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This Week: A Record Victory

This Week: A Record Victory

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.

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Hello my name’s Jack and welcome to the weekly round-up called This Week on Premier Skills English.

In this week, we’ve got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

If you are listening to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify you can also visit the Premier Skills English website at britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish where you’ll be able to download the podcast.

On the Premier Skills English website, you can read the transcript and join the Premier Skills English community by completing a language task in the comments section. This will really help you remember the new words and phrases from the stories from the Premier League.

The words and phrases I am focusing on this week are: enthusiasm, precise, scruffy, spell, deflection, blunder, victory, to bode (well), and ruthless.

Listen out for these phrases in the headlines and stories.

After each story there will be a short language focus and then there will be a task for you to complete and then at the end of the podcast there will be a new football phrase.

Football Phrase

But before that, I want to look at last week’s football phrase. If you didn’t hear it last week, here’s one more chance to guess now.

The phrase is the **** **** ****. This is how matches that finish even on aggregate are decided. This is difficult to describe without using the words in the phrase. So... this way of deciding the winner is based on the number of times each team scores when they are not playing at home. If the score is 3-3 on aggregate but one team scored twice when they were at their opponent’s ground and their opponent scored all of their goals at home, the team that scored their goals in their opponent’s stadium would be declared the winner.

Congratulations to Wilson2103 from Colombia, Vietnguyenngo from Vietnam, Hayato from Japan, Hsn from Turkey, Hiracky16 from Japan, Cukongss from Indonesia, Harrykien from Vietnam, Hajime from Japan, Taher Koshen from Somalia and Tarent_t from Iran. You all worked out that the phrase I was looking for was the away goal rule.

And just to remind everyone, all of your comments on the Premier Skills English website are moderated by me before they are published. So you can write the word normally in your comment and I will edit your answer if you are correct so it doesn’t give the answer away to everyone else.

OK! There were some big matches at the weekend. In the stories today, we have a significant landmark for Harry Kane, an emphatic victory for Liverpool and the perfect start for Arsenal continues.

Let’s get on with the first story.

Kane’s brace maintains Spurs’ unbeaten start

When Spurs travelled to the City Ground to face Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest, they faced a team fresh with enthusiasm that knows how to hold the ball on their home turf. Forest flooded the midfield and quickly spread the play, while keeping the pressure on the penalty box, racking up 17 attempts on goal. The home side had most of the ball and all of the noise, but they didn’t have Harry Kane.

After just five minutes, a precise touch opened up the defence. The goal was shielded from Kane by a defender, but that also blocked the keeper. Kane took the shot early, calling it a ‘scruffy strike’, nonetheless it beat defender and keeper, gave spurs an early lead and counted as Kane’s 200th league goal of his career.

In the second half, Richarlison flicked a perfectly placed cross over for Kane who got his 201st league goal with a diving header.

Final score: Nottingham Forest 0 - Tottenham Hotspur 2

The words I want to talk about from this story are enthusiasm, precise and scruffy.

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a noun and it means a feeling of energy and excitement about something. If you have enthusiasm for something, you are enthusiastic about it. People are normally enthusiastic about things they love doing. My kids are really enthusiastic about playing games and going swimming. If we’re going swimming, they are full of energy and positivity. However, they are less enthusiastic about tidying their bedrooms. If you have a bad experience, you might lose your enthusiasm for something.

Precise

Precise is an adjective that means exact. I think we use it most commonly to talk about time. So the precise time is the time to the second. You might talk about the precise time that something happened. You can also use precise when you are talking about where something is. So if someone asks you where you are, you might reply with the town or city that you are in and then they might ask you for your precise location. In football, precise usually means very accurate. A precise shot goes exactly where the striker wants to place it. Some teams practice precise passing. The adverb form, precisely, is also common.

Scruffy

Scruffy is an adjective that means a little messy and untidy. I was always a bit scruffy when I was a child. My hair never stayed brushed for long and I was always playing outside and getting my clothes dirty. The opposite is smart. Scruffy isn’t terrible, I mean, a scruffy town could be cleaned up if someone picked up the rubbish and maybe did a bit of painting. It’s not like after a disaster. It’s just a bit messy. I don’t think it’s that commonly used in football English, but I think it’s easy to understand what Harry Kane meant. His first goal wasn’t a beautiful strike that will be repeated in slow motion in highlight reels, but it was still a goal.

Let’s move on to the next story.

Arsenal comeback maintains a perfect start to the season

Fulham’s trip across London to the Emirates looked like it might have been the bump to bring the Gunners back to reality. In the first half, Arsenal looked nervous as if they feared their perfect spell would be broken. They enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, but were not pressing as hard up the pitch. And then, shortly after half time, Gabriel Magalhães made a mistake on the edge of the area and gifted an opportunity to Aleksandar Mitrovic who put Fulham ahead. The crowd didn’t falter in their support and cheered the Gunners on to equalise. Bukayo Saka slipped the ball through to Martin Odegaard whose powerful strike took a deflection and went into the bottom corner of the net.

At 1-1, both teams were playing for the win, but it wasn’t until the 86th minute when Gabriel Magalhães made amends for his first half howler - OK, it wasn’t a howler, probably more a blunder, but he made amends when he tapped the ball in during a scramble in the box.

Final score: Arsenal 2 - Fulham 1

The words I want to talk about from this story are: spell, deflection and blunder.

Spell

The word spell, when it’s a noun, has several meanings. In the story, I used it as a bit of a pun. So the first meaning was a period of time. So I could say, I worked for a spell as a sous-chef in an Italian restaurant. The second meaning is a series of words that have magic power and also the state of being controlled by someone who has used a spell on them. You can cast a spell on someone or put a spell on someone. When you are under the control of such magic, you are under a spell. If you do something to stop the magic from working, you break the spell. I said that I feared that Arsenal’s spell of continuous wins would be broken. I used the noun spell to describe the period of time and the verb broken because this perfect start to the season seems like Arsenal are under a magic spell.

Deflection

We have covered the word deflection before in this podcast, but it’s quite advanced football English so I think it’s worth looking at again. A deflection is a change of direction caused by hitting something. It’s similar to bounce, only when something bounces, it returns in the opposite direction, but a deflection is a change of direction of less than 90 degrees; it still goes in the general direction. We also use the word to describe the event, the moment the ball strikes the thing that changes the direction.

Blunder

A blunder is a serious mistake. I mentioned the word in last week’s podcast when I said that a blunder is not quite as bad as a howler, but it’s still a big mistake. When a footballer makes a blunder, the crowd will be a bit sympathetic, but if they make a howler, then the crowd will probably laugh.

I think we often use blunder to talk about mistakes that politicians and political commentators make. Not so much about serious mistakes that might hurt people, but when they say things that are wrong or that make them look silly. For example, if a politician gets the name of a country wrong on a foreign visit.

Let’s move on to the final story.

Liverpool record their biggest ever win

Liverpool beat AFC Bournemouth 9-0 to equal the Premier League record for the biggest-ever victory. The Bournemouth manager Scott Parker described the loss as the most painful experience of his career and it does not bode well for the Cherries for the rest of the season. Before the match, Liverpool had yet to win, with only 2 draws and a loss so when they got the scent of victory, they were ruthless with a standout performance by Roberto Firmino who set up the first three goals and then scored two of his own.

If AFC Bournemouth don’t get some more talent in the squad before transfer deadline day, the fans and players will have to expect some more painful matches. The manager admitted: “I feel sorry for the players because we are ill-equipped at this level.”

Final score: Liverpool 9 - AFC Bournemouth 0

The words I want to talk about from this story are: victory, to bode and ruthless.

Victory

A victory is a win. If you win a game it is a victory for you. The word is used most commonly to talk about sports. You might read that a team is celebrating a victory or that a team achieved an impressive victory. However, it’s also used quite a lot in civil court cases when someone takes a company to court. You often hear about legal victories for people who were hurt in industrial accidents.

To bode (well)

To bode well means to be a sign that things are going to be positive. I think that this is most commonly used in negative sentences. You will hear people say: ‘that doesn’t bode well’ meaning, that indicates or shows that things are not going to be good. You do sometimes hear that something bodes ill meaning it shows that things are going to go wrong and occasionally you’ll hear that something bodes disaster. But by far the most common collocation is not bode well - that doesn’t bode well.

Ruthless

The last word I want to look at from the stories today is ruthless. The word ruthless is negative, but the positive form has fallen out of use. You can’t be ruthful. The noun ruth still exists in some dictionaries but it is archaic or old fashioned. Ruth means pity or sympathy. So if you have no pity for someone, you act without thinking about how sad your actions make them. That is ruthless. You maye come across the collocation ruthless ambition which is a drive to succeed without any concern for other people. I can’t think of a better example of ruthlessness than Liverpool smashing AFC Bournemouth 9-0. I mean that’s not even humiliating, it’s just cruel. I understand that this has become the norm in football where there is so much money at stake; goal difference can make the difference between first and second place so every goal matters, but once a team is four or five goals down, you could relax a bit and let them breathe. And maybe, Liverpool did. Perhaps it wasn’t a completely ruthless display ... Perhaps 10-0 was too much, 9-0 was when the pity kicked in. I wonder if we’ll ever see a greater margin of victory.

OK. That’s 9 words or phrases today. The words and phrases from the stories were: enthusiasm, precise, scruffy, spell, deflection, blunder, victory, to bode (well), and ruthless.

Listen to the headlines one more time to hear these words and phrases in context.

Kane’s brace maintains Spurs’ unbeaten start

When Spurs travelled to the City Ground to face Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest, they faced a team fresh with enthusiasm that knows how to hold the ball on their home turf. Forest flooded the midfield and quickly spread the play, while keeping the pressure on the penalty box, racking up 17 attempts on goal. The home side had most of the ball and all of the noise, but they didn’t have Harry Kane.

After just five minutes, a precise touch opened up the defence. The goal was shielded from Kane by a defender, but that also blocked the keeper. Kane took the shot early, calling it a ‘scruffy strike’, nonetheless it beat defender and keeper, gave spurs an early lead and counted as Kane’s 200th league goal of his career.

In the second half, Richarlison flicked a perfectly placed cross over for Kane who got his 201st league goal with a diving header.

Final score: Nottingham Forest 0 - Tottenham Hotspur 2

Arsenal comeback maintains a perfect start to the season

Fulham’s trip across London to the Emirates looked like it might have been the bump to bring the Gunners back to reality. In the first half, Arsenal looked nervous as if they feared their perfect spell would be broken. They enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, but were not pressing as hard up the pitch. And then, shortly after half time, Gabriel Magalhães made a mistake on the edge of the area and gifted an opportunity to Aleksandar Mitrovic who put Fulham ahead. The crowd didn’t falter in their support and cheered the Gunners on to equalise. Bukayo Saka slipped the ball through to Martin Odegaard whose powerful strike took a deflection and went into the bottom corner of the net.

At 1-1, both teams were playing for the win, but it wasn’t until the 86th minute when Gabriel Magalhães made amends for his first half howler - OK, it wasn’t a howler, probably more a blunder, but he made amends when he tapped the ball in during a scramble in the box.

Final score: Arsenal 2 - Fulham 1

Liverpool record their biggest ever win

Liverpool beat AFC Bournemouth 9-0 to equal the Premier League record for the biggest-ever victory. The Bournemouth manager Scott Parker described the loss as the most painful experience of his career and it does not bode well for the Cherries for the rest of the season. Before the match, Liverpool had yet to win, with only 2 draws and a loss so when they got the scent of victory, they were ruthless with a standout performance by Roberto Firmino who set up the first three goals and then scored two of his own.

If AFC Bournemouth don’t get some more talent in the squad before transfer deadline day, the fans and players will have to expect some more painful matches. The manager admitted: “I feel sorry for the players because we are ill-equipped at this level.”

Final score: Liverpool 9 - AFC Bournemouth 0

Language Challenge

Right, now it’s time for you to think about the language again.

Here are 9 sentences with gaps in them and you have to complete the gaps with the correct form of the words and phrases from this podcast.

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be _______ ... and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his __________  was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit ______ and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major _______ and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not ____ well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the _______ moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling _______ against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a __________ off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a _____ the assistant manager at Manchester City.

Leave your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and I will go through them next week.

Football Phrase

Now it’s time for this week’s football phrase.

This week, I’m looking for a noun that comes from a verb. I think this is quite an easy one, but it’s a little bit strange now. The word is _____ and what makes it interesting is it’s the place where people do the opposite at a football match. If you go to watch a match live at the club, you will get tickets in the ____. At Anfield, one of the ____ behind a goal is called the Kop. It was first built in 1906 and got its name from a battle on a hill in South Africa in which many soldiers from Liverpool were killed.

If you know the answer, be sure to leave it in a comment on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English.

Before I finish, here are the answers to last week’s language challenge.

Number 1: They lost the match 1-0, but got through to the final on aggregate.

Number 2: Manchester United fans will take some comfort from the team’s performance against Liverpool, but they still aren’t satisfied with the management of the club.

Number 3: They seriously underestimated the costs of opening a new restaurant and are way over budget.

Number 4: Only after I’d published the podcast did I work out that I was mispronouncing his name which was a bit of a howler.

Number 5: When Leeds scored their third goal, the game was pretty much in the bag.

Number 6: I know we’re only at the beginning of the season, but my money on Arsenal to win the title.

That’s all I have time for today. Before I finish, I just wanted to say that I hope you found this podcast useful, and I hope all of you stay fit and healthy and safe.

Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Headlines

Kane’s brace maintains Spurs’ unbeaten start

Harry Kane celebrates after scoring Tottenham Hotspur's second goal

When Spurs travelled to the City Ground to face Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest, they faced a team fresh with enthusiasm that knows how to hold the ball on their home turf. Forest flooded the midfield and quickly spread the play, while keeping the pressure on the penalty box, racking up 17 attempts on goal. The home side had most of the ball and all of the noise, but they didn’t have Harry Kane.

After just five minutes, a precise touch opened up the defence. The goal was shielded from Kane by a defender, but that also blocked the keeper. Kane took the shot early, calling it a ‘scruffy strike’, nonetheless it beat defender and keeper, gave spurs an early lead and counted as Kane’s 200th league goal of his career.

In the second half, Richarlison flicked a perfectly placed cross over for Kane who got his 201st league goal with a diving header.

Final score: Nottingham Forest 0 - Tottenham Hotspur 2

Arsenal comeback maintains a perfect start to the season

Gabriel Magalhaes celebrates scoring Arsenal's second goal with team mates

Fulham’s trip across London to the Emirates looked like it might have been the bump to bring the Gunners back to reality. In the first half, Arsenal looked nervous as if they feared their perfect spell would be broken. They enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, but were not pressing as hard up the pitch. And then, shortly after half time, Gabriel Magalhães made a mistake on the edge of the area and gifted an opportunity to Aleksandar Mitrovic who put Fulham ahead. The crowd didn’t falter in their support and cheered the Gunners on to equalise. Bukayo Saka slipped the ball through to Martin Odegaard whose powerful strike took a deflection and went into the bottom corner of the net.

At 1-1, both teams were playing for the win, but it wasn’t until the 86th minute when Gabriel Magalhães made amends for his first half howler - OK, it wasn’t a howler, probably more a blunder, but he made amends when he tapped the ball in during a scramble in the box.

Final score: Arsenal 2 - Fulham 1

Liverpool record their biggest ever win

Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth

Liverpool beat AFC Bournemouth 9-0 to equal the Premier League record for the biggest-ever victory. The Bournemouth manager Scott Parker described the loss as the most painful experience of his career and it does not bode well for the Cherries for the rest of the season. Before the match, Liverpool had yet to win, with only 2 draws and a loss so when they got the scent of victory, they were ruthless with a standout performance by Roberto Firmino who set up the first three goals and then scored two of his own.

If AFC Bournemouth don’t get some more talent in the squad before transfer deadline day, the fans and players will have to expect some more painful matches. The manager admitted: “I feel sorry for the players because we are ill-equipped at this level.”

Final score: Liverpool 9 - AFC Bournemouth 0

Vocabulary

Task

Complete the gaps with the words and phrases from the podcast.

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be _______ ... and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his __________  was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit ______ and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major _______ and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not ____ well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the _______ moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling _______ against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a __________ off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a _____ the assistant manager at Manchester City.

Leave your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and I will go through them next week.

Football Phrase

Now it’s time for this week’s football phrase.

This week, I’m looking for a noun that comes from a verb. I think this is quite an easy one, but it’s a little bit strange now. The word is _____ and what makes it interesting is it’s the place where people do the opposite at a football match. If you go to watch a match live at the club, you will get tickets in the ____. At Anfield, one of the ____ behind a goal is called the Kop. It was first built in 1906 and got its name from a battle on a hill in South Africa in which many soldiers from Liverpool were killed.

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Taha Gashout's picture
Taha Gashout
16/09/2022
LY
483
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Hello
This week's phrase is stand
These are the answers:
Num1:ruthless
Num2:enthusiasm
Num3:scrufy
Num4:blunder
Num5:bode
Num6:precise
Num7:victory
Num8:deflection
Num9:spell


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Taha Gashout
16/09/2022 14:27
Libya
Liverpool
483

Hello
This week's phrase is stand
These are the answers:
Num1:ruthless
Num2:enthusiasm
Num3:scrufy
Num4:blunder
Num5:bode
Num6:precise
Num7:victory
Num8:deflection
Num9:spell

wilson2103
05/09/2022
CO
284
points

Talking about mistakes, blunders, and howlers. I was wondering if those words can be used to describe a serious situation. I mean, if a player made a blunder it's something bad for the team but it's not as bad as other types of situations.

For instance, I recently came across a piece of news that says "someone dies after being mistakenly shot by an officer"... In such situations, would a reporter describe that act as a howler or blunder made by the officer?

Thanks in advance


wilson2103
05/09/2022 23:52
Colombia
Manchester United
284

Talking about mistakes, blunders, and howlers. I was wondering if those words can be used to describe a serious situation. I mean, if a player made a blunder it's something bad for the team but it's not as bad as other types of situations.

For instance, I recently came across a piece of news that says "someone dies after being mistakenly shot by an officer"... In such situations, would a reporter describe that act as a howler or blunder made by the officer?

Thanks in advance

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admin
07/09/2022
GB
560
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Hi Wilson2103

That's a good question. I think that these words are informal and it would not be appropriate to use them in a serious situation. I have just looked at some word lists and I can't find a single word that means terrible mistake. There are lots of informal words. For example, we use the word gaffe to describe a spoken error; for politicians and public figures. But I can't think of a single word you could use to describe a mistake, lapse of judgement, oversight, or error that has the same sense. I think you would have to modify the noun mistake with words like tragic (if people are killed) or catastrophic (if the damage is beyond repair).

Thanks

Jack


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admin
07/09/2022 09:48
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Wilson2103

That's a good question. I think that these words are informal and it would not be appropriate to use them in a serious situation. I have just looked at some word lists and I can't find a single word that means terrible mistake. There are lots of informal words. For example, we use the word gaffe to describe a spoken error; for politicians and public figures. But I can't think of a single word you could use to describe a mistake, lapse of judgement, oversight, or error that has the same sense. I think you would have to modify the noun mistake with words like tragic (if people are killed) or catastrophic (if the damage is beyond repair).

Thanks

Jack

wilson2103
08/09/2022
CO
284
points

Thank you so much Jack for the collocations!


wilson2103
08/09/2022 16:53
Colombia
Manchester United
284

Thank you so much Jack for the collocations!

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hsn
08/09/2022
TR
4773
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Even taken place by mistake, in this case, it's crime. A common example from Law lessons. When a mom cause death of her baby by accident she is responsible and has to be punished.


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hsn
08/09/2022 08:39
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4773

Even taken place by mistake, in this case, it's crime. A common example from Law lessons. When a mom cause death of her baby by accident she is responsible and has to be punished.

Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
05/09/2022
SO
329
points

My answer to this week's football phrase is "the *****"


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Taher Koshen
05/09/2022 07:44
Somalia
Chelsea
329

My answer to this week's football phrase is "the *****"

riosaurus
05/09/2022
ID
1
points

i think the football phrase is tribune

1. ruthless
2. enthusiasm
3. scruffy
4. blunder
5. bode well
6. precise
7. victory
8. deflection
9. spell


riosaurus
05/09/2022 07:39
Indonesia
Chelsea
1

i think the football phrase is tribune

1. ruthless
2. enthusiasm
3. scruffy
4. blunder
5. bode well
6. precise
7. victory
8. deflection
9. spell

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Taher Koshen
05/09/2022
SO
329
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Answers to the language challenge

1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be enthusiastic ... and there’s a special word for those people.

2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his victory was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

7. Liverpool scored a record equalling ruthless against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City


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Taher Koshen
05/09/2022 07:11
Somalia
Chelsea
329

Answers to the language challenge

1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be enthusiastic ... and there’s a special word for those people.

2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his victory was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

7. Liverpool scored a record equalling ruthless against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City

HarryKien
02/09/2022
VN
4
points

Have a nice weekend Jack! I think the phrase in this episode is *****


HarryKien
02/09/2022 16:12
Vietnam
Manchester United
4

Have a nice weekend Jack! I think the phrase in this episode is *****

PablitoG 1983
02/09/2022
CO
1
points

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be ruthless ... and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling victory against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City.


PablitoG 1983
02/09/2022 14:00
Colombia
Chelsea
1

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be ruthless ... and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling victory against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City.

Faruk Arslan
02/09/2022
TR
4
points

Hello again after a long time :) Firstly I think the football phrase is "*****" and vocabulary task answers: 1)Victory 2)Enthusiasm 3)Scruffy
4)Blunder 5)Bode 6)Precise 7)Ruthless 8)Deflection 9)Spell


Faruk Arslan
02/09/2022 13:07
Turkey
Chelsea
4

Hello again after a long time :) Firstly I think the football phrase is "*****" and vocabulary task answers: 1)Victory 2)Enthusiasm 3)Scruffy
4)Blunder 5)Bode 6)Precise 7)Ruthless 8)Deflection 9)Spell

vietnguyenngo
01/09/2022
VN
25
points

The phrase this week is *****

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be _ruthless______ ... and there’s a special word for those people.
Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his __enthusiasm________ was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.
Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit _scruffy_____ and in need of a wash.
Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major _blunder______ and cost the club millions of pounds.
Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not __bold__ well for the winter.
Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the __precise_____ moment that the team needed.
Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling _victory______ against Bournemouth when they won 9-0.
Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a __deflection________ off the Fulham defender.
Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a __spell___ the assistant manager at Manchester City.


vietnguyenngo
01/09/2022 03:38
Vietnam
Manchester City
25

The phrase this week is *****

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be _ruthless______ ... and there’s a special word for those people.
Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his __enthusiasm________ was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.
Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit _scruffy_____ and in need of a wash.
Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major _blunder______ and cost the club millions of pounds.
Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not __bold__ well for the winter.
Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the __precise_____ moment that the team needed.
Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling _victory______ against Bournemouth when they won 9-0.
Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a __deflection________ off the Fulham defender.
Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a __spell___ the assistant manager at Manchester City.

Bertoldt
01/09/2022
ID
222
points

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be victory and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling ruthless against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City.


Bertoldt
01/09/2022 00:24
Indonesia
Liverpool
222

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be victory and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling ruthless against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City.

Hajime
01/09/2022
JP
5
points

I think this week’s phrase is “*****”.


Hajime
01/09/2022 00:14
Japan
Arsenal
5

I think this week’s phrase is “*****”.

wilson2103
31/08/2022
CO
284
points

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be ruthless... and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling victory against Bournemouth when they won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City.


wilson2103
31/08/2022 18:24
Colombia
Manchester United
284

Number 1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be ruthless... and there’s a special word for those people.

Number 2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.

Number 3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.

Number 4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.

Number 5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.

Number 6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.

Number 7. Liverpool scored a record equalling victory against Bournemouth when they won 9-0.

Number 8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.

Number 9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell the assistant manager at Manchester City.

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hsn
31/08/2022
TR
4773
points

Language Challenge
1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be ruthless.and there’s a special word for those people.
2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.
3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.
4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.
5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.
6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.
7. Liverpool scored a record equalling victory against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.
8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.
9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell, the assistant manager at Manchester City.
Football Phrase--- ***** or Terrace
Sentence
• Although being ill-equipped and inexperienced patriot volunteers defended their homeland bravely.
Note
• If I had been manager of LFC I would have warned players not to score so much-:)
• Ex-player of my (UK) team "Spurs" midfielder Dele Alli had been transferred my (Turkey) "BJK" team and this week started to play. I wish best season.


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hsn
31/08/2022 17:10
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4773

Language Challenge
1. Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be ruthless.and there’s a special word for those people.
2. When he asked me to go with him to the table tennis tournament, I wasn’t sure, but his enthusiasm was infectious and I got carried away by the excitement and had a great time.
3. When the kids got back from their camping trip, they all looked a bit scruffy and in need of a wash.
4. The decision to delay the move turned out to be a major blunder and cost the club millions of pounds.
5. The increases in energy costs do not bode well for the winter.
6. The new signing scored with an inspiring goal at the precise moment that the team needed.
7. Liverpool scored a record equalling victory against Bournemouth when the won 9-0.
8. Arsenal equalised when Odegaard’s strike took a deflection off the Fulham defender.
9. Before Arteta took over at Arsenal, he was for a spell, the assistant manager at Manchester City.
Football Phrase--- ***** or Terrace
Sentence
• Although being ill-equipped and inexperienced patriot volunteers defended their homeland bravely.
Note
• If I had been manager of LFC I would have warned players not to score so much-:)
• Ex-player of my (UK) team "Spurs" midfielder Dele Alli had been transferred my (Turkey) "BJK" team and this week started to play. I wish best season.

wilson2103
31/08/2022
CO
284
points

I'm not sure, but maybe the word is *****.


wilson2103
31/08/2022 15:04
Colombia
Manchester United
284

I'm not sure, but maybe the word is *****.

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admin
31/08/2022
GB
560
points

Well done Wilson 2103.


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admin
31/08/2022 15:07
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Well done Wilson 2103.

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