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Learning Vocabulary: Talking about feelings

Learning Vocabulary: Talking about feelings

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack, Rich and Rowan talk about different feelings in different situations. The language focus is on feelings and the team look at adjectives to talk about feelings and phrases we use to show how we feel. In this week's task, we want you to tell us about something that makes you feel a certain way. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess.

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Learning Vocabulary: Talking about feelings
Introduction 

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rowan: My name’s Rowan

Rich: and I’m Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English. We hope you are all staying well whether you are staying home or still going to work.

Rich: We’d like to introduce you to Rowan who is joining us this week. Hi Rowan.

Rowan: Hi Rich. Hi Jack. Hi everyone who is listening.  It’s good to be here.

Jack: In this week’s roleplay, we’re going to be talking about feelings. 

Rich: That’s right. We’ve put together some roleplays about  very different feelings from happiness to sadness and anger to pleasure.

Rowan: We’re going to be speaking about things like weddings, getting a job and scoring a winning goal in a cup final.

Jack: We’re going to focus on words and phrases we use when we feel a certain way. What do you say when you are really nervous? What do you say when you are super happy?

Rich: And your task this week is to tell us something that makes you really happy, really angry or really nervous.

Rowan: If you’re listening to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any other podcast platform, you should also check out our website.

Jack: That’s because on the Premier Skills English website you’ll also find the transcript, examples and activities to help you understand the language, a task for you to do and a community of friendly listeners to interact with, in our comments section.

Rich: And that includes us - we’re always around to answer questions and join the discussions.

Rowan: A lot to get through today and before we get into all that we need to look back at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase 

Jack: If you didn’t hear our football phrase last week we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now. 

Rich: The phrase was ** **** ********* *** ** *** ***. The phrase means to find an answer to something or fix something at the last moment; very often when you are under pressure. A team that is losing might **** victory or a win *** ** *** *** by scoring in the last few minutes after it looked like they would draw or lose. The victory or win is often surprising or not expected.

Rowan: We’ll give you the correct answer at the end of the show when we give you a new football phrase. 

Jack: The first listener to get it right last week was Marco Zapien from Mexico. Congratulations Marco - you’ve got the phrase correct many times but this is the first time you’ve been the first to get it right.

Rich: A big well done to Liubomyr from Ukraine who also got the right answer last week. It was a difficult phrase last week - not many correct answers.

Rowan: Remember we’ll have a new football phrase for you to guess at the end of the show.

Introduction to Roleplay

Rich: In this section, you’re going to hear nine short roleplays.

Jack: While you’re listening to each roleplay, we want you to do two things.

Rowan: We want you to identify the situation. Where are the speakers? What are they talking about?

Rich: And we want you to identify the speaker’s feelings. Are they happy? Are they angry? Are they disappointed? There are lots of adjectives to choose from!

Roleplay 1

Rowan: Hello?

Jack: Hi mum - guess what!

Rowan: What? 

Jack: I’m at the hospital now and I’ve got some good news. You’re a grandma! 

Rowan: Oh how wonderful! You must be thrilled! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both.

Jack: Yeah, I’m over the moon!


Rich: OK, what was the situation and how were the speakers feeling. 

Rowan: A son was telling his mum that his partner had just had a baby. Both of them were very, very happy. We could use adjectives like ecstatic, thrilled, delighted, and overjoyed - all of them mean very, very happy.

Jack: Let’s listen to the next roleplay. 

Roleplay 2

Rich: Big day tomorrow! Are you all set?

Jack: I think so.

Rich: You’ve got your suit? Have you got the ring? You’ve learnt your vows? Everything’s ready at the church? 

Jack: I ... think so ...

Rich: Do you think she’ll turn up?

Jack: Quiet! I’m nervous enough as it is.

Rich: You’re not getting cold feet are you?. It’s going to be a brilliant day.

Jack: It is - a whole new life!


Rowan: So, what was the situation and how were the speakers feeling?

Rich: One friend was talking to another about his wedding the following day. The groom-to-be was nervous and his friend was winding him up a little. To wind someone up means to annoy someone on purpose often in a light-hearted amusing way.

Jack: And a groom is a man who is about to get married. Let’s listen to the next roleplay. What’s the situation and how are the speakers feeling?

Roleplay 3

Rich: Have you seen the car keys? I can’t find them anywhere! 

Rowan:: Have you checked the front door?

Rich: The first place I looked. I’m at my wit’s end here. I’ll be late for work.

Rowan: Have you checked the table?

Rich: Of course. I’m sure they were in my pocket. This is doing my head in.  

Rich: Look they’re here. In the front door. I swear I looked there.


Jack: OK, what was the situation and how were the speakers feeling?

Rich: Well, the two people speaking could have been flatmates or more likely partners. 

Rowan: Yes, because maybe partners are more likely to act in a bored, unimpressed or exasperated way towards a partner. That’s how I would describe my feelings in that roleplay.

Rich: And I was frustrated and annoyed because I couldn’t find my keys. 

Jack: Let’s listen to the next roleplay. What’s the situation and how are the speakers feeling?

Roleplay 4

Journalist: Rowan! Rowan? Have you got a minute? Rowan, how does it feel to win the cup? You must be jumping for joy.

Rowan: I am, literally! Whoop! What a finish to the game!

Journalist: Yes, it was a brilliant penalty - nerves of steel. How were you feeling before the penalty?

Rowan: Oh, wow! I’m not sure if I can. My legs were like jelly and my heart was pounding. I just hit it as hard as I could.

Journalist: Rowan you are the player of the match. Here’s the trophy. Congratulations!


Jack: So, what was the situation and how were the speakers feeling? 

Rowan: The situation was a cup final and a post-match conversation between a winning player and a journalist. 

Rich: The player was very happy at scoring and spoke about being nervous when she took the penalty and probably relieved when it went in.

Jack: Let’s listen to the next roleplay. What’s the situation and how are the speakers feeling?

Roleplay 5

Jack: Looking forward to starting your new school tomorrow.

Rich: I’m a bundle of nerves, to be honest. What if nobody talks to me?

Jack: Why would nobody talk to you? Just be yourself.

Rich: What if nobody likes me? What if the mean kids pick on me?

Jack: You’re a 43-year-old teacher. I’m sure you’ll be alright!


Rowan: The situation was a conversation between two friends. At first, you might think it’s about a student starting at a new school but actually it’s about a teacher starting at a new school.

Rich: Teachers can get nervous, too, you know. OK, let’s listen to the next roleplay.

Roleplay 6

Rowan: Commentator: And there’s the final whistle. There are sad faces all around the stadium. No more Premier League football next season for the home fans - they are down.

Rich: I can’t believe it. I’m absolutely gutted.

Jack: Hey. Look on the bright side. We might win some games next season.


Rowan: In this roleplay, two friends were watching a match on TV and their team was relegated.

Jack: Both of the speakers were sad and very disappointed. Let’s listen to the next roleplay. What’s the situation and how are the speakers feeling?

Roleplay 7

Waiter: Ah yes - a booking in the name of ... Rich? This way please, I’ll show you to your table.

Rich: Thanks. 

Waiter: Here you go and here are some menus. I’ll leave you for a few minutes to get settled. 

Rowan: This place is nice …

Rich: Gulp - yes. I have to confess, I’m a bit nervous. I’ve not done this for a while.

Rowan: Me too. I had butterflies in my stomach when I was waiting for you. I can’t believe we’ve waited so long for this. I thought you were never going to ask me out.

Rich: Er ... so ... 

Rowan: Hmmm. Er ... we’re both a bit tongue-tied. 

Rich: er so … do you like football?


Jack: The two speakers were out for a first date and had decided to go to dinner together.

Rich: Both speakers were nervous and may be shy or apprehensive about the date and couldn’t say very much.

Rowan: Maybe football isn’t the best topic for a romantic dinner. Let’s move on to the next roleplay.

Roleplay 8

Rich: ‘Hey - stop! Ugh - I can’t believe it!’

Rowan: Are you OK?

Rich: That .... person has just nicked my bike. Agh - I’m livid.

Rowan: In broad daylight! The cheek of it. I’m absolutely flabbergasted. 


Jack: The situation in this roleplay was someone stealing a bike.

Rich: The feelings shown here were anger and shock by the bike owner and outrage or indignation from the witness.

Rowan: Let’s listen to one final roleplay.

Roleplay 9

Jack: Pass it.

Jack: Come on.

Jack: Just pass it.

Jack: What was that?

Rich: Oops. It’s gone over the fence...

Rich: Well, I’m not getting it.

Jack: You kicked it over.

Rich: Nah... That place creeps me out.

Jack: Just climb over the fence.

Rich: I’ll just   ...  have ... a look...

Rowan: Youhoo! Do you want your ball back?

Rich: Aaaagh!

Jack: Cor - You scared the living daylights out of me. Yes, please. Rich? Rich?


Rowan: In this situation, the speakers had to go and get a football from the scary house next door and it appears one person didn’t come back.

Rich: Everything’s OK - I just fell over. The main emotion expressed in this final roleplay was fear.

Language Focus

Jack: So, you’ve just heard nine short roleplays. We connected each roleplay to specific emotions like happiness, disappointment or fear.

Rich: In each roleplay we used some specific phrases that you can use to express these emotions.

Jack: We now want you to listen to the roleplays again and after each roleplay, we will look at a couple of these phrases. 

Roleplay 1

Rowan: Hello?

Jack: Hi mum - guess what!

Rowan: What? 

Jack: I’m at the hospital now and I’ve got some good news. You’re a grandma! 

Rowan: Oh how wonderful! You must be thrilled! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both.

Jack: Yeah, I’m over the moon!


Rich: In this roleplay, both speakers were happy, very happy and you know this by the sound of their voices but also the phrases they used.

Rowan: To be thrilled means to be very happy. You are usually thrilled about something. In the roleplay, Jack was thrilled about the new baby.

Jack: We can also use the phrase thrilled to bits which is also used to show how happy someone is: Everyone was thrilled to bits with the news.

Rich: Another phrase we used in the roleplay was to be over the moon. This is another idiom that can be used in the same way as thrilled to bits. 

Rowan: It’s actually a common cliche in interviews with football managers: 

Jack: So Jurgen - a 3-0 win - a great result.

Rich: Yes, I’m absolutely over the moon. Thrilled to bits.

Roleplay 2

Rich: Big day tomorrow! Are you all set?

Jack: I think so.

Rich: You’ve got your suit? Have you got the ring? You’ve learnt your vows? Everything’s ready at the church? 

Jack: I ... think so ...

Rich: Do you think she’ll turn up?

Jack: Quiet! I’m nervous enough as it is.

Rich: You’re not getting cold feet are you?. It’s going to be a brilliant day.

Jack: It is - a whole new life!


Rowan: In this roleplay, Jack was nervous about his big day which is his wedding day - he’s getting married.

Rich: We used a couple of phrases to talk about being nervous. Jack said he was nervous enough as it was.

Jack: This phrase is used when you are already nervous and you think someone else is saying something that will make you even more nervous.

Rowan: The other phrase we looked at was an idiom and it’s to get cold feet. To get cold feet about something means to have second thoughts about something or to suddenly start feeling nervous about something.

Rich: Yes, people might get cold feet about getting married, moving houses, changing careers - all kinds of things.

Roleplay 3

Rich: Have you seen the car keys? I can’t find them anywhere! 

Rowan: (bored and unimpressed): Have you checked the front door?

Rich: The first place I looked. I’m at my wit’s end here. I’ll be late for work.

Rowan: Have you checked the table?

Rich: Of course. I’m sure they were in my pocket. This is doing my head in.  

Rich: Look they’re here. In the front door. I swear I looked there.


Jack: In this roleplay, Rich was annoyed and frustrated and we used a couple of expressions to show this.

Rowan: The first is to be at your wit’s end. This is a difficult idiom to use. It means to be so annoyed that you don’t know what to do next.

Rich: In the roleplay, I was annoyed and didn’t know where to look next for my keys. 

Jack: The phrase is not only used when you are very annoyed but it can also be used when you are very worried.

Rowan: Maybe if your cat doesn’t return home you might be at your wit’s end with worry. The other phrase we used in connection with annoyance was to do your head in.

Rich: This phrase is very informal and you use it when you are confused about something or annoyed with someone. 

Jack: This crossword is doing my head in. I’ve been looking for the answer to six across for hours.

Rowan: The boss is doing my head in with all her questions. She needs to relax a little.

Roleplay 4

Journalist: Rowan! Rowan? Have you got a minute? Rowan, how does it feel to win the cup? You must be jumping for joy.

Rowan: I am, literally! Whoop! What a finish to the game!

Journalist: Yes, it was a brilliant penalty - nerves of steel. How were you feeling before the penalty?

Rowan: Oh, wow! I’m not sure if I can. My legs were like jelly and my heart was pounding. I just hit it as hard as I could.

Journalist: Rowan you are the player of the match. Here’s the trophy. Congratulations!

 

Jack: In this roleplay, Rowan was happy but used some phrases to describe how nervous she was before taking the penalty. 

Rich: We said she had nerves of steel which is a phrase we use to say someone doesn’t show any nerves at all.

Rowan: I described my legs being like jelly and my heart pounding. These are things that often happen when you're very nervous.


Jack: Jelly is children’s dessert made from gelatine that wobbles and is unstable. This is what often happens to legs if you're nervous in a sports match.

Rich: And your heart pounds - you can hear it booming boom, boom-boom getting louder and faster in your chest when you are nervous.

Roleplay 5

Jack: Looking forward to starting your new school tomorrow.

Rich: I’m a bundle of nerves, to be honest. What if nobody talks to me?

Jack: Why would no-one talk to you? Just be yourself.

Rich: What if nobody likes me? What if the mean kids pick on me?

Jack: You’re a 43-year-old teacher. I’m sure you’ll be alright!


Rowan: Just one phrase to look at here and again it is a phrase we use to describe someone who is very nervous.

Jack: You can describe yourself or someone else as a bundle of nerves. This is a person who is very nervous.

Rich: Doing something for the first time or standing up and speaking in front of lots of people are situations where this phrase might be used.

Roleplay 6

Rowan: Commentator: And there’s the final whistle. There are sad faces all around the stadium. No more Premier League football next season for the home fans - they are down.

Rich: I can’t believe it. I’m absolutely gutted.

Jack: Hey. Look on the bright side. We might win some games next season.


Rowan: In this roleplay, both the fans were sad and disappointed. A common, informal phrase that is used to express great disappointment is to be gutted.

Jack: It’s often used to talk about sports. I’m gutted we missed that penalty at the end or things like missing events Oh, I’m gutted that I’m going to miss your party.

Rich: Yes, it’s a bit too informal to use about more serious things.

Rowan: The other phrase is to look on the bright side. This phrase means to be more optimistic. 

Jack: Football fans often sing ‘always look on the bright side of life’ to opposition fans after they’ve lost.

Rich: That’s a bit mean, isn’t it?

Roleplay 7

Waiter: Ah yes - a booking in the name of ... Rich? This way please, I’ll show you to your table.

Rich: Thanks. 

Waiter: Here you go and here are some menus. I’ll leave you for a few minutes to get settled. 

Rowan: This place is nice …

Rich: Gulp - yes. I have to confess, I’m a bit nervous. I’ve not done this for a while.

Rowan: Me too. I had butterflies in my stomach when I was waiting for you. I can’t believe we’ve waited so long for this. I thought you were never going to ask me out.

Rich: Er ... so ... 

Rowan: hmmm. Er ... we’re both a bit tongue-tied. 

Rich: er so … do you like football?


Jack: This roleplay was again connected to being nervous; this time before a first date.

Rich: We used a couple of interesting idioms in the dialogue. The first was to have butterflies in your stomach. This describes a physical feeling of nervousness - it literally feels like something is going on in your stomach.

Rowan: Probably not butterflies though! The other phrase we used was to be tongue-tied. This phrase means to be unable to talk because you are really nervous.   

Roleplay 8

Rich: ‘Hey - stop! Ugh - I can’t believe it!’

Rowan: Are you OK?

Rich: That .... person has just nicked my bike. Agh - I’m livid.

Rowan: In broad daylight! The cheek of it. I’m absolutely flabbergasted. 


Jack: In this roleplay, Rich was angry and Rowan was surprised. Rich said he was livid. To be livid means to be really angry. You can be livid or absolutely livid to make it even stronger.

Rich: Rowan was more surprised than angry. She was surprised that someone could steal a bike in the daytime. She used the expression the cheek of it.

Rowan: This expression, the cheek of it, is used to show shocked disapproval of something. It’s connected to the adjective cheeky which means to be rude in an annoying and disrespectful way.

Jack: Rowan also said she was absolutely flabbergasted. This is a funny-sounding phrase - it means to be extremely surprised or shocked.

Roleplay 9

Jack: Pass it.

Jack: Come on.

Jack: Just pass it.

Jack: What was that?

Rich: Oops. It’s gone over the fence...

Rich: Well, I’m not getting it.

Jack: You kicked it over.

Rich: Nah... That place creeps me out.

Jack: Just climb over the fence.

Rich: I’ll just   ...  have ... a look...

Rowan: Youhoo! Do you want your ball back?

Rich: Aaaagh!

Jack: Cor - You scared the living daylights out of me. Yes, please. Rich? Rich?


Rowan: In this roleplay, the primary emotion was fear - being scared or frightened. Rich said the house next door creeps me out.

Jack: If something creeps you out it gives you a feeling of fear or maybe worries. You are scared of something or even someone.

Rich: We can also use the adjective creepy. A scary house might be creepy or someone you don’t feel comfortable around could be described as creepy.

Rowan: The final phrase we’re going to look at is to scare the living daylights out of someone. Another strange phrase. We use it as a response when someone frightens someone else.

Jack: You scared the living daylights out of me - you made me jump!

Task

Jack: This week’s task is to tell us something that makes you really happy, really angry or really nervous.

Rich: Or maybe something which disappointed, flabbergasted or outraged you.

Rowan: This could be a thing that makes you generally feel this way or something that happened just once.

Jack: First, think about a situation, then think about the emotion or emotions this situation makes you feel. Then, use some of the expressions you’ve learned in this podcast connected to those emotions to tell us about it.

Rich: Write all your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website or on Apple Podcasts if that’s where you listen to us.

Football Phrase

Jack: Rowan, as it’s your first time doing the podcast, we thought we’d ask you to give our listeners this week’s football phrase.

Rowan: Oh! That’s a surprise. I wasn’t expecting that. Can you give me a minute?

Rich: Ten seconds. We’ll give you ten seconds. 3, 2, 1 …

Rowan: I’ve got one. OK, this week’s football phrase is to ***** ** *** *****. It is an idiom that means to give up or give in - to stop playing because you don't think you can win or you've had enough. It’s more common to use it in the negative in football - don’t ***** ** *** ***** - never give up. The phrase comes from boxing I think.

Jack: Good work, Rowan despite Rich only giving you a few seconds to think of a phrase.

Rowan: Well, earlier I was looking at the premier vocabulary pages on the website so it’s all good.

Rich: Let’s see who can get it right. Before we leave you we also need to tell you last week’s football phrase. The answer was to pull something out of the bag.

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. If you get it right, we’ll announce your name on next week’s show. 

Rowan: If you have any questions or comments or suggestions for the podcast or anything football or English related, you can leave them on the website in the comments section, on social media, on apple podcasts or you can email us at premierskills@britishcouncil.org.
 
Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Following your team is often an emotional experience.

Language

Feelings (adjectives)

In this week's podcast, you listened to nine different roleplays. Jack, Rich and Rowan expressed lots of different emotions and feelings. Have a go at the activity below and match the feelings to the correct definitions:

Activity 1

Activity 1: In this activity, take a look at the photos and think about how the people might be feeling. Turn each card over and learn some different adjectives you can use to describe them.
Can you learn some new words?

Most fans go through sad times as well as happy times.

Language

Expressing feelings

In the roleplays, Jack, Rich and Rowan used lots of different phrases to express their emotions. Take a look at the sentences below and decide if the phrase is connected to nerves, fear, happiness, anger, confusion or disappointment.

Oh how wonderful! You must be thrilled! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both.

You’re not getting cold feet are you? It’s going to be a brilliant day.

I’m sure they were in my pocket. This is doing my head in.

My legs were like jelly and my heart was pounding.

I’m a bundle of nerves, to be honest. What if nobody talks to me?

I can’t believe it. I’m absolutely gutted.

Hmmm. Er ... we’re both a bit tongue-tied.

In broad daylight! The cheek of it. I’m absolutely flabbergasted. 

Nah... That place creeps me out.

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, complete the sentences with words that you heard in the roleplays.
Do you know the missing word?

There are different emotions on the pitch, too.

Quiz

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Task

I feel ( ______ ) about ...

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva looks thrilled whereas Manchester United's Fred looks gutted.

In this week's podcast, Jack, Rich and Rowan expressed a lot of different feelings. This week’s task is to tell us something that makes you really happy, really angry or really nervous or something which disappointed, flabbergasted or outraged you. This could be a thing that makes you generally feel this way or something that happened just once.

  1. Think about a situation
  2. Think about the emotion or emotions this situation makes you feel. 
  3. Use some of the expressions you’ve learned in this podcast connected to those emotions to tell us about this situation.
  4. Start your answer with: I feel/felt ( ________ ) about/when ...

Write all your answers in the comments section below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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eugenpetcu12
16/02/2021
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I m going to have an exam tommorow. I m a bundle of nerves because I have never had an exam like this. I m getting cold feet when I m thinking about the note than I will get it because it might affect my yearly average.


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eugenpetcu12
16/02/2021 13:58
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Chelsea
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I m going to have an exam tommorow. I m a bundle of nerves because I have never had an exam like this. I m getting cold feet when I m thinking about the note than I will get it because it might affect my yearly average.

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05/10/2020
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FEELINGS

I felt happy when I had got promotion at my career and become auditor at the bank. It was fantastic and I was over the moon. All my colleagues was thrilled to bits with this progress.

I really feel angry when people blame me at the work about faults which I don’t responsible.

I ‘m always gutted in situation when a traffic accident occurred and other driver begin to lie to the traffic police about how it is happened .

I really feel nervous about inflation rate in my country. Because it effects our purchase power. Every month I hopelessly wait official announcement . A low rate makes me relieved otherwise I get outraged/ livid.

In these corona disease days I really flabbergasted about people who do not put a mask on face to avoid virus but carry it on their elbow.

I always get cold feet about moving my house. Thanks God. At last I have a flat.

My computer suddenly shut down. All my files have gone. I was at my wit’s end. This matter was doing my head in.

When I was taking university entrance examination my legs were like jelly and my heart was pounding. It was a vital issue for me.

I always respect to the people who have nerves of steel. That is an exceptional ability and benefits more chance and opportunity.

I ‘m bundle of nervous when I begin a new job or meet a person.

In our life the problems causes a lot of sadness and dissapointment. But if we look on the bright side they help us to become perfect.

At a business project presentation I had butterflies in my stomach when I speak in front of participants. This really made me nervous and excited. Then I forgotten what I'll say afterwards I became to be tongue-tied.

I saw a man sipitting in the street. The cheek of it.

After failing an examination which studied so hard I'm absolutely flabbergasted.

Hypocrite person always creeps me out.

Being fired is a creepy event and hurts everybody.

When I was deep in thought in the class-room my friend shouted behind me. He scared the living daylights out of me.


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hsn
05/10/2020 18:52
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
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FEELINGS

I felt happy when I had got promotion at my career and become auditor at the bank. It was fantastic and I was over the moon. All my colleagues was thrilled to bits with this progress.

I really feel angry when people blame me at the work about faults which I don’t responsible.

I ‘m always gutted in situation when a traffic accident occurred and other driver begin to lie to the traffic police about how it is happened .

I really feel nervous about inflation rate in my country. Because it effects our purchase power. Every month I hopelessly wait official announcement . A low rate makes me relieved otherwise I get outraged/ livid.

In these corona disease days I really flabbergasted about people who do not put a mask on face to avoid virus but carry it on their elbow.

I always get cold feet about moving my house. Thanks God. At last I have a flat.

My computer suddenly shut down. All my files have gone. I was at my wit’s end. This matter was doing my head in.

When I was taking university entrance examination my legs were like jelly and my heart was pounding. It was a vital issue for me.

I always respect to the people who have nerves of steel. That is an exceptional ability and benefits more chance and opportunity.

I ‘m bundle of nervous when I begin a new job or meet a person.

In our life the problems causes a lot of sadness and dissapointment. But if we look on the bright side they help us to become perfect.

At a business project presentation I had butterflies in my stomach when I speak in front of participants. This really made me nervous and excited. Then I forgotten what I'll say afterwards I became to be tongue-tied.

I saw a man sipitting in the street. The cheek of it.

After failing an examination which studied so hard I'm absolutely flabbergasted.

Hypocrite person always creeps me out.

Being fired is a creepy event and hurts everybody.

When I was deep in thought in the class-room my friend shouted behind me. He scared the living daylights out of me.

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mobeckham
16/06/2020
TR
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I think this week's football phrase is ( throw in the towel )


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mobeckham
16/06/2020 20:29
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Manchester United
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I think this week's football phrase is ( throw in the towel )

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16/06/2020
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6473
points

I feel thrilled about the restarting of the Premier League tomorrow
I will feel over the moon when I meet Sir Alex Ferguson or David Beckham in the future.
I feel nervous when someone throws litter in the street.
I feel delighted when United play and jubilant when Rashford scores.
I always feel relaxed when I lie on my couch & watch telly.
I usually feel worried the day before the presentations at school.
I felt relieved when I found my wallet back last month.
I felt gutted when United lost to Barcelona in 2009 & 2011 UCL finals.


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mobeckham
16/06/2020 20:24
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

I feel thrilled about the restarting of the Premier League tomorrow
I will feel over the moon when I meet Sir Alex Ferguson or David Beckham in the future.
I feel nervous when someone throws litter in the street.
I feel delighted when United play and jubilant when Rashford scores.
I always feel relaxed when I lie on my couch & watch telly.
I usually feel worried the day before the presentations at school.
I felt relieved when I found my wallet back last month.
I felt gutted when United lost to Barcelona in 2009 & 2011 UCL finals.

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mobeckham
16/06/2020
TR
6473
points

This week's football phrase is ( to throw in the towel )


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mobeckham
16/06/2020 13:07
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

This week's football phrase is ( to throw in the towel )

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mobeckham
16/06/2020
TR
6473
points

I will feel jubilant when I meet David Beckham or Sir Alex Ferguson one day and I felt ecstatic when I got my CELTA certificate from Cambridge University. it was such an exceptional feeling.
I feel overjoyed when Manchester United play and Rashford scores.
I feel disappointed when my team loses.
I feel sympathetic when I see people suffering.
I felt gutted when we lost to Barcelona in 2009 & 2011 UCL finals.
I felt heartbroken when my grandparents passed away in the last decade.
I feel worried when I have a presentation at my school.
I feel nervous when I see people break the regulations in the streets.
I will feel over the moon when I play my 1000th football game next month. I will feel so proud of myself :)
The best feeling ever is when people love and respect each other :)


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mobeckham
16/06/2020 13:03
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

I will feel jubilant when I meet David Beckham or Sir Alex Ferguson one day and I felt ecstatic when I got my CELTA certificate from Cambridge University. it was such an exceptional feeling.
I feel overjoyed when Manchester United play and Rashford scores.
I feel disappointed when my team loses.
I feel sympathetic when I see people suffering.
I felt gutted when we lost to Barcelona in 2009 & 2011 UCL finals.
I felt heartbroken when my grandparents passed away in the last decade.
I feel worried when I have a presentation at my school.
I feel nervous when I see people break the regulations in the streets.
I will feel over the moon when I play my 1000th football game next month. I will feel so proud of myself :)
The best feeling ever is when people love and respect each other :)

Vitor Augusto
11/05/2020
BR
62
points

I feel apprehensive but happy when one of my football teams (Manchester United, Grêmio and Napoli) comes to the pitch to play a important match, likes a tournment final. If we score, I feel overjoyed and euphoric during a lot of weeks.


Vitor Augusto
11/05/2020 15:12
Brazil
Manchester United
62

I feel apprehensive but happy when one of my football teams (Manchester United, Grêmio and Napoli) comes to the pitch to play a important match, likes a tournment final. If we score, I feel overjoyed and euphoric during a lot of weeks.

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Johan®7
08/05/2020
CO
65
points

Hi everyone!
I'm not sure but I think the phrase is "to surrender or to accept defeat" ...
Please, correct me.

I felt creep, delighted, euphoric, anxious when Santafe; my original club was going to play the League's final against Millonarios in december of 2017. I thought of everything except playing the final against our most direct rival of home. Previously, Santafe won the Conmebol Sudamericana Cup; the second most important Cup of South América followed by Conmebol Libertadores, something like UEFA Europa League, so we all fans were jubilant and overjoyed because of it. We're the first club that have won this international Cup in Colombia, which you totally understand the proud we've had for it. Santafe defeated Huracán from Argentina by penalties 3-1 after drawing 0-0 in the official 90's ...Bogota had this Cup thanks Santafe. When in 2017 came the final against"las gallinas" as it's called Millonarios here, they absolutely had big reasons to be get cold feet as well as Santafe ofcourse. Two matches were played in the final, the ida was 1-0 for Millonarios. We felt so angry and gutted, I don't even explain how much dissapointed I was, I felt a pain like a kick in my balls.
Then the "vuelta" came, and he had all the hope my club was going to defeat the rivals... Unfortunately, Santafe drew 2-2. Since Millonarios, scored in the last 2 minutes, when Santafe was winning the game 2-1.
After that I felt so sad, miserable, dissappointed and gutted, and I still remember it and it makes me feel very angry, but writing about this helps me out all my anger. So thank you.


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Johan®7
08/05/2020 01:10
Colombia
Arsenal
65

Hi everyone!
I'm not sure but I think the phrase is "to surrender or to accept defeat" ...
Please, correct me.

I felt creep, delighted, euphoric, anxious when Santafe; my original club was going to play the League's final against Millonarios in december of 2017. I thought of everything except playing the final against our most direct rival of home. Previously, Santafe won the Conmebol Sudamericana Cup; the second most important Cup of South América followed by Conmebol Libertadores, something like UEFA Europa League, so we all fans were jubilant and overjoyed because of it. We're the first club that have won this international Cup in Colombia, which you totally understand the proud we've had for it. Santafe defeated Huracán from Argentina by penalties 3-1 after drawing 0-0 in the official 90's ...Bogota had this Cup thanks Santafe. When in 2017 came the final against"las gallinas" as it's called Millonarios here, they absolutely had big reasons to be get cold feet as well as Santafe ofcourse. Two matches were played in the final, the ida was 1-0 for Millonarios. We felt so angry and gutted, I don't even explain how much dissapointed I was, I felt a pain like a kick in my balls.
Then the "vuelta" came, and he had all the hope my club was going to defeat the rivals... Unfortunately, Santafe drew 2-2. Since Millonarios, scored in the last 2 minutes, when Santafe was winning the game 2-1.
After that I felt so sad, miserable, dissappointed and gutted, and I still remember it and it makes me feel very angry, but writing about this helps me out all my anger. So thank you.

lakerwang
05/05/2020
CN
337
points

The football phrase is "***** up *** *****".


lakerwang
05/05/2020 17:47
China
Chelsea
337

The football phrase is "***** up *** *****".

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elghoul
04/05/2020
DZ
3988
points

I feel sad when a policeman took the smoker to the police station A man during this Ramadhan diet was walking around smoking publicly in broad daylight. All pedestrians and even car drivers were  flabbergasted.

I feel sad when a policeman took the smoker to the police station.


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elghoul
04/05/2020 13:51
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

I feel sad when a policeman took the smoker to the police station A man during this Ramadhan diet was walking around smoking publicly in broad daylight. All pedestrians and even car drivers were  flabbergasted.

I feel sad when a policeman took the smoker to the police station.

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wsanta
04/05/2020
AR
5086
points

The football phrase could be "***** ** *** *****".


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wsanta
04/05/2020 05:08
Argentina
Leeds United
5086

The football phrase could be "***** ** *** *****".

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wsanta
04/05/2020
AR
5086
points

I was surprised when I heard Rowan and she was a girl. I didn't know Rowan is a unisex name. I thought Jack and Rich had invited Mr. Bean :)


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wsanta
04/05/2020 04:48
Argentina
Leeds United
5086

I was surprised when I heard Rowan and she was a girl. I didn't know Rowan is a unisex name. I thought Jack and Rich had invited Mr. Bean :)

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wsanta
06/05/2020
AR
5086
points

I meant to say that the actor who stars in Mr. Bean is called Rowan Atkinson and I didn't know that it is a unisex name. Sorry Rowan. What worries me is clearing up any misunderstandings.


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wsanta
06/05/2020 18:21
Argentina
Leeds United
5086

I meant to say that the actor who stars in Mr. Bean is called Rowan Atkinson and I didn't know that it is a unisex name. Sorry Rowan. What worries me is clearing up any misunderstandings.

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Liubomyr
03/05/2020
UA
4408
points

I think that the phrase is to '***** ** *** *****'


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Liubomyr
03/05/2020 15:27
Ukraine
Watford
4408

I think that the phrase is to '***** ** *** *****'

Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020
ES
594
points

Yes, you're right. Good to see you in your Watford shirt! Do you think they will stay up this season? A difficult question to answer at the moment ...


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Rich
03/05/2020 21:07
Spain
Liverpool
594

Yes, you're right. Good to see you in your Watford shirt! Do you think they will stay up this season? A difficult question to answer at the moment ...

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Liubomyr
04/05/2020
UA
4408
points

Hi Rich, until Premier League season has been halted I estimated Watford chances to stay as high, but now it's really difficult question. Nobody knows how the break would impact each team and how the form can change. And it's an option on the table that no one team would relegate this season)))


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Liubomyr
04/05/2020 12:30
Ukraine
Watford
4408

Hi Rich, until Premier League season has been halted I estimated Watford chances to stay as high, but now it's really difficult question. Nobody knows how the break would impact each team and how the form can change. And it's an option on the table that no one team would relegate this season)))

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elghoul
02/05/2020
DZ
3988
points

Hello every one,

Football phrase : ***** ** *** *****.

Be safe and well.


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elghoul
02/05/2020 15:55
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Hello every one,

Football phrase : ***** ** *** *****.

Be safe and well.

Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020
ES
594
points

Well done, Elghoul and nice sentiments. You, too!


Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020 21:08
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done, Elghoul and nice sentiments. You, too!

sabanoleg
02/05/2020
UA
2337
points

I hope the phrase is"***** ** *** *****",if not I will be gutted.


sabanoleg
02/05/2020 10:22
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

I hope the phrase is"***** ** *** *****",if not I will be gutted.

Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020
ES
594
points

No need to be gutted, Sabanoleg as you're correct! Good use of one of the adjectives we look at in the podcast :)


Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020 21:09
Spain
Liverpool
594

No need to be gutted, Sabanoleg as you're correct! Good use of one of the adjectives we look at in the podcast :)

hayato
02/05/2020
JP
438
points

the phrase is to ***** up *** sponge


hayato
02/05/2020 07:04
Japan
Everton
438

the phrase is to ***** up *** sponge

Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020
ES
594
points

Not quite right, Hayato. It's not a sponge but it is something you find in the bathroom!


Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020 21:10
Spain
Liverpool
594

Not quite right, Hayato. It's not a sponge but it is something you find in the bathroom!

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Nicolasm27
02/05/2020
CO
27
points

The phrase is to ***** ** *** *****!


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Nicolasm27
02/05/2020 03:54
Colombia
Liverpool
27

The phrase is to ***** ** *** *****!

Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020
ES
594
points

Well done, Nicolas and welcome to Premier Skills English! We hope you enjoy the podcast and website.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020 21:11
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done, Nicolas and welcome to Premier Skills English! We hope you enjoy the podcast and website.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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wsanta
01/05/2020
AR
5086
points

Happy international workers day for all!!!


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wsanta
01/05/2020 23:13
Argentina
Leeds United
5086

Happy international workers day for all!!!

Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020
ES
594
points

You too! A few virtual marches this year!


Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020 21:15
Spain
Liverpool
594

You too! A few virtual marches this year!

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Marco Zapien
01/05/2020
MX
79
points

This one is easy: **** ** *** *****!


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Marco Zapien
01/05/2020 20:30
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
79

This one is easy: **** ** *** *****!

Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020
ES
594
points

Well done, Marco. You're the first to get the answer right again this week!


Rich's picture
Rich
03/05/2020 21:15
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done, Marco. You're the first to get the answer right again this week!

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6473
2Alex_from_Ukraine6224
3hsn5471
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71020
2Ukraine33126
3Spain27407
4Serbia27249
5Brazil21928
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19249
8Macedonia19074
9Turkey18581
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United137290
2Liverpool107011
3Chelsea86799
4Arsenal79727
5Manchester City53754
6Tottenham Hotspur18434
7Leicester City13944
8Newcastle United10250
9Leeds United7716
10West Ham United7133

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: Adjectives (feelings)

Vocabulary: Phrases to show feelings

Task: Tell us about something that makes you feel ...