This Week: Hit the Ground Running
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack talks about three stories from this week in the Premier League and there are lots of football English words and phrases for you to learn.
Gallagher’s star continues to rise
The M23 derby, the match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace finished in a draw thanks to an excellent strike by Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher who scored in the 69th minute for the Eagles. Gallagher’s performance at Crystal Palace has drawn comparisons with the Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard. Since moving to Selhurst Park on loan, Gallagher has seven goals and three assists.
Relentless Raphinha is the jewel in Bielsa’s crown
Leeds United battled their way to three points when they visited West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday. Jack Harrison earned the King of the Match award after scoring a hat trick, but that was only possible thanks to Raphina’s decisive passing and movement on the pitch. The Brazilian forward demonstrated real class and a work ethic that proves he’s one of the best in the Premier League.
Watford’s new signings hit the ground running
The first half of the season was hard on the Hornets and they are already fighting for survival in the Premier League. The January transfer window provided an opportunity to inject some new life into the squad and the arrivals of Maduka Okoye from Sparta, Hassane Kamara from Nice, Samir from Udinese and Edo Kayembe from KAS Eupen seems to have done the trick. The new players slotted in place from the start at St James’ park, especially Edo Kayembe who controlled the midfield with confidence and demonstrated a nice eye for a defence splitting pass.
This week, there are three questions for you to answer in the comments section below.
Question 1. Have you ever started a new job and had to hit the ground running?
Question 2. In your job, do you need to be decisive, or do you need to think carefully about your decisions?
Question 3. Do you think a strong work ethic is a good thing or do you believe in doing the work you are paid for and nothing more? I’m not sure these are completely exclusive. What do you think?
Have you had a go at this week's football phrase?
This week’s football phrase is quite a long phrase: it's to *** **** *** ***** ** ******. It’s a colourful expression. The ***** ** ****** is the rhythm of an activity. When you *** **** *** ***** ** ******, it’s like you find the rhythm. This means that the activity is easier and you feel like you’re getting better at it.
Write all your opinions and answers in the comments section below.