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Podcast 23

Podcast 23

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In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich talk about Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) and his older brother Andre Ayew (Swansea City), who became the first brothers to score for opposing teams in the Premier League. The language focus is expressions with 'run' and we have a new riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition.

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast below

  2. Listen to Kingsley, who is this week's Premier League fan.

  3. Guess Kingsley's favourite team.

  4. Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

  5. If you are not logged in or a registered member, you can register for free in the top right corner 

How much did you understand?

In this podcast, Rich and Jack used lots of expressions with the word run. Try the activities below to see how much you learned:
 

"Aston Villa have lost their last 6 matches - they have been on a bad run."

"With time running out (87th minute), Andre Ayew scored the winner."

Activity 1: In this activity, match the words from the podcast to the correct definition.
Were any of the words we used in the podcast new for you?
 

Yaya and Kolo Toure are the only other brothers to score in the same Premier League match. They both scored for Manchester City against Wolves in a 4-3 win in 2011.

Activity 2: Look at these sentences from the podcast. They all include the word run. Can you choose the correct word to complete the sentence?
Complete the sentences with the correct form of the word 'run'.
 

The Neville brothers (Gary and Phil) played nearly 1000 times for Manchester United and have 14 Premier League titles between them.

If the listening was a bit difficult, you can listen again and read the transcript at the same time.
Listen to the podcast and read at the same time.

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: Hi everyone. I’m Jack and every week we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: This week, we’re going to talk about family, the language focus is expressions that use the word ‘run’ and later I’ll make another Premier League prediction.

Jack: And you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition.

Rich: What was the answer to last week’s riddle Jack?

Jack: Ah, yes. Last week it was Tom ... his favourite Premier League team is Manchester Utd.

Rich: We had lots of correct entries so congratulations to everybody who got it right. I think most people who heard Old Trafford and Ryan Giggs would have chosen Man Utd.

Jack: Yes, Giggs never played for any other club and has been at Old Trafford for nearly 30 years as a player and now as Louis van Gaal’s assistant.

Rich: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers...

Jack: and the fifth winner of the What’s my team? competition is Volodymyr from Ukraine. Congratulations Volodymyr , we’ve already sent you an email and your prize will soon be on its way.

Rich: Well done Volodymyr ! Later on in the podcast, you can listen to this week’s What’s my team riddle.

Rich: Last week, we asked you if there was a river that flows through your town or city.

Jack: And you made a prediction about the Manchester derby. How did you do this time?

Rich: I was close - I got one of the team’s scores right?

Jack: That’s not really close - you predicted a Man United win and the derby was a draw in the end.

Rich: Well, not many people predicted a draw!

Jack: Elghoul from Algeria and Volodomyr, this week’s competition winner both predicted a 2-2 draw. As well as that, Rafael24 from Ecuador, ManH267 from Vietnam, Aragorn 1986 from Montenegro, Dana from Albania, Merko from Serbia, GalaUA from Ukraine all predicted draws and Nokosonris from Ukraine managed to predict the exact result. Well done Nikosonris - Let’s see if you can do as well this week.

Rich: I’m going to do better this week. I learnt quite a few new rivers thanks to comments comments. Rafael24 from Ecuador said the Chibunga River flows through his town in Ecuador, Aragorn96 from Montenegro said the Moraca flows through his town and GalaUA from Ukraine says the Dnieper flows through Kiev - his home town.

Jack: Last week, we were looking at prepositions of movement so it was great to see you all using the preposition ‘through’ in these sentences.

Rich: Later, we’re looking at some expressions with the word ‘run’ so here let’s start the ball rolling and use one expression in some of your examples.

Jack: Instead of saying a river flows through my town you can also say a river runs through my town.

Rich: So, GunnerUZ from Uzbekistan could say the River Anhor runs through his town, and VerdeMead96 from Poland could say the Vistula River runs through her town and Rema from Serbia could say that the Rivers Sava and Danube run through his town.

Rich: There are some famous Rivers in the UK too! The River Thames is probably the most famous, which flows through the middle of London.

Jack: And of course the River Mersey,which runs through Liverpool.

Rich: Sorry if we didn’t have time to mention your comment, but please continue to write your comments and questions in our comments section and we will get back to you.

Jack: Last weekend there was a big win for Arsenal and the Gunners went top of the league for a few hours before Man City went back above them after a goalless draw in the Manchester Derby.

Rich: Yes, defences were definitely on top for a change in that one.

Jack: But, we’re going to talk about the Aston Villa - Swansea City match, which was interesting for a different reason. How many Premier League brothers do you know Rich?

Rich: The Neville brothers, Gary and Phil, played for nearly 10 years together in Man Utd’s defence.

Jack: And Yaya and Kolo Toure played together at Man City and also became the first brothers to score in the same match. But no brothers had scored for different teams until last weekend.

Rich: For the first time in Premier League history, two brothers scored for opposite teams.

Jack: The Ayew brothers have only been playing in the Premier League a couple of months. Jordan is at Villa and Andre is at Swansea.

Rich: And football certainly runs in the family - do you know who their dad is?

Jack: Yes, it’s Abedi Pele, who many football experts think is the greatest African Footballer ever!

Rich: And the Villa-Swansea match was probably one of the few times they have been on different teams because they played together at Marseille in France and, of course, play together for their national team - Ghana!

Jack: And who finished on top?

Rich: It was looking good for Jordan Ayew, the younger brother, when he scored the first goal and it looked like Villa might end their bad run - they hadn’t won since the opening day of the season.

Jack: But Swansea equalised just 6 minutes later and then with time running out, Andre Ayew, the older brother, scored the winning goal!

Rich: Do you think there might be some family arguments?

Jack: No, I don’t think so. After the match Jordan Ayew said there was no problem because they are family.

Rich: That’s good news. I wonder who their dad was supporting!

Jack: We used a few expressions with the word ‘run’ there. The first one was to run in the family.

Rich: If something runs in the family it means that it is something that everybody in the family has like a characteristic or an ability.

Jack: So football ability runs in the Ayew family because Jordan and Andre are Premier League footballers and of course their dad was quite good too!

Rich: I said that Villa are on a bad run. A run means a set of results, so Villa have now lost 6 consecutive matches and are on a very bad run.

Jack: We also said to run out of time. To run out of something means to have nothing left so Villa ran out of time before they could score another goal.

Rich: We’ve put some exercises below to practise these expressions with ‘run’, let us know if these words were new for you.

Jack: Right, I think it’s time for this week’s competition: ‘What’s my Team?’

Rich: Here is what you have to do. Listen to a Premier League fan, who will talk about their favourite team and then write the name of the team  in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Jack: And for each of the 20 podcast competitions the lucky winner will receive a fantastic Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Rich: Right, so this week, our Premier League fan is Kingsley. Listen to Kingsley’’s riddle and try to work out what’s his team?

Kingsley: We’re back in the Premier League this season and hoping to stay here this time. We’ve signed a lot of new players and they’re looking good. We play in very distinctive yellow and black shirts and our nickname is the hornets. Did you know that our club’s president used to be the singer - Elton John, he’s probably our most famous fan!

Jack: Elton John? He sang about The Lion King didn’t he? I have to say, it’s not really my cup of tea! Now, it’s time for your prediction Rich. Let’s see if you can improve on your recent predictions!

Rich: The big match this weekend is Chelsea against Liverpool. Both teams are on a bad run at the moment with Chelsea losing to West Ham last week and in the bottom half of the table and Liverpool drawing too many matches. Liverpool will be hoping to get 90 minutes out of Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge in attack for the first time this season. Chelsea really need a win but their top players are not performing at the moment. I think it’ll finish as a draw and neither team will be very happy with the result. Final score: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool.

Jack: If you’ve got a prediction for these matches let us know in the comments section below.

Rich: But you’ll have to tell us early. Chelsea-Liverpool is the early match on Saturday!

Jack: That’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to the competition, your Premier League predictions, and any questions you have about the website or football English in the comments below.

Rich: Don’t forget if you sign in, you can score points to see if you can get your club, your country and your name to the top of our leaderboard.

Jack:  Bye for now and enjoy your football.

 

The answer to last week's 'What's my Team?' competiton was Manchester Utd. Congratulations Volodymyr from Ukraine! Your prize is on its way!

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What do you think?

Rich and Jack looked at expressions with 'run' in this podcast.
Do you have brothers and sisters? Are there any abilities or characteristics that run in your family?
Do you ever run out of time when you need to do something important?
What's the best or worst run your team has ever been on?
 
Rich predicts that Chelsea and Liverpool will draw 1-1 at the weekend. Do you agree?
 

Remember to write your competition answers in the comments section below. Good luck!

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august1984's picture
august1984
31/10/2015
IR
55
points

I think Mr.clopp will do his best to bring hope to Liverpool Club. Definitely they will win the game over Chelsea.


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august1984
31/10/2015 20:46
Iran
Liverpool
55

I think Mr.clopp will do his best to bring hope to Liverpool Club. Definitely they will win the game over Chelsea.

august1984's picture
august1984
31/10/2015
IR
55
points

Watford


august1984's picture
august1984
31/10/2015 20:38
Iran
Liverpool
55

Watford

Ivan Nak
31/10/2015
MK
60
points

Kingsley's favourite team is Watford


Ivan Nak
31/10/2015 18:56
Macedonia
Manchester City
60

Kingsley's favourite team is Watford

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
31/10/2015
UA
6297
points

Congrats, all Liverpool fans ! Go ahead, Proud Bird !!! :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
31/10/2015 18:04
Ukraine
Liverpool
6297

Congrats, all Liverpool fans ! Go ahead, Proud Bird !!! :-)

Ashalee Brown
31/10/2015
JM
5
points

Kingsley's favourite team is Watford FC
To run out of something
To be in a bad run
To run through something
To run in the family
To start the ball rolling
Argument
Runs
Run
Running
Which runs
Have run
Ran


Ashalee Brown
31/10/2015 15:51
Jamaica
Leicester City
5

Kingsley's favourite team is Watford FC
To run out of something
To be in a bad run
To run through something
To run in the family
To start the ball rolling
Argument
Runs
Run
Running
Which runs
Have run
Ran

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atmacaekrem
31/10/2015
TR
1
points

Hi there, Kingsley's favourite team is Watford FC.


atmacaekrem's picture
atmacaekrem
31/10/2015 12:00
Turkey
Chelsea
1

Hi there, Kingsley's favourite team is Watford FC.

nusratbiswas
31/10/2015
BD
1
points

How do I take part in the competition?


nusratbiswas
31/10/2015 11:26
Bangladesh
Manchester United
1

How do I take part in the competition?

Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015
ES
594
points

Hi nusratbiswas! Welcome to Premier Skills English! To enter the competition you have to listen to the podcast and write the name of the fan's Premier League club in this comments section. Good luck! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015 08:58
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi nusratbiswas! Welcome to Premier Skills English! To enter the competition you have to listen to the podcast and write the name of the fan's Premier League club in this comments section. Good luck! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015
ES
594
points

Hi nusratbiswas! Welcome to Premier Skills English! To enter the competition you have to listen to the podcast and write the name of the fan's Premier League club in this comments section. Good luck! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015 08:58
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi nusratbiswas! Welcome to Premier Skills English! To enter the competition you have to listen to the podcast and write the name of the fan's Premier League club in this comments section. Good luck! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015
ES
594
points

Hi nusratbiswas! Welcome to Premier Skills English! To enter the competition you have to listen to the podcast and write the name of the fan's Premier League club in this comments section. Good luck! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015 08:58
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi nusratbiswas! Welcome to Premier Skills English! To enter the competition you have to listen to the podcast and write the name of the fan's Premier League club in this comments section. Good luck! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

thịnh vương
31/10/2015
VN
5
points

THINH
with Elton John and Klopp, I must say that he is a fan of Liverpool


thịnh vương
31/10/2015 11:03
Vietnam
Chelsea
5

THINH
with Elton John and Klopp, I must say that he is a fan of Liverpool

mkoriev
31/10/2015
UZ
813
points

I don't have any sisters but I have four brothers. We are five brothers with me in my family. As all we are boys football runs in our family too. My dad was a fan of Pakhtakor Tashkent which crashed on the air like Man United. I'm also Real Madrid fan but brother is fan of Barcelona. So, when there is el-classico just imagine what would happen.
Although I'm a Man City fun I like Liverpool too. Actually I'm a found of English football. My second favorite club in England is Liverpool so I want they win the match! I don't like predicting but i hope Liverpool will win. Hope to see this score Liverpool 3-2 Chelsea.
I'm sure the club that Kingsley was talking about is Watford.


mkoriev
31/10/2015 08:28
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
813

I don't have any sisters but I have four brothers. We are five brothers with me in my family. As all we are boys football runs in our family too. My dad was a fan of Pakhtakor Tashkent which crashed on the air like Man United. I'm also Real Madrid fan but brother is fan of Barcelona. So, when there is el-classico just imagine what would happen.
Although I'm a Man City fun I like Liverpool too. Actually I'm a found of English football. My second favorite club in England is Liverpool so I want they win the match! I don't like predicting but i hope Liverpool will win. Hope to see this score Liverpool 3-2 Chelsea.
I'm sure the club that Kingsley was talking about is Watford.

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almirpereira
31/10/2015
BR
1332
points

alright;


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almirpereira
31/10/2015 01:57
Brazil
Chelsea
1332

alright;

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VerdMead96
30/10/2015
PL
146
points

Congratulations, Volodymyr! I'm an only child but I don't find it as a disadvantage, although many people do. It is definitely an interest in football that runs through my family. I watch Premier League matches every week along with my parents. My dad is a Liverpool fan (it is a really funny situation because we often bicker about which team plays better) and mum prefers to stay neutral but when Man Utd play she always supports them along with me. When some big matches take place we often go to my uncle's who is a Man Utd fan as well, however my cousin supports Chelsea. Furthermore, when Man Utd play against 'The Blues' it has already became a tradition that my another uncle (dad's brother), who is also a Chelsea fan, would join us in watching and supporting. I feel very lucky as plenty of my family members are primarily interested in English football and those family meetings make every single match even more exciting. Although I have a tendency to put things off to the last minute I never run out of time when I need to do something important. To me, the most memorable run United has been on, was in the 10/11 EPL season when they won 18 out of 19 home matches so they managed to equalise Chelsea's record. Referring to the match, I think a draw is the most likely result, however Liverpool are able to make a suprise so I will go for 1-2.


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VerdMead96
30/10/2015 23:22
Poland
Manchester United
146

Congratulations, Volodymyr! I'm an only child but I don't find it as a disadvantage, although many people do. It is definitely an interest in football that runs through my family. I watch Premier League matches every week along with my parents. My dad is a Liverpool fan (it is a really funny situation because we often bicker about which team plays better) and mum prefers to stay neutral but when Man Utd play she always supports them along with me. When some big matches take place we often go to my uncle's who is a Man Utd fan as well, however my cousin supports Chelsea. Furthermore, when Man Utd play against 'The Blues' it has already became a tradition that my another uncle (dad's brother), who is also a Chelsea fan, would join us in watching and supporting. I feel very lucky as plenty of my family members are primarily interested in English football and those family meetings make every single match even more exciting. Although I have a tendency to put things off to the last minute I never run out of time when I need to do something important. To me, the most memorable run United has been on, was in the 10/11 EPL season when they won 18 out of 19 home matches so they managed to equalise Chelsea's record. Referring to the match, I think a draw is the most likely result, however Liverpool are able to make a suprise so I will go for 1-2.

Rema's picture
Rema
03/11/2015
RS
538
points

Great text as always and you made great prediction. From your text I learn to separete from among(won 18 out of 19 home matches). Also I think I find the sinonym for phrase that you used to: ''put things off''- procrastination.


Rema's picture
Rema
03/11/2015 12:00
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Great text as always and you made great prediction. From your text I learn to separete from among(won 18 out of 19 home matches). Also I think I find the sinonym for phrase that you used to: ''put things off''- procrastination.

admin's picture
admin
03/11/2015
GB
560
points

That's a great word - to procrastinate. It's similar to 'put things off', but I think they are subtly different. If I put something off till the last minute, I don't even start the activity until I really need to. I think that we procrastinate after we have already started a boring activity. For example, when I was a student, I would sit down to write an essay and then I would arrange my desk, clean my monitor, make a cup of tea, check my email... etc... The internet is a terrible procrastination temptation!


admin's picture
admin
03/11/2015 13:11
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

That's a great word - to procrastinate. It's similar to 'put things off', but I think they are subtly different. If I put something off till the last minute, I don't even start the activity until I really need to. I think that we procrastinate after we have already started a boring activity. For example, when I was a student, I would sit down to write an essay and then I would arrange my desk, clean my monitor, make a cup of tea, check my email... etc... The internet is a terrible procrastination temptation!

Rema's picture
Rema
03/11/2015
RS
538
points

So similar and in the same time so different, like you say ''subtly different''. ''Put something off'' when action don't start yet and we use procrastinate when action already begin but for some reason we want to delay this obligations for another time. I'm not sure that I understand precisely the meaning of last sentence in your comment: The internet is a terrible procrastination temptation! I think that that sentence mean that internet is big source for attracting our attention and because that we delay our obligations (I guess that you want to say that). Also could you explain me little more about word temptation. Thank you Jack!


Rema's picture
Rema
03/11/2015 15:58
Serbia
West Ham United
538

So similar and in the same time so different, like you say ''subtly different''. ''Put something off'' when action don't start yet and we use procrastinate when action already begin but for some reason we want to delay this obligations for another time. I'm not sure that I understand precisely the meaning of last sentence in your comment: The internet is a terrible procrastination temptation! I think that that sentence mean that internet is big source for attracting our attention and because that we delay our obligations (I guess that you want to say that). Also could you explain me little more about word temptation. Thank you Jack!

admin's picture
admin
03/11/2015
GB
560
points

Thanks Rema - That's exactly what I meant. A temptation is something that tempts - that is something that causes a desire to do something. The internet is full of interesting sites with videos and articles, reviews and images that are interesting, but not what I'm supposed to be working on. - Jack


admin's picture
admin
03/11/2015 22:22
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Thanks Rema - That's exactly what I meant. A temptation is something that tempts - that is something that causes a desire to do something. The internet is full of interesting sites with videos and articles, reviews and images that are interesting, but not what I'm supposed to be working on. - Jack

Rema's picture
Rema
04/11/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks Jack- I can now exactly make a difference between 'put things off' and 'to procrastinate'. Also I learn a one new word, actually two: noun temptation and verb tempt.


Rema's picture
Rema
04/11/2015 23:24
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Jack- I can now exactly make a difference between 'put things off' and 'to procrastinate'. Also I learn a one new word, actually two: noun temptation and verb tempt.

Gjorgji
30/10/2015
MK
32
points

WATFORD is answer of 'What's my Team?' competition


Gjorgji
30/10/2015 18:33
Macedonia
Manchester United
32

WATFORD is answer of 'What's my Team?' competition

Gjorgji
30/10/2015
MK
32
points

Chelsea and Liverpool will draw 0-0 at the weekend


Gjorgji
30/10/2015 18:31
Macedonia
Manchester United
32

Chelsea and Liverpool will draw 0-0 at the weekend

haydi's picture
haydi
30/10/2015
TN
3189
points

I find the expression "running out" in ADELE new song "HELLO" ! I get it !
[It's no secret that the both of us Are running out of time]
What a wonderful song and what a magical voice ! She's just perfect !
by the way, Rich, please correct us our sentences, if they contain any mistakes, we are here to improve our levesl. Me, for example, I have a serious problem with prepositions. thank you !


haydi's picture
haydi
30/10/2015 16:32
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I find the expression "running out" in ADELE new song "HELLO" ! I get it !
[It's no secret that the both of us Are running out of time]
What a wonderful song and what a magical voice ! She's just perfect !
by the way, Rich, please correct us our sentences, if they contain any mistakes, we are here to improve our levesl. Me, for example, I have a serious problem with prepositions. thank you !

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Chansophal
07/11/2015
KH
22
points

But "running out of time" here means "having no any times left", also "run out of gasoline" means "have no any gasoline left and your machine can not run or work."


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Chansophal
07/11/2015 04:32
Cambodia
Arsenal
22

But "running out of time" here means "having no any times left", also "run out of gasoline" means "have no any gasoline left and your machine can not run or work."

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Alex_from_Ukraine
31/10/2015
UA
6297
points

I love Adele and her song too. Great singer !


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Alex_from_Ukraine
31/10/2015 18:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
6297

I love Adele and her song too. Great singer !

Rich's picture
Rich
30/10/2015
ES
594
points

Hi Haydi, What do you think you could change in this sentence; 'please correct us our sentences'? A great way to learn is by correcting your own mistakes - sometimes with a little bit of help :)


Rich's picture
Rich
30/10/2015 20:06
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Haydi, What do you think you could change in this sentence; 'please correct us our sentences'? A great way to learn is by correcting your own mistakes - sometimes with a little bit of help :)

haydi's picture
haydi
31/10/2015
TN
3189
points

thank you Rich. I was searching the verb (correct) in some dictionaries online and in my big HARRAP's SHORTER, but I don't find a mistake in the above sentence ! may be, I say may be, it's the form of request , so it's correct to say : "Would you please Rich correct us our sentences" !! By the way, I'm learning English on line by the site (bbc.co.uk/learningenglish), to refreshing my memory and getting some new grammatical rules, but I'm still in unit 5 of lower-intermediate, so my path is still long. The big problem that, the arabo-francophone, like me, we think French or Arabic and we try to translate, and this is the big error.


haydi's picture
haydi
31/10/2015 17:23
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

thank you Rich. I was searching the verb (correct) in some dictionaries online and in my big HARRAP's SHORTER, but I don't find a mistake in the above sentence ! may be, I say may be, it's the form of request , so it's correct to say : "Would you please Rich correct us our sentences" !! By the way, I'm learning English on line by the site (bbc.co.uk/learningenglish), to refreshing my memory and getting some new grammatical rules, but I'm still in unit 5 of lower-intermediate, so my path is still long. The big problem that, the arabo-francophone, like me, we think French or Arabic and we try to translate, and this is the big error.

Rich's picture
Rich
01/11/2015
ES
594
points

I agree with you that people often make mistakes when translating directly from their first language. There was nothing wrong with using the verb 'correct' in your sentence, you needed to remove the word 'us' from the original sentence. You should say something like 'can you correct our sentences' or would you mind correcting our sentences'. In addition to the BBC website, you could try the British Council's learn English website http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/ and of course Premier Skills English is great for your learning, too!


Rich's picture
Rich
01/11/2015 11:01
Spain
Liverpool
594

I agree with you that people often make mistakes when translating directly from their first language. There was nothing wrong with using the verb 'correct' in your sentence, you needed to remove the word 'us' from the original sentence. You should say something like 'can you correct our sentences' or would you mind correcting our sentences'. In addition to the BBC website, you could try the British Council's learn English website http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/ and of course Premier Skills English is great for your learning, too!

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haydi
01/11/2015
TN
3189
points

thank you Rich ! I see now, thank you a lot !
May be, when I will improve my level, I can avoid such mistakes ; logically, it's "our" sentences not "us".


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haydi
01/11/2015 23:49
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

thank you Rich ! I see now, thank you a lot !
May be, when I will improve my level, I can avoid such mistakes ; logically, it's "our" sentences not "us".

DipannitaSazneem123
30/10/2015
BD
8
points

I think the team Kingsley supports is Watford FC, with their nickname being the Hornets and their most famous fan being the eminent singer Elton John! Also, their jersey has always had shades of black and yellow, as he mentions at the beginning.


DipannitaSazneem123
30/10/2015 13:25
Bangladesh
Chelsea
8

I think the team Kingsley supports is Watford FC, with their nickname being the Hornets and their most famous fan being the eminent singer Elton John! Also, their jersey has always had shades of black and yellow, as he mentions at the beginning.

DipannitaSazneem123
30/10/2015
BD
8
points

Great!


DipannitaSazneem123
30/10/2015 13:23
Bangladesh
Chelsea
8

Great!

Natka
30/10/2015
RU
279
points

I'd like Chelsea to be a winner this week derby match, but both team are really on a bad run this season and I also agree with Rich's prediction for the derdy match. Sport runs in my family too, but it isn't a football. My dad was a cyclist. I don't know the most cruel and exausted sports either...By the way my dad is happy that he was several times a winner of the regional and union competition in ex-USSR. My childhood was full of stories about competitions and my proffessional life is very close to football. We study the boys-footballers at comprehensive school but I am only near football. My boys want me to see football matches and they joke at me if I don't know the famous footballers, they want I be a fan and promise to study better in this case. I only seriously look at them and nod in answer:)
My answer for the Kingsley's riddle is that his favourit team is Watford football club, isn't it? It was directed by Elton John, the singer.
Of cause I've run out of time with my papers at work because of different reasons as usual


Natka
30/10/2015 12:48
Russia
Chelsea
279

I'd like Chelsea to be a winner this week derby match, but both team are really on a bad run this season and I also agree with Rich's prediction for the derdy match. Sport runs in my family too, but it isn't a football. My dad was a cyclist. I don't know the most cruel and exausted sports either...By the way my dad is happy that he was several times a winner of the regional and union competition in ex-USSR. My childhood was full of stories about competitions and my proffessional life is very close to football. We study the boys-footballers at comprehensive school but I am only near football. My boys want me to see football matches and they joke at me if I don't know the famous footballers, they want I be a fan and promise to study better in this case. I only seriously look at them and nod in answer:)
My answer for the Kingsley's riddle is that his favourit team is Watford football club, isn't it? It was directed by Elton John, the singer.
Of cause I've run out of time with my papers at work because of different reasons as usual

tshewang
30/10/2015
BT
2
points

HUMM


tshewang
30/10/2015 10:18
Bhutan
Manchester United
2

HUMM

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maenkhalaf
30/10/2015
JO
6
points

The Premier league`s fan is Alton John
The team is WATFORD


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maenkhalaf
30/10/2015 04:05
Jordan
Manchester United
6

The Premier league`s fan is Alton John
The team is WATFORD

Arif Rahman
30/10/2015
ID
29
points

Kingsley's team is Watford FC. it nicknames is The Hornets, The Golden Boys, The Yellow Army, The 'Orns.Watford FC againts West Ham FC on Saturday. now, Watford FC on 13th standings. The record between Watford FC vs West Ham that Watford FC won 17, drawn 12, lost 40. I predected Watford FC lost from West Ham with score 1 - 2 on Saturday 31.


Arif Rahman
30/10/2015 02:08
Indonesia
Liverpool
29

Kingsley's team is Watford FC. it nicknames is The Hornets, The Golden Boys, The Yellow Army, The 'Orns.Watford FC againts West Ham FC on Saturday. now, Watford FC on 13th standings. The record between Watford FC vs West Ham that Watford FC won 17, drawn 12, lost 40. I predected Watford FC lost from West Ham with score 1 - 2 on Saturday 31.

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VerdMead96
29/10/2015
PL
146
points

Kingsley's team is Watford F.C. The Hornets were involved in one of the most dramatic moments I've ever seen in football . It was in the match against Leicester in the Championship play-off semi-final when Watford's Almunia first saved a penalty and a while later Troy Deeney scored a winning goal. It all happened in last two minutes of the match! Totally insane. Good luck to everyone as usual!


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VerdMead96
29/10/2015 20:51
Poland
Manchester United
146

Kingsley's team is Watford F.C. The Hornets were involved in one of the most dramatic moments I've ever seen in football . It was in the match against Leicester in the Championship play-off semi-final when Watford's Almunia first saved a penalty and a while later Troy Deeney scored a winning goal. It all happened in last two minutes of the match! Totally insane. Good luck to everyone as usual!

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haydi
29/10/2015
TN
3189
points

they are so difficult these "runs".


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haydi
29/10/2015 20:42
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

they are so difficult these "runs".

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admin
03/11/2015
GB
560
points

Hi Haydi - firstly, congratulations! These phrases with 'run' are just vocabulary really - the best way to learn them is to try them out? What runs in your family? Are there any skills or talents?


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admin
03/11/2015 12:58
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Haydi - firstly, congratulations! These phrases with 'run' are just vocabulary really - the best way to learn them is to try them out? What runs in your family? Are there any skills or talents?

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haydi
03/11/2015
TN
3189
points

Thank you a lot admin and all team, thank you for encouraging me to be a football fan, and encouraging us to improve our English language skills. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) runs in my family, I like to create things from garbage to throw away, just like my mum.


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haydi
03/11/2015 17:01
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Thank you a lot admin and all team, thank you for encouraging me to be a football fan, and encouraging us to improve our English language skills. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) runs in my family, I like to create things from garbage to throw away, just like my mum.

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Rema
04/11/2015
RS
538
points

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your victory. Also I would to commend your positive attitude in learning English and to say you to keep up with your learning English and commenting here. If I understand good you recycle the stuffs from garbage and after that you create some new things. Am I right?


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Rema
04/11/2015 23:12
Serbia
West Ham United
538

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your victory. Also I would to commend your positive attitude in learning English and to say you to keep up with your learning English and commenting here. If I understand good you recycle the stuffs from garbage and after that you create some new things. Am I right?

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admin
03/11/2015
GB
560
points

Thanks Haydi - keep up the good work!


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admin
03/11/2015 22:24
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Thanks Haydi - keep up the good work!

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haydi
29/10/2015
TN
3189
points

Watford Football Club


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haydi
29/10/2015 20:40
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Watford Football Club

Volodymyr
29/10/2015
UA
379
points

Warford.
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool


Volodymyr
29/10/2015 20:02
Ukraine
Arsenal
379

Warford.
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

gunner_uz
29/10/2015
UZ
108
points

I do hope Liverpool will defeat Chelsea and I'm sure Klopp can dispose the team to the win. But Chelsea can concentrate before as important games. So aristocrats will probably win: 2:1


gunner_uz
29/10/2015 18:39
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

I do hope Liverpool will defeat Chelsea and I'm sure Klopp can dispose the team to the win. But Chelsea can concentrate before as important games. So aristocrats will probably win: 2:1

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nyinyi
29/10/2015
MM
257
points

I suggest "West Ham United".
I have only brothers.
Yes, teaching that runs in my family.
No.
The worst run my team has ever been on is Arsenal have won my team Manchester Utd by 3-0.
I think Chelsea will beat Liverpool by 2-1.


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nyinyi
29/10/2015 17:04
Myanmar
Manchester United
257

I suggest "West Ham United".
I have only brothers.
Yes, teaching that runs in my family.
No.
The worst run my team has ever been on is Arsenal have won my team Manchester Utd by 3-0.
I think Chelsea will beat Liverpool by 2-1.

dzoleodstip
29/10/2015
MK
42
points

My prediction is that Chelsea will draw 2-1 at the weekend. It is time for Chelsea to win.


dzoleodstip
29/10/2015 15:21
Macedonia
Watford
42

My prediction is that Chelsea will draw 2-1 at the weekend. It is time for Chelsea to win.

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Nursultan
29/10/2015
KZ
24
points

This team is Watford


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Nursultan
29/10/2015 14:48
Kazakhstan
Arsenal
24

This team is Watford

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Wut Yee
29/10/2015
MM
23
points

Kingsley's favourite team is `Watford´.
I hope Liverpool's win. My prediction is
Chelsea0-1 Liverpool.


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Wut Yee
29/10/2015 09:30
Myanmar
Manchester United
23

Kingsley's favourite team is `Watford´.
I hope Liverpool's win. My prediction is
Chelsea0-1 Liverpool.

w.a.s.p.
29/10/2015
RU
8
points

Watford, I'm sure!


w.a.s.p.
29/10/2015 03:16
Russia
Liverpool
8

Watford, I'm sure!

For
29/10/2015
ZW
298
points

Your Premier League fan's team is Watford. As about the match, I don't agree with your prediction Rich. I think Chelsea will beat Liverpool. In this case, Chelsea 2 - 1 Liverpool


For
29/10/2015 00:42
Zimbabwe
Arsenal
298

Your Premier League fan's team is Watford. As about the match, I don't agree with your prediction Rich. I think Chelsea will beat Liverpool. In this case, Chelsea 2 - 1 Liverpool

tahar.mimoune
28/10/2015
DZ
8
points

The River Thames runs through London.
The Manchester Derby
Andre and Jordan Ayew
Andre
Abedi Pele
A draw


tahar.mimoune
28/10/2015 22:58
Algeria
Chelsea
8

The River Thames runs through London.
The Manchester Derby
Andre and Jordan Ayew
Andre
Abedi Pele
A draw

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