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Speaking Skills: Talking about holidays

Speaking Skills: Talking about holidays

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, we talk about the latest news from the Premier League and we talk about holidays now the Premier League season has come to a close. I'm going to Spain on holiday this summer and Rich gives me some advice about where to go and what to do. This week, the language focus is on vocabulary connected to holidays and phrases you can use to give recommendations and phrases you can use to respond to recommendations. As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess. Enjoy!

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Speaking Skills - Talking about Holidays


Jack: Are you going away this summer?

Rich: We’re thinking about going camping in the mountains.

Jack: Nice.

Rich: Yes, in the Pyrenees, between France and Spain. What about you?

Jack: We’re thinking about going to Spain. You live in Spain, Rich. Do you think you could recommend a few places…

Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich
 
Jack: and I’m Jack
 
Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast
 
Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.
 
Jack: What’s happening this week, Rich?
 
Rich: In this week’s podcast, we’re talking about holidays.
 
Jack: The Premier League season is over and Premier League players have a bit of time off.
 
Rich: I’ve seen that Paul Pogba is in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Wayne Rooney is in Barbados and Jamie Vardy is in Dubai.
 
Jack: It’s great to get some downtime and Rich is going to give me some advice about my summer holiday in this week’s podcast and we’re going to focus on language we use to recommend places to go and things to do. 
 
Rich: And your task is to use this language to give advice about some holiday destinations in your country.
 
Jack: And if you’re an English teacher, we’ve got a lesson plan with worksheets that you can use in class.
 
Rich: Before all that let’s look at this week’s headlines.

Headlines

Rich: Arsenal win FA Cup.
 
Jack: Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup Final to win the FA Cup for a record 13th time. After the match, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, announced that he will be staying at the club for another two years.
 
Rich: Huddersfield Town win promotion
 
Jack: Huddersfield players and fans will enjoy their summer holidays knowing that next season their team will be in the Premier League. The Terriers beat Reading in the play off final to reach the Premier League for the first time.
 
Rich: Premier League teams pack their bags for Asia Trophy.
 
Jack: Liverpool, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Leicester City will compete for the Premier League Asia Trophy in July in Hong Kong. 
 
Rich: And there will be Premier Skills coaching events for referees, and Premier Skills coaching courses running at the same time.
 
Jack: Have you ever been to Hong Kong, Rich?
 
Rich: I have actually, twice.
 
Jack: What would you recommend?
 
Rich: Well, there are loads of places worth seeing and definitely lots of food worth trying. I would recommend going to see Tian Tan Buddha which is also known as Big Buddha - you can take a cable car and if you visit, you should definitely try dim sum. It’s delicious.

Topic Focus

Rich: You said earlier that you are going to Spain for your holidays, Jack. Whereabouts are you going to?
 
Jack: We’re not sure yet. I think I’d like to visit Madrid and maybe Seville in the south. What do you think, Rich? Where are the best places to visit?
 
Rich: Madrid’s a great place to start. It’s the capital city and I really love it.
 
Jack: What can you see there?
 
Rich: The museums are fantastic. The Prado is a must see. It hs one of the world’s biggest collections of European paintings. The Reina Sofia, too - you can see a lot of Picasso’s paintings there including Guernica - that’s a really famous one.

Jack: We’re thinking about going in August. What will the weather be like?

Rich: Hot. In Madrid it could be above 40c.
 
Jack: I think that might be a bit too hot for us. 
 
Rich: What about Barcelona? It’s a bit cooler and it’s next to the coast.
 
Jack: We can go to the beach. That sounds better.  
 
Rich: If you go, you must visit Park Guell. It was designed by Gaudi, a famous architect from Catalunya. In fact, you can see many of his designs around Barcelona - including the Sagrada Familia which is a huge church in the middle of the city. 
 
Jack: Hmmm, I’ve seen pictures. It looks pretty spectacular. I’d love to see it in real life.
 
Rich: Yeah, it is. Another thing, Spain’s got great food.
 
Jack: Yeah?
 
Rich: There are loads of really great dishes. You should go for some paella - especially if you go near the coast or in Valencia which is where it comes from.
 
Jack: It’s made from rice, right?
 
Rich: Yes, but you can get all different types. There are meat versions and seafood versions and vegetarian ones, too. You often see paella made in huge pans for hundreds of people at local festivals in the summer.
 
Jack: Sounds delicious. I will definitely try it. 
 
Rich: I think you’ll really like the food. There’s a lot of it and sometimes it’s even free.
 
Jack: Free? I like the sound of that.
 
Rich: When you order a drink at a bar or in a cafe, you will often get some food for free. It’s called tapas. 
 
Jack: Great! Is there anything that I need to remember or to watch out for?
 
Rich: You should take lots of sun cream. It can get very hot in the summer.
 
Jack: Anything else? 
 
Rich: It could be busy. I would book accommodation in advance. You don’t want to sleep on the beach!

Language Focus 

Jack: In the last section, Rich gave me lots of advice about a holiday in Spain. He used lots of different phrases to recommend different things. Let’s look at some of those phrases.
 
Rich: I said ‘You should visit Madrid - the capital’.
 
Jack: We can use ‘should’ to give advice and to give recommendations. Rich thinks it’s a good idea for me to visit Madrid so he said  ‘I should visit Madrid’.
 
Rich: I also said ‘You must visit Park Guell’. Here I used ‘must’ rather than ‘should’ because I feel more strongly about it. I think it’s a really good idea to visit it. I could also say ‘you have to visit something’ if I want to give a strong recommendation.
 
Jack: Rich also said ‘The Prado Museum in Madrid is a must see’. He could have said you should see the Prado museum like in the previous example or if he wanted to give a stronger recommendation he could have said you must see or you have to see the Prado museum.
 
Rich: But ‘must see’ can also be a noun. So you can say something is a must see.

Jack: When you visit Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a must-see. 

Rich: Another common word to use to talk about recommendations is ‘would’. I said to Jack ‘I would book your accommodation in advance’. We hear this a lot. I would go there, I wouldn’t eat that, I’d visit this place and so on.
 
Jack: The word is actually part of a longer phrase. The complete phrase is ‘I would book your accommodation in advance if I were you’, ‘I would go there, if I were you’, ‘I wouldn’t eat that if I were you’.  But, we don’t need to say the complete sentence. It’s not necessary.
 
Rich: When we respond to someone’s recommendation it’s very common to say something like ‘sounds good’ or ‘sounds amazing’.
 
Jack: Yes, I think this is a really useful phrase to learn. I use it a lot. I’m always saying ‘sounds good’.
 
Rich: We’ve got a few activities on the page below this podcast for you to take a look at.
 
Jack: And we would also like to hear about your holidays and some places and things that you would recommend to visit and do in your country.
 
Rich: And, we’d like to see some of these key phrases in the comments that you write.

Can you work out this week’s 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 touchline. The touchline is the line on the pitch where the referee's assistants run and where you take throw-ins from.
 
Rich: Well done to Liubomyr from Ukraine, Elghoul from Algeria, Emir from Bosnia, Ahmed Adam from Sudan, anhduongspurs from Vietnam, and Kwesimanifest from Ghana!
 
Rich: What’s this week’s phrase?
 
Jack: This week’s football phrase is the ***** ******. It means the part of the year when no football is played. In the Premier League the ***** ****** is June and July.
 
Rich: That’s a difficult phrase this week and for me the most boring part of the year!
 
Jack: But at least we have our summer holidays!
 
Rich: Right, that’s all we have time for this week. 
 
Jack: Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. 
 
Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

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

Arsene Wenger announced that he has signed a contract extension.

Huddersfield beat Reading in the play off final to reach the Premier League.

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 definition to the correct word?

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud walking on the beach.

Learning

Language - Holidays

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich used a lot of vocabulary connected to holidays. Have a look at these sentences from the podcast, do you understand the words in bold

Are you going away this summer?

Premier League players have a bit of time off.

It's great to get some downtime.

We want you to give some advice about holiday destinations in your country.

Premier League players pack their bags for Asia trophy.

I would book accomodation in advance.

In the activity below, take a look at the words and see how many of the words from above you understood.

Activity 2

In this activity, take a look at the different holiday words that were used in the podcast and see if you can match them to their definitions.
Do you know your holiday vocabulary?
Ice-cream and football. Do you think this is what footballers do on holiday?

Learning

Language - Recommending things

In the podcast, Rich recommended places to visit and things to do when he visits Spain on holiday. Here are a couple of examples:

You should visit Madrid - the capital.

You should go for some paella - it's delicious!

The most common word to use to give advice or recommendations is 'should'. This word is followed by the infinitive as you can see in the examples above. But, we don't always use 'should ' for advice. Here are some other ways of giving advice or making recommendations:

You must visit Park Güell in Barcelona.

I would book accommodation in advance.

The Prado museum in Madrid is a must-see

In the first example, we use 'must'. This is used in the same way as 'should' but is much stronger. You could also use 'have to' here. The second example uses 'would'. This is part of a conditional sentence. The full sentence would include 'if I were you' but it's not necessary to say the whole phrase. The third example is a noun 'a must-see' and is a much more informal phrase.

In this activity, look at the different recommendations and advice and decide which phrase to use.

Activity 3

In this activity, decide which modal verb to use when giving someone advice or a recommendation.
Do you know which phrase to use?
Football on the beach.

Task

Holidays - Five things to see or do in your country

In the podcast, Rich gave Jack some recommendations of things to see and do in Spain. We would like you to recommend five things in your country. When you write your comments, in the comments section below, we would like you to use some of the words and phrases that we have looked at in this podcast. You can choose the five things but here are some ideas:

  1. Famous cities and towns (the capital, places in the mountains, next to the sea etc.).

  2. Famous buildings or places of natural beauty.

  3. Popular traditional dishes.

  4. Museums and parks or other places of cultural interest.

  5. Football stadiums and other things connected to football and sport.

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Comment

What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about holidays.

Where do you normally go on holiday in the summer? Where was your best-ever holiday?

If you could go anywhere, where would you go on holiday? Why?

Can you recommend five things in your city or country for visitors to do or see? 

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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Andy-uk
29/02/2024
GB
189
points

Correct me
I would go to Japan. There have a lot of beautiful views. Japanese food is delicious and not expensive.


Andy-uk
29/02/2024 11:11
United Kingdom
Manchester United
189

Correct me
I would go to Japan. There have a lot of beautiful views. Japanese food is delicious and not expensive.

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Jack Radford
13/03/2024
GB
22
points

Hi Andy-uk

There's not much for me to correct here. I don't think I would say 'a lot of beautiful views'. I don't think there's anything wrong with the phrase, grammatically; it's just that I would say they have a lot of beautiful scenery, or I'd put it more simply and say that Japan is a beautiful country. 

Thanks

Jack


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Jack Radford
13/03/2024 09:06
United Kingdom
Arsenal
22

Hi Andy-uk

There's not much for me to correct here. I don't think I would say 'a lot of beautiful views'. I don't think there's anything wrong with the phrase, grammatically; it's just that I would say they have a lot of beautiful scenery, or I'd put it more simply and say that Japan is a beautiful country. 

Thanks

Jack

hsn's picture
hsn
16/11/2021
TR
5542
points

Task
• I recommend five places to visit in my country. Firstly, Antalya a city located in the south region. Place of three “S” “Sunshine-Sea-Sand (Beach)” for more than eight monts in a year. You should be informed that it’s very hot in summer, I recommend to visit in the september month. Secondly, forests of Black sea in the north region. Thirdly Van city in the east region, place of ancient Urartian civilization. Fourthly, Aegean Sea coasts. Forests,ancient civilizations ruins and lots brilliant beaches.Fifthly, Cappadocia region place of fairy chimneys.
Comment
• I like places full of three “S” My best ever holiday was there a place like I mentiıoned before.
• I would go Japan. I’m wondering about this country people daily life and working style and their traditions.
Phrase
Working people are always desire being retired knowing that the monthly payment is under guarantee.
Additional info
Pogba went to Mecca to make pilgrimage because there is "Kaaba" which is holy building for muslims in this city.


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hsn
16/11/2021 14:55
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5542

Task
• I recommend five places to visit in my country. Firstly, Antalya a city located in the south region. Place of three “S” “Sunshine-Sea-Sand (Beach)” for more than eight monts in a year. You should be informed that it’s very hot in summer, I recommend to visit in the september month. Secondly, forests of Black sea in the north region. Thirdly Van city in the east region, place of ancient Urartian civilization. Fourthly, Aegean Sea coasts. Forests,ancient civilizations ruins and lots brilliant beaches.Fifthly, Cappadocia region place of fairy chimneys.
Comment
• I like places full of three “S” My best ever holiday was there a place like I mentiıoned before.
• I would go Japan. I’m wondering about this country people daily life and working style and their traditions.
Phrase
Working people are always desire being retired knowing that the monthly payment is under guarantee.
Additional info
Pogba went to Mecca to make pilgrimage because there is "Kaaba" which is holy building for muslims in this city.

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mobeckham
17/05/2020
TR
6511
points

This week's football phrase is ( time off )


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
17/05/2020 20:31
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

This week's football phrase is ( time off )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
17/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I would go to Manchester to enjoy the atmosphere and the city I love


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
17/05/2020 20:30
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I would go to Manchester to enjoy the atmosphere and the city I love

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
17/05/2020
TR
6511
points

We normally go to the beaches in Çeşme or Marmaris or Bodrum


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mobeckham
17/05/2020 20:30
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

We normally go to the beaches in Çeşme or Marmaris or Bodrum

Flávio Jose
01/09/2017
BR
16
points

Great lesson


Flávio Jose
01/09/2017 18:56
Brazil
Liverpool
16

Great lesson

Flávio Jose
01/09/2017
BR
16
points

I usually go to the beach My best holiday was in MARAGOGI, if I could I would like Liverpool because she's a wonderful city and too watch the game of Liverpool my favorite team in UK

Well, in my country should visit Balneário Camboriú, ilha bela, Nossa senhora Aparecida that stay in countryside from São Paulo is big church and you must see as is the Brazilian northeast there is many places wonderfuls and prove our cooking


Flávio Jose
01/09/2017 18:02
Brazil
Liverpool
16

I usually go to the beach My best holiday was in MARAGOGI, if I could I would like Liverpool because she's a wonderful city and too watch the game of Liverpool my favorite team in UK

Well, in my country should visit Balneário Camboriú, ilha bela, Nossa senhora Aparecida that stay in countryside from São Paulo is big church and you must see as is the Brazilian northeast there is many places wonderfuls and prove our cooking

Flávio Jose
01/09/2017
BR
16
points

Correct me please


Flávio Jose
01/09/2017 18:35
Brazil
Liverpool
16

Correct me please

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assemjuve
05/07/2017
PS
3705
points

Correct me.I would like to travel to Turin or Liverpool,i would like to go to Turin in Italy because the weather is cool in summer,also i would like to visit my favorite team stadium(Juventus),i would like to try the Italian Pasta and Pizza,i think it is more diffirent and original than the one here in my country.I prefer to visit Liverpool because it is a city full of old culture and to visit the Anfield,but i do not know a lot about English food,so i would like if someone can advice me.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/07/2017 10:32
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Correct me.I would like to travel to Turin or Liverpool,i would like to go to Turin in Italy because the weather is cool in summer,also i would like to visit my favorite team stadium(Juventus),i would like to try the Italian Pasta and Pizza,i think it is more diffirent and original than the one here in my country.I prefer to visit Liverpool because it is a city full of old culture and to visit the Anfield,but i do not know a lot about English food,so i would like if someone can advice me.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/07/2017
PS
3705
points

Actually i do not travel a lot on holidays,i usually stay in my country.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/07/2017 10:27
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Actually i do not travel a lot on holidays,i usually stay in my country.

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/06/2017
SD
2903
points

By the way there's no link to download this podcast, the only links avilable are just for the 2 PDF fles. Hope the link to be appeared soon, for the sake of downloading the podcast.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/06/2017 18:45
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

By the way there's no link to download this podcast, the only links avilable are just for the 2 PDF fles. Hope the link to be appeared soon, for the sake of downloading the podcast.

Rich's picture
Rich
08/06/2017
ES
594
points

Sorry about that. I've just added the MP3 to download :)


Rich's picture
Rich
08/06/2017 22:38
Spain
Liverpool
594

Sorry about that. I've just added the MP3 to download :)

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/06/2017
SD
2903
points

Thank you teacher Rich for putting the Fan of the Week's link and the podcast's as well


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/06/2017 10:47
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Thank you teacher Rich for putting the Fan of the Week's link and the podcast's as well

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/06/2017
SD
2903
points

Instead of recommending five things about my city or country, just have a look at the fan of this week and you will find a lot to do, see, visit, and try.


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/06/2017 18:39
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Instead of recommending five things about my city or country, just have a look at the fan of this week and you will find a lot to do, see, visit, and try.

Rich's picture
Rich
08/06/2017
ES
594
points

Rich's picture
Rich
08/06/2017 22:40
Spain
Liverpool
594
assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/07/2017
PS
3705
points

How can i be the fan of the week?


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/07/2017 10:37
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

How can i be the fan of the week?

Rich's picture
Rich
05/07/2017
ES
594
points

It would be great to have you as a fan of the week! I'll send you an email later this week with all the information!

Rich - The Premier Skills EnglishTeam


Rich's picture
Rich
05/07/2017 11:29
Spain
Liverpool
594

It would be great to have you as a fan of the week! I'll send you an email later this week with all the information!

Rich - The Premier Skills EnglishTeam

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/06/2017
SD
2903
points

If I could go anywhere in the summer, I would like to visit Antarctica in the South Pole. It's a place I allways dreamt of. No people, the massive iceburgs and the penguins - these very amusing animals!
Another place would be to rotate 180 degrees to the North, and I will be watching the Northern Lights!!!
Or I should be more realistic and choose ....


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/06/2017 15:44
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

If I could go anywhere in the summer, I would like to visit Antarctica in the South Pole. It's a place I allways dreamt of. No people, the massive iceburgs and the penguins - these very amusing animals!
Another place would be to rotate 180 degrees to the North, and I will be watching the Northern Lights!!!
Or I should be more realistic and choose ....

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/06/2017
GH
4776
points

I would love to go to the hinterlands and have some time away from the cities of Accra full of noise and pollution.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/06/2017 13:14
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

I would love to go to the hinterlands and have some time away from the cities of Accra full of noise and pollution.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/06/2017
GH
4776
points

The kakum national park in the central region, the mole national park in the northern region, our beaches etc are nice places to visit in Ghana.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/06/2017 13:13
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

The kakum national park in the central region, the mole national park in the northern region, our beaches etc are nice places to visit in Ghana.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/06/2017
GH
4776
points

This week's phrase is break season


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/06/2017 13:10
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

This week's phrase is break season

dvd_023
07/06/2017
ES
926
points

I think the phrase is summer breaks


dvd_023
07/06/2017 20:30
Spain
Liverpool
926

I think the phrase is summer breaks

Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017
ES
594
points

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.


Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017 22:37
Spain
Liverpool
594

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.

milos
07/06/2017
RS
2663
points

This week 's phrase is off-season


milos
07/06/2017 08:16
Serbia
Manchester United
2663

This week 's phrase is off-season

Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017
ES
594
points

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.


Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017 22:37
Spain
Liverpool
594

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.

anhduongspurs
04/06/2017
VN
1084
points

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


anhduongspurs
04/06/2017 14:56
Vietnam
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1084

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

phhchuong123
04/06/2017
VN
325
points

The phrase is ***** ****** .


phhchuong123
04/06/2017 14:54
Vietnam
Manchester United
325

The phrase is ***** ****** .

phhchuong123
04/06/2017
VN
325
points

Football phrase is inter league.


phhchuong123
04/06/2017 12:48
Vietnam
Manchester United
325

Football phrase is inter league.

phhchuong123
04/06/2017
VN
325
points

I think this weak football phrase is break league.


phhchuong123
04/06/2017 04:24
Vietnam
Manchester United
325

I think this weak football phrase is break league.

anhduongspurs
04/06/2017
VN
1084
points

I think this week’s football phrase is the inter league .


anhduongspurs
04/06/2017 04:20
Vietnam
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1084

I think this week’s football phrase is the inter league .

Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017
ES
594
points

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.


Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017 22:36
Spain
Liverpool
594

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.

Emir Veličanstveni's picture
Emir Veličanstveni
02/06/2017
BA
1449
points

I think this week's phrase is summer break.


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Emir Veličanstveni
02/06/2017 23:23
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
1449

I think this week's phrase is summer break.

Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017
ES
594
points

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.


Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017 22:36
Spain
Liverpool
594

It's a good guess but not the answer we're looking for.

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elghoul
02/06/2017
DZ
3988
points

In summer I usually go to beach which is not far from home. Just some miles and you are in a clean and fresh water.

If I could go to Morroco it would be fantastic because I have never been there. Trying some popular dishes which are not so different from ours in Algeria would be great. And Marrakech sounds deeply in my mind since we have some historical links there. Tanger is also interesting with its melted architecture and its western way of life.

In Algeria in smooth time the great South is absolutely unique. Timimoun, Tamanrasset, Djanet are dreaming.


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elghoul
02/06/2017 19:12
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

In summer I usually go to beach which is not far from home. Just some miles and you are in a clean and fresh water.

If I could go to Morroco it would be fantastic because I have never been there. Trying some popular dishes which are not so different from ours in Algeria would be great. And Marrakech sounds deeply in my mind since we have some historical links there. Tanger is also interesting with its melted architecture and its western way of life.

In Algeria in smooth time the great South is absolutely unique. Timimoun, Tamanrasset, Djanet are dreaming.

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
02/06/2017
UA
4417
points

My second attempt to guess the phrase is the ‘season break’.


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
02/06/2017 16:50
Ukraine
Watford
4417

My second attempt to guess the phrase is the ‘season break’.

Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017
ES
594
points

It's a good guess but still not the answer we're looking for.


Rich's picture
Rich
07/06/2017 22:35
Spain
Liverpool
594

It's a good guess but still not the answer we're looking for.

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
02/06/2017
SD
2903
points

The phrase is "***** ******"


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
02/06/2017 16:18
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

The phrase is "***** ******"

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
02/06/2017
UA
4417
points

The phrase is really difficult this time. Maybe it’s the ‘interseason’.


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
02/06/2017 16:05
Ukraine
Watford
4417

The phrase is really difficult this time. Maybe it’s the ‘interseason’.

admin's picture
admin
02/06/2017
GB
560
points

Hi Liubomyr

You're close, but not quite right. Try again?

Jack - The Premier Skills English team


admin's picture
admin
02/06/2017 16:25
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Liubomyr

You're close, but not quite right. Try again?

Jack - The Premier Skills English team

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
02/06/2017
SD
2903
points

Correct me
I normaly prefer to go to the countryside on my holidays because it's a quiet place. My best holiday was in Arkaweet. It's a small village within the Red Sea state in Eastern Sudan and it's a mountainous area surrounded (1) with lots of green farms. The weather is fantastic there and we were (2) inside the clouds as the village is located (3) up the mountains! We have enjoyed every single second there but I still remember my favourite Club Al-Hilal FC losing at home 2-1 to Algerian side (4)at the semi finals of 2015 African Champions League, this was the only sad moment during my holiday there but despite that, I had a perfect holiday (5) out.


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
02/06/2017 15:18
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Correct me
I normaly prefer to go to the countryside on my holidays because it's a quiet place. My best holiday was in Arkaweet. It's a small village within the Red Sea state in Eastern Sudan and it's a mountainous area surrounded (1) with lots of green farms. The weather is fantastic there and we were (2) inside the clouds as the village is located (3) up the mountains! We have enjoyed every single second there but I still remember my favourite Club Al-Hilal FC losing at home 2-1 to Algerian side (4)at the semi finals of 2015 African Champions League, this was the only sad moment during my holiday there but despite that, I had a perfect holiday (5) out.

Rich's picture
Rich
12/09/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Ahmed Adam

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I've focussed on prepositions here. Can you change the five that I've highlighted above?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
12/09/2017 15:42
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Ahmed Adam

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I've focussed on prepositions here. Can you change the five that I've highlighted above?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/09/2017
SD
2903
points

Thank you teacher, Rich, but I can tell that it seems like I angererd you with those correction tasks!

1- surrounded by
2- among the clouds
3- above the mountain
4- in the semis
5- outside?

Please, confirm them!


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/09/2017 10:56
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Thank you teacher, Rich, but I can tell that it seems like I angererd you with those correction tasks!

1- surrounded by
2- among the clouds
3- above the mountain
4- in the semis
5- outside?

Please, confirm them!

Rich's picture
Rich
13/09/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Ahmed Adam

No, I'm not upset at all. In fact, I'm happy that you feel that you are learning from posting on PSE! Sometimes, I am a little slow in getting back to you though!

The ones that you need to think about more are numbers 3 & 5. We say: 'you are in the mountains' and we don't usually use a preposition in the final sentence but you can use 'away' although it's not that common. You might use ' get away' as a phrasal verb e.g. 'We're hoping to get away for a few days in July' instead of 'We're hoping to go on holiday for a few days in July'.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
13/09/2017 14:49
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Ahmed Adam

No, I'm not upset at all. In fact, I'm happy that you feel that you are learning from posting on PSE! Sometimes, I am a little slow in getting back to you though!

The ones that you need to think about more are numbers 3 & 5. We say: 'you are in the mountains' and we don't usually use a preposition in the final sentence but you can use 'away' although it's not that common. You might use ' get away' as a phrasal verb e.g. 'We're hoping to get away for a few days in July' instead of 'We're hoping to go on holiday for a few days in July'.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
16/09/2017
SD
2903
points

That's a very kind of you teacher, Rich! Every word you write, it does help me a lot. Please, don't deprive me from your corrections


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
16/09/2017 09:15
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

That's a very kind of you teacher, Rich! Every word you write, it does help me a lot. Please, don't deprive me from your corrections

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/09/2017
SD
2903
points

No matter how long it takes, but in the end I'm waiting to be corrected


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/09/2017 12:55
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

No matter how long it takes, but in the end I'm waiting to be corrected

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