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Podcast 26

Podcast 26

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In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich talk about Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who has been keeping an amazing secret from his family and teammates for the last seven years. The language focus is vocabulary connected to the environment and Rich and Jack also talk about what they do to help the environment. We also have a new riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition!

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast below 

  2. Listen to Ellie, who is this week's Premier League fan.

  3. Guess Ellie's favourite team.

  4. Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

  5. If you are not logged in or a registered member, you can register for free in the top right corner 

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary - The environment

In this podcast, Rich and Jack used a lot of vocabulary connected to the environment. Try the activities below to see how much you learned:
 

"Mathieu Flamini and his company might be able to really help in the fight against global warming."

"I always put my plastic and glass bottles in the recycling bins."

Activity 1: In this activity, match the words from the podcast to the correct definition.
Were any of the words we used in the podcast new for you?
 

Mathieu Flamini celebrating with Mesut Ozil after Arsenal won the FA Cup last season.

In the podcast, Jack and Rich talked a lot about environmental and green issues and the vocabulary we use to talk about them. If you want to learn more have a go at the activities below or, take a look at the Green is Great pages on our Learn English website.

"I also try to reuse things, so if I have a plastic bag I will use it again instead of getting a new one."

"The climate in a rainforest is hot and wet but the climate in a desert is hot and dry."

Grammar - The Passive

In the podcast, Jack and Rich used some examples of the passive, which we create with the verb to be + past participle (3rd form of the verb). You can see two examples below. We use the passive when it's not important or we don't know who did the action, when the main topic (the subject) isn't what did the action, or we want to put the most important thing at the beginning of the sentence. If you want to learn more, try the activity below or look at our Learn English Grammar Pages.

"Global warming is the phrase we use to talk about the temperature increasing in the earth’s atmosphere that is caused by the increase in carbon dioxide."

"When we talk about climate change we are talking about changes to this normal weather that has been caused by man."

Activity 2: In this activity, have a go at completing the sentences in the correct form of the passive.
Do you know your passive sentences?

If the listening was a bit difficult, you can listen again and read the transcript at the same time.
Listen to the podcast and read at the same time.

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

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

Jack: This week, we’re going to talk about a surprising secret, the language focus is words connected to the environment and later Rich will make another Premier League prediction.

Rich: And you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition.

Jack: What was the answer to last week’s riddle Rich?

Rich: Ah, yes. Last week it was Lily... her favourite Premier League team is Swansea City.

Jack: We had lots of correct entries so congratulations to everybody who got it right. I think if you know about the United Kingdom you would have got this one right.  

Rich: Lily said that every away match was a trip abroad for her team.

Jack: Abroad means ‘to be or to a different or foreign country’ and there is only one team in the English Premier League that is not from England.

Rich: And that is Swansea City from Wales!

Jack: It’s a bit complicated but Wales is a country within the state of the United Kingdom - just like England, Scotland and Northern Island.

Rich: Wales has it’s own football team - I’m sure you’ve all heard of Gareth Bale - and its own parliament for local laws.

Jack: But Wales can’t give out passports. That’s the job of the United Kingdom or UK, which Wales is part of.

Rich: So why doesn’t Swansea play in the Welsh League?

Jack: This is really complicated too, but traditionally the two big Welsh teams - Swansea and Cardiff City have always played in the English Leagues.

Rich: Anyway, back to this week’s winner….

Jack: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers and the eighth winner of the What’s my team? competition is Abdallah a Chelsea fan from Kuwait. Congratulations Abdallah, we’ll be in contact with you this week.

Rich: Well done Abdallah! Later on in the podcast, you can listen to this week’s What’s my team riddle.

Jack: Last week we asked you about your regrets and asked you if you to use the structure wish + past perfect and regret + the verb in the -ing form.

Rich: We had lots of responses and it was great to see so many of you using these structure in your answers. We really hope that this is useful for your English skills.

Jack: It was also really interesting to hear what you were saying, although the topic of regrets is a often a little bit sad and often very personal too.

Rich: GalaUA from Ukraine and Maznanda from Indonesia both regret not spending more time with family.

Jack: Lots of you, like Rich, wish you had spent more time on your studies. Nalssgair from Libya, SalvaGH from Spain, Sir Mahdi24 from Afghanistan, Safwan2000 from Saudi Arabia all regret not studying more.

Rich: And lots and lots of you wish you had done more football training when you were younger.

Jack: Yes, Mugemanyi from Rwanda, NerdyYammy from Malaysia, Nikosonris from Ukraine, Aragorn1986 from Montenegro, and grigor25 from Armenia were just some of our listeners who regret not dedicating more time to football training.

Rich: And finally, CVanessa13 likes guitars, like Jack, but wishes she had learned how to play one when she was younger. I also have a regret from just last week. I regret saying that CVanessa 13 was from Ecuador because she’s actually from Venezuela. Sorry about that.

Jack: You need to study those flags a bit more, Rich!

Rich: I also wanted to give a special mention to MugeManyi from Rwanda who has posted the most comments on the website this week and is up to second place on our leaderboard.

Jack: And also to Rema from Serbia and Natka from Russia for replying to other listeners comments- some of you guys have got really good English. It’s great to see you leaving comments for one another and even helping each other out with English sometimes.

Rich: I’ve noticed on our club leaderboard that we only have 19 teams, so if you know any Stoke City fans or friends that would like to be Stoke fans it would be great to see them up on the leaderboard.

Jack: And they’re a really good club, they beat Chelsea in their last Premier League match, have lots of connections with Barcelona and are the oldest club in the Premier League. I could talk about The Potters for ages!

Rich: You said earlier that we were going to talk about a surprising secret.

Jack: Ah, yes. Do you know Mathieu Flamini?

Rich: Yes, he’s a French midfielder at Arsenal.

Jack: I was reading an article about him in the newspaper at the weekend and I couldn’t believe what I was reading!

Rich: Is he leaving Arsenal?

Jack: No, it’s not about football. He’s going to change the world!

Rich: Come on! Tell me this secret.

Jack: Well, for the last seven years Flamini's has been doing research into producing Levulinic Acid.

Rich: Sorry, you’ve lost me … you’re going to have to explain.. what type of acid?

Jack: Levulinic Acid is a molecule that scientists say  could replace oil. Scientists think that this substance could be used as a biofuel or used to produce plastics, cosmetics and even food preservatives!

Rich: And Mathieu Flamini - the Arsenal midfielder - is making this ….acid??

Jack: It’s not him on his own but it is his company and it is the first in the world to mass produce this acid. He owns a factory in Italy which employs 80 people and 400 people make a living from his project.

Rich: That’s a lot of people. What has he said about the project?

Jack: Flamini has said that he’s always been concerned about environmental issues, climate change and global warming.

Rich: Let’s have a look at these words. An issue is a topic of discussion that is usually important and often we talk about environmental issues, social issues and legal issues.

Jack: We often say something is a big issue or a key issue or a controversial issue.

Rich: Global warming is a big issue these days. Global warming is the phrase we use to talk about the temperature increasing in the earth’s atmosphere that is caused by the increase in carbon dioxide.

Jack: We also often hear the phrase climate change. Climate means the normal weather that exists in a specific place.

Rich: So the climate in a rainforest is hot and wet but the climate in a desert is hot and dry.

Jack: And when we talk about climate change we are talking about changes to this normal weather that have been caused by man.

Rich: So it looks like Mathieu Flamini and his company might be able to really help in the fight against global warming and climate change but I imagine we all do things to help the environment. What do you do Jack?

Jack: I always put my plastic and glass bottles in the recycling bins.

Rich: Recycling, which is when things are taken to the factory so they can be used again is really important. I also try to reuse things, so if I have a plastic bag I will use it again instead of getting a new one. Also, I try to save water, I sometimes find it difficult to remember but I try to turn off the tap when I’m brushing my teeth.

Jack: There are lots of things we can do and we’d love to hear what you do to help the environment. What are the biggest environmental problems in your country? What do you to help the environment? Why is global warming a big issue in many countries?

Rich: And if you want to read more about the environment and practise your English why not try reading our web comics Five United and The Beautiful Game.

Jack: They follow a group of teenage footballers who face different social issues in their neighbourhoods. I’ve put a link to both of the comics on the side of this page.

Rich: Right, I think it’s time for this week’s competition: ‘What’s my Team?’

Jack: Here is what you have to do. Listen to a Premier League fan, who will talk about their favourite team and then write the name of the team  in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Rich: And for each of the 20 podcast competitions the lucky winner will receive a fantastic Samsung Galaxy Tablet. We wish you the best of luck!

Jack: Right, so this week, our Premier League fan is Ellie. Listen to Ellie’s riddle and try to work out what’s her team?

Ellie: It’s an end of an era for us this season. It’s the last season we will play at the Boleyn Ground after 111 years! Although it’s sad, next season we’ll be playing at the Olympic Stadium which was built for the London Olympics in 2012. It’s going to be brilliant seeing 60,000 fans filling the stadium. It’s going to have the best atmosphere in the Premier League!

Jack: Which Premier League team is moving stadiums next season? I think you should be able to find that out! Now, it’s time for your prediction Rich. How did you do last week?

Rich: Last week I made some predictions about the European Championship play-off matches and the matches aren’t finished yet! Well, one is finished and Hungary beat Norway to qualify. I said that Norway would win so I would be very worried if I was a fan of Bosnia, Ukraine or Sweden because my predictions have been terrible recently. The big match this weekend is Manchester City v Liverpool. Man City are flying high at the top of the table while Liverpool have had some mixed results since Jurgen Klopp  arrived at Anfield. City have a big match against Juventus in the Champions League a few days after this game and Liverpool had a great 3-1 win at Chelsea in their last away match. I think Liverpool might surprise City and I’m going to go for a draw. Final score: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Jack: That’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to the competition, things you do to help the environment, your predictions and any questions you have about the website or football English in the comments below.

Rich: Don’t forget if you sign in, you can 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.

 

 

 

The answer to last week's 'What's my Team?' competition was Swansea City. Congratulations Abdallah from Kuwait! Your prize is on its way!

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Rich and Jack spoke about the environment and some things they do to be environmentally friendly.
What are the biggest environmental problems in your country?
What do you do to help the environment?
Why is global warming a big issue in many countries?

Rich predicts that Manchester City will draw 1-1 with Liverpool this weekend. Do you agree?
 

Remember to write your competition answers in the comments section below. Good luck!

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hsn's picture
hsn
07/06/2021
TR
3130
points

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
1- Environmental pollution, industrial wastes that causes pollution at the water sources and decrease of greenery areas.

2- I try to to decrease my individual carbon footprint by using recycled products and less energy consumption so on.

3- Global warming must be in all countries and international organizations agenda.There is no another world in our galaxy. Natural sources have to be used carefully.

ELLIE'S FAVOURITE TEAM; West Ham United FC

PHRASE

Controversial issues between countries mustn't be reason of wars. There is always a chance to find solution by negotiating.


hsn's picture
hsn
07/06/2021 11:31
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
3130

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
1- Environmental pollution, industrial wastes that causes pollution at the water sources and decrease of greenery areas.

2- I try to to decrease my individual carbon footprint by using recycled products and less energy consumption so on.

3- Global warming must be in all countries and international organizations agenda.There is no another world in our galaxy. Natural sources have to be used carefully.

ELLIE'S FAVOURITE TEAM; West Ham United FC

PHRASE

Controversial issues between countries mustn't be reason of wars. There is always a chance to find solution by negotiating.

Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
07/04/2021
EG
438
points

- I always try to be an environment friend and have a good behavior.
- Cutting down on what we throw away. and following the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.
- Volunteering for cleanups in my community to protecting our contry watershed.

Yes, Because the larger the change in climate, the more negative the consequences will become. Global warming will probably make life harder, not easier for people. This is mainly because we have already built enormous infrastructure based on the climate we now have.


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
07/04/2021 15:43
Egypt
Arsenal
438

- I always try to be an environment friend and have a good behavior.
- Cutting down on what we throw away. and following the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.
- Volunteering for cleanups in my community to protecting our contry watershed.

Yes, Because the larger the change in climate, the more negative the consequences will become. Global warming will probably make life harder, not easier for people. This is mainly because we have already built enormous infrastructure based on the climate we now have.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020
UA
6155
points

Global warming is a big issue in many countries because climate changes can't be helped easily.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020 03:47
Ukraine
Liverpool
6155

Global warming is a big issue in many countries because climate changes can't be helped easily.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020
UA
6155
points

I help the environment using transport on fuel minimally and riding my bike as a means of transportation.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020 03:46
Ukraine
Liverpool
6155

I help the environment using transport on fuel minimally and riding my bike as a means of transportation.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020
UA
6155
points

The biggest environmental problem in Ukraine is not collecting and reusing the garbage properly.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020 03:44
Ukraine
Liverpool
6155

The biggest environmental problem in Ukraine is not collecting and reusing the garbage properly.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/05/2020
TR
6371
points

Ellie's favourite team is Westham United the club that is located in the middle of London as far as I know :)


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mobeckham
07/05/2020 21:16
Turkey
Manchester United
6371

Ellie's favourite team is Westham United the club that is located in the middle of London as far as I know :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/05/2020
TR
6371
points

Because lots of factories are polluting the air


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/05/2020 21:15
Turkey
Manchester United
6371

Because lots of factories are polluting the air

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/05/2020
TR
6371
points

I always advice my students and give them some tips to be an environment friend and smoetimes give them monthly awards for good behaviour


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/05/2020 21:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6371

I always advice my students and give them some tips to be an environment friend and smoetimes give them monthly awards for good behaviour

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/05/2020
TR
6371
points

The biggest environmental problem is wasting water because people are not cautious about reducing the use of water during brushing their teeth or washing the dishes


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/05/2020 21:13
Turkey
Manchester United
6371

The biggest environmental problem is wasting water because people are not cautious about reducing the use of water during brushing their teeth or washing the dishes

thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018
VN
1122
points

The biggest issue of the enviroment in my country is motobikes, there's lots of motobikes and people use it everytime. It polutes the air and it's very dangerous, so many people die because of it everyday.
I usually go by bus or walk if the distance isn't too far
Please help me to correct my comment.


thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018 08:08
Vietnam
Manchester City
1122

The biggest issue of the enviroment in my country is motobikes, there's lots of motobikes and people use it everytime. It polutes the air and it's very dangerous, so many people die because of it everyday.
I usually go by bus or walk if the distance isn't too far
Please help me to correct my comment.

Rich's picture
Rich
31/10/2018
ES
594
points

Hi Thaitn,

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We are happy to have someone else from Vietnam on the website!

I definitely agree with you about motorbikes, but are they worse than cars?

The most important thing to look at in your comment are pronouns and plurals. You said:

There's lots of motorbikes and people use it everytime.

You should say:

There are lots of motorbikes and people use them all the time.

Have a look at the words in red in your message. Can you correct them?

Don't forget, our latest podcast is always on the homepage or here: https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


Rich's picture
Rich
31/10/2018 08:18
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Thaitn,

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We are happy to have someone else from Vietnam on the website!

I definitely agree with you about motorbikes, but are they worse than cars?

The most important thing to look at in your comment are pronouns and plurals. You said:

There's lots of motorbikes and people use it everytime.

You should say:

There are lots of motorbikes and people use them all the time.

Have a look at the words in red in your message. Can you correct them?

Don't forget, our latest podcast is always on the homepage or here: https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018
VN
1122
points

Thanks for your help Rich!
The biggest issue of the enviroment in my country is motobikes, there are lots of motobikes and people use them all the time. They polute the air and they're very dangerous, too. So many people die because of them everyday.
I usually go by bus or walk if the distance isn't too far
Cars are bad, too. I wish we have "anywhere doors" like Doraemon, someday. Come on scientist!


thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018 08:59
Vietnam
Manchester City
1122

Thanks for your help Rich!
The biggest issue of the enviroment in my country is motobikes, there are lots of motobikes and people use them all the time. They polute the air and they're very dangerous, too. So many people die because of them everyday.
I usually go by bus or walk if the distance isn't too far
Cars are bad, too. I wish we have "anywhere doors" like Doraemon, someday. Come on scientist!

batric.janjic
25/06/2018
ME
117
points

Montenegro is a ecology country. We don’t have to much problem with enviroment.


batric.janjic
25/06/2018 23:17
Montenegro
Chelsea
117

Montenegro is a ecology country. We don’t have to much problem with enviroment.

sabanoleg
02/10/2017
UA
2192
points

One of the biggest problem in Ukraine is destruction of forests.


sabanoleg
02/10/2017 09:30
Ukraine
Arsenal
2192

One of the biggest problem in Ukraine is destruction of forests.

MES's picture
MES
01/02/2017
AM
684
points

In this time everithing is okay


MES's picture
MES
01/02/2017 19:21
Armenia
Manchester United
684

In this time everithing is okay

MES's picture
MES
01/02/2017
AM
684
points

4/6 is terrible


MES's picture
MES
01/02/2017 19:20
Armenia
Manchester United
684

4/6 is terrible

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think it is air pollution.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:47
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think it is air pollution.

fredfitt's picture
fredfitt
28/12/2015
AZ
7
points

i wanna predict that MC will win 3 -1


fredfitt's picture
fredfitt
28/12/2015 13:30
Azerbaijan
Chelsea
7

i wanna predict that MC will win 3 -1

JohnSmithMLG
25/11/2015
BA
7
points

Ellie's favorite team is west ham


JohnSmithMLG
25/11/2015 20:33
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
7

Ellie's favorite team is west ham

drMilanStankovic's picture
drMilanStankovic
25/11/2015
RS
7
points

Ellie is a fan of same team as I, that's West Ham United. I'm forever blowing bubbles!


drMilanStankovic's picture
drMilanStankovic
25/11/2015 15:49
Serbia
West Ham United
7

Ellie is a fan of same team as I, that's West Ham United. I'm forever blowing bubbles!

Ruslanjon
24/11/2015
UZ
1079
points

gunner_uz ,that was my mistake,thanks for correcting,og'ayni))


Ruslanjon
24/11/2015 17:35
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

gunner_uz ,that was my mistake,thanks for correcting,og'ayni))

salwaelzeny's picture
salwaelzeny
24/11/2015
EG
71
points

Ellie team is West Ham United


salwaelzeny's picture
salwaelzeny
24/11/2015 14:02
Egypt
Manchester United
71

Ellie team is West Ham United

sajid2830's picture
sajid2830
24/11/2015
PK
39
points

We have abondent of problems. but the basic problem is forest cutting .


sajid2830's picture
sajid2830
24/11/2015 12:12
Pakistan
Chelsea
39

We have abondent of problems. but the basic problem is forest cutting .

Sher Zada's picture
Sher Zada
24/11/2015
PK
87
points

Air is the most essential need of humans but really unfortunately air is more polluted than others all today in our country. Smokes coming out from factories, industries, homes and vehicles are causing of air pollution. I would say that one of the most probable reasons of air pollution is the manufacturing industries and it is really alarming situation for Pakistan that with the passage of time manufacturing industries are increasing even in residential areas. The smokes of manufacturer industries are causing of air pollution because of its dangerous gases. These deadly gases are so much dangerous for human health. Chemical reactions can also be harmful for humans and as well as for nature such as when sulfuric acid mix with water that help to make clouds and when rain’s drops fall down it effect humans, trees animals etc.


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Sher Zada
24/11/2015 11:50
Pakistan
Norwich City
87

Air is the most essential need of humans but really unfortunately air is more polluted than others all today in our country. Smokes coming out from factories, industries, homes and vehicles are causing of air pollution. I would say that one of the most probable reasons of air pollution is the manufacturing industries and it is really alarming situation for Pakistan that with the passage of time manufacturing industries are increasing even in residential areas. The smokes of manufacturer industries are causing of air pollution because of its dangerous gases. These deadly gases are so much dangerous for human health. Chemical reactions can also be harmful for humans and as well as for nature such as when sulfuric acid mix with water that help to make clouds and when rain’s drops fall down it effect humans, trees animals etc.

sajid2830's picture
sajid2830
24/11/2015
PK
39
points

MANCHESTER WILL WIN......


sajid2830's picture
sajid2830
24/11/2015 10:46
Pakistan
Chelsea
39

MANCHESTER WILL WIN......

cvanessa13's picture
cvanessa13
24/11/2015
VE
32
points

Here,in Venezuela(Thanks for the clarification=) Rich) we have so many problems right now,and yes,one of those is the lack of interest in our society to help the environment and global warming,I think we need more programs,plans,we need to take actions and confront the issue, because is something that concerns us all, and we're already feeling it, and people needs to understand how important this is!I try to reuse,recycle,save energy and water,we all can help a little...my admiration to Flamini grew a lot now!..
Ellie's team is West Ham,and yeah Rich I agree,Man City and Liverpool will tie ...and Ya Gunners!


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cvanessa13
24/11/2015 06:04
Venezuela
Arsenal
32

Here,in Venezuela(Thanks for the clarification=) Rich) we have so many problems right now,and yes,one of those is the lack of interest in our society to help the environment and global warming,I think we need more programs,plans,we need to take actions and confront the issue, because is something that concerns us all, and we're already feeling it, and people needs to understand how important this is!I try to reuse,recycle,save energy and water,we all can help a little...my admiration to Flamini grew a lot now!..
Ellie's team is West Ham,and yeah Rich I agree,Man City and Liverpool will tie ...and Ya Gunners!

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salwaelzeny
24/11/2015
EG
71
points

Hello everyone , this my first time here and i am confused . i try to listen and understand the above . And from what I understand that i listen and then participate in the competition right ???
Ellie team is West Ham . and the biggest problem in my country is wasting our sources like oil , water and don't use the renewable energy like wind or solar energy and don't separate the waste from each other to take advantage of them. and i try to save water when i use it and start to separate the waste to take advantage of them . global warming a big issue because when the temperature increased the rate of melting of the ice increased and the water level will higher and increased the likelihood of flooding in addition to the death of many animals and living creatures, including humans. i predicted Liverpool's win 2:1 but it wins 4:1 .


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salwaelzeny
24/11/2015 03:53
Egypt
Manchester United
71

Hello everyone , this my first time here and i am confused . i try to listen and understand the above . And from what I understand that i listen and then participate in the competition right ???
Ellie team is West Ham . and the biggest problem in my country is wasting our sources like oil , water and don't use the renewable energy like wind or solar energy and don't separate the waste from each other to take advantage of them. and i try to save water when i use it and start to separate the waste to take advantage of them . global warming a big issue because when the temperature increased the rate of melting of the ice increased and the water level will higher and increased the likelihood of flooding in addition to the death of many animals and living creatures, including humans. i predicted Liverpool's win 2:1 but it wins 4:1 .

Rich's picture
Rich
24/11/2015
ES
594
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English salwaelzeny! Yes, this is the place where you write your competition answers and and all your other comments and questions you want to answer. All comments are pre-moderated so it might take a couple of hours before you see them. The competition is a bit different and we don't publish the comments with competition answers until after it closes on Monday night. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
24/11/2015 22:39
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome to Premier Skills English salwaelzeny! Yes, this is the place where you write your competition answers and and all your other comments and questions you want to answer. All comments are pre-moderated so it might take a couple of hours before you see them. The competition is a bit different and we don't publish the comments with competition answers until after it closes on Monday night. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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e2_Vidal
23/11/2015
CO
23
points

West Ham United Football Club


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e2_Vidal
23/11/2015 21:51
Colombia
Manchester City
23

West Ham United Football Club

leartsopi
23/11/2015
XK
19
points

Ellie's favourite team is West Ham United


leartsopi
23/11/2015 17:08
Kosovo
Liverpool
19

Ellie's favourite team is West Ham United

Dragana84
23/11/2015
BA
7
points

Hello! My name is Dragana and I am from Doboj - small city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My friend Jelena told me for your site and that I can get Samsung Galaxy Tab here. She also told me that you need some fan of Stoke City football club, so here I am - first fan of Stoke City on your site! :) Truth to say, I'm a girl and I'm not watching football at all. In my country it's not common for girls to love football, but I would like to improve my English with your lessons and maybe to win this wonderful tablet! So, we will see, maybe I'll start to watch football with you. ;) And of course, answer to this week's riddle is West Ham United!


Dragana84
23/11/2015 16:11
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stoke City
7

Hello! My name is Dragana and I am from Doboj - small city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My friend Jelena told me for your site and that I can get Samsung Galaxy Tab here. She also told me that you need some fan of Stoke City football club, so here I am - first fan of Stoke City on your site! :) Truth to say, I'm a girl and I'm not watching football at all. In my country it's not common for girls to love football, but I would like to improve my English with your lessons and maybe to win this wonderful tablet! So, we will see, maybe I'll start to watch football with you. ;) And of course, answer to this week's riddle is West Ham United!

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Rich
24/11/2015
ES
594
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Dragana84! Thanks for hearing our call for Stoke City fans - there are actually a couple of you now, which is great! Don't worry if you are not a big football fan we have lots of content that is not directly about football - maybe try watching an episode of The English Game and tell us what you think. You can find it by going to skills>watch>The English Game. Good luck in the competition! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
24/11/2015 22:44
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome to Premier Skills English Dragana84! Thanks for hearing our call for Stoke City fans - there are actually a couple of you now, which is great! Don't worry if you are not a big football fan we have lots of content that is not directly about football - maybe try watching an episode of The English Game and tell us what you think. You can find it by going to skills>watch>The English Game. Good luck in the competition! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Natka
23/11/2015
RU
279
points

Hello! I have a question to Rich and Jack . First I noticed that Rich said "Sorry, you’ve lost me ...." when Jack told about Flamini's business. If I say "I've lost...." does it have the same meaning?
Jack said "......400 people make a living from his project". I don't understand clealy this expression.
I've heard about global warming. It's a big issue for every country. How to stop the increasing of carbon dioxide? It's a key issue nowdays. Let government and specialists take desitions how to be eco-friendly in this situation. It is very good that Flamini thinks about earth's problems. He is a great man! The more such eco-friendly projects and business the better our life. I don't know what to do. I can only save water, collect old things and plastic bags. Thank you.


Natka
23/11/2015 16:00
Russia
Chelsea
279

Hello! I have a question to Rich and Jack . First I noticed that Rich said "Sorry, you’ve lost me ...." when Jack told about Flamini's business. If I say "I've lost...." does it have the same meaning?
Jack said "......400 people make a living from his project". I don't understand clealy this expression.
I've heard about global warming. It's a big issue for every country. How to stop the increasing of carbon dioxide? It's a key issue nowdays. Let government and specialists take desitions how to be eco-friendly in this situation. It is very good that Flamini thinks about earth's problems. He is a great man! The more such eco-friendly projects and business the better our life. I don't know what to do. I can only save water, collect old things and plastic bags. Thank you.

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Rich
23/11/2015
ES
594
points

Hi Natka, 'You've lost me' is an expression to mean 'I'm confused and I don't understand what you are talking about'. 'I've lost' has a more literal meaning e.g. 'I've lost my keys'. 'I'm lost' means you don't know where you are e.g. 'Excuse me, I'm lost can you tell me the way to the football stadium, please'. 'To make a living' means to earn enough money from something to support yourself and your family economically. So, 400 people make a living from his project, but they may not be employed by the project directly, they could make a living from selling to the people who do work there for example. Hope that helps.


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Rich
23/11/2015 22:29
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Natka, 'You've lost me' is an expression to mean 'I'm confused and I don't understand what you are talking about'. 'I've lost' has a more literal meaning e.g. 'I've lost my keys'. 'I'm lost' means you don't know where you are e.g. 'Excuse me, I'm lost can you tell me the way to the football stadium, please'. 'To make a living' means to earn enough money from something to support yourself and your family economically. So, 400 people make a living from his project, but they may not be employed by the project directly, they could make a living from selling to the people who do work there for example. Hope that helps.

Natka
25/11/2015
RU
279
points

Thank you Rich. Good expression. They are idioms I think.


Natka
25/11/2015 16:49
Russia
Chelsea
279

Thank you Rich. Good expression. They are idioms I think.

Habib ur Rahman
23/11/2015
PK
76
points

Every living thing on earth love peaceful and comfortable environment noise is undesireable sound that destroys the peace of human’s minds. Plenty of traffic on the road in shape of cars, bikes, rickshaws and other vehicles are the main factors for noise pollution that are destroying the peace of people of Pakistan. Noise pollution is really common in Pakistan. With fast increase of population this environmental problem is continuously increasing day by day in Pakistan.


Habib ur Rahman
23/11/2015 13:33
Pakistan
Norwich City
76

Every living thing on earth love peaceful and comfortable environment noise is undesireable sound that destroys the peace of human’s minds. Plenty of traffic on the road in shape of cars, bikes, rickshaws and other vehicles are the main factors for noise pollution that are destroying the peace of people of Pakistan. Noise pollution is really common in Pakistan. With fast increase of population this environmental problem is continuously increasing day by day in Pakistan.

Natka
23/11/2015
RU
279
points

Thank you Habib for the new expression - "noise pollution". I agree that this kind of pollution is everywhere. How I want to sit in a quiet place near the sea and listen to the silence)


Natka
23/11/2015 15:04
Russia
Chelsea
279

Thank you Habib for the new expression - "noise pollution". I agree that this kind of pollution is everywhere. How I want to sit in a quiet place near the sea and listen to the silence)

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Rich
23/11/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks for your comment Habib and welcome to Premier Skills English! Noise pollution is often a type of pollution that is forgotten but is a definite problem in big cities. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
23/11/2015 13:49
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks for your comment Habib and welcome to Premier Skills English! Noise pollution is often a type of pollution that is forgotten but is a definite problem in big cities. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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mahdy
23/11/2015
TN
7
points

Ellie's favourite team is West Ham


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mahdy
23/11/2015 11:23
Tunisia
Arsenal
7

Ellie's favourite team is West Ham

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Rema
23/11/2015
RS
538
points

Ellie and me have the sympathy for the same club- WEST HAM ;)


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Rema
23/11/2015 06:58
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Ellie and me have the sympathy for the same club- WEST HAM ;)

rafael24
23/11/2015
EC
64
points

The biggest environmental issue in my country is the lack of conscience and education most people have for protecting the nature, therefore, there are little recycling, a big use of water (about 300 litres per person everyday) and lots of forest fires in summer.

For helping the environment, I try to save water, grow some greens and plant trees using organic agriculture. I also travel by bike as much as I can.
The most important thing I will do this month (on november 29th) is marching in an avaaz-organized event to put pressure on global leaders who are meeting in France for making agreements about climate change. (If you want to know more, here is the link: https://www.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch/?slideshow).

Global warming is a huge issue in the whole world because it is already causing natural disasters such as floodings, heat waves and hurricanes more terrible than ever in earth's history. If we do nothing the consequences will be worse than anything we could imagine. As a teacher of mine said once: "At first, global warming creates winners and losers. Nonetheless, in the long run, there will be more losers than winners. Sadly, the losers will become the poorest people in the planet.

I remember Jake once said that Rich should have more faith in his team Liverpool. I'm writing this on Sunday's night, so I've already seen that Liverpool beat (to a pulp) to Manchester City. Finally I also advice Rich to really trust his team, and more now with Boss Klopp.


rafael24
23/11/2015 03:46
Ecuador
Manchester United
64

The biggest environmental issue in my country is the lack of conscience and education most people have for protecting the nature, therefore, there are little recycling, a big use of water (about 300 litres per person everyday) and lots of forest fires in summer.

For helping the environment, I try to save water, grow some greens and plant trees using organic agriculture. I also travel by bike as much as I can.
The most important thing I will do this month (on november 29th) is marching in an avaaz-organized event to put pressure on global leaders who are meeting in France for making agreements about climate change. (If you want to know more, here is the link: https://www.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch/?slideshow).

Global warming is a huge issue in the whole world because it is already causing natural disasters such as floodings, heat waves and hurricanes more terrible than ever in earth's history. If we do nothing the consequences will be worse than anything we could imagine. As a teacher of mine said once: "At first, global warming creates winners and losers. Nonetheless, in the long run, there will be more losers than winners. Sadly, the losers will become the poorest people in the planet.

I remember Jake once said that Rich should have more faith in his team Liverpool. I'm writing this on Sunday's night, so I've already seen that Liverpool beat (to a pulp) to Manchester City. Finally I also advice Rich to really trust his team, and more now with Boss Klopp.

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Rich
24/11/2015
ES
594
points

I will Rafael24. I promise :)


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Rich
24/11/2015 22:35
Spain
Liverpool
594

I will Rafael24. I promise :)

daniel.wiacek
22/11/2015
PL
7
points

WEST HAM is Ellie's favourite team


daniel.wiacek
22/11/2015 23:44
Poland
Southampton
7

WEST HAM is Ellie's favourite team

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Salloum
22/11/2015
SY
1308
points

Ellie’s team is West Ham United


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Salloum
22/11/2015 22:02
Syria
Manchester United
1308

Ellie’s team is West Ham United

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Leo13
22/11/2015
ES
18
points

Good night!!!

This week fan's team is...

West Ham United Football Club


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Leo13
22/11/2015 21:25
Spain
Manchester United
18

Good night!!!

This week fan's team is...

West Ham United Football Club

leartsopi
22/11/2015
XK
19
points

ellie's favourite team is west ham united


leartsopi
22/11/2015 19:56
Kosovo
Liverpool
19

ellie's favourite team is west ham united

chriswar
22/11/2015
PL
44
points

West Ham United. Ellie talks about West Ham Utd.


chriswar
22/11/2015 19:37
Poland
Leicester City
44

West Ham United. Ellie talks about West Ham Utd.

Gala.ua
22/11/2015
UA
131
points

Competition answer is West Ham United.


Gala.ua
22/11/2015 19:01
Ukraine
Liverpool
131

Competition answer is West Ham United.

Shefeek
22/11/2015
IN
1608
points

Increased greenhouse gas emissions create hole in the ozone layer causes global warming and alter the normal atmospheric temperature and weather. Climate changes have hazardous effects on human health & affect normal growth of vegetation. As a total ,atmospheric changes negatively influence the GDP of a country.


Shefeek
22/11/2015 09:37
India
Manchester United
1608

Increased greenhouse gas emissions create hole in the ozone layer causes global warming and alter the normal atmospheric temperature and weather. Climate changes have hazardous effects on human health & affect normal growth of vegetation. As a total ,atmospheric changes negatively influence the GDP of a country.

Shefeek
22/11/2015
IN
1608
points

Over usage of plastics, lack of adequate sewage plant and recycling centres , deforestation etc .. are the major threads to the ecosystem of my country. I always concern about mother nature and refrains from practices that could harm the environment. In addition, I put some green ideas into practices like domestic biogas plant and worm composting to recycle biodegradable waste. well recharging to harvest the rain water & it increases the groundwater level & We recycle the plastic as well. My father has got green fingers , so we have a number of vegetable plants in the backyard & he always follows biofarming techniques to reduce the use of harmful chemical fertilisers.


Shefeek
22/11/2015 09:05
India
Manchester United
1608

Over usage of plastics, lack of adequate sewage plant and recycling centres , deforestation etc .. are the major threads to the ecosystem of my country. I always concern about mother nature and refrains from practices that could harm the environment. In addition, I put some green ideas into practices like domestic biogas plant and worm composting to recycle biodegradable waste. well recharging to harvest the rain water & it increases the groundwater level & We recycle the plastic as well. My father has got green fingers , so we have a number of vegetable plants in the backyard & he always follows biofarming techniques to reduce the use of harmful chemical fertilisers.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6371
2Alex_from_Ukraine6155
3wsanta5014
4kwesimanifest4754
5Liubomyr4408
6elghoul3988
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71655
2Ukraine33843
3Serbia27078
4Spain24219
5Brazil21487
6Albania20577
7Macedonia19063
8Vietnam18064
9Turkey16344
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United129828
2Liverpool97943
3Chelsea81625
4Arsenal77632
5Manchester City48495
6Tottenham Hotspur14177
7Leicester City12430
8Newcastle United9872
9Leeds United5930
10West Ham United5319

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Practise your listening skills.

Learn some new football vocabulary. 

Learn vocabulary about the environment.