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The Player

The Player

Listen to the player's first day and try to answer these questions:

  1. Who does the new player meet?
  2. How is the player feeling?
  3. Who is he going to meet next?

When you have finished, click on learn below for some practice activities, then try the quiz.

Improve your listening

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the pictures to some of the football phrases you heard in the listening.
Can you match the football words to the picture?
 
Activity 2: In this activity, you have to complete the gaps in the sentences. Listen again if you're not sure of the answer.
Listen again and put the words in the correct part of the text.
 

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What do you think?

  • Was the listening easy or difficult?
  • It was the player's first day at a new club. How do you think he felt?
  • How did you feel on your first day in a new job or at a new school or university?

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Comentários

Takapiro
15/03/2024
JP
16
points

I was a little difficult to listen this topic.
Ithink he was so excited.
I was so nervous.


Takapiro
15/03/2024 12:28
Japan
Manchester City
16

I was a little difficult to listen this topic.
Ithink he was so excited.
I was so nervous.

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AndrewJfk
27/12/2023
ES
66
points

Cool short listening and easy.


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AndrewJfk
27/12/2023 11:16
Spain
Chelsea
66

Cool short listening and easy.

Gabriel Nunes
06/09/2023
BR
18
points

It was a very easy listening


Gabriel Nunes
06/09/2023 21:34
Brazil
Liverpool
18

It was a very easy listening

Fouad Ezzat
30/08/2023
EG
8
points

Very easy


Fouad Ezzat
30/08/2023 09:51
Egypt
Arsenal
8

Very easy

shintaro
26/05/2023
JP
7
points

easy to me


shintaro
26/05/2023 05:53
Japan
Brighton and Hove Albion
7

easy to me

Abrahamfootball
08/03/2023
ES
160
points

Very easy


Abrahamfootball
08/03/2023 21:16
Spain
Arsenal
160

Very easy

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Rath6180
21/11/2022
GB
759
points

It was an easy listening. The player was feeling excited. I felt excited too.


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Rath6180
21/11/2022 10:30
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

It was an easy listening. The player was feeling excited. I felt excited too.

oceanyork
04/11/2022
KZ
37
points

easy


oceanyork
04/11/2022 09:51
Kazakhstan
Manchester United
37

easy

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Chuecolaye
21/07/2022
AR
56
points

The listening was easy, i think that he felt very excited. In my case i think that i felt excited too


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Chuecolaye
21/07/2022 18:08
Argentina
Manchester City
56

The listening was easy, i think that he felt very excited. In my case i think that i felt excited too

pduran
23/03/2022
VE
7
points

The listening was easy, I think that the new player felt excited. Usually in my first day I felt so nervous


pduran
23/03/2022 21:46
Venezuela
Liverpool
7

The listening was easy, I think that the new player felt excited. Usually in my first day I felt so nervous

ucf360
03/03/2022
MA
47
points

Hello,
the listening was easy!
I think the player's first day was exciting. First days are always special.
When you do something you like for the time, you usually feel happy and worried at the same time. It's a weird feeling...


ucf360
03/03/2022 22:57
Morocco
Liverpool
47

Hello,
the listening was easy!
I think the player's first day was exciting. First days are always special.
When you do something you like for the time, you usually feel happy and worried at the same time. It's a weird feeling...

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Parwiz
04/03/2022
GB
30
points

Indeed, it is.


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Parwiz
04/03/2022 07:09
United Kingdom
Manchester United
30

Indeed, it is.

RenatoSaioron
09/02/2022
BR
58
points

It's an easy listening. I guess, He felt a huge pleasure to begin a new journey on top division team.


RenatoSaioron
09/02/2022 14:05
Brazil
Arsenal
58

It's an easy listening. I guess, He felt a huge pleasure to begin a new journey on top division team.

Tomáš Sobota
02/02/2022
SK
91
points

I understood very clear. I think that he was very excited. I believe that, it was amazing feeling when your dreams come true.


Tomáš Sobota
02/02/2022 17:37
Slovakia
Leeds United
91

I understood very clear. I think that he was very excited. I believe that, it was amazing feeling when your dreams come true.

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Carolmac
14/12/2021
ES
28
points

I think the player must have felt excited but also nervous and a little anxious to meet all the players etc.
I felt nervous and a little anxious to meet the other students. I was a little bit excited but probably more worried than excited.


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Carolmac
14/12/2021 18:45
Spain
Watford
28

I think the player must have felt excited but also nervous and a little anxious to meet all the players etc.
I felt nervous and a little anxious to meet the other students. I was a little bit excited but probably more worried than excited.

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Juliano
09/11/2021
BR
78
points

The listening it was easy.
Probably he was excited and anxious, I guess.
When I come across something new I feel a bit anxious, but much more excited to understand the enviroment and be able to contribute positively to it.


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Juliano
09/11/2021 19:05
Brazil
Manchester City
78

The listening it was easy.
Probably he was excited and anxious, I guess.
When I come across something new I feel a bit anxious, but much more excited to understand the enviroment and be able to contribute positively to it.

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Juliano
09/11/2021
BR
78
points

The listening it was easy.
Probably he was anxious and excited, i guess.
When I come across something that is new, first of all I get excited and then study the enviroment, so that I understand the best way to contribute to it.


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Juliano
09/11/2021 17:37
Brazil
Manchester City
78

The listening it was easy.
Probably he was anxious and excited, i guess.
When I come across something that is new, first of all I get excited and then study the enviroment, so that I understand the best way to contribute to it.

Fuchs
08/09/2021
DE
149
points

It was not very difficult


Fuchs
08/09/2021 13:26
Germany
Manchester United
149

It was not very difficult

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Sarahjay
24/06/2021
LU
105
points

It’s a good story. It’s medium - not too hard or too easy :)


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Sarahjay
24/06/2021 14:45
Luxembourg
Manchester City
105

It’s a good story. It’s medium - not too hard or too easy :)

silvia verde
18/05/2021
ES
17
points

The listening not easy but its very interesting for me because now I know what happens in the player´s first day. He´s striker and he´s very excited in his new club.
I was very nervious in my university´s first day. I was afraid because it was a very big building and there were too many people


silvia verde
18/05/2021 21:04
Spain
Manchester United
17

The listening not easy but its very interesting for me because now I know what happens in the player´s first day. He´s striker and he´s very excited in his new club.
I was very nervious in my university´s first day. I was afraid because it was a very big building and there were too many people

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steve sina
20/04/2021
CM
68
points

very nice


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steve sina
20/04/2021 10:44
Cameroon
Liverpool
68

very nice

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Gabriel Amaral
08/03/2021
BR
1512
points

It was easy.
I think he was exchited, as he told at the beggining of the story. Ansious for playing with a new shirt and team mates.
I felt the same way that the player. If you asked me by that time, I would probably say that I wanted to have a match the next day!


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Gabriel Amaral
08/03/2021 16:59
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

It was easy.
I think he was exchited, as he told at the beggining of the story. Ansious for playing with a new shirt and team mates.
I felt the same way that the player. If you asked me by that time, I would probably say that I wanted to have a match the next day!

Aleksandra Sydor
03/03/2021
PL
3
points

it was easy for intermediate listeners but not for beginners


Aleksandra Sydor
03/03/2021 15:44
Poland
Chelsea
3

it was easy for intermediate listeners but not for beginners

guillem9
03/02/2021
ES
19
points

very easy


guillem9
03/02/2021 16:23
Spain
Liverpool
19

very easy

Guillaume Long
03/02/2021
FR
13
points

Great !


Guillaume Long
03/02/2021 10:36
France
Liverpool
13

Great !

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lucascordeiro
27/12/2020
BR
26
points

It’s easy.


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lucascordeiro
27/12/2020 07:51
Brazil
Everton
26

It’s easy.

guillem9
03/02/2021
ES
19
points

jajajaja very esay 26 points


guillem9
03/02/2021 16:20
Spain
Liverpool
19

jajajaja very esay 26 points

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AbdlRhman
16/12/2020
EG
219
points

It's easy.
All first days in everything I always was nervous.


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AbdlRhman
16/12/2020 13:28
Egypt
Manchester City
219

It's easy.
All first days in everything I always was nervous.

Giammi76
29/10/2020
IT
83
points

It was easy


Giammi76
29/10/2020 22:56
Italy
Liverpool
83

It was easy

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marynchukdenys1984
25/10/2020
UA
272
points

Listening it was difficult.
I think he was worried himself the first day a new club.
I remember I was very worried about my first day in a new job as a new school and as a new university.


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marynchukdenys1984
25/10/2020 19:38
Ukraine
Liverpool
272

Listening it was difficult.
I think he was worried himself the first day a new club.
I remember I was very worried about my first day in a new job as a new school and as a new university.

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Hina
02/10/2020
BR
18
points

Well, i`am a beginner in English, but i think this listening oK. The player felt excited, because its a first to division club. Normaly i felt excited too


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Hina
02/10/2020 14:29
Brazil
Chelsea
18

Well, i`am a beginner in English, but i think this listening oK. The player felt excited, because its a first to division club. Normaly i felt excited too

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alejocaal92
11/09/2020
CO
81
points

It´s very difficult.
i really liked is activity


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alejocaal92
11/09/2020 04:56
Colombia
Manchester United
81

It´s very difficult.
i really liked is activity

Gabriel5
27/08/2020
AR
163
points

Thanks for all!!


Gabriel5
27/08/2020 22:51
Argentina
Tottenham Hotspur
163

Thanks for all!!

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Sergio nicolas
03/08/2020
CO
7
points

I could hear a new vocabulary like Chairman and in my opinion the audio was easy to understand.


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Sergio nicolas
03/08/2020 20:45
Colombia
Manchester City
7

I could hear a new vocabulary like Chairman and in my opinion the audio was easy to understand.

Ppacer
14/07/2020
TW
76
points

Good


Ppacer
14/07/2020 21:12
Taiwan
Manchester United
76

Good

ATY
10/06/2020
EG
84
points

It was quite easy, I learned some new vocabularies like physio, chief scout and groundsman

The player was excited as he made a big step to play in the top division from the Ecuador

For my first day at the university, I was afraid as I don't know anyone butexcited as I achieved my goal of joining faculty of engineering


ATY
10/06/2020 17:43
Egypt
Manchester City
84

It was quite easy, I learned some new vocabularies like physio, chief scout and groundsman

The player was excited as he made a big step to play in the top division from the Ecuador

For my first day at the university, I was afraid as I don't know anyone butexcited as I achieved my goal of joining faculty of engineering

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Mambessou
03/06/2020
CI
28
points

It very good


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Mambessou
03/06/2020 01:10
Ivory Coast
Arsenal
28

It very good

klenov92
17/05/2020
RU
19
points

It was quite easy. I just can imagine feelings of the player!


klenov92
17/05/2020 08:20
Russia
Manchester City
19

It was quite easy. I just can imagine feelings of the player!

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ahmadjabae
14/05/2020
JO
7
points

good


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ahmadjabae
14/05/2020 15:29
Jordan
Manchester City
7

good

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Kendu
06/05/2020
NG
14
points

that's good


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Kendu
06/05/2020 15:02
Nigeria
Manchester City
14

that's good

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Kendu
06/05/2020
NG
14
points

that's good


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Kendu
06/05/2020 15:01
Nigeria
Manchester City
14

that's good

mraschford
29/04/2020
FR
55
points

It's difficult and fun!!


mraschford
29/04/2020 16:27
France
Manchester United
55

It's difficult and fun!!

DavidVentura93
25/04/2020
PE
26
points

Easy and difficult for the first time but it's ok.
I felt nervous on my first day at a new university when I wanted to study a postgrade.


DavidVentura93
25/04/2020 20:46
Peru
Liverpool
26

Easy and difficult for the first time but it's ok.
I felt nervous on my first day at a new university when I wanted to study a postgrade.

Ewan Croasdale
23/04/2020
GB
31
points

The listening was easy.
I think he felt shy and nervous.
When I first started school I felt shy and nervous because i didn't know many other people. I was quiet.


Ewan Croasdale
23/04/2020 10:15
United Kingdom
Liverpool
31

The listening was easy.
I think he felt shy and nervous.
When I first started school I felt shy and nervous because i didn't know many other people. I was quiet.

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miller gonzalez
16/04/2020
CO
17
points

the listening was medium level for me.
the player felt anxious and exited because was the first time in a first top division club.
in my first day at the university i felt very happy for meeting with new people


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miller gonzalez
16/04/2020 18:02
Colombia
Chelsea
17

the listening was medium level for me.
the player felt anxious and exited because was the first time in a first top division club.
in my first day at the university i felt very happy for meeting with new people

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wjlievano
14/04/2020
CO
7
points

The listening for me was easy and sometimes difficult, I think he will score lots of goals and he felt excited, the first day in something new i can say is a little bit bored, you have to meet all your coworkers, you have to fill forms and you are going to feel uncomfortable because you feel strange, but its only the first day, the most important think is being motivated and open to all knowledge.


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wjlievano
14/04/2020 19:04
Colombia
Manchester City
7

The listening for me was easy and sometimes difficult, I think he will score lots of goals and he felt excited, the first day in something new i can say is a little bit bored, you have to meet all your coworkers, you have to fill forms and you are going to feel uncomfortable because you feel strange, but its only the first day, the most important think is being motivated and open to all knowledge.

Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020
HU
3396
points

The listening was not too, difficult but I had to listen carefully. He felt good, because the chairmad said: A chief scout saw him in Ecuador.

I felt a little bit nervous because everything was new at my workplace.


Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020 07:41
Hungary
Chelsea
3396

The listening was not too, difficult but I had to listen carefully. He felt good, because the chairmad said: A chief scout saw him in Ecuador.

I felt a little bit nervous because everything was new at my workplace.

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kabithos
21/03/2020
CO
50
points

The first day of work to everybody is not easy. I felt fear and headache when I take English classes for the first time. The same thing happened when I got my first day of work, I been sick by two or three days, premonition I supposed.


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kabithos
21/03/2020 01:48
Colombia
Manchester United
50

The first day of work to everybody is not easy. I felt fear and headache when I take English classes for the first time. The same thing happened when I got my first day of work, I been sick by two or three days, premonition I supposed.

solarstone
17/03/2020
IR
15
points

Nice


solarstone
17/03/2020 16:59
Iran
Arsenal
15

Nice

pokora93
03/03/2020
PL
13
points

easy


pokora93
03/03/2020 12:04
Poland
West Ham United
13

easy

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Listening Practice

Tips

Become a better listener

Remember! You don't need to hear every word, to understand everything in the listening.

If there is a word that you can't hear, think about the rest of the sentence and guess what the word is.

You will be surprised how much you can understand, even when you don't hear everything.