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The Price is Right.

Learning Vocabulary: Game shows

Learning Vocabulary: Game shows

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich, Jack and Rowan roleplay four popular UK game shows. The language focus is on words and phrases we use when are guessing, when we get things right and when we get things wrong. In this week's task, we want you to write a quiz question for other listeners. 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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Gameshows - Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rowan: My name’s Rowan

Rich: and I’m Rich 

Rowan: And welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: In the Premier Skills English podcast, we talk about football and help you with your English. 

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

Jack: In this week’s roleplays you're going to hear four different gameshows.

Rich: I love gameshows. 

Rowan: Really?

Rich: Yeah, I like to show how clever I am and answer all the questions.

Jack: Nobody likes a showoff, Rich.

Rich: Once I recorded an episode of Mastermind, you know that quiz with the super tough questions. I watched it with my friends at home and they thought it was live. I answered every single question correctly.

Rowan: Mmm … I think that’s called cheating, Rich.

Jack: Anyway, in this week’s podcast, you’re going to listen to four different game shows that are on the TV in the UK now or used to be on British TV in the past.

Rich: And after each quiz, we’ll look at some language. This week we’re focusing on language we use when we are guessing, when we are stalling for time, when we get something wrong and lightbulb moments.

Rowan: What are lightbulb moments?

Rich: You know those moments when you’re thinking of an answer or an idea and it suddenly arrives in your brain - bing - like turning on a light in your brain - a lightbulb moment.

Rowan: Your task this week is to set some quiz questions for the rest of our listeners.

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

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

Rich: You’ll also find a community of friendly listeners to interact with, in our comments section.

Jack: And that includes us - we’re always around to answer questions and join in the discussions.

Rowan: But if you listen on Apple Podcasts you can always write answers to our questions or any other comments in the review section.

Rich: Before we do the roleplays let’s look back at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase 

Jack: If you didn’t hear our football phrase last week we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now. 

Rich: If you’re not sure what the football phrase is we’ll give you the correct answer at the end of the show when we give you a new football phrase. 

Jack: Let’s hear last week’s phrase again:

Rich: Last week’s football phrase was **** ********. This phrase describes a player, usually in a defensive position, who is looking at the ball and not looking at the opponent they are supposed to be marking. The defender was caught **** ******** at a corner which allowed the unmarked striker to head the ball into the net.

Jack: Liubomyr from Ukraine was the first to get it right last  week. Well done Luibomyr and I’m sorry about Watford’s relegation last season. I’m sure they will bounce back.

Rowan: And a big well done to Daniel and Jhon Baron from Colombia and Alex from Ukraine who also got the right answer last week. 

Rich: Last week’s podcast was all about bikes and cycling and we got a lot of interesting answers about where you go cycling. 

Jack: SinyorOzen from Turkey told us that he regularly cycles into Greece from Turkey. He says it’s much easier to cross the border on a bike than in a car.

Rowan: Alex from Ukraine told us that he has seven bikes that he’s collected since childhood and Wsanta from Argentina has fond memories of cycling with his dad and brother when he was younger.

Rich: It was also good to see that many of you cycle to work on bikes.  If you haven’t completed the lesson yet you can find it on the Premier Skills English website in the podcast section. It’s called Learning Vocabulary: Get on your bike.

Jack: Also a big thanks to PauloVictor from Brazil and Alex from Ukraine for your kind words about last week’s podcast. We’re very happy that you find the podcasts useful and enjoyable.

Rowan: Sorry, guys. One more thing about last week’s podcast. We had a question from MoBeckham in Turkey. He asked what the difference is between a bicycle and a bike and riding a bike and cycling.

Rich: Good questions, MoBeckham. I don’t think there is much difference in meaning between bike and bicycle. Bike is the short form of bicycle and is a bit more informal. Also bike can be used informally for motorbike. The word motorcycle is a bit old fashioned.

Jack: Riding a bike or cycling? OK, they can be used in the same way. You can cycle to work or ride a bike to work. When you are using a bike to go from a to b or just for fun we can use either but I’d probably say I went for a bike ride at the weekend for example. Cycling is used to describe the sport of cycling - road cycling or in a velodrome. However, when you are on a mountain bike this sport is called mountain biking.  

Rowan: We hope that helps, MoBeckham.

Introduction to Roleplay

Rowan: As we said earlier, in this week’s roleplay, the topic is game shows.

Jack: You are going to hear four roleplays and four different game shows. Before each roleplay we’re going to explain how the game works and we’ll give you a question to check your understanding of the roleplay.

Rich: After each roleplay we will focus on a little bit of language.

Rowan: Our first game show is based on a programme called the Price is Right and it used to be on TV in the UK a long time ago.

Jack: The general idea of the show is that a number of people are called from the audience and they are shown a product. They have to guess the price and the person who’s closest to the actual price wins the product.

Rich: Here’s your first question: Who wins the exercise bike?

Game show 1

Rowan: Jack Radford! Come on down!

Rowan: Rich Moon! Come on down! 

Rowan: You’re our final contestants this evening.

Rowan: Welcome and good luck to you all. Let’s turn our attention to tonight’s first item. We want you to consider the price of this …..

An exercise bike. Work off those extra inches in the most pleasant way possible. This exercise bike can be set up in your bedroom or living room for fitness without fuss. 

Rowan: There you have it. One delightful exercise bike. I want the price of that bike. You get one bid each and whoever bids nearest without going over wins the bike. If you go over you’re bust, however, this can be yours if the price is right.

Rowan: Now, Jack from Ludlow, what is your bid.

Jack: It is a lovely bike. I reckon it’s over £100. I’m not sure. It could be about £120 maybe a bit more. I’m going to go for £125.

Rowan: Thank you Jack from Ludlow. Now, Rich from Sheffield. What is your bid?

Rich: Well, it could be more or less than what Jack said. I’m really not sure. I could go lower but I’m going to go higher. I think it’s £126.

Rowan: Thanks for all your bids. Now, let’s reveal the true price. The price is £125.99. Jack from Ludlow you’ve won yourself an exercise bike and you’re going through to tonight’s final round.

Jack: Woohoo!

Language Focus 1 - Guessing

Rich: Before the roleplay, we asked you a question. The question was:

Rowan: Who wins the exercise bike?

Jack: The answer is me! I won the exercise bike. 

Rich: Well done! You’ll be able to use it as a clothes horse in your bedroom.

Jack: You’re just jealous because you didn’t win.

Rowan: I think it’s time to take a look at a bit of language.

Rich: Yes, you’re right. In the roleplay, we made lots of guesses and we did this in different ways. 

Jack: The most common way and easiest way to make a guess is to say ‘I think’. Rich said I think the exercise bike is £126.

Rowan: But we can use more advanced language than this. Jack said I reckon, ‘I reckon it’s over £100’. We use I reckon in the same way as I think but it’s more informal and we tend to only use it when we are speaking.

Rich: Yes, it’s nice not to use I think all the time when we are speaking here is an example sentence: I reckon Liverpool will win 3-0 on Saturday. What do you reckon?

Jack: When we are guessing we are often not sure of ourselves or the answer so we use more tentative language. I said I’m not sure and Rich said he wasn’t really sure when talking about the price of the bike. 

Rowan: We also use modal verbs to guess when we’re not sure about something. Jack said it could be about £120 or maybe a bit more.

Rich: Yes, it’s common to use modal verbs of possibility and probability which we follow by the infinitive when we are talking in the present. Verb phrases like might be may be, could be, can’t be and must be.

Rowan: And as Jack said earlier we often use tentative language when we are guessing and make approximations. Notice the use of ‘about’ and ‘bit’ when jack was speaking in the roleplay:

Jack:  It could be about £120 maybe a bit more.

Game show 2 

Rowan: Our second game show is based on a programme called Blockbusters.

Jack: The general idea of the show is that two teams answer general knowledge questions. Each team has a colour and they have to complete a path across or down a game board of hexagons.

Rich: Each hexagon has a letter and the answer to each question begins with that letter. 

Rowan: You’re about to listen to part of this game show. While you are listening we want you to answer a question.

Jack: Who wins the game?


Jack: Welcome back to our viewers at home. Let’s get back underway. You need two more letters to win, Rowan. Rich needs just the one. Rowan, it’s your turn to go next. 

Rowan: I’ll have an O, please Jack.

Jack: You’ll have an O. Right, what ‘O’ is to Manchester United as Anfield is to Liverpool and St’James Park is to Newcastle.

Rowan: Oh, dear. Manchester United. Football. Hold on a sec. Let me think. O O Ohh. It’s on the tip of my tongue.

Jack: I’ll have to hurry you.

Rowan: They’re all football grounds. I’m not sure. Manchester United play at Old Trafford. The answer is Old Trafford, Jack.

Jack: You’re correct. Well done. Choose another letter.

Rowan: I’ll have a G, please, Jack.

Jack: A G. What G is a Premier League nickname?

Rowan: Football again. Oh no!  Football nicknames. G , G are there any Premier League teams that begin with G? This is a difficult one. G?! Gillingham, Grimsby? They’re not in the Premier League.

Jack: I’ll have to hurry you.

Rowan: No, no idea, sorry. Golden Tigers?

Jack: No, sorry. I’m going to hand this one over to Rich. 

Rich: I’ve got it. It’s Gunners. The Gunners.

Jack: That’s Blockbusters and you now have the chance to take part in this week’s gold run.

Language Focus 2 

Rowan: Before the roleplay, we asked you a question. The question was:

Jack: Who wins the game?

Rich: I won thanks to my greater knowledge of Premier League nicknames.

Rowan: You were lucky!

Jack: Let’s look at a bit of language. During the game, Rowan took ages to answer the questions. She was stalling for time.

Rich: To stall for time is an idiom and it means to try to delay things or distract people so you get additional time to do something.

Rowan: And when we stall for time we often do this in certain ways. We often just say er. Er, er, er. 

Jack: But there are some other ways of stalling for time, we often use specific words and phrases and Rowan used some of them in the roleplay.

Rich: One technique that Rowan used was by repeating the question or part of the question. She said oh Manchester United when she was asked for the name of their home ground and she said Premier League teams that begin with G when she was asked a similar question to this.

Rowan: Then there were some specific phrases. I said er and oh to stall for time but I also said things like let me think, hold on a sec and it’s on the tip of my tongue.

Rich: Hold on a sec means wait a second and when something is on the tip of your tongue it means you think you know something and you will remember it soon.

Jack: But all of these phrases are being used to stall for time. Rowan also used phrases like I’m not sure and this is a difficult one to delay answering the question.

Rowan: But all these phrases didn’t work in the end as I got the answer wrong and lost.

Rich: Better luck next time. OK, let’s move onto our third game show.

Game show 3

Rowan: Our third game show is based on a show called Family Fortunes. I think this one is still on TV now.

Jack: The general idea of the show is that two teams or families play against each other. The host asks a question in the following format:

Rich: We asked 100 people to name a pink animal or we asked 100 people something you do in the rain.

Rowan: A member from each family has to guess one of the top five answers that people said. The family to get all five answers wins.

Jack: So, you’re about to listen to part of this game show. While you are listening we want you to answer a question.

Jack: Who gives the silliest answer?


Rich: So, we have Jack for the Radfords and Rowan for the Smiths? Fingers on buzzers, please.

Rich: We asked 100 people to name a number you might have to memorize.

Rowan: Ah ha! Seven

Rich: Hahaha! Seven? If seven is there I’ll give you the money myself.

Rich: A number you might have to memorise. Is seven one of the answers.

Rich: It passes over to the Radfords. Jack a number you might have to memorise.

Jack: I’ve got it. Eight.

Rich: Eight? Are you serious?

Jack: Deadly serious.

Rich: A number you might have to memorise. Is eight one of the answers.

Rich: No, sorry. Can we see the answers? The top five answers were telephone number, pin number, credit card number, tax number, and postcode.

Rich: Fingers back on the buzzers. We asked 100 people to name something you have to do with a dog.

Rowan: Take it for a walk.

Rich: Eureka! That’s it! You’ve got it. Something you do with a dog. Take it for a walk. Let’s have a look.

Rich: Top answer. 

Language Focus 3 

Rowan: Before the roleplay, we asked you a question. The question was:

Jack: Who gives the silliest answer?

Rich: Seven and eight are numbers you have to memorise! Both of these answers were pretty silly.

Rowan: I thought it was a trick question.

Jack: It was a roleplay. We were joking - pulling your leg.

Rich: OK, let’s have a really quick look at a couple of exclamations we use when we have a light bulb moment.

Rowan: We mentioned lightbulb moments earlier. We described them as those moments when you’re thinking of an answer or an idea and it suddenly arrives in your brain - bing - like turning on a light in your brain - a lightbulb moment.

Jack: Let’s start with the exclamation Eureka! Which comes from Ancient Greece. We use it to celebrate a discovery or an invention or even an answer to a quiz question. It is thought that Archimedes was the first person to use this word.

Rich: There are simpler more informal exclamations we can use. In the roleplay we used the exclamations got it!, aha! and that’s it!

Rowan: Let’s move onto our final game show.

Game show - Getting it wrong

Rowan: The last game show you are going to listen to is based on a programme called Pointless. This game show is a little like Family Fortunes but the reverse.

Jack: The general idea of the show is that two contestants have to find a correct answer that wasn’t given by 100 people

Rich: For example, we asked 100 people for a team that has won the top division in English football.

Rowan: If you say Manchester United or Liverpool you will certainly lose because this is what the majority of people will have answered.

Jack: But if you say Preston North End or Ipswich Town you have got a very good chance of winning because not many people will say this answer even though it is correct. Preston have actually won it twice.

Rowan: The host asks questions and contestants get points depending on how many people out of a hundred said that answer.

Rich: The first player to reach a 100 points loses and you lose if you give a wrong answer. 
 
Jack: So, you’re about to listen to part of this game show. While you are listening we want you to answer a question.

Rowan: Which country would have been the best answer?


Jack: OK, here’s your next pointless question. Name a country that has qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

Rowan: Germany. No, I’m only kidding. Err, OK a country that has qualified but not many people will say. OK, I’m going for Costa Rica.

Jack: Costa Rica. Let’s have a look (sound effect) Is Costa Rica a pointless answer.

Jack: It’s looking good. Fourteen people answered Costa Rica.

Rowan: You’re pulling my leg. I can’t believe fourteen people would have said Costa Rica. 

Jack: They’ve actually qualified more often than you’d have thought. 1990, 2002, 2006, 2014 & 2018. They reached the quarter-finals in 2014.

Jack: It’s your turn, Rich. You need to get under fourteen. Name a country that has qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

Rich: OK, I can’t go for an obvious choice like Brazil or France something more obscure like Hungary no they’ve qualified they nearly won it once. Err more obscure like Angola or Qatar. I’ll go with Qatar.

Jack: Qatar is your final answer. Let’s have a look. Hungary would have got 16 points. Angola would have been a pointless answer but Qatar. No! 

Rich: You’re having me on! I can’t believe it.

Jack: Qatar will play in 2022 because they are hosting the World Cup but they have never qualified for the event. Rowan, you are this week’s winner.

Rowan: Get in!

Language Focus 4 - Getting it wrong

Rowan: Before the roleplay, we asked you a question. The question was:

Jack: Which country would have been the best answer?

Rich: The best answer would have been Angola because it was a pointless answer. Angola have qualified for the World Cup but nobody out of the 100 people gave it as an answer.

Rowan: Let’s look at a final bit of language. This time we’re going to look at phrases we use when we get an answer wrong.

Jack: Rich expresses astonishment that he was wrong. He showed this by using phrases such as I can’t believe it. We can also say things like I should’ve known that and I can’t believe I didn’t get that.

Rowan: He also expressed his astonishment through saying that Jack wasn’t telling the truth or joking with him. He said you’re having me on.  This means you’re joking.

Jack: Other similar phrases to this are: you have to be kidding or joking and you’re pulling my leg.

Rich: If you want to check your understanding of all the vocabulary we have looked at in this podcast we’ve got more activities for you on the lesson page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website.

TASK

Rich: In this week’s task, we want you to ask two quiz questions in the comments section.

Rowan: Choose one question about football and one general knowledge question.

Jack: We want you to write the questions in the comments section and then  look at other questions from other listeners and answer them.

Rowan: Try to use some of the language we’ve looked at in this podcast in your replies.

Rich: Write all your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website or Apple Podcasts if that’s where you listen to us.

Football Phrase

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us, Jack?

Jack: I have. It’s a strange one. The phrase is to shepherd the ball. It means to protect the ball and let the ball go out of play without touching it. Defenders often shepherd the ball out of play for a goal kick when an attacker is moving towards them. 

Rowan: Here’s a clue. You need to think about the person who looks after sheep to get this phrase right. If you are still wondering what the answer was to last week’s football phrase it was ball watching.

Rich: 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. 

Jack: 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 or Twitter feed

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

Jack: 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?

You’re our final contestants this evening.

You get one bid each and whoever bids nearest without going over wins the bike. 

Welcome back to our viewers at home. Let’s get back underway

They’re all football grounds. I’m not sure. Manchester United play at Old Trafford.

The host asks a question in the following format ...

I can’t go for an obvious choice like Brazil ... a more obscure team like Angola or Qatar.

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

We've based one of our roleplays on a game show called The Price is Right.

Vocabulary

Guessing

During the first game show, Rich and Jack guessed in different ways because they were not sure of the answers. Here are some of the phrases that were used in the roleplay. Do you know the phrases in bold?

I reckon it’s over £100. I’m not sure.

It could be about £120 maybe a bit more. I’m going to go for £125.

Well, it might be more or less than what Jack said. I’m really not sure. I could go lower but I’m going to go higher. I think it’s £126.

What 'O' is to to Manchester United as Anfield is to Liverpool?

Vocabulary

Stalling for time

  • To stall for time is an idiom and it means to try to delay things or distract people so you get additional time to do something.

In the second game show, Rowan didn't know the answer and needed some time to think so she used a few different methods and phrases to do this. Here are some of the phrases that were used in the roleplay. Do you know the phrases in bold?

Oh, dear. Manchester United. Football. Hold on a sec.

Let me think. Oh, er, ohh. It’s on the tip of my tongue.

Activity 2

What 'G' is a Premier League nickname?

Vocabulary

Lightbulb moments!

In the third gameshow, we mentioned lightbulb moments. We described them as those moments when you’re thinking of an answer or an idea and it suddenly arrives in your brain - bing - like turning on a light in your brain - a lightbulb moment! Here are some of the exclamations that were used in the roleplay when Rowan, Rich or Jack had a lightbulb moment. Do you know the phrases in bold?

Ah ha! Seven.

I’ve got it! Eight.

Eureka! That’s it! You’ve got it!

Have you ever had a lightbulb moment?

Vocabulary

Getting it wrong

In the fourth and final game show, we looked at some phrases people often say when people get something wrong (especially when they thought the answer would be correct). Do you know the phrases in bold?

You’re pulling my leg. I can’t believe fourteen people would have said Costa Rica.

You’re having me on! I can’t believe it.

Germany. No, I’m only kidding. Err, OK a country that has qualified but not many people will say.

Rich should have chosen Angola but he didn't know they'd qualified for a World Cup.

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Task

General and football knowledge

Can you write a couple of quiz questions for other podcast listeners?

In this week’s task, we want you to ask two quiz questions in the comments section.

  • Choose one question about football.
  • Choose one general knowledge question.

We want you to write the questions in the comments section and then look at other questions from other listeners and answer them. Try to use some of the language we’ve looked at in this podcast in your replies.

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

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abeerkarim
15/10/2020
SA
13
points

Guess how many times did Saudi Arabia win an Asian cup? 

Guess , how old was the latest archeological discovery in Saudi arabia in 2020 ?


abeerkarim
15/10/2020 23:21
Saudi Arabia
Brighton and Hove Albion
13

Guess how many times did Saudi Arabia win an Asian cup? 

Guess , how old was the latest archeological discovery in Saudi arabia in 2020 ?

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hsn
16/10/2020
TR
1276
points

Hi Abeerkarim!
Question 1- I reckon more than five (5) times
Question 2- As I heard it's more than Ten tousands years old.
Bye. Y e v m s a i d-:)


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hsn
16/10/2020 14:31
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
1276

Hi Abeerkarim!
Question 1- I reckon more than five (5) times
Question 2- As I heard it's more than Ten tousands years old.
Bye. Y e v m s a i d-:)

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hsn
11/10/2020
TR
1276
points

Best wishes from Turkey to all my coursemates-My answers

Hi Vic! I’ve never heard this football club. I reckon it’s not in Premier League. Second question: I think it is a French song but I don’t know performer. Although I like listening French music. Sorry-:)

Hi Alex from Ukraine! I think he is David Moyes. I’m really not sure but I reckon they are football players. I think serendipity is a word which is related to the nature.

Hi Elghoul I only know Mahraz as an Algerian football player. Excuse me-:) I’m not sure but Mers El Kebir naval base might be bombarded at the Second World War. y e v m e n s a i d e n-:)

Hi Mobecham! (Questions about Sir Alex Ferguson) I reckon it might be more than a hundred games and I think he won at least fourty percent of them. In U.K cities Manchester-Liverpool and London. In Turkey I couldn’t remember-:) I’m kidding-:)

Question about football:
Which year Turkey did its best degree in the World Cup?

General knowledge question:
Who is founder of Republic of Turkey?


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hsn
11/10/2020 18:13
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
1276

Best wishes from Turkey to all my coursemates-My answers

Hi Vic! I’ve never heard this football club. I reckon it’s not in Premier League. Second question: I think it is a French song but I don’t know performer. Although I like listening French music. Sorry-:)

Hi Alex from Ukraine! I think he is David Moyes. I’m really not sure but I reckon they are football players. I think serendipity is a word which is related to the nature.

Hi Elghoul I only know Mahraz as an Algerian football player. Excuse me-:) I’m not sure but Mers El Kebir naval base might be bombarded at the Second World War. y e v m e n s a i d e n-:)

Hi Mobecham! (Questions about Sir Alex Ferguson) I reckon it might be more than a hundred games and I think he won at least fourty percent of them. In U.K cities Manchester-Liverpool and London. In Turkey I couldn’t remember-:) I’m kidding-:)

Question about football:
Which year Turkey did its best degree in the World Cup?

General knowledge question:
Who is founder of Republic of Turkey?

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mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
5414
points

One last thing
I really appreciate your help and care in answering my question and it does really help.

I understood that bike and bicycle are interchangeable nouns whereas bike is more informal.
Cycling when you refer to the sport whereas riding a bike is more like an activity or a routine.

Thank you so much Rich , Jack and Rowan :)


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mobeckham
06/10/2020 19:06
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

One last thing
I really appreciate your help and care in answering my question and it does really help.

I understood that bike and bicycle are interchangeable nouns whereas bike is more informal.
Cycling when you refer to the sport whereas riding a bike is more like an activity or a routine.

Thank you so much Rich , Jack and Rowan :)

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mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
5414
points

Hello football and English fans from around the world

Football Quiz :
How many games did Sir Alex Ferguson manage at Manchester United ? And how many games did he manage to win ?

General knowledge Quiz :
What are the largest 3 cities in England and Turkey respectively ?


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mobeckham
06/10/2020 18:39
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

Hello football and English fans from around the world

Football Quiz :
How many games did Sir Alex Ferguson manage at Manchester United ? And how many games did he manage to win ?

General knowledge Quiz :
What are the largest 3 cities in England and Turkey respectively ?

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elghoul
05/10/2020
DZ
3847
points

Hi,

Football Quizz: What Algerian player played for two different national teams?

General knowledge Quizz : When the Mers El Kebir naval base was bombarded by UK military aircraft?


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elghoul
05/10/2020 13:42
Algeria
Manchester City
3847

Hi,

Football Quizz: What Algerian player played for two different national teams?

General knowledge Quizz : When the Mers El Kebir naval base was bombarded by UK military aircraft?

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mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
5414
points

Hello Elghoul ,

I reckon he’s either Zinedine Zidane or Riyad Mahrez but I’m not sure.
I think it was bombarded during the Second World War during the 1940s.


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mobeckham
06/10/2020 18:46
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

Hello Elghoul ,

I reckon he’s either Zinedine Zidane or Riyad Mahrez but I’m not sure.
I think it was bombarded during the Second World War during the 1940s.

Daniel_Baron1503's picture
Daniel_Baron1503
06/10/2020
CO
108
points

I reckon that the player is Sofiane Feghouli, or might be Faouzi Ghoulam. I’m really not sure.

The Mers El Kebir naval base was bombarded in 3 July 1940


Daniel_Baron1503's picture
Daniel_Baron1503
06/10/2020 04:29
Colombia
Chelsea
108

I reckon that the player is Sofiane Feghouli, or might be Faouzi Ghoulam. I’m really not sure.

The Mers El Kebir naval base was bombarded in 3 July 1940

elghoul's picture
elghoul
06/10/2020
DZ
3847
points

Hi Daniel Baron1503.

The second answer is right. The base saw all French vessels destroyed. After the independance of Algeria France waited five more years before letting it back to the new nation.

I am sorry the answer to the first question is wrong. In fact there are two players who played in the great French team in 1958 just before the world Cup in Stockholm before playing for Algerie; there were Zitouni Mustapha and Mekhloufi Rachid.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
06/10/2020 13:15
Algeria
Manchester City
3847

Hi Daniel Baron1503.

The second answer is right. The base saw all French vessels destroyed. After the independance of Algeria France waited five more years before letting it back to the new nation.

I am sorry the answer to the first question is wrong. In fact there are two players who played in the great French team in 1958 just before the world Cup in Stockholm before playing for Algerie; there were Zitouni Mustapha and Mekhloufi Rachid.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
04/10/2020
DZ
3847
points

Hi.

The answer to the phrase guess might be '******** *** ****'


elghoul's picture
elghoul
04/10/2020 15:18
Algeria
Manchester City
3847

Hi.

The answer to the phrase guess might be '******** *** ****'

Emmanuel's picture
Emmanuel
03/10/2020
FR
55
points

Hi everyone
The phrase is maybe "******** *** ****l"
I'm not sure at all !
Thank you ! Have a nice sunday.


Emmanuel's picture
Emmanuel
03/10/2020 22:37
France
Manchester City
55

Hi everyone
The phrase is maybe "******** *** ****l"
I'm not sure at all !
Thank you ! Have a nice sunday.

Jhon Baron-Oliveros's picture
Jhon Baron-Oliveros
03/10/2020
CO
15
points

Hi all! I think the phase of the week is ******* *** ****.


Jhon Baron-Oliveros's picture
Jhon Baron-Oliveros
03/10/2020 13:14
Colombia
Chelsea
15

Hi all! I think the phase of the week is ******* *** ****.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020
UA
5280
points

My second question: try to be serendipitous and guess what serendipity is, without looking into a dictionary. If you do so, you are definitely serendipitists! :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020 13:00
Ukraine
Liverpool
5280

My second question: try to be serendipitous and guess what serendipity is, without looking into a dictionary. If you do so, you are definitely serendipitists! :-)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
5414
points

Hey Alex ,

I tried my best not to look in the dictionary but I couldn’t and I understood it means something happening by chance but I’m not serendipitous lol :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/10/2020 18:51
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

Hey Alex ,

I tried my best not to look in the dictionary but I couldn’t and I understood it means something happening by chance but I’m not serendipitous lol :)

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020
UA
5280
points

My first question: What connects Geoff Hurst, Tofiq Bahramov and Gottfried Dienst? What are these people famous for? Folks, try to answer without googling first. :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020 12:53
Ukraine
Liverpool
5280

My first question: What connects Geoff Hurst, Tofiq Bahramov and Gottfried Dienst? What are these people famous for? Folks, try to answer without googling first. :-)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
5414
points

I think they are all connected to the only World Cup trophy that was won by England in 1966


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/10/2020 18:55
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

I think they are all connected to the only World Cup trophy that was won by England in 1966

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020
UA
5280
points

The Phrase is TO ******** *** ****.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020 12:42
Ukraine
Liverpool
5280

The Phrase is TO ******** *** ****.

Max Alex's picture
Max Alex
03/10/2020
VN
388
points

My answer to this week's football phrase is: "******* *** ****.
Thank you.


Max Alex's picture
Max Alex
03/10/2020 02:38
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
388

My answer to this week's football phrase is: "******* *** ****.
Thank you.

Max Alex's picture
Max Alex
03/10/2020
VN
388
points

I propose that the correct answer to the football phrase in the profile page is uncensored after next week's podcast release.
More or less the football phrases are advanced and uncommon. So I think it had better we learners could revise it occasionally in the future.
What do you think, Jack, Rich, and Rowan?


Max Alex's picture
Max Alex
03/10/2020 15:40
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
388

I propose that the correct answer to the football phrase in the profile page is uncensored after next week's podcast release.
More or less the football phrases are advanced and uncommon. So I think it had better we learners could revise it occasionally in the future.
What do you think, Jack, Rich, and Rowan?

Vic
02/10/2020
MX
309
points

Choose one question about football.

Who is the most famous football player at Preston North Football Club?

Choose one general knowledge question.

Who sings "La vie en rose"


Vic
02/10/2020 21:42
Mexico
Liverpool
309

Choose one question about football.

Who is the most famous football player at Preston North Football Club?

Choose one general knowledge question.

Who sings "La vie en rose"

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
5414
points

Hello Vic ,

I believe he’s Tom Finney who was their top scorer during the 40s and 50s and when he retired , they were relegated to the second division of English football.

I’m not very good at French music sorry. I’m into English music only :)
So I have no idea but when I asked a Moroccan friend of mine , she told me it was sung by Edith Piaf.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/10/2020 19:01
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

Hello Vic ,

I believe he’s Tom Finney who was their top scorer during the 40s and 50s and when he retired , they were relegated to the second division of English football.

I’m not very good at French music sorry. I’m into English music only :)
So I have no idea but when I asked a Moroccan friend of mine , she told me it was sung by Edith Piaf.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
05/10/2020
DZ
3847
points

Hi Vic,

I reckon that singer is Edith Piaf.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
05/10/2020 13:45
Algeria
Manchester City
3847

Hi Vic,

I reckon that singer is Edith Piaf.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
04/10/2020
UA
5280
points

Two Davids are the most famous players who defended the club's colours: David Moyes and David Beckham.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
04/10/2020 01:33
Ukraine
Liverpool
5280

Two Davids are the most famous players who defended the club's colours: David Moyes and David Beckham.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
04/10/2020
UA
5280
points

"La vie en rose" was once perfectly sung by Edith Piaf.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
04/10/2020 01:21
Ukraine
Liverpool
5280

"La vie en rose" was once perfectly sung by Edith Piaf.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
02/10/2020
TR
5414
points

This week’s football phrase is ( ******** *** *** out ) or ( ******** out *** ***)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
02/10/2020 19:44
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

This week’s football phrase is ( ******** *** *** out ) or ( ******** out *** ***)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
04/10/2020
TR
5414
points

******** *** **** :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
04/10/2020 09:33
Turkey
Manchester United
5414

******** *** **** :)

Marco Zapien's picture
Marco Zapien
02/10/2020
MX
41
points

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


Marco Zapien's picture
Marco Zapien
02/10/2020 19:13
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
41

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

Daniel_Baron1503's picture
Daniel_Baron1503
02/10/2020
CO
108
points

Hi everyone
I think that the phrase of the week is ******** *** ***.


Daniel_Baron1503's picture
Daniel_Baron1503
02/10/2020 18:55
Colombia
Chelsea
108

Hi everyone
I think that the phrase of the week is ******** *** ***.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham5414
2Alex_from_Ukraine5280
3kwesimanifest4754
4wsanta4537
5Liubomyr4121
6elghoul3847
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia70986
2Ukraine32174
3Serbia27042
4Spain22536
5Albania20475
6Macedonia19059
7Brazil16867
8Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
9Vietnam15312
10Armenia13667
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United133656
2Liverpool89833
3Chelsea77695
4Arsenal71213
5Manchester City44040
6Leicester City11681
7Tottenham Hotspur11530
8Newcastle United9714
9West Ham United4974
10Leeds United4808

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: Guessing

Vocabulary: Getting something wrong

Vocabulary: Stalling for time

Task: Write a quiz question