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Nicknames - 16/17 ep.6

Nicknames - 16/17 ep.6

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the latest in the Premier League and focus on the history behind the nicknames of three Premier League clubs: Manchester Utd, West Ham and Arsenal. The language focus is on narrative tenses, which are tenses in the past that are often used to tell stories and anecdotes. In our pronunciation section, we take a look at some place names and Premier League clubs that are difficult to pronounce. The difference between what you say and what you read is often very different. We also have news about our Premier Skills Fantasy Football team, your chance to make a prediction on this week's big Premier League match and a new football phrase for you to guess.

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary

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

In the UK, it’s really common for kids and teenagers, especially boys, to be given a nickname.

Matt Busby decided that he liked this name because it sounded more intimidating.

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

Activity 1: In this activity, have a look at the vocabulary and try to match it to the correct definition.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Arsenal have a cannon in the middle of their club badge. Why do you think they are called 'The Gunners'?

Language - Narrative Tenses

In the podcast, Rich ad Jack spoke about the nicknames of three Premier League clubs: Manchester Utd, West Ham and Arsenal. They told a story or anecdote about how the nicknames of these clubs originated. When they were speaking, they used a lot of past tenses. Past tenses to tell stories are often called narrative tenses. Narrative tenses are what we should normally use when we are telling a story that took place in the past. Let's take a look at some examples of narrative tenses from the podcast:

Past Simple

We use the past simple to talk about something that happened once (e.g. Zlatan scored on Saturday) or many times in the past (e.g. Pele scored many goals), for a period of time in the past (e.g. Ronaldo played in the Premier League for 6 years) or to describe states in the past (Diego Maradona was a great player). This is one example from the podcast:

Matt Busby, who was a famous Man Utd manager in the 1960s, made the decision to change the club’s nickname.

Past Continuous

We use the past continuous in a number of ways but the main reasons are to talk about something that continued for a long time or to say what was happening before and/or after a specific action or time. The action is usually the past simple and the description before the.action is the past continuous. This is one example that happens at football matches:

While the home fans were singing the away team scored a goal. 

Past Perfect

When we talk about something that happened in the past we sometimes want to refer back to something that happened before that time. We can use the past perfect tense (had + past participle) to do this. This is an example from the podcast:

A few years earlier, there had been a very famous rugby team in Manchester.

Past Perfect Continuous

We use the past perfect continuous for something that started in the past and continued up to another time in the past. Here is an example from the podcast. The journalists watched them play before calling them 'The Red Devils' so the first tense is the past perfect continuous.

The French journalists that had been watching them play called them ‘Les Diables Rouges’.

Now in this activity, take a look at the text and decide which narrative tense to use in each sentence. Then, take a look at our course, Leicester City -The Champions of England. On the course, there are lessons about storytelling and narrative tenses.

Activity 2: Read this story about the lottery and decide which tense you should use: the past simple, past continuous, past perfect or past perfect continuous.
Can you write the correct tense in the gaps?

West Ham was originally called Thames Ironworks FC and, like many football clubs, was founded in the late 19th century for workers at large factories.

Pronunciation - Difficult place names

In this week's podcast, we looked at some Premier League clubs and cities in the UK that are difficult to pronounce. It's often difficult to pronounce them because what you read and what you say are very different. Practise saying these places, some of them are present or past Premier League clubs. We've added a few difficult ones to the list! If you're not sure of a word, there's a great website called youglish.com where you can check your answers. You can type in any word you want (including place names!) and it will find lots and lots of examples of that word from youtube videos. Let us know if it helps in the comments section below.

Can you say these places in the UK?

Middlesbrough

Bournemouth

Leicester

Worcestershire

Edinburgh

Cambridge

Derby

Norwich

Reading

The River Thames

Fred the Red is Manchester Utd's mascot. But why are they called 'The Red Devils'?

Transcript

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

Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: Hi everyone. I’m Jack and every week we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: We’re going to be talking about the latest action in the Premier League and then tell you a few stories about where Premier League nicknames come from.

Jack: And the language focus this week is on narrative tenses which are tenses that are used to talk about the past..

Rich: We have some more pronunciation practice, a new football phrase for you and this week’s Premier League prediction. You’ll have to be quick with your predictions this week because this week’s big match is on Friday!

Jack: But, let’s begin by talking about what’s been happening on the website this week.

Social

Jack: We’ve got a new player article on the website. It’s all about the Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling.

Rich: I imagine he’s celebrating this week after City’s win against Utd in the Manchester Derby! We’ve put a football English quiz on there too so it’s a good chance to learn some difficult football words.

Jack: We had some comments on the Manchester Derby podcast we did last week. We asked you what was special about derby matches. Poui from Laos said they’re special because they are emotional, passionate and there’s always a great atmosphere.

Rich: Davilillons from Spain said they’re special because you remember these matches for a long time and KwesiManifest from Ghana said they’re special because of the jubilation that fans feel after their team has won a derby.

Jack: There were some great words in your comments and remember if you want us to correct your vocabulary or grammar just write ‘correct me’ at the beginning of your comment. What about our Fantasy Football team, Rich?

Rich: You can check out how the Premier Skills team did in Gameweek 4 on our Fantasy Football page - again there is a link on this page. I had to make some last minute changes to the team. I hope nobody minds.

Jack: I had my best week so far. Laurent Koscielny scored a bicycle kick and Watford’s Odion Ighalo got me 11 points! Are you in our Premier Skills League? Check out the page for more details and Fantasy Football chat.

Latest news

Jack: What’s been happening in the Premier League this week, Rich?

Rich: I’m going to start this section a bit differently this week and I’m going to read Gameweek 4’s match results.

Jack: Go on then.

Rich: Here we go. The Cherries 1-0 The Baggies, The Clarets 1-1 The Tigers, The Smoggies 1-2 The Eagles

Jack: What? Wait. Stop!

Rich: What’s the matter?

Jack: I think we should explain.

Rich: OK, yes, you’re right. This week’s main topic is Premier League nicknames. A nickname, of course, is an informal name that is given to a team or a person.

Jack: In the UK, it’s really common for kids and teenagers, especially boys, to be given a nickname. These names are often based on someone's surname or family name. My family name is Radford and my nickname was Radders. You might see that my team in 

Fantasy Football is called Radders Utd.

Rich: My nickname was similar. My surname is Moon and my nickname was Moony. It’s really common just to add a y to the surname. You can have Smithy, Jonesy there are loads.

Jack: And we have nicknames in the Premier League, too. Some nicknames are really boring like your team Liverpool - The Reds. It’s just based on the colour of the shirt. But some are much more interesting.

Rich: In a minute or two, we’re going to talk about three Premier League nicknames in more detail, but first, I’m going to continue reading last weekend’s football results.

Jack: We want to test your knowledge of Premier League nicknames. While Rich speaks we want you to think what the official name is. If you’re not sure you can pause the podcast and click on the club badges at the top of the page. Find the nicknames in the text and at the same time you will be practising your scanning skills which is a reading skill you need to use for lots of English exams and in real life, too!

Rich: OK, The Red Devils 1-2 The Citizens, The Gunners 2-1 The Saints, The Cherries 1-0 The Baggies, The Clarets 1-1 The Tigers, The Smoggies 1-2 The Eagles, The Reds 4-1 The Foxes, The Irons 2-4 The Hornets, The Potters 0-4 Spurs, The Swans 2-2 The Blues.

Jack: Did you understand? Let us know in the comments section how many you got right!

Rich: Some nicknames are based on the colour of their shirts. Liverpool are The Reds, Burnley: The Clarets, claret is a type of wine and means dark red and of course, Chelsea: The Blues.

Jack: But some are much more interesting and we’re going to take a look at three of them. Let’s start with Manchester Utd.

Rich: Man Utd’s nickname is the Red Devils. There is a picture of a red devil in the centre of Man Utd’s club badge. The Devil is used in many religions to describe the most powerful evil being. However, a devil is also used more informally to describe people who behave badly or are naughty. It’s often used to describe naughty children.

Jack: The nickname started to be used in the 1960s. It is said that Matt Busby, who was a famous Man Utd manager in the 1960s, made the decision to change the club’s nickname. A few years earlier, there had been a very famous rugby team in Manchester - they were called Salford.

Rich: Salford went on a tour of France to play rugby. They won every match they played. They played spectacular matches and won by many, many points. The French journalists that had been watching them play called them ‘Les Diables Rouges’ which, translated into English, is ‘The Red Devils.’

Jack: Matt Busby decided that he liked this name because it sounded more intimidating than the nickname they had been using - the Busby Babes. The Red Devils started to be used on scarves and match programmes and was put on the Manchester Utd shirt in 1971. Man Utd’s mascot since 1994 has been Fred the Red, who is a devil and is on the pitch on match days.

Rich: The Red Devils - it doesn’t scare me much! Another two interesting nicknames are The Gunners and The Irons or The Hammers. The Gunners is Arsenal’s nickname and West Ham have two nicknames - The Hammers and The Irons.

Jack: Most football clubs in the UK were founded, which is an official word for started an organisation, at the end of the 19th century. Football was played and watched by working class people who worked in factories and heavy industries like steelworks and shipbuilding.

Rich: Before West Ham were called West Ham they were known as Thames Ironworks. An ironworks is a factory where objects are made from the metal - iron. Thames Ironworks was the name of the factory and company - named after the River Thames that flows through London.

Jack: Thames Ironworks created a football team from employees at the factory in 1895 and five years later this team became West Ham United. Both of West Ham’s nicknames come from this background. The Irons from the ironworks and The Hammers because hammers are tools that were often used in the ironworks. If you take a look at West Ham’s club badge you can see two hammers in the picture.

Rich: Arsenal’s nickname The Gunners is similar. In the 19th century there were lots of military and army buildings and military hospitals in the area of London and a group of workers from a military factory started the club.

Jack: So, Arsenal’s nickname became the Gunners and you can see a picture of a cannon on the club badge.

Rich: So that’s three interesting nicknames in the Premier League. Do you know anything else about nicknames in the Premier League or nicknames for teams in your country? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Language Focus

Jack: We’ve just told you three stories about nicknames. When we were speaking we used past tenses a lot. When we tell stories these past tenses are called narrative tenses.

Rich: Let’s look at the story about Manchester Utd. We can see some different past tenses being used. We heard the past simple, for example: Matt Busby, who was a famous Man Utd manager in the 1960s, made the decision to change the club’s nickname.

Jack: We also heard the past perfect, for example: A few years earlier, there had been a very famous rugby team in Manchester.

Rich: We also heard the past perfect continuous, for example: The French journalists that had been watching them play called them ‘Les Diables Rouges’.

Jack: In the language activities below this podcast we look at narrative tenses in more detail and have some activities for you to do.

Pronunciation

Rich: In this week’s pronunciation section we’re going to take a look at some difficult place names and help you pronounce them properly.

Jack: Problems often happen when you see a word written down and try to say it as it’s written. Quite often in English, words are not written and said in the same way.

Rich: Jack, to give everyone a chance to pronounce the place, we’re going to do a little quiz. We want everyone to shout out the answer when you know it to test your pronunciation.

Jack: Great I love quizzes.

Rich: This team is playing in the Champions League for the first time this week.

Jack: Err, no I don’t know.

Rich: If you know the answer, just shout it out. OK, this team have an Italian manager that loves pizza.

Jack: No, err I don’t know. Anyone else? Shout out the answer if you know!

Rich: Come on! They won the Premier League title last season! They’re called the Foxes.

Jack: Alright! I know. It’s Leicester. Leicester City. Leicester City are Champions of England. It’s a difficult place to pronounce.

Rich: OK everybody try and repeat. Leicester…..Leicester City……..Leicester City are Champions of England.

Jack: OK, I have one for you. Remember if you know the place just shout it out.

Rich: Go on then.

Jack: You can get good ice cream here.

Rich: No idea.

Jack: They have just signed my namesake.

Rich: Nope still don’t know.

Jack: Their nickname is The Cherries.

Rich: Alright I know. It’s Bournemouth. Bournemouth is next to the beach. Bournemouth have signed Jack Wilshere. Another difficult place to pronounce.

Jack: OK everybody try and repeat. Bournemouth……. Bournemouth is next to the beach……. Bournemouth have signed Jack Wilshere.

Rich: Last one. They got promoted last year. Remember if you know shout out the answer.

Jack: Errr Hull?

Rich: No. Alvaro Negredo and Victor Valdes play for them.

Jack: Shout it out if you know the answer. I don’t know.

Rich: They’re nickname is Smoggies or the Boro!

Jack: I know. It’s Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough got promoted last season. Victor Valdes plays for Middlesbrough.

Rich: OK everybody try and repeat. Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough got promoted last season. Victor Valdes plays for Middlesbrough.

Jack: So that’s three difficult Premier League teams and UK cities that are difficult to pronounce, especially when you see them written down.

Rich: Which words do you have problems pronouncing? Let us know in the comments section!

Football Phrase

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

Jack: Yes, I have, but first last week’s football phrase. The phrase was ‘local rival’. The first word ‘local’ means to be connected to your area or region geographically and the second word ‘rival’ means an opponent or quite often a team that you don’t like very much. Manchester Utd and Manchester City are local rivals.

Rich: Well done to Kwesimanifest from Ghana, Liubomyr from Ukraine and Ghigo from Italy. You all got the right answer.

Jack: This week’s phrase is to *** ** *** *****. This is an idiom and it means to avoid making a decision one way or the other. When someone is asked for a prediction in a football match and they choose a draw they can be described as ******** ** *** *****. Keep listening to the prediction and see if you can hear Rich using this week’s football phrase.

Prediction

Jack: I see that nobody predicted the Manchester Derby last week. I went for a draw, you went for a Man Utd win and 67% of our listeners also went for a Man Utd win so no points for anybody this week. What match are you going to talk about this week?

Rich: You have to be quick with your predictions this week. The big match is Chelsea against Liverpool and it kicks off on Friday evening at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are unbeaten but they dropped their first points of the season in a 2-2 draw against Swansea last week. Liverpool had a fantastic 4-1 win against Leicester. Costa and HAzard are looking good for Chelsea and Firmino and Mane for Liverpool. I’m going to *** ** *** ***** in this one and go for a draw. Final score: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

Jack: Can’t see Liverpool winning this one. I think Chelsea will win 3-1.

Rich: Remember to make your prediction in our vote at the bottom of the page in our Premier Prediction League!

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. And remember to take a look at our Fantasy Football page and join in the discussions!

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

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In this week’s podcast, we spoke about Premier League nicknames, narrative tenses and difficult words to pronounce
  1. Which team has the best nickname in the Premier League? Do teams in your country have nicknames? What are they?

  2. Are nicknames important for fans and the history of football clubs? Do people in your country usually have nicknames?

  3. Can you tell us a short anecdote or story about a football club or player? Can you use different narrative tenses?

  4. Which place names in the UK do you find difficult to pronounce? Are there any places in your country that are especially difficult to say?

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hsn's picture
hsn
06/01/2021
TR
5062
points

Please correct me.

1-I know only my team nickname “Spurs” I think, it’s best nickname in the Premier League-:)

In my country almost all the teams have nickname. My team Beşiktaş nickname is literally “Black Eagles” colour of team’s kit is black and white.
This nick name given by a fan. At a very hard and spectacular match in 1940-41 season, an excited fan starts to shout as “Come on! Black Eagles” (of course in Turkish-:) then all the fans start to cheer on with him.
When cheering, fans move up their arms and open hands like eagle paws . This figure intimidates opponents-:) As seen as follow link.

https://www.ajansbesiktas.com/her-besiktaslinin-ezbere-yaptigi-hareket-k...

2-Like U.K it’s common for kids or youths to be given nickname in my country. It’s generally shortened version of their name. However it’s not polite to call people with nickname based on their physical appearance.

3- At the beginning of the national independence war in 1919 all the football teams players had left İstanbul city and they attended to the military service. Many of them had been fallen martyr.

4- It needs practise. Manchester City Turkish player’s surname is "Gündoğan" English native speaker commentators find hard to pronounce it. Because there is no “ü" and "ğ” letters in English alphabet.


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hsn
06/01/2021 18:06
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5062

Please correct me.

1-I know only my team nickname “Spurs” I think, it’s best nickname in the Premier League-:)

In my country almost all the teams have nickname. My team Beşiktaş nickname is literally “Black Eagles” colour of team’s kit is black and white.
This nick name given by a fan. At a very hard and spectacular match in 1940-41 season, an excited fan starts to shout as “Come on! Black Eagles” (of course in Turkish-:) then all the fans start to cheer on with him.
When cheering, fans move up their arms and open hands like eagle paws . This figure intimidates opponents-:) As seen as follow link.

https://www.ajansbesiktas.com/her-besiktaslinin-ezbere-yaptigi-hareket-k...

2-Like U.K it’s common for kids or youths to be given nickname in my country. It’s generally shortened version of their name. However it’s not polite to call people with nickname based on their physical appearance.

3- At the beginning of the national independence war in 1919 all the football teams players had left İstanbul city and they attended to the military service. Many of them had been fallen martyr.

4- It needs practise. Manchester City Turkish player’s surname is "Gündoğan" English native speaker commentators find hard to pronounce it. Because there is no “ü" and "ğ” letters in English alphabet.

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mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6472
points

The football phrase this week is ( sit on the fence )


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mobeckham
15/05/2020 10:21
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

The football phrase this week is ( sit on the fence )

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mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6472
points

My nickname is Beckham because my friends think that I play the same like Beckham :)


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mobeckham
15/05/2020 10:20
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

My nickname is Beckham because my friends think that I play the same like Beckham :)

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mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6472
points

I find pronouncing Middlesbrough is quite difficult but I practiced with Rich and I am ok now :)


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mobeckham
15/05/2020 10:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

I find pronouncing Middlesbrough is quite difficult but I practiced with Rich and I am ok now :)

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mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6472
points

Nicknames are so important because they are easier to pronounce and sometimes fun to use and we like to use nicknames with all our friend and family by adding letters as well
Aslı becomes Aslıcım
Burak becomes Burakcım
And so on


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mobeckham
15/05/2020 10:12
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Nicknames are so important because they are easier to pronounce and sometimes fun to use and we like to use nicknames with all our friend and family by adding letters as well
Aslı becomes Aslıcım
Burak becomes Burakcım
And so on

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mobeckham
15/05/2020
TR
6472
points

I think The Cherries sounds cool and The Foxes as well
Yes teams in Turkey have nicknames like
Aslanlar (The Lions) for Galatasaray
Sarı Kanaryalar (The Yellow Canaries) for Fenerbahçe
Kara Kartallar (The Black Eagles) for Beşiktaş
Karadeniz Fırtınası (The Black Sea Storm) for Trabzonspor
Yeşil Timsahlar (Green Crocodiles) for Bursaspor


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mobeckham
15/05/2020 10:08
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

I think The Cherries sounds cool and The Foxes as well
Yes teams in Turkey have nicknames like
Aslanlar (The Lions) for Galatasaray
Sarı Kanaryalar (The Yellow Canaries) for Fenerbahçe
Kara Kartallar (The Black Eagles) for Beşiktaş
Karadeniz Fırtınası (The Black Sea Storm) for Trabzonspor
Yeşil Timsahlar (Green Crocodiles) for Bursaspor

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wsanta
02/10/2019
AR
5085
points

I'm surprised, the Iron Maiden band supports West Ham that also are irons.


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wsanta
02/10/2019 13:04
Argentina
Leeds United
5085

I'm surprised, the Iron Maiden band supports West Ham that also are irons.

sabanoleg
25/10/2017
UA
2337
points

In my country nicknames are not very common but I support the Lions.Lion is on the badge of Karpaty Lviv.


sabanoleg
25/10/2017 10:50
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

In my country nicknames are not very common but I support the Lions.Lion is on the badge of Karpaty Lviv.

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aragorn1986
13/11/2016
ME
3557
points

I've heard a story of a young lady who was selling a soap in front of the Upton Park. She was standing there and just out of blue starting singing 'I'm forever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles in the air' so she could get attention of the local fans passing by the stadium, and sell some goods of course. But what she didn't expected is that these fans really liked the lyrics and and so they continued singing it from week to week. And so it remained..That's one of the stories I've heard about the football clubs. A nice story, isn't it?


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aragorn1986
13/11/2016 11:00
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I've heard a story of a young lady who was selling a soap in front of the Upton Park. She was standing there and just out of blue starting singing 'I'm forever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles in the air' so she could get attention of the local fans passing by the stadium, and sell some goods of course. But what she didn't expected is that these fans really liked the lyrics and and so they continued singing it from week to week. And so it remained..That's one of the stories I've heard about the football clubs. A nice story, isn't it?

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aragorn1986
13/11/2016
ME
3557
points

Nicknames are important. Usually people get nicknames thanks to some funny event or a fact. Everton FC got nickname 'Toffees' because there was a stand where fans used to bye candies in front of the stadium.


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aragorn1986
13/11/2016 10:54
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Nicknames are important. Usually people get nicknames thanks to some funny event or a fact. Everton FC got nickname 'Toffees' because there was a stand where fans used to bye candies in front of the stadium.

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aragorn1986
13/11/2016
ME
3557
points

West Ham 'The Hammers'. It sounds really powerful.


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aragorn1986
13/11/2016 10:36
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

West Ham 'The Hammers'. It sounds really powerful.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016
PS
3705
points

No there are not.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016 16:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No there are not.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016
PS
3705
points

Worcestershire is the most difficult.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016 16:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Worcestershire is the most difficult.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016
PS
3705
points

I do not know.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016 16:28
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I do not know.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016
PS
3705
points

No they are not,no they do not.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016 16:25
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No they are not,no they do not.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016
PS
3705
points

A lot of teams in my country have nicknames.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016 16:24
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

A lot of teams in my country have nicknames.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016
PS
3705
points

I think the best nickname is the hammers,it shows you how stong is this team(West Ham).


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
20/09/2016 16:23
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think the best nickname is the hammers,it shows you how stong is this team(West Ham).

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/09/2016
PS
3705
points

the phrase is set on the fence.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/09/2016 16:22
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

the phrase is set on the fence.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2016
UA
6204
points

The team of my city Khar'kov - METALLIST - was nicknamed "khor'ki" (ferrets) because the name of the small creature sound like the city's name. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2016 07:27
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

The team of my city Khar'kov - METALLIST - was nicknamed "khor'ki" (ferrets) because the name of the small creature sound like the city's name. :-)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2016
UA
6204
points

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


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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2016 07:24
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

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

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elghoul
18/09/2016
DZ
3988
points

1. I love Leicester 'foxes', it is like 'desert foxes'. I was sorry when I listened that some well established persons denied that nickname of the Algerian Football team. 2. Another nickname is beshamed around. It is the 'Chineses' applyed to the Mouloudia fans. 3. Ait Mesbah has been playing famously when his father asked him to stop playing football and allowed him to study only. 4. I am easy in pronouncing place names but it is not the case when French try to say "El Harrach". phrase : *** ** *** *****.


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elghoul
18/09/2016 16:32
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

1. I love Leicester 'foxes', it is like 'desert foxes'. I was sorry when I listened that some well established persons denied that nickname of the Algerian Football team. 2. Another nickname is beshamed around. It is the 'Chineses' applyed to the Mouloudia fans. 3. Ait Mesbah has been playing famously when his father asked him to stop playing football and allowed him to study only. 4. I am easy in pronouncing place names but it is not the case when French try to say "El Harrach". phrase : *** ** *** *****.

gunner_uz
17/09/2016
UZ
108
points

to *** ** *** ***** - this week's phrase? but why i'm able to see it in transcript??


gunner_uz
17/09/2016 17:02
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

to *** ** *** ***** - this week's phrase? but why i'm able to see it in transcript??

gunner_uz
17/09/2016
UZ
108
points

it's really difficult for me to pronounce -th- in the middle or in the end of words, so names like Bournemouth, Bath are really complicated for me. this sound is absolutely unnatural for Uzbek tongue. now, we have some difficult names of places too... let's try to say fluently Karakamysh or Kattakurgan :)


gunner_uz
17/09/2016 12:22
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

it's really difficult for me to pronounce -th- in the middle or in the end of words, so names like Bournemouth, Bath are really complicated for me. this sound is absolutely unnatural for Uzbek tongue. now, we have some difficult names of places too... let's try to say fluently Karakamysh or Kattakurgan :)

gunner_uz
17/09/2016
UZ
108
points

'correct me' did i correctly use the tense in my previous comment, when i said: ...siblings had nicknames in their childhood... i'm not still confident about using past simple or past perfect here??


gunner_uz
17/09/2016 12:09
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

'correct me' did i correctly use the tense in my previous comment, when i said: ...siblings had nicknames in their childhood... i'm not still confident about using past simple or past perfect here??

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Rich
19/09/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Gunner_UZ

Yes, in this sentence it was correct to use the past simple because you are talking about one event in the past and you are not comparing two events in the past that happened at different times.

My dad gave me a nickname when I was born and he had given my sister a nickname when she was born, too. 

In the example sentence above, you are comparing two events in the past so for the earlier event (your sister given a nickname) you can use the past perfect.

A football example might be:

Arsenal scored two late goals but Liverpool had already scored four!

Hope that helps

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
19/09/2016 08:46
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Gunner_UZ

Yes, in this sentence it was correct to use the past simple because you are talking about one event in the past and you are not comparing two events in the past that happened at different times.

My dad gave me a nickname when I was born and he had given my sister a nickname when she was born, too. 

In the example sentence above, you are comparing two events in the past so for the earlier event (your sister given a nickname) you can use the past perfect.

A football example might be:

Arsenal scored two late goals but Liverpool had already scored four!

Hope that helps

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

gunner_uz
20/09/2016
UZ
108
points

thank you for your reply. it's really helpful


gunner_uz
20/09/2016 17:37
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

thank you for your reply. it's really helpful

gunner_uz
17/09/2016
UZ
108
points

well, people in my country used to use nicknames to each other at least a generation ago, so my dad and all of his siblings had nicknames in their childhood. but now they're uncommon in our society.


gunner_uz
17/09/2016 12:04
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

well, people in my country used to use nicknames to each other at least a generation ago, so my dad and all of his siblings had nicknames in their childhood. but now they're uncommon in our society.

gunner_uz
17/09/2016
UZ
108
points

yeah, of course nicknames are important, i'd say they have special role... as people tend to simplify the names of things to make their every day language simpler, using nicknames as well help us to give informal tone to conversation and to feel you're in a friendly company. also they're useful synonymes for journalists and commentators to make their speech more various...


gunner_uz
17/09/2016 11:58
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

yeah, of course nicknames are important, i'd say they have special role... as people tend to simplify the names of things to make their every day language simpler, using nicknames as well help us to give informal tone to conversation and to feel you're in a friendly company. also they're useful synonymes for journalists and commentators to make their speech more various...

gunner_uz
17/09/2016
UZ
108
points

surely arsenal's nickname is the best: short, sounds coolly. tashkent's fc bunyodkor has nickname 'swallows' beacause 'bunyodkor' means constructor.


gunner_uz
17/09/2016 11:36
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

surely arsenal's nickname is the best: short, sounds coolly. tashkent's fc bunyodkor has nickname 'swallows' beacause 'bunyodkor' means constructor.

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Rich
19/09/2016
ES
594
points

Ha ha! I'm sure all Arsenal fans would always say their nickname is the best!


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Rich
19/09/2016 08:34
Spain
Liverpool
594

Ha ha! I'm sure all Arsenal fans would always say their nickname is the best!

davilillons
16/09/2016
ES
951
points

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


davilillons
16/09/2016 19:06
Spain
Arsenal
951

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

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Rich
16/09/2016
ES
594
points

Well done Davilillons! You've got it!


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Rich
16/09/2016 20:57
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done Davilillons! You've got it!

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kwesimanifest
16/09/2016
GH
4768
points

Thanks for the corrections Rich. I think some of my words don't sound very formal considering the words you replaed them with.


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kwesimanifest
16/09/2016 09:15
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Thanks for the corrections Rich. I think some of my words don't sound very formal considering the words you replaed them with.

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Rich
19/09/2016
ES
594
points

Your English is excellent. As you say, many of the words are to do with style and collocation rather than grammar and vocabulary.


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Rich
19/09/2016 08:34
Spain
Liverpool
594

Your English is excellent. As you say, many of the words are to do with style and collocation rather than grammar and vocabulary.

poui
15/09/2016
LA
129
points

Hi, Premier Skills English team. now I am trying to be a sport news writer here are my article if not too much please correct me. thank you for advance.
'correct me'
The Laos Premier League 2016 is almost running to the end of the season with five matches play are left. According to the result of the game that played on 14th September Lanexang United FC won 1-0 against EDL FC, and now they are taking 58 points ahead the second-place Lao Toyota FC by 3 points. Both of the clubs are taking lead 10 points ahead of the third-place CSC Champa FC. With this situation, there are only just two teams among the other clubs: Lao Toyota FC and Lanexang United FC that remaining on the way to the Championship title. The champion will automatically be qualified to play in TMCC 2016 immediately.

The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva has become the key player for Lanexang United FC by the last season outstanding scored 20 goals helped his club finish in second place and won The Minister Cup 2015. By The Laos Premier League 2016 up until now, Diego Silva has scored 18 goals in the league giving Lanexang United to the Laos League Top-flight of the league by 3 points ahead over their title rivalry, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's form is peaking by the last match played which he scored 4 goals and ended with Lanexang fantastic victory over Lao Army FC 8-0.

While Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, Japanese forward that played with the clubs since the league season 2014, score 29 times helped Lao Toyota grab the second place and scored 29 times in season 2015 served Lao Toyota FC for the debut Lao Premier League champion title and he won a top-scorer for both previous seasons. While in this League top-flight 2016, In the last matched against VSV United 2-1, he was scored a goal and gave the club 55 points in total, 3 points behind the Leader. Now He scored 13 goals in the league.

Lao Toyota FC as the Defending Champion played 21 matches, won: 18, Draw: 1, defeated: 2 and they got 55 points.
Lanexang United FC played 21 matches, won: 19, Draw: 1, Defeated: 1 and they got 58 points.

By present situation, everything is possible. Lanexang United FC will earn their Second LPL crown Or Lao Toyota FC is able to succeed in defending their League Champion?.
From four matches ahead if both teams keep winning the game it will turn the league to be more intense, because of the last League Game that Lao Toyota will away play against Lanexang United host, it might be a match that decides the LPL Champion. Lao Toyota is a bit disadvantageous if they collapse 1 of 4 games ahead they might cut themselves from the title immediately neither Lanexang United as well but better conditions than their title rivalry. By the way, we must keep an eye on their action from match to match.

The last game for LPL 2016 according to the fixture will be on first October 2016 which Lanexang United FC host the ground against Lao Toyota FC. It might be the tense match for the clubs as well as for the fans. If there is nothing went wrong before this match then this will be the intensest match of this season that could decide the Lao Premier League 2016 Champion and The League Champion as represented the top-flight of LPL will be qualified to play in TMCC 2016.
However, it is still so soon to confirm that who will be the representative club as the LPL top-flight to play in TMCC 2016.


poui
15/09/2016 20:13
Laos
Manchester United
129

Hi, Premier Skills English team. now I am trying to be a sport news writer here are my article if not too much please correct me. thank you for advance.
'correct me'
The Laos Premier League 2016 is almost running to the end of the season with five matches play are left. According to the result of the game that played on 14th September Lanexang United FC won 1-0 against EDL FC, and now they are taking 58 points ahead the second-place Lao Toyota FC by 3 points. Both of the clubs are taking lead 10 points ahead of the third-place CSC Champa FC. With this situation, there are only just two teams among the other clubs: Lao Toyota FC and Lanexang United FC that remaining on the way to the Championship title. The champion will automatically be qualified to play in TMCC 2016 immediately.

The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva has become the key player for Lanexang United FC by the last season outstanding scored 20 goals helped his club finish in second place and won The Minister Cup 2015. By The Laos Premier League 2016 up until now, Diego Silva has scored 18 goals in the league giving Lanexang United to the Laos League Top-flight of the league by 3 points ahead over their title rivalry, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's form is peaking by the last match played which he scored 4 goals and ended with Lanexang fantastic victory over Lao Army FC 8-0.

While Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, Japanese forward that played with the clubs since the league season 2014, score 29 times helped Lao Toyota grab the second place and scored 29 times in season 2015 served Lao Toyota FC for the debut Lao Premier League champion title and he won a top-scorer for both previous seasons. While in this League top-flight 2016, In the last matched against VSV United 2-1, he was scored a goal and gave the club 55 points in total, 3 points behind the Leader. Now He scored 13 goals in the league.

Lao Toyota FC as the Defending Champion played 21 matches, won: 18, Draw: 1, defeated: 2 and they got 55 points.
Lanexang United FC played 21 matches, won: 19, Draw: 1, Defeated: 1 and they got 58 points.

By present situation, everything is possible. Lanexang United FC will earn their Second LPL crown Or Lao Toyota FC is able to succeed in defending their League Champion?.
From four matches ahead if both teams keep winning the game it will turn the league to be more intense, because of the last League Game that Lao Toyota will away play against Lanexang United host, it might be a match that decides the LPL Champion. Lao Toyota is a bit disadvantageous if they collapse 1 of 4 games ahead they might cut themselves from the title immediately neither Lanexang United as well but better conditions than their title rivalry. By the way, we must keep an eye on their action from match to match.

The last game for LPL 2016 according to the fixture will be on first October 2016 which Lanexang United FC host the ground against Lao Toyota FC. It might be the tense match for the clubs as well as for the fans. If there is nothing went wrong before this match then this will be the intensest match of this season that could decide the Lao Premier League 2016 Champion and The League Champion as represented the top-flight of LPL will be qualified to play in TMCC 2016.
However, it is still so soon to confirm that who will be the representative club as the LPL top-flight to play in TMCC 2016.

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admin
16/09/2016
GB
560
points

Hi Poui

This is quite an article!

Here are some corrections:

The Laos Premier League 2016 has almost reached the end of the season with five matches left to play. According to the result of the game that played On the 14th September, Lanexang United FC won 1-0 against EDL FC, and now they have 58 points ahead of the second-place Lao Toyota FC by 3 points. Both of the clubs are 10 points ahead of the third-place CSC Champa FC. In this situation, there are only just two teams among the other clubs: Lao Toyota FC and Lanexang United FC that could still win the Championship title. The champion will automatically qualifiy to play in TMCC 2016 immediately.

For the next part, I will highlight some errors. Vocabulary in red; grammar in green

The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva has become the key player for Lanexang United FC by the last season outstanding scored 20 goals helped his club finish in second place and won The Minister Cup 2015. By The Laos Premier League 2016 up until now, Diego Silva has scored 18 goals in the league giving Lanexang United to the Laos League Top-flight of the league by 3 points ahead over their title rivalry, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's form is peaking by the last match played which he scored 4 goals and ended with a Lanexang fantastic victory over Lao Army FC 8-0.

While Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, the Japanese forward that played with the clubs since the league season 2014, score 29 times helped Lao Toyota grab the second place and scored 29 times in season 2015 served Lao Toyota FC for the debut Lao Premier League champion title and he won a top-scorer for both previous seasons. While in this League top-flight 2016, in the last matched against VSV United 2-1, he was scored a goal and gave the club 55 points in total, 3 points behind the Leader. Now He scored 13 goals in the league.

If you can correct the errors in these two paragraphs, I'll correct the end of your article!


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admin
16/09/2016 14:54
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Poui

This is quite an article!

Here are some corrections:

The Laos Premier League 2016 has almost reached the end of the season with five matches left to play. According to the result of the game that played On the 14th September, Lanexang United FC won 1-0 against EDL FC, and now they have 58 points ahead of the second-place Lao Toyota FC by 3 points. Both of the clubs are 10 points ahead of the third-place CSC Champa FC. In this situation, there are only just two teams among the other clubs: Lao Toyota FC and Lanexang United FC that could still win the Championship title. The champion will automatically qualifiy to play in TMCC 2016 immediately.

For the next part, I will highlight some errors. Vocabulary in red; grammar in green

The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva has become the key player for Lanexang United FC by the last season outstanding scored 20 goals helped his club finish in second place and won The Minister Cup 2015. By The Laos Premier League 2016 up until now, Diego Silva has scored 18 goals in the league giving Lanexang United to the Laos League Top-flight of the league by 3 points ahead over their title rivalry, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's form is peaking by the last match played which he scored 4 goals and ended with a Lanexang fantastic victory over Lao Army FC 8-0.

While Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, the Japanese forward that played with the clubs since the league season 2014, score 29 times helped Lao Toyota grab the second place and scored 29 times in season 2015 served Lao Toyota FC for the debut Lao Premier League champion title and he won a top-scorer for both previous seasons. While in this League top-flight 2016, in the last matched against VSV United 2-1, he was scored a goal and gave the club 55 points in total, 3 points behind the Leader. Now He scored 13 goals in the league.

If you can correct the errors in these two paragraphs, I'll correct the end of your article!

poui
17/09/2016
LA
129
points

Errors correction
The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva was the key player for Lanexang United last season, He had scored 20 goals in the league, plus helped his club finish in the second place and win the finale of the 'Minister Cup 2015' championship. For The Laos Premier League this season, Diego Silva has scoring 18 goals in the league and putting Lanexang United to the top of the table by 3 points ahead over their rivalry, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's form was on the peak by the match played which he hit 4 goals and end the matched with a Lanexang fantastic victory over Lao Army FC 8-0.
The Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, the Japanese forward that played with the club since 2014, He has received the top-scorer award for last two seasons. while in the League top-flight 2016, in the last matched against VSV United 2-1, he was scored the opening goal and earn full 3 points to the club which made his team 3 points behind the Leader. until now, He has scored 13 goals in the league.

please correct me and thanks for your help to correction before


poui
17/09/2016 13:23
Laos
Manchester United
129

Errors correction
The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva was the key player for Lanexang United last season, He had scored 20 goals in the league, plus helped his club finish in the second place and win the finale of the 'Minister Cup 2015' championship. For The Laos Premier League this season, Diego Silva has scoring 18 goals in the league and putting Lanexang United to the top of the table by 3 points ahead over their rivalry, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's form was on the peak by the match played which he hit 4 goals and end the matched with a Lanexang fantastic victory over Lao Army FC 8-0.
The Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, the Japanese forward that played with the club since 2014, He has received the top-scorer award for last two seasons. while in the League top-flight 2016, in the last matched against VSV United 2-1, he was scored the opening goal and earn full 3 points to the club which made his team 3 points behind the Leader. until now, He has scored 13 goals in the league.

please correct me and thanks for your help to correction before

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Rich
19/09/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Poui

You've done a good job in correcting some of your own errors. Self-correction is always an important first step when you are writing a text. I've made some further corrections below. As Jack did, I've highlighted the corrections in blue. Have a close look at the corrections and let me know if you have any questions.

The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva was the key player for Lanexang United last season, He had scored 20 goals in the league and helped his club finish in the second place and win the Minister Cup 2015 finale  championship. In the Laos Premier League this season, Diego Silva has scored 18 goals in the league putting Lanexang United at the top of the table by 3 points ahead of their rivals, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's was in peak form for the match between Lanexang and Lao Army FC which Lanexang won 8-0 as he hit 4 goals!
The Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, the Japanese forward that has played for the club since 2014, Homma has received the top-scorer award for the last two seasons. while in the League top-flight 2016, In his last matched against VSV United 2-1, Homma scored the opening goal to earn all 3 points for the club which means his team are now only 3 points behind the leaders. Homma has now scored 13 goals in the league.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
19/09/2016 08:32
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Poui

You've done a good job in correcting some of your own errors. Self-correction is always an important first step when you are writing a text. I've made some further corrections below. As Jack did, I've highlighted the corrections in blue. Have a close look at the corrections and let me know if you have any questions.

The Uruguay forward, Diego Silva was the key player for Lanexang United last season, He had scored 20 goals in the league and helped his club finish in the second place and win the Minister Cup 2015 finale  championship. In the Laos Premier League this season, Diego Silva has scored 18 goals in the league putting Lanexang United at the top of the table by 3 points ahead of their rivals, Lao Toyota FC. Diego Silva's was in peak form for the match between Lanexang and Lao Army FC which Lanexang won 8-0 as he hit 4 goals!
The Lao Toyota FC has Kazuo Homma, the Japanese forward that has played for the club since 2014, Homma has received the top-scorer award for the last two seasons. while in the League top-flight 2016, In his last matched against VSV United 2-1, Homma scored the opening goal to earn all 3 points for the club which means his team are now only 3 points behind the leaders. Homma has now scored 13 goals in the league.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

poui
19/09/2016
LA
129
points

Thanks so much Rich and I love you guys so much.


poui
19/09/2016 19:29
Laos
Manchester United
129

Thanks so much Rich and I love you guys so much.

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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016
GH
4768
points

Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool


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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016 07:52
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool

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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016
GH
4768
points

Correct me: Manchester United 'was' a force to reckon with in the latter days of Sir Alex Ferguson's era as a manager. A few years earlier, there 'had been' a consitent style of attacking football played by the united team. Its not in doubt that the fans of united that had been watching thier matches are having their confidence rejuvenated by the appointment of their new manager.


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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016 07:11
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Correct me: Manchester United 'was' a force to reckon with in the latter days of Sir Alex Ferguson's era as a manager. A few years earlier, there 'had been' a consitent style of attacking football played by the united team. Its not in doubt that the fans of united that had been watching thier matches are having their confidence rejuvenated by the appointment of their new manager.

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Rich
15/09/2016
ES
594
points

HI Kwesimanifest 

All of this looks great! I've made a few changes to a couple of the tenses and a few of your phrases below. The changes are in blue. Have a look and get back to me if you're not sure why I changed them.

Manchester United was a force to reckon with in the latter days of Sir Alex Ferguson's era as manager.  A few years ago, there was a consistent style of attacking football played by the united team. There is no doubt that the fans of united that have been watching thier matches have had their confidence rejuvenated by the appointment of their new manager.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
15/09/2016 10:03
Spain
Liverpool
594

HI Kwesimanifest 

All of this looks great! I've made a few changes to a couple of the tenses and a few of your phrases below. The changes are in blue. Have a look and get back to me if you're not sure why I changed them.

Manchester United was a force to reckon with in the latter days of Sir Alex Ferguson's era as manager.  A few years ago, there was a consistent style of attacking football played by the united team. There is no doubt that the fans of united that have been watching thier matches have had their confidence rejuvenated by the appointment of their new manager.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016
GH
4768
points

Yes people have nicknames especially in high school and university level


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
15/09/2016 07:00
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Yes people have nicknames especially in high school and university level

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
15/09/2016
GH
4768
points

Accra Hearts of Oak is called "Phobia" and Kumasi Asante Kotoko is called "Fabulous"


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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016 05:17
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Accra Hearts of Oak is called "Phobia" and Kumasi Asante Kotoko is called "Fabulous"

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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016
GH
4768
points

I think arsenal has the best nickname in the premier league


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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016 05:15
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I think arsenal has the best nickname in the premier league

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
15/09/2016
GH
4768
points

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


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kwesimanifest
15/09/2016 04:57
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

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

Rich's picture
Rich
15/09/2016
ES
594
points

Bang in the top corner! I've covered up your answer for now to give others a chance to guess!


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Rich
15/09/2016 09:55
Spain
Liverpool
594

Bang in the top corner! I've covered up your answer for now to give others a chance to guess!

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Liubomyr
14/09/2016
UA
4408
points

The phrase was ‘*** ** *** *****’, very simple this time))


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Liubomyr
14/09/2016 17:06
Ukraine
Watford
4408

The phrase was ‘*** ** *** *****’, very simple this time))

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admin
14/09/2016
GB
560
points

Well done Liubomyr! Perhaps you'd like to suggest a phrase for next week...?


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admin
14/09/2016 19:28
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Well done Liubomyr! Perhaps you'd like to suggest a phrase for next week...?

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