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When did you learn English?

When did you learn English?

When did you learn English?

We asked seven big names, including Didier Drogba and Petr Cech, for their opinions about life in England and learning English.

Watch the video and read the transcript to find out what they said when we asked them:

When did you learn English?

Didier Drogba: I learned English at school but the way you learn English is completely different as when you come here and you have to speak so it’s very different.

Dirk Kuyt: When I was at school and high school… when I was 12 or 13, we already get lessons, English lessons… so everybody in Holland speak English not very well but at least they can speak a few words.

Mido: I was speaking good English. I learned it in school and then when I went, when I travelled to Belgium I started to speak better. Cause I think language is not only about learning, it’s about.. it’s about, you know, talking to people, it’s about living over here. You always get better and better.

Gilberto Silva: Now when I first came I didn’t know anything about the English you know… just a few words, you know. But I had… I had to work hard here.

Petr Cech: When I came to England I spoke little bit English but it was the basic English I learnt at school. I had a… English course every week, for two hours every Thursday because Thursday was the best day for me and I’ve been doing this for about a year. So that’s why I think it’s very important and I feel much more comfortable now with English, I can do interviews , I can express myself, really I can say what I want and not to do any big mistakes, hopefully.

Ivar Ingimarsson: Learning English – quite well. We have to learn it in school starting from 8 or 12 or something where I come from and then obviously you go for the cinema and you see the films but er.. I like to hope, I like to think it has improved a little bit in the 7 years I have been here.

Petr Cech from the Czech Republic, Chelsea goalkeeper
Activity: In this activity, you have to read the statements about the advice from the players and then select the right players.
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Mardalua
04/07/2019
GB
18
points

help! No video? Thank you!


Mardalua
04/07/2019 11:33
United Kingdom
Arsenal
18

help! No video? Thank you!

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Rich
04/07/2019
ES
444
points

Hi Mardalua,

I can see the video both on my mobile and laptop through Google Chrome on my computer. Can you try refreshing by hitting F5? If you're still having problems can you let me know what device you are using and on which browser and then I may be able to help more.

Many thanks,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
04/07/2019 12:25
Spain
Liverpool
444

Hi Mardalua,

I can see the video both on my mobile and laptop through Google Chrome on my computer. Can you try refreshing by hitting F5? If you're still having problems can you let me know what device you are using and on which browser and then I may be able to help more.

Many thanks,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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assemjuve
26/03/2016
PS
3705
points

I agree with Cech having cources is important.


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assemjuve
26/03/2016 18:40
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I agree with Cech having cources is important.

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HakanUslu1881
11/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I can die for Didier Drogba.


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HakanUslu1881
11/03/2016 08:48
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I can die for Didier Drogba.

nikosonris
30/11/2015
UA
2453
points

A very good activity to get to know how different players learnt English, which they need to be able to communicate on the pitch and off-field.


nikosonris
30/11/2015 13:45
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A very good activity to get to know how different players learnt English, which they need to be able to communicate on the pitch and off-field.

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aragorn1986
24/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Jonas Olsson for example speaks english very clearly. Like most of the scandinavians.


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aragorn1986
24/11/2015 10:49
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Jonas Olsson for example speaks english very clearly. Like most of the scandinavians.

nikosonris
30/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I must admit that out of all my friends from non-English speaking countries Scandinavians are the best in English.


nikosonris
30/11/2015 13:43
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I must admit that out of all my friends from non-English speaking countries Scandinavians are the best in English.

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aragorn1986
24/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Some players have better predisposition for learning english language and some of them pronounce it with a hint of their native language.


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aragorn1986
24/11/2015 10:46
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Some players have better predisposition for learning english language and some of them pronounce it with a hint of their native language.

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MUGEMANYI
17/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Difficult to understand the video content, I got poor score


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MUGEMANYI
17/11/2015 09:28
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Difficult to understand the video content, I got poor score

anazaide
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

it´s so interesting the way that the players learnt english


anazaide
10/09/2015 20:49
Mexico
Chelsea
0

it´s so interesting the way that the players learnt english

Dyllan
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

l like becuse very funny


Dyllan
10/09/2015 20:47
Mexico
Manchester United
0

l like becuse very funny

carinacatt
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

Is good


carinacatt
10/09/2015 20:41
Mexico
Manchester United
0

Is good

derick daniel
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

this page was interesant because tell to experiens to fotball persons


derick daniel
10/09/2015 20:33
Mexico
Swansea City
0

this page was interesant because tell to experiens to fotball persons

derick daniel
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

this page was a interesant because tell to fotball persons


derick daniel
10/09/2015 20:31
Mexico
Swansea City
0

this page was a interesant because tell to fotball persons

Fernanda Valoix
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

i don't like the video


Fernanda Valoix
10/09/2015 20:30
Mexico
Chelsea
0

i don't like the video

victoromar98
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

I didn´t like soccer but very entertaining game.


victoromar98
10/09/2015 20:14
Mexico
Manchester United
0

I didn´t like soccer but very entertaining game.

Barbosa
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

this very interesting, because different players tell us when they learned to speak English


Barbosa
10/09/2015 20:10
Mexico
Chelsea
0

this very interesting, because different players tell us when they learned to speak English

pancracio
10/09/2015
DZ
0
points

I thing interestating because the people speakig english for diferent reasons.


pancracio
10/09/2015 19:49
Algeria
Swansea City
0

I thing interestating because the people speakig english for diferent reasons.

EP7EnCl
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

thanks for the page is very helpful for the students


EP7EnCl
10/09/2015 19:48
Mexico
Leicester City
0

thanks for the page is very helpful for the students

José Juan
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

I think it's interesting to see how other people lern english from different reasons, some of them because they live in a country where people speak english and other beacause they study to learn it.


José Juan
10/09/2015 19:47
Mexico
Manchester United
0

I think it's interesting to see how other people lern english from different reasons, some of them because they live in a country where people speak english and other beacause they study to learn it.

Hectordac
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

In this video, I see how many people of the other country speak the english lenguage of different form


Hectordac
10/09/2015 19:46
Mexico
Manchester United
0

In this video, I see how many people of the other country speak the english lenguage of different form

Pablo Aguilar
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

I can't understand fine :/


Pablo Aguilar
10/09/2015 19:33
Mexico
Manchester United
0

I can't understand fine :/

pepe
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

i like the play soccer my favorit the sport


pepe
10/09/2015 19:30
Mexico
Arsenal
0

i like the play soccer my favorit the sport

Esmecortes
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

I like futbool because is the sport more famus


Esmecortes
10/09/2015 19:28
Mexico
Manchester United
0

I like futbool because is the sport more famus

RyugaHideki
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

It´s complicate for listening


RyugaHideki
10/09/2015 19:25
Mexico
Manchester United
0

It´s complicate for listening

Aguero332911
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

The video is very interesting


Aguero332911
10/09/2015 19:12
Mexico
Manchester City
0

The video is very interesting

breendiit
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

The futbol is very beautiful :3, and the excercise is very interesting
I love Soccer :3


breendiit
10/09/2015 19:11
Mexico
Manchester United
0

The futbol is very beautiful :3, and the excercise is very interesting
I love Soccer :3

angel De la Garza
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

i dont like the soccer :(


angel De la Garza
10/09/2015 19:10
Mexico
Chelsea
0

i dont like the soccer :(

chriswar
09/09/2015
PL
44
points

Petr Cech speaks English very well.


chriswar
09/09/2015 21:06
Poland
Leicester City
44

Petr Cech speaks English very well.

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8Armenia13611
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