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Podcast 29

Podcast 29

In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack and talk about a Premier League weekend full of surprises, with wins for some of the underdogs and defeats for some of the favourites. The language focus is phrases you can use to talk about unexpected events. We also have a new riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition!

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast above smiley

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

  3. Guess Michael'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 smiley

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

In this podcast, Rich and Jack used some vocabulary that might have been new for you. Try the activities below to see how much you understand:

"Chants sound much better when tens of thousands of fans are singing them and not just you, Rich."

"I don’t think people expect a gift but I think it would be impolite not to bring something."

Activity 1: In this activity, look at some of the words we used in the podcast and try to match them to their definitions.
Did you know all the words in the podcast?

Newcastle beat Liverpool 2-0 in a big Premier League upset at the weekend.

Language - Compound Nouns

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used phrases to talk about things that were surprising or unexpected. Sometimes they used one noun to describe another noun like in the examples below. These are called compound nouns, which is when a noun is formed by two or more words. If you want to learn more about how nouns can be changed or modified, have a go at the activities below, or, take a look at our Learn English website - there are links on the side of this page.

"Newcastle beating Liverpool was just one of the shock results last weekend."

"A Chelsea win? I don't think that would be a surprise result!"

Activity 2: Compound nouns are often two nouns put together to create a new word. In this activity, try to put the nouns together to make compound nouns.
Can you put the compound nouns together?

Compund nouns can be created in a number of different ways, here are some of the most common ways:

Noun + Noun
Adjective + Noun
Noun + Verb
Premier League fan
Halfway line
Rainfall
Shock result
Blackboard
Haircut
Penalty area
Greenhouse
Air-conditioning
Bus stop
Free Trade
Toothache
Football pitch
26-year-old Sunrise

 

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 another crazy weekend in this season’s Premier League. Bournemouth beating Chelsea, Stoke beating Manchester City and Newcastle beating Liverpool were just some of the shock results last weekend.

Jack: That Bournemouth result was a real surprise and the language focus this week is on phrases we use when something is unexpected or surprising.

Rich: And later I’ll make another Premier League prediction. And, of course, you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition.

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

Rich: Ah, yes. Last week it was Alison and I think it was a bit more difficult, her favourite Premier League team is Norwich City. If you were trying to find the answer the easiest thing Alison mentioned was the club’s nickname - she talked about the Canaries. And of course, Norwich City are the Premier League team called the Canaries.

Jack: I thought it was interesting what she said about Norwich City’s song ‘On the Ball City’ and Rema from Serbia pointed out that the song is actually older than the club - he found that it was written in 1860!

Rich: That is surprising! I think listening to and learning football songs and chants can be a nice way to learn more about your club and Premier League culture, and also to improve your English.

Jack: Yes, if you know any songs or chants from a Premier League club share them in the comments section. But be careful with some of the language you use - we might have to edit some of these comments!

Rich: I was just thinking about the difference between a song and a chant - ‘You’ll never walk alone’ sung by Liverpool fans is a song but a chant is much shorter and usually more repetitive like ‘United, United’ or ‘Come on Chelsea’ or ‘1-0 to the Arsenal’.

Jack: And of course these chants sound so much better when tens of thousands of fans are singing them and not just you, Rich.

Rich: Right, anyway, who is this week’s winner?

Jack: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers and the eleventh winner of the What’s my team? competition is Grigor25 a Liverpool fan from Armenia. Congratulations Grigor25, we’ll be in contact with you this week.

Rich: Well done Grigor25! Later on in the podcast, you can listen to this week’s What’s my team riddle.

Rich: Jamie Vardy’s record goal scoring run stopped at 11 goals at the weekend when he failed to score in Leicester’s 3-0 win away to Swansea City.

Jack: Who would have thought it? It was the first time Vardy hadn’t scored in a Premier League match since August!

Rich: It didn’t stop Leicester going back to the top of the table, though. The Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick!

Jack: Last week we asked you if Vardy was the best player in the Premier League at the moment and a lot of you agreed with us.

Rich: Those that agreed that Jamie Vardy is the best player at the moment include: Mugemanyi from Rwanda, Nikosonris from Ukraine, Aragorn1986 and AleksandarR from Montenegro, RuslanJon from Uzbekistan, SalvaGh from Spain, Elghoul from Algeria, HakanUslu1881 from Turkey, Nyinyi from Myanmar, Abdallah from Kuwait, DejanZ from Macedonia and Antonio Contreras from Portugal.

Jack: But not all of you agreed. Polevoy2000 from Belarus, This week’s winner Grigor25 from Armenia, Amaral from Albania all think Vardy’s teammate Riyad Mahrez is the best on current form.  Anfat from Ukraine thinks it’s Man City’s Raheem Sterling, Okhilleus7 from Montenegro thinks it’s Mesut Ozil at Arsenal, and Heaton555 from Armenia thinks it’s Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

Rich: We also asked you about invitations last week and what gifts you take with you when invited to someone’s home.

Jack: Deyanet from Azerbaijan says it’s always a difficult decision but usually chooses something to eat or drink.

Rich: Ruslanjon from Uzbekistan often takes cake to a party and Heaton555 from Armenia goes for wine or chocolates.

Jack: Food and drink was definitely the most common gift. Aragorn1986, Gugo from Armenia, AleksandarR, Elghoul, Antonio Contreras, Okhilleus7, Drilol from Kosovo and Rafael24 from Ecuador were just some of you who take food and drink when invited to a party.

Rich: My favourite comment this week was from Nikosonris. He said when he asks what to take to a friend’s party they always say: ‘Nothing, just bring yourself.’

Jack: I’m never sure if people mean it when they say that. I don’t think people expect a gift but I think it would be impolite not to bring something.

Rich: ‘Expect’ is a useful word. It means to think or believe that something will happen or someone will do something. So people expect you to take something  to someone’s house.

Jack: And we use it in football a lot. Manchester Utd were expected to beat West Ham last weekend but they didn’t. 0-0 at home to West Ham was an unexpected result. And in the next section we’re going to speak a bit more about phrases we use when something is unexpected or surprising.

Rich: We’ve already spoken about Leicester going back to the top of the table. What else has been happening in the Premier League?

Jack: Like you said earlier, it was a crazy weekend in the Premier League. The biggest surprise had to be Bournemouth winning at Chelsea.

Rich: I really didn’t see that one coming.

Jack: No, I didn’t expect it either. Bournemouth’s manager, Eddie Howe, described the win as the biggest result in the club’s history.

Rich: Bournemouth have never been in the Premier League before so a win over the Champions is definitely a huge win for them.

Jack: This weekend was a great one for the underdogs.

Rich: Underdog is a great word. It’s used a lot in sport and describes the team or person that is not expected to win because they aren’t as strong or powerful.

Jack: Stoke against Manchester City was another example of the underdog winning against the favourite.

Rich: Stoke won 2-0 and they were fantastic. The front four of Stoke: Marko Arnautovic, Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay were amazing.

Jack: The result was not right out of the blue. Stoke beat Chelsea earlier this season and when you have Champions League winners like Shaqiri who won it with Bayern Munich and Afellay (Aff er lay)and Krkic (krik itch) who won it with Barcelona in your team are going to get results.

Rich: The other big upset of the weekend and the one that upset me the most was Newcastle’s 2-0 win against Liverpool.

Jack: Liverpool had won their last three away games against Premier League teams 3-1, 4-1 and 6-1 and Newcastle had only scored two goals in their last five matches and lost their last match 5-1.

Rich: It was a real bolt from the blue and a shock. I thought Liverpool’s season had turned the corner.

Jack: But this is what we love about the Premier League. It’s unpredictable. Anyone can beat anyone in the Premier League.

Rich: And everybody loves it when an underdog wins, unless it’s against your team of course!

Jack: Let’s go back and look at some of the words and phrases we just used to describe things that are unexpected.

Rich: To describe something that was unexpected we can use nouns like shock, surprise and upset.

Jack: So when an underdog beats a favourite like Bournemouth beating Chelsea, you can say it was a shock result or a surprise result.

Rich: Here we are using two nouns together - we call this a compound noun. The first noun surprise or shock is being used as an adjective to describe the second noun.

Jack: We can’t use upset like this. We say things like there was a big upset in the match between Liverpool and Newcastle.

Rich: We can also use all three of them as verbs. We could say Stoke shocked/upset/surprised Manchester City.

Jack: But remember here upset doesn’t mean to be sad or to make someone sad. We can say Rich was upset about Newcastle upsetting Liverpool which means Rich was sad about Newcastle surprising Liverpool.

Rich: Yes I was. We used some other expressions to describe things that were unexpected. We used the expression ‘a bolt from the blue’ or ‘to come out of the blue’.

Jack: I like the phrase ‘I didn’t see that one coming’. It’s quite obvious but sounds really nice.

Rich: We’d like to see all of you using some of these words and expressions in our comments section. Can you try to answer some of these questions? Number 1.Which match was the biggest upset last weekend?

Jack: Number 2: What are some shock results that you can remember?

Rich: Number 3: Can you tell us something in your life that happened out of the blue?

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. We wish you the best of luck!

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

Michael: A former captain of ours, Danny Blanchflower said ‘The game is about glory. It’s about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom." This sums up the way we like to play football. So come and watch us in action in the North-London derby against our biggest rivals, Arsenal.

Rich: Hey Jack! I think Michael might be making fun out of your team there. Can you remember the chant, ‘Boring, Boring Arsenal!’?

Jack: I remember, but I don’t think we’ve heard that chant for years! Time for your prediction Rich.

Rich: The Premier League, with upsets every week and underdogs beating favourites on a regular basis has made this season’s Premier League very unpredictable. But one thing that has been predictable is my prediction being wrong! This week’s big match is this season’s biggest surprise - Leicester City at home to last season’s Champions - Chelsea. This time last year Leicester were bottom of the table and Chelsea were top. How things change! Leicester are flying high and Chelsea are having problems at the wrong end of the table. It’s always nice to see an underdog spring a surprise so I’m going to go for a Chelsea win. Final score: Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea

Jack: A Chelsea win? I don’t think that would be a surprise result.

Rich: Maybe not.

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 answers to our questions about upsets and surprises, your 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?' competition was Norwich City. Congratulations to Grigor25 from Armenia ! Your prize is on its way!

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What's your favourite football song or chant?
Which match was the biggest upset last weekend?
What are some shock results that you can remember?
Can you tell us something in your life that happened out of the blue?

Rich predicts that Chelsea will beat Leicester City 2-1 this weekend. Do you agree?
 

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

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nikosonris
10/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I hope you don't mind me interfering into your scout comments) I would like to recommend Liverpool to look at some players from the Ukrainian premier league: Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kyiv and Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar. They are not youngsters, but definitely worth buying!


nikosonris
10/12/2015 19:55
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I hope you don't mind me interfering into your scout comments) I would like to recommend Liverpool to look at some players from the Ukrainian premier league: Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kyiv and Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar. They are not youngsters, but definitely worth buying!

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Rema
12/12/2015
RS
538
points

Not at all my friend, you are very welcome to join us to spread this idea about scouting good players from our countries to our favourite teams ;)


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Rema
12/12/2015 00:12
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Not at all my friend, you are very welcome to join us to spread this idea about scouting good players from our countries to our favourite teams ;)

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I am wondering which Ukrainian players you think are worth buying for a PL team))


nikosonris
16/12/2015 11:58
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I am wondering which Ukrainian players you think are worth buying for a PL team))

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Rasha.Nahas
10/12/2015
SA
125
points

Leicester City 4-0 Chelsea


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Rasha.Nahas
10/12/2015 09:07
Saudi Arabia
Manchester United
125

Leicester City 4-0 Chelsea

bill2015
10/12/2015
CL
1
points

Grigor25 well done from chile and the Michael's favourite team is Chelsea


bill2015
10/12/2015 05:53
Chile
Arsenal
1

Grigor25 well done from chile and the Michael's favourite team is Chelsea

Annamwariko
10/12/2015
TZ
4
points

Alot of songs are very nice but i am a chelsea fun so Chelsea song is my favoirite. Last weekend it wasBournemouth against Chelsea. I can remember the world cup where brazil was beaten by 7 goals. Something that happened out of the blue is the love for my team chelsea. I agree that chelsea will win.


Annamwariko
10/12/2015 05:27
Tanzania
Chelsea
4

Alot of songs are very nice but i am a chelsea fun so Chelsea song is my favoirite. Last weekend it wasBournemouth against Chelsea. I can remember the world cup where brazil was beaten by 7 goals. Something that happened out of the blue is the love for my team chelsea. I agree that chelsea will win.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
10/12/2015
UA
6289
points

Chelsea 2 : 2 Leicester


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Alex_from_Ukraine
10/12/2015 03:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
6289

Chelsea 2 : 2 Leicester

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Alex_from_Ukraine
10/12/2015
UA
6289
points

Tottenham Hotspur is Michael's club.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
10/12/2015 03:17
Ukraine
Liverpool
6289

Tottenham Hotspur is Michael's club.

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M.s. Aboelsafa
10/12/2015
EG
738
points

"Tottenham" is the right answer


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M.s. Aboelsafa
10/12/2015 01:05
Egypt
Arsenal
738

"Tottenham" is the right answer

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Rema
09/12/2015
RS
538
points

Congratulations to Grigor25 :)


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Rema
09/12/2015 23:44
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Congratulations to Grigor25 :)

grigor25
10/12/2015
AM
129
points

thanks


grigor25
10/12/2015 12:02
Armenia
Liverpool
129

thanks

fjuan2010
09/12/2015
CO
1
points

Michael's team is Tottenham Hotspur F.C.


fjuan2010
09/12/2015 23:12
Colombia
Manchester City
1

Michael's team is Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

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Khunda
09/12/2015
GE
54
points

Michale's team is Tottenham.


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Khunda
09/12/2015 20:10
Georgia
Chelsea
54

Michale's team is Tottenham.

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Khunda
09/12/2015
GE
54
points

Congrats to Gregor25 :)


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Khunda
09/12/2015 20:09
Georgia
Chelsea
54

Congrats to Gregor25 :)

grigor25
10/12/2015
AM
129
points

thx


grigor25
10/12/2015 12:01
Armenia
Liverpool
129

thx

Gugo
09/12/2015
AM
39
points

The biggest upset last weekend?
Liverpool's match. I predicted that Liverpool will win 2-0, but..)
And this weekend I agree with Rich, tha Chelsea will beat Leicester City and will upset them)). My prediction is Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea.


Gugo
09/12/2015 19:40
Armenia
Manchester United
39

The biggest upset last weekend?
Liverpool's match. I predicted that Liverpool will win 2-0, but..)
And this weekend I agree with Rich, tha Chelsea will beat Leicester City and will upset them)). My prediction is Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea.

Natka
11/12/2015
RU
279
points

I couldn't agree more


Natka
11/12/2015 18:38
Russia
Chelsea
279

I couldn't agree more

Abdulrahman
09/12/2015
SA
26
points

The answer of competition is: Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

My favourite chant is:ole ole ole chant :)
I was upset about Bournemouth upsetting Chelsea!
I shocked when Middlesbrough beaten Chelsea 3-0 in 2006.
When I graduated from university a beautiful gift I found it out of the blue inside my car.


Abdulrahman
09/12/2015 19:15
Saudi Arabia
Chelsea
26

The answer of competition is: Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

My favourite chant is:ole ole ole chant :)
I was upset about Bournemouth upsetting Chelsea!
I shocked when Middlesbrough beaten Chelsea 3-0 in 2006.
When I graduated from university a beautiful gift I found it out of the blue inside my car.

Gugo
09/12/2015
AM
39
points

Michael’s team is Aston Villa F.C.
Blanchflower transferred from Barnsley to Aston Villa for a fee of £15,000, making his First Division debut in March 1951. He made 155 senior appearances for Villa (148 in the League), before being sold during the 1954–55 season.


Gugo
09/12/2015 19:14
Armenia
Manchester United
39

Michael’s team is Aston Villa F.C.
Blanchflower transferred from Barnsley to Aston Villa for a fee of £15,000, making his First Division debut in March 1951. He made 155 senior appearances for Villa (148 in the League), before being sold during the 1954–55 season.

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kogut
09/12/2015
UA
44
points

Tottenham Hotspur


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kogut
09/12/2015 17:59
Ukraine
Liverpool
44

Tottenham Hotspur

heaton555
09/12/2015
AM
41
points

my Favourite football song is the anthem of Chapmions league,,,,for me the biggest upset of the last weekend wast game of Liverpool,,for me it was a great surprise,,and i hope Liverpool will start to defeat enemies again,,,on of the shock results that i can remember is Leicester City5-3M.United,,,i dont agree with rich,,i think that game will end in a score Leicester City 3-1Chelsea!


heaton555
09/12/2015 17:51
Armenia
Liverpool
41

my Favourite football song is the anthem of Chapmions league,,,,for me the biggest upset of the last weekend wast game of Liverpool,,for me it was a great surprise,,and i hope Liverpool will start to defeat enemies again,,,on of the shock results that i can remember is Leicester City5-3M.United,,,i dont agree with rich,,i think that game will end in a score Leicester City 3-1Chelsea!

heaton555
09/12/2015
AM
41
points

so Michael's favourite team is Tottenham Hotspur!


heaton555
09/12/2015 17:46
Armenia
Liverpool
41

so Michael's favourite team is Tottenham Hotspur!

Gerdo
09/12/2015
IT
79
points

Tottenham Hotspur


Gerdo
09/12/2015 17:26
Italy
Manchester City
79

Tottenham Hotspur

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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015
AM
615
points

Oh a north London derby,,it is now clear for me.
my answer for Michael's riddle is Tottenham Hotspur F.C.


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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015 16:24
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Oh a north London derby,,it is now clear for me.
my answer for Michael's riddle is Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015
AM
615
points

Well Rich, it's obviously that Leicester City are in an incredible form.
however, the struggling Chelsea will play in a similar strategy to the one they have played against the Spurs.
Hence, my prediction is a 0-0 draw.


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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015 16:20
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Well Rich, it's obviously that Leicester City are in an incredible form.
however, the struggling Chelsea will play in a similar strategy to the one they have played against the Spurs.
Hence, my prediction is a 0-0 draw.

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Rasha.Nahas
09/12/2015
SA
125
points

Tottenham the favorite team for her


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Rasha.Nahas
09/12/2015 14:13
Saudi Arabia
Manchester United
125

Tottenham the favorite team for her

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burazer
09/12/2015
RS
64
points

Tottenham hotspur is the answer.


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burazer
09/12/2015 13:38
Serbia
Manchester United
64

Tottenham hotspur is the answer.

grigor25
09/12/2015
AM
129
points

I am really upset with Liverpool's game this week though to be honest it is not possible to play well and win every game since this is a Premier League. Though I hope Klopp will help Liverpool to make it to top 4 this year. The biggest surprise for me was Stock's game especially in the first half, Shaqiri and co. made City defenders look like amateur players, didn't expect this to happen.


grigor25
09/12/2015 11:09
Armenia
Liverpool
129

I am really upset with Liverpool's game this week though to be honest it is not possible to play well and win every game since this is a Premier League. Though I hope Klopp will help Liverpool to make it to top 4 this year. The biggest surprise for me was Stock's game especially in the first half, Shaqiri and co. made City defenders look like amateur players, didn't expect this to happen.

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tokomoney
09/12/2015
GE
352
points

I think it's the best football song : ))
When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone.


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tokomoney
09/12/2015 10:30
Georgia
Manchester City
352

I think it's the best football song : ))
When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone.

Natka
11/12/2015
RU
279
points

I coudn't agree more. Hold your head up high if you lose


Natka
11/12/2015 18:33
Russia
Chelsea
279

I coudn't agree more. Hold your head up high if you lose

grigor25
09/12/2015
AM
129
points

I really liked the attacking football style Leicester was playing last year and even better this year. As a neutral fan it is always pleasant to follow such teams which are really willing to play football and not parking the bus. I wish them good luck vs Chelsea and hope they will beat them with final score 2-1.


grigor25
09/12/2015 10:22
Armenia
Liverpool
129

I really liked the attacking football style Leicester was playing last year and even better this year. As a neutral fan it is always pleasant to follow such teams which are really willing to play football and not parking the bus. I wish them good luck vs Chelsea and hope they will beat them with final score 2-1.

grigor25
09/12/2015
AM
129
points

Team of the week is Tottenham Hotspur


grigor25
09/12/2015 10:15
Armenia
Liverpool
129

Team of the week is Tottenham Hotspur

grigor25
09/12/2015
AM
129
points

Being a Liverpool fan it is not too hard to guess which is my favorite song. It is one of the reasons I started to follow Liverpool and became their fan. Every time I hear Anfield singing this song I get goose bumps. One of my dreams is to visit Anfield Road one day and become part of this fantastic atmosphere.
In Armenia we also use some chants especially during the national team's games. If I try to translate them into English they would sound something like: "We are strong, we are powerful, we should win!" or "Come on Armenia swallow [opponent name]" and so on. Of course in Armenian they sound much better )))


grigor25
09/12/2015 10:08
Armenia
Liverpool
129

Being a Liverpool fan it is not too hard to guess which is my favorite song. It is one of the reasons I started to follow Liverpool and became their fan. Every time I hear Anfield singing this song I get goose bumps. One of my dreams is to visit Anfield Road one day and become part of this fantastic atmosphere.
In Armenia we also use some chants especially during the national team's games. If I try to translate them into English they would sound something like: "We are strong, we are powerful, we should win!" or "Come on Armenia swallow [opponent name]" and so on. Of course in Armenian they sound much better )))

Munashuzz
09/12/2015
ZW
2
points

Weldone gregor25


Munashuzz
09/12/2015 09:49
Zimbabwe
Manchester United
2

Weldone gregor25

grigor25
10/12/2015
AM
129
points

thank you


grigor25
10/12/2015 12:00
Armenia
Liverpool
129

thank you

Munashuzz
09/12/2015
ZW
2
points

Guessing that its Tottenham Hotspurs


Munashuzz
09/12/2015 09:47
Zimbabwe
Manchester United
2

Guessing that its Tottenham Hotspurs

grigor25
09/12/2015
AM
129
points

If I am not mixing up the things here then I suppose I was the lucky one to win the prize last week and hopefully it should have been grigor25 instead of Gregor25 )))
I would like to thank you guys for congratulations, it was a real shock for me (in a good way) to hear my name as a winner since I never was lucky enough to win any prize before. It is really a good motivation to continue to work hard on my English and try to improve it further.
P.S. Special thanks to Rich and Jack as well as their whole team for their efforts on making these interesting lessons.


grigor25
09/12/2015 09:43
Armenia
Liverpool
129

If I am not mixing up the things here then I suppose I was the lucky one to win the prize last week and hopefully it should have been grigor25 instead of Gregor25 )))
I would like to thank you guys for congratulations, it was a real shock for me (in a good way) to hear my name as a winner since I never was lucky enough to win any prize before. It is really a good motivation to continue to work hard on my English and try to improve it further.
P.S. Special thanks to Rich and Jack as well as their whole team for their efforts on making these interesting lessons.

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MUGEMANYI
10/12/2015
RW
2320
points

Congratulations


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MUGEMANYI
10/12/2015 14:48
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Congratulations

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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015
AM
615
points

And my favorite Chelsea's chant is: Chelsea! Chelsea! Chelsea!
frankly, when I hear that chant, I get goose bumps.


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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015 09:08
Armenia
Chelsea
615

And my favorite Chelsea's chant is: Chelsea! Chelsea! Chelsea!
frankly, when I hear that chant, I get goose bumps.

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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015
AM
615
points

Well, As Chelsea's next premier league match is against the league leaders Leicester City F.C.,
I would like to share this Chelsea's song which I think is really apt at the moment

Song Name : Over Land and Sea
Lyrics:
We all follow the Chelsea
Over land and sea - And Leicester!
We all follow the Chelsea
onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee
(altogether now)
We all follow the Chelsea
Over land and sea - And Leicester!
We all follow the Chelsea
onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee


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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015 09:01
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Well, As Chelsea's next premier league match is against the league leaders Leicester City F.C.,
I would like to share this Chelsea's song which I think is really apt at the moment

Song Name : Over Land and Sea
Lyrics:
We all follow the Chelsea
Over land and sea - And Leicester!
We all follow the Chelsea
onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee
(altogether now)
We all follow the Chelsea
Over land and sea - And Leicester!
We all follow the Chelsea
onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee

AleksandarR
09/12/2015
ME
518
points

And about Leicester City - Chelsea match, Foxes will score 3 while Chelsea won't score.


AleksandarR
09/12/2015 08:46
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

And about Leicester City - Chelsea match, Foxes will score 3 while Chelsea won't score.

AleksandarR
09/12/2015
ME
518
points

Well, as i am still in a high school, tests always come out of the blue :D


AleksandarR
09/12/2015 08:43
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

Well, as i am still in a high school, tests always come out of the blue :D

AleksandarR
09/12/2015
ME
518
points

MK Dons 4-0 Manchester United
Definitely something that i couldn't even dream about.


AleksandarR
09/12/2015 08:41
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

MK Dons 4-0 Manchester United
Definitely something that i couldn't even dream about.

AleksandarR
09/12/2015
ME
518
points

For me, as a Manchester United fan, the biggest upset was 0-0 draw against West Ham.


AleksandarR
09/12/2015 08:38
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

For me, as a Manchester United fan, the biggest upset was 0-0 draw against West Ham.

AleksandarR
09/12/2015
ME
518
points

My favorite chant is definitely 'SPIRIT IN THE SKY'. Fantastic chant about one of the best ever football players.


AleksandarR
09/12/2015 08:36
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

My favorite chant is definitely 'SPIRIT IN THE SKY'. Fantastic chant about one of the best ever football players.

AleksandarR
09/12/2015
ME
518
points

Michael's favorite team is Tottenham Hotspur


AleksandarR
09/12/2015 08:30
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

Michael's favorite team is Tottenham Hotspur

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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015
AM
615
points

Congratulation Grigor jan, I am happy to see a winner from Hayastan.


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michelterzikhan
09/12/2015 08:26
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Congratulation Grigor jan, I am happy to see a winner from Hayastan.

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MUGEMANYI
10/12/2015
RW
2320
points

I wish to see winner from my country


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MUGEMANYI
10/12/2015 14:45
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I wish to see winner from my country

grigor25
10/12/2015
AM
129
points

thank you Michel jan, hope you will win soon too )))


grigor25
10/12/2015 11:58
Armenia
Liverpool
129

thank you Michel jan, hope you will win soon too )))

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kwesimanifest
09/12/2015
GH
4768
points

Tottenham Hotspur F.C


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kwesimanifest
09/12/2015 08:00
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Tottenham Hotspur F.C

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6510
2Alex_from_Ukraine6289
3hsn5532
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71520
2Ukraine33378
3Spain28608
4Serbia27294
5Brazil22758
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19979
8Turkey19878
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142463
2Liverpool110021
3Chelsea89261
4Arsenal85345
5Manchester City57339
6Tottenham Hotspur19071
7Newcastle United10470
8West Ham United7516
9AFC Bournemouth4539
10Crystal Palace4464

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Practise your listening skills.

Learn some new football vocabulary. 

Learn phrases to talk about unexpected events.

Tips

You can learn more about compound nouns here on the Learn English - English Grammar page on noun modifiers.