Club Profiles

AFC Bournemouth club badge
Arsenal
Aston Villa Club badge
Brentford badge
Brighton and Hove Albion club badge
Burnley FC club badge
Chelsea club badge
Crystal Palace badge
Everton
Liverpool badge
Manchester City badge
Manchester United badge
Newcastle United club badge
Nottingham Forest club badge
Sheffield United badge
Spurs badge
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Yaya Toure

Podcast 30

Podcast 30

Premier League Badge

In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack talk about last-minute goals in the Premier League. The language focus is phrases you can use to describe things that are done quickly. We also have a new riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition!

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast above smiley

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

  3. Guess Pete'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 smiley

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

In this podcast, Rich and Jack used some vocabulary that might have been new for you. Try the activities below to see how much you understand:

"Leicester returned to the summit with a fantastic 2-1 win against Chelsea."

"On Saturday, Manchester City claimed top spot with a 2-1 win against Swansea City."

Activity 1: In this activity, look at some of the words we used in the podcast and try to match them to their definitions.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Riyad Mahrez scored the winner in a 2-1 win for Leicester against Chelsea to send the Foxes back to the top of the table.

Language - Words and phrases to describe things we do quickly

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used phrases to talk about things that are done quickly. Have a look at the example sentences below, then, have a go at the activity. Can you use these phrases in some sentences of your own?

"They rushed forward and scored nearly immediately."

"Manchester City had to hurry because they needed to score before the referee blew the final whistle."

Activity 2: In this activity, try to put some of the words from the podcast in the correct sentences. Are any of the phrases new for you?
Can you use the phrases with 'rush' and 'hurry' correctly?

The answer to last week's 'What's my Team?' competition was Tottenham Hotspur. Congratulations to MichelTerzikhan from Armenia! Your prize is on its way!

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 last-minute goals, the language focus is about vocabulary connected to doing things quickly, Rich has another Premier League prediction and we have our latest ‘What’s my Team?’ competition with a chance for you to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

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

Jack: Ah, yes. Last week it was Michael and I think it was quite tricky, his favourite Premier League team is Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham or Spurs for short. Michael spoke about ‘the game being about glory’. Aragorn1986 from Montenegro correctly pointed out that this is written on part of the stadium at White Hart Lane - Tottenham’s stadium.

Rich: It is actually part of a famous quote from Danny Blanchflower who was Tottenham’s captain in the 1950s and 1960s and maybe their best ever player.

Jack: If you chose Aston Villa , and a few of you did, you were nearly right because he also played for them, but Michael also mentioned North London, which is where Tottenham are based.

Rich: Right, anyway, who is this week’s winner?

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

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

Rich: Before we start, we have to mention Bournemouth’s brilliant 2-1 win against Manchester Utd last week because it gives us the perfect chance to use some of the vocabulary we introduced in last week’s podcast.

Jack: Which phrase could we use about Bournemouth’s win? We could go for shock result or surprise result or an upset.

Rich: Yes, it was definitely a big upset but I wouldn’t say it was out of the blue because Bournemouth beat Chelsea the week before!

Jack: Bournemouth have had a great week!

Rich: We asked you last week what were some of the biggest football upsets or shock results you can remember and quite a lot of you wrote in with some interesting comments.

Jack: Elghoul from Algeria mentioned the USA beating England at the World Cup in 1950 and Abdallah in Kuwait, Aragorn1986 in Montenegro and Anammwariko in Tanzania mentioned Germany’s 7-1 win against Brazil in the last World Cup.

Rich: Tokomoney in Georgia also talked about international football. He remembers Senegal upsetting France in the 2002 World Cup when France were the World Champions.

Jack: Grigor 25 from Armenia spoke about his national team, who beat Denmark and Slovakia 4-0 away from home in two surprise results.

Rich: Nikosonris from Ukraine went back in time when he told us about Sunderland, who were then in the second division, beating Leeds United who were then one of the biggest teams in England, in the FA Cup Final. Many people think this was the biggest ever FA Cup upset.

Jack: Heaton555 from Armenia and Okhilleus7 from Montenegro moved us back to the Premier League and said a shock result was Leicester beating Manchester Utd 5-3 last season but Ruslanjon in Uzbekistan remembers a famous Manchester Utd victory, when they beat Arsenal 8-2 in 2  011/12 - thanks for reminding me Ruslanjon!

Rich: We also asked you about football chants and songs last week .

Jack: You’ll be happy to know that we’re not going to sing to you but thanks for the great response.

Rich: Many of you said ‘You’ll never Walk Alone’ at Liverpool was your favourite song and of course I would agree. But my favourite comments this week were from Okhilleus7 from Montenegro and SalvaGH from Spain because even though they are not Liverpool fans they both enjoy the song.

Jack: Yes, Okhilleus7 said it was the most emotional song and SalvaGH says it gives him goose bumps when he hears it.

Rich: Goose bumps that is a perfect description and a great word. Goose bumps are little spots you get on your arms and skin when you feel scared or excited.

Jack: And befor e important matches with an amazing atmosphere I imagine there are players as well as thousands of fans with goose bumps.

Rich: Before we finish this section I would just like to apologise to Rema from Serbia. Last week I said that he said the Norwich City song ‘On the ball City’ was written in 1860. He actually correctly said that the song was written in 1890 - I’ll pay closer attention to your comments in the future Rema.

Jack: and thanks to all of you who spot any mistakes on the website - it’s really helpful and we try to change them as soon as we can.

Rich: We’ve spoken about Bournemouth’s great win at the weekend. What else has been happening in the Premier League?

Jack: It was another exciting weekend in the Premier League. Leicester City started the weekend top of the table but on Saturday Manchester City claimed top spot with a 2-1 win against Swansea City. But, less than 24 hours later Arsenal climbed into first place with a 2-0 win away at bottom club - Aston Villa. And then, on Monday, Leicester returned to the summit with a fantastic 2-1 win against Chelsea.

Rich: Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both scored again. They must be the two best players in the Premier League this season.

Jack: Mesut Ozil at Arsenal is also having a great season but I think I agree with you, Rich. It’s a great battle at the top of the table this season and we can use many different words to describe the team at the top or the team moving to the top.

Rich: We can say top of the table, at the top, in top spot, in first place, return to the summit. You said Leicester returned to the summit. The summit is the highest point of something and is usually used to describe the top of a mountain. In football the collocation ‘return to the summit’ is quite common, in fact, the Premier League is often talked about like a mountain.

Jack: Yes, I like how a team can climb the table and reach the summit. Bournemouth are climbing the table after two wins against Chelsea and Manchester Utd. But Aston Villa have fallen down the table over recent years and are now at the very bottom.

Rich: Yes, they’re in real danger of being relegated for the first time since the Premier League began. There were some very exciting games at the weekend. What about Manchester City? I think they were a bit lucky against Swansea. Even Joe Hart, the Manchester City goalkeeper said they played really badly.

Jack: Swansea City equalised to make it 1-1 in the last minute but two minutes later Manchester City got the winner in the 92nd minute.

Rich: Yes they left it very late. It reminded me of the famous match against QPR when City scored in the 92nd and 95th minutes to win the Premier League for the first time.

Jack: Yes that was sensational. But City were not the only team to get a last-minute goal at the weekend. Newcastle scored in the 93rd minute to win at Tottenham and Liverpool got a 96th minute equaliser to draw 2-2 against West Brom. Why do you think last-minute goals are so common in matches?

Rich: I think what happens is that teams start to play more quickly. If a team is losing they start to hurry because they need to score. They attack more and defend less. Maybe players are tired too, and make more mistakes and we’ve also got to remember that the 90th minute isn’t really a minute because it includes injury time.

Jack: The Manchester City - Swansea match is a good example. City were winning 1-0 and Swansea scored in the last minute.

Rich: And then, it was City’s turn to hurry. They rushed forward and scored nearly immediately to make it 2-1. Swansea didn’t have enough defenders on the pitch, which allowed Yaya Toure to score the winning goal.

Jack: I like this word hurry. When we don’t have much time to do things we hurry. Manchester City had to hurry because they needed to score before the referee blew the final whistle. We often hear the phrase ‘hurry up!’ as well.

Rich: When a team that is winning makes a late substitution the player usually walks off the pitch very slowly. The referee usually tells the player to ‘hurry up’.

Jack: You also said ‘City rushed forward’. To rush also means to do something quickly. For example I often wake up late in the morning and have to rush about - having breakfast, a shower and getting dressed quickly to make sure I get to work on time.

Rich: If I drive to work at nine in the morning I often have problems because it’s rush hour, which is when there are lots of cars on the road and lots of traffic jams. This can be very annoying when I am late and in a hurry to get to work.

Jack: We’d like to see all of you using some of these words and expressions in our comments section. Can you try to answer some of these questions?

Rich: Number 1.What last-minute goals can you remember? Number 2: When do you have to do things in a hurry? Number 3: Do you think people rush about too much these days?

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 Pete. Listen to Pete’s riddle and try to work out what’s h is team?

Pete: We are the oldest team in the Premier League. We were founded in 1863 and are the second oldest professional team in the world and we’re really proud of our history. We’ve got a manager who used to play for Barcelona and he’s brought in a few ex-Barcelona players too which is great to see at the Britannia Stadium. The area is famous for ceramics so our nickname is The Potters!

Rich: They had  a great win against Man City a couple of weeks ago.

Jack: Sshh! Don’t let the cat out of the bag! I wonder if any of our listeners have heard that expression before? Time for your prediction, Rich.

Jack: You predicted 2-1 last week, well done!

Rich: But I predicted a 2-1 win for Chelsea not for Leicester. We had lots of predictions last week and well done if you got it right!

Jack: Amaral from Albania, Elghoul and Messaouda from Algeria, Abdallah from Kuwait, Safwan20000 and Rasha Nahas from Saudi Arabia, AleksandarR and Okhilleus7 from Montenegro,  Grigor25 and Heaton555 from Armenia, and Ruslanjon from Uzbekistan all predicted a win for the Foxes so well done to you!

Rich: The big Premier League match this weekend is Arsenal against Manchester City. Arsenal and City are in second and third place and both teams are looking to replace Leicester at the Premier League’s summit. City had a fortunate win against Swansea last weekend but Arsenal are in good form and Mesut Ozil is having a great season. I’m going to go for an Arsenal win in a close match. FInal score: Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City

Jack: You’ve predicted my team to win. Oh no!

Rich: 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 answers to our questions using ‘hurry’ and ‘rush’, your predictions and any questions you have about the website or football English in the comments below.

Jack: 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.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Quiz

Please login to take this quiz.

Log in

What do you think?

What last-minute goals can you remember?
When do you have to do things in a hurry?
Do you often do things at the last minute?
Do you think people rush about too much these days?
 
Rich predicts that Arsenal will beat Manchester City 1-0 this weekend. Do you agree?
 

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

Leave a comment

Log in to leave a comment

Comments

anfat
19/12/2015
UA
156
points

Stoke City is Petes team.


anfat
19/12/2015 19:40
Ukraine
Manchester City
156

Stoke City is Petes team.

mahfoudh's picture
mahfoudh
19/12/2015
DZ
2
points

Arsenal 3 - Man City 1


mahfoudh's picture
mahfoudh
19/12/2015 00:03
Algeria
Manchester United
2

Arsenal 3 - Man City 1

JelenaN's picture
JelenaN
18/12/2015
BA
77
points

Stoke city is the answer for this week's riddle.
And I think it will be draw Arsenal 1-1 Manchester city.


JelenaN's picture
JelenaN
18/12/2015 21:46
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
77

Stoke city is the answer for this week's riddle.
And I think it will be draw Arsenal 1-1 Manchester city.

Ana1's picture
Ana1
18/12/2015
RS
82
points

Answer on the riddle is Stoke City.


Ana1's picture
Ana1
18/12/2015 21:35
Serbia
Manchester United
82

Answer on the riddle is Stoke City.

Edmond Eloyan
18/12/2015
AM
76
points

Pete's favourite team is Stoke City F.C


Edmond Eloyan
18/12/2015 21:07
Armenia
Manchester United
76

Pete's favourite team is Stoke City F.C

Edmond Eloyan
18/12/2015
AM
76
points

Arsenal 2- Man City 2


Edmond Eloyan
18/12/2015 21:03
Armenia
Manchester United
76

Arsenal 2- Man City 2

Edmond Eloyan
18/12/2015
AM
76
points

I remember 1998-99 UEFA Champions League final when Manchester United scored twice in 91st and 93rd minutes and won the title.


Edmond Eloyan
18/12/2015 20:57
Armenia
Manchester United
76

I remember 1998-99 UEFA Champions League final when Manchester United scored twice in 91st and 93rd minutes and won the title.

Rema's picture
Rema
18/12/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks, I appreciate that, apology accepted :) I have read a little bit about some appropriate responses to someone saying "I would like to apologize.'' Which is in your opinion most polite response?


Rema's picture
Rema
18/12/2015 16:24
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks, I appreciate that, apology accepted :) I have read a little bit about some appropriate responses to someone saying "I would like to apologize.'' Which is in your opinion most polite response?

Rich's picture
Rich
21/12/2015
ES
594
points

As you said, 'apology accepted' is fine. You could also say 'don't worry about it', or 'it's not a problem'. Some people might respond by saying, 'no need to apologise'. All of them are polite, it often depends how you say it.


Rich's picture
Rich
21/12/2015 10:00
Spain
Liverpool
594

As you said, 'apology accepted' is fine. You could also say 'don't worry about it', or 'it's not a problem'. Some people might respond by saying, 'no need to apologise'. All of them are polite, it often depends how you say it.

Rema's picture
Rema
22/12/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks Rich :)


Rema's picture
Rema
22/12/2015 20:05
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Rich :)

Rema's picture
Rema
18/12/2015
RS
538
points

Congratulations to Michelterzikhan :)


Rema's picture
Rema
18/12/2015 15:43
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Congratulations to Michelterzikhan :)

michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
21/12/2015
AM
615
points

Thanks Rema.


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
21/12/2015 08:27
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Thanks Rema.

Rema's picture
Rema
18/12/2015
RS
538
points

The oldest team in Premier league is Stoke City and also their nickname is The Potters.


Rema's picture
Rema
18/12/2015 15:41
Serbia
West Ham United
538

The oldest team in Premier league is Stoke City and also their nickname is The Potters.

LilitGh
18/12/2015
AM
42
points

Hi! So my answer to the riddle is Stoke City and they are the second oldest professional football club in the world.


LilitGh
18/12/2015 12:22
Armenia
Manchester City
42

Hi! So my answer to the riddle is Stoke City and they are the second oldest professional football club in the world.

nikosonris
18/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I have come across Keanu Reeves' quote I would like to share: "...people... are rushing to work and not paying attention to anything. Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It's like we're zombies. Look up and take your head phones out. Say Hi to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they're hurting. Help out someone. You have to live every day like it's your last. What people don't know about me is that I had depression a couple of years back. I never told anyone about it. I had to fight my way out of depression. The person who was holding me back from my happiness was ME. Every day is precious so let's treat it like that. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed, so live today! I hope you share this post to spread love this holiday."


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

I have come across Keanu Reeves' quote I would like to share: "...people... are rushing to work and not paying attention to anything. Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It's like we're zombies. Look up and take your head phones out. Say Hi to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they're hurting. Help out someone. You have to live every day like it's your last. What people don't know about me is that I had depression a couple of years back. I never told anyone about it. I had to fight my way out of depression. The person who was holding me back from my happiness was ME. Every day is precious so let's treat it like that. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed, so live today! I hope you share this post to spread love this holiday."

Natka
20/12/2015
RU
279
points

It sounds true. I am absolutely agree with the Keanu Reeve's quote. Once I suddenly left my mobile at home. It was an absolutely happy day:) Very often the phone calls and their ringtones are awful, senseless and depressed.


Natka
20/12/2015 13:37
Russia
Chelsea
279

It sounds true. I am absolutely agree with the Keanu Reeve's quote. Once I suddenly left my mobile at home. It was an absolutely happy day:) Very often the phone calls and their ringtones are awful, senseless and depressed.

messaouda's picture
messaouda
18/12/2015
DZ
887
points

I would like to draw your attention to a mistake in competition terms and conditions at the 2nd point which mention that the comment should contain the names of three clubs and their nicknames however the correct comment should contain just the name of one favourite team.


messaouda's picture
messaouda
18/12/2015 08:41
Algeria
Chelsea
887

I would like to draw your attention to a mistake in competition terms and conditions at the 2nd point which mention that the comment should contain the names of three clubs and their nicknames however the correct comment should contain just the name of one favourite team.

Rich's picture
Rich
21/12/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks Messaouda, I've corrected the terms and conditions now. Congratulations on getting so may points recently - you are climbing the leaderboard smiley

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
21/12/2015 15:17
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks Messaouda, I've corrected the terms and conditions now. Congratulations on getting so may points recently - you are climbing the leaderboard smiley

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
18/12/2015
UZ
121
points

Arsenal 2:2 Man city


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
18/12/2015 02:58
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

Arsenal 2:2 Man city

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
18/12/2015
UZ
121
points

Stoke city


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
18/12/2015 02:45
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

Stoke city

Sofiene's picture
Sofiene
17/12/2015
TN
2
points

Stoke City F.C.


Sofiene's picture
Sofiene
17/12/2015 21:39
Tunisia
Arsenal
2

Stoke City F.C.

Abdallah
17/12/2015
KW
1814
points

The answer is stoke city


Abdallah
17/12/2015 21:16
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

The answer is stoke city

Abdallah
17/12/2015
KW
1814
points

Last minute goal I can't forget is agueros goal against qpr which led to the title .

When I have many tasks to do , I do it hurry .

I never do anything at last minute because I be nervous and I don't like to be .

I believe people rush about too much because of technology , they used to do everything in a hurry . Even chatting , Twitter app effects on them by typing only 140 letter , insetgram and snap chat effect them by videoing 30 seconds only .

I predict man city win 2-0

,


Abdallah
17/12/2015 21:15
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Last minute goal I can't forget is agueros goal against qpr which led to the title .

When I have many tasks to do , I do it hurry .

I never do anything at last minute because I be nervous and I don't like to be .

I believe people rush about too much because of technology , they used to do everything in a hurry . Even chatting , Twitter app effects on them by typing only 140 letter , insetgram and snap chat effect them by videoing 30 seconds only .

I predict man city win 2-0

,

kogut's picture
kogut
17/12/2015
UA
44
points

Stoke City


kogut's picture
kogut
17/12/2015 20:32
Ukraine
Liverpool
44

Stoke City

sanjaned's picture
sanjaned
17/12/2015
RS
35
points

Stoke City F.C.


sanjaned's picture
sanjaned
17/12/2015 19:28
Serbia
Manchester United
35

Stoke City F.C.

tiko1992
17/12/2015
AM
36
points

The team of the week is Stock City obviously. I just remembered one of my favorite expressions that fans use sometimes when comparing other leagues to Premier League: "But can he do it on a cold rainy night in Stock".


tiko1992
17/12/2015 19:03
Armenia
Manchester City
36

The team of the week is Stock City obviously. I just remembered one of my favorite expressions that fans use sometimes when comparing other leagues to Premier League: "But can he do it on a cold rainy night in Stock".

tiko1992
17/12/2015
AM
36
points

From the last minute goals my favorite one is of course Sergio Aguero's goal vs Queens Park Rangers, which made all Man City fans dream finally come true. Honestly to say I didn't believe my eyes when this happened and I was proud of my teams spirit.

Usually I try to do the things on time and not to leave it for the last minute but in this complicated world it is not always easy to manage time efficiently and you can't avoid this especially when you are studying and working at the same time as it was in my case. I am always looking for a job which is not that stressful and where you don't need to do the things in hurry as it is connected to risk of doing something wrong therefore maybe ruining your further career.

I totally disagree with Rich, I think Man City is going to beat Arsenal 2-1 and climb on the top of the table.


tiko1992
17/12/2015 18:57
Armenia
Manchester City
36

From the last minute goals my favorite one is of course Sergio Aguero's goal vs Queens Park Rangers, which made all Man City fans dream finally come true. Honestly to say I didn't believe my eyes when this happened and I was proud of my teams spirit.

Usually I try to do the things on time and not to leave it for the last minute but in this complicated world it is not always easy to manage time efficiently and you can't avoid this especially when you are studying and working at the same time as it was in my case. I am always looking for a job which is not that stressful and where you don't need to do the things in hurry as it is connected to risk of doing something wrong therefore maybe ruining your further career.

I totally disagree with Rich, I think Man City is going to beat Arsenal 2-1 and climb on the top of the table.

michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015
AM
615
points

Obviously Stoke City F.C is my answer on Pete's riddle, and their Manger -Mark Hughes- is the former Barcelona and Chelsea player


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015 18:42
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Obviously Stoke City F.C is my answer on Pete's riddle, and their Manger -Mark Hughes- is the former Barcelona and Chelsea player

michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015
AM
615
points

As Chelsea's legend Petr Čech has confirmed his reputation as one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history when he equaled the competition’s clean sheet record ( 169 ) in the win of his current team the Gunners over the Villas.

I predict another clean sheet and a Gunners 2 -0 win,
Cheers Jack


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015 18:38
Armenia
Chelsea
615

As Chelsea's legend Petr Čech has confirmed his reputation as one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history when he equaled the competition’s clean sheet record ( 169 ) in the win of his current team the Gunners over the Villas.

I predict another clean sheet and a Gunners 2 -0 win,
Cheers Jack

tiko1992
17/12/2015
AM
36
points

Hello everyone! I am here for the first time and I would like to congratulate all the previous winners of the competition especially including grigor25 and michelterzikhan from Armenia. I hope to improve my English language knowledge here and why not try to win one of the prizes myself using my football knowledge )))


tiko1992
17/12/2015 18:36
Armenia
Manchester City
36

Hello everyone! I am here for the first time and I would like to congratulate all the previous winners of the competition especially including grigor25 and michelterzikhan from Armenia. I hope to improve my English language knowledge here and why not try to win one of the prizes myself using my football knowledge )))

michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
21/12/2015
AM
615
points

Thanks Tiko jan.


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
21/12/2015 08:24
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Thanks Tiko jan.

michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015
AM
615
points

I remember a lot of last-minute goals, Premier league is very famous with those goals, as most of its teams keep running and rushing forward till the final whistle.

I can not forget the City's match against the Hoops (QPR) in May/2013 and how Manchester city's players had to hurry to score two goals not only to win the match but to win the Premier League Title.
They played incredibly , all the 11 players were rushing forward, Both of Džeko and Agüero had scored in the minutes 92 and 94 respectively.


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015 18:28
Armenia
Chelsea
615

I remember a lot of last-minute goals, Premier league is very famous with those goals, as most of its teams keep running and rushing forward till the final whistle.

I can not forget the City's match against the Hoops (QPR) in May/2013 and how Manchester city's players had to hurry to score two goals not only to win the match but to win the Premier League Title.
They played incredibly , all the 11 players were rushing forward, Both of Džeko and Agüero had scored in the minutes 92 and 94 respectively.

Nikens
17/12/2015
RU
85
points

Arsenal 3 - Man City 1


Nikens
17/12/2015 16:26
Russia
Arsenal
85

Arsenal 3 - Man City 1

Nikens
17/12/2015
RU
85
points

Stoke City Football Club


Nikens
17/12/2015 16:22
Russia
Arsenal
85

Stoke City Football Club

messaouda's picture
messaouda
17/12/2015
DZ
887
points

Prediction : Arsenal 0: Man City 0


messaouda's picture
messaouda
17/12/2015 13:31
Algeria
Chelsea
887

Prediction : Arsenal 0: Man City 0

nikosonris
17/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Pete's favourite team is Stoke City. Too many tips and hints: the oldest football team, ex-Barcelona player now coaching, nicknamed the Potters, and on top of it have recently beaten Man City))


nikosonris
17/12/2015 12:36
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Pete's favourite team is Stoke City. Too many tips and hints: the oldest football team, ex-Barcelona player now coaching, nicknamed the Potters, and on top of it have recently beaten Man City))

SalvaGH
17/12/2015
ES
841
points

I would also like to say that it really seems that people are in a rush these days. I think it is because of the demanding lifestyle that is taking place these days were we have a lot things to do and if you don't organise well you will have to rush later on to be on time or to get somewhere at a time arranged.
Personally, I don't like being in a rush because it stresses me and makes me feel anxious. This topic is quite important but it seems that people don't realise and it is not much talked about.


SalvaGH
17/12/2015 10:59
Spain
Manchester City
841

I would also like to say that it really seems that people are in a rush these days. I think it is because of the demanding lifestyle that is taking place these days were we have a lot things to do and if you don't organise well you will have to rush later on to be on time or to get somewhere at a time arranged.
Personally, I don't like being in a rush because it stresses me and makes me feel anxious. This topic is quite important but it seems that people don't realise and it is not much talked about.

SalvaGH
17/12/2015
ES
841
points

I remember the Ramos' goal in the 93' in the Champions League Final to allow Real Madrid play the overtime and eventually, win the Champions League.
As a good Spanish fan, I also remember the Iniesta's goal in the World Final Cup in the 116' giving Spain for the first time the World Cup.


SalvaGH
17/12/2015 10:47
Spain
Manchester City
841

I remember the Ramos' goal in the 93' in the Champions League Final to allow Real Madrid play the overtime and eventually, win the Champions League.
As a good Spanish fan, I also remember the Iniesta's goal in the World Final Cup in the 116' giving Spain for the first time the World Cup.

SalvaGH
17/12/2015
ES
841
points

My prediction is that "the citizens" will beat Arsenal. Final score: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City.


SalvaGH
17/12/2015 10:37
Spain
Manchester City
841

My prediction is that "the citizens" will beat Arsenal. Final score: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City.

SalvaGH
17/12/2015
ES
841
points

Stoke City Football Club.


SalvaGH
17/12/2015 10:30
Spain
Manchester City
841

Stoke City Football Club.

Rasha.Nahas's picture
Rasha.Nahas
17/12/2015
SA
125
points

Stoke City club is the favorite one.


Rasha.Nahas's picture
Rasha.Nahas
17/12/2015 09:02
Saudi Arabia
Manchester United
125

Stoke City club is the favorite one.

Rasha.Nahas's picture
Rasha.Nahas
17/12/2015
SA
125
points

Arsenal 1 - Man City 3


Rasha.Nahas's picture
Rasha.Nahas
17/12/2015 09:00
Saudi Arabia
Manchester United
125

Arsenal 1 - Man City 3

SAFWAN20000
17/12/2015
SA
214
points

I remember the match Greece Vs England world Cup qualifiers 2001 Becham’s goal so England in the world Cup finals.
I have to do many things in hurry in the morning I'm going to take my son to school and go back to work.
Absolutely agree yes the people are so rush specially on rush hours in the morning and about 5 to 6 PM o'clock.
It's era of speed.


SAFWAN20000
17/12/2015 06:06
Saudi Arabia
Chelsea
214

I remember the match Greece Vs England world Cup qualifiers 2001 Becham’s goal so England in the world Cup finals.
I have to do many things in hurry in the morning I'm going to take my son to school and go back to work.
Absolutely agree yes the people are so rush specially on rush hours in the morning and about 5 to 6 PM o'clock.
It's era of speed.

Aleksavucicevic
16/12/2015
RS
5
points

Stoke City


Aleksavucicevic
16/12/2015 22:28
Serbia
Newcastle United
5

Stoke City

Khunda's picture
Khunda
16/12/2015
GE
54
points

@michelterzikhan congratulations from Georgia :)


Khunda's picture
Khunda
16/12/2015 21:28
Georgia
Chelsea
54

@michelterzikhan congratulations from Georgia :)

michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015
AM
615
points

Thanks Khunda,


michelterzikhan's picture
michelterzikhan
17/12/2015 17:50
Armenia
Chelsea
615

Thanks Khunda,

Khunda's picture
Khunda
16/12/2015
GE
54
points

Competition team is - Stoke City F.C.


Khunda's picture
Khunda
16/12/2015 21:28
Georgia
Chelsea
54

Competition team is - Stoke City F.C.

Mountainson's picture
Mountainson
16/12/2015
EG
18
points

stoke city f.c


Mountainson's picture
Mountainson
16/12/2015 21:15
Egypt
Manchester City
18

stoke city f.c

halola1999's picture
halola1999
16/12/2015
EG
19
points

stoke city


halola1999's picture
halola1999
16/12/2015 21:13
Egypt
Arsenal
19

stoke city

Okhilleus7's picture
Okhilleus7
16/12/2015
ME
37
points

1. I'll have to recall an international encounter. Precisely, the one where England got beaten by Zidane in the EURO 2004. Deep into injury time, my all-time favorite - Zizou, scored 2 goals in the last three minutes of the match. Two magnificent goals by an incredible football legend eventuated in the dying minutes of the game. It is for this match that I will always believe in wonders (at least when it comes to football)!

2. Currently, I'm a freelance writer. The job comes with its ups and downs. One thing that I would label as "downs" is, beyond a shadow of doubt, the stress that comes with impatient and demanding clients. So the answer is: IMPENDING DEADLINES make me step on the gas pedal.

3. Yes, I do. For example, as a former student, I frequently postponed things to happen at the very last minute. Despite never lacking work ethic, I lacked motivation. Learning was initiated only at the latest possible moment before exams.

4. Oh yes! The world has become too hectic. People sometimes forget about meaningful things like family and health - only because of their work environment or hunger (greed) for success. I try to find time as much as possible for my family, as well as labour and leisure activities. That's my recipe for happiness. That and the occasional pint of beer.

5. Jack, lol! Let's see if Rich is going to jinx this thing for Arsenal. My guess is a draw between these two. I could also go for an Arsenal victory, but would prefer to see both sides take only one point from this occasion. Anyhow, as a true football fan, I expect to see lots of goals, which is why I hope for no less than a 2:2 result.

Good luck to all the participants!


Okhilleus7's picture
Okhilleus7
16/12/2015 20:16
Montenegro
Tottenham Hotspur
37

1. I'll have to recall an international encounter. Precisely, the one where England got beaten by Zidane in the EURO 2004. Deep into injury time, my all-time favorite - Zizou, scored 2 goals in the last three minutes of the match. Two magnificent goals by an incredible football legend eventuated in the dying minutes of the game. It is for this match that I will always believe in wonders (at least when it comes to football)!

2. Currently, I'm a freelance writer. The job comes with its ups and downs. One thing that I would label as "downs" is, beyond a shadow of doubt, the stress that comes with impatient and demanding clients. So the answer is: IMPENDING DEADLINES make me step on the gas pedal.

3. Yes, I do. For example, as a former student, I frequently postponed things to happen at the very last minute. Despite never lacking work ethic, I lacked motivation. Learning was initiated only at the latest possible moment before exams.

4. Oh yes! The world has become too hectic. People sometimes forget about meaningful things like family and health - only because of their work environment or hunger (greed) for success. I try to find time as much as possible for my family, as well as labour and leisure activities. That's my recipe for happiness. That and the occasional pint of beer.

5. Jack, lol! Let's see if Rich is going to jinx this thing for Arsenal. My guess is a draw between these two. I could also go for an Arsenal victory, but would prefer to see both sides take only one point from this occasion. Anyhow, as a true football fan, I expect to see lots of goals, which is why I hope for no less than a 2:2 result.

Good luck to all the participants!

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6511
2Alex_from_Ukraine6313
3hsn5542
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4776
6Liubomyr4417
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71584
2Ukraine33502
3Spain29065
4Serbia27426
5Brazil22839
6Albania20578
7Vietnam20221
8Turkey19957
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United143055
2Liverpool110516
3Chelsea89520
4Arsenal85742
5Manchester City58047
6Tottenham Hotspur19216
7Newcastle United10525
8West Ham United7579
9AFC Bournemouth4667
10Crystal Palace4486

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Practise your listening skills.

Learn some new football vocabulary. 

Learn phrases to talk about things that happen quickly.