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Pele in Sheffield

English & the UK: Sheffield

English & the UK: Sheffield

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich continue a series of podcasts called 'English & the UK' which focus on Premier League cities. They will tell you more about what you can find in these cities and focus on some of the language you need when visiting places in these cities. The city they are visiting in this episode is Sheffield and the language focus is on 10 phrases that use the word 'first'. This week, Jack and Rich have 10 short dialogues for you to listen to. In each, there is a new phrase with 'first' for you to learn. Your task is to use these new phrases in the comments section. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess. Enjoy!

Transcript

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Welcome - English & the UK - Sheffield

Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rich: and I’m Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: We recommend that you listen to this podcast on the Premier Skills English website because that is where we have the transcript, language examples, activities, quizzes and a discussion page to help you understand everything we talk about.

Jack: However, if you’re listening on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, you can leave answers to our questions in the review section. We do read all the reviews and would love to hear from you. 

Rich: In this week’s podcast, we’re continuing our series of podcasts that focus on English and the UK. In these podcasts, you will learn more about cities in the UK and at the same time lots of useful English words and phrases.

Jack: In each podcast, we focus on one Premier League city. In our last English and the UK episode, we spoke about Norwich and the countryside.

Rich: Oh yeah, it was a while ago now, in the roleplay we were on a farm and you were picking fruit.

Jack: That’s right - I was picking strawberries. We looked at words and phrases like ‘organic’, ‘harvest’ and ‘ripe’ and many different types of fruit and vegetables.

Rich: If you want to go back and do this lesson you can find it on the Premier Skills English website by clicking skills >  listen > podcasts. If you are on Spotify or Apple Podcasts you’ll find it in the playlist, it’s called ‘English & the UK: Norwich’. 

Jack: In this episode, we are going to talk about a Premier League city that’s in the north of England. It’s in the county called Yorkshire which is the biggest county in the UK - it covers nearly 3 million acres of land. The only Premier League city in Yorkshire is Sheffield and that’s the city we’re talking about this week. 

Rich: First, Jack and I will have a conversation about Sheffield. We will talk about some of the things that are special about Sheffield. This week we’re going to be talking about firsts.

Jack: Don’t forget that all the cities we focus on in this series are home to Premier League teams so listen out for the football connections in the podcast. There are lots in this one.

Rich: And don’t forget to listen to the end of the podcast because that’s when we ask you to guess our weekly football phrase.

Football Phrase 1 

Jack: Before we talk about firsts and Sheffield, let’s look at last week’s football phrase. If you didn’t hear it last week we’ll give you one more chance to guess now and give you the correct answer at the end of the show when we give you a new football phrase.

Rich: Jack chose the phrase last week and he usually chooses quite easy ones but last week’s wasn’t that easy. Let’s hear it again ...

Jack: The phrase is a game in hand. We use this phrase when a team has played one match fewer than another team or other teams. We might say City are two points behind United but they have a game in hand so could go above them if they win their game in hand.

Rich: We’ll give you the answer and I’ll have a new football phrase at the end of the show. It will be more difficult this week.

Jack: And a big well done to those of you who have already got the right answer. We got correct answers from Liubomyr in Ukraine, Tran from Vietnam, Lakerwang from China, Ali Vasheghani from Iran and Ahmed Abdalla from Egypt.

Introduction to conversation

Rich: You are now going to listen to us talking about Sheffield and interesting things to do and see in the city. 

Jack: While you listen, we want you to answer a question. The question is: 

Rich: What was invented in Sheffield?

Conversation

Jack: You’re from Sheffield, aren’t you? So, you can tell everyone a bit about the city.

Rich: I am and I can. So ... Sheffield is probably the best city in the world with the best people, the best food, the best music, the best football team, the best …

Jack: OK, ok, you’re proud of your city but I think you might be going a bit over the top there. Anyway, if it’s so good how come you don’t live there anymore, hey?

Rich: Yeah, alright. Still, I bet you didn’t know that Sheffield is England’s greenest city. It has more trees per person than any other city in Europe.

Jack: No, I didn’t. It’s more famous for its industry though, isn’t it?

Rich: Yes, Sheffield is also known as the Steel City and was one of the most important cities in the Industrial Revolution.

Jack: Ah, yes. It made lots of knives and forks, didn’t it?

Rich: You mean cutlery, yes it was a very important industry and in fact, Sheffield is home to stainless steel. It was made here for the first time in 1912. 

Jack: Stainless steel - like I said - knives and forks.

Rich: Not only. It’s used in bridges and buildings. The Chrysler Building in New York is made out of stainless steel.

Jack: Let’s move onto the football. The match between Sheffield’s two teams is called the Steel City Derby, isn’t it?

Rich: That’s right. There are two professional football teams you can watch in Sheffield. Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United.

Jack: United play in the Premier League - that’s the team you watched as a boy?

Rich: That’s right. They are known as the Blades - blades are the flat, sharp, metal part of knives so is linked to the city’s industry.

Jack: Where do they play?

Rich: The stadium is called Bramall Lane and it’s the oldest football stadium in the world - it was built in 1855. It was also the venue for the final of the world’s first-ever football tournament and the first-ever stadium to use floodlights.

Jack: Sheffield is quite important for football. It is also home to the world’s first football club, isn’t it?

Rich: That’s right, Sheffield FC. They are an amateur club and are recognised as the world’s oldest club. A few years ago they were given the FIFA Order of Merit which is FIFA’s top award for services to football. Only two clubs have ever received this award; Real Madrid and Sheffield FC.

Jack: Sheffield also developed many of the rules of football we use today, didn’t they?

Rich: That’s right. I’m not saying football was invented in Sheffield but there are definitely lots of firsts. These include the first corners, free kicks and penalties. The idea of heading the ball was also first seen in Sheffield Rules.

Introduction to dialogues 

Rich: Did you get the answer to the question: What was invented in Sheffield?

Jack: The answer according to Rich is: stainless steel.

Rich: In the conversation, we spoke a lot about firsts. We said that Sheffield FC was the first-ever football club, and said Sheffield football rules were the first time corners and free kicks were used.

Jack: We use lots of collocations with the word ‘first’ when we talk about football. 

Rich: The first team, the first-team coach, the first half, the first leg, the first division, first place or first goal/chance/ or win are some of the collocations we hear a lot.

Jack: In the next section, you are going to hear ten dialogues and in each dialogue we will use a phrase with the word ‘first’.

Rich: Do you know what they all mean?

Dialogues

Dialogue 1

Rich: First off, let's get started.

Jack: Firstly, we need to explain what the plan is.

Rich: Well first and foremost, it’s to present some language with first...

Jack: ...and at first, we’re going to perform some dialogues and then we’ll look at the language.

Rich: OK first thing’s first, who’s going to start?

Jack: You can go first.

Dialogue 2

Rich: “Going up”

Jack: Which floor?

Rich: First floor, please.

Dialogue 3

Jack: ... and believe it or not, that’s how he won the car

Rich: Really? I don’t believe you at all.

Jack: It’s true! I heard it firsthand; straight from the horse's mouth.

Dialogue 4

Rich: Just this parcel first.

Jack: Pop it on the scale. Do you want to send it first class or second class?

Rich: Erm ...

Jack: First class will arrive tomorrow and second class will arrive on Friday.

Rich: Erm ... 

Jack: First class is £3.70. Second class is £2.90.

Rich: First class, please.

Dialogue 5

Rich: I first met your mother at the doctor’s surgery.

Jack: Really?

Rich: Yes - I had chickenpox, I was covered with spots and she had a massive boil on her forehead.

Jack: So, was it love at first sight then?

Rich: Ha ha. We both looked pretty bad, but we did agree to meet again.

Dialogue 6

Jack: Mr. Smarmy, please come in and take a seat. 

Rich: Thanks. This is an interview for the internship, yes?

Jack: Yes. Please sit down. So, I see you went to Oxford.

Rich: Yes, Oxford Brookes, I read Communications Studies.

Jack: Oh, and it says here you got a first.

Rich: Does it? Ah, well... that must be a mistake. I actually got a 2:2 - should have studied more I suppose.

Dialogue 7

Jack: Your English is very good. 

Rich: Well, it should be. I was born here. It is my first language.

Jack: Oh, terribly sorry.

Dialogue 8

Child: Aaaagh!

Rich: Does anyone know any first aid?

Jack: Oh, it doesn’t look too bad. I think it’s just a graze. Let’s put a plaster on it.

Dialogue 9

Jack: Half-time. 0-0. We just haven’t got out of first gear.

Rich: We’re going to have to move up a gear in the second half if we want to win this one.

Dialogue 10

Jack: The tickets go on sale on Monday.

Rich: Great - I’ll nip down on Tuesday after work, then.

Jack: Ooh - they may have sold out by then. 

Rich: Can you reserve a couple?

Jack: No. it’s first come first served. 

Rich: OK - I’ll go on Monday.

Language Focus

Jack: Right, first and foremost we need to quickly explain what some of those phrases with ‘first’ mean. Then, we’ll ask you to listen to the dialogues again.

Rich: Dialogue one included first off, firstly, at first, first and foremost and first thing’s first. 

Jack: All of these phrases are used as discourse markers to introduce or say what you are going to do.

Rich: Dialogue two used the phrase first floor. 

Jack: In the dialogue, we were in a lift or in American English an elevator.

Rich: Floors are used to describe levels of buildings. In the UK, you have to go up to the first floor of a building, then the second floor and the third floor and so on. Street level is called the ground floor.

Jack: But, be careful, in the US the first floor is street level and then you up to the second floor, third level and so on.

Rich: Dialogue three used the phrase firsthand. This is usually used to describe things that you experience or information that you got yourself and didn’t hear through someone else.

Jack: Dialogue four used the phrase first class. If something is first class it means it’s of the highest standard and quality. In the UK, you get first class and second class stamps for letters and parcels. 

Rich: First class is also used for travel on trains and planes and it is also used as an expression to describe something that was done brilliantly. 

Jack: Dialogue five used the expression love at first sight. It basically means to fall in love with someone the first time you see them.

Rich: Dialogue six used the phrase a first. It was used to describe a degree at university. A first is the best mark or award you can receive at a UK university. The best is a first or a first class degree then a two-one then a two-two and then a third or a third class degree.

Jack: Dialogue seven used the phrase first language. Your first language is your native language or your mother tongue. The one you spoke first. 

Rich: Dialogue eight used the phrase first aid. First aid is basic medical treatment. Someone in a school or at work is usually trained in first aid.

Jack: Dialogue nine used the expression to get out of first gear. A bike or car has gears. A car usually has five gears. The expression is normally used in the negative and it means not to have got going or not to be very active.

Rich: Dialogue ten used the idiom first come, first served. The expression is quite literal, it basically means the first people to arrive somewhere will be the first people to get what is offered. 

Jack: Right, so there are ten phrases with the word ‘first’. Now that you know what they all mean we would like you to listen to the dialogues again. 

Rich: Listen carefully because in this week’s task we want you to use as many of the phrases with first as you can.

Dialogues

Dialogue 1

Rich: First off, lets get started.

Jack: Firstly, we need to explain what the plan is.

Rich: Well first and foremost, it’s to present some language with first...

Jack: ...and at first, we’re going to perform some dialogues and then we’ll look at the language.

Rich: OK first thing’s first, who’s going to start?

Jack: You can go first.

Dialogue 2

Rich: “Going up”

Jack: Which floor?

Rich: First floor, please.

Dialogue 3

Jack: ... and believe it or not, that’s how he won the car

Rich: Really? I don’t believe you at all.

Jack: It’s true! I heard it firsthand; straight from the horse's mouth.

Dialogue 4

Rich: Just this parcel first.

Jack: Pop it on the scale. Do you want to send it first class or second class?

Rich: Erm ...

Jack: First class will arrive tomorrow and second class will arrive on Friday.

Rich: Erm ... 

Jack: First class is £3.70. Second class is £2.90.

Rich: First class, please.

Dialogue 5

Rich: I first met your mother at the doctor’s surgery.

Jack: Really?

Rich: Yes - I had chickenpox, I was covered with spots and she had a massive boil on her forehead.

Jack: So, was it love at first sight then?

Rich: Ha ha. We both looked pretty bad, but we did agree to meet again.

Dialogue 6

Jack: Mr. Smarmy, please come in and take a seat. 

Rich: Thanks. This is an interview for the internship, yes?

Jack: Yes. Please sit down. So, I see you went to Oxford.

Rich: Yes, Oxford Brookes, I read Communications Studies.

Jack: Oh, and it says here you got a first.

Rich: Does it? Ah, well... that must be a mistake. I actually got a 2:2 - should have studied more I suppose.

Dialogue 7

Jack: You’re English is very good. 

Rich: Well, it should be. I was born here. It is my first language.

Jack: Oh, terribly sorry.

Dialogue 8

Child: Aaaagh!

Rich: Does anyone know any first aid?

Jack: Oh, it doesn’t look too bad. I think it’s just a graze. Let’s put a plaster on it.

Dialogue 9

Jack: Half-time. 0-0. We just haven’t got out of first gear.

Rich: We’re going to have to move up a gear in the second half if we want to win this one.

Dialogue 10

Jack: The tickets go on sale on Monday.

Rich: Great - I’ll nip down on Tuesday after work, then.

Jack: Ooh - they may have sold out by then. 

Rich: Can you reserve a couple?

Jack: No. it’s first come first served. 

Rich: OK - I’ll go on Monday.

Task

Jack: This week’s task is a simple one. We want you to look back at the words and phrases with ‘first’ and tell us a few things about yourself.

Rich: There were 10 phrases in total. We want you to choose three or four. Tell us what your first language is, tell us something you’ve heard firsthand, have you ever fallen in love at first sight?

Jack: Write your responses to this task in the comments section at the bottom of the page on the Premier Skills English website.

This week’s football phrase:

Jack: OK, it’s time for this week’s football phrase. You have a really tricky this one this week, don’t you?

Rich: I wouldn’t say it’s super difficult but it’s pretty difficult. This week’s phrase is *** ** * *****. The phrase is used to describe a team that starts a season or a match really well. If a team scores twice in the first ten minutes of a match you might say they’ve got *** ** * *****. Liverpool have got *** ** * ***** this season.

Jack: I’m not sure many people will get it from that so I’ll give everyone a clue. The keyword in this phrase is also used to describe a person that travels by plane.

Rich: You’re too nice. Before we forget, if you’re still thinking about last week’s football phrase - the answer was a game in hand.

Jack: Write your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and we’ll announce your name on next week’s show.

Rich: Right, that’s all we have time for this week. Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. Do you know the words in bold?

OK, ok, you’re proud of your city but I think you might be going a bit over the top there.

You mean cutlery, yes it was a very important industry and in fact, Sheffield is home to stainless steel.

Bramall Lane was also the venue for the final of the world’s first-ever football tournament and the first-ever stadium to use floodlights.

It’s true! I heard it firsthand; straight from the horse's mouth.

I was covered in spots and she had a massive boil on her forehead.

This is an interview for the internship, yes?

There were a few more tricky words and phrases in the podcast. Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words. This can really help your understanding.

Activity 1

Activity 1: In this activity, try to match the words and phrases to their definitions. All of the words were in this week's podcast.
Can you match the words to the definitions?

Bramall Lane is the world's oldest major football stadium.

UK Cities

Sheffield

Sheffield is a city in the North of England in a county called Yorkshire. Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK and covers nearly three million acres of land. The only current Premier League club from Yorkshire is Sheffield United or 'the Blades'. Sheffield United's nickname is linked to the city's industrial heritage which is based around the steel industry. Sheffield is known as 'the Steel City' and 'the Steel City Derby' is played between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. Sheffield is also home to the world's oldest football club (Sheffield FC) and the world's oldest football stadium (Bramall Lane: 1855) where Sheffield United still play today. The city is on the edge of a national park (the Peak District) and has two universities and a large student population.

Catching the tram is one of the easiest ways to get around Sheffield.

Culture

Things to see 

There are many things to see and do in Sheffield. Some highlights include: 

  • Kelham Island Museum (learn about Sheffield's industrial heritage and the UK's role in the Industrial Revolution)
  • Sheffield Peace Gardens (enjoy this city centre square next to the city's gothic town hall and the Winter Garden - Europe's largest urban glasshouse)
  • Bramall Lane (watch a Premier League match at the world's oldest football stadium: the home of Sheffield United FC)
  • Meadowhall (enjoy an afternoon at one of the UK's largest shopping centres)

Pele visiting the world's oldest stadium.

Language

Phrases with 'first'

In this week's podcast, you heard ten dialogues. Each dialogue included the word 'first'. Here's one of the dialogues:

Jack: Half-time. 0-0. We just haven’t got out of first gear.

Rich: We’re going to have to move up a gear in the second half if we want to win this one.

Try the activity below, and complete the gaps with phrases that include 'first' which you heard in the other nine dialogues. 

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, check that you have learned some of the 'first' phrases from the podcast.
Can you write the word in each gap?

The world's first football team!

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Task

Phrases with 'first'

Sheffield FC is the world's first-ever football club!

In this week's podcast, we spoke about Sheffield, which home to the world's first-ever football club. We also spoke about lots of other phrases with 'first'. This week's task is to look back at the words and phrases with ‘first’ and tell us a few things about yourself.

  • What is your first language?
  • Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
  • Tell us some exciting news you heard firsthand.
  • Do you live in a first floor flat?
  • Have you ever travelled first class?

There were 10 phrases in total so you can try to answers ome of the questions above or try to use some of the other phrases with 'first' that we introduced in the podcast.

Write your answers in the comments section below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
09/06/2020
TR
5074
points

I think this week's football phrase is ( fly as a rocket )


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
09/06/2020 16:01
Turkey
Manchester United
5074

I think this week's football phrase is ( fly as a rocket )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
09/06/2020
TR
5074
points

* My first language is Arabic because I was born in Egypt. Nevertheless , I know English very well because I am an English teacher and I speak Turkish too because I have been living here for a long time
* I have fallen in love with Manchester United from the first sight and we fell in love at first sight both Alexandra and I when we met back in 2018
* One of the most exciting news I heard firsthand was the restarting of the Premier League again next week
* I don't live in the first floor whereas I live in the fifth floor
* I have never travelled first class as I always book in the economy class as it's cheaper


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
09/06/2020 15:49
Turkey
Manchester United
5074

* My first language is Arabic because I was born in Egypt. Nevertheless , I know English very well because I am an English teacher and I speak Turkish too because I have been living here for a long time
* I have fallen in love with Manchester United from the first sight and we fell in love at first sight both Alexandra and I when we met back in 2018
* One of the most exciting news I heard firsthand was the restarting of the Premier League again next week
* I don't live in the first floor whereas I live in the fifth floor
* I have never travelled first class as I always book in the economy class as it's cheaper

Rafael Robson's picture
Rafael Robson
22/10/2019
BR
615
points

1. Portuguese is my first language.
2. No, unfortunately I've never fallen in love at first sight.
3. I have not heard any exciting news straight from the horse's mouth.
4. No, I live in the ground floor in a house. Interestingly, about the floors, in Portuguese we use the same logic as the British English.
5. No, I've never travelled in first class. Just in the economy class.


Rafael Robson's picture
Rafael Robson
22/10/2019 12:12
Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur
615

1. Portuguese is my first language.
2. No, unfortunately I've never fallen in love at first sight.
3. I have not heard any exciting news straight from the horse's mouth.
4. No, I live in the ground floor in a house. Interestingly, about the floors, in Portuguese we use the same logic as the British English.
5. No, I've never travelled in first class. Just in the economy class.

mianirfan's picture
mianirfan
22/10/2019
PK
7
points

My first language is Urdu while English is the official language in my country.
Many times I fall in love at first sight/glance.
It was the email that I read, that was about the scholarship I got.
Since last year, I am living on first floor.
I never travel first class, because I don't want to spend too much money for just 5 to 6 hours travel.


mianirfan's picture
mianirfan
22/10/2019 06:33
Pakistan
Manchester United
7

My first language is Urdu while English is the official language in my country.
Many times I fall in love at first sight/glance.
It was the email that I read, that was about the scholarship I got.
Since last year, I am living on first floor.
I never travel first class, because I don't want to spend too much money for just 5 to 6 hours travel.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
15/10/2019
DZ
3726
points

My first language is Berberic, than street speaking Arabic, French school learned and than English taught in College.

I have fallen in love at first sight every moment I found some beautiful paintings.

I heard from horse's mouth that my father never made any non paid back borrowing.

I live now in a fifth floor flat.

I did travelled first class when I went to Norvege.

 


elghoul's picture
elghoul
15/10/2019 18:27
Algeria
Manchester City
3726

My first language is Berberic, than street speaking Arabic, French school learned and than English taught in College.

I have fallen in love at first sight every moment I found some beautiful paintings.

I heard from horse's mouth that my father never made any non paid back borrowing.

I live now in a fifth floor flat.

I did travelled first class when I went to Norvege.

 

elghoul's picture
elghoul
15/10/2019
DZ
3726
points

Football phrase guess, get *** ** * *****.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
15/10/2019 18:19
Algeria
Manchester City
3726

Football phrase guess, get *** ** * *****.

Ali Vasheghani's picture
Ali Vasheghani
15/10/2019
IR
23
points

The phrase would be: *** ** * *****


Ali Vasheghani's picture
Ali Vasheghani
15/10/2019 17:16
Iran
Liverpool
23

The phrase would be: *** ** * *****

lakerwang
14/10/2019
CN
337
points

What is your first language?
My first language is Chinese.

Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
Well, it depends on how you define "love at first sight". Does it have to be mutual?
Tell us some exciting news you heard firsthand.
It was my son's birth when I was waiting outside the maternity ward excitedly and anxiously.

Do you live in a first floor flat?
I lived in a first floor flat several years ago. Now I live on the third floor.

Have you ever travelled first class?
I'm afraid I'm too thrifty to spend my hardwork earning on first class.

The phrase is "*** ** * *****".


lakerwang
14/10/2019 17:24
China
Chelsea
337

What is your first language?
My first language is Chinese.

Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
Well, it depends on how you define "love at first sight". Does it have to be mutual?
Tell us some exciting news you heard firsthand.
It was my son's birth when I was waiting outside the maternity ward excitedly and anxiously.

Do you live in a first floor flat?
I lived in a first floor flat several years ago. Now I live on the third floor.

Have you ever travelled first class?
I'm afraid I'm too thrifty to spend my hardwork earning on first class.

The phrase is "*** ** * *****".

Khaldoun83's picture
Khaldoun83
11/10/2019
DZ
325
points

1- My first/native language is Arabic. Actually, English is the third language in my country.

2- Yes, to be honest, I do fall in love at first sight many time!

3- I usally hear news which concern me first hand stright from the horse mouth.

4- No, I live in the ground floor.

5- Unfortunately, I have never experienced travelling on first class.


Khaldoun83's picture
Khaldoun83
11/10/2019 21:00
Algeria
Liverpool
325

1- My first/native language is Arabic. Actually, English is the third language in my country.

2- Yes, to be honest, I do fall in love at first sight many time!

3- I usally hear news which concern me first hand stright from the horse mouth.

4- No, I live in the ground floor.

5- Unfortunately, I have never experienced travelling on first class.

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
11/10/2019
UA
4000
points

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


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
11/10/2019 13:56
Ukraine
Watford
4000

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

wsanta's picture
wsanta
11/10/2019
AR
4435
points

I hope it is understood, because I have a trouble thinking in English and many times I think in Spanish, my first language, and then I write it in English. To avoid this I go down the street and every thing I see I think his name in English, I do not know if it will work or I will go crazy.


wsanta's picture
wsanta
11/10/2019 05:35
Argentina
Liverpool
4435

I hope it is understood, because I have a trouble thinking in English and many times I think in Spanish, my first language, and then I write it in English. To avoid this I go down the street and every thing I see I think his name in English, I do not know if it will work or I will go crazy.

wsanta's picture
wsanta
11/10/2019
AR
4435
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A few days ago I commented on another potcast (Newspaper Headlines 16/17 ep.13) a story about rabona first goal, I will repeat it below. Jack and Rich left the ball bouncing in front of me.
This potcast reminded me an article, that I read, that said how the rabona was born. According to wikipedia a rabona is a method of kicking the football whereby the kicking leg is wrapped around the back of the standing leg–effectively with one's legs crossed.
The first time a rabona goal was scored was in 1948 by Ricardo Infante (according to FIFA). His surname means infant in Spanish and rabona is a word in lunfardo, the Argentina's slang, means when a student goes to school but does not enter and stays playing in the street, while his parents believe he is studying.
In the headline of a sports magazine said "The infant who made a rabona", a pun that means "the children who did a mischief". But everyone started to name rabona to that way of hitting the ball.


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wsanta
11/10/2019 05:27
Argentina
Liverpool
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A few days ago I commented on another potcast (Newspaper Headlines 16/17 ep.13) a story about rabona first goal, I will repeat it below. Jack and Rich left the ball bouncing in front of me.
This potcast reminded me an article, that I read, that said how the rabona was born. According to wikipedia a rabona is a method of kicking the football whereby the kicking leg is wrapped around the back of the standing leg–effectively with one's legs crossed.
The first time a rabona goal was scored was in 1948 by Ricardo Infante (according to FIFA). His surname means infant in Spanish and rabona is a word in lunfardo, the Argentina's slang, means when a student goes to school but does not enter and stays playing in the street, while his parents believe he is studying.
In the headline of a sports magazine said "The infant who made a rabona", a pun that means "the children who did a mischief". But everyone started to name rabona to that way of hitting the ball.

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wsanta
13/10/2019
AR
4435
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I noticed that I made a mistake, I should have written "the child who did a mischief".


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wsanta
13/10/2019 04:18
Argentina
Liverpool
4435

I noticed that I made a mistake, I should have written "the child who did a mischief".

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wsanta
11/10/2019
AR
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I live and grew up in the same city that Sergio Agüero was born. When I was young I worked in a metallurgical factory like Jamie Vardy, ha ha ha, and had a mate who had played football with Agüero as children. He told me that he knew at first sight that Kun would become successful because he was a different player than the other children.


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wsanta
11/10/2019 05:22
Argentina
Liverpool
4435

I live and grew up in the same city that Sergio Agüero was born. When I was young I worked in a metallurgical factory like Jamie Vardy, ha ha ha, and had a mate who had played football with Agüero as children. He told me that he knew at first sight that Kun would become successful because he was a different player than the other children.

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