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This Week: A comfortable win

This Week: A comfortable win

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 want to talk about today are to be on track, tally, vulnerable, insecurity, into submission, to play a part in, tribute, to have something to prove and to cap it all off. These are all quite advanced items today so I hope you have your notebooks with you.

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.

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.

The phrase was ******** **** which means a weak spot. The phrase comes from a Greek myth about a hero whose mother dipped him in the river Styx as an infant to make him invulnerable. However, where his mother held him, as she lowered him into the river, the magic waters could not touch so there was one spot on his body where he was vulnerable. In football English, you might hear about a common injury to a player’s ******** tendon.

Congratulations to Wilson 2103 who was first again. In fact, Wilson 2103 had posted the right comment before I’d even finished embedding the podcast on the podcast page on Premier Skills English. Congratulations to Hayato from Japan, Hermosillo Moreno from Mexico, Wujuxin from China, Hsn from Turkey - thank you for the compliment Hsn. I like the use of ambitious as an adjective to describe a plan or event because it can be said with humour. Congratulations to Horacky 16 from Japan and Habibul Gustian from Indonesia. Welcome to the podcast Habibul. Well done Taher Koshen - I’m sorry, but I still haven’t updated that mistake - thank you for pointing it out. Congratulations Vietnguyenngo from Vietnam, FJChavez1991 from Brazil - welcome back FJChaves1991, we’ve not seen you for a couple of years.Well done Mehmet Sisman from Turkey, and Kiendzx1 from Vietnam - welcome to the site Kiendzx1, Renan from Brazil. Goku from Japan, Juntheman from Korea- I’m delighted you enjoyed the podcast, Gustavo Fonseca from Peru, Tiago Delkazari from Brazil, Osa from Poland - well done getting it right on your first submission, Cristyabala from Chile and a huge welcome back anc congratulations to Sabanoleg from Ukraine. I am so relieved to see you back on the site Sabanoleg.

You all managed to work out that the phrase was achilles heel.

Before I get on with the football stories, I have a favour to ask you. I have a friend who is working on the British Council’s Teaching English podcast and he’s working on a podcast about football and English that’s going to be published during the World Cup and he asked me about people who listen to this podcast and who complete the activities on the Premier Skills English website. His name is Chris Sowton and he’s an international education consultant, specialising in ELT. He made a series of podcast for teaching English called Climate Connection. I’ll put a link on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English. He would like to interview some of you or perhaps get you to answer some questions by sending him Whatsapp voice notes. If you would be happy for Chris to get in contact with you, please let me know in the comments section on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English or you could send me an email at jack.radford@britishcouncil.org and I’ll put you in touch.

OK now it’s time to get on with this week’s three football stories!

City sink the Seagulls

When Brighton took on Manchester City at the weekend, stopping City’s Norwegian goal machine must have been high on their list of priorities. Erling Haaland is well on track to beat the Premier League goal record that was set by Andy Cole in 93-94 and equalled by Alan Shearer in 94-95 and in those years the league was a 42-match competition. Some are even suggesting he may break the all-time top-flight record of 60 goals in a season that was set by Dixie Dean 95 years ago.

As it happened, the Seagulls were not able to contain Haaland who added another double to his tally and has now racked up 17 goals from only 11 games.

Brighton may have lost the game, but they put up a fight and probably deserved a better result. They matched their hosts for possession and only had one fewer chance. In the second half, when City were only a goal up, they were looking vulnerable. In the end, Kevin de Bruyne made the difference with a beautiful strike from 25 yards in the 75th minute.

Final score: Manchester City 3 - Brighton and Hove Albion 1

The words and phrases I want to talk about from this story are to be on track, tally and vulnerable.

If you are on track to do something, you are doing the things required to do or achieve what you are on track to do. So if you’re on track to finish your studies by the end of the year, you are doing what you need to do to finish your studies by the end of the year. We often use this phrase to say that we are working towards a goal and that we are still confident that we will achieve it. Have you found a new job? No, but I’ve got some interviews lined up so I’m still on track.

A tally is the number of things that have been counted. You can use tally marks to keep track of the number of things you are counting. Normally, tally marks are made in little vertical lines for one to four and then a kind of diagonal line through the four for number five. You see these in films when someone is being held in a prison, they might scratch tally marks into the wall to keep track of how long they have been in prison. In the example, I referred to Haaland’s tally, meaning the number of goals he’s scored so far this season. Each time he scores, his tally goes up. You might be asked to keep a tally of something, meaning to count the number. For example, you might keep a tally of the number of customers going in and out of a shop.

The last word from this story is vulnerable. If something is vulnerable, it is easy to attack or hurt in some way. You might be vulnerable because you are weak, generally or you might be vulnerable temporarily. You can also talk about how or where someone is open to attack. So a team may be strong in attack, but might be vulnerable when the ball is deep in their half. Or a team might be vulnerable because their best players are injured. I quite like the pronunciation of this word because the middle syllables merge together. There are four syllables: vulnerable, but it sounds more like vul nera ble.

Let’s move on to the next story.

Calvert-Lewin leads Everton to a comfortable win

When Everton hosted Crystal Palace at the weekend, they looked confident and in control. There was no sign in their performance on Saturday of the last three matches. Three consecutive defeats might lead some managers to try a low risk strategy, but Lampard showed no sign of insecurity against the Eagles and his team pressed Palace into submission early on.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not had a great season to date. His struggles with injuries and fitness means that this was only his second start of the season. However, he played for 78 minutes on Saturday and showed how valuable he can be, scoring the first goal and playing a part in the second.

However, he was playing against a team that were not at their best. Crystal Palace’s manager Patrick Viera was not at all happy, saying afterwards: “We didn’t play, we didn’t compete and we made it easy for Everton.”

His old rival Frank Lampard was much happier saying “It’s nice to have a comfortable win at Goodison Park. We haven’t had many of those.”

Final score: Everton 3 - Crystal Palace 0

The words and phrases I want to talk about from this story are insecurity, into submission and to play a part in.

Insecurity is a noun. The adjective is insecure. This is the opposite of secure which means safe. If you are feeling insecure though, it doesn’t really mean you are feeling unsafe or vulnerable. It’s more that you are not confident about your own ability. So if you have a new colleague who is employed to do the same job as you, but they are much better than you, that may leave you feeling a bit insecure. You might be insecure at work or you might be insecure socially and unsure if people like you. I said that Lampard showed no sign of insecurity; it didn’t look like he was feeling insecure.

Submission is another noun. The verb is to submit. This has two meanings. If you have to give paperwork to someone, perhaps an important form in a government office or an essay at school or university you submit that document. But that’s not the meaning here. The meaning here is quite tricky. To submit to someone means to let them have power over you and to give up fighting. I think in wrestling, if you tap the floor to show that you give up, you are submitting. If someone does something to you into submission, they do it so much that you give up. So in the story, I said that Everton pressed Palace into submission; they pressed so hard that Palace gave up and allowed them to control the game. In wars, you hear about one army trying to bomb their enemy into submission; to make them give up and stop fighting, though I’m not sure that’s a strategy that has worked that many times.

The third phrase from this story is to play a part in something. This means to be one of the people responsible for something. I think it comes from the theatre. If you act in a play, you play a part. We don’t just use it for people. Anything that is partly responsible for a situation could be said to play a part. The weather often plays a big part in my weekend plans. In the story, I said that Calvert-Lewin played a part in the second goal. He didn’t get credited with the assist, but he was part of the build up. I mean, in a way, all the players on a team play a part in every goal, but the players that are more directly involved are more likely to be said to play a part.

It’s time to move on to the final story.

Villa make a four goal statement

Steven Gerrard must have been sick. Aston Villa have not got off to the the best start this season and when Villa lost to Fulham on Thursday, the team thought that Gerrard as manager had taken them as far as he could. Now the discussion online is divided over whether the way they played on Sunday was a tribute to a manager fired too soon or whether they were a team with something to prove now that Gerrard had gone. Whatever the cause, they completely dominated Brentford and the result was tied up in less than a quarter of an hour.

Leon Bailey opened the scoring after only 2 minutes with a powerful strike that gave Brentford’s keeper David Raya no chance.

Five minutes later, a perfectly weighted through ball from Ashley Young found Leon Bailey who set up Danny Ings with a short cross. All Ings had to do was tap it in.

Seven minutes later, Tyrone Mings was dragged down in front of goal when the ball was being played from the corner and earned Villa a penalty which Ings powered into the centre of the net giving his team a three-goal lead after less than 15 minutes.

To cap it all off, Ollie Watkins scored a fourth for the Villains and his first Premier League goal in nine games.

Final score: Aston Villa 4 - Brentford 0

The words and phrases I want to talk about from this story are tribute, to have something to prove and to cap it all off.

The word tribute is a noun. It means a gift or a statement that is given or made to show gratitude and respect. We often use the phrase to pay tribute. When Queen Elizabeth died, 250,000 people queued to pay their respects and many paid tribute by leaving flowers or cards. Another common use is in the phrase tribute act. A tribute act is usually a musical group that plays the music of a famous band. For example, there are lots of Beatles tribute acts that play the music of the Beatles.

If you have something to prove, you want people to believe something about you. It often means you really want to do something because you are insecure and believe that people doubt your skill or ability. Or it can mean you are incredibly determined to show everyone that you can do something. I think we often use this when someone tries too hard or takes an unnecessary risk. You might ask: what are you trying to prove? And comment: I think she’s got something to prove.

The final phrase today is to cap it all off which means to finish something off completely with a final act or gesture. The word cap comes from old English and it means hat or hood. We still use the words cap in baseball cap and cape, though nowadays, I think most people think of superheroes when they hear the word cape. The phrase to cap it all sometimes means to complete something. If you are describing a really fun day out to a friend, you might say, we went to the zoo and then we went to see a play and then to cap it all, we want for a late drink in the pub. This means that the final thing you did, completed the day. Now, in the dictionary, it says that this phrase is usually used to add a final bad event or statement that completes a list of other bad things. In the dictionary, it also says that the phrase to cap it all off is the American English version and that I should just say to cap it all, but I think it feels more satisfying with the off. To cap it all off.

OK. That’s nine words and phrases from the stories today. Listen to the stories again to hear the language in context.

City sink the Seagulls

When Brighton took on Manchester City at the weekend, stopping City’s Norwegian goal machine must have been high on their list of priorities. Erling Haaland is well on track to beat the Premier League goal record that was set by Andy Cole in 93-94 and equalled by Alan Shearer in 94-95 and in those years the league was a 42-match competition. Some are even suggesting he may break the all-time top-flight record of 60 goals in a season that was set by Dixie Dean 95 years ago.

As it happened, the Seagulls were not able to contain Haaland who added another double to his tally and has now racked up 17 goals from only 11 games.

Brighton may have lost the game, but they put up a fight and probably deserved a better result. They matched their hosts for possession and only had one fewer chance. In the second half, when City were only a goal up, they were looking vulnerable. In the end, Kevin de Bruyne made the difference with a beautiful strike from 25 yards in the 75th minute.

Final score: Manchester City 3 - Brighton and Hove Albion 1

 

Calvert-Lewin leads Everton to a comfortable win

When Everton hosted Crystal Palace at the weekend, they looked confident and in control. There was no sign in their performance on Saturday of the last three matches. Three consecutive defeats might lead some managers to try a low risk strategy, but Lampard showed no sign of insecurity against the Eagles and his team pressed Palace into submission early on.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not had a great season to date. His struggles with injuries and fitness means that this was only his second start of the season. However, he played for 78 minutes on Saturday and showed how valuable he can be, scoring the first goal and playing a part in the second.

However, he was playing against a team that were not at their best. Crystal Palace’s manager Patrick Viera was not at all happy, saying afterwards: “We didn’t play, we didn’t compete and we made it easy for Everton.”

His old rival Frank Lampard was much happier saying “It’s nice to have a comfortable win at Goodison Park. We haven’t had many of those.”

Final score: Everton 3 - Crystal Palace 0

 

Villa make a four goal statement

Steven Gerrard must have been sick. Aston Villa have not got off to the the best start this season and when Villa lost to Fulham on Thursday, the team thought that Gerrard as manager had taken them as far as he could. Now the discussion online is divided over whether the way they played on Sunday was a tribute to a manager fired too soon or whether they were a team with something to prove now that Gerrard had gone. Whatever the cause, they completely dominated Brentford and the result was tied up in less than a quarter of an hour.

Leon Bailey opened the scoring after only 20 minutes with a powerful strike that gave Brentford’s keeper David Raya no chance.

Five minutes later, a perfectly weighted through ball from Ashley Young found Leon Bailey who set up Danny Ings with a short cross. All Ings had to do was tap it in.

Seven minutes later, Tyrone Mings was dragged down in front of goal when the ball was being played from the corner and earned Villa a penalty which Ings powered into the centre of the net giving his team a three-goal lead after less than 15 minutes.

To cap it all off, Ollie Watkins scored a fourth for the Villains and his first Premier League goal in nine games.

Final score: Aston Villa 4 - Brentford 0

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 correct form of the words and phrases from this podcast.

Number 1: When the polls closed, the final _____ showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.

Number 2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay _______ to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.

Number 3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have _________ __ _____.

Number 4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to ___ __ ___ ___ by beating our derby rivals was really special.

Number 5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered ____ __________.

Number 6: The new signing has ______ _ massive ____ in the club's change of fortune.

Number 7: How can I get over my __________ at work after being denied promotion again and again?

Number 8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are __ _____ to sign before the end of the month.

Number 9: The new government policy does not support the most __________ people in society.

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.

For the next few weeks, I am going to test you with idioms that come from the world of football that are used in general English. The first phrase is to **** *** *********

This means to unfairly change the rules or a game or the conditions of some sort of competition after it has already started. So you might complain if you agree to buy something and the seller changes the price and asks for more money by saying you’re ****** *** *********.

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. When Arsenal beat Leeds this weekend, it was their fourth consecutive win.

Number 2. I realise now that my plan was a bit ambitious. So I’m not that disappointed that it didn’t work out.

Number 3. The team was two-nil down at half time and it was clear that the manager’s strategy was not working.

Number 4. He had the good fortune to train with some of the world’s top athletes.

Number 5. The young striker was feeling the pressure and you could see that he was frustrated with his own performance.

Number 6. In this podcast, I want to capitalise on your love of football and hope that motivates you to learn English.

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

City sink the Seagulls

Erling Haaland scores Manchester City's second goal from the penalty spot during the match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion

When Brighton took on Manchester City at the weekend, stopping City’s Norwegian goal machine must have been high on their list of priorities. Erling Haaland is well on track to beat the Premier League goal record that was set by Andy Cole in 93-94 and equalled by Alan Shearer in 94-95 and in those years the league was a 42-match competition. Some are even suggesting he may break the all-time top-flight record of 60 goals in a season that was set by Dixie Dean 95 years ago.

As it happened, the Seagulls were not able to contain Haaland who added another double to his tally and has now racked up 17 goals from only 11 games.

Brighton may have lost the game, but they put up a fight and probably deserved a better result. They matched their hosts for possession and only had one fewer chance. In the second half, when City were only a goal up, they were looking vulnerable. In the end, Kevin de Bruyne made the difference with a beautiful strike from 25 yards in the 75th minute.

Final score: Manchester City 3 - Brighton and Hove Albion 1

Calvert-Lewin leads Everton to a comfortable win

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scores Everton 's first goal during the match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace

When Everton hosted Crystal Palace at the weekend, they looked confident and in control. There was no sign in their performance on Saturday of the last three matches. Three consecutive defeats might lead some managers to try a low risk strategy, but Lampard showed no sign of insecurity against the Eagles and his team pressed Palace into submission early on.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not had a great season to date. His struggles with injuries and fitness means that this was only his second start of the season. However, he played for 78 minutes on Saturday and showed how valuable he can be, scoring the first goal and playing a part in the second.

However, he was playing against a team that were not at their best. Crystal Palace’s manager Patrick Viera was not at all happy, saying afterwards: “We didn’t play, we didn’t compete and we made it easy for Everton.”

His old rival Frank Lampard was much happier saying “It’s nice to have a comfortable win at Goodison Park. We haven’t had many of those.”

Final score: Everton 3 - Crystal Palace 0

Villa make a four goal statement

Leon Bailey celebrates after scoring Aston Villa's first goal during the match between Aston Villa and Brentford FC

Steven Gerrard must have been sick. Aston Villa have not got off to the the best start this season and when Villa lost to Fulham on Thursday, the team thought that Gerrard as manager had taken them as far as he could. Now the discussion online is divided over whether the way they played on Sunday was a tribute to a manager fired too soon or whether they were a team with something to prove now that Gerrard had gone. Whatever the cause, they completely dominated Brentford and the result was tied up in less than a quarter of an hour.

Leon Bailey opened the scoring after only 20 minutes with a powerful strike that gave Brentford’s keeper David Raya no chance.

Five minutes later, a perfectly weighted through ball from Ashley Young found Leon Bailey who set up Danny Ings with a short cross. All Ings had to do was tap it in.

Seven minutes later, Tyrone Mings was dragged down in front of goal when the ball was being played from the corner and earned Villa a penalty which Ings powered into the centre of the net giving his team a three-goal lead after less than 15 minutes.

To cap it all off, Ollie Watkins scored a fourth for the Villains and his first Premier League goal in nine games.

Final score: Aston Villa 4 - Brentford 0

Vocabulary

Task

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

Number 1. When Arsenal beat Leeds this weekend, it was their fourth _______ win.

Number 2. I realise now that my plan was a bit ________. So I’m not that disappointed that it didn’t work out.

Number 3. Newcastle’s ________ changed dramatically when they were taken over by the new owners.

Number 4. He had the good _______ to train with some of the world’s top athletes.

Number 5. The young striker was feeling the pressure and you could see that he was _______ with his own performance.

Number 6. In this podcast, I want to __________ __ your love of football and hope that motivates you to learn English.

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, I have chosen a phrase I used earlier that’s not strictly football English. The phrase is ******** **** which means a weak spot. The phrase comes from a Greek myth about a hero whose mother dipped him in the river Styx as an infant to make him invulnerable. However, where his mother held him, as she lowered him into the river, the magic waters could not touch so there was one spot on his body where he was vulnerable. In football English, you might hear about a common injury to a player’s ******** tendon.

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GD26's picture
GD26
05/11/2022
RU
6
points

Number 1: When the polls closed, the final tally showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.
Number 2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay tribute to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.
Number 3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have something to prove.
Number 4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to cap it all off by beating our derby rivals was really special.
Number 5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered into submission.
Number 6: The new signing has played a massive role in the club's change of fortune.
Number 7: How can I get over my insecurity at work after being denied promotion again and again?
Number 8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are on track to sign before the end of the month.
Number 9: The new government policy does not support the most vulnerable people in society.


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GD26
05/11/2022 06:31
Russia
Tottenham Hotspur
6

Number 1: When the polls closed, the final tally showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.
Number 2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay tribute to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.
Number 3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have something to prove.
Number 4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to cap it all off by beating our derby rivals was really special.
Number 5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered into submission.
Number 6: The new signing has played a massive role in the club's change of fortune.
Number 7: How can I get over my insecurity at work after being denied promotion again and again?
Number 8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are on track to sign before the end of the month.
Number 9: The new government policy does not support the most vulnerable people in society.

Mehmet SISMAN
31/10/2022
TR
120
points

Hello Jack. I think the phrase is **** *** *********.


Mehmet SISMAN
31/10/2022 21:58
Turkey
Liverpool
120

Hello Jack. I think the phrase is **** *** *********.

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Taher Koshen
30/10/2022
SO
355
points

Afternoon again, Jack, here are the answers to the language challenge:

1: When the polls closed, the final tally showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.

2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay tribute to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.

3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have something to prove.

4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to cap it all off by beating our derby rivals was really special.

5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered into submission.

6: The new signing has played a massive part in the club's change of fortune.

7: How can I get over my tally at work after being denied promotion again and again?

8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are on track to sign before the end of the month.

9: The new government policy does not support the most vulnerable people in society.


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Taher Koshen
30/10/2022 10:49
Somalia
Chelsea
355

Afternoon again, Jack, here are the answers to the language challenge:

1: When the polls closed, the final tally showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.

2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay tribute to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.

3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have something to prove.

4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to cap it all off by beating our derby rivals was really special.

5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered into submission.

6: The new signing has played a massive part in the club's change of fortune.

7: How can I get over my tally at work after being denied promotion again and again?

8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are on track to sign before the end of the month.

9: The new government policy does not support the most vulnerable people in society.

Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
30/10/2022
SO
355
points

Afternoon dear Jack, I think this week's football phrase is quite tough, but I suppose it is "**** *** *********". Thanks.


Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
30/10/2022 09:21
Somalia
Chelsea
355

Afternoon dear Jack, I think this week's football phrase is quite tough, but I suppose it is "**** *** *********". Thanks.

Jack Radford's picture
Jack Radford
31/10/2022
GB
5
points

Hi Taher

All the language was quite tough this week. Well done getting the phrase right!

Thanks

Jack


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Jack Radford
31/10/2022 09:02
United Kingdom
Arsenal
5

Hi Taher

All the language was quite tough this week. Well done getting the phrase right!

Thanks

Jack

Renan
30/10/2022
BR
4
points

Hello Jack. Here's the answers for the task:

Number 1: When the polls closed, the final tally showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.

Number 2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay tribute to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.

Number 3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have something to prove.

Number 4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to cap it all off by beating our derby rivals was really special.

Number 5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered into submission.

Number 6: The new signing has played a massive part in the club's change of fortune.

Number 7: How can I get over my insecurity at work after being denied promotion again and again?

Number 8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are on track to sign before the end of the month.

Number 9: The new government policy does not support the most vulnerable people in society.

I think this week's football phrase are: undo the agreement


Renan
30/10/2022 01:46
Brazil
Liverpool
4

Hello Jack. Here's the answers for the task:

Number 1: When the polls closed, the final tally showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.

Number 2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay tribute to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.

Number 3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have something to prove.

Number 4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to cap it all off by beating our derby rivals was really special.

Number 5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered into submission.

Number 6: The new signing has played a massive part in the club's change of fortune.

Number 7: How can I get over my insecurity at work after being denied promotion again and again?

Number 8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are on track to sign before the end of the month.

Number 9: The new government policy does not support the most vulnerable people in society.

I think this week's football phrase are: undo the agreement

Hermosillo Moreno
29/10/2022
MX
67
points

Hello Jack. It's nice to hear you again
I'm not sure but, I guess the phrase is "****** *** *********"


Hermosillo Moreno
29/10/2022 19:25
Mexico
Chelsea
67

Hello Jack. It's nice to hear you again
I'm not sure but, I guess the phrase is "****** *** *********"

Goku
29/10/2022
JP
16
points

This week’s phrase is **** *** ********* and ****** *** *********.


Goku
29/10/2022 10:13
Japan
Liverpool
16

This week’s phrase is **** *** ********* and ****** *** *********.

sabanoleg
28/10/2022
UA
2337
points

I suppose the phrase is"to **** *** **********"


sabanoleg
28/10/2022 20:25
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

I suppose the phrase is"to **** *** **********"

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hsn
28/10/2022
TR
5062
points

Language Challenge
1- tally, 2- tribute 3- to be on track, 4- have something to prove 5- into submission 6- played a part 7- insecurity 8- cap it all off 9- vulnerable,
Football phrase--- Breach the agreement
Sentences
• To reach personal info by the embedded software in the operating system is always a suspected situation in the world.
• I am not sure that it's rule maybe a tradition. In boxing matches when a boxer is damaging his/her rival into submission then the coach of other part throw away a towel on the boxing ring to finish the match.
• I think decision makers also play a part in this financial fraud.
• There were miscommunication and big argument between spouses and then to cap it all off they applied to the court to be divorced.
Note
• Tally marks could be old-fashioned. It's time of technological tools like sensors on the road that count vehicles.
• I believe that S.Gerrard will have a brilliant career in the Premier League. He just need time and experience.


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hsn
28/10/2022 19:00
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5062

Language Challenge
1- tally, 2- tribute 3- to be on track, 4- have something to prove 5- into submission 6- played a part 7- insecurity 8- cap it all off 9- vulnerable,
Football phrase--- Breach the agreement
Sentences
• To reach personal info by the embedded software in the operating system is always a suspected situation in the world.
• I am not sure that it's rule maybe a tradition. In boxing matches when a boxer is damaging his/her rival into submission then the coach of other part throw away a towel on the boxing ring to finish the match.
• I think decision makers also play a part in this financial fraud.
• There were miscommunication and big argument between spouses and then to cap it all off they applied to the court to be divorced.
Note
• Tally marks could be old-fashioned. It's time of technological tools like sensors on the road that count vehicles.
• I believe that S.Gerrard will have a brilliant career in the Premier League. He just need time and experience.

Amalkhalafallah
28/10/2022
EG
2
points

1- tally
2- tribute
3- somthing to prove
4- cap it all off
5- into submission
6- played a part
7- insecurity
8- on track
9- vulenrable


Amalkhalafallah
28/10/2022 10:53
Egypt
Liverpool
2

1- tally
2- tribute
3- somthing to prove
4- cap it all off
5- into submission
6- played a part
7- insecurity
8- on track
9- vulenrable

vietnguyenngo
28/10/2022
VN
33
points

This week’s phrase is:

**** *** *********

Number 1: When the polls closed, the final __tally___ showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.
Number 2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay __tribbute_____ to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.
Number 3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have ___something______ to__ __prove___.
Number 4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to _cap__it __ all___off ___ by beating our derby rivals was really special.
Number 5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered __into__ ___submission_______.
Number 6: The new signing has ____played__ _ massive __parts__ in the club's change of fortune.
Number 7: How can I get over my __insecurity________ at work after being denied promotion again and again?
Number 8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are _on_ __track___ to sign before the end of the month.
Number 9: The new government policy does not support the most _____vulnerable_____ people in society.


vietnguyenngo
28/10/2022 07:45
Vietnam
Manchester City
33

This week’s phrase is:

**** *** *********

Number 1: When the polls closed, the final __tally___ showed that only one candidate had enough supporters to proceed.
Number 2:Actors and filmmakers have spoken out in the media to pay __tribbute_____ to the Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who died last week.
Number 3: Last year, there was no pressure because we had nothing to lose, but this year we have ___something______ to__ __prove___.
Number 4: We’ve had a great run of games, but to _cap__it __ all___off ___ by beating our derby rivals was really special.
Number 5: The defender was told to stop the giant midfielder but in the end was battered __into__ ___submission_______.
Number 6: The new signing has ____played__ _ massive __parts__ in the club's change of fortune.
Number 7: How can I get over my __insecurity________ at work after being denied promotion again and again?
Number 8: The company takeover looks set to go ahead and the new buyers are _on_ __track___ to sign before the end of the month.
Number 9: The new government policy does not support the most _____vulnerable_____ people in society.

wilson2103
27/10/2022
CO
292
points

Oh, it seems like the podcast hasn't still been updated with the archive.

Anyway, my guess for this week is to **** *** *********.


wilson2103
27/10/2022 19:52
Colombia
Manchester United
292

Oh, it seems like the podcast hasn't still been updated with the archive.

Anyway, my guess for this week is to **** *** *********.

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Jack Radford
27/10/2022
GB
5
points

Thanks for pointing that out and well done once again! 


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Jack Radford
27/10/2022 20:37
United Kingdom
Arsenal
5

Thanks for pointing that out and well done once again! 

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