Club Profiles

AFC Bournemouth club badge
Arsenal
Aston Villa Club badge
Brentford badge
Brighton and Hove Albion club badge
Burnley FC club badge
Chelsea club badge
Crystal Palace badge
Everton
Liverpool badge
Manchester City badge
Manchester United badge
Newcastle United club badge
Nottingham Forest club badge
Sheffield United badge
Spurs badge
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough celebrates in front of fans

Podcast 53 - I'm confused

Podcast 53 - I'm confused

Premier League badge.

In this week’s Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the three new teams that will be in the Premier League season. They also discuss different cities in the UK and how to locate them on a map, and the difference between a town and a city. The language focus is on phrases that you can use to talk about maps and location and also phrases we use when something is unclear or confusing.

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

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

In this activity, you have to match the words and phrases at the top with the descriptions below.
Match the words with the descriptions

Burnley is a town, not a city, What's the difference?

Language - Locations

North or South

When you talk about the location of a town or city, you can start with the country. In England, we talk about the north, the south, the east and the west. You can be more specific and talk about the north-east or north-west, south-east or south-west.

e.g. Newcastle is in the north-east of England.

You can also use north, south, east and west as adjectives. 

e.g. Sunderland is north of Hull.

If you want to compare two places, you should use further or farther instead of more, i.e. you have to say that a place is further north. 

e.g. Newcastle is further north than Manchester. 

Attention:
Sometimes, people use capital letters when they write these regions. The rules are not very clear. In general, you should only use a capital letter if the word refers to a definite political or geographical region. E.g. the West Highlands, the North Yorkshire Moor. 

Differences between British and American English: In British English, we put a space in north east or north-east. In American English, they say 'the northeast'. 

On the coast / river

We use the preposition on to describe the location of a place with a river or the sea. London is on the river Thames. 

e.g. It’s on the river Humber.

Next to / near

It can sometimes be useful to use other places or landmarks to describe a location. You can say that a place is next to another town or city or that a place is near another landmark.

e.g. It is next to Blackburn.

e.g. It is near Manchester. 

Look at the map of the UK.

Can you match the locations with the descriptions in the activity below?

1. Sunderland

2. Middlesbrough

3. Burnley

4. Hull

5. Liverpool

6. London

In this activity, you have to match the towns and cities with the descriptions.
Match the towns and cities

 

The whole town seemed to be on the pitch when Middlesbrough won promotion. Can you spot the player?

I’m confused

In the podcast, Rich and I talked about some confusing topics and used different phrases to express confusion.

There are lots of ways to say that you are confused about something, but one of the most common in spoken English is to say that you don’t get something. So you can say: 

I don’t get the offside rule. 

or 

I don’t get why England’s international squad doesn’t do better. 

A nice way to really emphasize that you don’t understand is to use the phrase what I don’t get is ... so: 

What I don’t get is why Jamie Vardy wasn’t spotted when he was younger.

Hull City won promotion via the play-offs. Do you know where Hull is on a map?

Transcript

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

Introduction

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: Remember, this week’s podcast is also part of Week 4 of our new course: Leicester City: Champions of England. You can register for week four of the course on this page; following the link on the side or at the bottom of the page if you’re on a mobile. 

Jack: This is the final week of our first free course on Premier Skills English, but don’t worry if you missed the course because you can complete it at any time you want. 

Rich: Right, in this week’s Premier Skills English podcast we’re talking about the teams that have been promoted to the Premier League. Where are the clubs from? What do we know about these places? The language focus is on describing places and phrases to show that you’re confused or don’t understand.

Jack: But before we start with that, let’s look at what you’ve been talking about on the website.

Social Segment 

Rich: We had a new football phrase for you to guess last week. I think it was quite difficult because only Kwesimanifest from Ghana managed to guess correctly last week. The answer was white elephant. A white elephant is a possession that is usually very expensive but not used very much and often seen as useless.

Jack: Buildings are often described as white elephants; especially buildings that are built for sports events like the World Cup or Olympics if they’re not used afterwards.

Rich: A white elephant is an example of an idiom, which you probably know from last week’s podcast is a phrase that has a meaning that is difficult to understand from the words on their own.

Jack: Last week, we also asked you to tell us some idioms that you know. 

Rich: Kwesimanifest used the idiom ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ to describe the Leicester team. This idiom means that you shouldn’t judge something’s value or worth from what you see on the outside alone. 

Jack: Yes, many experts saw these Leicester players and didn’t see a great team. 

Rich: There are lots more idioms for you to guess thanks to Haydi from Tunisia. She’s posted 15 different idioms in the comments section and has set all of you a challenge. 

Jack: She’s put the idioms and a little description of a situation and wants you to say what they mean in the comments section.

Rich: So, have a look for her comment in last week’s podcast and see if you know any of them. If you do, write your answer in the comments section underneath Haydi’s comment. We’ve put a link in the transcript to her comment.

Latest news

Jack: What’s been happening in the Premier League this week, Rich?

Rich: Of course, it’s the close season in the Premier League…

Jack: Close season is a pretty difficult expression. But if you think about it I suppose it’s not that difficult. It’s the part of the year when no football is played. So, we have the season or the regular season and we have the close season, I think it’s also called the off season sometimes . We also have pre season; this is the time of year when players are back in training but they haven’t started playing matches or the regular season, yet.

Rich: Yeah so we are in the close season now, I think it’s called the off season in America. You know there is quite a few words that are different in the UK and the US. The seasons for example; we have winter, spring, summer and autumn and in the states they have winter, spring, summer and fall.

Jack: And of course, there’s football. In America, it’s a completely different sport, we call it American football, and Americans call football soccer. I think these differences might be a good topic to look at in a future podcast. So, there’s no Premier League news?

Rich: Yes, there is. I suppose the biggest news is that Jose Mourinho is the new manager of Manchester Utd.

Jack: That’s very exciting. Guardiola at City and Mourinho at Utd. Wow!

Rich: I know. With Klopp at Liverpool and Conte at Chelsea I think the Premier League will have the best coaches in football.

Jack: In other news, we also now know which teams will be taking part in next season’s Premier League.

Rich: Yes, that’s right. Hull City won promotion in the play off final at Wembley stadium. They beat Sheffield Wednesday  in front of over 70,000 fans.

Jack: Some people call it the world’s biggest match or even the biggest prize in world football.

Rich: I’ve heard that getting promoted to the Premier League is worth £170 million pounds! It’s definitely a match worth winning!

Jack: Right, so Hull City will join Burnley and Middlesbrough in next season’s Premier League and in this week’s podcast we’re going to find out a bit more about these three teams and places.

Topic 

Rich: So we have Hull, Middlesbrough, and Burnley. Do you think you could place these places on a map, Jack.

Jack: Place these places? That’s a bit confusing. My geography isn’t perfect, but I think I could, yes. Hull is on the east coast of England, Middlesbrough is in the North East and Burnley is in Lancashire in the North West. 

Rich: That’s very good but I think we need to be a bit more specific. I would say that Hull is near the east coast of England but is actually about 20 miles inland. Lots of people think it’s on the coast, next to the sea, because Hull was very famous for its port and things connected to the sea like fishing and shipbuilding.

Jack: Hull is on the River Humber and there is a big bridge there. It’s called the Humber Bridge and it was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it opened.

Rich: It was very expensive to build and became infamous as a white elephant because not many people used it. Hull was on one side of the bridge but there wasn’t another town or city on the other side.

Jack: I wonder why they built it? I don’t get it. OK, what about Middlesborough? You’re not looking at a map, are you?

Rich: No, no, I’m not looking at a map. You’re right that it’s in the North East. Middlesbrough is on the coast, or very close to it. Middlesbrough is also built on a river; the River Tees. It’s further north than Hull. You’d need to drive for about two hours to get there from Hull, so a match between Hull and Middlesbrough is not a local derby.

Jack: Middlesbrough’s local derby matches are against Sunderland and Newcastle, which are both further north. The match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland is called the Tees-Wear Derby and the one involving Newcastle is called the Tyne-Tees Derby.

Rich: All named after the rivers that the cities are built on. Well, Middlesbrough isn’t a city, it’s a town but yes.

Jack: Burnley isn’t a city either. It’s also a town. I’ve always been interested in this distinction between what is a city and what is a town. I’ve never really got it. I used to think it was about the size of population but the title of city is something that is given by the monarch - that is the queen or in the past, the king, in the UK, of course. 

Rich: Traditionally, a place needed to have a cathedral to become a city but that’s not the case these days. There are some cities without a cathedral and Hull is one of them.

JackThat’s strange because its full name is Kingston Upon Hull. The first word means King’s Town. I wonder why the King named Hull a city but they never built a cathedral? And why is it still called King’s Town?

Rich: And Burnley’s local rivals Blackburn is one of the few places in the UK that have a cathedral but isn't a city. It’s a town like Burnley.

Jack: I tell you what I don’t get. I don’t understand that St.David’s in south west Wales is a city but it has a population of less than 2,000 people. In my mind I would describe it as a village.

Rich: St.David’s is the smallest city in the UK but I’m probably going to blow everybody’s mind here. The smallest city in England is the City of London!

Jack: What?! You’ve got to be joking?

Rich: No, I’m not joking. The City of London has a population of just over 7,000 people.

JackNow I am confused. This is doing my head in. Can you explain?

Rich: Well, the City of London is a very small area within London where the Romans settled over 2000 years ago and this area didn’t change much for a thousand years. The City of London is now where most of the financial and banking area of London is. It is often just  called The City.

Jack: So the City of London is a city in London. Ah ... I get it now. Hang on. The City of London is sometimes just called The City! Nope ... I don’t get it.

Rich: Burnley isn’t a city either. It’s a town like Middlesbrough. Burnley is in the North West. There are lots of clubs in the region. As well as the Manchester and the Liverpool clubs, there are Burnley’s main rival Blackburn Rovers, who won the Premier League in 1996, and Wigan Athletic who won the FA Cup a few years ago.

Jack: In fact, it’s the town or city with the smallest population to ever reach the Premier League - only 73,000 people live in Burnley and Burnley’s stadium has a capacity of 21,000.

Rich: The shopping centre is probably quiet on match days!

Jack: Yes, I imagine that there’s hardly anybody in the rest of the town. Right, in this section we’ve been talking about the difference between a town and a city in the UK. The differences between the two things are very confusing and sometimes unclear. 

Rich: And we’ve also been speaking about the location of a city and where to find it on the map.

Jack: This brings us to this week’s questions. Question one: Rich and I described the location of some cities in the UK earlier. Can you describe where a city is? You can describe a city in your country or maybe choose a Premier League team and find out where it is using Google maps and let us know!

Rich: We’d like you to think about things in the world of football and outside the world of football that you find confusing and/or unclear. Can you try to use some of the phrases that you can see in the language section below or take a look at the transcript and look for the phrases in bold.

JackQuestion two: Which football rules don’t you get and find unclear or confusing and why? Deliberate handball? The offside rule; there are lots to choose from!

RichQuestion three: There are many things that are confusing and unclear. Language is often unclear. I said earlier ‘place the places on the map’. Things in society are another; the difference between a city and a town is very unclear and confusing in the UK. Can you think of something else that confuses you and the people around you?

Jack: And remember, if you want us to correct your comments just write ‘correct me’ at the beginning of your message.

Football Phrase       

Rich: Right, do you have a new football phrase for our listeners to guess, Jack?

Jack: This week’s football phrase is one of my favourites on the football pitch. If a player gets it right, it can really confuse the defender and make him look a bit silly. The phrase is to ****** or a ****** so it can be a noun or a verb. If you are a regular listener to our podcast you might remember we did a lesson on the history of this word a couple of months ago. This noun or verb means to kick the ball between another player’s legs. To give you another clue it is also a spice that comes from Indonesia and is used in cooking, especially cakes.

Rich: I like it. It’s great to see players when they’re totally disorientated by a ******. They’re like ‘where’s the ball gone?’ ‘where’s the player gone?’ Totally confused!

Jack: Right, anyway that’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to our questions, your predictions and anything you want to say 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!

 

Quiz

Please login to take this quiz.

Log in

What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, we spoke about the location of a city and where to find it on the map. We also spoke about things in the world of football and outside the world of football that you find confusing and/or unclear.

  1. Rich and Jack described the location of some cities in the UK earlier. Can you describe where a city is? You can describe a city in your country or maybe choose a Premier League team and find out where it is using Google maps and let us know!

  2. Which football rules do you find unclear or confusing and why? Deliberate handball? The offside rule; there are lots to choose from!

  3. There are many things that are confusing and unclear. Language is often unclear. Rich said; ‘place the places on the map’. Things in society are also often unclear; the difference between a city and a town is very unclear and confusing. Can you think of something else that confuses you and/or the people around you?

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and answers to the questions above in the comments section below.
 
If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

Leave a comment

Log in to leave a comment

Comentários

gil_foot
26/12/2022
FR
566
points

In France, the difference between a city and a town is when you have more than two thousands residents, the location is considered as a city.


gil_foot
26/12/2022 08:32
France
Arsenal
566

In France, the difference between a city and a town is when you have more than two thousands residents, the location is considered as a city.

gil_foot
26/12/2022
FR
566
points

I'm confused with the hand's penalty. As the rule seems to change everytimes when you have a different competition or different referee.


gil_foot
26/12/2022 08:30
France
Arsenal
566

I'm confused with the hand's penalty. As the rule seems to change everytimes when you have a different competition or different referee.

gil_foot
26/12/2022
FR
566
points

Toulouse is near the beach and the Pyrenees Mountain. A nice location as it's also a warm city :)


gil_foot
26/12/2022 08:27
France
Arsenal
566

Toulouse is near the beach and the Pyrenees Mountain. A nice location as it's also a warm city :)

gil_foot
26/12/2022
FR
566
points

I live in Toulouse. It's in the south-west of France.
My Premier League favorite's team is Arsenal, it's in the south-east of England.


gil_foot
26/12/2022 08:26
France
Arsenal
566

I live in Toulouse. It's in the south-west of France.
My Premier League favorite's team is Arsenal, it's in the south-east of England.

hsn's picture
hsn
04/07/2021
TR
5536
points

What do you think?
1- Norwich city is in the east of UK. In the region of East Anglia- Norfolk. Next to Ipswich.On the river of Wensum. North east of London about 160 km away.
2- A confusing off-side rule is described as follows; two teammates are in the opponent's box. Another teammate who is midfielder gives a pass to the one of them and she/he score it. Because of other player who was in the off-side position. Goal is disallowed. Although she/he has no chance to get the ball and to score.
3- I'm always confused about why some neighborhoods are administratively divided into two parts and under the authority of two counties in the big cities.
PHRASES
• Fuel cars turn out to the white elephant nowadays because of electrical cars. Drivers can make distinction about cost.
• I don't get why human mood change daily.
• What I don't get is why public authorities aren't aware of problems that ordinary people defined them easily .
P.S.
• An interesting point related this topic.İstanbul is the biggest city of my country. Current population about 16 million. A great deal of it have been gathered in and around "Eminönü" district. The place where finance,trade,tourism and transporting companies are located.Funnily enough; the permanent population of this area is about fifty thousands. All the other people are commuters .


hsn's picture
hsn
04/07/2021 13:00
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5536

What do you think?
1- Norwich city is in the east of UK. In the region of East Anglia- Norfolk. Next to Ipswich.On the river of Wensum. North east of London about 160 km away.
2- A confusing off-side rule is described as follows; two teammates are in the opponent's box. Another teammate who is midfielder gives a pass to the one of them and she/he score it. Because of other player who was in the off-side position. Goal is disallowed. Although she/he has no chance to get the ball and to score.
3- I'm always confused about why some neighborhoods are administratively divided into two parts and under the authority of two counties in the big cities.
PHRASES
• Fuel cars turn out to the white elephant nowadays because of electrical cars. Drivers can make distinction about cost.
• I don't get why human mood change daily.
• What I don't get is why public authorities aren't aware of problems that ordinary people defined them easily .
P.S.
• An interesting point related this topic.İstanbul is the biggest city of my country. Current population about 16 million. A great deal of it have been gathered in and around "Eminönü" district. The place where finance,trade,tourism and transporting companies are located.Funnily enough; the permanent population of this area is about fifty thousands. All the other people are commuters .

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6511
points

All I know is that the city is bigger and more modern than the town
I think one of the confusing things in English too is the difference between A country and THE country


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020 06:24
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

All I know is that the city is bigger and more modern than the town
I think one of the confusing things in English too is the difference between A country and THE country

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6511
points

The football phrase is very easy and it is ( a nutmeg ) or ( nutmeg )


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020 06:23
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

The football phrase is very easy and it is ( a nutmeg ) or ( nutmeg )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I can describe my city which is Izmir
It is located in the south-east of Turkey on Ege sea
It's very close to Greece

I can describe my favourite city which is Manchester
It is located in the north-west of the UK and it's a bit close to Wales


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
13/05/2020 06:21
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I can describe my city which is Izmir
It is located in the south-east of Turkey on Ege sea
It's very close to Greece

I can describe my favourite city which is Manchester
It is located in the north-west of the UK and it's a bit close to Wales

emad moussa's picture
emad moussa
29/07/2016
EG
225
points

Great


emad moussa's picture
emad moussa
29/07/2016 21:10
Egypt
Arsenal
225

Great

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think the word is a dummy.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016 17:42
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think the word is a dummy.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Liverpool has been described as having "the most splendid setting of any English city."[85] At 53°24′0″N 2°59′0″W (53.4, −2.98), 176 miles (283 km) northwest of London, located on the Liverpool Bay of the Irish Sea the city of Liverpool is built across a ridge of sandstone hills rising up to a height of around 230 feet (70 m) above sea-level at Everton Hill, which represents the southern boundary of the West Lancashire Coastal Plain.

The Mersey Estuary separates Liverpool from the Wirral Peninsula. The boundaries of Liverpool are adjacent to Bootle, Crosby and Maghull in south Sefton to the north, and Kirkby, Huyton, Prescot and Halewood in Knowsley to the east.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016 17:38
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Liverpool has been described as having "the most splendid setting of any English city."[85] At 53°24′0″N 2°59′0″W (53.4, −2.98), 176 miles (283 km) northwest of London, located on the Liverpool Bay of the Irish Sea the city of Liverpool is built across a ridge of sandstone hills rising up to a height of around 230 feet (70 m) above sea-level at Everton Hill, which represents the southern boundary of the West Lancashire Coastal Plain.

The Mersey Estuary separates Liverpool from the Wirral Peninsula. The boundaries of Liverpool are adjacent to Bootle, Crosby and Maghull in south Sefton to the north, and Kirkby, Huyton, Prescot and Halewood in Knowsley to the east.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think the handball rule is confusing, I do not know when to say it is a handball or not.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
21/07/2016 17:35
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think the handball rule is confusing, I do not know when to say it is a handball or not.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/06/2016
ME
3557
points

I also thought that the main difference between city and town depends of the population. But it's more than that obviously.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/06/2016 11:43
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I also thought that the main difference between city and town depends of the population. But it's more than that obviously.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/06/2016
ME
3557
points

For me, one of the most confusing rules in football is right of players to hold the ball in the corner or anywhere else without attacking the opponents goal and waiting for the final whistle. That's not fair enough. I think it would be way better if we have some kind of passive attack. The game would be faster, more interesting, more dynamic etc.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/06/2016 11:38
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

For me, one of the most confusing rules in football is right of players to hold the ball in the corner or anywhere else without attacking the opponents goal and waiting for the final whistle. That's not fair enough. I think it would be way better if we have some kind of passive attack. The game would be faster, more interesting, more dynamic etc.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
06/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Some few years back towns were without electricity and that was what distincted it from a city


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
06/06/2016 23:00
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Some few years back towns were without electricity and that was what distincted it from a city

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
06/06/2016
GH
4768
points

A city is very much populated whereas a town is less populated


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
06/06/2016 22:48
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

A city is very much populated whereas a town is less populated

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
06/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Accra is a city whereas amasaman is a town in ghana


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
06/06/2016 22:10
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Accra is a city whereas amasaman is a town in ghana

Rich's picture
Rich
06/06/2016
ES
594
points

So, what are the differences between a town and a city in Ghana?


Rich's picture
Rich
06/06/2016 22:28
Spain
Liverpool
594

So, what are the differences between a town and a city in Ghana?

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

England’s international squad. I guess that the 'squad' is the groupe pf players selected to play in the National team. Isn't ?


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 23:06
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

England’s international squad. I guess that the 'squad' is the groupe pf players selected to play in the National team. Isn't ?

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

The match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland is called the 'Tees-Wear' Derby and the one involving Newcastle is called the 'Tyne-Tees' Derby.
The derby between Newcastle Utd and Sunderland is called 'Tyne-Wear' Derby.


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 23:03
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

The match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland is called the 'Tees-Wear' Derby and the one involving Newcastle is called the 'Tyne-Tees' Derby.
The derby between Newcastle Utd and Sunderland is called 'Tyne-Wear' Derby.

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

In my opinion, the most unclear thing in the world, that confuses all people, is human behavior. Every human being has his own DNA fingerprinting and his own bahavior. Even family and intimate friend can't predict a person's reaction against some speech, or event or problems...


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 22:57
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

In my opinion, the most unclear thing in the world, that confuses all people, is human behavior. Every human being has his own DNA fingerprinting and his own bahavior. Even family and intimate friend can't predict a person's reaction against some speech, or event or problems...

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Honestly, all football rules are unclear for me. When we were young, me and my brother, he tried to explain to me, but I could or I don't want to understand.
What I want to ask about is the divisions in football. Now, it's ok, (premierskills) fb page has posted a question illustring all divisions: conference national - fb league two - fb league one - fb league championship - Premier League.


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 22:43
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Honestly, all football rules are unclear for me. When we were young, me and my brother, he tried to explain to me, but I could or I don't want to understand.
What I want to ask about is the divisions in football. Now, it's ok, (premierskills) fb page has posted a question illustring all divisions: conference national - fb league two - fb league one - fb league championship - Premier League.

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

I know that Hyde park and the Queen's castle are in 'the heart of London'. Is this place the same of City of London?


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 22:35
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I know that Hyde park and the Queen's castle are in 'the heart of London'. Is this place the same of City of London?

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

the week's word is 'nutmeg', but unfortunaly, I returned to podcast to find it. I can't remember it. thenk you for that two links: 'Evernote' and 'Anki'.
By the way, How do we use them?


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 22:31
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

the week's word is 'nutmeg', but unfortunaly, I returned to podcast to find it. I can't remember it. thenk you for that two links: 'Evernote' and 'Anki'.
By the way, How do we use them?

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

By the way, what does represent the abbreviation (e.g.) and what's the difference between (e.g.) and (for example)?


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 22:17
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

By the way, what does represent the abbreviation (e.g.) and what's the difference between (e.g.) and (for example)?

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

I wanna thank you a lot for this map, it's a smart idea to represent the UK chart using rivers. I hated History and Geographic courses, but I like maps, and I often use google maps. Yesterday, when I saw the title of the podcast, I said to myself: oh, I get the answer of my a question in my mind. Now, I'm really confused.


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 22:00
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I wanna thank you a lot for this map, it's a smart idea to represent the UK chart using rivers. I hated History and Geographic courses, but I like maps, and I often use google maps. Yesterday, when I saw the title of the podcast, I said to myself: oh, I get the answer of my a question in my mind. Now, I'm really confused.

Scholes18's picture
Scholes18
04/06/2016
CZ
41
points

1. I can describe you where my native village is. I live in the Czech Republic. Historically the Czech Republic is divided into three parts. They are called Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Bohemia lies in the west part of the country and I live right in the South of Bohemia.
2. I used to play fotball as a professional player so I think I understand the rules very well.
3. I don´t get the social policy in the Czech Republic. There are people are just on the welfare and though they have more money and leisure time than people who work really hard and are properly educated.


Scholes18's picture
Scholes18
04/06/2016 11:05
Czech Republic
Manchester United
41

1. I can describe you where my native village is. I live in the Czech Republic. Historically the Czech Republic is divided into three parts. They are called Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Bohemia lies in the west part of the country and I live right in the South of Bohemia.
2. I used to play fotball as a professional player so I think I understand the rules very well.
3. I don´t get the social policy in the Czech Republic. There are people are just on the welfare and though they have more money and leisure time than people who work really hard and are properly educated.

Rich's picture
Rich
04/06/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Scholes18

I've only ever been to Prague in the Czech Republic and I've just discovered that it's in the middle of central Bohemia. I thought it was a wonderful city to visit. As an ex-professional, it would be fantastic if you could answer some of the football questions in our messages! Above, Kwesimanifest talks about deliberate handball. This is sometimes quite difficult to understand. When is a handball deliberate and when is it accidental?

Best wishes

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
04/06/2016 15:41
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Scholes18

I've only ever been to Prague in the Czech Republic and I've just discovered that it's in the middle of central Bohemia. I thought it was a wonderful city to visit. As an ex-professional, it would be fantastic if you could answer some of the football questions in our messages! Above, Kwesimanifest talks about deliberate handball. This is sometimes quite difficult to understand. When is a handball deliberate and when is it accidental?

Best wishes

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

haydi's picture
haydi
03/06/2016
TN
3189
points

By the way, I just found this article in BBC Sciences News: "The underwater 'lost city' that wasn't a city after all. "


haydi's picture
haydi
03/06/2016 22:46
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

By the way, I just found this article in BBC Sciences News: "The underwater 'lost city' that wasn't a city after all. "

haydi's picture
haydi
03/06/2016
TN
3189
points

By just listening the podcast, I guess that the differences between city and town are surprising I need to read the transcript. I wanna remember the word without returning to podcast.


haydi's picture
haydi
03/06/2016 22:43
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

By just listening the podcast, I guess that the differences between city and town are surprising I need to read the transcript. I wanna remember the word without returning to podcast.

Rich's picture
Rich
04/06/2016
ES
594
points

Is there a distinction between cities and towns in Tunisia? In Spain, for example, there doesn't seem to be a difference. You have cities (big) and villages (small). 


Rich's picture
Rich
04/06/2016 15:44
Spain
Liverpool
594

Is there a distinction between cities and towns in Tunisia? In Spain, for example, there doesn't seem to be a difference. You have cities (big) and villages (small). 

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

If I adopt your definition about the city of London, which means the initial city has been built since hundreds of years, I can say: yes, we have cities, and may be the word 'Médina' is the perfect translation of 'city'; Medina means the town, comparing to village or rural area, or countryside.
There are City of Tunis (Médina Tunis), pronounced (Medinet Tounis). I guess that its limits are the 'Arabic Medina', built by Arabs when They opened the North of Africa and converted people to Islam; same for city of kairouan, which situated in the middle north half of Tunisia. There are also The city of Sousse, Monastir, Hammamet on the coast.

Of course, all these cities are towns, since they have expanded. But we still call the Arabic Old Places in the heart of each town 'Medina'.

By the way, before Islamic area, North Africa used to be 'Amazigh' or 'Berbere' with some other races, like Africans, Romanians , Phincians, etc. I don't know what their religion! I hated history! Now, we are a mix of hundred of strains.


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 23:38
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

If I adopt your definition about the city of London, which means the initial city has been built since hundreds of years, I can say: yes, we have cities, and may be the word 'Médina' is the perfect translation of 'city'; Medina means the town, comparing to village or rural area, or countryside.
There are City of Tunis (Médina Tunis), pronounced (Medinet Tounis). I guess that its limits are the 'Arabic Medina', built by Arabs when They opened the North of Africa and converted people to Islam; same for city of kairouan, which situated in the middle north half of Tunisia. There are also The city of Sousse, Monastir, Hammamet on the coast.

Of course, all these cities are towns, since they have expanded. But we still call the Arabic Old Places in the heart of each town 'Medina'.

By the way, before Islamic area, North Africa used to be 'Amazigh' or 'Berbere' with some other races, like Africans, Romanians , Phincians, etc. I don't know what their religion! I hated history! Now, we are a mix of hundred of strains.

haydi's picture
haydi
03/06/2016
TN
3189
points

"....and the difference between a town and a city."
Are reading my mind? It's may be since podcast 40, I have been wanted to ask this question! I noticed that you always say city not town.
It's ok to use (I have been wanted) here? or just (I want)


haydi's picture
haydi
03/06/2016 22:21
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

"....and the difference between a town and a city."
Are reading my mind? It's may be since podcast 40, I have been wanted to ask this question! I noticed that you always say city not town.
It's ok to use (I have been wanted) here? or just (I want)

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Are you reading my mind? I miss the subject (you).


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 23:09
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Are you reading my mind? I miss the subject (you).

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Thanks Rich it helped.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016 20:32
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Thanks Rich it helped.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
03/06/2016
DZ
3988
points

Bordj menail is a town on way from Algiers to Tizi Ouzou. Some 40 miles or an hour of time road you spend when travelling from Algiers. It is known historicaly as a step for horses before getting to both Cities.
The average is a bit confusing as well as the penalty foul which is the more contested when it is applied on the pitch.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
03/06/2016 16:38
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Bordj menail is a town on way from Algiers to Tizi Ouzou. Some 40 miles or an hour of time road you spend when travelling from Algiers. It is known historicaly as a step for horses before getting to both Cities.
The average is a bit confusing as well as the penalty foul which is the more contested when it is applied on the pitch.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Correct me i need help on its and it's


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 14:34
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Correct me i need help on its and it's

haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016
TN
3189
points

hi kwesimanifest, the difference between (its) and (it's) is just like the difference between (they're) / (their) and (you're) / (your).
(It's) / (they're) / (you're) are the contractions ( or short forms) of (it is) / (they are) / (you are).
its / their / your , to be completed by : my / her / his / our


haydi's picture
haydi
04/06/2016 22:24
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

hi kwesimanifest, the difference between (its) and (it's) is just like the difference between (they're) / (their) and (you're) / (your).
(It's) / (they're) / (you're) are the contractions ( or short forms) of (it is) / (they are) / (you are).
its / their / your , to be completed by : my / her / his / our

Rich's picture
Rich
02/06/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Kwesimanifest

Its and it's.

It's is a contraction so you use an apostrophe. The full form is it is or it has.

Its is the possessive form of it and is similar to hers or his. You might say something like: 'Madrid is famous for its football teams.'

Hope that helps.

 


Rich's picture
Rich
02/06/2016 15:55
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Kwesimanifest

Its and it's.

It's is a contraction so you use an apostrophe. The full form is it is or it has.

Its is the possessive form of it and is similar to hers or his. You might say something like: 'Madrid is famous for its football teams.'

Hope that helps.

 

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I can wait for the start of next season. Coaching prowess will be at display.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 14:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I can wait for the start of next season. Coaching prowess will be at display.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Rightly put it makes you look silly. When you get a ****** while playing, there is a high possibility of you attractineed a card because you would like to redeem your image and end up fouling your opponent.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 14:20
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Rightly put it makes you look silly. When you get a ****** while playing, there is a high possibility of you attractineed a card because you would like to redeem your image and end up fouling your opponent.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4768
points

This week's phrase is ******


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 14:18
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

This week's phrase is ******

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Waow! !! Hull area back again i hope they perform better this time around.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 07:48
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Waow! !! Hull area back again i hope they perform better this time around.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Deliberate handball I sometimes don't understand why some ball to hand situations are judged to be fouls.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 07:38
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Deliberate handball I sometimes don't understand why some ball to hand situations are judged to be fouls.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Tema is located in the south East part of ghana and has the Greenwich meridian passing through that place.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 07:36
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Tema is located in the south East part of ghana and has the Greenwich meridian passing through that place.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6511
2Alex_from_Ukraine6297
3hsn5536
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4417
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71522
2Ukraine33447
3Spain28699
4Serbia27344
5Brazil22782
6Albania20578
7Vietnam20103
8Turkey19951
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142680
2Liverpool110185
3Chelsea89344
4Arsenal85493
5Manchester City57744
6Tottenham Hotspur19097
7Newcastle United10512
8West Ham United7538
9AFC Bournemouth4561
10Crystal Palace4486

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Study skills: Map reading 

Language: Phrases to use when you are confused

Downloads