Poland, Ukraine and Northern Ireland. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil will want a good campaign, Poland will probably have Swansea’s Lukasz Fabianski in goal but Lewandowski is their big dangerman. You’d have thought Germany will win this group, but Polish fans would love it if they could beat the Germans. Northern Ireland? Sorry, no chance in this group!

Rich: Group D has the current European Champions Spain, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Croatia. It’s not an easy group for Spain who will have Manchester Utd’s David De Gea in goal and Manchester City’s David Silva, and Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas also in the squad. However, I think Spain will win the group as they look to hold on to their title.

Jack: Group E has Belgium, Italy, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland. Traditionally, Italy would be the favourites in this group but Belgium are currently ranked at number one by FIFA and have some excellent players. These players include Eden Hazard at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku at Everton and Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City. Belgium against Italy is the key fixture in this group on June 13th. Italy are always great in tournaments and I actually fancy the Italians to win this group.

Rich: Finally group F. Here we have Portugal, Iceland, Austria, and Hungary. The Portuguese have never won this tournament but any team with Cristiano Ronaldo has a chance. Iceland are in the tournament for the first time and Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson will be hoping to have a good tournament. I’m going to go with Portugal to finish top with 9 points in this group.

Jack: Right, OK. So, our favourites are: France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Portugal. If those are the favourites which team is your dark horse, Rich. Which team do you think might cause a few surprises?

Rich: If I had to choose a dark horse, I’d go for Poland. I think with Lewandowski in attack they’ve got a good chance. What about you?

Jack: I think Turkey will do well. We’ll have to wait and see.

Competition

Rich: You said earlier that we have a new competition for everyone?

Jack: That’s right and you could win a Premier League football shirt for the new season. All you have to do is tell us which group in the Euros will have most goals scored by Premier League players in the group stage. Take a look at the groups below and then in the vote at the bottom of the page and choose which group will have the most goals by Premier League players .

Rich: But, remember if you want to win you have to register on the site before you vote. If you don’t register we won’t know who you are! And please ... only vote once.

Jack: we will choose a winner at random from the correct entries. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Football Phrase

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

Jack: Yes, I have. This week’s phrase is to **** **** *****. It means to play for the first time or do something as a performer of some kind for the first time. In Euro 2016, Albania and Iceland are ****** ***** **** in the European Championships. Footballers **** ***** ***** when they play for their club for the first time.

Rich: Right, anyway that’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to our questions, and anything you want to say about the website or football English in the comments below.

Jack: And don’t forget, to enter the competition to win a football shirt at the bottom of this page!

Rich: If you sign in, you can win our competition but you can also score points to see if you can get your club, your country and your name to the top of our leaderboard.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

 

Euro 2016

Which group in the Euro 2016 Championship will have the most goals scored by Premier League players in the group stages? Take a look at the brief summaries below before you vote. Remember, you need to be signed in to the website for your vote to count as an entry in the competition!

Group A: Albania - France - Romania - Switzerland

Group A has 14 Premier League players including Olivier Giroud (Arsenal - playing for France), Xherdan Shaquiri (Stoke City - playing for Switzerland) and Anthony Martial (Manchester United - playing for France)

 

 

 

Group B: England - Russia - Slovakia - Wales

Group B has 37 Premier League players including Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur - playing for England), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United - playing for England) and Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal - playing for Wales)

 

 

 

 

Group C: Germany - Northern Ireland - Poland - Ukraine

Group C has 11 Premier League players including Mesut Ozil (Arsenal - playing for Germany), Emre Can (Liverpool - playing for Germany) and Steven Davis (Southampton - playing for Northern Ireland)

 

 

 

Group D: Croatia - Czech Republic - Spain - Turkey

Group D has 7 Premier League players including David Silva (Manchester City - playing for Spain), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea - playing for Spain) and Pedro (Chelsea - playing for Spain)

 

 

 

 

Group E: Belgium - Italy - Republic of Ireland - Sweden

Group E has 28 Premier League players including Romelu Lukaku (Everton - playing for Belgium), Eden Hazard (Chelsea - playing for Belgium) and Graziano Pelle (Southampton - playing for Italy)

 

 

 

Group F: Austria - Hungary - Iceland - Portugal

Group F has 7 Premier League players including Christian Fuchs (Leicester City - playing for Austria), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City - playing for Austria) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea - playing for Iceland)

 

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Euro 2016 - Competition

Which group will have the most goals by Premier League players in the group stages?

A winner will be chosen, at random, from the correct answers. You need to register on the website to win and you are only allowed to vote once. The vote will be open until Saturday 18th June at 2400. The prize is a Premier League shirt of your choice.

What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, we spoke about EURO 2016, which kicks off in France this weekend.

  1. Are you going to watch EURO 2016? Which country will win each group? Which team is your 'dark horse'?

  2. Who will be the top scorer? 

  3. Who will be the best players in the tournament?

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and answers to the questions above in the comments section below. And don't forget to enter our competition to win a Premier League football shirt!
 
If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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gil_foot
28/12/2022
FR
566
points

Best Player of the Tournament will be Griezmann for sure...


gil_foot
28/12/2022 09:11
France
Arsenal
566

Best Player of the Tournament will be Griezmann for sure...

gil_foot
28/12/2022
FR
566
points

Top scorer will be Griezmann or Harry Kane


gil_foot
28/12/2022 09:11
France
Arsenal
566

Top scorer will be Griezmann or Harry Kane

gil_foot
28/12/2022
FR
566
points

My dark horse for each group are the followings:
A: Romania
B: Wales
C: Poland
D: Croatia
E: Sweden
D: Iceland


gil_foot
28/12/2022 09:09
France
Arsenal
566

My dark horse for each group are the followings:
A: Romania
B: Wales
C: Poland
D: Croatia
E: Sweden
D: Iceland

gil_foot
28/12/2022
FR
566
points

I watched the EURO 2016, it was a great campain for my country (FRANCE) but unfortunately, we lost in Final.


gil_foot
28/12/2022 09:07
France
Arsenal
566

I watched the EURO 2016, it was a great campain for my country (FRANCE) but unfortunately, we lost in Final.

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hsn
05/07/2021
TR
5533
points

What do you think?
1-Yes I’ve been watching EURO 2020 since it was kicked-off. I think winner will be known after final match that will taken place between Italy-England. Denmark can be dark horse and might change expectations.
2- I think Raheem Sterling will be top scorer. If he score next two matches-:)
3- In my opinon Romelu Lukaku will be best player in the tournament.
Phrase
• Semi-final matches gets underway on thursday next week. Does your team take part in?


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hsn
05/07/2021 11:51
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5533

What do you think?
1-Yes I’ve been watching EURO 2020 since it was kicked-off. I think winner will be known after final match that will taken place between Italy-England. Denmark can be dark horse and might change expectations.
2- I think Raheem Sterling will be top scorer. If he score next two matches-:)
3- In my opinon Romelu Lukaku will be best player in the tournament.
Phrase
• Semi-final matches gets underway on thursday next week. Does your team take part in?

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mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I think the football phrase this week is ( debut ) even you mentioned it lately in the podcast and I thought it was a slip of a tongue :)


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mobeckham
13/05/2020 07:21
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I think the football phrase this week is ( debut ) even you mentioned it lately in the podcast and I thought it was a slip of a tongue :)

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mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6510
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Best Goalkeeper : David De Gea
Best Defender : Vincent Kompany
Best Midfielder : Eden Hazard
Best Striker : Cristiano Ronaldo

Player of the Tournament : Eden Hazard


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mobeckham
13/05/2020 07:19
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Best Goalkeeper : David De Gea
Best Defender : Vincent Kompany
Best Midfielder : Eden Hazard
Best Striker : Cristiano Ronaldo

Player of the Tournament : Eden Hazard

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mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I thought the top scorer would be Cristiano Ronaldo
He was still at his peak


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020 07:17
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I thought the top scorer would be Cristiano Ronaldo
He was still at his peak

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6510
points

Winners of each group
1. France 2. England 3. Germany
4. Spain 5. Belgium 6. Portugal

The dark horse might be my home country Turkey hopefully :)


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mobeckham
13/05/2020 07:16
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Winners of each group
1. France 2. England 3. Germany
4. Spain 5. Belgium 6. Portugal

The dark horse might be my home country Turkey hopefully :)

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mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I definitely watched it and cheered for my country Turkey :)


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mobeckham
13/05/2020 07:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I definitely watched it and cheered for my country Turkey :)

sabanoleg
19/10/2017
UA
2337
points

It was a nice competition!


sabanoleg
19/10/2017 09:15
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

It was a nice competition!

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assemjuve
21/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think Buffon,Payet,Greizmann.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016 18:51
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think Buffon,Payet,Greizmann.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Antoine Greizmann will be the top scorer.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016 18:50
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Antoine Greizmann will be the top scorer.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i will.I think Italy,England,France,Portugal,Spain and Germany,The dark horse will be Iceland.


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assemjuve
21/07/2016 18:50
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i will.I think Italy,England,France,Portugal,Spain and Germany,The dark horse will be Iceland.

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aragorn1986
23/06/2016
ME
3557
points

Dark horse of this Euro 2016 could be Poland. Bale could be the best goalscorer.


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aragorn1986
23/06/2016 18:01
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Dark horse of this Euro 2016 could be Poland. Bale could be the best goalscorer.

englishman
20/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

correct me


englishman
20/06/2016 14:51
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

correct me

JBN 11
18/06/2016
FR
1
points

I think Pogba or Sturridge will be the top scorers


JBN 11
18/06/2016 09:11
France
Tottenham Hotspur
1

I think Pogba or Sturridge will be the top scorers

Buchiy
16/06/2016
JP
2564
points

I think Croatia team is dark horse. Because they are very competent players.


Buchiy
16/06/2016 13:01
Japan
Arsenal
2564

I think Croatia team is dark horse. Because they are very competent players.

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haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Well done Rich for that statistics, it reminds me those of University courses. Me too, I used the calculator to find the 26%!


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haydi
13/06/2016 19:24
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Well done Rich for that statistics, it reminds me those of University courses. Me too, I used the calculator to find the 26%!

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

[Ah yes. Four teams that finish in third place will also qualify for the knockout stages. It’s quite complicated. I’ve added a link to the UEFA website for a complete explanation of how teams qualify for the knockout stages.]
If it’s quite complicated for you Jack and Rich, how about me! So what’s the ‘knockout stages’?


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haydi
13/06/2016 19:20
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

[Ah yes. Four teams that finish in third place will also qualify for the knockout stages. It’s quite complicated. I’ve added a link to the UEFA website for a complete explanation of how teams qualify for the knockout stages.]
If it’s quite complicated for you Jack and Rich, how about me! So what’s the ‘knockout stages’?

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haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

I wanna ask about the representation of the UK in Euro games: why we find England, Wales and Northern Ireland to represent separately the UK? By this way, the UK will have more chance to get the cup! Other thing, why we don’t find Scotland? I know that Scotland has his own laws and games.
Here I talk about the UK, not Britain, because Britain is the ensemble of Scotland, England and Wales, isn’t it?


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haydi
13/06/2016 19:05
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I wanna ask about the representation of the UK in Euro games: why we find England, Wales and Northern Ireland to represent separately the UK? By this way, the UK will have more chance to get the cup! Other thing, why we don’t find Scotland? I know that Scotland has his own laws and games.
Here I talk about the UK, not Britain, because Britain is the ensemble of Scotland, England and Wales, isn’t it?

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Rich
13/06/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Haydi,

Yes, it can be very confusing. At the Olympics there is only one team (Great Britain). Here is a good video on the Learn English website that explains a little more http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/uk-culture/climate-and-geography

Hope that helps!

Rich


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Rich
13/06/2016 20:56
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Haydi,

Yes, it can be very confusing. At the Olympics there is only one team (Great Britain). Here is a good video on the Learn English website that explains a little more http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/uk-culture/climate-and-geography

Hope that helps!

Rich

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haydi
14/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Hi Rich, thank you, it helps! it's a bit complicated.


haydi's picture
haydi
14/06/2016 19:01
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hi Rich, thank you, it helps! it's a bit complicated.

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Who will be the top scorer? Who will be the best players in the tournament?
These two questions are so hard for me! Wait and see !


haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016 18:59
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Who will be the top scorer? Who will be the best players in the tournament?
These two questions are so hard for me! Wait and see !

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

My 'dark horse' is Turkey, I choose it, just because I know it better than the other countries.


haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016 18:58
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

My 'dark horse' is Turkey, I choose it, just because I know it better than the other countries.

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

My predictions are the followings:
Group A: France, as they play at home
Group B: England or may be Wales, I can't judge because I haven't a clear idea about Wales.
Group C: Germany
Group D: Spain
Group E: Italy
Group F: Portugal


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haydi
13/06/2016 18:54
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

My predictions are the followings:
Group A: France, as they play at home
Group B: England or may be Wales, I can't judge because I haven't a clear idea about Wales.
Group C: Germany
Group D: Spain
Group E: Italy
Group F: Portugal

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

I can’t watch EURO 2016, because I need a code on TV receptor or going to a big coffee, and it’s Ramadan now. But, I’m following the news via the Huffington Post UK. There are loads of bad news coming from English and Russian Fans. We hope that atmosphere will be better to really enjoy matches.


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haydi
13/06/2016 18:50
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I can’t watch EURO 2016, because I need a code on TV receptor or going to a big coffee, and it’s Ramadan now. But, I’m following the news via the Huffington Post UK. There are loads of bad news coming from English and Russian Fans. We hope that atmosphere will be better to really enjoy matches.

haydi's picture
haydi
14/06/2016
TN
3189
points

... or going to a big 'cafe' not 'coffee', we drink coffee in a cafe. Sometime, I have to kick myself for those stupid mistakes. But here, may be the translation of my accent confuses me, we say the same word for the cafe and coffee, we distinguish the meaning by the context.


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haydi
14/06/2016 18:29
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

... or going to a big 'cafe' not 'coffee', we drink coffee in a cafe. Sometime, I have to kick myself for those stupid mistakes. But here, may be the translation of my accent confuses me, we say the same word for the cafe and coffee, we distinguish the meaning by the context.

Rich's picture
Rich
13/06/2016
ES
594
points

Yes, I hope we don't see any more of this.


Rich's picture
Rich
13/06/2016 21:00
Spain
Liverpool
594

Yes, I hope we don't see any more of this.

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Rema
10/06/2016
RS
538
points

My first comment after a long time.
I'm so glad to see you here again guys :)
I hope that Dimitri Payet, my favourite player will be the best player of the tournament ;)
He actually started very good, it was his magnificent performance B)


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Rema
10/06/2016 23:53
Serbia
West Ham United
538

My first comment after a long time.
I'm so glad to see you here again guys :)
I hope that Dimitri Payet, my favourite player will be the best player of the tournament ;)
He actually started very good, it was his magnificent performance B)

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Welcome back Rema, this website has a secret, it attracts us!


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haydi
13/06/2016 18:15
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Welcome back Rema, this website has a secret, it attracts us!

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Rema
19/06/2016
RS
538
points

Thanks @haydi for your kind words :) Yes, this is a great site :)


Rema's picture
Rema
19/06/2016 19:08
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks @haydi for your kind words :) Yes, this is a great site :)

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Rich
13/06/2016
ES
594
points

Welcome back, Rema! Dimitri Payet has had a great start to the season. Does it worry you? If he has a great tournament, some other clubs might try to sign him!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
13/06/2016 08:26
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome back, Rema! Dimitri Payet has had a great start to the season. Does it worry you? If he has a great tournament, some other clubs might try to sign him!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Rema's picture
Rema
13/06/2016
RS
538
points

Thanks Rich :)
I'm so happy for his performances and wish him all the best :)
I hope that our management will resist to offers from richer clubs.
But what can we do, money talk :(


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Rema
13/06/2016 15:21
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Rich :)
I'm so happy for his performances and wish him all the best :)
I hope that our management will resist to offers from richer clubs.
But what can we do, money talk :(

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haydi
10/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Hi football fans, take this quiz:
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/quizzes/euro-2016-starts-this-week-take-ou...
me, I got 4/10, just by pure luck!
Why do all start talking football?


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haydi
10/06/2016 19:33
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hi football fans, take this quiz:
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/quizzes/euro-2016-starts-this-week-take-ou...
me, I got 4/10, just by pure luck!
Why do all start talking football?

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Hi Alex it's been a long while


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/06/2016 11:02
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Hi Alex it's been a long while

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Exactly Rich


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kwesimanifest
09/06/2016 09:24
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Exactly Rich

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kwesimanifest
09/06/2016
GH
4768
points

@haydi squard is an informal group of individuals with a common identity and a sense of solidarity [urban dictionary]
It think it'should an informal name for a team's make up.


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kwesimanifest
09/06/2016 07:25
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

@haydi squard is an informal group of individuals with a common identity and a sense of solidarity [urban dictionary]
It think it'should an informal name for a team's make up.

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

correct me - thank you kwesimanifest, so it's like a 'list' of players which we select 23 ones from. The player must have the nationality of the country he plays for. For example, Ryadh Mahrez as he is Algerian/French, he has to choose which country he represents, if France, we can see him in Euro 2016. If he prefers the Algerian nationality, we will see him in Africa Cup. So, the players from same team in Premier League can play against each other in Euro Cup, For example, Jamie Vardy might meet Ryadh Mahrez in a match of England/ France.


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haydi
13/06/2016 18:29
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

correct me - thank you kwesimanifest, so it's like a 'list' of players which we select 23 ones from. The player must have the nationality of the country he plays for. For example, Ryadh Mahrez as he is Algerian/French, he has to choose which country he represents, if France, we can see him in Euro 2016. If he prefers the Algerian nationality, we will see him in Africa Cup. So, the players from same team in Premier League can play against each other in Euro Cup, For example, Jamie Vardy might meet Ryadh Mahrez in a match of England/ France.

Rich's picture
Rich
09/06/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Kwesimanifest 

I'd never seen this meaning before! I see you found it in the urban dictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=squad , this dictionary is a really useful tool if you want to find out the meaning of informal word/phrases or slang.

In football, squad is used to describe a group of players that are chosen for a tournament. In EURO 2016, for example, each country has a squad of 23 players to choose from.


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Rich
09/06/2016 08:38
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Kwesimanifest 

I'd never seen this meaning before! I see you found it in the urban dictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=squad , this dictionary is a really useful tool if you want to find out the meaning of informal word/phrases or slang.

In football, squad is used to describe a group of players that are chosen for a tournament. In EURO 2016, for example, each country has a squad of 23 players to choose from.

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Thank you Rich for the link. Thank you all, especially for the admins of 'British Council fb pages'. I would like thank them for their effort to share the materials of the website 'British Council learning English', also to select for us some other websites which learn English. These site webs are so useful. If we put this word 'learnEnglish in Google, we will get billions of pages and pages, but, as we are not native speaker, and me, I'm Francophone, I have a poor Anglophone culture, so I can't judge if the site web is good/bad, useful/lose time, correct/with mistakes... Following the fb admins is the best choice for me!


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haydi
13/06/2016 18:41
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Thank you Rich for the link. Thank you all, especially for the admins of 'British Council fb pages'. I would like thank them for their effort to share the materials of the website 'British Council learning English', also to select for us some other websites which learn English. These site webs are so useful. If we put this word 'learnEnglish in Google, we will get billions of pages and pages, but, as we are not native speaker, and me, I'm Francophone, I have a poor Anglophone culture, so I can't judge if the site web is good/bad, useful/lose time, correct/with mistakes... Following the fb admins is the best choice for me!

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kwesimanifest
09/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I think vardy will be the top scorer of the competition


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kwesimanifest
09/06/2016 07:19
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I think vardy will be the top scorer of the competition

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elghoul
08/06/2016
DZ
3988
points

Yes i will watch in TV. France, England, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Portugal will win the groups. Turkey is my dark horse with Slovaquia. The top scorer will be Vardy or Lewandowsky. I would prefer Payet if I can imagine France winning the Europ Championship. Word : *****


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elghoul
08/06/2016 22:32
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Yes i will watch in TV. France, England, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Portugal will win the groups. Turkey is my dark horse with Slovaquia. The top scorer will be Vardy or Lewandowsky. I would prefer Payet if I can imagine France winning the Europ Championship. Word : *****

haydi's picture
haydi
10/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Hi elghoul, it's 'on TV' not 'in TV'. The rule here, if the source of information is a written material, like book, newspaper, we say 'in'. If the source is eclectronically, like TV, phone, Internet, we say 'on'. At least, My effort start to pay off!


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haydi
10/06/2016 19:41
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hi elghoul, it's 'on TV' not 'in TV'. The rule here, if the source of information is a written material, like book, newspaper, we say 'in'. If the source is eclectronically, like TV, phone, Internet, we say 'on'. At least, My effort start to pay off!

haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016
TN
3189
points

it's better to say: At least, My hard work starts to pay off!


haydi's picture
haydi
13/06/2016 18:17
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

it's better to say: At least, My hard work starts to pay off!

Rich's picture
Rich
09/06/2016
ES
594
points

I'd be happy if Vardy finished as top scorer! It would mean that England had done well!


Rich's picture
Rich
09/06/2016 08:40
Spain
Liverpool
594

I'd be happy if Vardy finished as top scorer! It would mean that England had done well!

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/06/2016
UA
6292
points

The best player will be Thomas Mueller.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
08/06/2016 20:09
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

The best player will be Thomas Mueller.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/06/2016
UA
6292
points

The top scorer will be Rooney.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/06/2016 20:08
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

The top scorer will be Rooney.

haydi's picture
haydi
08/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Congratulations Rich for having the biggest number of footballers from you favourite team Liverpool. You must be over the moon.


haydi's picture
haydi
08/06/2016 19:25
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Congratulations Rich for having the biggest number of footballers from you favourite team Liverpool. You must be over the moon.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
09/06/2016
UA
6292
points

I am too, Haydi ! :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
09/06/2016 02:21
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

I am too, Haydi ! :-)

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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
7Vietnam20022
8Turkey19886
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142518
2Liverpool110076
3Chelsea89292
4Arsenal85416
5Manchester City57448
6Tottenham Hotspur19085
7Newcastle United10506
8West Ham United7536
9AFC Bournemouth4557
10Crystal Palace4470

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

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Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: Tournaments

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