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Getting Angry 16/17 ep.11

Getting Angry 16/17 ep.11

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich talks about half and half football scarves and why they make him angry. Jack tries to calm him down. The language focus is on expressions we use when we are angry and expressions we use to calm people down. We also have news about our Premier Skills Fantasy Football team, a new football phrase for you to guess and a Premier League prediction for you to make in our weekly vote. Enjoy!

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. You can see two examples here: 

Only goal difference separates Arsenal from City at the top of the table.

You don't want to get egg on your face, Rich!

There were a few more tricky words in the podcast. Can you remember all of them? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words in context. This can really help with understanding.

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?

Maarten Stekelenburg saved two penalties against Manchester City!

Language

In this week's podcast, Rich got a bit angry about half and half scarves (note: scarf when singular but scarves when plural). He really doesn't like half and half scarves. You can see this when he said:

These scarves. They are horrible. I can't stand them!

When we say that we can't stand something it means you really, really don't like or hate something or someone. You could say:

I can't stand waiting. It's so boring!

I can't stand broccoli. It's disgusting!

We can use a noun (broccoli) or a verb (wait) after the phrase 'can't stand'. When we use a verb, we use the gerund form of the verb (-ing). We say:

I can't stand cheating. I think players who cheat should get a red card.

Other verbs that are used to describe feelings or preferences are also followed by the gerund form. For example; love, enjoy, hate, like and dislike.

I hate watching films but I love watching football!

In this activity, think about how we can use the gerund (-ing form) in English.

Activity 2: In this activity, decide which situation each sentence belongs to and put it into the correct group.
When do we the gerund?
We use the gerund in the following situations: 
 
1. like a noun as the subject or object of a sentence
Swimming is an excellent way of taking exercise. 
2. after prepositions:
I'll think about getting  a season ticket next year.
3. After certain verbs, e.g. avoid, enjoy, finish, go, imagine, mind, risk, suggest 
I always enjoy relaxing on the sofa to watch the match

Rich can't stand half and half scarves!

Vocabulary

'Can't stand' is one phrase that we often use to show that we are angry but there were others that Rich used in the podcast. A couple of examples were:

Look at this! Chelsea on one half and Leicester on the other. It's just plain wrong!

Come on!

Look! I have a programme here! It says on the front - Chelsea v Leicester November 15th 2016.

It's not only the words that show that you are angry; we use our voice, too. The phrases are written with exclamation marks because Rich was angry and raised his voice (he was shouting). We also use our voice if we want to calm someone down. Look at this sentence from the podcast: 

It's OK Rich, you're still ranting. You can calm down now.

Here Jack's voice is reassuring which makes Rich feel less worried and less angry about things. The phrases 'calm down' and 'it's OK' are probably less important than the way he says them. However, the words are also important and in this next activity, we'd like you to look at some words and phrases that are either used when you are angry or when you are trying to calm someone down.

Activity 3: In this activity, learn some phrases that someone is angry might use and some phrases to calm him/her down.
Can you put the phrases in the correct group?

Theo Walcott helped Arsenal to the top of the Premier League table.

Transcript

If the listening was difficult, listen again and read the transcript at the same time.
Read and listen at the same time!

Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich

Jack: and I’m Jack

Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcastJack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Social

Jack: Let’s start with what’s been happening on the website this week.

Rich: We’ve got a new article all about Manchester City on the website. They’ve had a fantastic season. They’ve won the League and Cup double and won 6-0 in the Champions League?

Jack: Err.. what are you talking about, Rich? We’re in October - are you in some kind of parallel universe?

Rich: No, I’m right here, Jack. I’m talking about Man City’s women’s team. It’s an exciting time for women’s football in the UK with crowds and interest increasing all the time. So, take a look at the article - it’s on the homepage and also includes this week’s Football English Quiz.

Jack: Alex from Ukraine has already told us that Zhilstroy Kharkiv  won the Ukranian women’s cup just last week which made him happy because Kharkiv is his home town.

Rich: We ask you what you know about women’s football in your country in the article so let us know. In last week’s podcast, we were talking about differences between American and British English.

Jack: Most of you said that you weren’t sure if you used British or American English apart from Kwesimanifest from Ghana who is sure that he uses British English.

Rich: Many of you spoke about your own languages, too. Elghoul from Algeria said he spoke Arabic but his Arabic is different from Arabic spoken in Egypt or Tunisia for example.

Jack: Poui from Laos says that pronunciation can make Lao very difficult to understand and Emil from Russia thinks Russian is also a very difficult language for foreigners to learn.

Rich: And Aragorn1986 from Montenegro made an interesting point about his language - Montenegrin. He said it’s similar to other languages in the region but just named differently for national reasons.

Jack: As always, keep the comments coming in - we enjoy reading them!

Latest news headlines

Jack: Here are the Premier League headlines this week.

Rich: Bournemouth hit Hull for six.

Jack: Bournemouth beat Hull City 6-1 on Saturday - a record Premier League win for the south coast club. Three goals in each half gave the Cherries a famous win.

Rich: City held by Everton.

Jack: The League leaders had to come from behind to earn a point against Everton. Romelu Lukaku put Everton ahead but Nolito equalised eight minutes later. City missed two penalties and the man of the match was Everton’s keeper - Maarten Stekelenburg.

Rich: Arsenal aim for top spot.

Jack: Arsenal are gunning for top spot in the Premier League. A 3-2 home win against Swansea City means only goal difference separates the Gunners from City at the top of the table. Theo Walcott with two goals and Mesut Ozil were Arsenal’s goalscorers.

Player of the Week

Jack: So who was our player of the week? Lots to choose from; Romelu Lukaku, Theo Walcott, Nacer Chadli...

Rich: They all had great weekends but our player of the weekend is…….……. Maarten Stekelenburg. The Everton keeper produced one of the best ever goalkeeping performances in the Premier League. He saved two penalties and made seven other saves against City!

Jack: Good choice for our first Player of the week title! (funny noise)

Rich: Yeah,  it was definitely Stekelenburg rather than Lukaku who earned Everton a point at City.

Jack: Do you agree with our choice? Let us know in the comments section.

……….

Jack: OK - it’s Saturday afternoon and Rich and I are here outside Stamford Bridge - the home of Chelsea football club in London - and we’re about to watch the match, but we’re not going in just yet because Rich wants to complain about something. What do you want to complain about, Rich?

Rich: These?

Jack: What are they? They just look like scarves to me.

Rich: These scarves. They are horrible. I can’t stand them. Why do you go to a football match, Jack?

Jack: Errr.. to enjoy the football….

Rich: Yes, alright enjoying the football is important but before that you go to support your team...right…

Jack: Yes, Rich. Wooahhh! Careful, Rich. That taxi nearly knocked you over! I know you are angry but you need to look where you are going.

Rich: Yes, anyway, these scarves. You go to the match to support your team. And these scarves which are called half and half scarves are just horrible. Look at this! Chelsea on one half and Leicester on the other - it’s just plain wrong.

Jack: What if you support both teams?

Rich: Come on! Nobody supports both teams. You always have a preference or you sit with the home fans or the away fans.

Jack: What if you don’t support either team?

Rich: Then don’t buy one of these scarves.

Jack: But some people like to have a souvenir. I think they’re quite popular with tourists...

Rich: Then they should buy a programme or use your ticket as a souvenir. Look I have a programme here, it says on the front, Chelsea v Leicester 15th November 2016.

Jack: OK, I have some news for you, Rich. It might help you calm down.

Rich: What’s that?

Jack: Some Premier League teams, Chelsea are one, are going to ban half and half scarves so you won’t see them here anymore.

Rich: Good. I hope I never have to see them again anywhere.

Language

Jack: So, Rich got a little bit angry about something in the last section. When we get angry about a topic we can say that we rant about it or we can go on a rant. It means to talk about something for a long time in an angry way. Rich was ranting about half and half football scarves.

Rich: And in this section we’re going to take a look at some of the language Rich used and language more generally we use to show that we are angry.

Jack: Let’s start with some vocabulary. Rich said that he ‘can’t stand’ half and half scarves. If you can’t stand something it means you hate something.

Rich: It’s true. I can’t stand half and half scarves. Buy two scarves if you want, one for each team but not half and half - it’s just wrong.

Jack: OK, Rich you’re still ranting - you can calm down now, there are no half and half scarves nearby.

Rich: OK, sorry.

Jack: Rich just said ‘it’s just wrong’ this is another phrase that is used to show anger. Earlier outside the football stadium he said ‘it’s plain wrong’ and this phrase is used in a similar way - to say that something should not happen or be done in a particular way.

Rich: When I used the expression ‘come on’ it was to show surprise and a little anger when Jack said someone could support both teams.

Jack: A lot of anger is in the voice and not the words. You could tell Rich was a little angry when he said ‘these’ and ‘look’ and ‘good’. He said the words quickly and his voice was louder. He would normally use more words to be more polite. Have a listen again and think about how you can tell he is angry.

Rich: In the comments section below, we would like you to think about something that make you angry - in and out of football. Rant about them a little explaining why they make you angry.

Jack: Use lots of exclamations and phrases to show that you are angry! But please try not to swear!

Football Phrase

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week?

Jack: Yes, I have, but first last week’s football phrase. The phrase was ‘extra-time’. This in American English is called ‘over-time’. A few of you said ‘injury time’. This is the two or three minutes that are added at the end of the first half or the end of the game because of injuries or time wasting. We don’t see ‘extra-time’ in the Premier League - only in cup matches and it lasts for thirty minutes.

Rich: Well done to Emil from Russia, Poui from Laos, Liubomyr and Alex from Ukraine, Aragorn1986 from Montenegro and Kwesimanifest from Ghana. You all got the right answer!

Jack: I’ve gone for a really difficult phrase this week. Let’s see how you do. The phrase is * *** *** ** *** ******. The phrase is usually used by managers after a bad result. The final word in this phrase or cliche is a place where someone often works when they use a computer, and in this phrase it means work. So, when a manager uses this phrase he is saying that the team has had a poor day at work.

Rich: Pretty difficult. Let’s see if anybody can guess the right answer.

Prediction

Jack: Last week’s prediction was on the Liverpool-Man Utd match but because we’re recording this on Monday afternoon we don’t know the result yet.

Rich: Let’s just say Liverpool won 4-0.

Jack: No, let’s not - you don’t want to get egg on your face. If you are listening after the match we will have changed the prediction league on the page so you can take a look. Right Rich, this week’s prediction.

Rich: This weekend’s big match features an away trip for Manchester Utd for the second week in a row. And, it’s another difficult match for the Red Devils because they are away to Chelsea. The big story around this match is, of course, Jose Mourinho’s return to the club where he was so successful for so many years. I have no idea how this will affect him but I’m sure he will want his new players to show his ex-players what they can do. I think it will be a close game with few goals but I think Jose will finish the game with a smile on his face. Final score: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester Utd

Jack: I think Chelsea will win this one. I’m going to go for a 2-1 win to Chelsea with Diego Costa getting a goal.

Rich: 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. And remember to take a look at our Fantasy Football page and join in the discussions!

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

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Premier League Prediction - Gameweek 9 - Chelsea v Man Utd

In Gameweek 8, Liverpool drew with Manchester Utd 0-0, Rich went for a Liverpool win and our listeners thought that Manchester Utd would win but Jack correctly predicted a draw. Well done, Jack! Rich still leads the way with 4 points but Jack now has two points just one point behind our podcast listeners. Remember, it's one point for the correct result and two additional points for the correct score. The big match in Gameweek 9 is Chelsea v Man Utd! Can you predict the right score?

  GW 1 GW 2 GW 3 GW 4 GW 5 GW 6 GW 7 GW 8 GW 9
Rich 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0-1
Jack 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2-1
Podcast Listeners 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 ?

Make your prediction now!

What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Rich got angry about half and half scarves.

  1. Do you think Rich was right to get angry about half and half scarves? Can you support more than one team? Why/Why not?

  2. Is there something about football that makes you angry? Have a rant and tell us all about it in the comments section!

  3. What makes you angry outside of football? Tell us something that you can't stand.

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and 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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hsn's picture
hsn
17/01/2021
TR
5535
points

1- I totally agree with Rich. Half scarves aren’t wrong but unlikeable, Football means competion,race,to be supporter of a team.I’m fan of more than one teams but in the different countries like Tottenham (U.K) Juventus (Italy) BJK (Turkey) All of them have black and white kit-:)
Supporting more than one teams in the same league doesn’t make sense. Half and half football scarves are useful and economical when family members are fan of different teams. It prevents clashes in he home-:)
2-Football matches which played “slow-motion” without goal positions and attacks make me angry. It’s waste of time.
3- Being blamed for a financial damage which I’m not responsible. That’s make me angry.
I can’t stand people who have bad breath.
I can’t stand waiting in the shop when someones are shopping except my wife-:)

WOMEN’S FOTBALL IN TURKEY
Women’s fotball officially got started in 1994 under supervising of (TFF) Turkish Footbal Federation in Turkey . There are three leagues and (36) teams. Champion of first division represent our country in UEFA matches every year. Due to Covid-19 these leagues are suspended and haven’t started yet. Women’s football isn’t as popular as men’s football here.

ABOUT LANGUAGES
Changes in the cultural , historical and geographical fields also changes vocabulary and use of language. I visited Uzbekistan for a along time ago. Although our languages are orginated and classified in the same group, I wasn’t able to communicate with them easily. Because they speak dialects.

PHRASES
I immediately go away when someones start to rant about politics.

Manager of our company has announced cut off quarterly bonuses in order to reach next year’s budget targets. It’s plain wrong.

Some liar politicians deserve to get egg on their face.I never do this.In these pandemic days egg prices are rising-:)

P.S
Instead of “injury- time or “ extra- time” we use “added- time” term here


hsn's picture
hsn
17/01/2021 18:03
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5535

1- I totally agree with Rich. Half scarves aren’t wrong but unlikeable, Football means competion,race,to be supporter of a team.I’m fan of more than one teams but in the different countries like Tottenham (U.K) Juventus (Italy) BJK (Turkey) All of them have black and white kit-:)
Supporting more than one teams in the same league doesn’t make sense. Half and half football scarves are useful and economical when family members are fan of different teams. It prevents clashes in he home-:)
2-Football matches which played “slow-motion” without goal positions and attacks make me angry. It’s waste of time.
3- Being blamed for a financial damage which I’m not responsible. That’s make me angry.
I can’t stand people who have bad breath.
I can’t stand waiting in the shop when someones are shopping except my wife-:)

WOMEN’S FOTBALL IN TURKEY
Women’s fotball officially got started in 1994 under supervising of (TFF) Turkish Footbal Federation in Turkey . There are three leagues and (36) teams. Champion of first division represent our country in UEFA matches every year. Due to Covid-19 these leagues are suspended and haven’t started yet. Women’s football isn’t as popular as men’s football here.

ABOUT LANGUAGES
Changes in the cultural , historical and geographical fields also changes vocabulary and use of language. I visited Uzbekistan for a along time ago. Although our languages are orginated and classified in the same group, I wasn’t able to communicate with them easily. Because they speak dialects.

PHRASES
I immediately go away when someones start to rant about politics.

Manager of our company has announced cut off quarterly bonuses in order to reach next year’s budget targets. It’s plain wrong.

Some liar politicians deserve to get egg on their face.I never do this.In these pandemic days egg prices are rising-:)

P.S
Instead of “injury- time or “ extra- time” we use “added- time” term here

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6511
points

This football phrase is ( a bad day at the office ) and it's usually said by Jose Mourinho :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/05/2020 12:58
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

This football phrase is ( a bad day at the office ) and it's usually said by Jose Mourinho :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I can't stand watching a defensive game
I hate watching slow games


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/05/2020 12:56
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I can't stand watching a defensive game
I hate watching slow games

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I don't think he should be angry because they are some other scarves with only one team on it
Chill out Rich :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/05/2020 12:55
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I don't think he should be angry because they are some other scarves with only one team on it
Chill out Rich :)

sabanoleg
06/11/2017
UA
2337
points

I can't stand waiting in the queues,it's my death.


sabanoleg
06/11/2017 15:00
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

I can't stand waiting in the queues,it's my death.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3705
points

The phrase is a bad day at the office.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016 13:36
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The phrase is a bad day at the office.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3705
points

If someone annoys me while watching a match.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016 13:35
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

If someone annoys me while watching a match.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes,when my team concede a last minute goal,it makes me angry.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016 13:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes,when my team concede a last minute goal,it makes me angry.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016
PS
3705
points

yes, he was right to get angry with them.No i can not support more than one team.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/12/2016 13:33
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

yes, he was right to get angry with them.No i can not support more than one team.

poui
25/10/2016
LA
129
points

Correct me
1. I think Rich was not right to get angry about half and half scarves because It is the good way to show that you love the match and it like a friendship symbol. yes, you can support more than onw team but at least just only two or not in the same league.
2. I was very angry about football especially, when some players were cheating or dirty play on the opposite team's players. I cannot stand cheating and always have a rant with my friends after the match (especially when we support different team).
3. I cannot stand the corruption and I hated to watch good people to get hurt by bad guys.


poui
25/10/2016 16:05
Laos
Manchester United
129

Correct me
1. I think Rich was not right to get angry about half and half scarves because It is the good way to show that you love the match and it like a friendship symbol. yes, you can support more than onw team but at least just only two or not in the same league.
2. I was very angry about football especially, when some players were cheating or dirty play on the opposite team's players. I cannot stand cheating and always have a rant with my friends after the match (especially when we support different team).
3. I cannot stand the corruption and I hated to watch good people to get hurt by bad guys.

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Rich
26/10/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Poui

It's OK that we disagree about half and half scarves. I promise not to get angry .

Your answers to questions two and three are excellent and it's great that you have used the language from the podcast in your answers. The only correction I'd like to make is when you say 'I hate to watch' in question 3. When we use verbs like hat, love, like we use the gerund (-ing form) so we should say: 'I hate watching'.

Your answer to question one was a little bit more difficult to understand. I've made some corrections below. Let me know if there is anything you don't understand.

I don't think Rich was not right to get angry about half and half scarves because it is the a good way to show that you love the match game and it is like a friendship symbol symbol of friendship. Yes, you can support more than one team but at least just only two only two at the most or and not in the same league.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
26/10/2016 08:59
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Poui

It's OK that we disagree about half and half scarves. I promise not to get angry .

Your answers to questions two and three are excellent and it's great that you have used the language from the podcast in your answers. The only correction I'd like to make is when you say 'I hate to watch' in question 3. When we use verbs like hat, love, like we use the gerund (-ing form) so we should say: 'I hate watching'.

Your answer to question one was a little bit more difficult to understand. I've made some corrections below. Let me know if there is anything you don't understand.

I don't think Rich was not right to get angry about half and half scarves because it is the a good way to show that you love the match game and it is like a friendship symbol symbol of friendship. Yes, you can support more than one team but at least just only two only two at the most or and not in the same league.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kwesimanifest
25/10/2016
GH
4768
points

I must say United played very poorly over the weekend and Chelsea deserved their win and more if they had been a bit more clinical with their finishes.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
25/10/2016 07:25
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I must say United played very poorly over the weekend and Chelsea deserved their win and more if they had been a bit more clinical with their finishes.

Rich's picture
Rich
26/10/2016
ES
594
points

Yes, it could have been even worse for Manchester Utd fans!


Rich's picture
Rich
26/10/2016 08:59
Spain
Liverpool
594

Yes, it could have been even worse for Manchester Utd fans!

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aragorn1986
21/10/2016
ME
3557
points

I don't like half and half scarves also. I don't see the point of it. Sometimes I'm angry when I see it's already injury time and the manager is preparing a new substitute. It's never done for the reason they want to make a change but only to spent some precious time. It should be banned after 90'. Outside of football I can't stand expensive tickets. Do rich fans deserve more tickets than those who are standing in lines for hours to support their favourite team? I'm sure the most of you will agree with me. Because you love football and promote this wonderful game.


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aragorn1986
21/10/2016 16:30
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I don't like half and half scarves also. I don't see the point of it. Sometimes I'm angry when I see it's already injury time and the manager is preparing a new substitute. It's never done for the reason they want to make a change but only to spent some precious time. It should be banned after 90'. Outside of football I can't stand expensive tickets. Do rich fans deserve more tickets than those who are standing in lines for hours to support their favourite team? I'm sure the most of you will agree with me. Because you love football and promote this wonderful game.

Rich's picture
Rich
26/10/2016
ES
594
points

Yes, I find these last-minute substitutions really annoying, too! I think that would be a great rule to introduce but managers are sure to say that their substitutions are tactical or a player is injured rather than to waste time!


Rich's picture
Rich
26/10/2016 09:02
Spain
Liverpool
594

Yes, I find these last-minute substitutions really annoying, too! I think that would be a great rule to introduce but managers are sure to say that their substitutions are tactical or a player is injured rather than to waste time!

Vishenka
20/10/2016
RU
76
points

Correct me
1.I think Rich was right saying that it's unnormal to go to matches with half and half scarves. You can support only one team, others should be only watched. Or it looks not honestly according to the teams.
2. I can't stand swearing, espessially if I am with the children. It makes me angry. I start making observation on it. The conflict starts. I become nervous. It's an unpleasant situation.
3. I can't stand when people are late. It is disrespectable to those who is waiting.


Vishenka
20/10/2016 19:02
Russia
Manchester United
76

Correct me
1.I think Rich was right saying that it's unnormal to go to matches with half and half scarves. You can support only one team, others should be only watched. Or it looks not honestly according to the teams.
2. I can't stand swearing, espessially if I am with the children. It makes me angry. I start making observation on it. The conflict starts. I become nervous. It's an unpleasant situation.
3. I can't stand when people are late. It is disrespectable to those who is waiting.

Rich's picture
Rich
20/10/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Vishenka

Welcome to Premier Skills English. I hope you enjoy the website :)

Your English is very good but I have made a few corrections. I have concentrated on vocabulary and made a few corrections in red below:

1.I think Rich was right saying that it's unnormal strange/not normal to go to matches with half and half scarves. You can support only one team, others should be only watched. Or it looks not honestly dishonest according to the teams.
2. I can't stand swearing, espessially especially if I am with the children. It makes me angry. I start making observation on it. The conflict starts. I become nervous. It's an unpleasant situation.
3. I can't stand it when people are late. It is disrespectable disrespectful to those who is are waiting.

Hope that helps.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


Rich's picture
Rich
20/10/2016 21:03
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Vishenka

Welcome to Premier Skills English. I hope you enjoy the website :)

Your English is very good but I have made a few corrections. I have concentrated on vocabulary and made a few corrections in red below:

1.I think Rich was right saying that it's unnormal strange/not normal to go to matches with half and half scarves. You can support only one team, others should be only watched. Or it looks not honestly dishonest according to the teams.
2. I can't stand swearing, espessially especially if I am with the children. It makes me angry. I start making observation on it. The conflict starts. I become nervous. It's an unpleasant situation.
3. I can't stand it when people are late. It is disrespectable disrespectful to those who is are waiting.

Hope that helps.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
20/10/2016
UA
4416
points

The phrase is '* *** *** ** *** ******'


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
20/10/2016 14:03
Ukraine
Watford
4416

The phrase is '* *** *** ** *** ******'

admin's picture
admin
20/10/2016
GB
560
points

Well done Liubomyr - I didn't think that anyone would get this week's phrase!


admin's picture
admin
20/10/2016 14:53
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Well done Liubomyr - I didn't think that anyone would get this week's phrase!

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/10/2016
GH
4768
points

Its not possible to support more than one team. Ones bias would be high towards the very team you earnestly support.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/10/2016 07:17
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Its not possible to support more than one team. Ones bias would be high towards the very team you earnestly support.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
19/10/2016
DZ
3988
points

1.When there is hatred in the stadium air it is worthy to higher a half and half scarf.
2.I don't like hatred in stadiums and when we see as those years people hurting each others with stones and even long knifes before and after a match it is really awful and terrible.
3.I can't stand looking fans hitting referees with any sorts of objects although the players haven't yet begun harming up.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
19/10/2016 16:43
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

1.When there is hatred in the stadium air it is worthy to higher a half and half scarf.
2.I don't like hatred in stadiums and when we see as those years people hurting each others with stones and even long knifes before and after a match it is really awful and terrible.
3.I can't stand looking fans hitting referees with any sorts of objects although the players haven't yet begun harming up.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/10/2016
GH
4768
points

I can't stand dishonesty


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/10/2016 10:43
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I can't stand dishonesty

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
19/10/2016
UA
6296
points

As the last try : this week's phrase is * *** *** ** *** ******.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
19/10/2016 10:17
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

As the last try : this week's phrase is * *** *** ** *** ******.

Rich's picture
Rich
19/10/2016
ES
594
points

Yay! 


Rich's picture
Rich
19/10/2016 10:40
Spain
Liverpool
594

Yay! 

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/10/2016
GH
4768
points

With the player of the week i think De Gea would give Maarten Stekelenburg a good match.
I afree that as of the time of broadcasting the podcast Maarten Stekelenburgwas the player of the week. However after the Liverpool vrs United match De Gea is the best player this week.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/10/2016 20:03
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

With the player of the week i think De Gea would give Maarten Stekelenburg a good match.
I afree that as of the time of broadcasting the podcast Maarten Stekelenburgwas the player of the week. However after the Liverpool vrs United match De Gea is the best player this week.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016
UA
6296
points

Then this week's phrase is A DAY NOT IN THE OFFICE .


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016 20:02
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

Then this week's phrase is A DAY NOT IN THE OFFICE .

Rich's picture
Rich
18/10/2016
ES
594
points

Sorry, that's not right either :(


Rich's picture
Rich
18/10/2016 22:48
Spain
Liverpool
594

Sorry, that's not right either :(

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/10/2016
GH
4768
points

This week's phrase is * *** *** ** *** ******


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/10/2016 19:56
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

This week's phrase is * *** *** ** *** ******

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016
UA
6296
points

I definitely can't stand cheating and foul play.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016 18:51
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

I definitely can't stand cheating and foul play.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016
UA
6296
points

This week's phrase is A DAY OUT OF THE OFFICE .


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016 18:49
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

This week's phrase is A DAY OUT OF THE OFFICE .

Rich's picture
Rich
18/10/2016
ES
594
points

You've got the last word in the phrase but the rest isn't quite right. Have another go!


Rich's picture
Rich
18/10/2016 19:25
Spain
Liverpool
594

You've got the last word in the phrase but the rest isn't quite right. Have another go!

Pavlo
18/10/2016
UA
209
points

The phrase is - "* *** *** ** *** ******".


Pavlo
18/10/2016 15:00
Ukraine
Arsenal
209

The phrase is - "* *** *** ** *** ******".

Rich's picture
Rich
18/10/2016
ES
594
points

Well done Pavlo! You are spot on and the first to get this week's football phrase!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
18/10/2016 19:24
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done Pavlo! You are spot on and the first to get this week's football phrase!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016
UA
6296
points

I do not think Rich was right to get angry about half and half scarves. In Khar'kov one usually buys them not to support more than one team. They were sold when Metallist played international matches - as a souvenir of the game. I used to have such half and half scarves with colours of, say, Sampdoria and Everton, though I am not their supporter. :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/10/2016 08:35
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

I do not think Rich was right to get angry about half and half scarves. In Khar'kov one usually buys them not to support more than one team. They were sold when Metallist played international matches - as a souvenir of the game. I used to have such half and half scarves with colours of, say, Sampdoria and Everton, though I am not their supporter. :-)

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