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Learning Vocabulary: Fitness and Running

Learning Vocabulary: Fitness and Running

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich, Jack and Rowan go for a run. The language focus is on words and phrases to talk about running & fitness. In this week's task, we want you to tell us about a run you've been on and give running a Premier Skills English fitness score. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess.

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Learning Vocabulary: Fitness & Running
Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rich: My name’s Rich

Rowan: and I’m Rowan 

Jack: And welcome to the Premier Skills English podcast ...

Rich: ... where we talk about football and English.

Rowan: Don’t forget you can find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website.

Rowan: This lesson is all about running. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to look at lots of different sports and activities.

Jack: We’re going to do a roleplay. The three of us are going for a run and we’re going to use lots of words and phrases connected to running and fitness.

Rich: In the roleplay, we’ll also tell you about the Premier Skills English fitness challenge that we’re doing.

Rowan: We’re going to give a fitness score and a fun score for each of the sports and activities we look at.

Jack: And in the task we have for you later in the podcast, we want you to give your own fitness and fun scores.  We’ll have more about that later.

Rich: If you are listening to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any other podcast platform, you should also check out our website.

Rowan: On the Premier Skills English website you’ll find  the transcript, examples and activities to help you understand the language, and a task for you to complete.

Jack: Before we start this week’s roleplay we need to look back at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase 

Rich: OK, our football phrase. If you’ve not listened to the podcast before, every week we set our listeners a language challenge. We explain a football phrase or word and you have to guess what it is.

Rowan: When you know the answer, go to the Premier Skills English website and write the word or phrase in the comments section for this podcast. If you’re correct we’ll announce your name on next week’s podcast.

Jack: We had lots of correct answers last week but a special congratulations to MoBeckham from Turkey who was the first with the correct answer.

Rich: And a big well done to the following listeners who also got the right answer: Marco Zapien from Mexico, Daniel Baron from Colombia, WSanta from Argentina, Max Alex from Vietnam, HSN from Turkey, Hayato from Japan, Jacek from Poland, Elghoul from Algeria, Emmanuel from France, Ahmed Adam Mamado from Sudan and Alex, Luibomyr and Sabanoleg all from Ukraine.

Jack: The new football phrase is at the end of this podcast but we’re going to give you one more chance to guess last week’s football phrase. Are you ready?

Rowan: The phrase was to **** *** *******. In general, it’s an idiom which means to control events or other people. In football, it’s used to describe an influential player on the pitch - usually a midfielder. We can say Kevin De Bruyne ***** *** ******* for Manchester City.

Rich: We’ll give you the answer and a new football phrase at the end of this podcast.

Rowan: If you remember, last week’s podcast was about football English and words and phrases we use after a match.

Jack: We asked you to tell us about a match you’ve seen and try to use some of those phrases that were new for you.

Rich: Elghoul from Algeria spoke about last weekend’s 5-0 win for Manchester City. I imagine you were very happy with Riyad Mahrez’s hat-trick.

Rowan: HSN from Turkey spoke about a match that his team Besiktas were very fortunate to win. It was good to see you using lots of the phrases we used in the podcast such as: to get away with something, to pull off a good save and to deserve something.

Jack: Vic from Mexico told us about how he feels about his team - Liverpool. And he thinks Liverpool will be hanging on at the end of the season but will win the title again thanks to Allison who will pull off lots of good saves. Again good use of the vocabulary we introduced in the podcast.

Rich: If you haven’t heard this podcast it’s called Football English: After the match and you can find it on the Premier Skills English website or on Apple Podcasts.

Introduction to roleplay: Fitness Challenge

Rowan: In the roleplay, I’m going for a run with Jack and Rich. It’s the first part of our Premier Skills English fitness challenge which we mentioned earlier.

Jack: Our fitness challenge is a little competition between the three of us. We are going to try out a few different sports and decide which is the best sport for us.

Rich: We’re going to go running, cycling, swimming, to the gym, to do some sport and we might even play football.

Rowan: We’re going to decide what are the advantages and the disadvantages of each sport, what we like and dislike about each activity, and we’re going to give each activity or sport a Premier Skills English fitness challenge score.

Jack: It’s all a bit of fun but it should help all of us think more about keeping fit and healthy.

Rich: But as always the main focus is the language and in each roleplay, we’ll use lots of vocabulary connected to fitness.

Rowan: We’ll use vocabulary and phrasal verbs about fitness in general and we’ll also look at words and phrases connected to the specific sports we look at.

Jack: In this roleplay, we’re going for a run so you’ll hear lots of words and phrases connected to running so listen out for them.

Rich: While you listen we want you to answer two questions:

Rowan: Question one: Who’s the best runner?

Jack: Question two: What problems does Rich have on the run?

Roleplay - Running 

Rowan: Morning guys. Are you ready?

Rich: Morning Rowan. You’re very perky for half-past seven.

Jack: I wish I was as happy and full of energy as you! How long have you been here?

Rowan: Half an hour or so. Just warming up. I’ve done a couple of laps of the park already. 

Rich: Really? Wow.

Rowan: So, I know you prefer cycling to running, Jack and Rich, you’re more a fan of team sports, but I want to show you how good running can be.

Jack: Well, I’m ready. Do you think it’s OK to leave my tracksuit over there?

Rich: Are they new running shoes? I’ve just got my old trainers.

Rowan: They look the part. It’s important to have good running shoes. Leave all your stuff over there - it’ll be fine. So, like I was telling you yesterday it’s important not to start off too fast - you’ve got to pace yourself. We’re aiming to do 5k in about 30 minutes - it should be doable.

Rich: Well, let us warm up - a few stretches and we’ll be ready to go.

Rowan: Take big strides like this to stretch the muscles ... OK, let’s get going ... 

Rowan: OK, remember to pace yourself. 

Rich: On your marks, get set, go!

Jack: Where’s he going? Slow down!

Rowan: He’s not going to be able to keep that up. He’ll burn out in a few minutes.

Rich: Later slow coaches!

Rowan: OK, let’s catch our breath for a minute while we wait for Rich.

Jack: If he hadn’t sped off like that we could have stayed together and he wouldn’t have needed to stop for a break.

Rich: I’m here. I think speed is more my thing rather than stamina. You could have waited instead of just overtaking me like that and speeding up.

Jack: We didn’t speed up, you stopped!

Rowan: It’s only 5k, Rich. Right, we’ve got maybe another kilometre. Let’s stick together - nice and easy.

Rich: Come on - let’s go. I’m OK now. 

Rowan: We’re not far from the finishing line. When I give the shout let’s go for a sprint finish.

Rich: Sprint finish? You have to be joking.

Rowan: So how do you feel? I find running so invigorating. 

Jack: Yeah, I feel good. It’s put me in a good mood.

Rich: Pff! A good mood? I can hardly walk. I’m exhausted and I think I’ve got a blister on my foot.

Rowan: Well, you’ll have to get a good pair of running shoes instead of those old trainers for our next run.

Rich: Next run?

Jack: OK, remember running was our first activity for our Premier Skills English fitness challenge. We need to give our opinions and scores. Rowan?

Rowan: Well, I love running. It’s something I do more than once a week. What’s good about it is that you can do it anywhere, you get better at it quickly and it keeps you fit, and you don’t need anything apart from a good pair of running shoes.

Jack: And a score?

Rowan: I’m going to give running a fitness score of ten out of ten and a fun score of nine out of ten.

Jack: Rich?

Rich: I’m still out of breath and I think I’ve got a blister on my foot so I’m not going to give it a big fun score. Five out of ten for me. But I have to agree that it’s a good sport for overall fitness. I need to work on my stamina though - maybe I should try a shorter distance next time - 3k rather than 5. 

Rowan: So a fun score of five and a fitness score of …?

Rich: Seven. A fitness score of seven out of ten. What about you Jack?

Jack: Well I agree with Rowan more than you Rich. I enjoyed the run although I was a bit slow. I’m sure my speed will increase the more I do it. The 5k run was about right for me - I’m not ready for a marathon yet. I’ve got a bit more endurance than you Rich but not as much as Rowan.

Rowan: And your scores?

Jack: Er … I’ll say a fun score of eight and a fitness score of eight.

Rich: OK, so our final Premier Skills English Fitness challenge score for running is … 47. 

LANGUAGE FOCUS

Rowan: Before the roleplay, we asked you two questions. The first question was: Who’s the best runner?

Jack: Well, the answer to that, without a shadow of a doubt is Rowan. She goes running regularly and has been doing it for years. I suppose the more important question is who’s the worst runner.

Rich: Yes, well I think everyone knows the answer to that question - me. I’m very good over short distances like ten metres.

Rowan: OK, so that brings us to the second question we gave you:  What problems does Rich have on the run?

Jack: Well, he didn’t have good footwear. He had some old trainers while I had some nice new running shoes.

Rowan: He ran too fast at the beginning and had to stop.

Jack: And at the end, he was complaining that he was injured. He said he had a blister on his foot. Just an excuse or maybe because he didn’t have good footwear.

Rich: OK, running is not my favourite thing but it’s over now. Our next Premier Skills fitness challenge will be an activity I enjoy more.

Rowan: OK, I think it’s time to look at some language connected to fitness and running.

Jack: Rich seemed to have three main problems: equipment, speed and stamina or endurance.

Rowan: Let’s look at these three areas and some of the words and phrases we used in the roleplay.

Rich: OK, equipment. Equipment is what you need to do a specific activity.

Jack: You have equipment to do jobs around your house, you have electrical equipment and you have sports equipment.

Rowan: For some sports like climbing or skiing you need a lot of equipment but for running what do you need - just a good pair of running shoes.

Rich: Jack had a new pair of running shoes while I had an old pair of trainers. Running shoes are specially designed for running and forward movement while trainers are for more general activity.

Jack: Trainers would be fine for running - I think the problem was that your trainers were falling apart, Rich.

Rich: Yes, they are quite old. Well-used. Other equipment runners might have are things like smartwatches or fitness trackers that monitor your heart rate, distance and how many calories you’ve burned.

Rowan: That kind of equipment or tech is not really essential though but I think a water bottle is - it’s important to stay hydrated on a run.

Jack: What about kit? The clothes you wear.  I suppose it’s not that important - shorts and a t-shirt.

Rich: You had a tracksuit on our run in the roleplay. 

Rowan: A tracksuit is a sports jacket and trousers. It can be very useful to wear this after your run - especially on a cold day.


Jack: In the roleplay, one of Rich’s many problems while running was connected to speed - which is how fast you move.

Rowan: At the beginning, he ran too fast and then he ran too slowly - well actually he had to stop. Let’s look at some phrases connected to speed we used in the roleplay.

Rich: Before we started our run, Rowan said we should pace ourselves - something which I didn’t do.

Jack: The word pace is very useful when we talk about running. Pace is the speed at which you run or walk or move more generally. Different people will run at different paces.

Rowan: When I said we should pace ourselves I was saying that we should run at a speed that is good for us so we can continue running without wanting to stop.

Rich: I didn’t pace myself on the run. I just sped off.

Jack: To speed off is a phrasal verb and it means to leave very quickly. We often use it to talk about driving and cars. The criminals sped off in the stolen car when they heard the police sirens.

Rowan: Rich had to stop running because he was tired and we overtook him and then he said we sped up.

Rich: To overtake means to go past someone because you are travelling faster than them.

Jack: To speed up is another phrasal verb and it means to go faster than you were before.

Rowan: One more useful phrase connected to speed is a sprint finish. I said near the end of the run that we should try a sprint finish.

Rich: To sprint means to run very fast or as fast as you can. Usain Bolt is a sprinter - he runs the 100 metres in less than ten seconds.

Jack: A sprint finish is something you do in a longer race. When you see the finishing line you run as fast as you can to reach it.


Rowan: So, Rich had problems with equipment and speed and he also had problems with stamina.

Jack: Stamina is the strength that you have to do something for a long time.

Rich: I didn’t have much stamina probably because I ran too fast at the beginning. I burned out.

Rowan: In the roleplay, Jack told Rich to slow down because he would burn out.

Jack: To burn out is another phrasal verb and when we are running it means to get really tired because you’ve used too much energy.

Rich: I burned out after about a kilometre.

Rowan: I think it was less than that. You were out of breath after around 200 metres.

Jack: Out of breath means having problems breathing because of doing too much exercise.

Rowan: In the roleplay, we had to wait for Rich so I said to Jack let’s just catch our breath.

Rich: To catch your breath is a phrase which means to have a little break to get our breathing back to normal.

Jack: Rich needed quite a long time to get his breath back when he finally finished.

Rowan: Get your breath back and catch your breath are very similar but catch your breath is usually used for shorter breaks.

Rich: I’ve got no endurance - the problem is I just stop when I’m tired or bored.

Jack: Endurance is the ability to continue doing something even if it’s difficult and not giving up and stopping. Rowan has good endurance - Rich - well not so much.

Rowan: Maybe it’s just that I have built up my stamina and endurance levels by running a lot. That’s why I find a run invigorating and Rich just feels exhausted.

Jack: Invigorating is an adjective and it means to make you feel healthy and full of energy.

Rich: And exhausted means very, very, very tired.

TASK

Rowan: Our task for you is to give us a Premier Skills English Fitness Challenge score for running. Tell us about the running you do and how you feel about it.

Jack: Are you an expert runner like Rowan or more like Rich who well what shall we say - he’s not an expert runner let’s put it like that.

Rich: Tell us a run that you have been on. Where was it? When was it? Who did you run with?

Rowan: How far did you run? How long did it take you? Were you thinking of speed, stamina or just general fitness?

Jack: How did you feel during and after the run? Did you find it exhausting or invigorating?

Rich: Tell us about your experiences of running and then give us a Premier Skills English Fitness Challenge score for this activity.

Rowan: Give us a score out of ten for fitness and a score out of ten for fun - just like we did in the roleplay.

Jack: Write all your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and try to use some of the words and phrases we introduced in this podcast.

FOOTBALL PHRASE 

Rich: It’s Jack’s turn with the football phrase this week.

Jack: This week’s football phrase is to **** ** **** *****. It’s an idiom which means to retire from playing football. You don’t need what you wear on your feet to play football anymore so you can put them away forever. It’s a strange phrase because I would never **** ** ** ***** I would put them on the floor in a wardrobe or something.

Rowan: Yes, it is strange - it’s more what you would normally do with a coat when you get home.

Rich: Good luck with the phrase. If you are still wondering what the answer was to last week’s football phrase it was to pull the strings.

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. If you get it right, we’ll announce your name on next week’s show. 

Rich: If you have a question for us about football or English you can email us at premierskills@britishcouncil.org

Rowan: or you can leave your questions and comments on the website in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Jack: or you could give us a rating and a fantastic review on Apple Podcasts.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

Here is the vocabulary you saw at the top of this page and how Rowan, Rich and Jack used it in the roleplay. Do you know the words in bold?

Morning Rowan. You’re very perky for half-past seven.

We’re aiming to do 5k in about 30 minutes.

Take big strides like this to stretch the muscles.

He’s not going to be able to keep that up

Yeah, I feel good. It’s put me in a good mood.

I’ve got a blister on my foot.

Listen to the roleplays again to hear how Rich, Rowan and Jack used these words and phrases.

How often do you go out for a run?

Vocabulary

Running: What do you need?

In the podcast, Rich, Jack and Rowan spoke about what you need to go running. Here are some of the words and phrases that were used. Do you know the phrases in bold?

Do you think it’s OK to leave my tracksuit over there?

Are they new running shoes? I’ve just got my old trainers.

For some sports you need a lot of equipment but not for running.

I think the problem was that your trainers were falling apart

Runners might have things like smartwatches or fitness trackers.

That kind of  tech is not really essential though but I think a water bottle is - it’s important to stay hydrated.

The 100 metres is described as a sprint rather than a run.

Vocabulary

Running: Speed

Rich was fast at the beginning of the roleplay but got slower and slower. There were quite a few words, phrases and phrasal verbs connected to speed in the roleplay. Do you know the phrases in bold?

Like I was telling you yesterday, it’s important not to start off too fast - you’ve got to pace yourself.

Where’s he going? Slow down!

If he hadn’t sped off like that we could have stayed together. 

You could have waited instead of overtaking me and speeding up.

Ihen I give the shout let’s go for a sprint finish.

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, type the words from the roleplay to complete the sentences.
Can you write the correct word in each gap?

You don't have to be Usain Bolt to take up running.

Vocabulary

Running: Stamina

In the roleplay, Rich had to stop running after a little while but Rowan and Jack could continue without a problem - they didn't have any problem with stamina. There were a few other words we looked at connected to stamina in the roleplay. Do you know the phrases in bold?

He’s not going to be able to keep that up. He’ll burn out in a few minutes.

OK, let’s catch our breath for a minute .

I’m still out of breath and I think I’ve got a blister on my foot!

I need to work on my stamina though - maybe I should try a shorter distance next time.

I’ve got a bit more endurance than you Rich but not as much as Rowan.

I'm exhausted! I need to lie down!

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Task

Keep on running!

Have you ever done anything like this?

Our task for you is to give us a Premier Skills English Fitness Challenge score for running and tell us about the running you do and how you feel about it. Here are some questions to help you:

  • Are you an expert runner like Rowan or more like Rich?
  • Tell us a run that you have been on. Where was it? When was it? Who did you run with?
  • How far do you normally run? How long does it take you? Do you think about speed, stamina or just general fitness?
  • How do you feel during and after a run? Do you find it exhausting or invigorating?

Tell us about your experiences of running and then give us a Premier Skills English fitness challenge score for running

  • Give us a score out of ten for fitness and a score out of ten for fun - just like Rowan, RIch and Jack did in the podcast.

Write all your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and try to use some of the words and phrases we introduced in this podcast and don't forget to have a guess at this week's football phrase.

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/12/2020
TR
5593
points

MY RUNNING SCORES :

Ten out of ten for fitness (10/10)
Seven out of ten for fun (7/10)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/12/2020 09:40
Turkey
Manchester United
5593

MY RUNNING SCORES :

Ten out of ten for fitness (10/10)
Seven out of ten for fun (7/10)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/12/2020
TR
5593
points

Good afternoon lovely people.

I think I'm good at running maybe not as expert as Rowan but of course not like Rich :)

I took a place in a marathon around our neighbourhood a few month ago and hundreds of people were taking part in it
Whereas the one that I will never forget is the compaign made by adidas which was called ( run for the oceans ) presented by David Beckham , Mo Salah and other superstars which introduced to run by the seaside for the oceans and each kilometre you run , adidas will donate 1 USD for charity so I ran 10 Kilometres using the adidas app and they donate 10 USD on my behalf. It was an amazing feeling to help people in different countries by doing sports and keep healthy.

I normally run between 3 to 5 kilometres as it takes between 25 and 30 minutes. I always think about general fitness but my main concern is about stamina because it helps me maintain my level in football and keep on shape.

I usually feel tired after my runs but not exhausted or out of breath. I usually drink water , juice and milkshake after my exercise.
I find running invigorating. Honestly , it's one of my favourite ways of doing exercise outdoors.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/12/2020 09:38
Turkey
Manchester United
5593

Good afternoon lovely people.

I think I'm good at running maybe not as expert as Rowan but of course not like Rich :)

I took a place in a marathon around our neighbourhood a few month ago and hundreds of people were taking part in it
Whereas the one that I will never forget is the compaign made by adidas which was called ( run for the oceans ) presented by David Beckham , Mo Salah and other superstars which introduced to run by the seaside for the oceans and each kilometre you run , adidas will donate 1 USD for charity so I ran 10 Kilometres using the adidas app and they donate 10 USD on my behalf. It was an amazing feeling to help people in different countries by doing sports and keep healthy.

I normally run between 3 to 5 kilometres as it takes between 25 and 30 minutes. I always think about general fitness but my main concern is about stamina because it helps me maintain my level in football and keep on shape.

I usually feel tired after my runs but not exhausted or out of breath. I usually drink water , juice and milkshake after my exercise.
I find running invigorating. Honestly , it's one of my favourite ways of doing exercise outdoors.

Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
07/12/2020
JP
64
points

I enjoy running. But I am not expert runner like Rowan or Rich.
- I usually run in the neighborhood, every Saturday and Sunday morning.
- I usually run alone.
- I run about 8.5 kilometers, about 50 minutes.
- After a run, I feel very very exhausting, at the same time, I feel "I've done it!!".


Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
07/12/2020 08:03
Japan
Liverpool
64

I enjoy running. But I am not expert runner like Rowan or Rich.
- I usually run in the neighborhood, every Saturday and Sunday morning.
- I usually run alone.
- I run about 8.5 kilometers, about 50 minutes.
- After a run, I feel very very exhausting, at the same time, I feel "I've done it!!".

Cira
07/12/2020
HK
1
points

• I think football phrase; **** ** **** *****.


Cira
07/12/2020 05:57
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Chelsea
1

• I think football phrase; **** ** **** *****.

hsn's picture
hsn
06/12/2020
TR
1610
points

I prefer running to walking like jogging for fitness as an amateur. I’m fan of individual sports.

Before Covid-19 every morning I used to run for one hour twelwe laps approximately (4K-6K) regularly. But now I’m just walking with speed up for 45-60 minutes because of official obligation of wearing musk. It’s not easy breathe and dangerous to run with mask. I rarely run with someone. Unfortunately my wife prefer walking than running.

At first, good-quality running shoes are inevitable necessity to avoid blister on/under the foot. It depends on your preference to get any other equipments like smartwatch. I don't use them.

Being got your pace is essential point. No need sprint or speed up. I generally don’t catch my breathe because it might cause body temperature to fall down.

Breath control is essential while running. Generally people keep their breathe when running as a reflex movement. This causes being burn out in a few minutes.

Scientists say that while running or walking human body produce endorphine hormone that makes them full of energy and happy.

After jogging I feel cheerful , full of energy. No being out of breathe and I sing a song in a good mood-:)

 Scores-Nine out of ten (9/10) for fitness and eight out of ten (8/10) for fun.

• I think football phrase; **** ** **** *****.


hsn's picture
hsn
06/12/2020 17:06
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
1610

I prefer running to walking like jogging for fitness as an amateur. I’m fan of individual sports.

Before Covid-19 every morning I used to run for one hour twelwe laps approximately (4K-6K) regularly. But now I’m just walking with speed up for 45-60 minutes because of official obligation of wearing musk. It’s not easy breathe and dangerous to run with mask. I rarely run with someone. Unfortunately my wife prefer walking than running.

At first, good-quality running shoes are inevitable necessity to avoid blister on/under the foot. It depends on your preference to get any other equipments like smartwatch. I don't use them.

Being got your pace is essential point. No need sprint or speed up. I generally don’t catch my breathe because it might cause body temperature to fall down.

Breath control is essential while running. Generally people keep their breathe when running as a reflex movement. This causes being burn out in a few minutes.

Scientists say that while running or walking human body produce endorphine hormone that makes them full of energy and happy.

After jogging I feel cheerful , full of energy. No being out of breathe and I sing a song in a good mood-:)

 Scores-Nine out of ten (9/10) for fitness and eight out of ten (8/10) for fun.

• I think football phrase; **** ** **** *****.

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elghoul
06/12/2020
DZ
3926
points

I usually run for health and fitness. I can't say that I am a good competitor but already in my seventies I try hard not to stop running at least once a week.

There is one run I often think about. It was during my military duty when in the end of our six months training I participated to a semi marathon dressed in militarysuit. The run through the countryside was a chance fur us to pick some oranges from trees all along the way. I was surprised then by my stamina as I finished in the leading group.

Nowadays I practise running more for health than for fun.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
06/12/2020 13:23
Algeria
Manchester City
3926

I usually run for health and fitness. I can't say that I am a good competitor but already in my seventies I try hard not to stop running at least once a week.

There is one run I often think about. It was during my military duty when in the end of our six months training I participated to a semi marathon dressed in militarysuit. The run through the countryside was a chance fur us to pick some oranges from trees all along the way. I was surprised then by my stamina as I finished in the leading group.

Nowadays I practise running more for health than for fun.

Daniel4's picture
Daniel4
06/12/2020
IT
3
points

The football phrase is **** ** **** shoes


Daniel4's picture
Daniel4
06/12/2020 12:37
Italy
Liverpool
3

The football phrase is **** ** **** shoes

Rich's picture
Rich
07/12/2020
ES
517
points

That's nearly right, Daniel. We don't call them football shoes, we call them football *****. Do you want to have another guess?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
07/12/2020 08:35
Spain
Liverpool
517

That's nearly right, Daniel. We don't call them football shoes, we call them football *****. Do you want to have another guess?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Daniel4's picture
Daniel4
07/12/2020
IT
3
points

Hi Rich, the correct answer should be **** ** **** *****.


Daniel4's picture
Daniel4
07/12/2020 14:40
Italy
Liverpool
3

Hi Rich, the correct answer should be **** ** **** *****.

Lucaly
06/12/2020
IT
2
points

Hi everyone, congratulations for the fantastic lesson.

I'm not an expert runner because I prefer walking and enjoy the nature in the countryside. However, sometimes I try to put some little runs in the middle of the walk for change it a little bit.

I say a fun score of seven and a fitness score of eight.
Have a nice day :)


Lucaly
06/12/2020 10:22
Italy
Manchester United
2

Hi everyone, congratulations for the fantastic lesson.

I'm not an expert runner because I prefer walking and enjoy the nature in the countryside. However, sometimes I try to put some little runs in the middle of the walk for change it a little bit.

I say a fun score of seven and a fitness score of eight.
Have a nice day :)

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Rich
07/12/2020
ES
517
points

Thanks, Lucaly! We're happy you enjoyed the lesson.

A run or walk is always much more enjoyable in the countryside in my opinion.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
07/12/2020 08:37
Spain
Liverpool
517

Thanks, Lucaly! We're happy you enjoyed the lesson.

A run or walk is always much more enjoyable in the countryside in my opinion.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
5626
points

Staying hydrated all through any competition is highly important for keeping it up.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:49
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

Staying hydrated all through any competition is highly important for keeping it up.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
5626
points

Being perky is a must for any sportsman, especially a footballer.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:46
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

Being perky is a must for any sportsman, especially a footballer.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
5626
points

Liverpool's victories always put me in a good mood.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:45
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

Liverpool's victories always put me in a good mood.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
5626
points

"I've got blisters on my fingers!"- shouted Ringo Star after the final recording of a song and this phrase got recorded for the album. 


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:44
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

"I've got blisters on my fingers!"- shouted Ringo Star after the final recording of a song and this phrase got recorded for the album. 

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
5626
points

I'm an average expert for running and nowadays I don't often run, I cycle more than run. 


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:41
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

I'm an average expert for running and nowadays I don't often run, I cycle more than run. 

Gabriela C
05/12/2020
CL
1
points

Hi guys! The last episode was very fun, I feel like Rich hahaha. The football phrase is **** ** **** *****.

Greetings from Chile


Gabriela C
05/12/2020 19:16
Chile
Arsenal
1

Hi guys! The last episode was very fun, I feel like Rich hahaha. The football phrase is **** ** **** *****.

Greetings from Chile

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Rich
07/12/2020
ES
517
points

We're happy you liked it, Gabriela! Yes, running can be tiring :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
07/12/2020 08:38
Spain
Liverpool
517

We're happy you liked it, Gabriela! Yes, running can be tiring :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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elghoul
05/12/2020
DZ
3926
points

Hi,

My guess is **** ** **** *****


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elghoul
05/12/2020 12:53
Algeria
Manchester City
3926

Hi,

My guess is **** ** **** *****

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Emmanuel
05/12/2020
FR
62
points

Hi everyone,
The idiom is "**** ** **** ******". We've got the same in French ! "raccrocher les crampons".
Have a good day


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Emmanuel
05/12/2020 08:08
France
Manchester City
62

Hi everyone,
The idiom is "**** ** **** ******". We've got the same in French ! "raccrocher les crampons".
Have a good day

jacek
05/12/2020
PL
195
points

Hi, this week's football phrase is **** ** **** *****. Regards


jacek
05/12/2020 08:03
Poland
Southampton
195

Hi, this week's football phrase is **** ** **** *****. Regards

hayato
05/12/2020
JP
260
points

I think the phrase is to **** ** **** *****


hayato
05/12/2020 05:50
Japan
Everton
260

I think the phrase is to **** ** **** *****

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Marco Zapien
04/12/2020
MX
52
points

**** ** **** *****


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Marco Zapien
04/12/2020 23:46
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
52

**** ** **** *****

Vic
04/12/2020
MX
422
points

Dear speakers, I have some trouble with this lesson, I dont understan the expression "score out of ten", I think mean your outcome after the excersice, its that correct?

Back on the task, well I have compeled to confess I am not a fitness person, but I am care my food, avoid fast food, industrial food, fats, I prefer vegetables.

I practice a little activity, like walk in the field, at my own pace, this activity put me in good mood, help me for keep me health, good breath, peace my mind, and give other way to see the problem, so gave me the opportunite from think a loud voice, like a insane men!! gosh!!

But to be honestley, I like cycling, and I´ll invest in a good equipment, like a mountain cycle and a tracksuit.

I have to confess, I am really bad in running, I exhausted very quickly.


Vic
04/12/2020 23:12
Mexico
Liverpool
422

Dear speakers, I have some trouble with this lesson, I dont understan the expression "score out of ten", I think mean your outcome after the excersice, its that correct?

Back on the task, well I have compeled to confess I am not a fitness person, but I am care my food, avoid fast food, industrial food, fats, I prefer vegetables.

I practice a little activity, like walk in the field, at my own pace, this activity put me in good mood, help me for keep me health, good breath, peace my mind, and give other way to see the problem, so gave me the opportunite from think a loud voice, like a insane men!! gosh!!

But to be honestley, I like cycling, and I´ll invest in a good equipment, like a mountain cycle and a tracksuit.

I have to confess, I am really bad in running, I exhausted very quickly.

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Rich
07/12/2020
ES
517
points

Hi Vic,

The scores out of ten are the scores we gave to running as a sport in general. First, a fitness score - how good we think running is at keeping people fit and healthy and second a fun score - how interesting we think running is. I gave a fitness score of 8/10 and a fun score of 5/10. That's because I think running is a good activity to keep you fit but I don't think it's much fun!

Does that help?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
07/12/2020 08:42
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi Vic,

The scores out of ten are the scores we gave to running as a sport in general. First, a fitness score - how good we think running is at keeping people fit and healthy and second a fun score - how interesting we think running is. I gave a fitness score of 8/10 and a fun score of 5/10. That's because I think running is a good activity to keep you fit but I don't think it's much fun!

Does that help?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Vic
04/12/2020
MX
422
points

**** ** the shirt


Vic
04/12/2020 20:39
Mexico
Liverpool
422

**** ** the shirt

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marynchukdenys1984
04/12/2020
UA
229
points

Hello everyone, It's was a very interesting lesson I marks it very highly. I agree with Rowan and I Find running so invigorating but I'm not running often I prefer to play football with my friends. This week's football phrase is to hang the boots on a nail. The lesson put me in a good mood. Thanks a lot


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marynchukdenys1984
04/12/2020 20:24
Ukraine
Liverpool
229

Hello everyone, It's was a very interesting lesson I marks it very highly. I agree with Rowan and I Find running so invigorating but I'm not running often I prefer to play football with my friends. This week's football phrase is to hang the boots on a nail. The lesson put me in a good mood. Thanks a lot

Rich's picture
Rich
07/12/2020
ES
517
points

HI Marynchukdenys1984,

We're very happy you enjoyed the lesson and it put you in a good mood!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
07/12/2020 08:43
Spain
Liverpool
517

HI Marynchukdenys1984,

We're very happy you enjoyed the lesson and it put you in a good mood!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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mobeckham
04/12/2020
TR
5593
points

This week's strange football phrase is **** ** **** *****


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mobeckham
04/12/2020 16:41
Turkey
Manchester United
5593

This week's strange football phrase is **** ** **** *****

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Liubomyr
04/12/2020
UA
4176
points

I think that the phrase is to "**** ** **** cleats"


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Liubomyr
04/12/2020 14:36
Ukraine
Watford
4176

I think that the phrase is to "**** ** **** cleats"

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Liubomyr
07/12/2020
UA
4176
points

"**** ** **** *****" ))


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Liubomyr
07/12/2020 12:18
Ukraine
Watford
4176

"**** ** **** *****" ))

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Max Alex
04/12/2020
VN
419
points

It’s an idiom that means to retire from playing football.
I think it would be: "**** ** **** shoes".
Thank you, I love running so much. I am a fan of the exciting mood and adrenaline flowing after covering a 10K distance.
Happy running and keep active you guys.


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Max Alex
04/12/2020 14:19
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
419

It’s an idiom that means to retire from playing football.
I think it would be: "**** ** **** shoes".
Thank you, I love running so much. I am a fan of the exciting mood and adrenaline flowing after covering a 10K distance.
Happy running and keep active you guys.

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Max Alex
07/12/2020
VN
419
points

I would like to give it another go: "**** ** **** *****".
Thank you very much.


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Max Alex
07/12/2020 02:36
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
419

I would like to give it another go: "**** ** **** *****".
Thank you very much.

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Rich
07/12/2020
ES
517
points

Good work, Max Alex!


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Rich
07/12/2020 08:44
Spain
Liverpool
517

Good work, Max Alex!

sabanoleg
04/12/2020
UA
2174
points

I think the football phrase is"**** ** **** *****".


sabanoleg
04/12/2020 13:43
Ukraine
Arsenal
2174

I think the football phrase is"**** ** **** *****".

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Rich
07/12/2020
ES
517
points

Well done, Sabanoleg! You're the first with the correct answer this week!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
07/12/2020 08:45
Spain
Liverpool
517

Well done, Sabanoleg! You're the first with the correct answer this week!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: Running

Vocabulary: Fitness

Task: Tell us about a run you've been on