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How to drive a car

How to drive a car

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the latest news from the Premier League and an amazing goal by Liverpool's Emre Can. They also talk cars and driving. This week, the language focus is on vocabulary you need to talk about cars and driving a car. As always, we have a new football phrase for you to guess and announce our Player of the Week. Enjoy!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. You can see two examples here: 

It was an amazing overhead kick and possibly the goal of the season.

You can fill your team with lots of reliable players but you need pace and unpredictability, too.

There were a few more tricky words in the podcast. Can you remember all of them? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words in context. This can really help with understanding.

Activity 1

In this activity, have a look at the vocabulary and try to match it to the correct definition. ​
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Who do you think the driver supports?

Learning

Language - Parts of a Car

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich spoke a lot about cars and mentioned different parts of a car. Take a look at these sentences. Do you know the words in bold?

You use the clutch when you need to change gears.

You turn on the windscreen wipers when it's raining.

Don't forget to put on the handbrake when you stop.

In the activity below, have a look at some more parts of car. Do you know what they are used for? Check your understanding.

Activity 2

In this activity, learn different parts of a car. Do you know all of them?
Can you name the parts of a car?
Leicester City's owner gave all the players a BMW after they won the Premier League.

Learning

Language - Driving a car

When you drive a car, you need to do many different actions. Take a look at these sentences. Do you know the words in bold?

You need to indicate to show other drivers where you are going.

The accelerator pedal is closest to me and is used to accelerate or go faster.

The brake is in the middle and is used to brake or slow down.

Check out the boot of this 'Arsenal' car!

Learning

Language - Describing a car

When we describe a car, we can use may different adjectives. Take a look at these descriptions. 

My car is very reliable. You can trust it to start every morning.

My car is very economical. When I fill it up, the petrol lasts for ages!

I have an electric car. It's very environmentally-friendly.

I have a four-wheel drive. It's not very fuel-efficient but it's safe and very spacious.

Activity 3

In this activity, learn six different adjectives that are often used to describe cars.
Can you learn the adjectives?
Do you think the driver is an Arsenal fan?

Learning

Language - Other Phrases

There are many phrases that are used to describe cars and driving. Jack and Rich used some other common phrases in the podcast. Do you understand the words in bold?

My car broke down on the way to work. I think it's a problem with the engine.

It was very embarrassing! I ran out of petrol!

You might need to push your car to the petrol station to fill up!

Transcript

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

Cars

Jack: Why were you so late this morning, Rich?

Rich: I broke down.

Jack: Are you upset? What’s the matter?

Rich: No, not me. My car broke down.

Jack: Ahh. OK. What was the problem?

Rich: Err. well at first I thought it might have been a problem with the engine or the electrics, but when the mechanic arrived he said errrr…..

Jack: What did he say?

Rich: Well, it’s a bit embarrassing but I had run out of petrol.

Jack: Oh dear! That IS embarrassing. 

Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich
 
Jack: and I’m Jack
 
Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast
 
Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Jack: What’s happening this week, Rich?
 
Rich: In this week’s show, we’re going to talk about the latest in the Premier League, including; the race for the title, the race for the Champions League and the battle to avoid relegation. 

Jack: And In this week’s language focus we’re going to look at the language of cars. Words that are connected to driving and words that you might need if your car breaks down like Rich’s did this morning.

Jack: But first, let’s look at the Premier League headlines.

Headlines

Rich: Tottenham won’t give up the chase for the Premier League.

Jack: Last weekend, Chelsea won 3-0 away at Everton to extend their lead at the top of the table. But, a few hours later, Spurs won the North London Derby 2-0 against Arsenal to reduce the gap again. The difference is four points with four matches left to play.

Rich: Cantastic win for Liverpool!

Jack: Liverpool’s Emre Can got the winner in a 1-0 win away at Watford. With Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester Utd dropping points Liverpool are looking good for the Champions League. The match will be remembered however for Can’s fantastic goal. It was an amazing overhead kick and possibly the goal of the season!

Rich: It looks like two from three for the drop.

Jack: Last weekend, Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League. Middlesbrough need to win this weekend away at Chelsea to avoid joining their North-East neighbours. It looks like the final relegation place will be filled by either Swansea or Hull but that looks like going down to the final game of the season.

Rich: What about that goal by Emre Can. It has to be the goal of the season!

Jack: It was a spectacular goal. But there have been some other great goals this season. What about Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Manchester Utd with that scorpion kick? My personal favourite was Olivier Giroud’s goal for Arsenal against Crystal Palace. Simply amazing.

Rich: Yes, some amazing goals this season. Which has been your favourite? Let us know in the comments section.

Topic/Language Focus

Jack: Rich. You had problems again with your car this morning. Do you think it’s time to buy a new one?

Rich: No, I don’t think so. My car is usually very reliable. It’s not broken down in years. And anyway, it wasn’t really the car’s fault that I had run out of petrol!

Jack: No, it’s not. You should keep an eye on that petrol gauge so you know when to fill up!

Rich: Yes, thanks Jack. I know it was a bit silly.

Jack: You want a car to be reliable. A car’s reliability is important. It’s important that you can trust a car to start every morning. 

Rich: You could compare this to a footballer. A manager is looking for players who are reliable. Player’s that will play to a high level every match.

Jack: I can think of players like N’Golo Kante at Chelsea or James Milner at Liverpool. These are players a manager can rely on. They get 8 out of 10 every week for their performance.

Rich: But, if I decided to buy a new car maybe I don’t only want reliability. I want a bit of speed, too.

Jack: Maybe you don’t want to drive a mini like N’Golo Kante maybe you want to drive a Lamborghini or a Ferrari like Wayne Rooney or Mesut Ozil.

Rich: I think I would if I could afford one! These types of cars sometimes have problems with their reliability but they have lots of speed.

Jack: This is what a manager has to think about. You can fill your team with lots of reliable players but you also need a bit of speed or pace or a bit of unpredictability.

Rich: Someone like Jesus Navas at Manchester City or Theo Walcott at Arsenal. These are like your Porsches. They can win you a game with their speed but they might not be as reliable as a Peugeot or a Renault.

Jack: Which car would you compare a player to? Or could you compare a car to a football club? Let us know in the comments section.

Rich: OK that’s enough of comparing cars to players. Let’s think about some of the words that are important when talking about cars.

Jack: In this next section, we’re going to talk about driving a car. We want you to listen carefully to the words we use and see if you can learn some new words connected to driving cars.

Rich: Let’s imagine that I’m your driving instructor, Jack. 

Jack: Errr, no. You are the one that forgot to put petrol in your car. Let’s imagine that I’m the driving instructor.

Rich: Err thanks for reminding me. Ok, you’re the driving instructor. You have to tell me some things a driver needs to do. 

Jack: OK, and I will tell you if you pass your driving test at the end. Right, you get in the car. What do you need to do first? 

Rich: Turn on the car.

Jack: Yes, OK. But we usually say ‘start the car’ not ‘turn on the car’.Right, you’ve got three pedals where your feet are. What are they and what are they for?

Rich: OK, they are the accelerator, the brake and the clutch. The accelerator is closest to me and is used to accelerate or go faster. The brake is in the middle and is used to brake or slow down and stop. And, the clutch is used when you need to change gears.

Jack: Very good. What gear should you be in when you start the car?

Rich: Well there are five gears. You should start the car in first gear.

Jack: No, the car will jump forward. You need to start the car in neutral. The gearstick needs to be in the middle. You then press down the clutch and have your other foot on the brake.

Rich: Ahh, yes. I should know that.

Jack: What do you do if it is raining?

Rich: I know this one. I turn on the windscreen wipers so I can see through the windscreen.

Jack: Anything else?

Rich: No, I don’t think so.

Jack: You should also turn on the headlights. It often gets darker when it rains and it’s difficult to see. And slow down, too.

Rich: Of course, yes.

Jack: Right. When you park, what should you do?

Rich: Turn off the car.

Jack: A bit more than that. You need to indicate, those are the lights in your car to show that you are turning left or right. And don’t forget to put on the handbrake when you stop - especially if you are on a hill. You don’t want the car to roll away!

Rich: Got it!

Jack: Final question. What do you do if you break down?

Rich: Call a mechanic?

Jack: Good, but maybe you’ve run out of petrol so you’ll need to push your car to the petrol station to fill up your tank!

Rich: Very funny. So did I pass?

Jack: How long have you been driving, Rich?

Rich: About 10 years.

Jack: Mmmmmm. Maybe you need to revise the rules a little. I’m no expert but maybe you can read some of the basic rules of driving on this website. 

Rich: Right, we used lots of car vocabulary in that section. Were any of the words new for you? We’ve got a couple of vocabulary activities for you to check your understanding on the page under this podcast.

Player of the Week

Rich: There were lots of great performances in the Premier League  last week. I would have chosen Liverpool’s Emre Can the Player of the Week but the article was published before he scored that goal against Watford.

Jack: But there were some other great performances, too. Eldin Jakupovic saved a last minute penalty for Hull and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a great free kick for Swansea against Manchester Utd. 

Rich: Those two teams are fighting for their Premier League lives. We could also have chosen so many Chelsea players after their 3-0 win at Everton. But we chose Tottenham’s Dele Alli for his man of the match display in the final North London Derby to be played at White Hart Lane.

Jack: You can find out more about the PFA’s Young Player of the Year in the Player of the Week article. There is a link on the side of this page.

Can you work out this week’s football phrase?

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week?

Jack: Yes, I have, but first, last week’s football phrase. The phrase was promotion or to be promoted. Newcastle have won promotion and Brighton were promoted to the Premier League for the first ever time. We will see both teams in the Premier League next season.

Rich: Well done to Mon from Egypt, Elghoul from Algeria, Kwesimanifest from Ghana and Ahmed Adam Mamado from Sudan. You all got the right answer!

Rich: What’s this week’s phrase?

Jack: This week’s phrase is ******* ****. Liverpool’s Emre Can scored a great overhead kick last week. An overhead kick can also be called a ******* ****. I’ll give you another clue; the phrase uses a type of transport - not a car!

Rich: It was a great goal. I think I’ve watched it fifty times this week!

Jack: Before, we go we want to tell you about this week’s fan of the week! It’s Philemon who is a Manchester Utd fan from Ghana.

Rich: Philemon or Kwesimanifest on the website is one of our super visitors on the site. He’s been up near the top of our leaderboard for about a year now. He always has interesting things to say about football and life in general.

Jack: It’s great to have you on the website , Philemon and to learn more about your life in Ghana. If you want to know more about Philemon - head over to the new section - fan of the week - in the fans section - there is a link on the side of the page.

Rich: And if you want to be a Fan of the Week, just send us an email or a comment and we will help you put an article together in English.

Rich: We would love to get a Premier League fan from every country in the world!

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week. 

Rich: Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. 

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about about football and cars.

  1. Rich and Jack compared different types of cars to different players? Could you compare a player or team to a car? How?

  2. Can you drive? Do you have a car? Does your family have a car? How would you describe it?

  3. What was the most difficult thing about learning to drive? If you don't drive, what do you think will be the most difficult thing about learning to drive? What do you think is the best thing about driving?

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and 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.

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
17/05/2020
TR
5639
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This week's football phrase is ( bicycle kick )


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mobeckham
17/05/2020 17:51
Turkey
Manchester United
5639

This week's football phrase is ( bicycle kick )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
17/05/2020
TR
5639
points

The most difficult thing about learning to drive is how to use the gear stick properly and I ended up using automatic cars because I think it was so complicated to change the gears every time I speed up or slow down


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mobeckham
17/05/2020 17:50
Turkey
Manchester United
5639

The most difficult thing about learning to drive is how to use the gear stick properly and I ended up using automatic cars because I think it was so complicated to change the gears every time I speed up or slow down

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mobeckham
17/05/2020
TR
5639
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I can drive but I don't have a car
We had a car back in the past but we sold it
My brother is buying a new Peuguot 2008 next month though


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mobeckham
17/05/2020 17:48
Turkey
Manchester United
5639

I can drive but I don't have a car
We had a car back in the past but we sold it
My brother is buying a new Peuguot 2008 next month though

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
17/05/2020
TR
5639
points

Sure I can compare Marcus Rashford to a Ferrari because of his pace and speed :)


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mobeckham
17/05/2020 17:46
Turkey
Manchester United
5639

Sure I can compare Marcus Rashford to a Ferrari because of his pace and speed :)

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assemjuve
08/07/2017
PS
3705
points

I think the best ever goal this season is emre can versus Watford.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017 20:12
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think the best ever goal this season is emre can versus Watford.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017
PS
3705
points

The most difficult thing about cars is that you have to concentrate all the road.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017 20:10
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The most difficult thing about cars is that you have to concentrate all the road.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017
PS
3705
points

I can not drive,i am 16,actually i do not love cars a lot,since i loved football i left everything that i used to love.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017 20:08
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I can not drive,i am 16,actually i do not love cars a lot,since i loved football i left everything that i used to love.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/07/2017
PS
3705
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I can compare Kante to a toyota,it is cheap and rarely gets disabled.


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assemjuve
08/07/2017 20:07
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I can compare Kante to a toyota,it is cheap and rarely gets disabled.

milos
07/07/2017
RS
2663
points

This week phrase is a bicycle kick


milos
07/07/2017 07:08
Serbia
Manchester United
2663

This week phrase is a bicycle kick

Violinka
29/06/2017
UA
1859
points

I think the phrase is "bicycle kick"


Violinka
29/06/2017 14:45
Ukraine
Chelsea
1859

I think the phrase is "bicycle kick"

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017
SD
2903
points

Gearstick, windscreen wipers, steering wheel, four-wheel drive, and to break down.
They are words and phrases that are new to me and I really need them. This podcast put a hand on the wound!

correct me


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017 13:09
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Gearstick, windscreen wipers, steering wheel, four-wheel drive, and to break down.
They are words and phrases that are new to me and I really need them. This podcast put a hand on the wound!

correct me

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Emir Veličanstveni
08/05/2017
BA
1449
points

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


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Emir Veličanstveni
08/05/2017 23:03
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
1449

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

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/05/2017
SD
2903
points

Correct me. We don't have a car. l know that ot of people fancy cars such as Ferrari, Borsche, BMW etc, but I'm not quite picky and if I have to own a care I would go for Toyota Land Cruser GXR, V8. This model known here in Sudan as 'Obama' and I don't know if it's the same elsewhere, it's extremely popular along with all Mercedes cars. It's reliable, not to much expensive, and more importantly big enough for a medium-sized family.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/05/2017 07:14
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Correct me. We don't have a car. l know that ot of people fancy cars such as Ferrari, Borsche, BMW etc, but I'm not quite picky and if I have to own a care I would go for Toyota Land Cruser GXR, V8. This model known here in Sudan as 'Obama' and I don't know if it's the same elsewhere, it's extremely popular along with all Mercedes cars. It's reliable, not to much expensive, and more importantly big enough for a medium-sized family.

Rich's picture
Rich
08/05/2017
ES
517
points

P.S. Why is this car called the 'Obama'?


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Rich
08/05/2017 15:08
Spain
Liverpool
517

P.S. Why is this car called the 'Obama'?

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017
SD
2903
points

Here in Sudan you can only see cars from these companies: Toyota, Hyundai, Nessan, Mercedes, and a very fiew other options. And just like cloths, cars and mobile phones are often given nicknames. Toyota GXRs & TXLs from 2008 up to 2017 are nicknamed "Obama" because they first-brought to Sudan in 2008, the year which Obama became U.S prescident.

Some nickname examples if you like :
Hyundai Accent 2006-2011 is nicknamed "Panda".
Mercedes model of the mid 90s is nicknamed as something like "the luscious" because its front eyes (I mean lights) catch you at any angle, just like a beatiful lady with a wide big-sized eyes!
Toyota land cruser pick-up is nicknamed (Tatcher), can you geuss why it's nicknamed Tatcher, teacher Rich?


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017 12:42
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Here in Sudan you can only see cars from these companies: Toyota, Hyundai, Nessan, Mercedes, and a very fiew other options. And just like cloths, cars and mobile phones are often given nicknames. Toyota GXRs & TXLs from 2008 up to 2017 are nicknamed "Obama" because they first-brought to Sudan in 2008, the year which Obama became U.S prescident.

Some nickname examples if you like :
Hyundai Accent 2006-2011 is nicknamed "Panda".
Mercedes model of the mid 90s is nicknamed as something like "the luscious" because its front eyes (I mean lights) catch you at any angle, just like a beatiful lady with a wide big-sized eyes!
Toyota land cruser pick-up is nicknamed (Tatcher), can you geuss why it's nicknamed Tatcher, teacher Rich?

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Rich
08/05/2017
ES
517
points

Hi Ahmed

I've re-writen your comment below. What differences can you find?

We don't have a car. l know that a lot of people have fancy cars such as Ferraris, Porsches, and BMWs etc, but I'm not that picky and if I owned a car I would go for the Toyota Land Cruser GXR, V8. It is known here in Sudan as 'Obama' but I don't know if this is the case elsewhere. It's extremely popular along with all types of Mercedes. It's reliable, not too expensive, and more importantly, big enough for a medium-sized family.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
08/05/2017 15:06
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi Ahmed

I've re-writen your comment below. What differences can you find?

We don't have a car. l know that a lot of people have fancy cars such as Ferraris, Porsches, and BMWs etc, but I'm not that picky and if I owned a car I would go for the Toyota Land Cruser GXR, V8. It is known here in Sudan as 'Obama' but I don't know if this is the case elsewhere. It's extremely popular along with all types of Mercedes. It's reliable, not too expensive, and more importantly, big enough for a medium-sized family.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017
SD
2903
points

people (have) fancy

cars such as Frertari(s) etc

I'm not (that) picky
istead of (quite) picky

I would go for (the) Toyota

If this is the case elsewhere

Along with all types of Mercedes

There is a comma after more importantly

Too expensive ; not too much expensive

Anything else Teache?


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017 10:49
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

people (have) fancy

cars such as Frertari(s) etc

I'm not (that) picky
istead of (quite) picky

I would go for (the) Toyota

If this is the case elsewhere

Along with all types of Mercedes

There is a comma after more importantly

Too expensive ; not too much expensive

Anything else Teache?

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/05/2017
SD
2903
points

I have a problem with my password, and i cannot change it because there's no link for password change or maybe the link is not viewed for me. And I have to request an Email password every time I want to login. the problem becomes more complicated because I have to wait for nearly 2 hours before i receive the Email requested. I will be grateful if I can change my password, it really gets borring!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/05/2017 06:32
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

I have a problem with my password, and i cannot change it because there's no link for password change or maybe the link is not viewed for me. And I have to request an Email password every time I want to login. the problem becomes more complicated because I have to wait for nearly 2 hours before i receive the Email requested. I will be grateful if I can change my password, it really gets borring!

admin's picture
admin
08/05/2017
GB
344
points

Hi Ahmed Adam Mamado

Sorry to hear this. There should be a link to change your password when you edit your profile. I will send you an email with instructions.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English


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admin
08/05/2017 09:05
United Kingdom
Arsenal
344

Hi Ahmed Adam Mamado

Sorry to hear this. There should be a link to change your password when you edit your profile. I will send you an email with instructions.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017
SD
2903
points

Thanks for replying teacher Jack. Yes there shoud be a link, but it doesn't appear to me
. I'm waiting to receiving this Email


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017 10:27
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Thanks for replying teacher Jack. Yes there shoud be a link, but it doesn't appear to me
. I'm waiting to receiving this Email

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/05/2017
SD
2903
points

Correct me. The phrase is “******* ****“ I remember once Wayne Rooney snatched the victory for the Red Devils with an amazimg bicycle kick against their local rivals (the Citizens) in the Manchester derby. I think the goal was one of the bests ever to be scored in the Manchester derby if not the best.There're a couple of goals that I like best such as Acrobatic Header, and Thunderbolt. But my favourite is a Scorpion kick and I enjoy watching Ibrahimovics goals, he scored lots of Scorpions.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/05/2017 05:37
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Correct me. The phrase is “******* ****“ I remember once Wayne Rooney snatched the victory for the Red Devils with an amazimg bicycle kick against their local rivals (the Citizens) in the Manchester derby. I think the goal was one of the bests ever to be scored in the Manchester derby if not the best.There're a couple of goals that I like best such as Acrobatic Header, and Thunderbolt. But my favourite is a Scorpion kick and I enjoy watching Ibrahimovics goals, he scored lots of Scorpions.

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Rich
08/05/2017
ES
517
points

Hi Ahmed

I've made a few corrections to your comment below:

I remember once Wayne Rooney snatched the victory for the Red Devils with an amazimg bicycle kick against their local rivals (the Citizens) in the Manchester derby. I think the goal was one of the bests ever to be scored in the Manchester Derby if not the best.There are a couple of goals that I like best such as a diving header, and a thunderbolt, but my favourite is a scorpion kick and I enjoy watching Ibrahimovic's goals, he's scored lots of scorpion kicks.

Not many things to correct here at all. The word 'derby' isn't capitalised if you are writing about derby matches in general but a specific derby such as the 'Manchester Derby' is capitalised. I've never heard the phrase 'acrobatic header' so I think you mean 'diving header' which is when a player flies forward to connect with the ball.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
08/05/2017 15:03
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi Ahmed

I've made a few corrections to your comment below:

I remember once Wayne Rooney snatched the victory for the Red Devils with an amazimg bicycle kick against their local rivals (the Citizens) in the Manchester derby. I think the goal was one of the bests ever to be scored in the Manchester Derby if not the best.There are a couple of goals that I like best such as a diving header, and a thunderbolt, but my favourite is a scorpion kick and I enjoy watching Ibrahimovic's goals, he's scored lots of scorpion kicks.

Not many things to correct here at all. The word 'derby' isn't capitalised if you are writing about derby matches in general but a specific derby such as the 'Manchester Derby' is capitalised. I've never heard the phrase 'acrobatic header' so I think you mean 'diving header' which is when a player flies forward to connect with the ball.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017
SD
2903
points

First of all thanks for correcting me. I always find that helping. Secondly, I came across this phrase - Acrobatic Header - while reading a football report. But from now and up to future I'll be using the phrase diving header. Finally, is there any difference between there're & there are?


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017 10:17
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

First of all thanks for correcting me. I always find that helping. Secondly, I came across this phrase - Acrobatic Header - while reading a football report. But from now and up to future I'll be using the phrase diving header. Finally, is there any difference between there're & there are?

Mon
06/05/2017
EG
1819
points

today's phrase is '' ******* **** ''


Mon
06/05/2017 20:00
Egypt
Chelsea
1819

today's phrase is '' ******* **** ''

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shobonenok
05/05/2017
RU
989
points

The football phrase is "****** ****"


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shobonenok
05/05/2017 18:19
Russia
Manchester City
989

The football phrase is "****** ****"

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kwesimanifest
05/05/2017
GH
4754
points

I can drive but am ain't perfect at the moment. I learn driving with a friend's car during the weekends. However, i have plans to go to a driving school later so i could acquire a drivers license.
My family does not have a car. We use public transport for most of our movements.


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kwesimanifest
05/05/2017 17:59
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

I can drive but am ain't perfect at the moment. I learn driving with a friend's car during the weekends. However, i have plans to go to a driving school later so i could acquire a drivers license.
My family does not have a car. We use public transport for most of our movements.

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kwesimanifest
05/05/2017
GH
4754
points

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


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kwesimanifest
05/05/2017 17:41
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

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

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Liubomyr
05/05/2017
UA
4210
points

I think that the phrase is a '******* ****'.


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Liubomyr
05/05/2017 16:38
Ukraine
Watford
4210

I think that the phrase is a '******* ****'.

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