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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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Juan_Eduardo_Castro
30/10/2018
CO
117
points

I think tha it was easy for me.


Juan_Eduardo_Castro
30/10/2018 23:44
Colombia
Manchester United
117

I think tha it was easy for me.

arsens
07/10/2018
RU
8
points

it was quite easy.


arsens
07/10/2018 09:24
Russia
Manchester United
8

it was quite easy.

moh2025
30/09/2018
SA
62
points

It was a good practice for listening today!!


moh2025
30/09/2018 13:27
Saudi Arabia
Arsenal
62

It was a good practice for listening today!!

Sakibars
28/09/2018
BD
18
points

I was easy. I listened to every word that he spoke.
He felt very much excited on his first day. When I was on my first day of the job, I felt nervous. But after some time, I attached with the environment of that job.


Sakibars
28/09/2018 14:30
Bangladesh
Arsenal
18

I was easy. I listened to every word that he spoke.
He felt very much excited on his first day. When I was on my first day of the job, I felt nervous. But after some time, I attached with the environment of that job.

Tee
28/09/2018
JP
309
points

I t was easy.
I feel happy but worry about that.


Tee
28/09/2018 03:32
Japan
Manchester City
309

I t was easy.
I feel happy but worry about that.

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melihonur44
11/09/2018
TR
17
points

I was enjoy.


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melihonur44
11/09/2018 08:22
Turkey
Liverpool
17

I was enjoy.

Ivanandrescaballero
10/08/2018
CO
924
points

1. It was easy although you have to pay close attention.
2. I think the player was excited for a new game to play.
3. I feel enmity but at the same time with fear because in those moments I am going through many things in my head.


Ivanandrescaballero
10/08/2018 00:17
Colombia
Manchester United
924

1. It was easy although you have to pay close attention.
2. I think the player was excited for a new game to play.
3. I feel enmity but at the same time with fear because in those moments I am going through many things in my head.

kiki
16/07/2018
ID
16
points

The listening was easy. I think the player felt conscious. I felt a little bit nervous in my first day at my university because I knew no one.


kiki
16/07/2018 08:18
Indonesia
Liverpool
16

The listening was easy. I think the player felt conscious. I felt a little bit nervous in my first day at my university because I knew no one.

VanessaG
27/06/2018
MX
334
points

Easy


VanessaG
27/06/2018 21:23
Mexico
Chelsea
334

Easy

Juanesbermeo
12/07/2018
CO
598
points

A


Juanesbermeo
12/07/2018 01:54
Colombia
Arsenal
598

A

Karimov Oybek
16/06/2018
UZ
5
points

It was a little diffucult listening for me.
The player was excited.
I was very happy the first day.


Karimov Oybek
16/06/2018 16:58
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
5

It was a little diffucult listening for me.
The player was excited.
I was very happy the first day.

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arthurmota
09/06/2018
BR
7
points

The listening was more easy than difficult for me.
The player was happy and excited in his first day at the new club.
I remember that I felt nervous and excited at the same time.


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arthurmota
09/06/2018 02:26
Brazil
Liverpool
7

The listening was more easy than difficult for me.
The player was happy and excited in his first day at the new club.
I remember that I felt nervous and excited at the same time.

LuisR_mx
10/05/2018
MX
5
points

The listening was difficult. I didn´t understand some words. I had to replay 3 times the video. He felt very excited because he comes from another country and it was his first top division club.
I felt nervious in the first day at British Council English course because I took the course 2 weeks after it started. But the class was exciting and funny.


LuisR_mx
10/05/2018 22:10
Mexico
Manchester United
5

The listening was difficult. I didn´t understand some words. I had to replay 3 times the video. He felt very excited because he comes from another country and it was his first top division club.
I felt nervious in the first day at British Council English course because I took the course 2 weeks after it started. But the class was exciting and funny.

Sanfiel91
09/05/2018
CU
76
points

The listening it was a little easy. In my first day in work i felt very nervous. It was a difficult and frustrating for me.


Sanfiel91
09/05/2018 16:27
Cuba
Manchester City
76

The listening it was a little easy. In my first day in work i felt very nervous. It was a difficult and frustrating for me.

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Rich
09/05/2018
ES
594
points

Hi Sanfiel91

If you want to try listening to something a little more difficult you could try our weekly podcasts'. Let us know if they are a good level for you!

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
09/05/2018 22:18
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Sanfiel91

If you want to try listening to something a little more difficult you could try our weekly podcasts'. Let us know if they are a good level for you!

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

leon90
02/05/2018
CO
321
points

the listen was very diffiult

he felt very exicted and too he was nervious

my first day in the work I felt very nervious


leon90
02/05/2018 23:17
Colombia
Manchester City
321

the listen was very diffiult

he felt very exicted and too he was nervious

my first day in the work I felt very nervious

Geo G
24/04/2018
AE
14
points

Thanks British counsil , Listening experience was great.

He felt happy to the way new club introduced him .

My first day at university, I was excited and happy to be the part of a big campus.


Geo G
24/04/2018 08:23
United Arab Emirates
Manchester City
14

Thanks British counsil , Listening experience was great.

He felt happy to the way new club introduced him .

My first day at university, I was excited and happy to be the part of a big campus.

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necasol3
14/04/2018
RS
17
points

xD


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necasol3
14/04/2018 08:38
Serbia
Arsenal
17

xD

deputatalbert777
12/04/2018
RU
19
points

Good!


deputatalbert777
12/04/2018 09:54
Russia
Arsenal
19

Good!

nikola.mr
02/04/2018
RS
68
points

The listenng was easy. The voice was loud and clear. I think that player felt excited,maybe little scared becouse it was his first club at top division.


nikola.mr
02/04/2018 15:53
Serbia
Manchester United
68

The listenng was easy. The voice was loud and clear. I think that player felt excited,maybe little scared becouse it was his first club at top division.

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Ninellanet
30/03/2018
UA
6
points

The listening was Ok.
I think the player felt excited on his first day in a new job.
I' ve felt excited on my first day in my new job too.


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Ninellanet
30/03/2018 20:32
Ukraine
Chelsea
6

The listening was Ok.
I think the player felt excited on his first day in a new job.
I' ve felt excited on my first day in my new job too.

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Alaa ELdeen
22/03/2018
EG
7
points

the listening for the player was easy and simple.


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Alaa ELdeen
22/03/2018 19:09
Egypt
Liverpool
7

the listening for the player was easy and simple.

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jprsn
21/03/2018
BR
35
points

Nice


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jprsn
21/03/2018 22:43
Brazil
Liverpool
35

Nice

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jprsn
21/03/2018
BR
35
points

Nice!


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jprsn
21/03/2018 21:48
Brazil
Liverpool
35

Nice!

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Mostafa.Mousa
14/03/2018
EG
7
points

The audio wasn't difficult. It was clear and simple to be understood easily. The exercises were easy too and useful. Thanks, British Council :)


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Mostafa.Mousa
14/03/2018 19:19
Egypt
Liverpool
7

The audio wasn't difficult. It was clear and simple to be understood easily. The exercises were easy too and useful. Thanks, British Council :)

Quaresma
05/03/2018
KR
42
points

it would be very nervous but also excited


Quaresma
05/03/2018 16:14
South Korea
Aston Villa
42

it would be very nervous but also excited

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tikitak
02/03/2018
RU
124
points

It was't difficult to listening this audio, broadcaster has a great english with clear accent.
I am sure player has worried about his first day at the club. But at the same time first day it very exiting, new meetings, emotions, experience. I love it.
I am like first day, because you can find a new friend and explore something new, thats meen you still alive and young anf this is great!


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tikitak
02/03/2018 21:18
Russia
Chelsea
124

It was't difficult to listening this audio, broadcaster has a great english with clear accent.
I am sure player has worried about his first day at the club. But at the same time first day it very exiting, new meetings, emotions, experience. I love it.
I am like first day, because you can find a new friend and explore something new, thats meen you still alive and young anf this is great!

Saandra
12/02/2018
RS
51
points

The listening was easy. He was very excited. I was very excited, nervouse and confused on my first day at university.


Saandra
12/02/2018 11:49
Serbia
Arsenal
51

The listening was easy. He was very excited. I was very excited, nervouse and confused on my first day at university.

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dro
08/02/2018
BR
112
points

Personally, In my opinion, the listening part was relatively easy for me. He was extremely excited about his first day in the club.
I can remember back in that day as if it were yesterday. I was pretty nervous and at the same time delighted because that was my first day at the company.


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dro
08/02/2018 21:58
Brazil
Chelsea
112

Personally, In my opinion, the listening part was relatively easy for me. He was extremely excited about his first day in the club.
I can remember back in that day as if it were yesterday. I was pretty nervous and at the same time delighted because that was my first day at the company.

marcelovilches92
08/02/2018
CL
11
points

This exercise is not difficult.


marcelovilches92
08/02/2018 19:46
Chile
Liverpool
11

This exercise is not difficult.

Joel Palmieri
04/02/2018
BR
182
points

It's difficult


Joel Palmieri
04/02/2018 22:43
Brazil
Liverpool
182

It's difficult

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misabog
30/01/2018
RS
319
points

For now, the listening was easy for me. He felt very excited!


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misabog
30/01/2018 19:10
Serbia
Liverpool
319

For now, the listening was easy for me. He felt very excited!

kirst_82
29/01/2018
ES
14
points

It is very difficult. 


kirst_82
29/01/2018 16:53
Spain
Manchester City
14

It is very difficult. 

kirst_82
29/01/2018
ES
14
points

It is a very difficult  :(


kirst_82
29/01/2018 16:52
Spain
Manchester City
14

It is a very difficult  :(

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ayashady
22/01/2018
EG
197
points

it was easy he feel exited


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ayashady
22/01/2018 14:36
Egypt
Arsenal
197

it was easy he feel exited

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sten
08/01/2018
UA
50
points

The listening easy, likely

I think he was excited and proud himself

When I get my new job I was very excited and confused because it was ne experience for me


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sten
08/01/2018 20:49
Ukraine
Manchester United
50

The listening easy, likely

I think he was excited and proud himself

When I get my new job I was very excited and confused because it was ne experience for me

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davidbin
22/12/2017
VN
28
points

It's awesome!


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davidbin
22/12/2017 08:31
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
28

It's awesome!

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CPR_1108
07/12/2017
BR
43
points

I think the listtening is more or less. Some parts is easy and others difficult.  He felt very excited. This is normal at first day at a new job. My first day at the job also was exciting.

 

 

 


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CPR_1108
07/12/2017 23:01
Brazil
Manchester United
43

I think the listtening is more or less. Some parts is easy and others difficult.  He felt very excited. This is normal at first day at a new job. My first day at the job also was exciting.

 

 

 

Francis
30/11/2017
GH
7
points

The listening was easy.
The player felt excited.
I feel nervous at the same time excited.


Francis
30/11/2017 14:40
Ghana
Chelsea
7

The listening was easy.
The player felt excited.
I feel nervous at the same time excited.

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Mahfujor Rahman
22/11/2017
BD
6
points

At the first time the heedfully auricularly discerning was arduous, but in the second opportunity I could understand more words and the conception of the audio.

Sure the player was very exhilarated, he was meeting his incipient club, manager, people of the club, players.

In the first day in my incipient job, I was very jubilant, because I wanted start to work after of the end my work.


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Mahfujor Rahman
22/11/2017 19:12
Bangladesh
Chelsea
6

At the first time the heedfully auricularly discerning was arduous, but in the second opportunity I could understand more words and the conception of the audio.

Sure the player was very exhilarated, he was meeting his incipient club, manager, people of the club, players.

In the first day in my incipient job, I was very jubilant, because I wanted start to work after of the end my work.

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admin
22/11/2017
GB
560
points

Ha ha - very funny. 


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admin
22/11/2017 19:32
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Ha ha - very funny. 

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tikitak
02/03/2018
RU
124
points

Now try to answer in foreign language =)


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tikitak
02/03/2018 21:21
Russia
Chelsea
124

Now try to answer in foreign language =)

monxefe
20/11/2017
ES
207
points

It was pretty easy but useful


monxefe
20/11/2017 09:06
Spain
Manchester City
207

It was pretty easy but useful

kada
12/11/2017
JP
7
points

It was difficult. I think he felt excited. I felt nervous on my first day in a new job.


kada
12/11/2017 07:48
Japan
Manchester City
7

It was difficult. I think he felt excited. I felt nervous on my first day in a new job.

jmesav92
25/10/2017
CO
297
points

In the first moment the listening was difficult, but in the second opportunity I could understand more words and the idea of the audio.

Sure the player was very excited, he was meeting his new club, manager, people of the club, players.

In the first day in my new job, I was very happy, because I wanted start to work after of the pregaduate.


jmesav92
25/10/2017 17:36
Colombia
Chelsea
297

In the first moment the listening was difficult, but in the second opportunity I could understand more words and the idea of the audio.

Sure the player was very excited, he was meeting his new club, manager, people of the club, players.

In the first day in my new job, I was very happy, because I wanted start to work after of the pregaduate.

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samit
08/10/2017
QA
18
points

1- As a beginner the listening was good for me.

2- its seems that he was happy and very excited in his new top devesion team.

3- for me i was little scare in my fisr day at school i felt a stranger world arround me but after fiew days later with the help of my nice teacher i felt comfortable with my new classmates 


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samit
08/10/2017 13:07
Qatar
Manchester United
18

1- As a beginner the listening was good for me.

2- its seems that he was happy and very excited in his new top devesion team.

3- for me i was little scare in my fisr day at school i felt a stranger world arround me but after fiew days later with the help of my nice teacher i felt comfortable with my new classmates 

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Rich
09/10/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Samit!

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

We're very happy that you enjoyed the listening and you're English is very good - I'm sure that you are not a total beginner!!

Enjoy the website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
09/10/2017 08:44
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Samit!

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

We're very happy that you enjoyed the listening and you're English is very good - I'm sure that you are not a total beginner!!

Enjoy the website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

becker31
25/09/2017
TR
14
points

It is very excited


becker31
25/09/2017 11:52
Turkey
Newcastle United
14

It is very excited

Bazin
19/09/2017
RU
7
points

Ecuador — new football plant for top clubs, I think.


Bazin
19/09/2017 16:25
Russia
Crystal Palace
7

Ecuador — new football plant for top clubs, I think.

maciejca
01/09/2017
PL
35
points

Nice listening and ease quiz. I think new pleyer was very excited.


maciejca
01/09/2017 10:50
Poland
Liverpool
35

Nice listening and ease quiz. I think new pleyer was very excited.

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.