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Podcast 31

Podcast 31

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In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack talk about Christmas and the New Year holidays. The language focus is phrases you can use to make resolutions. We also have news about our new Premier League Prediction competition, where you can win a Premier League shirt and we also have our latest riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition!

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast above smiley

  2. Listen to Debbie, this week's Premier League fan.

  3. Guess Debbie'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 smiley

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

In this podcast, Rich and Jack used some vocabulary that might be new for you. Try the activities below to see how much you understand:

"Guus Hiddink has arrived at Chelsea as the interim manager."

"I've been giving hints to my family that I'd like a new camera."

Activity 1: In this activity, look at some of the words we used in the podcast and try to match them to their definitions.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

These West Brom fans are getting ready for Christmas.

Language - Resolutions

In the podcast, Rich and Jack spoke about New Year's resolutions. Have a look at the example sentences below, then have a go at the activity. Resolutions are types of future plans. We use 'going to' + the infinitive to speak about future plans. Can you make some resolutions of your own?

"I'm going to lose some weight and do more exercise."

"I'm going to do things on time and I'm not going to procrastinate."

Activity 2: In this activity, look at the sentences that use 'going to' and have a go at the exercise.
Are the sentences correct or not?

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

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 the text at the same time.

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

Jack: Hi everyone. I’m Jack and every week we talk about football and help you with your English. The holiday season is about to arrive in the UK, so Rich and I will be taking a short break, but don’t worry, our podcasts will be back at the beginning of January. I’d like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank all of you from all over the world for listening and using the Premier Skills English website.

Rich: I all hope you’ve had a brilliant 2015 and will have an even better 2016! And to celebrate, we’ve got a fantastic football prediction competition to tell you about, but first let us tell you what’s in this week’s podcast.

Jack: This week, we’re going to talk about Christmas in the UK and New Year Resolutions and the language focus is on Christmas vocabulary and how to make a resolution. As Rich just said he’ll tell you about our football prediction competition where you can win a Premier League shirt of your choice. And, as always, we have our latest ‘What’s my Team?’ competition with another chance for you to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

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

Jack: Ah, yes. Last week it was Pete, his favourite Premier League team is Stoke City. Pete said that Stoke are the oldest team in the Premier League. They were founded in 1863, founded is the word we use to say an organisation, such as a football club or other business or institution, was started.

Rich: That’s pretty old. I wonder who they played against? Maybe they just trained together until another club was founded? Right, anyway, who is this week’s winner?

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

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

Rich: What’s been happening in the Premier League this week, Jack?

Jack: It was another exciting weekend in the Premier League. Leicester won again and extended their lead at the top of the table. Norwich beat Manchester Utd to win at Old Trafford for the first time since 1989 and become the first newly promoted team to win at Old Trafford for more than 10 years.

Rich: But the big news last week was, of course, Jose Mourinho leaving Chelsea. The champions have had a terrible start to the season and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea’s new manager can help improve their season.

Jack: Guss Hiddink has arrived as the interim manager, interim means something that lasts for a short period of time until something permanent is found.

Rich: He will be here until the end of the season. It’s the second time Hiddink has been interim manager at Chelsea. In 2009, he was interim manager for five months and helped Chelsea win the FA Cup and got them to the semi-finals of the Champions League. And he only lost one Premier League match. I think Chelsea fans would be happy with a similar result this season!

Jack: We asked you last week what things you often do in a hurry, and a lot of you wrote in with some interesting comments.

Rich: Amaral from Albania says that he’s a typical man and always does things at the last minute, which means he’s rushing about every morning. But Grigor25 from Armenia doesn’t like doing things at the last minute because there is more chance of making mistakes.

Jack: Drilol from Kosovo says that he is a procrastinator, which I think is a great word and often describes me, too. To procrastinate means to delay things you need to do and leave them until the last minute.

Rich: I imagine you are procrastinating at the moment. It’s the 22nd of December and I bet you haven’t bought anybody a Christmas present, yet?

Jack: You’re right, I haven’t. I usually leave everything until the last minute like Amaral and Drilol, but I often buy things online which makes it easier. What about you, Rich?

Rich: I’m more like Grigor25 and I have bought most of my presents already, I don’t like to do things in a hurry, but there are still a couple of things I need to buy. I will probably be rushing about on the 24th of December looking for presents and the shops will be so busy.

Jack: Thanks for all your comments and please keep writing them, we really like to read them and feel free to reply to other users comments on the website to get a conversation going. In the next section we’re going to talk a little more about Christmas and the New Year.

Rich: What are you getting for Christmas, Jack?

Jack: I have no idea, Rich. It will be a surprise, but I’ve been giving hints to my family that I’d like a new camera.

Rich: A new camera nice. We often say this phrase ‘What are you getting for Christmas/your birthday’ and it can be used for other celebrations when presents or gifts are bought, too. You can also ask questions like ‘What are you getting for your brother/sister/mother/son?’ etc.

Jack: I also used the word ‘hint’. A hint is something you say indirectly to let people know what you are thinking. And the collocation is usually ‘to give a hint’ or ‘to drop a hint’ and I’ve been dropping hints all the time. When we pass an electronics shop I am always pointing out cameras that I like and I’ve said a few times how old my camera is. Maybe they will ‘get the hint’.

Rich: I love the holidays and it’s great to spend time with family and friends, but the New Year is time to make New Year Resolutions. A resolution is a decision to do or not to do something, and many people in the UK take decisions to make big or small changes to their lives at the start of the year.

Jack: So have you made any New Year Resolutions, Rich?

Rich: I have yes. I know that I’m probably going to be eating too much during the holidays so one of my New Year Resolutions is going to be to lose some weight and I’m going to do more exercise.

Jack: I think that’s a good idea, Rich, and it is one New Year Resolution that is very popular. But the hard thing to do with New Year resolutions is to keep them up,

Rich: I think I’ll keep it up by making sure I do the same thing every week. If I have a schedule it will be much easier to keep to my new routine.

Jack: I agree. I hope you keep it up! To keep up is a phrasal verb, which means to continue doing something at the same level. So I hope Leicester City keep up their level of play this season because if they keep it up they might win the Premier League!

Rich: And I also said ‘keep to’ as in ‘keep to my new routine’. Keep to means to what you have promised or agree to do. So I hope to keep to my new routine!

Jack: Maybe you could play a bit of keepy-uppy? If you don’t know what this is, I’ve put a link to the game on the side of this page. I don’t really do resolutions but if I do make one, it will be to do things on time and I’m not going to procrastinate.

Rich: Now it’s your turn to think about New Year Resolutions. I want you to think about if you are going to make any New Year resolutions and also some resolutions in the Premier League. Can you try to answer some of these questions?

Jack: Number one: What do you think are some of the New Year resolutions for players and teams in the Premier League? What changes, big or small, do they need to make for a happier 2016?

Rich: Number two: Have you made any New Year resolutions?  Do you think they are a good idea or not?

Jack: Number three: What changes would you like to see in 2016 to make your city, your country or the world a happier place?

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 Debbie. Listen to Debbie’s riddle and try to work out what’s her team?

Debbie: Our nickname is the Toffees. We’ve never won the Premier League, but we’ve still got lots of passionate supporters. Our home city is well worth a visit if you’re a fan of music or football. Liverpool are our greatest rivals and The Merseyside Derby is one of the biggest matches of the season.

Rich: Toffee is a very popular sweet at Christmas.

Jack: Not for me, it breaks my teeth! Time for your prediction, Rich.

Jack: You predicted 1-0 to Arsenal last week, well done! You didn’t get the correct score but you predicted the right result - for the first time in ages! And, as an Arsenal fan, my Christmas will be a lot happier, too!

Rich: Lots and lots of you predicted an Arsenal win like me but surprisingly no one predicted that Arsenal would win 2-1.

Jack:Nikosonris from Ukraine, Elghoul and Mahfoudh Bensari from Algeria, Maznanda from Indonesia, Fofo2015 from Saudi Arabia, Aragorn1986 from Montenegro, Michelterzikhan, Gugo and Heaton555 from Armenia, Besian from Kosovo and this week’s winner of our ‘what’s my team?’ competition - Nikens from Russia all predicted a win for the Gunners so well done to you!

Rich: This week, I don’t have one prediction for you, but six predictions! Christmas and New Year is a time for relaxation and family for most people in the UK but for the Premier League it’s the busiest time of year and to celebrate we have a new competition for you.

Jack: We would like you to predict 6 Premier League matches over the holidays and if you are the winner of our prediction league you will win a P remier League shirt.

Rich: What do you have to do? You have to look on our Christmas in the Premier League article, I’ve put a link on the side of this page and it is also on our homepage. Look for the Prediction Competiton and make your predictions.

Jack:Write your predictions in the comments section and we will put your predictions in the league table on the page. You get one point for the correct result and three points for the correct score. If you finish above me, Rich and the other players from around the world you will be our prediction champion.

Rich: Remember! You need to post your predictions before 24:00 UK time on the 23rd of December, in the comments section, if you want to enter the competition. Good luck to everyone!

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, your answers to our questions about resolutions, 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.

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What do you think?

What do you think some of the New Year's resolutions for players and teams in the Premier League are going to be?
Have you made any New Year's resolutions? Do you think they are a good idea?
What changes would you like to see in 2016, to make your city, country, or the world, a better place?
 
Remember to enter our prediction competition on the Christmas in the Premier League page.
 
And, write your competition answers in the comments section below. Good luck!

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gil_foot
16/09/2022
FR
566
points

Jamie Vardy's New Year resolution is to score even more goals in the second part of the season :)


gil_foot
16/09/2022 07:48
France
Arsenal
566

Jamie Vardy's New Year resolution is to score even more goals in the second part of the season :)

gil_foot
16/09/2022
FR
566
points

I'd like to change my evening routine, I'd like to read more before going to sleep


gil_foot
16/09/2022 07:47
France
Arsenal
566

I'd like to change my evening routine, I'd like to read more before going to sleep

gil_foot
16/09/2022
FR
566
points

I made a New Year resolution, I will keep it up with my workout routine 4 times a week


gil_foot
16/09/2022 07:34
France
Arsenal
566

I made a New Year resolution, I will keep it up with my workout routine 4 times a week

gil_foot
16/09/2022
FR
566
points

Debbie's favorite team is Everton (nickname's Toffee)


gil_foot
16/09/2022 07:25
France
Arsenal
566

Debbie's favorite team is Everton (nickname's Toffee)

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hsn
20/05/2021
TR
5535
points

TASK

• I think Premier League players and teams decided to improve their playing football style and aim running team work and best efforts.

• I think, New Year's resolutions are good idea. Promising herself/himself to do something beneficial and keep it to during the year is a best way to achieve something.

• I'd like to see oppressed people became free and in a good conditions. Environmental issues, poverty and immigration problems should be solved and humanity should share sources of the world fairly.

PHRASES

• I'm not used to procrastinate doing daily things. I always in a hurry. I believe that especially making decision must be delayed for a little bit time and I should to keep up this attitude.

• What are you getting for my birthday-:) Could you give me a hint?

• I'm on diet and I keep to not eat and drink the whole day.


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hsn
20/05/2021 18:14
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5535

TASK

• I think Premier League players and teams decided to improve their playing football style and aim running team work and best efforts.

• I think, New Year's resolutions are good idea. Promising herself/himself to do something beneficial and keep it to during the year is a best way to achieve something.

• I'd like to see oppressed people became free and in a good conditions. Environmental issues, poverty and immigration problems should be solved and humanity should share sources of the world fairly.

PHRASES

• I'm not used to procrastinate doing daily things. I always in a hurry. I believe that especially making decision must be delayed for a little bit time and I should to keep up this attitude.

• What are you getting for my birthday-:) Could you give me a hint?

• I'm on diet and I keep to not eat and drink the whole day.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020
UA
6296
points

In 2021 I'd like to see peace in Ukraine and establishment of new friendly relations with Russia. It should be done for the children of both countries' sake. 


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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020 17:54
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

In 2021 I'd like to see peace in Ukraine and establishment of new friendly relations with Russia. It should be done for the children of both countries' sake. 

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020
UA
6296
points

Procrastination is the mother of oblivion. :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020 17:48
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

Procrastination is the mother of oblivion. :-)

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mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6511
points

Debbie's fvourite team is Everton , The Liverpool Merseyside rivals :)


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mobeckham
08/05/2020 21:53
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Debbie's fvourite team is Everton , The Liverpool Merseyside rivals :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6511
points

In my city , I'd like to plant more trees and smell fresher air away from pollution :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020 21:52
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

In my city , I'd like to plant more trees and smell fresher air away from pollution :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6511
points

To see all people live in peace and harmony :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020 21:51
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

To see all people live in peace and harmony :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I made a new year resolution before to read more Quran and be more patient and motivated
Thanks God I was successful in both my personal and social life :)


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mobeckham
08/05/2020 21:50
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I made a new year resolution before to read more Quran and be more patient and motivated
Thanks God I was successful in both my personal and social life :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6511
points

Leicester players wanted to keep up their running start at the PL and Manchester United would fire Louis Van Gaal :)


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mobeckham
08/05/2020 21:49
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Leicester players wanted to keep up their running start at the PL and Manchester United would fire Louis Van Gaal :)

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MES
03/02/2017
AM
684
points

excellent


MES's picture
MES
03/02/2017 18:04
Armenia
Manchester United
684

excellent

MES's picture
MES
03/02/2017
AM
684
points

one more


MES's picture
MES
03/02/2017 18:02
Armenia
Manchester United
684

one more

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kwesimanifest
26/07/2016
GH
4768
points

I would like to see a reduction or an end to terrorism and racism in the world


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
26/07/2016 11:00
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I would like to see a reduction or an end to terrorism and racism in the world

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
26/07/2016
GH
4768
points

I made my new year resolutionsales and with almost half year done in will rate myself 37%. Hopeful for a 80% achievement by the end of the year


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kwesimanifest
26/07/2016 10:59
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I made my new year resolutionsales and with almost half year done in will rate myself 37%. Hopeful for a 80% achievement by the end of the year

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
26/07/2016
GH
4768
points

Players would like to win more games and lift the trophy


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
26/07/2016 10:56
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Players would like to win more games and lift the trophy

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
26/07/2016
GH
4768
points

It's fun to watch the premier league during Christmas times


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
26/07/2016 10:28
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

It's fun to watch the premier league during Christmas times

englishman
26/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

yes I do it for you


englishman
26/06/2016 15:29
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes I do it for you

englishman
26/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

thanks


englishman
26/06/2016 15:27
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

thanks

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HakanUslu1881
31/01/2016
TR
1761
points

no I don't


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HakanUslu1881
31/01/2016 23:34
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

no I don't

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alimiloud
30/01/2016
DZ
160
points

Debbie's favourite team is Everton Football Club


alimiloud's picture
alimiloud
30/01/2016 00:23
Algeria
Chelsea
160

Debbie's favourite team is Everton Football Club

burazer's picture
burazer
14/01/2016
RS
64
points

Everton


burazer's picture
burazer
14/01/2016 08:28
Serbia
Manchester United
64

Everton

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michelterzikhan
05/01/2016
AM
615
points

The new year resolution is one of my favorite decisions, as I always do challenge myself to fulfill what I said in front of my friends and relatives during the new year celebration,
anyhow, As Armenia is becoming a very promising market for the IT companies . I have decided to learn a programming language ..I mean the C sharp,

Meanwhile, this is a call for my compatriots to shape up in order to lift the Armenia's ranking in the Premier skills English leader-board's to top 5 !.


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
05/01/2016 18:17
Armenia
Chelsea
615

The new year resolution is one of my favorite decisions, as I always do challenge myself to fulfill what I said in front of my friends and relatives during the new year celebration,
anyhow, As Armenia is becoming a very promising market for the IT companies . I have decided to learn a programming language ..I mean the C sharp,

Meanwhile, this is a call for my compatriots to shape up in order to lift the Armenia's ranking in the Premier skills English leader-board's to top 5 !.

nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
05/01/2016
LY
145
points

I've answered Everton FC, for the last podcast "31", Is't true or not?
could you tell me guys.


nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
05/01/2016 09:15
Libya
Arsenal
145

I've answered Everton FC, for the last podcast "31", Is't true or not?
could you tell me guys.

admin's picture
admin
05/01/2016
GB
560
points

Hi Nalssgair

Yes - I have published the new podcast today and the answer is Everton

Thanks

Jack


admin's picture
admin
05/01/2016 20:32
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Nalssgair

Yes - I have published the new podcast today and the answer is Everton

Thanks

Jack

nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
07/01/2016
LY
145
points

Thank you very much


nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
07/01/2016 07:23
Libya
Arsenal
145

Thank you very much

nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
04/01/2016
LY
145
points

Everton F.C


nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
04/01/2016 22:00
Libya
Arsenal
145

Everton F.C

Carol_T
04/01/2016
IT
13
points

The answer is Everton.


Carol_T
04/01/2016 11:51
Italy
Chelsea
13

The answer is Everton.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/01/2016
PS
3705
points

The answer of what is my team competition is Everton F.C


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/01/2016 19:50
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The answer of what is my team competition is Everton F.C

kogut's picture
kogut
01/01/2016
UA
44
points

Everton


kogut's picture
kogut
01/01/2016 12:33
Ukraine
Liverpool
44

Everton

Gerdo
01/01/2016
IT
79
points

Everton F.C.


Gerdo
01/01/2016 10:38
Italy
Manchester City
79

Everton F.C.

nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
31/12/2015
LY
145
points

Everton Football Club.


nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
31/12/2015 21:14
Libya
Arsenal
145

Everton Football Club.

tiko1992
31/12/2015
AM
36
points

This week's team is FC Everton.


tiko1992
31/12/2015 12:34
Armenia
Manchester City
36

This week's team is FC Everton.

tiko1992
31/12/2015
AM
36
points

I think Man City needs to make a resolution to change their style of play in the New Year and play more stable than previously since they have enough squad depth. I really hope Guardiola can help us to achieve this. Looking forward to his appointment as a new manager.


tiko1992
31/12/2015 12:32
Armenia
Manchester City
36

I think Man City needs to make a resolution to change their style of play in the New Year and play more stable than previously since they have enough squad depth. I really hope Guardiola can help us to achieve this. Looking forward to his appointment as a new manager.

tiko1992
31/12/2015
AM
36
points

I believe you always require to make resolutions for future as it helps to organize your life and use your time efficiently. My resolution for the coming year is to work hard on my English skills. I am going to find me a job during the next year and good English knowledge is really necessary for the position I am going to apply.


tiko1992
31/12/2015 12:26
Armenia
Manchester City
36

I believe you always require to make resolutions for future as it helps to organize your life and use your time efficiently. My resolution for the coming year is to work hard on my English skills. I am going to find me a job during the next year and good English knowledge is really necessary for the position I am going to apply.

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haydi
29/12/2015
TN
3189
points

Hello Rich, Hello Jack, I apologize for my absence not justified. I was so busy and I could not focus on learning English. You remember wen I told you, I'm on Unit 5 of lower-intermediate, I'm still there, even I'm not finishing this unit. All what I did is putting English siteweb that I find in fb or other link, especially Britishcouncil pages in my favorite bar. May be you say that I will never be in this siteweb since I won the tablet. it's not true, I'm here to learn and practice English, especially to practice writing. The fact that we know there is someone who read what we write presents for us a big motivation, even you don't respond all our writings. I want to thank you for the prize, I'm so excited. It's my first time that I use touchscreen device. By the way, I have passed an English level test and guess what I have : a B2 level, same level in grammar, vocabulary and writing (fill the blank). But I dont' feel confident when I write, and the big challenge now is getting better in listening, I want to respond questions without seeing transcript. It will be difficult, but of course not impossible. Thank you again. Merry Christmas.


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haydi
29/12/2015 17:11
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hello Rich, Hello Jack, I apologize for my absence not justified. I was so busy and I could not focus on learning English. You remember wen I told you, I'm on Unit 5 of lower-intermediate, I'm still there, even I'm not finishing this unit. All what I did is putting English siteweb that I find in fb or other link, especially Britishcouncil pages in my favorite bar. May be you say that I will never be in this siteweb since I won the tablet. it's not true, I'm here to learn and practice English, especially to practice writing. The fact that we know there is someone who read what we write presents for us a big motivation, even you don't respond all our writings. I want to thank you for the prize, I'm so excited. It's my first time that I use touchscreen device. By the way, I have passed an English level test and guess what I have : a B2 level, same level in grammar, vocabulary and writing (fill the blank). But I dont' feel confident when I write, and the big challenge now is getting better in listening, I want to respond questions without seeing transcript. It will be difficult, but of course not impossible. Thank you again. Merry Christmas.

admin's picture
admin
30/12/2015
GB
560
points

Hello Haydi

You do not need to apologise! We are delighted to have you visit the site, but it should never be a chore - I hope that you always enjoy your time improving your English on Premier Skills English. I'm also really happy to hear that you are enjoying your prize and that it is helping you improve your English. There are loads of great apps you can download. There are the British Council apps (of course) and there are also fantastic tools like Evernote which is great for recording vocabulary.

Thanks again and merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Jack


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admin
30/12/2015 13:48
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hello Haydi

You do not need to apologise! We are delighted to have you visit the site, but it should never be a chore - I hope that you always enjoy your time improving your English on Premier Skills English. I'm also really happy to hear that you are enjoying your prize and that it is helping you improve your English. There are loads of great apps you can download. There are the British Council apps (of course) and there are also fantastic tools like Evernote which is great for recording vocabulary.

Thanks again and merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Jack

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haydi
30/12/2015
TN
3189
points

thank you Jack. Happy new year 2016.


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haydi
30/12/2015 14:30
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

thank you Jack. Happy new year 2016.

Rema's picture
Rema
29/12/2015
RS
538
points

Congratulations to Nikens :)


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Rema
29/12/2015 10:55
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Congratulations to Nikens :)

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VerdMead96
28/12/2015
PL
146
points

Debbie’s team is Everton. Good luck to everyone!


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VerdMead96
28/12/2015 22:34
Poland
Manchester United
146

Debbie’s team is Everton. Good luck to everyone!

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Ana1
28/12/2015
RS
82
points

My answer on the riddle is Everton.


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Ana1
28/12/2015 19:47
Serbia
Manchester United
82

My answer on the riddle is Everton.

Rema's picture
Rema
28/12/2015
RS
538
points

Debbie is Everton's fan.


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Rema
28/12/2015 17:18
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Debbie is Everton's fan.

Natka
28/12/2015
RU
279
points

Hi Rich! Happy NEW YEAR! You say - "I know that I’m probably going to be eating too much during the holidays so one of my New Year Resolutions is going to be to lose some weight and I’m going to do more exercise" Answer my question, please. 1) Why you say "be eating"? I am going to eat too much - incorrect? 2) Why "to be to lose"? Passive form? Thank you a lot.


Natka
28/12/2015 16:26
Russia
Chelsea
279

Hi Rich! Happy NEW YEAR! You say - "I know that I’m probably going to be eating too much during the holidays so one of my New Year Resolutions is going to be to lose some weight and I’m going to do more exercise" Answer my question, please. 1) Why you say "be eating"? I am going to eat too much - incorrect? 2) Why "to be to lose"? Passive form? Thank you a lot.

Natka
28/12/2015
RU
279
points

"WHAT'S MY TEAM COMPETITION" - I think that Everton's nickname is the 'Toffees'. I am right I suppose.


Natka
28/12/2015 16:15
Russia
Chelsea
279

"WHAT'S MY TEAM COMPETITION" - I think that Everton's nickname is the 'Toffees'. I am right I suppose.

Natka
28/12/2015
RU
279
points

Hi everybody! Happy New Year! I wish you the brilliant 2016. Let the presents you have got make you happy and your relatives, husbands, wives " get your hints" . Have a nice time with your family and friends. Be healthy and merry.
I think players are going to train hard in 2016 as usually after a short break with their families and after that they certainly performe in a normal way. Players should score the fantastic goals not in a hurry but listen to attentively their coaches and bosses and play well without broken legs and arms. I also wish less fights and dangerous situations in the stadium. As for me I am going to lose some weight like Rich. I want to be healthier and happier. I am going to keep it up today. I haven't eaten pies and cakes today at my job. And I feel myself a hero). Really!!! I want 2016 bring a lot of smily faces to my city and I don't want the war. Peace and friendship between countries, let people travel in every part of the the WORLD without fear.


Natka
28/12/2015 16:12
Russia
Chelsea
279

Hi everybody! Happy New Year! I wish you the brilliant 2016. Let the presents you have got make you happy and your relatives, husbands, wives " get your hints" . Have a nice time with your family and friends. Be healthy and merry.
I think players are going to train hard in 2016 as usually after a short break with their families and after that they certainly performe in a normal way. Players should score the fantastic goals not in a hurry but listen to attentively their coaches and bosses and play well without broken legs and arms. I also wish less fights and dangerous situations in the stadium. As for me I am going to lose some weight like Rich. I want to be healthier and happier. I am going to keep it up today. I haven't eaten pies and cakes today at my job. And I feel myself a hero). Really!!! I want 2016 bring a lot of smily faces to my city and I don't want the war. Peace and friendship between countries, let people travel in every part of the the WORLD without fear.

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admin
05/01/2016
GB
560
points

Hi Natka

These are some brilliant resolutions and wishes for 2016. 

Jack


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admin
05/01/2016 20:31
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Natka

These are some brilliant resolutions and wishes for 2016. 

Jack

SasaDj
28/12/2015
BA
58
points

Answer to this week's riddle is Everton!


SasaDj
28/12/2015 07:16
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
58

Answer to this week's riddle is Everton!

jsanrio
28/12/2015
CO
2
points

Hi.

Debbie's favourite team Everton


jsanrio
28/12/2015 02:19
Colombia
Chelsea
2

Hi.

Debbie's favourite team Everton

Gala.ua
27/12/2015
UA
131
points

Everton


Gala.ua
27/12/2015 22:43
Ukraine
Liverpool
131

Everton

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