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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.
 

Quiz

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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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karenfaraco
23/08/2017
BR
15
points

"The listening was easy, I think the player felt anxious and excited. On my first day at a new school I felt embarrassed." My student Breno Terlizzi, a big fan of Atlético Mineiro, Brazil.


karenfaraco
23/08/2017 18:52
Brazil
AFC Bournemouth
15

"The listening was easy, I think the player felt anxious and excited. On my first day at a new school I felt embarrassed." My student Breno Terlizzi, a big fan of Atlético Mineiro, Brazil.

Flávio Jose
21/08/2017
BR
16
points

Good text and easy


Flávio Jose
21/08/2017 16:13
Brazil
Liverpool
16

Good text and easy

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Nguyễn Ngọc Phước
18/08/2017
VN
2
points

Being profesional football player is my dream when i was child. Certainly it never come true, but if i'm player on first day in new club, definitely it so excited, confused, and can't believe it's real thing


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Nguyễn Ngọc Phước
18/08/2017 06:23
Vietnam
Manchester United
2

Being profesional football player is my dream when i was child. Certainly it never come true, but if i'm player on first day in new club, definitely it so excited, confused, and can't believe it's real thing

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Tarek
31/07/2017
BD
1
points

It was easy.

 


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Tarek
31/07/2017 03:43
Bangladesh
Manchester United
1

It was easy.

 

Rich's picture
Rich
31/07/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Tarek

If you want something that is a bit more difficult, you could try our weekly podcast. It's a little more challenging and there is always a lot of football English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
31/07/2017 08:41
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Tarek

If you want something that is a bit more difficult, you could try our weekly podcast. It's a little more challenging and there is always a lot of football English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Libero
14/07/2017
PL
13
points

One of the questions is unclear because the physio is giving a massage and also helping the player with his injured leg, so there are actually 2 correct answers.


Libero
14/07/2017 08:39
Poland
Stoke City
13

One of the questions is unclear because the physio is giving a massage and also helping the player with his injured leg, so there are actually 2 correct answers.

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Rich
16/07/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Libero

Yes, I agree that this is little confusing. I will change the answer so both possibilities are correct.

Thanks for letting us know!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
16/07/2017 15:08
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Libero

Yes, I agree that this is little confusing. I will change the answer so both possibilities are correct.

Thanks for letting us know!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

qpalzm
14/07/2017
RU
1
points

I had a littel проблем with audio. I didn't full understend audio. But i readed text. After it i was can answer for all qustions.


qpalzm
14/07/2017 08:27
Russia
Manchester United
1

I had a littel проблем with audio. I didn't full understend audio. But i readed text. After it i was can answer for all qustions.

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Sebastian Krzepota
10/07/2017
PL
1
points

The listening was fantastic- very helpful!


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Sebastian Krzepota
10/07/2017 13:57
Poland
Liverpool
1

The listening was fantastic- very helpful!

dreboucas01
31/05/2017
BR
34
points

Listening was easy.


dreboucas01
31/05/2017 19:23
Brazil
Manchester City
34

Listening was easy.

MAXX
25/04/2017
BY
6
points

It was easy, but interesting!


MAXX
25/04/2017 18:40
Belarus
Manchester City
6

It was easy, but interesting!

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karoleq
12/04/2017
PL
35
points

ok


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karoleq
12/04/2017 15:42
Poland
Arsenal
35

ok

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Malek anas
07/04/2017
EG
16
points

The first day for me in any place is difficult because I need time to know every thing about the new place to practice my job


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Malek anas
07/04/2017 21:33
Egypt
Chelsea
16

The first day for me in any place is difficult because I need time to know every thing about the new place to practice my job

valentinaa1
16/03/2017
CO
6
points

is very easy


valentinaa1
16/03/2017 23:20
Colombia
Leicester City
6

is very easy

valentina27_06
14/03/2017
CO
7
points

good exercise :)


valentina27_06
14/03/2017 17:19
Colombia
Manchester United
7

good exercise :)

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Anamaria2611
14/03/2017
CO
7
points

Cool :)


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Anamaria2611
14/03/2017 17:19
Colombia
Manchester United
7

Cool :)

Games
03/03/2017
TH
11
points

I can understand this story but must listen over 1 time. 

 


Games
03/03/2017 17:41
Thailand
Manchester United
11

I can understand this story but must listen over 1 time. 

 

Si Thu Zeya
12/02/2017
MM
31
points

It is easy for me now.


Si Thu Zeya
12/02/2017 05:37
Myanmar
Manchester United
31

It is easy for me now.

Si Thu Zeya
12/02/2017
MM
31
points

I have to listing twice.


Si Thu Zeya
12/02/2017 05:06
Myanmar
Manchester United
31

I have to listing twice.

Si Thu Zeya
12/02/2017
MM
31
points

I have to listing twice.


Si Thu Zeya
12/02/2017 05:05
Myanmar
Manchester United
31

I have to listing twice.

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OrVit
28/01/2017
UA
45
points

gooood)


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OrVit
28/01/2017 10:44
Ukraine
Chelsea
45

gooood)

milco
28/01/2017
MK
17
points

Very simple!


milco
28/01/2017 00:47
Macedonia
Chelsea
17

Very simple!

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Talapker
27/01/2017
KZ
205
points

It was easy, but i made some mistakes


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Talapker
27/01/2017 18:46
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

It was easy, but i made some mistakes

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Talapker
27/01/2017
KZ
205
points

I make some mistakes, but i hope it was last time


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Talapker
27/01/2017 18:43
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

I make some mistakes, but i hope it was last time

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i.tsulaia21
26/01/2017
GE
34
points

It was medium level listening for me
Quiz was great ;)


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i.tsulaia21
26/01/2017 18:13
Georgia
Chelsea
34

It was medium level listening for me
Quiz was great ;)

Gamarli
26/01/2017
AZ
19
points

Great exercise.


Gamarli
26/01/2017 07:22
Azerbaijan
Manchester City
19

Great exercise.

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CaroleAnnMarie1
25/01/2017
IT
317
points

This is a great place for my student to learn English he was getting really low marks in English at his school in Hungary back in September of 2016, and after only five months of studying twice a week here on this site for one hour each lesson he has brought his mark up from a 2 to a 4 in all areas of vocabulary , speaking, listening and writing , as an ESL teacher I cannot express my joy enough seeing my students succeed and reach their English Language learning goals. I am so pleased that I stumbled upon this site that my student finds so engaging. Having said that however there seems to be a technical glitch and I am not sure who to talk to about this , when I enable the share my screen feature on Skype this whole site navigability slows right now and it takes forever to scroll down the page and it freezes then starts up again then freezes then goes too far down the page and i have to scroll up, I am using a new Laptop with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, could this be what is causing this to happen?


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CaroleAnnMarie1
25/01/2017 19:00
Italy
Everton
317

This is a great place for my student to learn English he was getting really low marks in English at his school in Hungary back in September of 2016, and after only five months of studying twice a week here on this site for one hour each lesson he has brought his mark up from a 2 to a 4 in all areas of vocabulary , speaking, listening and writing , as an ESL teacher I cannot express my joy enough seeing my students succeed and reach their English Language learning goals. I am so pleased that I stumbled upon this site that my student finds so engaging. Having said that however there seems to be a technical glitch and I am not sure who to talk to about this , when I enable the share my screen feature on Skype this whole site navigability slows right now and it takes forever to scroll down the page and it freezes then starts up again then freezes then goes too far down the page and i have to scroll up, I am using a new Laptop with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, could this be what is causing this to happen?

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Rich
26/01/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Carole Ann Marie

Thank you so much for your message. It's really great to hear that what we do is motivating young students and helping them learn. I hope that your student continues to progress and, of course, continues to enjoy the Premier Skills English website. As for your problem, there have been a few glitches with the scrollbar and the three-page format on the website and I'm very sorry that it has been causing a few issues. But, the good news is that we are in the process of redesigning the website and in a couple of weeks it should be up and running. The site will return to a one-page design and I hope this will resolve a lot of the problems that you are having. If you would like to help, we could send you an email once the new design is ready and you could give us some feedback regarding its usability? It would be great to get some further feedback from you. 

Thanks again for your message,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
26/01/2017 10:05
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Carole Ann Marie

Thank you so much for your message. It's really great to hear that what we do is motivating young students and helping them learn. I hope that your student continues to progress and, of course, continues to enjoy the Premier Skills English website. As for your problem, there have been a few glitches with the scrollbar and the three-page format on the website and I'm very sorry that it has been causing a few issues. But, the good news is that we are in the process of redesigning the website and in a couple of weeks it should be up and running. The site will return to a one-page design and I hope this will resolve a lot of the problems that you are having. If you would like to help, we could send you an email once the new design is ready and you could give us some feedback regarding its usability? It would be great to get some further feedback from you. 

Thanks again for your message,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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YNWA RADE
19/01/2017
RS
56
points

I think that the listening was easy but I looked carefully and i noticed that i need to practise implementation of verbs more.


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YNWA RADE
19/01/2017 09:10
Serbia
Liverpool
56

I think that the listening was easy but I looked carefully and i noticed that i need to practise implementation of verbs more.

Zlajkan
12/01/2017
RS
168
points

it was easy.


Zlajkan
12/01/2017 09:52
Serbia
Liverpool
168

it was easy.

Tommaso
05/01/2017
IT
13
points

First lesson for me. It was good


Tommaso
05/01/2017 21:44
Italy
Manchester United
13

First lesson for me. It was good

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VusalViva
16/12/2016
AZ
15
points

mm not bad


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VusalViva
16/12/2016 10:45
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
15

mm not bad

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hichamelrey
08/12/2016
DZ
33
points

i have some difficult in listening but i can improve mu skills.
the player felt very well because it's their firsts steps to be a star.
in my first day at university, i was so happy and ambitious to realise all my dreams.


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hichamelrey
08/12/2016 22:43
Algeria
Liverpool
33

i have some difficult in listening but i can improve mu skills.
the player felt very well because it's their firsts steps to be a star.
in my first day at university, i was so happy and ambitious to realise all my dreams.

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Barrilete Cósmico
24/11/2016
CO
72
points

I think well witha big expectation for knowing everything.


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Barrilete Cósmico
24/11/2016 01:17
Colombia
Liverpool
72

I think well witha big expectation for knowing everything.

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Emir Veličanstveni
17/11/2016
BA
1449
points

The listening was easy.


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Emir Veličanstveni
17/11/2016 00:53
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
1449

The listening was easy.

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Geoscouser
16/11/2016
GE
310
points

good


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Geoscouser
16/11/2016 09:14
Georgia
Liverpool
310

good

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Mohamed Said Gabr
03/11/2016
EG
7
points

it was easy
when he went to his a new club, he was very excited


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Mohamed Said Gabr
03/11/2016 18:30
Egypt
Arsenal
7

it was easy
when he went to his a new club, he was very excited

Ikerto
28/10/2016
RS
38
points

good exercise


Ikerto
28/10/2016 21:16
Serbia
Liverpool
38

good exercise

Emil
08/10/2016
RU
241
points

First day it is always very exciting


Emil
08/10/2016 06:01
Russia
Chelsea
241

First day it is always very exciting

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nguyentruong
02/10/2016
VN
42
points

relax


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nguyentruong
02/10/2016 06:36
Vietnam
Arsenal
42

relax

lovemath
07/09/2016
FR
104
points

I think the listening is quite easy. But it is very good for listening. I have learn some vocabularies such as chief scout, phisyo. The player fefl relax on his first at a news clun in top division. People in the club are friendly. So he maybe be feel confident.
For me, I felt excited on my first day at news university because I love meeting people and speaking with them.


lovemath
07/09/2016 15:15
France
Manchester United
104

I think the listening is quite easy. But it is very good for listening. I have learn some vocabularies such as chief scout, phisyo. The player fefl relax on his first at a news clun in top division. People in the club are friendly. So he maybe be feel confident.
For me, I felt excited on my first day at news university because I love meeting people and speaking with them.

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Rich
07/09/2016
ES
594
points

Hi lovemath

Thanks for your message. We're very happy that you enjoyed the lesson!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
07/09/2016 16:13
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi lovemath

Thanks for your message. We're very happy that you enjoyed the lesson!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/08/2016
EG
738
points

About my 1st day in my university I was afraid & nervous but it was O.K.


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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/08/2016 21:58
Egypt
Arsenal
738

About my 1st day in my university I was afraid & nervous but it was O.K.

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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/08/2016
EG
738
points

I think he felt very exciting, nervous sometime, but he should be relax so he can pass the 1st training easily


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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/08/2016 21:57
Egypt
Arsenal
738

I think he felt very exciting, nervous sometime, but he should be relax so he can pass the 1st training easily

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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/08/2016
EG
738
points

The listening was very easy


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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/08/2016 21:54
Egypt
Arsenal
738

The listening was very easy

tuan7215
01/08/2016
VN
176
points

I couldn't listen everything clear. It's my first day with Premier Skills English.
I think he was excitting.
I think everything on the first are great


tuan7215
01/08/2016 10:10
Vietnam
Liverpool
176

I couldn't listen everything clear. It's my first day with Premier Skills English.
I think he was excitting.
I think everything on the first are great

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Rich
01/08/2016
ES
594
points

Hi tuan7215

Welcome to Premier Skills English. We hope that you enjoy the website.

It's always difficult at first. Try listening two or three times to improve your understanding. Then, you can practise the other lessons in the My Match Day section!

Best wishes

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
01/08/2016 11:04
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi tuan7215

Welcome to Premier Skills English. We hope that you enjoy the website.

It's always difficult at first. Try listening two or three times to improve your understanding. Then, you can practise the other lessons in the My Match Day section!

Best wishes

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Ghigo
28/07/2016
IT
962
points

Great!!


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Ghigo
28/07/2016 13:51
Italy
Liverpool
962

Great!!

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assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I feel nervous.


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assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I feel nervous.

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assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think he is nervous and exciting.


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assemjuve
27/07/2016 05:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think he is nervous and exciting.

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 United142694
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.