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Podcast 26

Podcast 26

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In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich talk about Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who has been keeping an amazing secret from his family and teammates for the last seven years. The language focus is vocabulary connected to the environment and Rich and Jack also talk about what they do to help the environment. We also 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 Ellie, who is this week's Premier League fan.

  3. Guess Ellie'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?

Vocabulary - The environment

In this podcast, Rich and Jack used a lot of vocabulary connected to the environment. Try the activities below to see how much you learned:
 

"Mathieu Flamini and his company might be able to really help in the fight against global warming."

"I always put my plastic and glass bottles in the recycling bins."

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?
 

Mathieu Flamini celebrating with Mesut Ozil after Arsenal won the FA Cup last season.

In the podcast, Jack and Rich talked a lot about environmental and green issues and the vocabulary we use to talk about them. If you want to learn more have a go at the activities below or, take a look at the Green is Great pages on our Learn English website.

"I also try to reuse things, so if I have a plastic bag I will use it again instead of getting a new one."

"The climate in a rainforest is hot and wet but the climate in a desert is hot and dry."

Grammar - The Passive

In the podcast, Jack and Rich used some examples of the passive, which we create with the verb to be + past participle (3rd form of the verb). You can see two examples below. We use the passive when it's not important or we don't know who did the action, when the main topic (the subject) isn't what did the action, or we want to put the most important thing at the beginning of the sentence. If you want to learn more, try the activity below or look at our Learn English Grammar Pages.

"Global warming is the phrase we use to talk about the temperature increasing in the earth’s atmosphere that is caused by the increase in carbon dioxide."

"When we talk about climate change we are talking about changes to this normal weather that has been caused by man."

Activity 2: In this activity, have a go at completing the sentences in the correct form of the passive.
Do you know your passive sentences?

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.

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

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

Jack: This week, we’re going to talk about a surprising secret, the language focus is words connected to the environment and later Rich will make another Premier League prediction.

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

Jack: What was the answer to last week’s riddle Rich?

Rich: Ah, yes. Last week it was Lily... her favourite Premier League team is Swansea City.

Jack: We had lots of correct entries so congratulations to everybody who got it right. I think if you know about the United Kingdom you would have got this one right.  

Rich: Lily said that every away match was a trip abroad for her team.

Jack: Abroad means ‘to be or to a different or foreign country’ and there is only one team in the English Premier League that is not from England.

Rich: And that is Swansea City from Wales!

Jack: It’s a bit complicated but Wales is a country within the state of the United Kingdom - just like England, Scotland and Northern Island.

Rich: Wales has it’s own football team - I’m sure you’ve all heard of Gareth Bale - and its own parliament for local laws.

Jack: But Wales can’t give out passports. That’s the job of the United Kingdom or UK, which Wales is part of.

Rich: So why doesn’t Swansea play in the Welsh League?

Jack: This is really complicated too, but traditionally the two big Welsh teams - Swansea and Cardiff City have always played in the English Leagues.

Rich: Anyway, back to this week’s winner….

Jack: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers and the eighth winner of the What’s my team? competition is Abdallah a Chelsea fan from Kuwait. Congratulations Abdallah, we’ll be in contact with you this week.

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

Jack: Last week we asked you about your regrets and asked you if you to use the structure wish + past perfect and regret + the verb in the -ing form.

Rich: We had lots of responses and it was great to see so many of you using these structure in your answers. We really hope that this is useful for your English skills.

Jack: It was also really interesting to hear what you were saying, although the topic of regrets is a often a little bit sad and often very personal too.

Rich: GalaUA from Ukraine and Maznanda from Indonesia both regret not spending more time with family.

Jack: Lots of you, like Rich, wish you had spent more time on your studies. Nalssgair from Libya, SalvaGH from Spain, Sir Mahdi24 from Afghanistan, Safwan2000 from Saudi Arabia all regret not studying more.

Rich: And lots and lots of you wish you had done more football training when you were younger.

Jack: Yes, Mugemanyi from Rwanda, NerdyYammy from Malaysia, Nikosonris from Ukraine, Aragorn1986 from Montenegro, and grigor25 from Armenia were just some of our listeners who regret not dedicating more time to football training.

Rich: And finally, CVanessa13 likes guitars, like Jack, but wishes she had learned how to play one when she was younger. I also have a regret from just last week. I regret saying that CVanessa 13 was from Ecuador because she’s actually from Venezuela. Sorry about that.

Jack: You need to study those flags a bit more, Rich!

Rich: I also wanted to give a special mention to MugeManyi from Rwanda who has posted the most comments on the website this week and is up to second place on our leaderboard.

Jack: And also to Rema from Serbia and Natka from Russia for replying to other listeners comments- some of you guys have got really good English. It’s great to see you leaving comments for one another and even helping each other out with English sometimes.

Rich: I’ve noticed on our club leaderboard that we only have 19 teams, so if you know any Stoke City fans or friends that would like to be Stoke fans it would be great to see them up on the leaderboard.

Jack: And they’re a really good club, they beat Chelsea in their last Premier League match, have lots of connections with Barcelona and are the oldest club in the Premier League. I could talk about The Potters for ages!

Rich: You said earlier that we were going to talk about a surprising secret.

Jack: Ah, yes. Do you know Mathieu Flamini?

Rich: Yes, he’s a French midfielder at Arsenal.

Jack: I was reading an article about him in the newspaper at the weekend and I couldn’t believe what I was reading!

Rich: Is he leaving Arsenal?

Jack: No, it’s not about football. He’s going to change the world!

Rich: Come on! Tell me this secret.

Jack: Well, for the last seven years Flamini's has been doing research into producing Levulinic Acid.

Rich: Sorry, you’ve lost me … you’re going to have to explain.. what type of acid?

Jack: Levulinic Acid is a molecule that scientists say  could replace oil. Scientists think that this substance could be used as a biofuel or used to produce plastics, cosmetics and even food preservatives!

Rich: And Mathieu Flamini - the Arsenal midfielder - is making this ….acid??

Jack: It’s not him on his own but it is his company and it is the first in the world to mass produce this acid. He owns a factory in Italy which employs 80 people and 400 people make a living from his project.

Rich: That’s a lot of people. What has he said about the project?

Jack: Flamini has said that he’s always been concerned about environmental issues, climate change and global warming.

Rich: Let’s have a look at these words. An issue is a topic of discussion that is usually important and often we talk about environmental issues, social issues and legal issues.

Jack: We often say something is a big issue or a key issue or a controversial issue.

Rich: Global warming is a big issue these days. Global warming is the phrase we use to talk about the temperature increasing in the earth’s atmosphere that is caused by the increase in carbon dioxide.

Jack: We also often hear the phrase climate change. Climate means the normal weather that exists in a specific place.

Rich: So the climate in a rainforest is hot and wet but the climate in a desert is hot and dry.

Jack: And when we talk about climate change we are talking about changes to this normal weather that have been caused by man.

Rich: So it looks like Mathieu Flamini and his company might be able to really help in the fight against global warming and climate change but I imagine we all do things to help the environment. What do you do Jack?

Jack: I always put my plastic and glass bottles in the recycling bins.

Rich: Recycling, which is when things are taken to the factory so they can be used again is really important. I also try to reuse things, so if I have a plastic bag I will use it again instead of getting a new one. Also, I try to save water, I sometimes find it difficult to remember but I try to turn off the tap when I’m brushing my teeth.

Jack: There are lots of things we can do and we’d love to hear what you do to help the environment. What are the biggest environmental problems in your country? What do you to help the environment? Why is global warming a big issue in many countries?

Rich: And if you want to read more about the environment and practise your English why not try reading our web comics Five United and The Beautiful Game.

Jack: They follow a group of teenage footballers who face different social issues in their neighbourhoods. I’ve put a link to both of the comics on the side of this page.

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

Jack: 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.

Rich: 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!

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

Ellie: It’s an end of an era for us this season. It’s the last season we will play at the Boleyn Ground after 111 years! Although it’s sad, next season we’ll be playing at the Olympic Stadium which was built for the London Olympics in 2012. It’s going to be brilliant seeing 60,000 fans filling the stadium. It’s going to have the best atmosphere in the Premier League!

Jack: Which Premier League team is moving stadiums next season? I think you should be able to find that out! Now, it’s time for your prediction Rich. How did you do last week?

Rich: Last week I made some predictions about the European Championship play-off matches and the matches aren’t finished yet! Well, one is finished and Hungary beat Norway to qualify. I said that Norway would win so I would be very worried if I was a fan of Bosnia, Ukraine or Sweden because my predictions have been terrible recently. The big match this weekend is Manchester City v Liverpool. Man City are flying high at the top of the table while Liverpool have had some mixed results since Jurgen Klopp  arrived at Anfield. City have a big match against Juventus in the Champions League a few days after this game and Liverpool had a great 3-1 win at Chelsea in their last away match. I think Liverpool might surprise City and I’m going to go for a draw. Final score: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

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, things you do to help the environment, 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 Swansea City. Congratulations Abdallah from Kuwait! Your prize is on its way!

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Rich and Jack spoke about the environment and some things they do to be environmentally friendly.
What are the biggest environmental problems in your country?
What do you do to help the environment?
Why is global warming a big issue in many countries?

Rich predicts that Manchester City will draw 1-1 with Liverpool this weekend. Do you agree?
 

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

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gunner_uz
19/11/2015
UZ
108
points

It's clear! Bolleyn Ground is a home stadium of West Ham Untd. So this is the competition answer!


gunner_uz
19/11/2015 17:29
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

It's clear! Bolleyn Ground is a home stadium of West Ham Untd. So this is the competition answer!

gunner_uz
19/11/2015
UZ
108
points

Let Liverpool win... 2:1


gunner_uz
19/11/2015 17:26
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

Let Liverpool win... 2:1

gunner_uz
19/11/2015
UZ
108
points

Global warming... It's obviously known I suppose why it's concerned us so much. Because consequences of global warming claimed by scientists few years ago are starting to appear nowadays. Especially after some abnormalities like drought and frequent forest fires in North hemisphere and in contrast floods and snowy winters in South hemisphere are made world community to take adequate measures.


gunner_uz
19/11/2015 17:23
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

Global warming... It's obviously known I suppose why it's concerned us so much. Because consequences of global warming claimed by scientists few years ago are starting to appear nowadays. Especially after some abnormalities like drought and frequent forest fires in North hemisphere and in contrast floods and snowy winters in South hemisphere are made world community to take adequate measures.

gunner_uz
19/11/2015
UZ
108
points

Interestingly, I do the same things as Rich to keep the environment. I save water in any way it's possible. Our family reuse plastic bags instead throw them away. Also we have a garden with a lot of trees.


gunner_uz
19/11/2015 16:58
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

Interestingly, I do the same things as Rich to keep the environment. I save water in any way it's possible. Our family reuse plastic bags instead throw them away. Also we have a garden with a lot of trees.

Natka
23/11/2015
RU
279
points

So do I gunner_uz. I collect plastic and put it to special bins, I save water and try to save electricity. I collect my old but still good clothes to give it to needy people. I like forests, but I am very worried about forest's pollution. I don't know how to force other people not pollute them. Nature problems give us very big problem one day. I think that enviromental specialists and government should act and make special laws until it is tioo late.


Natka
23/11/2015 15:24
Russia
Chelsea
279

So do I gunner_uz. I collect plastic and put it to special bins, I save water and try to save electricity. I collect my old but still good clothes to give it to needy people. I like forests, but I am very worried about forest's pollution. I don't know how to force other people not pollute them. Nature problems give us very big problem one day. I think that enviromental specialists and government should act and make special laws until it is tioo late.

gunner_uz
19/11/2015
UZ
108
points

As my compatriots said the biggest environmental problem not only of Uzbekistan but also of whole Central Asia region is disappearance of Aral Lake. The area of lake has been diminished due to decrease of water in two rivers supplying it since approx the mid of last century and nearby population therefore feels the lack of drinking water. The worst thing unfortunately is the wind raising sand with harmful substances, which cause some diseases in surrounding people, from dried-up place of lake. These substances are remains of excessive and hasty use of fertilizers at that time (i.e. at Soviet rule time). Fortunately our government takes some successful measures for solving problem the simplest one of them is plantation drought resistant plants which will hold sands during the wind. Also there has been assistance from world community. Such organizations like UN, UNICEF and WHO support us.


gunner_uz
19/11/2015 16:41
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

As my compatriots said the biggest environmental problem not only of Uzbekistan but also of whole Central Asia region is disappearance of Aral Lake. The area of lake has been diminished due to decrease of water in two rivers supplying it since approx the mid of last century and nearby population therefore feels the lack of drinking water. The worst thing unfortunately is the wind raising sand with harmful substances, which cause some diseases in surrounding people, from dried-up place of lake. These substances are remains of excessive and hasty use of fertilizers at that time (i.e. at Soviet rule time). Fortunately our government takes some successful measures for solving problem the simplest one of them is plantation drought resistant plants which will hold sands during the wind. Also there has been assistance from world community. Such organizations like UN, UNICEF and WHO support us.

grigor25
19/11/2015
AM
129
points

Global warming is a big issue nowadays and I guess it will be grow into a major problem in a near future. I think that many people have heard about this but not all of them understand the importance of this problem and that every person should take the responsibility on his own. I believe it is the task of each country's government to actively propagate the means which could help to mitigate and finally prevent the global warming while it is not too late. In my country I don't think that people pay necessary attention to surrounding environment problems since there is no corresponding politics from the government in this direction, but even in developed countries it is still the big problem and yet to be solved.


grigor25
19/11/2015 15:11
Armenia
Liverpool
129

Global warming is a big issue nowadays and I guess it will be grow into a major problem in a near future. I think that many people have heard about this but not all of them understand the importance of this problem and that every person should take the responsibility on his own. I believe it is the task of each country's government to actively propagate the means which could help to mitigate and finally prevent the global warming while it is not too late. In my country I don't think that people pay necessary attention to surrounding environment problems since there is no corresponding politics from the government in this direction, but even in developed countries it is still the big problem and yet to be solved.

grigor25
19/11/2015
AM
129
points

The team of the week is WEST HAM. It was sad to learn that they are moving from Upton Park after more than a decade playing there but I believe the new stadium will be the better one.


grigor25
19/11/2015 14:47
Armenia
Liverpool
129

The team of the week is WEST HAM. It was sad to learn that they are moving from Upton Park after more than a decade playing there but I believe the new stadium will be the better one.

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elghoul
19/11/2015
DZ
3988
points

Name of the club :West Ham United
Manchester will win 2 to 1
Global warming is a big issue worldwide and we need more researchs on carbon footprint.
Carbon dioxine hurt the ozone lay in the atmosphere so we have warming effect. It is not only an emotive point like the one of animals or the diminution of ice land. Great ideas in global issue with economic social and demographic aspects have to be discussed as a global politic issue.
In Algeria the effect of ideas on society is tremendous.


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elghoul
19/11/2015 14:43
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Name of the club :West Ham United
Manchester will win 2 to 1
Global warming is a big issue worldwide and we need more researchs on carbon footprint.
Carbon dioxine hurt the ozone lay in the atmosphere so we have warming effect. It is not only an emotive point like the one of animals or the diminution of ice land. Great ideas in global issue with economic social and demographic aspects have to be discussed as a global politic issue.
In Algeria the effect of ideas on society is tremendous.

Habib ur Rahman
19/11/2015
PK
76
points

The answer for Podcast 26 is: ( WEST HAM UNITED )


Habib ur Rahman
19/11/2015 13:37
Pakistan
Norwich City
76

The answer for Podcast 26 is: ( WEST HAM UNITED )

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Sher Zada
19/11/2015
PK
87
points

Ellie Team is WEST HAM UNITED


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Sher Zada
19/11/2015 11:57
Pakistan
Norwich City
87

Ellie Team is WEST HAM UNITED

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kwesimanifest
19/11/2015
GH
4754
points

west ham united


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kwesimanifest
19/11/2015 10:41
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

west ham united

Abdallah
19/11/2015
KW
1814
points

thanks Rich and Jack .
the answer for this week is west ham ute


Abdallah
19/11/2015 09:43
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

thanks Rich and Jack .
the answer for this week is west ham ute

Abdallah
19/11/2015
KW
1814
points

wooow i really couldn't believe what i have heard , i won this week , thanks nikosonris for congratulating me.
the biggest environmental problems in my country are , old cars which aren't being checked at the traffic management to be driven at the streets because it has smoke dirties the fish air . as same as smokers who always smoke in the open areas .
i always keep iron or plastic materials , old things and bags to recycle it . i have a piece of idea i wish it is applied , its for the companies , i suggest they collect their old products from people who don't use them anymore , for instance the phones , most people change their mobiles ever year so instead of get rid of it , they send it to the companies to reuse it materials .

.


Abdallah
19/11/2015 09:14
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

wooow i really couldn't believe what i have heard , i won this week , thanks nikosonris for congratulating me.
the biggest environmental problems in my country are , old cars which aren't being checked at the traffic management to be driven at the streets because it has smoke dirties the fish air . as same as smokers who always smoke in the open areas .
i always keep iron or plastic materials , old things and bags to recycle it . i have a piece of idea i wish it is applied , its for the companies , i suggest they collect their old products from people who don't use them anymore , for instance the phones , most people change their mobiles ever year so instead of get rid of it , they send it to the companies to reuse it materials .

.

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haydi
21/11/2015
TN
3189
points

congratulations Abdallah.


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haydi
21/11/2015 21:48
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

congratulations Abdallah.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/11/2015
UA
6155
points

West Ham United is Ellie's Favourite football club.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/11/2015 05:58
Ukraine
Liverpool
6155

West Ham United is Ellie's Favourite football club.

Fuad_lawyer
18/11/2015
AZ
68
points

Olympic Stadium will be the home of West Ham United Football Club from 2016.
I predict that, Manchester City 3 - 1 Liverpool.


Fuad_lawyer
18/11/2015 22:54
Azerbaijan
Chelsea
68

Olympic Stadium will be the home of West Ham United Football Club from 2016.
I predict that, Manchester City 3 - 1 Liverpool.

SalvaGH
18/11/2015
ES
841
points

I am going to say that Manchester City will win the game. So, my prediction is Man.City 3 - Liverpool 1


SalvaGH
18/11/2015 20:27
Spain
Manchester City
841

I am going to say that Manchester City will win the game. So, my prediction is Man.City 3 - Liverpool 1

SalvaGH
18/11/2015
ES
841
points

West Ham United


SalvaGH
18/11/2015 20:25
Spain
Manchester City
841

West Ham United

Volodymyr
18/11/2015
UA
379
points

Manchester City Liverpool
2-1


Volodymyr
18/11/2015 17:34
Ukraine
Arsenal
379

Manchester City Liverpool
2-1

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halola1999
18/11/2015
EG
19
points

I think the draw is coming up ..
The answer is : West Ham United


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halola1999
18/11/2015 16:59
Egypt
Arsenal
19

I think the draw is coming up ..
The answer is : West Ham United

nikosonris
18/11/2015
UA
2453
points

And I predict a win for Manchester City. Final score Man City 2 - Liverpool 1.


nikosonris
18/11/2015 12:43
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

And I predict a win for Manchester City. Final score Man City 2 - Liverpool 1.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

A big round of applause for The Reds! Excellent commitment, great performance, congratulations to Liverpool fans, including Rich!


nikosonris
23/11/2015 09:30
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A big round of applause for The Reds! Excellent commitment, great performance, congratulations to Liverpool fans, including Rich!

nikosonris
18/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Regarding my contribution to help the environment: I use my ceramic cup to drink water, tea or coffee instead of plastic cups provided for in my office, I walk to/from my work instead of driving a car, and once a week together with my wife we have our candlelit dinner (no electricity wasted!). Hopefully, such small steps can make a difference)


nikosonris
18/11/2015 12:42
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Regarding my contribution to help the environment: I use my ceramic cup to drink water, tea or coffee instead of plastic cups provided for in my office, I walk to/from my work instead of driving a car, and once a week together with my wife we have our candlelit dinner (no electricity wasted!). Hopefully, such small steps can make a difference)

Gerdo
18/11/2015
IT
79
points

West Ham United


Gerdo
18/11/2015 12:32
Italy
Manchester City
79

West Ham United

gerryanes
18/11/2015
ID
48
points

West Ham United


gerryanes
18/11/2015 12:22
Indonesia
Arsenal
48

West Ham United

nikosonris
18/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Ellie's favourite team is West Ham United. It's also Rema's favourite team))


nikosonris
18/11/2015 12:12
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Ellie's favourite team is West Ham United. It's also Rema's favourite team))

nikosonris
18/11/2015
UA
2453
points

First of all, congratulations to Abdallah from Kuwait! Well done! Keep up!)


nikosonris
18/11/2015 12:11
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

First of all, congratulations to Abdallah from Kuwait! Well done! Keep up!)

Shefeek
18/11/2015
IN
1608
points

West Ham United


Shefeek
18/11/2015 11:29
India
Manchester United
1608

West Ham United

SAFWAN20000
18/11/2015
SA
214
points

Subconsciously, I save water when I shaving my beard, as well when brushing my teeth.
Also I keep all the plastic bags to reused it many times.
I take care about some of trees in front of my flat because it's the key to get fresh air as well it's beautiful view.


SAFWAN20000
18/11/2015 07:23
Saudi Arabia
Chelsea
214

Subconsciously, I save water when I shaving my beard, as well when brushing my teeth.
Also I keep all the plastic bags to reused it many times.
I take care about some of trees in front of my flat because it's the key to get fresh air as well it's beautiful view.

SAFWAN20000
18/11/2015
SA
214
points

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 0


SAFWAN20000
18/11/2015 07:04
Saudi Arabia
Chelsea
214

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 0

SAFWAN20000
18/11/2015
SA
214
points

West Ham United is Ellie's favorite team.


SAFWAN20000
18/11/2015 06:09
Saudi Arabia
Chelsea
214

West Ham United is Ellie's favorite team.

rafael24
18/11/2015
EC
64
points

My first comment this week is because of a doubt. In the section what do you think, there's the word freindly, I think it should be replaced by friendly. Am I wrong?


rafael24
18/11/2015 02:42
Ecuador
Manchester United
64

My first comment this week is because of a doubt. In the section what do you think, there's the word freindly, I think it should be replaced by friendly. Am I wrong?

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Rich
18/11/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks for spotting this typo, Rafael. I've changed it now. Actually, one of the most common spelling rules pupils are taught in the UK is, 'I before E, except after C', although there are quite a few exceptions to this rule!


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Rich
18/11/2015 14:19
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks for spotting this typo, Rafael. I've changed it now. Actually, one of the most common spelling rules pupils are taught in the UK is, 'I before E, except after C', although there are quite a few exceptions to this rule!

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Alex_from_Ukraine
17/11/2015
UA
6155
points

Manchester City - Liverpool 0 : 0


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Alex_from_Ukraine
17/11/2015 19:54
Ukraine
Liverpool
6155

Manchester City - Liverpool 0 : 0

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Alex_from_Ukraine
17/11/2015
UA
6155
points

West Ham United F.C.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
17/11/2015 19:53
Ukraine
Liverpool
6155

West Ham United F.C.

Volodymyr
17/11/2015
UA
379
points

In my country we have lot of problems. Problem, such as rivers pollution,cutting out of forests, traffic fumes in cities and of course - Chernobyl (Yes - Chernobyl and about this abandoned and derelict place you could see much of computer games :(...
But in my region exist one more environmental problem. And reason for this problem is amber. Amber - fossilized resin lies at a depth of 1 meter in the ground. At such depth poor people can get these stones without problem and after they can to sell stones and get good money!
In the search for stones these people destroy soil covering and retain the huge pits on the site of pine forest. It looks like a lunar landscape. Scale of the problem distinguishable from the satellite ...


Volodymyr
17/11/2015 18:50
Ukraine
Arsenal
379

In my country we have lot of problems. Problem, such as rivers pollution,cutting out of forests, traffic fumes in cities and of course - Chernobyl (Yes - Chernobyl and about this abandoned and derelict place you could see much of computer games :(...
But in my region exist one more environmental problem. And reason for this problem is amber. Amber - fossilized resin lies at a depth of 1 meter in the ground. At such depth poor people can get these stones without problem and after they can to sell stones and get good money!
In the search for stones these people destroy soil covering and retain the huge pits on the site of pine forest. It looks like a lunar landscape. Scale of the problem distinguishable from the satellite ...

nikosonris
18/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Totally agree with all Volodymyr has said! And on top of it, I would add corruption as one of the biggest drivers of environmental problems in Ukraine. Sometimes I am taken aback by our government negligence and absolute ignorance as to the existence and scale of environmental disaster we have. To prove the complexity of our environmental challenges I would just mention that during so-called Ukrainian reform period (one year and a half) we have seen the minister of ecology and natural resources changed three times (currently interim) - the highest minister turnover rate in our country.


nikosonris
18/11/2015 12:27
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Totally agree with all Volodymyr has said! And on top of it, I would add corruption as one of the biggest drivers of environmental problems in Ukraine. Sometimes I am taken aback by our government negligence and absolute ignorance as to the existence and scale of environmental disaster we have. To prove the complexity of our environmental challenges I would just mention that during so-called Ukrainian reform period (one year and a half) we have seen the minister of ecology and natural resources changed three times (currently interim) - the highest minister turnover rate in our country.

Ruslanjon
17/11/2015
UZ
1079
points

i predict the Liverpoll's win by 2:1


Ruslanjon
17/11/2015 18:29
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

i predict the Liverpoll's win by 2:1

Ruslanjon
17/11/2015
UZ
1079
points

The biggest environmental problem in my country is - degradation of Aral Sea.Nowadays it has already become a global issue as the salt of Aral Sea has been found in Australia and even in Antarctida as well.Our government is trying to solve this problem.But we need the help of neighbour countries also.It's very difficult to live near to the Aral sea.The water that people drink is very salty.


Ruslanjon
17/11/2015 18:25
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

The biggest environmental problem in my country is - degradation of Aral Sea.Nowadays it has already become a global issue as the salt of Aral Sea has been found in Australia and even in Antarctida as well.Our government is trying to solve this problem.But we need the help of neighbour countries also.It's very difficult to live near to the Aral sea.The water that people drink is very salty.

gunner_uz
20/11/2015
UZ
108
points

You wanted to say Antarctica, didn't you? Og'ayni))


gunner_uz
20/11/2015 18:09
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

You wanted to say Antarctica, didn't you? Og'ayni))

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Sadulla
17/11/2015
UZ
121
points

The big environmental problem in my country is the Aral sea which had been drying since 1960 till 1991. After the independence of our country our government has been doing many afforts to save the another part which could still be saved.


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Sadulla
17/11/2015 18:20
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

The big environmental problem in my country is the Aral sea which had been drying since 1960 till 1991. After the independence of our country our government has been doing many afforts to save the another part which could still be saved.

Ruslanjon
17/11/2015
UZ
1079
points

My answer to the competition is West Ham United


Ruslanjon
17/11/2015 18:18
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

My answer to the competition is West Ham United

Volodymyr
17/11/2015
UA
379
points

Ellies team is West Ham United!
Good luck at new stadium Hummers!!!


Volodymyr
17/11/2015 18:17
Ukraine
Arsenal
379

Ellies team is West Ham United!
Good luck at new stadium Hummers!!!

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Sadulla
17/11/2015
UZ
121
points

Man city Liverpool 2:1.


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Sadulla
17/11/2015 17:13
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

Man city Liverpool 2:1.

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aragorn1986
17/11/2015
ME
3557
points

I also think that Manchester City will draw once again.


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aragorn1986
17/11/2015 16:50
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I also think that Manchester City will draw once again.

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aragorn1986
17/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Big problem in my country is non-selective waste disposal. I'm trying to give my best and help the environment, so I go every saturday morning with friends who are members of the Association of nature enthusiasts and the Gorica hill in my capital to clean it from a wood waste, plastic, glass etc. Also we afforest the hill once a year. Global warming is a big issue in many countries because it is very important to react as soon as possible. Weather is changing dramatically and it is high time to face the problem. Our actions will be visible only in the future...


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aragorn1986
17/11/2015 16:48
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Big problem in my country is non-selective waste disposal. I'm trying to give my best and help the environment, so I go every saturday morning with friends who are members of the Association of nature enthusiasts and the Gorica hill in my capital to clean it from a wood waste, plastic, glass etc. Also we afforest the hill once a year. Global warming is a big issue in many countries because it is very important to react as soon as possible. Weather is changing dramatically and it is high time to face the problem. Our actions will be visible only in the future...

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aragorn1986
17/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Elie's favourite team is West Ham. Hammers will move on the Olympic stadium next season from Boleyn Ground, better known as Upton Park.


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aragorn1986
17/11/2015 16:16
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Elie's favourite team is West Ham. Hammers will move on the Olympic stadium next season from Boleyn Ground, better known as Upton Park.

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besian
17/11/2015
XK
66
points

Ellies team is West Ham because they will play at the Olympic Stadium from 2016


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besian
17/11/2015 15:40
Kosovo
Arsenal
66

Ellies team is West Ham because they will play at the Olympic Stadium from 2016

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6371
2Alex_from_Ukraine6155
3wsanta5014
4kwesimanifest4754
5Liubomyr4408
6elghoul3988
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71655
2Ukraine33843
3Serbia27078
4Spain24219
5Brazil21487
6Albania20577
7Macedonia19063
8Vietnam18064
9Turkey16338
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United129828
2Liverpool97943
3Chelsea81625
4Arsenal77632
5Manchester City48495
6Tottenham Hotspur14171
7Leicester City12430
8Newcastle United9872
9Leeds United5930
10West Ham United5319

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

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