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This Week: Arsenal and Crystal Palace kick off the new season

This Week: Arsenal and Crystal Palace kick off the new season

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, Jack talks about three stories from this week in the Premier League and there are lots of football English words and phrases for you to learn.

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Hello my name’s Jack and welcome to the weekly round-up called This Week on Premier Skills English.

In This Week, we’ve got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

If you are listening to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify you can also visit the Premier Skills English website at britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish where you’ll be able to download the podcast.

On the Premier Skills English website, you can read the transcript and join the Premier Skills English community by completing a language task in the comments section. This will really help you remember the new words and phrases from the stories from the Premier League.

The words and phrases I am focusing on this week are: reinforce, resilience, inadvertently, to start with a bang, plain sailing, bizarre, turmoil, compatriot and a live wire.

Listen out for these phrases in the headlines and stories.

After each story there will be a short language focus and then there will be a task for you to complete and then at the end of the podcast there will be a new football phrase.

Football Phrase

But before that, I want to look at last week’s football phrase. If you didn’t hear it last week, here’s one more chance to guess now.

This week’s football phrase is *******. This is the word for a woman who is admired for her strength or achievements or other outstanding characteristics. The word is different for men. I think the word comes from classical stories and means women who went on quests to fight monsters. Today, we use it to talk about women who inspire us and who we really respect.

Congratulations to Douglas Cartier from Brazil, Vietnguyengo from Vietnam, Hsn from Turkey, HarryKien from Vietnam, Taher Koshen from Somalia, Gabeced from Brazil and Parnian from Iran. You all managed to work out that the word I was looking for was heroine. I also want to congratulate Goku and Hiracky16 from Japan who made good guesses.

Listen till the end of the podcast for a new football phrase.

OK, let’s get on with this week’s three football stories!

Arsenal and Crystal Palace kick of the new season

It’s a new season, new players, new teams and a new start for Arsenal who had lost their way a bit at the end of last season. The Gunners young squad has been reinforced by two summer signings from Man City. Gabriel Jesus electrified the front line while Oleksandr Zinchenko helped set up the first goal with a clever set-piece that excited fans. Saka appeared to overhit a corner but it was, in fact, timed to perfection for the Ukrainian defender Zinchenko who had made an unchecked run and headed the ball for Gabriel Martinelli who scored after 20 minutes.

Crystal Palace fought back fiercely and it took resilience to hold onto that lead and the game wasn’t really safe until the 85th minute when Marc Guehi inadvertently headed Bukayo Saka’s cross into his own net.

Final score: Crystal Palace 0 - Arsenal 2

The words I want to talk about from this story are to reinforce, resilience and inadvertently.

If you need to make something stronger, you need to reinforce it. You can add supports to walls to reinforce them. In the army, sometimes more troops might be sent to reinforce a camp or checkpoint and ideas can be reinforced by facts that support them.

Resilience is an advanced noun that means the ability to be successful or at least to continue after experiencing something difficult. So if a football team can keep playing and attacking after conceding a goal or having a player sent off, they are showing resilience.

The adverb inadvertently means in a way that was not deliberate. It is very similar to accidentally. I looked up the difference and if something is done inadvertently, it is because of an oversight or something that should have been avoided, but accidentally means by chance so not something that could be avoided. The adjective inadvertent is the negative form of advertent, but I don’t remember the last time I came across the positive form. Inadvertent and inadvertently are both quite common.

Let’s move on to the next story.

Spurs sink Southampton in style

Tottenham’s season started with a bang on Saturday as they welcomed Southampton and delighted their fans with the most exciting scoreline of the weekend.

However, it wasn’t plain sailing from the start. After 12 minutes, the visitors scored. An early strike from James Ward-Prowse shocked the home side, but they soon bounced back with goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Eric Dier.

After the break, the Saints were feeling the pressure as Spurs continued to launch wave after wave of attacks. The result of one produced a bizarre own goal when Mohamed Salisu the Ghanain defender failed to find his feet and powered what was supposed to be a clearance into the corner of the Southampton goal.

Two minutes later, Dejan Kuluveski, who had been playing a great game scored a fourth goal for Spurs sealing a fantastic win at the start of the season.

Final score: Tottenham Hotspur 4 - Southampton 1

The three words and phrases I want to look at from this story are: to start with a bang, plain sailing and bizarre.

If something starts with a bang, it begins in a very fun and exciting way. You might hear someone say that a film started with a bang, meaning something very exciting happened at the beginning of the film.

To be plain sailing is an idiom that means that something is easy and without problems. It comes from sailing a boat. If there is a gentle breeze and the water is calm, the sailing will be easy. However, if the waves are large, things will be more difficult.

The adjective bizarre means very strange and unusual, often in a way that is slightly surprising or even funny. We use different words to say things are strange. We use the word odd when something is strange but makes us uncomfortable, spooky if it’s strange and a bit scary and bizarre when it’s strange but we quite like it or find it funny.

Let’s move on to the final story.

Aaronson inspires Leeds to victory

When Leeds United survived the relegation turmoil at the end of the last season, Jesse Marsch the American coach knew he needed some fresh talent and found it in compatriot Brenden Aaronson who was the live wire at Elland Road on Saturday against Wolves, setting the pace and intensity for his teammates and finally forcing an own goal which won the match and the first three points of the campaign for Leeds.

Wolves did not have a great match and the performance will have given Bruno Lage something to think about.

Since Marsch’s arrival at Leeds in February, he has struggled to get the team to implement his tactics. However, after a full pre-season and the addition of players that will fit into his 4-2-2-2 system, Leeds are looking a lot more vital and although the manager admits that there is still a lot of work to do, the team is looking like it could be this season’s dark horse.

The words I want to focus on from this story are: turmoil, compatriot and live wire.

The noun turmoil is used to describe a state of disorder and uncertainty. After a disaster, you might hear reporters saying that the area hit by the disaster is in turmoil. Last season, five teams were fighting the relegation battle and it was not certain who was going to stay in the Premier League so I described it as the relegation turmoil.

A compatriot is someone who comes from the same country as someone else. So if someone comes from the same country as you, they are your compatriots. My compatriots are other English people. Arsenal’s new forward Gabriel Jesus is from Brazil and he’s joined three of his compatriots in the team.

The last word I want to focus on today is live wire. This is an interesting compound noun that is used to describe someone who is very energetic. If you have a friend who never stops moving, talking and doing things, you could call them a live wire. I think that a live wire often influences the people around them and inspires them to be more active. This noun comes from wiring as a live wire is a wire that has an electrical current going through it.

OK. That’s 9 words or phrases today. The words and phrases from the stories were: reinforce, resilience, inadvertently, to start with a bang, plain sailing, bizarre, turmoil, compatriot and a live wire.

Listen to the headlines one more time to hear these words and phrases in context.

Arsenal and Crystal Palace kick of the new season

It’s a new season, new players, new teams and a new start for Arsenal who had lost their way a bit at the end of last season. The Gunners young squad has been reinforced by two summer signings from Man City. Gabriel Jesus electrified the front line while Oleksandr Zinchenko helped set up the first goal with a clever set-piece that excited fans. Saka appeared to overhit a corner but it was, in fact, timed to perfection for the Ukrainian defender Zinchenko who had made an unchecked run and headed the ball for Gabriel Martinelli who scored after 20 minutes.

Crystal Palace fought back fiercely and it took resilience to hold onto that lead and the game wasn’t really safe until the 85th minute when Marc Guehi inadvertently headed Bukayo Saka’s cross into his own net.

Final score: Crystal Palace 0 - Arsenal 2

Spurs sink Southampton in style

Tottenham’s season started with a bang on Saturday as they welcomed Southampton and delighted their fans with the most exciting scoreline of the weekend.

However, it wasn’t plain sailing from the start. After 12 minutes, the visitors scored. An early strike from James Ward-Prowse shocked the home side, but they soon bounced back with goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Eric Dier.

After the break, the Saints were feeling the pressure as Spurs continued to launch wave after wave of attacks. The result of one produced a bizarre own goal when Mohamed Salisu the Ghanain defender failed to find his feet and powered what was supposed to be a clearance into the corner of the Southampton goal.

Two minutes later, Dejan Kuluveski, who had been playing a great game scored a fourth goal for Spurs sealing a fantastic win at the start of the season.

Final score: Tottenham Hotspur 4 - Southampton 1

Aaronson inspires Leeds to victory

When Leeds United survived the relegation turmoil at the end of the last season, Jesse Marsch the American coach knew he needed some fresh talent and found it in compatriot Brenden Aaronson who was the live wire at Elland Road on Saturday against Wolves, setting the pace and intensity for his teammates and finally forcing an own goal which won the match and the first three points of the campaign for Leeds.

Wolves did not have a great match and the performance will have given Bruno Lage something to think about.

Since Marsch’s arrival at Leeds in February, he has struggled to get the team to implement his tactics. However, after a full pre-season and the addition of players that will fit into his 4-2-2-2 system, Leeds are looking a lot more vital and although the manager admits that there is still a lot of work to do, the team is looking like it could be this season’s dark horse.

Final score: Leeds United 2 - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

Language Challenge

Right, now it’s time for you to think about the language again.

Here are 9 sentences with gaps in them and you have to complete the gaps with the words and phrases from this podcast.

Number 1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was _____ _______ all the way here.

Number 2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her ___________ had already enrolled.

Number 3: The team has shown remarkable ___________ to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.

Number 4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party _______ ____ _ ____!

Number 5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really _______.

Number 6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in _______ until a new chief was appointed.

Number 7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real ____ ____ in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.

Number 8: When I updated the website, I ___________ deleted the contact us page.

Number 9: The skyscraper is built from _________ concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.

Leave your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and I will go through them next week.

Football phrase

Now it’s time for this week’s football phrase.

This week’s football phrase is a good one for football fans and I used it in one of today’s stories. The phrase is ***-*****. This means a carefully practised move from a controlled point; so from a free kick or throw in or corner. Some teams practise ***-****** a lot and are very dangerous when they get a free kick or have another opportunity to do something they have practised on the training ground.

If you know the answer, be sure to leave it in a comment on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English.

Before I finish, here are the answers to last week’s language challenge.

Number 1: His manager glanced at his desk as he passed but kept walking without breaking his stride.

Number 2: When I was growing up, sushi was seen as quite a novelty in the UK, but you can find it in lots of restaurants these days.

Number 3: Tottenham Hotspur had the highest home attendance for any match when they played at Wembley when the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was being built.

Number 4: At the end of the play, the audience burst into rapturous applause.

Number 5: Barack Obama made history when he became the first African American president of the United States of America.

Number 6: Liverpool has the most silverware of any English football club.

Number 7: Small changes in global temperatures will have a significant impact on weather conditions.

Number 8: Marcus Rashford’s campaign against food poverty has been an inspiration for many footballers to use their voice and influence.

That’s all I have time for today. Before I finish, I just wanted to say that I hope you found this podcast useful, and I hope all of you stay fit and healthy and safe.

Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Headlines

Arsenal and Crystal Palace kick of the new season

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal breaks past Marc Guehi of Crystal Palace

It’s a new season, new players, new teams and a new start for Arsenal who had lost their way a bit at the end of last season. The Gunners young squad has been reinforced by two summer signings from Man City. Gabriel Jesus electrified the front line while Oleksandr Zinchenko helped set up the first goal with a clever set-piece that excited fans. Saka appeared to overhit a corner but it was, in fact, timed to perfection for the Ukrainian defender Zinchenko who had made an unchecked run and headed the ball for Gabriel Martinelli who scored after 20 minutes.

Crystal Palace fought back fiercely and it took resilience to hold onto that lead and the game wasn’t really safe until the 85th minute when Marc Guehi inadvertently headed Bukayo Saka’s cross into his own net.

Final score: Crystal Palace 0 - Arsenal 2

Spurs sink Southampton in style

Dejan Kulusevski celebrates with Ryan Sessegnon

Tottenham’s season started with a bang on Saturday as they welcomed Southampton and delighted their fans with the most exciting score line of the weekend.

However, it wasn’t plain sailing from the start. After 12 minutes, the visitors scored. An early strike from James Ward-Prowse shocked the home side, but they soon bounced back with goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Eric Dier.

After the break, the Saints were feeling the pressure as Spurs continued to launch wave after wave of attacks. The result of one produced a bizarre own goal when Mohamed Salisu the Ghanain defender failed to find his feet and powered what was supposed to be a clearance into the corner of the Southampton goal.

Two minutes later, Dejan Kuluveski, who had been playing a great game scored a fourth goal for Spurs sealing a fantastic win at the start of the season.

Final score: Tottenham Hotspur 4 - Southampton 1

Aaronson inspires Leeds to victory

Brenden Aaronson scores the winning goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers

When Leeds United survived the relegation turmoil at the end of the last season, Jesse Marsch the American coach knew he needed some fresh talent and found it in compatriot Brenden Aaronson who was the live wire at Elland Road on Saturday against Wolves, setting the pace and intensity for his teammates and finally forcing an own goal which won the match and the first three points of the campaign for Leeds.

Wolves did not have a great match and the performance will have given Bruno Lage something to think about.

Since Marsch’s arrival at Leeds in February, he has struggled to get the team to implement his tactics. However, after a full pre-season and the addition of players that will fit into his 4-2-2-2 system, Leeds are looking a lot more vital and although the manager admits that there is still a lot of work to do, the team is looking like it could be this season’s dark horse.

Final score: Leeds United 2 - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

Vocabulary

Task

Complete the gaps with the words and phrases from the podcast.

Number 1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was _____ _______ all the way here.

Number 2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her ___________ had already enrolled.

Number 3: The team has shown remarkable ___________ to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.

Number 4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party _______ ____ _ ____!

Number 5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really _______.

Number 6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in _______ until a new chief was appointed.

Number 7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real ____ ____ in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.

Number 8: When I updated the website, I ___________ deleted the contact us page.

Number 9: The skyscraper is built from _________ concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.

Vocabulary

Football Phrase

Have you had a go at this week's football phrase? 

This week’s football phrase is a good one for football fans and I used it in one of today’s stories. The phrase is ***-*****. This means a carefully practised move from a controlled point; so from a free kick or throw in or corner. Some teams practise ***-****** a lot and are very dangerous when they get a free kick or have another opportunity to do something they have practised on the training ground.

Write all your answers in the comments section below.

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Taha Gashout's picture
Taha Gashout
01/09/2022
LY
483
points

Hello Jack
This week's phrase is set-piece
Here are the answers:
Num1-plain sailing
Num2-compatriots
Num3-resiliance
Num4-start with a bang
Num5-turmoil
Num6-bizarre
Num7- live wire
Num8-inadvertently
Num9reinforced


Taha Gashout's picture
Taha Gashout
01/09/2022 12:38
Libya
Liverpool
483

Hello Jack
This week's phrase is set-piece
Here are the answers:
Num1-plain sailing
Num2-compatriots
Num3-resiliance
Num4-start with a bang
Num5-turmoil
Num6-bizarre
Num7- live wire
Num8-inadvertently
Num9reinforced

gil_foot
17/08/2022
FR
248
points

1-plain sailing
2-compatriots
3-resilience
4-started with a bang
5-bizarre
6-turmoil
7-live wire
8-inadvertently
9-reinforced


gil_foot
17/08/2022 08:46
France
Arsenal
248

1-plain sailing
2-compatriots
3-resilience
4-started with a bang
5-bizarre
6-turmoil
7-live wire
8-inadvertently
9-reinforced

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Isshin
15/08/2022
JP
24
points

I guess this week’s football phrase is *** play.

I was so excited to see Mitoma’s debut for Brighton this week. He is from my hometown club Kawasaki Frontale!!
Watch out his amazing performance throughout this season everyone!!


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Isshin
15/08/2022 16:57
Japan
Manchester United
24

I guess this week’s football phrase is *** play.

I was so excited to see Mitoma’s debut for Brighton this week. He is from my hometown club Kawasaki Frontale!!
Watch out his amazing performance throughout this season everyone!!

Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
15/08/2022
SO
329
points

Answers of this week's language challenge.

1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was plain sailing all the way here.

2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her compatriots had already enrolled.

3: The team has shown remarkable resilience to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.

4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party started with a bang!

5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really a bizarre.

6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in turmoil until a new chief was appointed.

7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real live wire in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.

8: When I updated the website, I inadvertently deleted the contact us page.

9: The skyscraper is built from reinforced concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.


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Taher Koshen
15/08/2022 11:07
Somalia
Chelsea
329

Answers of this week's language challenge.

1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was plain sailing all the way here.

2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her compatriots had already enrolled.

3: The team has shown remarkable resilience to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.

4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party started with a bang!

5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really a bizarre.

6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in turmoil until a new chief was appointed.

7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real live wire in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.

8: When I updated the website, I inadvertently deleted the contact us page.

9: The skyscraper is built from reinforced concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.

Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
15/08/2022
SO
329
points

Afternoon dear team. I hope all is well with you. If I make a guess, I think this week's football phrase is a ***-*****.


Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
15/08/2022 10:18
Somalia
Chelsea
329

Afternoon dear team. I hope all is well with you. If I make a guess, I think this week's football phrase is a ***-*****.

Gabeced
14/08/2022
BR
3
points

I reckon the phrase of the week is "*** *****".

You did well, the ced part of my nickname is pronounced with a s sound "sed".


Gabeced
14/08/2022 12:04
Brazil
West Ham United
3

I reckon the phrase of the week is "*** *****".

You did well, the ced part of my nickname is pronounced with a s sound "sed".

admin's picture
admin
15/08/2022
GB
560
points

Thanks Gabeced - I'll congratulate you this week with more confidence!


admin's picture
admin
15/08/2022 14:03
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Thanks Gabeced - I'll congratulate you this week with more confidence!

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worldcupbest
14/08/2022
US
1
points

Wow, I love reading this article. In my opinion, the phrase of this week is ***-****


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worldcupbest
14/08/2022 11:38
United States
Manchester City
1

Wow, I love reading this article. In my opinion, the phrase of this week is ***-****

Goku
13/08/2022
JP
12
points

This time’s phrase is *** *****.

Number 1: plain sailing
Number 2: compatriot
Number 3: resilience
Number 4: start with a bang
Number 5: bizarre
Number 6: turmoil
Number 7: live wire
Number 8: inadvertently
Number 9: reinforced


Goku
13/08/2022 17:03
Japan
Liverpool
12

This time’s phrase is *** *****.

Number 1: plain sailing
Number 2: compatriot
Number 3: resilience
Number 4: start with a bang
Number 5: bizarre
Number 6: turmoil
Number 7: live wire
Number 8: inadvertently
Number 9: reinforced

wilson2103
12/08/2022
CO
284
points

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

Number 1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was plain sailing all the way here.

Number 2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her compatriots had already enrolled.

Number 3: The team has shown remarkable resilience to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.

Number 4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party started with a bang!

Number 5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really bizarre.

Number 6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in turmoil until a new chief was appointed.

Number 7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real live wire in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.

Number 8: When I updated the website, I inadvertently deleted the contact us page.

Number 9: The skyscraper is built from reinforced concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.


wilson2103
12/08/2022 17:21
Colombia
Manchester United
284

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

Number 1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was plain sailing all the way here.

Number 2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her compatriots had already enrolled.

Number 3: The team has shown remarkable resilience to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.

Number 4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party started with a bang!

Number 5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really bizarre.

Number 6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in turmoil until a new chief was appointed.

Number 7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real live wire in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.

Number 8: When I updated the website, I inadvertently deleted the contact us page.

Number 9: The skyscraper is built from reinforced concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.

Watarmelon
12/08/2022
VN
1
points

I believe the phrase is *** *****


Watarmelon
12/08/2022 10:10
Vietnam
Manchester United
1

I believe the phrase is *** *****

wilson2103
11/08/2022
CO
284
points

Hello guys! I will give the answers in another comment. But meanwhile, I have two grammar questions based on the transcript.

1) In the first story it says: "... Arsenal who had lost their way a bit at the end of last season..."

Wouldn't it be correct if I say "at the end of THE last season"?

I know there's a difference between last week (previous Monday to Sunday) and in the last week (the previous seven days). Does that rule also apply to seasons?

2) Now, in the third story it says "the performance will have given Bruno Lage something to think about."

I was wondering if it's more appropriate to say:

"the performance will give Bruno Lage something to think about."
or maybe
"the performance will have given Bruno Lage something to think about by next week."

I mean, I'm not sure if we can use the future perfect without that another clause "by + some time".


wilson2103
11/08/2022 16:17
Colombia
Manchester United
284

Hello guys! I will give the answers in another comment. But meanwhile, I have two grammar questions based on the transcript.

1) In the first story it says: "... Arsenal who had lost their way a bit at the end of last season..."

Wouldn't it be correct if I say "at the end of THE last season"?

I know there's a difference between last week (previous Monday to Sunday) and in the last week (the previous seven days). Does that rule also apply to seasons?

2) Now, in the third story it says "the performance will have given Bruno Lage something to think about."

I was wondering if it's more appropriate to say:

"the performance will give Bruno Lage something to think about."
or maybe
"the performance will have given Bruno Lage something to think about by next week."

I mean, I'm not sure if we can use the future perfect without that another clause "by + some time".

admin's picture
admin
15/08/2022
GB
560
points

Hi Wilson2103

These are interesting questions. 

Regarding last season vs the last season, I think what I said was fine and it doesn't work like the phrases with week. Last season or last year seem like better phrases to compare. I just tried searching for examples of "the end of last season" and found over 4m examples.

2. This is also OK. Normally, when I teach this language, I stick with the modal verbs can, could, might, can't and must. Consider: it might have given him something to think about ... I'm sure it will have given him something to think about. 

I hope this makes sense.

Thanks

Jack


admin's picture
admin
15/08/2022 14:02
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Wilson2103

These are interesting questions. 

Regarding last season vs the last season, I think what I said was fine and it doesn't work like the phrases with week. Last season or last year seem like better phrases to compare. I just tried searching for examples of "the end of last season" and found over 4m examples.

2. This is also OK. Normally, when I teach this language, I stick with the modal verbs can, could, might, can't and must. Consider: it might have given him something to think about ... I'm sure it will have given him something to think about. 

I hope this makes sense.

Thanks

Jack

vietnguyenngo
11/08/2022
VN
25
points

I think the phrase this week is *** *****

Number 1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was _plain____ __sailing_____ all the way here.
Number 2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her ____compatriots_______ had already enrolled.
Number 3: The team has shown remarkable __resilience_________ to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.
Number 4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party __started_____ with____a _ _bang___!
Number 5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really __bizarre_____.
Number 6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in _turrmoil______ until a new chief was appointed.
Number 7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real __live __ wire____ in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.
Number 8: When I updated the website, I ___inadvertently________ deleted the contact us page.
Number 9: The skyscraper is built from ___reinforced______ concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.


vietnguyenngo
11/08/2022 12:00
Vietnam
Manchester City
25

I think the phrase this week is *** *****

Number 1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was _plain____ __sailing_____ all the way here.
Number 2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her ____compatriots_______ had already enrolled.
Number 3: The team has shown remarkable __resilience_________ to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.
Number 4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party __started_____ with____a _ _bang___!
Number 5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really __bizarre_____.
Number 6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in _turrmoil______ until a new chief was appointed.
Number 7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real __live __ wire____ in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.
Number 8: When I updated the website, I ___inadvertently________ deleted the contact us page.
Number 9: The skyscraper is built from ___reinforced______ concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.

lukaszpela
11/08/2022
PL
1
points

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


lukaszpela
11/08/2022 08:19
Poland
Manchester United
1

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

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hiracky16
11/08/2022
JP
16
points

I think the phrase this week is: ***-*****.


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hiracky16
11/08/2022 02:10
Japan
Manchester United
16

I think the phrase this week is: ***-*****.

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hsn
10/08/2022
TR
4773
points

Language Challenge
1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was plain sailing all the way here.
2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her compatriot had already enrolled.
3: The team has shown remarkable resilience to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.
4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party to start with a bang,
5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really bizarre.
6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in turmoil until a new chief was appointed.
7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real live wire. in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.
8: When I updated the website, I inadvertently deleted the contact us page.
9: The skyscraper is built from reinforced concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.
Football phrase--- ***-*****
Note
• The gunners were successful at the friendly matches and first match of the season, they are one of main competitors for title this season, touch wood-:)
• Have you ever noticed , I think it's a reflex, when a player missed an easy goal she/he automatically look at the bench generally. It could be a movement to show her/his sadness to manager.


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hsn
10/08/2022 17:34
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4773

Language Challenge
1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was plain sailing all the way here.
2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her compatriot had already enrolled.
3: The team has shown remarkable resilience to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.
4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party to start with a bang,
5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really bizarre.
6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in turmoil until a new chief was appointed.
7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real live wire. in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.
8: When I updated the website, I inadvertently deleted the contact us page.
9: The skyscraper is built from reinforced concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.
Football phrase--- ***-*****
Note
• The gunners were successful at the friendly matches and first match of the season, they are one of main competitors for title this season, touch wood-:)
• Have you ever noticed , I think it's a reflex, when a player missed an easy goal she/he automatically look at the bench generally. It could be a movement to show her/his sadness to manager.

hayato
10/08/2022
JP
432
points

I think the phrase is a *** *****


hayato
10/08/2022 14:04
Japan
Everton
432

I think the phrase is a *** *****

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admin
10/08/2022
GB
560
points

Well done Hayato! That was quick.

 


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admin
10/08/2022 17:19
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Well done Hayato! That was quick.

 

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