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Olivier Giroud in action for Arsenal in the North London derby.

Podcast 25

Podcast 25

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In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich talk about the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and also talk about regrets that Arsene Wenger might have about the match. Rich and Jack also talk about some of their own regrets. The language focus is the structures and vocabulary we use to talk about regrets in the past and we have a new riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition.

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast below

  2. Listen to Lily, who is this week's Premier League fan.

  3. Guess Lily's favourite team.

  4. Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

  5. If you are not logged in or a registered member, you can register for free in the top right corner 

How much did you understand?

In this podcast, Rich and Jack spoke about regrets. Try the activities below to see how much you learned:
 

"I’m really kicking myself for getting that question wrong."

"Arsene Wenger probably regrets not attacking more in the first half."

Activity 1: In this activity, match the words from the podcast to the correct definition.
Were any of the words we used in the podcast new for you?
 

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, said that he felt relief and regret after the North London derby!

In the podcast, Jack and Rich used different structures to talk about regrets. Have a look at the sentences and activities below to help you understand. If you want to know more, take a look at the grammar pages on our Learn English website.

"I wish I had learned a foreign language at school."

"I still regret not studying more French or especially Spanish."

Activity 2: There are many ways to express regret in English. Have a go at this activity and see if you understand some of the different ways.
Can you choose the right words to complete each sentence?

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.

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: This week, we’re going to talk about some of the things managers say after matches, the language focus is past regrets and later I’ll make another Premier League prediction.

Jack: And you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition.

Rich: What was the answer to last week’s riddle Jack?Jack: Ah, yes. Last week it was Sophie... her favourite Premier League team is Southampton.

Rich: We had lots of correct entries so congratulations to everybody who got it right. I think if you know your Premier League nicknames, you would have got this one right.  

Jack: At the end, Sophie said ‘Come on you Saints!’ and the Saints are of course Southampton’s nickname.

Rich: You might also have got the answer if you know your geography! She said her club was one of only two on the south coast of England.

Jack: Maybe a few of our listeners had a quick look on Google maps!

Rich: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers...

Jack: and the seventh winner of the What’s my team? competition is Rafael24 a Manchester Utd from Ecuador. Congratulations Rafael, we’ll be in contact with you this week.

Rich: Well done Rafael! Later on in the podcast, you can listen to this week’s What’s my team riddle.

Jack: Last week we asked you about superstitions in your country and asked you if you do anything that you think brings your team luck.

Rich: We had lots of responses and it was really interesting to read your answers.

Jack: Lots of your answers involved clothes. Aragorn1986 from Montenegro wears a special football shirt for big matches and VerdMead96 from Poland wears her Man Utd shirt or scarf. Chansophal from Cambodia makes sure he doesn’t wear a red shirt on Mondays. But NyiNyi from Myanmar says that if you wear your team shirt on match day your team will lose!

Rich: Besian from Kosovo has to watch Arsenal because if he doesn’t watch the match, he thinks his team will lose and Cvanessa13 from Ecuador believes in the power of positive thinking.

Jack: Many of you said that you don’t believe in superstitions and luck but you do pray for your team. Louma from Algeria and Juanito from Jordan pray for their team, and Abdallah in Kuwait holds prayer beads.

Rich: You also told us about some superstitions in your country. Mkoriev from Uzbekistan told us that people sometimes hang horseshoes on their doors to bring good luck. SalvaGH form Spain says that breaking a mirror will bring you bad luck but throwing rice at couples getting married will ring you good luck.

Jack: Nikosonris from Ukraine said that if you buy flowers for someone, you should buy an odd number because an even amount is for funerals! But my favourite was what Shefeek from India told us. He said that a goalkeeper in a local team always needs chewing gum when he plays and sometimes his teammates hide it and the keeper goes bananas!

Rich: The expression ‘to go bananas’ means to go a bit crazy or angry and I would go bananas if my teammates kept taking something that belonged to me!

Jack: Sorry if we didn’t mention your comment this week, but please continue to write to us with any your comments or questions and we’ll get back to you.

Rich: And if you see an interesting comment on the website don’t forget you can write back to all our listeners by clicking on reply below their comment

Jack: The top of the Premier League table looks very exciting this week, doesn’t it Rich?

Rich: Yes, there are only two points between the top four clubs after wins for Man Utd and Leicester and Arsenal and Manchester City only managing draws.

Jack: Jamie Vardy scored again for Leicester and Arsenal drew 1-1 in the North London derby against Tottenham.

Rich: Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, said that his team deserved more but he was happy because it had been a busy week for his team.

Jack: But Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, said it was a fair result. He also said that he felt a mixture of relief and regret.

Rich: I imagine he felt relief because he didn’t lose the match. When you are losing and you come back to draw it’s always a good feeling, especially in a local derby.

Jack: Relief means the happiness you feel after something that was stressful has finished, so I imagine Wenger was relieved but he said he felt regret too. This is probably because Arsenal didn’t win the match.

Rich: He probably regrets not attacking more in the first half when Tottenham were the better team. And I imagine he wishes that he had made some different substitutions or changed tactics earlier.

Jack: I imagine he was really kicking himself after the game!

Rich: That’s definitely a good idiom to use in this situation. To kick yourself means to regret doing something and can be either something bad you’ve done or something good that you didn’t do.

Jack: So after an exam for example you could say ‘I’m really kicking myself for getting that question wrong’ when you realise that the correct answer was easy.

Rich: And maybe Wenger was kicking himself for not making the correct substitutions or changing Arsenal’s tactics.

Jack: When we talk about past regrets we often use specific structures - earlier Rich said “He probably regrets not attacking in the first half”

Rich: When we talk about regrets we can use the word ‘regret’ plus the verb in the -ing form or the gerund. He regrets not attacking.

Jack: Rich also said “He wishes he had made some different substitutions”. Here Rich used the word ‘wish’ plus the past perfect to talk about a past regret. Do you have any regrets Rich?

Rich: I wish I had learned a foreign language at school. I had one year of German and that was it. I didn’t think it was important when I was at school.

Jack: It would have been really useful but I suppose you didn’t know that you were going to become an English teacher in another country..

Rich: No, I didn’t but I still regret not studying more French or especially Spanish, when I was at school. What about you Jack? Do you have any regrets?

Jack: Regrets? I’ve had a few... I think that my biggest regret is about a guitar. When I was a student, I had a beautiful Spanish guitar. I don’t remember the brand, I bought it second hand ata market and it wasn’t expensive, but it had a really beautiful sound and I loved playing it. Anyhow, I really wanted an electric and in the end, I sold my beautiful spanish guitar and bought a really bad electric guitar. I’ve been searching for a spanish guitar that sounds like that guitar ever since. I really wish I hadn’t sold it.

Rich: I suppose we all have some regrets and it would be great to hear from you in our comments section and don’t forget to try to use wish plus the past perfect or regret plus the verb in the -ing form.

Jack: Right, I think it’s time for this week’s competition: ‘What’s my Team?’

Rich: Here is what you have to do. Listen to a Premier League fan, who will talk about their favourite team and then write the name of the team  in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Jack: And for each of the 20 podcast competitions the lucky winner will receive a fantastic Samsung Galaxy Tablet. We wish you the best of luck!

Rich: Right, so this week, our Premier League fan is Lily. Listen to Lily's riddle and try to work out what’s her team?

Lily: We’ve been in the Premier League since 2011 and have become known for our passing style of play. We finished in our highest ever Premier League position last season and I think this season we’re going to do even better. We’re the only Premier League team not from England so every away game is a trip abroad for us!

Jack: A trip abroad? That’s a tricky one. I think a few of you might be looking on Google maps again! Now, it’s time for your prediction Rich. How did you do last week

Rich: You know I got it wrong again. I went for an Arsenal win but the North London derby finished in a 1-1 draw.

Jack: You weren’t the only one. Many of our listeners agreed with you but some great predictors did choose a draw. Well done to Grigor25 from Armenia, Yafmaverick and Rema from Serbia, and elghoul from Algeria, and a special congratulations to Sadulla from Uzbekistan who predicted the correct result and the correct score - a 1-1 draw.

Rich: There are no Premier League matches this weekend as we take another international break. Most international teams will be taking part in friendly matches but there are some important play-off matches in Europe and the four winners will progress to the European Championships in France next summer. The matches are Bosnia & Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland, Ukraine v Slovenia, Sweden v Denmark and Hungary v Norway. I predict that Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine, Sweden and Norway will be the winners. Let me know if you agree or disagree?

Jack: That’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to the competition, your regrets, your predictions and any questions you have about the website or football English in the comments below.

Rich: Don’t forget if you sign in, you can score points to see if you can get your club, your country and your name to the top of our leaderboard.

Jack:  Bye for now and enjoy your football.

 

The answer to last week's 'What's my Team?' competition was Southampton. Congratulations Rafael24 from Ecuador! Your prize is on its way!

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What do you think?

Rich and Jack spoke about things they regret doing and not doing in the past.
Do you think any footballers might have regrets at the end of their careers?
Is there anything you wish you had done differently?
Is there anything you regret doing?
 
Rich has chosen the four teams that he thinks will qualify for the European Championships in this week's play-off matches. Do you agree?
 

Remember to write your competition answers in the comments section below. Good luck!

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Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
07/04/2021
EG
432
points

yes, I did .. Many footballers might have regrets at the end of their careers like Amr Zaki, Hossam Ghaly and Mido.

There is many things i wish i had done, Such as studied German and French.

And i think that Lily's supporting (Swansea City) !


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
07/04/2021 14:52
Egypt
Arsenal
432

yes, I did .. Many footballers might have regrets at the end of their careers like Amr Zaki, Hossam Ghaly and Mido.

There is many things i wish i had done, Such as studied German and French.

And i think that Lily's supporting (Swansea City) !

Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
06/04/2021
EG
432
points

yes, I did .. Many footballers might have regrets at the end of their careers like Amr Zaki, Hossam Ghaly and Mido.

There is many things i wish i had done, Such as studied German and French.

I think that Lily's supporting (Swansea City) !


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
06/04/2021 11:09
Egypt
Arsenal
432

yes, I did .. Many footballers might have regrets at the end of their careers like Amr Zaki, Hossam Ghaly and Mido.

There is many things i wish i had done, Such as studied German and French.

I think that Lily's supporting (Swansea City) !

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020
UA
5874
points

I usually try not to regret doing things : it's useless to cry over spilled milk. One should only regret not making correct changes in one's attitudes.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020 03:38
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

I usually try not to regret doing things : it's useless to cry over spilled milk. One should only regret not making correct changes in one's attitudes.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020
UA
5874
points

I wish I had chosen my life priorities much earlier.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/07/2020 03:31
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

I wish I had chosen my life priorities much earlier.

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mobeckham
06/05/2020
TR
5862
points

I regret knowing this fantastic website very late
I wish I had known it earlier


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mobeckham
06/05/2020 08:46
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

I regret knowing this fantastic website very late
I wish I had known it earlier

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/05/2020
TR
5862
points

I think Lily's favourite team is Swansea City because it's located in Wales


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/05/2020 08:45
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

I think Lily's favourite team is Swansea City because it's located in Wales

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/05/2020
TR
5862
points

Yes Beckham should have played at United again before hanging up his boots :(


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mobeckham
06/05/2020 08:42
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

Yes Beckham should have played at United again before hanging up his boots :(

thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018
VN
1122
points

I regret not knowing about this site earlier, it helps me a lot.
I love football and English. Everytime when I watch a Premier Leage match, I wish I could understand what the commentator's talking about. Thanks.
Please help me correct my mistakes!


thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018 06:58
Vietnam
Manchester City
1122

I regret not knowing about this site earlier, it helps me a lot.
I love football and English. Everytime when I watch a Premier Leage match, I wish I could understand what the commentator's talking about. Thanks.
Please help me correct my mistakes!

Rich's picture
Rich
31/10/2018
ES
517
points

Not much to correct here. Your English is very good, Thaitn. Is the Premier League popular in Vietnam?

Here are some things to help you understand commentators better:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/my-match-day/commentator (easy)

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/football-shout-out-goals (short but difficult language)

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-speaking-commentating (you could ask your English teacher to help you with this one)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
31/10/2018 08:27
Spain
Liverpool
517

Not much to correct here. Your English is very good, Thaitn. Is the Premier League popular in Vietnam?

Here are some things to help you understand commentators better:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/my-match-day/commentator (easy)

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/football-shout-out-goals (short but difficult language)

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-speaking-commentating (you could ask your English teacher to help you with this one)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018
VN
1122
points

Football, especially the Premier League, is very popular here. People really love the Premier League, although they usually have to watch matches at midnight. And I know lots of people love Liverpool like you, Rich. I wish Liverpool will be the champion of the Premier League this season...and Manchester City will be the champion of Champions League. Thanks!


thaitn's picture
thaitn
31/10/2018 09:22
Vietnam
Manchester City
1122

Football, especially the Premier League, is very popular here. People really love the Premier League, although they usually have to watch matches at midnight. And I know lots of people love Liverpool like you, Rich. I wish Liverpool will be the champion of the Premier League this season...and Manchester City will be the champion of Champions League. Thanks!

Dmytryk
20/09/2017
UA
1101
points

Yes, completely agree with your prediction!


Dmytryk
20/09/2017 09:10
Ukraine
Liverpool
1101

Yes, completely agree with your prediction!

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
17/07/2016
GH
4754
points

Yes if they don't invest their gains and spend it unplanned they will end up very poor after their careers are over


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
17/07/2016 01:05
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

Yes if they don't invest their gains and spend it unplanned they will end up very poor after their careers are over

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4754
points

I regret telling lies which cause me later


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 14:31
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

I regret telling lies which cause me later

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016
GH
4754
points

Yes some footballers might have some regret at the end of their careers due to their inability to play for a dream team of theirs.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/06/2016 14:29
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

Yes some footballers might have some regret at the end of their careers due to their inability to play for a dream team of theirs.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I do not know.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/04/2016 15:46
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I do not know.

omarhammad's picture
omarhammad
03/12/2015
PS
254
points

Swansea city is Lily's favorite team. This team started Playing in the premier league in 2011 season and they made a great season beating top clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United. By the way, Swansea city is a Walsh team and their stadium is the liberty stadium.


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omarhammad
03/12/2015 13:44
Palestinian Territory
Arsenal
254

Swansea city is Lily's favorite team. This team started Playing in the premier league in 2011 season and they made a great season beating top clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United. By the way, Swansea city is a Walsh team and their stadium is the liberty stadium.

MerimaP
29/11/2015
BA
1
points

Lily's favourite team is Swansea City.


MerimaP
29/11/2015 15:06
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
1

Lily's favourite team is Swansea City.

Nita's picture
Nita
29/11/2015
XK
35
points

I made a big mistakes going in design hight school i wish i could regret not doing this.

Yes i totally agreed with Rich's predictions


Nita's picture
Nita
29/11/2015 14:58
Kosovo
Manchester United
35

I made a big mistakes going in design hight school i wish i could regret not doing this.

Yes i totally agreed with Rich's predictions

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michelterzikhan
20/11/2015
AM
615
points

I am quit sure that Swansea is the answer of this competition


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
20/11/2015 15:55
Armenia
Chelsea
615

I am quit sure that Swansea is the answer of this competition

ANTONIO CONTRERAS
20/11/2015
PT
29
points

Her favourite premier league team is Swansea city.
I think ,some fooball player might have regret, they have only played football but they haven´t got a degree.
I wish, I had learded a foreing lenguage at school at the moment ,I´d be training in England.
I don´t like dwelling on the past ,I like trying to improve.


ANTONIO CONTRERAS
20/11/2015 09:44
Portugal
Arsenal
29

Her favourite premier league team is Swansea city.
I think ,some fooball player might have regret, they have only played football but they haven´t got a degree.
I wish, I had learded a foreing lenguage at school at the moment ,I´d be training in England.
I don´t like dwelling on the past ,I like trying to improve.

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
17/11/2015
UZ
121
points

I predicted that the national team of England wouldn't lose any games in qualification stage and would be the champion of 2016 in France.


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
17/11/2015 16:44
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

I predicted that the national team of England wouldn't lose any games in qualification stage and would be the champion of 2016 in France.

Rich's picture
Rich
19/11/2015
ES
517
points

I would like that but I think there are a few teams better than England :) Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
19/11/2015 08:13
Spain
Liverpool
517

I would like that but I think there are a few teams better than England :) Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
17/11/2015
UZ
121
points

I wish I hadn' t continued my career in the sphere of football


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
17/11/2015 16:41
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

I wish I hadn' t continued my career in the sphere of football

haydi's picture
haydi
17/11/2015
TN
3189
points

thank you Rich for you clarifications about level and British premierleague, I get! By the way, I wanna put a big one comment, I see that my comments are short and scattered. So, it becomes difficult to re-read them, and see if there are some mistakes to correct. But I hope that doesn’t influence my final score. For example, this sentence has a very flagrant mistake : “I wish I had knew this program since its beginning”, the verb “knew” is on simple past, and after “had”, we need the past participle “known”  “I wish I had known this program since its beginning”. I’m really kicking myself for that mistake. I remember I was strong in secondary English courses, especially tenses, I remember how my colleagues asked me to explain that ‘I had had”. I must be careful.


haydi's picture
haydi
17/11/2015 11:31
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

thank you Rich for you clarifications about level and British premierleague, I get! By the way, I wanna put a big one comment, I see that my comments are short and scattered. So, it becomes difficult to re-read them, and see if there are some mistakes to correct. But I hope that doesn’t influence my final score. For example, this sentence has a very flagrant mistake : “I wish I had knew this program since its beginning”, the verb “knew” is on simple past, and after “had”, we need the past participle “known”  “I wish I had known this program since its beginning”. I’m really kicking myself for that mistake. I remember I was strong in secondary English courses, especially tenses, I remember how my colleagues asked me to explain that ‘I had had”. I must be careful.

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
17/11/2015
UZ
121
points

How can I take part on competotion? Because I wrote the answears but it wasn't shown on the comments below. But once again it is Swansea from Wales.


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
17/11/2015 04:48
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

How can I take part on competotion? Because I wrote the answears but it wasn't shown on the comments below. But once again it is Swansea from Wales.

Stole
16/11/2015
DE
37
points

Swansea City A.F.C. is my answer to Podcast 25 'What's my Team?' competition.


Stole
16/11/2015 22:11
Germany
Tottenham Hotspur
37

Swansea City A.F.C. is my answer to Podcast 25 'What's my Team?' competition.

Ana1's picture
Ana1
16/11/2015
RS
82
points

My answer on the riddle is Swansea City from Wales.


Ana1's picture
Ana1
16/11/2015 21:21
Serbia
Manchester United
82

My answer on the riddle is Swansea City from Wales.

Mirko's picture
Mirko
16/11/2015
RS
43
points

Lily is Swansea fan.


Mirko's picture
Mirko
16/11/2015 20:19
Serbia
Arsenal
43

Lily is Swansea fan.

gunner_uz
16/11/2015
UZ
108
points

The competition answer is Swansea city...


gunner_uz
16/11/2015 19:21
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

The competition answer is Swansea city...

Abdallah
16/11/2015
KW
1814
points

Is there anyway to get closer to the top leader of the table ? I've answered all the sections


Abdallah
16/11/2015 16:37
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Is there anyway to get closer to the top leader of the table ? I've answered all the sections

Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015
ES
517
points

Hi Abdallah, Have you double checked that you have done everything on the site? A good way of checking is by looking on the site map, which you can see below in small writing. Apart from this, the only ways are to make more comments (some of the leaders have made more than 100 comments) and wait for new content that will be with you soon. Thanks for your message.


Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015 16:44
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi Abdallah, Have you double checked that you have done everything on the site? A good way of checking is by looking on the site map, which you can see below in small writing. Apart from this, the only ways are to make more comments (some of the leaders have made more than 100 comments) and wait for new content that will be with you soon. Thanks for your message.

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Sher Zada
16/11/2015
PK
87
points

Answer of Podcast 25 is (SWANSEA CITY)


Sher Zada's picture
Sher Zada
16/11/2015 14:49
Pakistan
Norwich City
87

Answer of Podcast 25 is (SWANSEA CITY)

cvanessa13's picture
cvanessa13
16/11/2015
VE
32
points

I think one of the most common regrets that footballers might have is not play for the team of their dreams and, another one can be, not retire in the "right" time..I,personally have a few regrets that make me kick myself extra hard,like Jack one of them is about a guitar,I wish I had learned how to play it,because I have this urges to do it but I believe I still have time,is on my list!,and my biggest regret is not taking my studies more seriously when I was younger, I definitely am doing it now!
Her team is Swansea City AFC and I want to win so badly and I fervently still believe in the power of positive thinking..so here we go! haha..thank you for the mention..but I'm not from Ecuador,close but I'm from Venezuela..
Ah, I agree with Rich prediction but oh no,he didn't do so well last time...;)


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cvanessa13
16/11/2015 06:32
Venezuela
Arsenal
32

I think one of the most common regrets that footballers might have is not play for the team of their dreams and, another one can be, not retire in the "right" time..I,personally have a few regrets that make me kick myself extra hard,like Jack one of them is about a guitar,I wish I had learned how to play it,because I have this urges to do it but I believe I still have time,is on my list!,and my biggest regret is not taking my studies more seriously when I was younger, I definitely am doing it now!
Her team is Swansea City AFC and I want to win so badly and I fervently still believe in the power of positive thinking..so here we go! haha..thank you for the mention..but I'm not from Ecuador,close but I'm from Venezuela..
Ah, I agree with Rich prediction but oh no,he didn't do so well last time...;)

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Rema
15/11/2015
RS
538
points

Sergio Aguero certainly regrets not becoming the first Premier League player to score six goals in a Premier League match or I can say that on this way: Sergio Aguero wishes he had played more then 66 minutes on this match. I regret not visiting England yet and I wish I had watched West Ham at Boleyn Ground :(


Rema's picture
Rema
15/11/2015 22:54
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Sergio Aguero certainly regrets not becoming the first Premier League player to score six goals in a Premier League match or I can say that on this way: Sergio Aguero wishes he had played more then 66 minutes on this match. I regret not visiting England yet and I wish I had watched West Ham at Boleyn Ground :(

Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015
ES
517
points

Both sentences about Sergio Aguero are good but for the sentence about West Ham, I would say, "I wish I could see West Ham at the Boleyn Ground." This is because it is still a present wish (they haven't moved stadiums yet) and not a past wish.


Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015 08:20
Spain
Liverpool
517

Both sentences about Sergio Aguero are good but for the sentence about West Ham, I would say, "I wish I could see West Ham at the Boleyn Ground." This is because it is still a present wish (they haven't moved stadiums yet) and not a past wish.

Rema's picture
Rema
18/11/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks Rich. I think that I understand it, but I need to practise a lot. West Ham have played at the Boleyn Ground since 1895 (Have West Ham played at the Upton Park since founding?). I haven't been at the Upton Park yet.


Rema's picture
Rema
18/11/2015 11:38
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Rich. I think that I understand it, but I need to practise a lot. West Ham have played at the Boleyn Ground since 1895 (Have West Ham played at the Upton Park since founding?). I haven't been at the Upton Park yet.

Rich's picture
Rich
18/11/2015
ES
517
points

From what I read, West Ham moved to the Boleyn Ground in 1904 and played at a few different stadiums before that. The correct sentence is "I haven't been TO the Upton Park yet."


Rich's picture
Rich
18/11/2015 14:13
Spain
Liverpool
517

From what I read, West Ham moved to the Boleyn Ground in 1904 and played at a few different stadiums before that. The correct sentence is "I haven't been TO the Upton Park yet."

Sneska
15/11/2015
DE
47
points

'What's my Team?' competition: Swansea City A.F.C.
Full name: Swansea City Association Football Club
Nickname(s): The Swans, The Jacks,
Founded: 1912; 103 years ago (as Swansea Town)
2014–15 Premier League, 8th


Sneska
15/11/2015 21:52
Germany
Arsenal
47

'What's my Team?' competition: Swansea City A.F.C.
Full name: Swansea City Association Football Club
Nickname(s): The Swans, The Jacks,
Founded: 1912; 103 years ago (as Swansea Town)
2014–15 Premier League, 8th

Ivan Nak
15/11/2015
MK
60
points

Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 - 1 Ireland
Ukraine 2 - 0 Slovenia
Sweden 2 - 1 Denmark


Ivan Nak
15/11/2015 21:35
Macedonia
Manchester City
60

Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 - 1 Ireland
Ukraine 2 - 0 Slovenia
Sweden 2 - 1 Denmark

Ivan Nak
15/11/2015
MK
60
points

Swansea City A.F.C. is 'What's my Team?' competition answer.
Swansea City Association Football Club are a Welsh professional football club based in Swansea, who play in the Premier League


Ivan Nak
15/11/2015 21:32
Macedonia
Manchester City
60

Swansea City A.F.C. is 'What's my Team?' competition answer.
Swansea City Association Football Club are a Welsh professional football club based in Swansea, who play in the Premier League

haydi's picture
haydi
15/11/2015
TN
3189
points

an other technical question about scores : What do you mean by [level = 3/5] in Completed lessons ?


haydi's picture
haydi
15/11/2015 21:23
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

an other technical question about scores : What do you mean by [level = 3/5] in Completed lessons ?

Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015
ES
517
points

Some of our lessons are more difficult than others. If a lesson only has one ball or is 1/5 it is quite easy but if a lesson is 5/5 and has five footballs it's more difficult.


Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015 08:23
Spain
Liverpool
517

Some of our lessons are more difficult than others. If a lesson only has one ball or is 1/5 it is quite easy but if a lesson is 5/5 and has five footballs it's more difficult.

Rema's picture
Rema
16/11/2015
RS
538
points

Excellent question by Haydi. How you make decisions about grades (in this case about amount of balls) and why we haven't more lessons with 5/5(I can only find email lesson 7 with 5/5)?


Rema's picture
Rema
16/11/2015 10:55
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Excellent question by Haydi. How you make decisions about grades (in this case about amount of balls) and why we haven't more lessons with 5/5(I can only find email lesson 7 with 5/5)?

Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015
ES
517
points

The club guides also have five footballs. The decisions are based on difficulty of the language. We would like to make more material that are one ball and five ball but don't really have a time at the moment. A lot of the material is 2-4 ball because this is aimed at an intermediate level and (we hope) suitable for the most people.


Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2015 11:07
Spain
Liverpool
517

The club guides also have five footballs. The decisions are based on difficulty of the language. We would like to make more material that are one ball and five ball but don't really have a time at the moment. A lot of the material is 2-4 ball because this is aimed at an intermediate level and (we hope) suitable for the most people.

Natka
20/11/2015
RU
279
points

Yes. Rich, 5 balls materials means more difficulties. I think dificulties may stop some people to learn English. Some people afraid of difficulties and they don't have time to study them. Intermediat level is very good for the most people


Natka
20/11/2015 17:31
Russia
Chelsea
279

Yes. Rich, 5 balls materials means more difficulties. I think dificulties may stop some people to learn English. Some people afraid of difficulties and they don't have time to study them. Intermediat level is very good for the most people

Rema's picture
Rema
16/11/2015
RS
538
points

Ok Rich. I know that you make a lot of efforts to help us and you spend a lot of your time here. I appreciate that :)


Rema's picture
Rema
16/11/2015 11:44
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Ok Rich. I know that you make a lot of efforts to help us and you spend a lot of your time here. I appreciate that :)

Gjorgji
15/11/2015
MK
32
points

Swansea City Association Football Club
'What's my Team?' competition.


Gjorgji
15/11/2015 21:16
Macedonia
Manchester United
32

Swansea City Association Football Club
'What's my Team?' competition.

football fan
15/11/2015
MK
53
points

'What's my Team?' competition:
My answer is Swansea City A.F.C.
In 2011, Swansea were promoted to the Premier League, becoming the first Welsh team to play in it,
Swansea City finished 8th in the Premier League at the end of the 2014–15 season with 56 points, their highest position and points haul for a Premier League season


football fan
15/11/2015 21:09
Macedonia
Manchester United
53

'What's my Team?' competition:
My answer is Swansea City A.F.C.
In 2011, Swansea were promoted to the Premier League, becoming the first Welsh team to play in it,
Swansea City finished 8th in the Premier League at the end of the 2014–15 season with 56 points, their highest position and points haul for a Premier League season

FIFA 2014 fan
15/11/2015
DE
48
points

'What's my Team?' competition answer is Swansea City A.F.C.


FIFA 2014 fan
15/11/2015 21:00
Germany
Arsenal
48

'What's my Team?' competition answer is Swansea City A.F.C.

haydi's picture
haydi
15/11/2015
TN
3189
points

I wish I had knew this program since its beginning.


haydi's picture
haydi
15/11/2015 20:18
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I wish I had knew this program since its beginning.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1Alex_from_Ukraine5874
2mobeckham5862
3wsanta4759
4kwesimanifest4754
5Liubomyr4312
6elghoul3988
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71402
2Ukraine33363
3Serbia27078
4Spain23601
5Albania20480
6Brazil19669
7Macedonia19063
8Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
9Vietnam15818
10Turkey14576
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United126654
2Liverpool95045
3Chelsea79934
4Arsenal74922
5Manchester City46630
6Tottenham Hotspur13090
7Leicester City12159
8Newcastle United10031
9Leeds United5458
10West Ham United5168

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Practise your listening skills.

Learn some new football vocabulary. 

Practise language used to speak about regrets.