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Medium: In shape

Medium: In shape

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There are lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the phrase in shape

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. Premier Vocabulary has three different levels: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There will be lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.


Rich: The phrase we are looking at in this episode is in shape.

Jack: The phrase in shape is used to describe someone who is in good physical condition.

Rich: The word shape describes the form of something; triangles, squares and circles are all shapes.

Jack: Your body is also a specific shape. There are many different body shapes for men and women.

Rich: Doing sport and exercise can help you maintain your body shape - doing exercise can help you stay in shape.

Jack: That’s a common collocation with  in shape. To stay in shape. To stay in shape means to stay in good physical condition.

Rich: Footballers need to stay in shape throughout their careers if they want to play well for 90 minutes every week.

Jack: Another common collocation is to keep in shape. Footballers need to keep in shape - they need to stay in shape. Stay in shape and keep in shape mean the same thing.

Rich: A third common collocation is to get in shape. I think this describes me more than footballers.

Jack: Do you need to get in shape, Rich?

Rich: I do. I haven’t been doing much exercise recently. I’m sat in front of my computer too much. I need to get out more, go for a run, get on my bike and get in shape.

Jack: So, that’s three collocations with in shape: get in shape, stay in shape and keep in shape.

Rich: We should quickly look at the opposite because that’s how I’m feeling at the moment: out of shape.

Jack: Rich is out of shape. He’s not in good physical condition. Don’t worry too much, Rich. It won’t take you too long to get in shape.

Rich: Sometimes when footballers return to training in pre-season they are out of shape. They need to quickly get in shape and stay in shape during pre-season training.


Jack: There is the final whistle!

Rich: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Are you in shape?

What should we do to get or stay in shape?

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julietthor's picture
julietthor
07/12/2020
MY
174
points

Yes, I am in shape.

We should exercise and eat healthy food to stay in shape.


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julietthor
07/12/2020 03:56
Malaysia
Chelsea
174

Yes, I am in shape.

We should exercise and eat healthy food to stay in shape.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
27/11/2020
TR
5800
points

To get or stay in shape , we should do some regular exercise and try to do exercise with some companions to encourage and support each other.
Also , do the sport you like regularly and try your best to stay away from junk food and eating at night :)


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mobeckham
27/11/2020 09:49
Turkey
Manchester United
5800

To get or stay in shape , we should do some regular exercise and try to do exercise with some companions to encourage and support each other.
Also , do the sport you like regularly and try your best to stay away from junk food and eating at night :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
27/11/2020
TR
5800
points

I think I'm usually in shape because I play football regularly and I ususlly go running and cycling in my neighbourhood by the seaside whereas since the pandemic strikes and we have stayed home for ages so I gained some weight and I'm a bit out of shape.
Hopefully , I can return back to my normality and be in shape as soon as possible :)


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mobeckham
27/11/2020 09:47
Turkey
Manchester United
5800

I think I'm usually in shape because I play football regularly and I ususlly go running and cycling in my neighbourhood by the seaside whereas since the pandemic strikes and we have stayed home for ages so I gained some weight and I'm a bit out of shape.
Hopefully , I can return back to my normality and be in shape as soon as possible :)

hsn
26/11/2020
TR
2029
points

Are you in shape?
So so-:) A little bit overweight and out of shape. Delicious "outputs" of Turkish cousine is responsible for this. I need get in shape although daily exercises like jogging,work-out are my hobbies.Thankfully I don’t have any health problem.
Getting older cause a matter of getting weight for men. Scientists say that this helps and protects human immune system.

What should we do to get or stay in shape?
To keep in shape we shouldn’t eat so much especially carbohydrate,, included foods like bread, pastry and glycosed fruits . As I read from a health magazine, we eat (5) times much than we need. Sports must be part of our life. The magical formula is what we eat must be equal what is our physical effort.


hsn
26/11/2020 17:17
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2029

Are you in shape?
So so-:) A little bit overweight and out of shape. Delicious "outputs" of Turkish cousine is responsible for this. I need get in shape although daily exercises like jogging,work-out are my hobbies.Thankfully I don’t have any health problem.
Getting older cause a matter of getting weight for men. Scientists say that this helps and protects human immune system.

What should we do to get or stay in shape?
To keep in shape we shouldn’t eat so much especially carbohydrate,, included foods like bread, pastry and glycosed fruits . As I read from a health magazine, we eat (5) times much than we need. Sports must be part of our life. The magical formula is what we eat must be equal what is our physical effort.

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Yoshichika
26/11/2020
JP
73
points

Hi all,
Yes I am. I jogging every Saturday and Sunday morning
To get or stay in shape, we should exercise moderately and eat well-balanced, not overeat.


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Yoshichika
26/11/2020 05:55
Japan
Liverpool
73

Hi all,
Yes I am. I jogging every Saturday and Sunday morning
To get or stay in shape, we should exercise moderately and eat well-balanced, not overeat.

Naldo24
26/11/2020
PE
133
points

Yes, I am in shape but is difficult to keep in shape. It needs to do exercises every week and it needs discipline.
Last month I started with a routine about physical exercise for riching my shape. I feel tired, is work hard, however, is important and has advantages.


Naldo24
26/11/2020 04:39
Peru
Liverpool
133

Yes, I am in shape but is difficult to keep in shape. It needs to do exercises every week and it needs discipline.
Last month I started with a routine about physical exercise for riching my shape. I feel tired, is work hard, however, is important and has advantages.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
26/11/2020
UA
5796
points

To stay in shape we should do two simple and easy-to-do things: eat less, exercise more. Just do it, folks, and you'll see an astonishing result.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/11/2020 03:53
Ukraine
Liverpool
5796

To stay in shape we should do two simple and easy-to-do things: eat less, exercise more. Just do it, folks, and you'll see an astonishing result.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
26/11/2020
UA
5796
points

I'm trying to get in shape nowadays: it's too difficult to do this under drizzling rain or not having good heating at times. :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
26/11/2020 03:51
Ukraine
Liverpool
5796

I'm trying to get in shape nowadays: it's too difficult to do this under drizzling rain or not having good heating at times. :-)

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