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Raheem Sterling celebrates with Harry Kane.

This Week Live: Ambition

This Week Live: Ambition

Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Rich and Jack talk about the latest action from the Premier League and have lots of football English for you to learn.


Story 1

Kane's double helps England into semi-finals

Raheem Sterling celebrates with Harry Kane.

Read the article on premierleague.com

Story 2

Crystal Palace name Viera as new manager

Arsenal legend, Patrick Viera, is the new Crystal Palace manager.

Read the article on premierleague.com

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary from the stories

England will face Denmark in the semi-finals at Euro 2020.

We looked at a couple of words and phrases in our two stories that you can learn to improve your football English. Take a look at the phrases in bold. Do you understand what they mean?

We’ll be up against Kasper Schmeichel’s Denmark team.

Harry Kane gave England a dream start  with a composed finish after Manchester City's Raheem Sterling had threaded the ball into his path.

He’s got a tough match to begin with though, away at the Champions League winners, Chelsea

I have spoken a lot with the Chairman and Sporting Director about their ambition and plans for the whole club.

Vocabulary

Football Phrase

Spain celebrate winning a penalty shootout against Switzerland.

Have you had a go at this week's football phrase. Every week in our main podcast we ask our listerners to guess a football phrase. We repeated it in this episode. Do you know the football phrase? Guess the right answer and we'll announce your name on next week's show.

Discuss

Questions

Italy knocked out Belgium in the quarter-finals and face Spain in the semis.

In the podcast, Rich and Jack asked you some questions about the ambitions you have and the ambitions your football club might have. What are your answers?

  1. What ambitions do you have? Do you have a lifelong burning ambition? Do you have a secret ambition?
  2. What ambitions do you think your football club have this season? Do they have ambitions to win the league, to stay in the league or maybe win a cup competition and qualify for Europe?

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Kazu
17/07/2021
JP
38
points

1. I don't have a lifelong buring ambition yet but I won't stop looking for it.
2. My club is Real Betis. I think their ambition for this season is the qualify for the champions league. Manuel Pellegrini who has been the manager since the last season is great. Balance between the veterans and the young players is good. It's time to go to the champions league.


Kazu
17/07/2021 07:25
Japan
Aston Villa
38

1. I don't have a lifelong buring ambition yet but I won't stop looking for it.
2. My club is Real Betis. I think their ambition for this season is the qualify for the champions league. Manuel Pellegrini who has been the manager since the last season is great. Balance between the veterans and the young players is good. It's time to go to the champions league.

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hsn
09/07/2021
TR
5536
points

Hi Rich!
Please be informed that correct answer of this week’s football phrase is being seen on the Youtube webpage at the lesson about Ambition.
Have a niceday-:)


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hsn
09/07/2021 07:02
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5536

Hi Rich!
Please be informed that correct answer of this week’s football phrase is being seen on the Youtube webpage at the lesson about Ambition.
Have a niceday-:)

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mobeckham
08/07/2021
TR
6511
points

1. Well , my lifelong burning ambitions is to help my students and inspire them to be successful citizens and have a society full of achievements and optimism. Also , to keep my family safe and healthy and to see my sister the best physiotherapist in Turkey.
My secret ambition is to live in a world free from pandemics and racism and to protect our environment from pollution. not a secret anymore though :)

2. I believe United have all the qualities to fight for the title this season as we'd landed Sancho and in serious talks with Varane and Camavinga.
Although , Manchester City , Liverpool and Chelsea are tough opponents but we believe we can win the title after 9 years of drought.
Nevertheless , whatever happens we support our beloved club and we stand by the team and the gaffer.

United We Stand :)


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mobeckham
08/07/2021 23:28
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

1. Well , my lifelong burning ambitions is to help my students and inspire them to be successful citizens and have a society full of achievements and optimism. Also , to keep my family safe and healthy and to see my sister the best physiotherapist in Turkey.
My secret ambition is to live in a world free from pandemics and racism and to protect our environment from pollution. not a secret anymore though :)

2. I believe United have all the qualities to fight for the title this season as we'd landed Sancho and in serious talks with Varane and Camavinga.
Although , Manchester City , Liverpool and Chelsea are tough opponents but we believe we can win the title after 9 years of drought.
Nevertheless , whatever happens we support our beloved club and we stand by the team and the gaffer.

United We Stand :)

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hsn
07/07/2021
TR
5536
points

DISCUSS
1-My lifelong burning ambitions are being a good human , member of a family included also to provide the living costs of them, to help vulnerable people and always learning new things. I’ve no secret ambitions. Transparency is my fixed standart-:)
2-I would like all of the options come true except being relegated.
PHRASE
• It's not possible to thread a pass centerly through to heavily defended area, so it would be more sensible to use the wings.
• There is a thin line between ambition and passion, crossing boundaries might cause mental fatigue.
P.S.
• I wish good luck to Patrick Vieira in Premier League as manager.
• According to the statistics; Spain was a team that has most possessions in Euro 2020 tournament. However it didn't qualified them for the final match.


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hsn
07/07/2021 13:52
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5536

DISCUSS
1-My lifelong burning ambitions are being a good human , member of a family included also to provide the living costs of them, to help vulnerable people and always learning new things. I’ve no secret ambitions. Transparency is my fixed standart-:)
2-I would like all of the options come true except being relegated.
PHRASE
• It's not possible to thread a pass centerly through to heavily defended area, so it would be more sensible to use the wings.
• There is a thin line between ambition and passion, crossing boundaries might cause mental fatigue.
P.S.
• I wish good luck to Patrick Vieira in Premier League as manager.
• According to the statistics; Spain was a team that has most possessions in Euro 2020 tournament. However it didn't qualified them for the final match.

hayato
07/07/2021
JP
442
points

I think the phrase is limited ********


hayato
07/07/2021 00:28
Japan
Everton
442

I think the phrase is limited ********

woodpecker74
06/07/2021
TR
9
points

The football phrase is Limited ********


woodpecker74
06/07/2021 23:20
Turkey
Liverpool
9

The football phrase is Limited ********

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2Liverpool110185
3Chelsea89344
4Arsenal85493
5Manchester City57744
6Tottenham Hotspur19097
7Newcastle United10512
8West Ham United7538
9AFC Bournemouth4561
10Crystal Palace4486

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