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Podcast 45 - Captains

Podcast 45 - Captains

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In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack talk about all the latest news from the Premier League and the qualities needed to be a great Premier League captain. The language focus is on the words and phrases we use to talk about leaders and leadership qualities.

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

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

"Leicester City and West Ham might say they got a bargain last summer when they bought N’Golo Kante and Dimitri Payet."

"West Ham dropped two points when they could only draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace."

Activity 1: In this activity, have a look at the vocabulary and try to match it to the correct definition.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Patrick Viera and Roy Keane were two great Premier League captains.

Arsenal's Patrick Viera and Manchester Utd's Roy Keane were two great Premier League captains.

Language - Leadership Qualities

In the podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about some Premier League captains and the qualities you need to have to be a good captain. They used some expressions to describe good captains:

"I think Wes Morgan sets a fantastic example."   To set an example = to behave in a way that you would like other people to copy

"Ledley King was a good role model, on and off the pitch at Tottenham."  A role model = a person who behaves in a way that other people copy

Rich and Jack used adjectives when describing different Premier League captain's but qualities are nouns so they changed the adjective to a noun. It's very useful to learn as many deifferent parts of a word as you can. Take a look at the words from the podcast in the table below. How would you use these words in different sentences?

Word Formation

Adjective Noun Verb Adverb
determined determination determine determinedly
  leadership lead  
passionate passion   passionately
committed commitment commit  
organised organisation organise  

 

When you change a word from an adjective to a noun or from a verb to an adverb the beginning of the word usually stays the same but the end of the word changes. 

If you want to practise more word formation exercises, have a go at the activity below or have a look at our Learn English Teens website for more information and practice.

Activity 2: It's important to know when to use the correct part of speech in a sentence (verb, adverb, noun, adjective etc.). In this activity, read the sentence and then write the correct form of the word.
Can you write the correct part of speech?

Steven Gerrard and John Terry played many Premier League matches as Liverpool and Chelsea captains.

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.

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.

Rich: This week, we’re going to talk about the latest news from the Premier League and some of the best ever Premier League captains. The language focus is on words and phrases we use to describe leaders and captains.

Jack: And later, Rich will make this week’s Premier League prediction and we have another football phrase for you to guess in our football vocabulary game.

Rich: Leicester are now 7 points clear at the top of the table with only 6 matches of the Premier League season to go. What a time for their captain - Wes Morgan to score his first goal of the season.

Jack: Yes, a great time and a great result for the Foxes! We’ll be speaking more about the race for the title, Wes Morgan and captains later on.

Rich: We had a new football phrase for you to guess last week. I think it was quite difficult so well done to those of you who got it right.

Jack: Well done to Elghoul from Algeria and Nikosonris from Ukraine - both of you got it right straightaway!

Rich: And well done to AssemJuve from Palestine and Aragorn1986 from Montenegro, too. You didn’t get it straightaway but you kept guessing and got the answer in the end!

Jack: And the phrase was - bullet header, meaning a really fast header that doesn’t give the goalie any chance to save it. We’ll have another football phrase for you later on.

Rich: In last week’s podcast, we asked you to name the best ever players from different continents and we got some interesting answers.

Jack: It would be really hard to pick the best from these players but they would make a great team although we might need a goalkeeper.

Rich: From Africa you said: George Weah, Hacene Lalmas, Abedi Pele and Didier Drogba.

Jack: From Asia you said: Keisuke Honda, Bum-Gun Cha - cor, with a name like that, I wish he’d played in the Premier League, and Hidetoshi Nakata.

Rich: And from South America you said : Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, and Lionel Messi.

Jack: From Europe you said: Alessandro Del Piero, Cristiano Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, and  Zinedine Zidane.

Rich: And in our vote on the best ever European player… you chose Zinedine Zidane. The French midfielder got 31% of your votes with Johan Cruyff and Cristiano Ronaldo a long way back in second and third place.

Jack: We’ve got another vote on our Player of the Week article. Just go to the article about Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante on our homepage and choose who you think is this season’s biggest bargain.

Rich: ‘Bargain’ that’s quite a difficult word. It means something that you buy for less than what it is worth or valued.

Jack: So, if you see a TV in the supermarket and it was £200 a few weeks ago but it’s only £80 today, you might say that it’s a bargain.

Rich: And Leicester City and West Ham might say they got a bargain last summer when they bought N’Golo Kante and Dimitri Payet.

Jack: If they sold them now, they would sell for much more than what they paid for them.

Rich: Last week we also asked you to tell us how to do something. Thanks to HakanUslu1881 from Turkey, Aragorn1986 and Elghoul for their descriptions of different football actions.

Jack: And thanks also to Kwesimanifest from Ghana for telling us how to make a vest out of an unwanted shirt, Rafael24 from Ecuador for his instructions on how to plant a tree, and Haydi from Tunisia for her couscous recipe. Rich has told me that he’ll be cooking couscous on Friday!

Rich: What’s the latest from the Premier League, Jack?

Jack: The Premier League is very exciting at the moment and every match is important either for the Premier League title, the race for the Champions League or the battle for survival at the bottom of the table.

Rich: Rafa Benitez hasn’t had the best start as Newcastle manager, has he?

Jack: No, Norwich beat Newcastle 3-2 with a last minute winner that keeps the Canaries outside the bottom three and leaves the Magpies in big trouble.

Rich: It’s going to be very interesting to see who gets fourth place and the last Champions League spot, too.

Jack: It looks like it’s between the two Manchester clubs and West Ham for fourth. Utd beat Everton, and City looked good beating Bournemouth 4-0 away from home, but West Ham dropped two points when they could only draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace. Payet scored another amazing free-kick in that one!

Rich: It’s looking exciting at the top of the table, isn’t it?

Jack: On Saturday,  Arsenal had a great weekend and won 4-0 against Watford but Spurs dropped two points because they could only draw 1-1 with Liverpool. Then on Sunday, Leicester got a 1-0 win against Southampton that puts them 7 points clear with 6 matches to play. Did you watch the Leicester match, Rich?

Rich: Yes, I did. Another 1-0 win for Leicester, that’s five in the last six matches. It’s not pretty but it’s effective. Another clean sheet shows that Leicester have a great defence.

Jack: And Leicester’s captain, Wes Morgan, is at the heart of that defence. And it was Morgan who also scored the winning goal against Southampton.

Rich: Morgan is a great captain and leader, I think he sets a fantastic example. The week before, he played two matches for Jamaica, his national team, in home and away matches against Costa Rica, and when he returned home he was sick and it looked like he wouldn’t play against Southampton.

Jack: But he did play and he scored the winner. Morgan said after the game that he had been quite ill the day before and wasn’t sure if he could play.

Rich: But, he said that he wanted to play and had to get through it. Morgan has played every minute of every Premier League match for Leicester this season - only Leicester’s goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, has done the same.  

Jack: And he’s more or less played two seasons without a break - that shows he’s really committed and sets a good example.

Rich: That’s right. He played for Jamaica in two international tournaments last summer, which meant he’s hardly had a break. Managers often complain that players have too many games but Morgan shows that you don’t need too many holidays!  

Jack: Leading by example is one way to be a great captain. The fitness and stamina that Morgan has shown this season is something all players should try to copy.

Rich: There have been some great captains in the Premier League; Steven Gerrard at Liverpool led by example by scoring in big matches and was always very passionate, John Terry has organised the Chelsea defence for 12 years as captain, and Ledley King was a great role model on and off the pitch at Tottenham.

Jack: I think two captains I remember well are Patrick Viera at Arsenal and Roy Keane at Manchester Utd. There were lots of battles between them. Viera had great leadership qualities and was captain of the invincibles back in 2003/04.

Rich: I have to say that Roy Keane was a great captain. He was really determined and failure was never an option for Keane. He was always 100% committed.

Jack: Who is the best ever Premier League captain? I’m not sure, we’ll leave it for you to decide in this week’s vote. It’s at the bottom of the page.

Rich: We used a lot of vocabulary to talk about captains in the last section. One phrase that Jack used to speak about Patrick Viera was ‘leadership qualities’. The qualities needed to be a good leader.

Jack: You said that Roy Keane was always determined. When you are determined you are not going to let anybody stop you or get in your way.

Rich: So, we could say that the noun ‘determination’ is an important quality to be a good leader.

Jack: You also said that Keane was committed. If you are committed you work hard for something because you strongly believe in it.

Rich: We can add the noun ‘commitment’ to the qualities needed to be a good leader. I also said John Terry was a good organiser so we could add ‘organisation’ or ‘organisational skills’ to the list of leadership qualities.

Jack: And you said Steven Gerrard was passionate which means he shows strong feelings so maybe ‘passion’ is also important. And Ledley King was a great role model which means someone that you want to copy because you admire them.

Rich: So we’ve got quite a few different ways to describe a good captain or leader, which leads us to this week’s questions. Question 1: Who is the best captain in Premier League history? Why? Who is the best captain ever?

Jack: Question 2: What qualities does a good captain or leader need?

Rich: Question 3: Do you have good leadership qualities? Why / why not? Do you know someone with good leadership qualities? Can you describe what makes him or her a great leader?

Jack: And remember, if you want us to correct your comments just write ‘correct me’ at the beginning of your message.

Rich: Right, do you have a new football phrase for our listeners to guess, Jack?

Jack: Yes, I do. This week’s football phrase is clean sheet and if you’ve listened to all of the podcast you should have heard this phrase. It means to finish a game without conceding a goal. Leicester City now have five clean sheets in their last six matches. They might not have scored lots of goals recently but if they continue to keep clean sheets they will surely be Champions in May.

Rich: I think that’s a good phrase to learn if you don’t know it. It’s quite common.

Jack: Now it’s time for your prediction. I saw that your prediction wasn’t quite right last week. In fact, the only person to predict a draw between Liverpool and Spurs was Aragorn1986 from Montenegro - well done to you! Have you got a prediction for us, Rich?

Rich: Yes I have. This week’s big match is Spurs again and this weekend they are up against Manchester Utd. Both teams need three points for different reasons. Tottenham are trying to catch Leicester at the top and Utd are trying to catch City for fourth place and Champions League qualification. I think both teams will be unhappy as I don’t think there will be any goals in this one. Final score: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Manchester Utd

Jack: Right, anyway that’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to our questions, your predictions and anything you want to say 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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In this week’s podcast we spoke about captains and the qualities you need to be a good leader.

  1. Who is the best captain in Premier League history? Why? Who is the best captain ever of your club, or your country?

  2. What qualities does a good captain or leader need?

  3. Do you have good leadership qualities? Why/why not? Do you know someone with good leadership qualities? Can you describe what makes him or her a great leader?

​Rich predicts that Tottenham and Manchester Utd will draw 0-0 in this weekend's big Premier League match. Do you agree?

Remember to write your predictions, your guess at this week's football phrase and answers to the questions above in the comments section below.
If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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gil_foot
17/10/2022
FR
566
points

I think a have some leadership qualities for sure like: determination, commitment, organisation. But I remember a CEO from a former company, he had all these qualities and when he spoke, he was listened by everyone...


gil_foot
17/10/2022 08:39
France
Arsenal
566

I think a have some leadership qualities for sure like: determination, commitment, organisation. But I remember a CEO from a former company, he had all these qualities and when he spoke, he was listened by everyone...

gil_foot
17/10/2022
FR
566
points

What qualities?
Leadership, commitment and determination


gil_foot
17/10/2022 08:37
France
Arsenal
566

What qualities?
Leadership, commitment and determination

gil_foot
17/10/2022
FR
566
points

As an Arsenal's fan and as a French guy, I would say Patrick Vieira is the best captain ever for Arsenal. The leadership from this player was insane.


gil_foot
17/10/2022 08:35
France
Arsenal
566

As an Arsenal's fan and as a French guy, I would say Patrick Vieira is the best captain ever for Arsenal. The leadership from this player was insane.

gil_foot
17/10/2022
FR
566
points

In my point of view, Steven Gerard is the best captain in Premier League history... I remembered him playing for Liverpool and scored a lot of important goals...


gil_foot
17/10/2022 08:33
France
Arsenal
566

In my point of view, Steven Gerard is the best captain in Premier League history... I remembered him playing for Liverpool and scored a lot of important goals...

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hsn
01/02/2021
TR
5527
points

1-In my opinion Steven Gerrard was the best captain in U.K. as well as deceased Metin Oktay in my country. Both of them have had same qualities such as being gentlemanly player, hard-working, respect to his rivals, playing sightly football.

2- I think, leadership qualities are described in a poem of Rudyard Kipling called “If” . to be determined and enthusiastic, self –encouragement after a failure things like this.

3- I have no good leadership qualities. But I think I’m well-disciplined and committed. I can't adapt teamwork and motivate people. There have been some colleagues who have leadership qualities.Their distinct feature is always to be calm and never get angry.


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hsn
01/02/2021 18:00
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5527

1-In my opinion Steven Gerrard was the best captain in U.K. as well as deceased Metin Oktay in my country. Both of them have had same qualities such as being gentlemanly player, hard-working, respect to his rivals, playing sightly football.

2- I think, leadership qualities are described in a poem of Rudyard Kipling called “If” . to be determined and enthusiastic, self –encouragement after a failure things like this.

3- I have no good leadership qualities. But I think I’m well-disciplined and committed. I can't adapt teamwork and motivate people. There have been some colleagues who have leadership qualities.Their distinct feature is always to be calm and never get angry.

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mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I predicted a loss for our United and it happened unfortunately because Pochetinno's side at that time was more determined


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 07:17
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I predicted a loss for our United and it happened unfortunately because Pochetinno's side at that time was more determined

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I do have some of the leadership qualities but I am not a very good leader honestly
The best leadership qualities I saw in football was in Sir Alex Ferguson's character as he was tough and tender with his players and the media


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 07:16
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I do have some of the leadership qualities but I am not a very good leader honestly
The best leadership qualities I saw in football was in Sir Alex Ferguson's character as he was tough and tender with his players and the media

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

Best qualities for the leader is
Respect
Sportsmanship
Determination
Loyalty
Passionate
Bravery
Lead by example
Role model


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 07:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Best qualities for the leader is
Respect
Sportsmanship
Determination
Loyalty
Passionate
Bravery
Lead by example
Role model

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I think he is Vincent Kompany because he is so respectful and patient
He has a great sportsmanship
In my club he is Roy Keane and Eric Cantona despite their aggresiveness , they were so passionate and committed


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 07:13
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I think he is Vincent Kompany because he is so respectful and patient
He has a great sportsmanship
In my club he is Roy Keane and Eric Cantona despite their aggresiveness , they were so passionate and committed

sabanoleg
17/10/2017
UA
2337
points

Valeriy Lobanovskiy once said"We can find a defender however we will never find a captain like Oleg Luzhny"


sabanoleg
17/10/2017 10:52
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

Valeriy Lobanovskiy once said"We can find a defender however we will never find a captain like Oleg Luzhny"

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MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016
RW
2320
points

I have Some qualities remaining to be good leader.


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016 21:03
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I have Some qualities remaining to be good leader.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016
RW
2320
points

Spurs 2-1 united


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016 20:58
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Spurs 2-1 united

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HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016
TR
1761
points

I don't agree with Rich.I believe Tottenham 1-1 Man Utd.


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HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016 00:12
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I don't agree with Rich.I believe Tottenham 1-1 Man Utd.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016
RW
2320
points

Manchester united will loose


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MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016 21:04
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Manchester united will loose

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes I know Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.He is really a visionary,confident,brave and clever leader.


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HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016 00:11
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes I know Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.He is really a visionary,confident,brave and clever leader.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016
TR
1761
points

I believe I have some good leadership qualities because I can permit,direct and make people listened to.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016 00:09
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I believe I have some good leadership qualities because I can permit,direct and make people listened to.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016
RW
2320
points

Well, keep it up


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016 21:05
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Well, keep it up

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016
TR
1761
points

I think a good captain or leader needs to be passionate,encouraging and confident.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016 00:07
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I think a good captain or leader needs to be passionate,encouraging and confident.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016
TR
1761
points

I think Steven Gerrard is the best captain in Premier League history.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
08/04/2016 00:05
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I think Steven Gerrard is the best captain in Premier League history.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016
RW
2320
points

I don't agree with you, my choice goes to Tony Adams


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
09/04/2016 21:06
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I don't agree with you, my choice goes to Tony Adams

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
07/04/2016
RW
2320
points

Awesome lesson. Thank you


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
07/04/2016 16:31
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Awesome lesson. Thank you

Mouayad
07/04/2016
SY
15
points

1. Ryan giggs is the best captain in my opinion, because he proved to be one of the few who are able to lead a team very effectively, and has a great influence on the players both on and off the pitch. Because my favourite team is Manchester United, Rooney is generally is pretty good captain although he could do much better in the future by leading and managing the teams efforts and capacities.


Mouayad
07/04/2016 10:17
Syria
Manchester United
15

1. Ryan giggs is the best captain in my opinion, because he proved to be one of the few who are able to lead a team very effectively, and has a great influence on the players both on and off the pitch. Because my favourite team is Manchester United, Rooney is generally is pretty good captain although he could do much better in the future by leading and managing the teams efforts and capacities.

Mouayad
07/04/2016
SY
15
points

The phrase is clean sheet


Mouayad
07/04/2016 10:02
Syria
Manchester United
15

The phrase is clean sheet

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admin
07/04/2016
GB
560
points

Well done Mouayad! I have censored your answer to see if anyone else can guess it. I'll uncensor it on Tuesday when we publish the next podcast.

Thanks

Jack

The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
07/04/2016 10:39
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Well done Mouayad! I have censored your answer to see if anyone else can guess it. I'll uncensor it on Tuesday when we publish the next podcast.

Thanks

Jack

The Premier Skills English Team

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elghoul
06/04/2016
DZ
3988
points

Gerrard is the best captain as it appeared to me through tv. He was always doing the way up during match days.
The best captain in Algeria was mustafa Zitouni when playing for the Kouba club in 1964 to 1966. An elegant man with smart skills and good mindness.
A good captain had to be determined, commited, organised and passionate. He had to be a good example for his teammates from which it would be liked.
A great leadership is someone who decides when all the group is waiting for.
Tottenham will beat Man United 3 to 2.


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elghoul
06/04/2016 18:57
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Gerrard is the best captain as it appeared to me through tv. He was always doing the way up during match days.
The best captain in Algeria was mustafa Zitouni when playing for the Kouba club in 1964 to 1966. An elegant man with smart skills and good mindness.
A good captain had to be determined, commited, organised and passionate. He had to be a good example for his teammates from which it would be liked.
A great leadership is someone who decides when all the group is waiting for.
Tottenham will beat Man United 3 to 2.

Hassan_raja447
06/04/2016
PK
837
points

Spurs 3-1 Man Utd


Hassan_raja447
06/04/2016 17:33
Pakistan
Liverpool
837

Spurs 3-1 Man Utd

SalvaGH
06/04/2016
ES
841
points

Correct me. In my country, Spain, in my opinion the best captain ever was Raul Gonzalez, also known as the "Eterno capitán". He was an outstanding player who scored 323 throughout his long period in Real Madrid (he is the second best scorer ever, only overcame by Cristiano Ronaldo) and he also holds the record in Real Madrid's history for making 741 appearances in all competitions.
He led Real Madrid to win a long list of trophies, being amongst them 3 Champions League and 6 "La Liga" titles.
He was regarded as an intelligent, efficient and persistent forward in the pitch of play and he was able to win the Pichichi twice which is the trophy that the La Liga maximum scorer receives.


SalvaGH
06/04/2016 14:06
Spain
Manchester City
841

Correct me. In my country, Spain, in my opinion the best captain ever was Raul Gonzalez, also known as the "Eterno capitán". He was an outstanding player who scored 323 throughout his long period in Real Madrid (he is the second best scorer ever, only overcame by Cristiano Ronaldo) and he also holds the record in Real Madrid's history for making 741 appearances in all competitions.
He led Real Madrid to win a long list of trophies, being amongst them 3 Champions League and 6 "La Liga" titles.
He was regarded as an intelligent, efficient and persistent forward in the pitch of play and he was able to win the Pichichi twice which is the trophy that the La Liga maximum scorer receives.

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admin
06/04/2016
GB
560
points

Hi SalvaGH again

This is a really accurate piece of writing. Here are a few corrections:

In my country, Spain, in my opinion the best captain ever was Raul Gonzalez, also known as the "Eterno capitán". (brilliant)

He was an outstanding player who scored 323 times or goals throughout his long period in Real Madrid career at Real Madrid (he is the second best highest scorer ever, only overcame overcome ... not quite right. Perhaps, topped or beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo) and he also holds the record in Real Madrid's history for the highest number of appearances,  making 741 appearances in all competitions.
He led Real Madrid to win a long list of trophies, being amongst them including 3 Champions League and 6 "La Liga" titles.
He was regarded as an intelligent, efficient and persistent ... not quite right, determined? forward in the pitch of play on the pitch and he was able to win won the Pichichi twice which is the trophy that the La Liga maximum scorer receives.

Well done, though - this is really good.

Thanks

Jack

The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
06/04/2016 16:31
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi SalvaGH again

This is a really accurate piece of writing. Here are a few corrections:

In my country, Spain, in my opinion the best captain ever was Raul Gonzalez, also known as the "Eterno capitán". (brilliant)

He was an outstanding player who scored 323 times or goals throughout his long period in Real Madrid career at Real Madrid (he is the second best highest scorer ever, only overcame overcome ... not quite right. Perhaps, topped or beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo) and he also holds the record in Real Madrid's history for the highest number of appearances,  making 741 appearances in all competitions.
He led Real Madrid to win a long list of trophies, being amongst them including 3 Champions League and 6 "La Liga" titles.
He was regarded as an intelligent, efficient and persistent ... not quite right, determined? forward in the pitch of play on the pitch and he was able to win won the Pichichi twice which is the trophy that the La Liga maximum scorer receives.

Well done, though - this is really good.

Thanks

Jack

The Premier Skills English Team

SalvaGH
06/04/2016
ES
841
points

I really appreciate your comments, those corrections make me aware of my mistakes and let me improve my English skills.
Thank you very much!!


SalvaGH
06/04/2016 18:03
Spain
Manchester City
841

I really appreciate your comments, those corrections make me aware of my mistakes and let me improve my English skills.
Thank you very much!!

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admin
07/04/2016
GB
560
points

You're welcome SalvaGH. yes


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admin
07/04/2016 09:44
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

You're welcome SalvaGH. yes

SalvaGH
06/04/2016
ES
841
points

Correct me. I think that the best Premier League captain I ever saw was John Terry, because over a remarkable 700 appearances in all competitions he captained a team with plenty of success that won a great deal of trophees, being the most relevant amongst them a Champions League and four Premier League titles. Everybody knows that he was an excepcional defender that stood out for being strong, tenacious and aggressive in the pitch.
He also was the captain for England some time, and in my opinion, he was one of the best defender England ever had.


SalvaGH
06/04/2016 13:39
Spain
Manchester City
841

Correct me. I think that the best Premier League captain I ever saw was John Terry, because over a remarkable 700 appearances in all competitions he captained a team with plenty of success that won a great deal of trophees, being the most relevant amongst them a Champions League and four Premier League titles. Everybody knows that he was an excepcional defender that stood out for being strong, tenacious and aggressive in the pitch.
He also was the captain for England some time, and in my opinion, he was one of the best defender England ever had.

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admin
06/04/2016
GB
560
points

Hi SalvaGH

Your English is really great. There are a few mistakes here, but they are really small. I'm going to work backwards ...

he was one of the best defender England ever had

In this type of expression, you need to use the plural form: one of the best defenders

He also was the captain for England some time

'Some time' is not quite right here - it's usually used to mean an undetermined time in the future (I'll see you around, some time). Other phrases that would be more appropriate are for a while, at one time, at one point.

Everybody knows that he was an excepcional defender that stood out for being strong, tenacious and aggressive in the pitch.

This is good - really nice adjectives. The spelling of exceptional is wrong. Also, I think that the pronoun who would be more appropriate.

Finally, your first sentence is great. There are two small corrections - firstly, plenty of is not quite right here. It fits and I know what you mean, but it's more frequently used in a less formal way. I think it's more commonly used in spoken English. The second correction is about the clause 'being the most relevant among them' - I don't think that this is grammatically wrong, but it's a really formal sounding clause. It sounds like something from a legal document. I would have written,  he captained a team with plenty of success that won a great deal of trophees, the most important of them were a Champions League and four Premier League titles.

I hope this helps - let me know if anything isn't clear.

Jack

The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
06/04/2016 16:12
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi SalvaGH

Your English is really great. There are a few mistakes here, but they are really small. I'm going to work backwards ...

he was one of the best defender England ever had

In this type of expression, you need to use the plural form: one of the best defenders

He also was the captain for England some time

'Some time' is not quite right here - it's usually used to mean an undetermined time in the future (I'll see you around, some time). Other phrases that would be more appropriate are for a while, at one time, at one point.

Everybody knows that he was an excepcional defender that stood out for being strong, tenacious and aggressive in the pitch.

This is good - really nice adjectives. The spelling of exceptional is wrong. Also, I think that the pronoun who would be more appropriate.

Finally, your first sentence is great. There are two small corrections - firstly, plenty of is not quite right here. It fits and I know what you mean, but it's more frequently used in a less formal way. I think it's more commonly used in spoken English. The second correction is about the clause 'being the most relevant among them' - I don't think that this is grammatically wrong, but it's a really formal sounding clause. It sounds like something from a legal document. I would have written,  he captained a team with plenty of success that won a great deal of trophees, the most important of them were a Champions League and four Premier League titles.

I hope this helps - let me know if anything isn't clear.

Jack

The Premier Skills English Team

SalvaGH
06/04/2016
ES
841
points

My prediction for the Tottenham - Man.United match is 2-1 for the Spurs. It will be a hard match to win but I think they will be able to do it.


SalvaGH
06/04/2016 13:16
Spain
Manchester City
841

My prediction for the Tottenham - Man.United match is 2-1 for the Spurs. It will be a hard match to win but I think they will be able to do it.

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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016
GH
4768
points

phrase of the week clean sheet


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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016 12:26
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

phrase of the week clean sheet

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Rich
06/04/2016
ES
594
points

You've got it @Kwesimanifest! Let's see if anyone else can get the right answer!


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Rich
06/04/2016 15:12
Spain
Liverpool
594

You've got it @Kwesimanifest! Let's see if anyone else can get the right answer!

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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016
GH
4768
points

i have good leadership qualities am most often able to accomplish my task with my team in the best ethical way


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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016 12:13
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

i have good leadership qualities am most often able to accomplish my task with my team in the best ethical way

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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016
GH
4768
points

every good leader must be caring,courageous and consistent


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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016 12:12
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

every good leader must be caring,courageous and consistent

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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016
GH
4768
points

tottenham 1-2 man utd


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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016 12:11
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

tottenham 1-2 man utd

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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016
GH
4768
points

best captain in bpl roy keane having won 17 major trophies at Manchester United he fits the position for best captain. best captain in my country is stephen appiah. best captain for manchester united again is roy keane


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kwesimanifest
06/04/2016 12:07
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

best captain in bpl roy keane having won 17 major trophies at Manchester United he fits the position for best captain. best captain in my country is stephen appiah. best captain for manchester united again is roy keane

KopHG
06/04/2016
KR
122
points

I think Steven Gerrard is best of best leader in Premier league history and in the world. Because he give a impression to field players as well as supporters also on the pitch even in any situation.
I'm not good leader but i am trying to. Nowadays, i was impressed with Bernie Sanders who is American politician. Because his speech and action move a heart of people and give a passion.


KopHG
06/04/2016 02:55
South Korea
Liverpool
122

I think Steven Gerrard is best of best leader in Premier league history and in the world. Because he give a impression to field players as well as supporters also on the pitch even in any situation.
I'm not good leader but i am trying to. Nowadays, i was impressed with Bernie Sanders who is American politician. Because his speech and action move a heart of people and give a passion.

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aragorn1986
05/04/2016
ME
3557
points

I wouldn't define my qualities as 'a leadership qualities'. I like to be independent on all the fields, but also to cooperate with others if neccessary. Simply, I prefer finishing all the work by myself. But, yes. I do know some people who like to be leaders. It depends on your profile, I guess. And ambitions. It is good thing in football, definitely. Every team needs a leader, someone they can lean on. Usually, that is a person with great experience. Determination, coordination, courage - 3 basic pillars of a good leader or captain!


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aragorn1986
05/04/2016 18:35
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I wouldn't define my qualities as 'a leadership qualities'. I like to be independent on all the fields, but also to cooperate with others if neccessary. Simply, I prefer finishing all the work by myself. But, yes. I do know some people who like to be leaders. It depends on your profile, I guess. And ambitions. It is good thing in football, definitely. Every team needs a leader, someone they can lean on. Usually, that is a person with great experience. Determination, coordination, courage - 3 basic pillars of a good leader or captain!

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aragorn1986
05/04/2016
ME
3557
points

A good captain should always promote respect and sportsmanship, be a motivator on and off the pitch. He should try to bring out the best of his teammates.


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aragorn1986
05/04/2016 18:20
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

A good captain should always promote respect and sportsmanship, be a motivator on and off the pitch. He should try to bring out the best of his teammates.

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assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

The phrase of this week is clean sheet.


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assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:19
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The phrase of this week is clean sheet.

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Rich
05/04/2016
ES
594
points

Well done @AssemJuve! You're the first to guess our football phrase this week! Let's see if anybody else can get the answer.


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Rich
05/04/2016 18:35
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done @AssemJuve! You're the first to guess our football phrase this week! Let's see if anybody else can get the answer.

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assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I predict that Spurs ans Man UTD will finish with a 2-1 win for Spurs.


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assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:18
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I predict that Spurs ans Man UTD will finish with a 2-1 win for Spurs.

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assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

No i do not have good qualities,i still have a lot and a lot of things to have good qualities.


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assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:17
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No i do not have good qualities,i still have a lot and a lot of things to have good qualities.

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assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

He must act well in and out the pitch,he must have a sportsmanship,determination and commitment.


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assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:15
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

He must act well in and out the pitch,he must have a sportsmanship,determination and commitment.

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assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think the best captain in Juventus is Alessandro Del piero because he scored a lot of goal and he is the top scorer of Juventus and the most one who played for Juventus and when the team was relegated he did not leave the team with other players such as Buffon,Nedved and Trezegeut. He played for Juventus for 19 years.


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assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:13
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think the best captain in Juventus is Alessandro Del piero because he scored a lot of goal and he is the top scorer of Juventus and the most one who played for Juventus and when the team was relegated he did not leave the team with other players such as Buffon,Nedved and Trezegeut. He played for Juventus for 19 years.

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assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think the best ever premier league captain is Steven Gerrard,because he had determination to lead the team into the top levels,he acted well as a captain,he scored a lot of goals and he had a sportsmanship so he is the best ever captain in my opinion.


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assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:09
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think the best ever premier league captain is Steven Gerrard,because he had determination to lead the team into the top levels,he acted well as a captain,he scored a lot of goals and he had a sportsmanship so he is the best ever captain in my opinion.

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aragorn1986
05/04/2016
ME
3557
points

I voted for Gerrard for the best PL captain. I think he deserved it after all. He has stood his ground no matter how difficult it was on his position, in such a club like Liverpool. However, my favourite captain remains Tony Adams,who in 1988 became Arsenal captain. He would remain club captain for the next 14 years until his retirement despite all the problems he had in his private life. Also, his statue was placed in 2011 outside Emirates st.


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aragorn1986
05/04/2016 14:54
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I voted for Gerrard for the best PL captain. I think he deserved it after all. He has stood his ground no matter how difficult it was on his position, in such a club like Liverpool. However, my favourite captain remains Tony Adams,who in 1988 became Arsenal captain. He would remain club captain for the next 14 years until his retirement despite all the problems he had in his private life. Also, his statue was placed in 2011 outside Emirates st.

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