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Podcast 34

Podcast 34

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In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the January Transfer Window. Arsenal have already bought Egyptian midfielder, Mohamed Elneny, which other clubs will be buying and selling players in January? The language focus is on phrases we use to talk about football transfers. We also have our latest riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition!

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast above smiley

  2. Listen to Martin, this week's Premier League fan.

  3. Guess Martin'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 be new for you. Try the activities below to see how much you understand:

"GK stands for goalkeeper for example; or CF stands for centre forward."

"I think Mohamed Elneny is a good player and a good holding midfielder is just what Arsenal need for the second half of the season."

Activity 1: In this activity, have a look at the vocabulary and try to match it to the correct definition. Not all of the vocabulary was in the podcast so be careful!
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Mohamed Elneny, an Egyptian midfielder, has moved from Basel to Arsenal for a reported transfer fee of £7 million.

Language - The Transfer Window

In the podcast, Rich and Jack spoke about the January Transfer Window. They both used phrases that are often used to speak about transfers, which is the movement of players from one club to another. Have a look at the example sentences below, then have a go at the activity. 

"Last weekend Charlie Austin moved from QPR  to Southampton for a £4 million transfer fee."

"Mohamed Elneny arrived from Basel for a reported fee of £7 million."

Activity 2: In this activity, read the sentences and decide which word goes in which gap.
Language of Transfers

The answer to last week's 'What's my Team?' competition was West Bromwich Albion. Congratulations to SalvaGH from Spain! 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 the text 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 are going to talk about the Transfer Window. And the language focus is on phrases and vocabulary we use to talk about buying and selling players.   

Rich: Later I’ll make another Premier League prediction. And, of course, you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition.

Jack: We’ve had lots of winners now but there are still four more chances to win.

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

Jack: Ah, yes. Last week it was Ella... her favourite Premier League team is West Bromwich Albion or West Brom or the Baggies. When you see it on the screen you often just see the acronym WBA, which stands for West Bromwich Albion.

Rich: An acronym is a short word that takes the first letters of a longer name. Some common acronyms are NASA, BBC or USA. There are lots of acronyms in football too. You might see BPL or EPL, which stand for Barclays Premier League and English Premier League.

Jack: Stand for is a phrasal verb which is used to say what an acronym means. BBC stands for British Broadcasting Corporation, USA stands for the United States of America and NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Rich: If you play football games like FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) or you play fantasy football you will probably also know lots of the acronyms for different positions on the football pitch. GK stands for goalkeeper for example or CF stands for centre forward.

Jack: If you know any other English acronyms put them in the comments section at the bottom of the page and let’s see if you can guess what they are. Anyway back to last week’s competition.

Rich: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers and the sixteenth winner of the What’s my team? competition is SalvaGH a Manchester City fan from Spain. Congratulations SalvaGH, we’ll be in contact with you this week.

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

Rich: Last week we asked you about films and film characters you would play in a fantasy football team and we had some great responses.

Jack: Volodymr from Ukraine chose a team of characters from action and gangster movies including the terminator in midfield - there would have to be a strong referee for their matches.

Rich: Heaton 555 from Armenia and Hosamn from Egypt both chose James Bond in their teams. I think he would be a great choice. And Nikosonris from Ukraine chose Harry Potter as a striker because he could make some magic upfront.

Jack: Some of you also recommended films. Sefovic712 from Egypt recommended a drama called Paper Towns, Amaral from Albania enjoyed The Revenant which stars Leonard di Caprio,Edmond Elomayan from Armenia recommended the Imitation Game which is about code breakers in the second world war. Finally SalvaGH, this week’s competition winner, says Invictus which is about Nelson Mandela and rugby is a great film and you should watch it.

Rich: I haven’t seen any of those films so thanks for the advice everybody! Last week we spoke about Eric Cantona and Vinnie Jones who have become actors and some of you told us about some more footballers in films.

Jack: A few of you spoke about the Goal trilogy - a trilogy is a group of three films or books that have the same characters or topic. The story or plot is about a Mexican boy who plays for Newcastle Utd and then Real Madrid and then the World Cup in the later stories. The film has cameo appearances, which are small parts in films, by some of the biggest stars in football, including: David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Theirry Henry, Zinedine Zidane and many more.

Rich: And finally Elghoul from Algeria spoke about a football film called Escape to Victory that you may not have seen because it was made back in 1981! The film starred Sylvester Stallone as goalkeeper, Bobby Moore in defence and Pele in attack. The film is worth watching just for Pele’s winning goal!

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

Rich: It’s been an exciting week. There have been 20 matches in the EPL this week. The most exciting matches were three 3-3 draws. The matches between Newcastle and Manchester Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal and Chelsea and Everton all finished 3-3 and all had last minute equalisers!

Jack: I think the most exciting was Chelsea v Everton. Everton made it 3-2 after 91 minutes but Chelsea equalised after 98! Amazing! It’s very close at the top of the table now, too.

Rich: Yes, only one point separates Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester City. It’s very close and I think maybe a few clubs will be looking to buy players in the transfer window.

Jack: That’s right, the January Transfer Window is open, which is the time when Premier League clubs can buy and sell players. And Arsenal have already bought one player.

Rich: Yes, I saw they have bought Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Swiss club, Basel. Are you happy with that?

Jack: I think he’s a good player and a good holding midfielder is just what Arsenal need for the second half of the season. A holding midfielder is a defensive midfielder who is good at stopping attacks from the other team and starting attacks by giving the ball to more creative players. I think Nemanja Matic at Chelsea or Michael Carrick at MAnchester Utd are good examples of holding midfielders.

Rich: There will be lots of players moving clubs in January, so let’s look at some of the language and phrases that are used in connection with the transfer window and the word transfer.

Jack: Let’s look at the word ‘transfer’ first. Transfer can be used as a noun or a verb. A transfer is a deal or transaction for a player to move from one club to another. On Sunday, Mohamed Elneny was on the substitutes bench for the first time since his transfer from Basel to Arsenal. As a verb it has the same meaning and you can say Elneny transferred from Basel to Arsenal. We always use the same prepositions here ..from one place …….to another place.

Rich: There are some other noun phrases that are used with the word transfer. Transfer fee is one that you will see a lot. Last weekend Charlie Austin moved from QPR (Queens Park Rangers) to Southampton for a £4 million pound transfer fee. A fee is an amount of money you pay for a service or to a business. For example you might pay an entrance fee to go into a museum or need to pay legal fees to ask a lawyer for help.

Jack: Very often you will see the phrase ‘undisclosed transfer fee’ or ‘undisclosed fee’. Undisclosed means not told to anyone, clubs sometimes prefer to keep the transfer fee quiet because they don’t want other clubs to know how much they spent on a player.

Rich: But newspapers and fans want to know how much players cost so you often see the phrase ‘reported fee’. Reported means that the fee has been said but not officially so the accuracy of what the newspaper says cannot be trusted 100%.

Jack: So I’ve read that Mohamed Elneny arrived from Basel for a reported fee of £7 million but we can’t be totally sure of this because officially the fee was undisclosed.

Rich: It’s quite complicated. Another phrase you might here is transfer deadline. Deadline is a word that is used to describe a point in time when everything has to be finished.

Jack: And all transfers between clubs have to be completed by 23:00 (GMT) on the 1st of February. This day is called Transfer Deadline Day and is often the day when most transfers are completed.

Rich: That’s right! So, with the transfer deadline getting closer there is certain to be lots of buying and selling in the next two weeks. Which brings us to our questions for you this week. Question 1. Which players would you like your club to buy in the January Transfer Window?

Jack: Question 2. Do you think the January Transfer Window is a good time to buy players? Why/Why not?

Rich: Question 3. Do you always believe what you read online or in newspapers? Why/why not?

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 Martin. Listen to Martin’s riddle and try to work out what’s her team?

Martin: My team is one of five that are based in London. Our manager is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League - The Professor has been with us for nearly 20 years. We won the FA Cup last season and Mesut Ozil is my favourite player. Come on you Gunners!

Rich: Any ideas, Jack?

Jack: No idea at all. Right, Rich, it’s time for your Premier League prediction.

Jack: You can’t have been happy with your prediction last week.

Rich: No I wasn’t. I wasn’t happy with the result either. Manchester Utd won with their only shot on target! Anyway it’s your turn this week!

Jack: What do you mean? Congratulations to JelenaN from Bosnia and Herzegovina, SalvaGH from Spain, Rasha Nahas from Saudi Arabia, RuslanJon from Uzbekistan, Edmond Eloyan from Armenia, and Nyinyi from Myanmar who said Manchester Utd would beat Liverpool and a special mention for Nikosonris from Ukraine who was the only listener who predicted the exact score!

Rich: There is a big London Derby in the Premier League this weekend. Arsenal are at home to Chelsea and will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table. Arsenal are looking good at the moment but they were held to a 0-0 draw by Stoke in their last match and 3-3 by Liverpool in the match before. Chelsea came back to draw 3-3 with Everton but don’t have much to play for this season and look like they will finish in mid-table. But this is a London Derby and form can often go out of the window. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were injured for the match against Stoke and if they miss the Chelsea match I can see a 0-0 draw or even a 1-0 win for Chelsea. If Ozil and Sanchez play I’d go for an Arsenal win. Final score: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Jack: You seem to have predicted three different result there, Rich.

Rich: One of them should be correct!

Jack: I like the phrase ‘go out the window’ - it means something is lost or forgotten. So in derby matches normal rules of who is playing well or badly are not important. Right, anyway 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, our questions, your predictions and anything you want to say 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!

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What do you think?

Which players would you like your club to buy in the January Transfer Window?
Do you think the January Transfer Window is a good time to buy players? Why/Why not?
Do you always believe what you read online or in newspapers? Why/why not?
 
Do you know any other football related or non-football related acronyms? 
 
Rich predicts that Arsenal and Chelsea will draw 0-0 this weekend. Do you agree?
 
Remember to write your competition answers, predictions and answers to the questions above in the comments section below. Good luck!.

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quanmessi's picture
quanmessi
02/12/2018
VN
229
points

Martin team is my favorite team also , it is Arsenal ,the Gunners of London . We had rush week with losing match with Chealse but our lads will get better on next match . We have fantastic GK Peter Cech and excellent players . We have great coach and perfect stadium . We can get only better when few guys get better after injuries they sufferd in before . Hopefuly we will be first on table after this weekend match . Greetings to all of you but especialy to all of ya Gunners .


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quanmessi
02/12/2018 02:28
Vietnam
Manchester United
229

Martin team is my favorite team also , it is Arsenal ,the Gunners of London . We had rush week with losing match with Chealse but our lads will get better on next match . We have fantastic GK Peter Cech and excellent players . We have great coach and perfect stadium . We can get only better when few guys get better after injuries they sufferd in before . Hopefuly we will be first on table after this weekend match . Greetings to all of you but especialy to all of ya Gunners .

MES's picture
MES
04/02/2017
AM
684
points

the 34th podcast's quiz is also completed


MES's picture
MES
04/02/2017 20:26
Armenia
Manchester United
684

the 34th podcast's quiz is also completed

MES's picture
MES
04/02/2017
AM
684
points

cm = central idfielder ???


MES's picture
MES
04/02/2017 20:24
Armenia
Manchester United
684

cm = central idfielder ???

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
06/02/2016
TR
1761
points

I would like my club to buy Benteke.
No,i don't,because no club doesn't tend to sell its players.
I hardly ever believe them,because they lie usually


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HakanUslu1881
06/02/2016 03:57
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I would like my club to buy Benteke.
No,i don't,because no club doesn't tend to sell its players.
I hardly ever believe them,because they lie usually

nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016
GE
1667
points

Martin's team is arsenal


nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016 11:26
Georgia
Chelsea
1667

Martin's team is arsenal

Narine
29/01/2016
AM
82
points

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal


Narine
29/01/2016 20:13
Armenia
Manchester United
82

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal

Narine
29/01/2016
AM
82
points

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal


Narine
29/01/2016 20:08
Armenia
Manchester United
82

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal

Narine
29/01/2016
AM
82
points

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal!!!


Narine
29/01/2016 20:05
Armenia
Manchester United
82

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal!!!

Narine
29/01/2016
AM
82
points

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal!!!


Narine
29/01/2016 20:05
Armenia
Manchester United
82

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal!!!

Narine
29/01/2016
AM
82
points

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal!!!


Narine
29/01/2016 20:04
Armenia
Manchester United
82

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal!!!

bleron hamiti
29/01/2016
AL
8
points

chelsea will win


bleron hamiti
29/01/2016 18:12
Albania
Arsenal
8

chelsea will win

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Resta
29/01/2016
UZ
1
points

so so//i don't know


Resta's picture
Resta
29/01/2016 12:56
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
1

so so//i don't know

Dusan.K's picture
Dusan.K
29/01/2016
MK
14
points

Arsenal 0 goals Chelsea 1 goal !! 0:1 chelsea


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Dusan.K
29/01/2016 11:55
Macedonia
Sunderland
14

Arsenal 0 goals Chelsea 1 goal !! 0:1 chelsea

Mikica's picture
Mikica
29/01/2016
BA
6
points

Martin team is my favorite team also , it is Arsenal ,the Gunners of London . We had rush week with losing match with Chealse but our lads will get better on next match . We have fantastic GK Peter Cech and excellent players . We have great coach and perfect stadium . We can get only better when few guys get better after injuries they sufferd in before . Hopefuly we will be first on table after this weekend match . Greetings to all of you but especialy to all of ya Gunners .


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Mikica
29/01/2016 09:45
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
6

Martin team is my favorite team also , it is Arsenal ,the Gunners of London . We had rush week with losing match with Chealse but our lads will get better on next match . We have fantastic GK Peter Cech and excellent players . We have great coach and perfect stadium . We can get only better when few guys get better after injuries they sufferd in before . Hopefuly we will be first on table after this weekend match . Greetings to all of you but especialy to all of ya Gunners .

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Robertkorca
28/01/2016
AL
1
points

Arsenal - Chelsea. 1-0


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Robertkorca
28/01/2016 23:10
Albania
Manchester United
1

Arsenal - Chelsea. 1-0

LCENATION
28/01/2016
XK
6
points

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal.


LCENATION
28/01/2016 22:42
Kosovo
Arsenal
6

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal.

Hirvesh
28/01/2016
MU
2
points

Martin's team is Arsenal, same as mine :-)


Hirvesh
28/01/2016 06:23
Mauritius
Arsenal
2

Martin's team is Arsenal, same as mine :-)

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tokomoney
25/01/2016
GE
352
points

answer is Arsenal : )) "what's my team"


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tokomoney
25/01/2016 23:01
Georgia
Manchester City
352

answer is Arsenal : )) "what's my team"

Sneska
25/01/2016
DE
47
points

Arsenal F.C.
is Martin's Premier League favorite club.


Sneska
25/01/2016 20:50
Germany
Arsenal
47

Arsenal F.C.
is Martin's Premier League favorite club.

SasaDj
25/01/2016
BA
58
points

Arsenal is Martin's club.


SasaDj
25/01/2016 18:02
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
58

Arsenal is Martin's club.

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Karina.byagurova
25/01/2016
RU
1
points

Arsenal


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Karina.byagurova
25/01/2016 16:47
Russia
Liverpool
1

Arsenal

roberto69
25/01/2016
EC
1
points

Good mornig that is arsenal. I think newspapers exagerate the coment and news


roberto69
25/01/2016 16:22
Ecuador
Chelsea
1

Good mornig that is arsenal. I think newspapers exagerate the coment and news

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nalssgair
25/01/2016
LY
145
points

Arsenal F.C.


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nalssgair
25/01/2016 13:03
Libya
Arsenal
145

Arsenal F.C.

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Salloum
25/01/2016
SY
1308
points

Martin's team is Arsenal


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Salloum
25/01/2016 06:18
Syria
Manchester United
1308

Martin's team is Arsenal

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alimiloud
25/01/2016
DZ
160
points

Martin's favourite team is arsenal clube


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alimiloud
25/01/2016 00:21
Algeria
Chelsea
160

Martin's favourite team is arsenal clube

besian's picture
besian
24/01/2016
XK
66
points

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal, thats also my favourite team :)


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besian
24/01/2016 19:15
Kosovo
Arsenal
66

Martin's favourite team is Arsenal, thats also my favourite team :)

katemorozova
24/01/2016
RU
9
points

Arsenal


katemorozova
24/01/2016 17:09
Russia
Arsenal
9

Arsenal

Nikens
24/01/2016
RU
85
points

FC Arsenal


Nikens
24/01/2016 17:08
Russia
Arsenal
85

FC Arsenal

anfat
24/01/2016
UA
156
points

Arsenal is Martin's team


anfat
24/01/2016 16:54
Ukraine
Manchester City
156

Arsenal is Martin's team

tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
24/01/2016
GE
352
points

The January Transfer Window isn't a good time to buy players. They have no time for adaptation.


tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
24/01/2016 14:43
Georgia
Manchester City
352

The January Transfer Window isn't a good time to buy players. They have no time for adaptation.

tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
24/01/2016
GE
352
points

i think 3:1 for Arsenal


tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
24/01/2016 14:33
Georgia
Manchester City
352

i think 3:1 for Arsenal

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mendu
24/01/2016
GE
13
points

'What's my Team?' - correct answer is Arsenal


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mendu
24/01/2016 14:04
Georgia
Arsenal
13

'What's my Team?' - correct answer is Arsenal

Aroarm
24/01/2016
AM
18
points

I foresee that Arsenal will beat Chelsea by 2:1. Looking forward to watching the game and finding out my prediction. This is really a difficult question to answer. But I'll answer to it on my point of view. I would like Arsenal to buy some Armenian footballers with a high transfer fee. some like Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Yura Movsisyan, Gevorg Ghazaryan and others. and I don't really know whether it's a good time to buy players in the January Transfer Window or not. but whether yes or not I think it will be tough time for players to get used to the new team, new coach, new ways. It's up to clubs to decide whether it's a good time or not. So if most clubs buy or transfer players during this time, then i can assume it's beneficial for them.
Well actually sometimes if the news I am reading sounds rediculous and not near to reality I don't believe it. Cause sometimes it really seems like a nonesense. But Usually I believe.


Aroarm
24/01/2016 08:45
Armenia
Arsenal
18

I foresee that Arsenal will beat Chelsea by 2:1. Looking forward to watching the game and finding out my prediction. This is really a difficult question to answer. But I'll answer to it on my point of view. I would like Arsenal to buy some Armenian footballers with a high transfer fee. some like Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Yura Movsisyan, Gevorg Ghazaryan and others. and I don't really know whether it's a good time to buy players in the January Transfer Window or not. but whether yes or not I think it will be tough time for players to get used to the new team, new coach, new ways. It's up to clubs to decide whether it's a good time or not. So if most clubs buy or transfer players during this time, then i can assume it's beneficial for them.
Well actually sometimes if the news I am reading sounds rediculous and not near to reality I don't believe it. Cause sometimes it really seems like a nonesense. But Usually I believe.

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JelenaN
24/01/2016
BA
77
points

I think that Arsenal will win Chelsea with score 2:1. Arsenal is also answer to this week's competition question! ;-)


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JelenaN
24/01/2016 07:54
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
77

I think that Arsenal will win Chelsea with score 2:1. Arsenal is also answer to this week's competition question! ;-)

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Rema
24/01/2016
RS
538
points

I don't believe always in the rumors, because the newspapers or some other media often bring in relation one player with a lot of clubs.
On the other side, often times it happens that the rumors come true because 'where there's smoke there's fire'. (@Jack@Rich Can I use this 'phrase' in this way?).


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Rema
24/01/2016 00:55
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I don't believe always in the rumors, because the newspapers or some other media often bring in relation one player with a lot of clubs.
On the other side, often times it happens that the rumors come true because 'where there's smoke there's fire'. (@Jack@Rich Can I use this 'phrase' in this way?).

dzoleodstip
23/01/2016
MK
42
points

'What's my Team?' competition:
Arsenal F.C.


dzoleodstip
23/01/2016 22:22
Macedonia
Watford
42

'What's my Team?' competition:
Arsenal F.C.

Stole
23/01/2016
DE
37
points

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Holloway, London.
Arsène Wenger, OBE, is a French football manager and former player. He has been the manager of Arsenal since 1996, where he has since become the club's longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won.
Mesut Özil is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team.


Stole
23/01/2016 22:20
Germany
Tottenham Hotspur
37

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Holloway, London.
Arsène Wenger, OBE, is a French football manager and former player. He has been the manager of Arsenal since 1996, where he has since become the club's longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won.
Mesut Özil is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team.

Ivan Nak
23/01/2016
MK
60
points

'What's my Team?' competition answer: Arsenal F.C.


Ivan Nak
23/01/2016 22:10
Macedonia
Manchester City
60

'What's my Team?' competition answer: Arsenal F.C.

football fan
23/01/2016
MK
53
points

Arsenal Football Club is my answer for this week competition.


football fan
23/01/2016 22:09
Macedonia
Manchester United
53

Arsenal Football Club is my answer for this week competition.

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Rafayel
23/01/2016
AM
516
points

as to your prediction Rich I think it will end in ARsenal Chelsea (0-1). Though I am an ARsenal fan, but I have a premonition that my club will lose this time.


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Rafayel
23/01/2016 17:45
Armenia
Arsenal
516

as to your prediction Rich I think it will end in ARsenal Chelsea (0-1). Though I am an ARsenal fan, but I have a premonition that my club will lose this time.

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Rich
26/01/2016
ES
374
points

Your premonition was right! Why didn't I see this comment? Sorry about that, I'll make sure I give you a shout out in next week's podcast! You really shouldn't predict your own team to lose crying


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Rich
26/01/2016 19:00
Spain
Liverpool
374

Your premonition was right! Why didn't I see this comment? Sorry about that, I'll make sure I give you a shout out in next week's podcast! You really shouldn't predict your own team to lose crying

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Rafayel
23/01/2016
AM
516
points

I think if my club managed to buy Rihad Mahrezy from Leicester City that would be great. I really enjoy his play.
Sometimes you believe and sometimes you dont believe this or that news online or on the news. First it depends on the type of the news and second on the probability of its being true. Sometimes news are just a gossip, sometimes just overemphasize. Thus its up to a person to believe it or not.
this January transfer window is a good time to buy players in the sense that prior to that time players have already shown their abilities. players in other leagues so this time is easier for clubs to decide which player to buy which not.


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Rafayel
23/01/2016 17:39
Armenia
Arsenal
516

I think if my club managed to buy Rihad Mahrezy from Leicester City that would be great. I really enjoy his play.
Sometimes you believe and sometimes you dont believe this or that news online or on the news. First it depends on the type of the news and second on the probability of its being true. Sometimes news are just a gossip, sometimes just overemphasize. Thus its up to a person to believe it or not.
this January transfer window is a good time to buy players in the sense that prior to that time players have already shown their abilities. players in other leagues so this time is easier for clubs to decide which player to buy which not.

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kogut
23/01/2016
UA
44
points

Arsenal


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kogut
23/01/2016 15:04
Ukraine
Liverpool
44

Arsenal

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kogut
23/01/2016
UA
44
points

1. I would like Liverpool buy Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk
2. I think January is not the best time to buy players cause they have no time for adaptation. As for me summer transfer window is better time for transfers
3. I don't always believe all I read in newspapers or online. There are a lo of rumors


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kogut
23/01/2016 15:01
Ukraine
Liverpool
44

1. I would like Liverpool buy Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk
2. I think January is not the best time to buy players cause they have no time for adaptation. As for me summer transfer window is better time for transfers
3. I don't always believe all I read in newspapers or online. There are a lo of rumors

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Rema
23/01/2016
RS
538
points

@Kogut One of our colleagues here(@Nikosonris )was told me more than a month ago that he would recommend to Liverpool to buy Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk. I read about that in newspapers (some rumors) so maybe @Nikosonris has some supernatural power ;)


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Rema
23/01/2016 23:56
Serbia
West Ham United
538

@Kogut One of our colleagues here(@Nikosonris )was told me more than a month ago that he would recommend to Liverpool to buy Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk. I read about that in newspapers (some rumors) so maybe @Nikosonris has some supernatural power ;)

nikosonris
25/01/2016
UA
2453
points

Maybe Liverpool scouts are closely following our comments :) or Jack and Rich are forwarding nice ideas posted by our community to the EPL teams :) On a serious note, I think Alex Teixeira just perfectly fits the Liverpool profile as well as the style of playing Jurgen Klopp wants to craft in his team. However, I doubt that Shakhtar is going to let him go now.


nikosonris
25/01/2016 10:38
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Maybe Liverpool scouts are closely following our comments :) or Jack and Rich are forwarding nice ideas posted by our community to the EPL teams :) On a serious note, I think Alex Teixeira just perfectly fits the Liverpool profile as well as the style of playing Jurgen Klopp wants to craft in his team. However, I doubt that Shakhtar is going to let him go now.

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kogut
23/01/2016
UA
44
points

My prediction: Arsenal - Chelsea 2.2.


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kogut
23/01/2016 14:47
Ukraine
Liverpool
44

My prediction: Arsenal - Chelsea 2.2.

Gerdo
23/01/2016
IT
79
points

Arsenal


Gerdo
23/01/2016 13:34
Italy
Manchester City
79

Arsenal

shunka
23/01/2016
AM
142
points

dear administrator.
on the right top side I see a leaderboard with some scores for this or that partisipant. And i wonder how do we get the scores? What shall we do? I mean just following the podcasts and answering your questions is enough or we have to do some other activities as well?
Thanks in advance for answering.


shunka
23/01/2016 08:58
Armenia
Arsenal
142

dear administrator.
on the right top side I see a leaderboard with some scores for this or that partisipant. And i wonder how do we get the scores? What shall we do? I mean just following the podcasts and answering your questions is enough or we have to do some other activities as well?
Thanks in advance for answering.

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Rich
25/01/2016
ES
374
points

Hi Shunka 

Welcome to Premier Skills English! To get points and to climb the leaderboard you need to do two things. Firstly, you can write comments on different lessons on the website, every comment you write gets you one point. Secondly, you can complete quizzes, each lesson has a quiz and you can get up to 12 points for each quiz you complete. It's great if you write on the podcast but if you want more points and to practise your English skills it would be a good idea to try some of our other lessons, too.

Good luck!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
25/01/2016 22:01
Spain
Liverpool
374

Hi Shunka 

Welcome to Premier Skills English! To get points and to climb the leaderboard you need to do two things. Firstly, you can write comments on different lessons on the website, every comment you write gets you one point. Secondly, you can complete quizzes, each lesson has a quiz and you can get up to 12 points for each quiz you complete. It's great if you write on the podcast but if you want more points and to practise your English skills it would be a good idea to try some of our other lessons, too.

Good luck!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
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1kwesimanifest4731
2assemjuve3705
3aragorn19863557
4Liubomyr3506
5elghoul3206
6haydi3189
7Alex_from_Ukraine2929
8Ahmed Adam Mamado2868
9Buchiy2502
10nikosonris2453
Country ranking
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2Ukraine27736
3Serbia26434
4Albania20439
5Macedonia19058
6Spain18805
7Bosnia and Herzegovina16248
8Armenia13611
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10Vietnam12864
Club ranking
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1Manchester United118466
2Liverpool75640
3Chelsea69076
4Arsenal67077
5Manchester City37198
6Leicester City10869
7Tottenham Hotspur8044
8Newcastle United7116
9West Ham United4581
10Watford4162

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Goals

Practise your listening skills.

Learn some new football vocabulary. 

Learn phrases to talk about football transfers.