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The Player

The Player

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

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

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

Improve your listening

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

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What do you think?

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

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Francesco's picture
Francesco
15/02/2020
IT
13
points

The listening was easy! I think he felt very excited for his first day at a new club!
On my first day at my new club I had felt excited and I couldn't wait to get started!


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Francesco
15/02/2020 12:18
Italy
Manchester City
13

The listening was easy! I think he felt very excited for his first day at a new club!
On my first day at my new club I had felt excited and I couldn't wait to get started!

Czarek54321
14/02/2020
PL
314
points

Not so easy,


Czarek54321
14/02/2020 17:36
Poland
Manchester City
314

Not so easy,

murikose
10/02/2020
BE
45
points

cool


murikose
10/02/2020 11:27
Belgium
Liverpool
45

cool

gijs-vandebroek
10/02/2020
BE
28
points

good job


gijs-vandebroek
10/02/2020 11:22
Belgium
Chelsea
28

good job

KHiri Abdulnasser
06/02/2020
EG
112
points

nice work


KHiri Abdulnasser
06/02/2020 14:11
Egypt
Liverpool
112

nice work

HamidZaremohazabieh
03/12/2019
IR
237
points

Thanks.


HamidZaremohazabieh
03/12/2019 08:38
Iran
Manchester United
237

Thanks.

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jjosebadillo
21/11/2019
MX
435
points

I like a learn vocabulary


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jjosebadillo
21/11/2019 00:03
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
435

I like a learn vocabulary

paulo bras
06/11/2019
PT
7
points

Easy, but good


paulo bras
06/11/2019 23:32
Portugal
Wolverhampton Wanderers
7

Easy, but good

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josegsalass
29/10/2019
VE
581
points

These are great exercises for learning


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josegsalass
29/10/2019 20:38
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

These are great exercises for learning

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Leasia_Beter
09/10/2019
TH
42
points

It's cool man.


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Leasia_Beter
09/10/2019 07:58
Thailand
Leicester City
42

It's cool man.

IDF
30/09/2019
ES
58
points

easy, great exercise!


IDF
30/09/2019 16:40
Spain
Leeds United
58

easy, great exercise!

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rasielab
12/09/2019
UY
7
points

Yes, it was.
He felt excited because was his first top division club.
I felt normal.


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rasielab
12/09/2019 21:22
Uruguay
Arsenal
7

Yes, it was.
He felt excited because was his first top division club.
I felt normal.

gustavogois
11/09/2019
PT
20
points

It was easy.
I think that he felt excited.
I usually feel anxious.


gustavogois
11/09/2019 15:41
Portugal
Liverpool
20

It was easy.
I think that he felt excited.
I usually feel anxious.

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V-Sea
30/08/2019
VN
5
points

it's not difficult

he felt very excited .
it's very wonderful because i performed my dream when i was child


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V-Sea
30/08/2019 10:28
Vietnam
Manchester City
5

it's not difficult

he felt very excited .
it's very wonderful because i performed my dream when i was child

dulca
29/08/2019
MX
11
points

It was easy, just some words I did not understand at once


dulca
29/08/2019 17:57
Mexico
Liverpool
11

It was easy, just some words I did not understand at once

stevewankou
26/08/2019
US
97
points

the listening was a little bit difficult
he felt very excited to begin with his new team
in my new job I felt very scared that I could not live up to the job that entrusted me


stevewankou
26/08/2019 19:38
United States
Liverpool
97

the listening was a little bit difficult
he felt very excited to begin with his new team
in my new job I felt very scared that I could not live up to the job that entrusted me

nokonoko
26/08/2019
JP
7
points

It was difficult.
He felt tha manager was kind.
I felt nervous.


nokonoko
26/08/2019 11:43
Japan
Norwich City
7

It was difficult.
He felt tha manager was kind.
I felt nervous.

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HarshG
22/08/2019
IN
49
points

The listening was easy. The player felt excited and happy. I felt happy and excited on my first day in a new university.


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HarshG
22/08/2019 12:50
India
Manchester United
49

The listening was easy. The player felt excited and happy. I felt happy and excited on my first day in a new university.

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Anet
11/08/2019
MM
285
points

The listening was not difficult. He felt very happy to play in a new club. I still remember my first working day in a new job. I woke up late and rushed to the job. Unfortunately, the bus was breakdown and took the taxi. Finally, I reached the office on time.


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Anet
11/08/2019 16:52
Myanmar
Arsenal
285

The listening was not difficult. He felt very happy to play in a new club. I still remember my first working day in a new job. I woke up late and rushed to the job. Unfortunately, the bus was breakdown and took the taxi. Finally, I reached the office on time.

jax_qin
08/08/2019
CN
137
points

A little bit Easy.
Anyway, be a new learner thanks to football.


jax_qin
08/08/2019 15:11
China
Liverpool
137

A little bit Easy.
Anyway, be a new learner thanks to football.

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Cuco
02/08/2019
MX
27
points

Nice


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Cuco
02/08/2019 22:08
Mexico
Manchester United
27

Nice

JMANUEL's picture
JMANUEL
21/07/2019
MX
50
points

It’s a new experience in specific topic but It’s interesting because I can to learn different words referent to football, how pronounce correctly It help me too much because I can listen the correct pronunciation, practice the correct spellings and how sound two word when it need to link then the sound change.

In my first day in my new job I feel nervous and scared about what is my new roll in the company, who train me and how I can to learn it to do my work easy.

This activities I think help me to much to learn this interesting language. I like and love to practice and learn ENGLISH. If you feedback I can help me because I can check my advance.


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JMANUEL
21/07/2019 17:50
Mexico
Manchester United
50

It’s a new experience in specific topic but It’s interesting because I can to learn different words referent to football, how pronounce correctly It help me too much because I can listen the correct pronunciation, practice the correct spellings and how sound two word when it need to link then the sound change.

In my first day in my new job I feel nervous and scared about what is my new roll in the company, who train me and how I can to learn it to do my work easy.

This activities I think help me to much to learn this interesting language. I like and love to practice and learn ENGLISH. If you feedback I can help me because I can check my advance.

Crisp87
16/07/2019
AR
264
points

Ready


Crisp87
16/07/2019 12:20
Argentina
Liverpool
264

Ready

Crisp87
16/07/2019
AR
264
points

Easy!


Crisp87
16/07/2019 11:50
Argentina
Liverpool
264

Easy!

Tee
11/07/2019
JP
309
points

It was easy.
I will little excite for first day.


Tee
11/07/2019 01:33
Japan
Manchester City
309

It was easy.
I will little excite for first day.

Stephlv
04/07/2019
ES
21
points

the listening was medium. the player felt excited. in my first day of school i felt excited and nervous becouse i didn't know where to go


Stephlv
04/07/2019 10:38
Spain
Liverpool
21

the listening was medium. the player felt excited. in my first day of school i felt excited and nervous becouse i didn't know where to go

Torofootball
14/06/2019
MX
120
points

It is easy to understand the audio although the new words.
The player has said he was very exited to play for the first time at a top division football club then surely he should feel happy.
My first time at a new school has been a very good experience even though I was nervous my hart was beaten a lot. That was definitely a good time for me.


Torofootball
14/06/2019 02:38
Mexico
Manchester United
120

It is easy to understand the audio although the new words.
The player has said he was very exited to play for the first time at a top division football club then surely he should feel happy.
My first time at a new school has been a very good experience even though I was nervous my hart was beaten a lot. That was definitely a good time for me.

pizzy78
30/05/2019
IT
21
points

The listening was quite easy but I didn't know some of those words about this environment.
I think the player was very excited about his first day at the club like me every time I have started a new job.


pizzy78
30/05/2019 10:46
Italy
Chelsea
21

The listening was quite easy but I didn't know some of those words about this environment.
I think the player was very excited about his first day at the club like me every time I have started a new job.

XxG2006xX
25/05/2019
GB
17
points

It was quite easy :)


XxG2006xX
25/05/2019 12:21
United Kingdom
Manchester United
17

It was quite easy :)

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Adriano
15/05/2019
BR
28
points

Very nice!!!


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Adriano
15/05/2019 04:33
Brazil
Crystal Palace
28

Very nice!!!

RobinVan
04/05/2019
KR
7
points

after a long interval I study english and It is medium.
I couldn't hear some words but this is the thing that I have to try.
I think this course is good.


RobinVan
04/05/2019 08:34
South Korea
Manchester United
7

after a long interval I study english and It is medium.
I couldn't hear some words but this is the thing that I have to try.
I think this course is good.

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Vini_itj
26/04/2019
BR
11
points

Great listening passage!
as for the player, he might have felt a bit anxious, but also quite excited and happy to play for a top division club for the first time. That's how I normally feel in first days.


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Vini_itj
26/04/2019 04:48
Brazil
Manchester United
11

Great listening passage!
as for the player, he might have felt a bit anxious, but also quite excited and happy to play for a top division club for the first time. That's how I normally feel in first days.

narisu
27/03/2019
CN
19
points

This listening was very good. The player was very excited. I don’t remember exactly, but my first day at current job also made me very excited and a little bit nervous.


narisu
27/03/2019 22:35
China
Manchester City
19

This listening was very good. The player was very excited. I don’t remember exactly, but my first day at current job also made me very excited and a little bit nervous.

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ldzingirai
23/03/2019
ZW
1745
points

It was an easy task.The voice and vocabulary are all crystal clear.

My first day at work was horrible.I break things and keep asking for help.


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ldzingirai
23/03/2019 03:52
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1745

It was an easy task.The voice and vocabulary are all crystal clear.

My first day at work was horrible.I break things and keep asking for help.

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Thenext75
16/03/2019
IT
174
points

Not too much easy to understand


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Thenext75
16/03/2019 14:16
Italy
Chelsea
174

Not too much easy to understand

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vanmanh
14/03/2019
VN
123
points

i think the listening is medium with me and i'm very excited.


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vanmanh
14/03/2019 08:48
Vietnam
Liverpool
123

i think the listening is medium with me and i'm very excited.

karbo11
12/03/2019
PL
14
points

Great exercise.I Really like it.


karbo11
12/03/2019 12:13
Poland
Chelsea
14

Great exercise.I Really like it.

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Rich
12/03/2019
ES
594
points

Thanks, Karbo11. We're really happy you like it!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team


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Rich
12/03/2019 12:29
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks, Karbo11. We're really happy you like it!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team

tammam naama
08/03/2019
SO
44
points

The listening was a little difficult and normally when we speaking about
The first day in every job we might face some things difficult like stress,exciting and wonderment


tammam naama
08/03/2019 17:39
Somalia
Manchester City
44

The listening was a little difficult and normally when we speaking about
The first day in every job we might face some things difficult like stress,exciting and wonderment

FA1RPLAY81
27/02/2019
ES
171
points

The listening was soy easy.
So excited like me.
Nervous


FA1RPLAY81
27/02/2019 12:41
Spain
Tottenham Hotspur
171

The listening was soy easy.
So excited like me.
Nervous

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Atampaeapanela
23/02/2019
BR
7
points

Tive dificuldade em manter a firmeza de um sonho..
had difficulty maintaining the firmness of a dream ..


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Atampaeapanela
23/02/2019 03:43
Brazil
Manchester United
7

Tive dificuldade em manter a firmeza de um sonho..
had difficulty maintaining the firmness of a dream ..

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Ahmed khattab
03/02/2019
EG
18
points

Not difficult not easy , need to time and participate
he discover the club trying to recognize the new players
for first day in anew job it's not comfortable in anew place with new people


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Ahmed khattab
03/02/2019 20:43
Egypt
Liverpool
18

Not difficult not easy , need to time and participate
he discover the club trying to recognize the new players
for first day in anew job it's not comfortable in anew place with new people

Raphael13
03/02/2019
FR
17
points

Easy


Raphael13
03/02/2019 11:53
France
Manchester City
17

Easy

DNLA
01/02/2019
GB
24
points

The listening was easy, we can feeling the new player is excited to start training and play with his new club.
In my first day in my new club like a player I felt a bit shy because I didn't know a lot to speak English.


DNLA
01/02/2019 14:42
United Kingdom
Fulham
24

The listening was easy, we can feeling the new player is excited to start training and play with his new club.
In my first day in my new club like a player I felt a bit shy because I didn't know a lot to speak English.

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Achilles
12/01/2019
GR
69
points

I found the listening activity challenging. I bet the player felt as
excited as I was on my first day at school!


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Achilles
12/01/2019 17:27
Greece
Chelsea
69

I found the listening activity challenging. I bet the player felt as
excited as I was on my first day at school!

Gary7
06/01/2019
ES
109
points

listening is difficult for the level of English I currently have. the first day in a new job is special and you are excited


Gary7
06/01/2019 23:33
Spain
Manchester City
109

listening is difficult for the level of English I currently have. the first day in a new job is special and you are excited

Derya
01/12/2018
TR
53
points

easy


Derya
01/12/2018 01:32
Turkey
Chelsea
53

easy

alberto19garcia19
29/11/2018
ES
241
points

gg wp


alberto19garcia19
29/11/2018 15:25
Spain
Arsenal
241

gg wp

Simon
19/11/2018
CN
8
points

Nice to challenge you.


Simon
19/11/2018 14:18
China
Manchester United
8

Nice to challenge you.

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prasanga kelum
04/11/2018
LK
12
points

new people and a new place make feel uncomfortable and scared.


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prasanga kelum
04/11/2018 18:43
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
12

new people and a new place make feel uncomfortable and scared.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6511
2Alex_from_Ukraine6297
3hsn5537
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4770
6Liubomyr4417
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71543
2Ukraine33447
3Spain28739
4Serbia27344
5Brazil22818
6Albania20578
7Vietnam20103
8Turkey19952
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142711
2Liverpool110237
3Chelsea89350
4Arsenal85545
5Manchester City57755
6Tottenham Hotspur19138
7Newcastle United10516
8West Ham United7538
9AFC Bournemouth4569
10Crystal Palace4486

Level

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

Goals

Vocabulary: Football phrases

Listening Practice

Tips

Become a better listener

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

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

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