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Will green cards ever exist in the Premier League?

Podcast 47 - Future Perfect

Podcast 47 - Future Perfect

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In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack talk about all the latest news from the Premier League and some of the changes that could happen in football in the future. Green cards? Video replays? Points for goals scored? Do you think these things could become reality in the next few years? The language focus is on the future perfect.

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

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

"Arsenal have never been relegated."

"The semi-finals of the world’s oldest football competition are taking place at Wembley Stadium this weekend."

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

Rich thinks Leicester City might win the Champions League in a few years!!! Is he crazy???

Language - Future Perfect

In the podcast, Jack and Rich used the future perfect to speak about events which happen in the future. We create the future perfect by using will or another modal verb such as might or should, then we add have, followed by the verb in the third form. We can use the future perfect to say that something will be completed by a particular time in the future. Take a look at these examples from the podcast:

"Leicester City will have become European Champions by the year 2030."

"I think one thing that will have changed by 2030 is how we use technology."

When we talk about one event in the future before another, or before a specific time we can use the future perfect. So, we can use the future perfect to talk about an action in the future that happens before a specific time. We can also use the future perfect to compare two actions that happened at different times in the future. Take a look at this example:

"The traffic is really bad. The match will have finished by the time we arrive."

Language - Speculating

When we are certain that something will happen, we usually use 'will' but sometimes we are less sure about something happening. When we are less sure, we can use other modal verbs such as 'might', 'may', or 'could'. This is the case in this example from the podcast, where we don't know if Spurs will reduce the gap or not: 

"By the time you listen to this, Spurs might have reduced the gap to five points."

As you can see from the examples above, we often use the future perfect with the preposition 'by'. In these sentences, 'by' means not later than, or after a specific time. If you want to practise the future perfect more, have a go at the activity below or take a look at our grammar pages on the LearnEnglish website. 

 

Activity 2: Complete the following paragraph by putting the verbs in each gap into either the future simple or future perfect. Use contractions where possible.
Do you know when to use the future perfect?

Rich was very happy with Liverpool's win against Borussia Dortmund last week. Did the atmosphere help them win the match?

Transcript

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

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

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

Rich: This week, we’re going to talk about the latest news from the Premier League and we’re going to speak about what football might look like in the future. The language focus is on the future perfect, which we use to talk about the future when one event happens before another or before a specific time.

Jack: And later, Rich will make this week’s Premier League prediction and we have another football phrase for you to guess in our football vocabulary game.

Rich: There was a fantastic match between Leicester and West Ham at the top of the table. It finished 2-2 with a goal and a red card for Jamie Vardy, two penalties and a last minute equaliser for The Foxes.

Jack: The point Leicester earned means they went 8 points clear of Tottenham at the top!

Rich: We’re recording this podcast on Monday and Tottenham are playing this evening so we don’t know if Leicester’s point was good enough.

Jack: For us, you’re listening to this in the future so ... By now, Spurs might have reduced the gap to 5 points.

Rich: We'll speak a bit more about this week’s Premier League action later on.

Rich: We had a new football phrase for you to guess last week. I think it was quite difficult so well done to those of you who got it right.

Jack: The phrase was counter-attack. Leicester’s first goal against West Ham was a great counter-attack. The goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel threw the ball to Riyad Mahrez, who passed it to N’golo Kante, who passed it to Jamie Vardy, who scored.

Rich: I think it took about 10 seconds from Schmeichel to the goal. Leicester counter-attack really well. They’re a great counter-attacking team.

Jack: Well done to Aragorn1986 from Montenegro, Pavlo from Ukraine, HassanRaja447 from Pakistan, Kwesimanifest from Ghana, Elghoul from Algeria, M.S Aboelsafa from Egypt and AssemJuve from Palestine. All of you got the right answer!

Rich: In last week’s language focus, I made some really bad excuses for not doing my homework and in last week’s questions, we asked you to think of some excuses.

Jack: My favourite was from Kwesimanifest in Ghana. He said that he would tell his teacher that his homework had fallen in his mum’s cooking pot when she was making soup.

Rich: I liked the one from Aragorn1986. He said that he would tell the teacher that there had been a blackout. I’m not sure this would have stopped him doing his homework in the daytime!

Jack: Before we move on to the next section, I thought I’d tell everyone about our vote for Player of the season.

Rich: Ah yes. This is on our homepage. You can find it on the PFA Player of the Year article. Who’s going to win?

Jack: I don’t know who’s going to win the PFA award, but on our vote it looks like Riyad Mahrez at the moment. Mahrez has got 40% of the votes with Jamie Vardy on 31%. Harry Kane, Mesut Ozil and N’Golo Kante have less than 30% between them.

Rich: That’s a surprise I thought that Kane would have more. Maybe Vardy’s red card will change how people feel about him?

Jack: The poll is open until Sunday if you want to vote. The PFA Player of the Year is also announced on Sunday so we’ll tell you next week if your vote is the same as the  PFA Player of the season winner.

Rich: What’s the latest from the Premier League, Jack?

Jack: We’ve spoken a little already about the teams at the top so let’s start with the teams battling relegation, trying to avoid the drop into the Championship next season.

Rich: It wasn’t a good weekend for Aston Villa. They were beaten by Manchester Utd and have been relegated for the first time since 1987. Nearly 30 years! They have played every Premier League season since it started - one of only 7 clubs to do this. Do you know the others, Jack?

Jack: I know Arsenal have NEVER been relegated. The others are probably Man Utd, Liverpool ...

Rich: I had to check, but the one you haven’t got is Everton!

Jack: Of course! Anyway, Villa are down. Which other two clubs are going to join them?

Rich: This is very exciting. It looks like it will be two out of three because there are just 3 points separating Norwich City, Sunderland and Newcastle Utd.

Jack: It was a good weekend for the teams from the North-East. Newcastle won 3-0 at home to Swansea and Sunderland beat Norwich 3-0 in a real six-pointer!

Rich: 6 pointer? I think we’re going to have to explain that one. Did Sunderland get 6 points for winning that match?

Jack: No, they didn’t get 6 points. They got 3 points like with all matches, but we say a match is a six-pointer when two teams who are close to each other in the table play against each other.

Rich: I think it’s because you can win 3 points but you can also stop the other team from winning 3 points. We only use this phrase near the end of the season and we might say ‘relegation six-pointer’, like with this match between Sunderland and Norwich.

Jack: I think Sunderland might escape again, you know. Anyway, back to the top of the table. Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick and Manchester City continue their great form after last week’s European win against Paris St.Germain. Liverpool won again. Anything to say about last week, Rich?

Rich: Good win against Bournemouth but of course everybody has been talking about the win against Borussia Dortmund last week. What can I say? It was a great atmosphere and an unbelievable win.

Jack: And if Liverpool win the Europa League they will be playing in the Champions League next season!

Rich: Yes, I know. Jurgen Klopp is really creating a good team.

Jack: So, we know Leicester are still at the top, but I said at the beginning of the podcast that we don’t know what the Spurs result is this week because they play tonight, that is on Monday night.

Rich: You said, ‘By now, Spurs might have reduced the gap to five points.’

Jack: In this sentence, we’re talking about one action in the future happening before a certain time and to do this, you need to use a special form and this is what we’re going to look at in this week’s language focus.

Rich: When we talk about one event that happens before another or before a specific time in the future we can use something called the future perfect.

Jack: The future perfect is created by using will or another modal verb like ‘should’, ‘might’ and ‘must’ plus ‘have’ plus the past participle or the third form of the verb.

Rich: We change the modal verb depending how sure we are that something will happen. We can use ‘might’ or ‘may’ if  we’re not sure something will happen or ‘will’ if we are certain.

Jack: So, I said ‘Spurs might have reduced the gap to five points’. In this sentence, I used might as the modal verb because I’m not sure that Spurs will win. I then used ‘have’ and ‘reduce’ in the third form of the verb or what is sometimes called the past participle.

Rich: Before this, Jack said ‘By the time you listen to this’ which is a specific time in the future. For example, we recorded the podcast on Monday morning, Spurs played on Monday night and you listened to the podcast on Wednesday.

Jack: So we’re talking about two times in the future. The match and you listening to the podcast. The match was played before you listened, but both of these events are in the future for us. We use the future perfect to explain that the match happened before you listen to the podcast.

Rich: So we have: By the time you listen to this podcast which uses the (present simple for the future) and Spurs might have reduced the gap to five points which uses the (future perfect).

Jack: The phrase ‘by the time’ looks a bit complicated, but if you think about it like ‘when’ and ‘already’ it becomes much easier to understand.

Rich: So we could also say ‘When you listen to this podcast, Spurs might have already reduced the gap to five points’.

Jack: For the next minute or so Rich and I are going to talk about how football might change in the next few years. We’d like you to listen for examples of the future perfect. Let’s imagine what football will be like in 2030. Do you think there will be many changes?

Rich: Well, yes I’m sure there will be loads. Liverpool will have won the Premier League at least 10 more times maybe Leicester will have become European Champions.

Jack: Yeah, OK. Let’s look at some more possibilities or changes. What about rule changes? I like the idea of points for goals. So, ‘By 2030, the Premier League might have started giving three points for a win and bonus points if you score three or more goals in a match.

Rich: I think that sounds like a good rule. I know that they do something similar in rugby. I think one thing that will have changed by 2030 is how we use technology. Twenty years from now the Premier League will be using technology for lots of things. Technology will have been introduced for penalty decisions, offside and maybe other things, too.

Jack: That’s a good one and very possible because we already use it to say if there is a goal or not. I’ve got another one. The Champions League might have become a regular league by 2030. What do you think?

Rich: I’m not sure I think there will always be a bigger rivalry between Arsenal and Spurs and Liverpool and Everton than teams from different countries.

Jack: You might be right. What about some things that are less possible or less likely?

Rich: What about green cards? I heard about this the other week. The idea is that if a player gets a green card he has to leave the pitch for 10 minutes but can then return. It’s worse than a yellow card but not as bad as a red card. They might have started using them by 2030.

Jack: I can’t see that happening, but you never know!

Rich: So, we used a few examples of the future perfect and we’d like to see you using the future perfect in our comments section when you answer this week’s questions. Question 1: What will have happened in football by 2030? Which clubs will have become the most successful?

Jack: Question 2: Rich and I spoke about a few rule changes that might have happened in football by 2030. Do you think these changes will happen? What other changes might have happened by 2030?

Rich: Question 3: I’d like you to imagine your life in the future. By 2030, what will you have done? Where will you have been? Who will you have met?

Jack: And remember, if you want us to correct your comments just write ‘correct me’ at the beginning of your message.

Rich: Right, do you have a new football phrase for our listeners to guess, Jack?

Jack: Yes, I do. This week’s football phrase is **************** and is very relevant this week after some great matches. The phrase means to win a match from a losing position. Last week, Liverpool were losing 2-0 and 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund but they **** **** ****** to win 4-3. The phrase is also sometimes used to talk about team’s that never give up and have great team spirit.

Rich: It was a great performance from Liverpool and the fans were fantastic.

Jack: Now it’s time for your prediction. I saw that you went for a Leicester win last week?

Rich: Yes, I know but I wasn’t the only one! But some of you predicted the right score.

Jack: Aragorn1986 and Kwesimanifest both correctly predicted a draw but a special well done to Alex From Ukraine and HassanRaja447 from Pakistan who successfully predicted a 2-2 draw! The exact score!

Rich: This week I’m going to move away from the Premier League and see if my predictions are any better in the FA Cup. The semi-finals of the world’s oldest football competition are taking place at Wembley Stadium this weekend. In the first semi-final, it’s Everton against Manchester Utd. Utd and Everton are desperate to win the Cup this season and put a trophy in their cabinet. I think Utd will just have the edge and I’m going for them to win it. The second semi-final is Watford and Crystal Palace and I think it’s much harder to predict. I think it will be a real battle and I think Watford will win it in a penalty shoot-out. Final scores: Everton 0-1 Manchester Utd and Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace (Watford winning on penalties).

Jack: I love penalty shoot-outs!

Rich: 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 our questions, your predictions and anything you want to say 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!

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, we spoke about changes in football that could happen in the future.

  1. What will have happened in football by 2030? Which clubs will have become the most successful?

  2. Rich and Jack spoke about a few rule changes that might have happened in football by 2030. Do you think these changes will happen? What other changes might have happened by 2030?

  3. Can you imagine your life in the future? By 2030, what will you have done? Where will you have been? Who will you have met?

​Rich predicts that Manchester Utd will beat Everton and Watford will beat Crystal Palace in this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals. Do you agree?

Remember to write your predictions, your guess at this week's football phrase and answers to the questions above in the comments section below.
If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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gil_foot
04/11/2022
FR
566
points

I can imagine my life in the future, driving an electric car or a flying car :)


gil_foot
04/11/2022 08:17
France
Arsenal
566

I can imagine my life in the future, driving an electric car or a flying car :)

gil_foot
04/11/2022
FR
566
points

Another rume might have changed in the future like the offside or the penalty.


gil_foot
04/11/2022 08:16
France
Arsenal
566

Another rume might have changed in the future like the offside or the penalty.

gil_foot
04/11/2022
FR
566
points

The new rule about the green card already exists in other countries or divisions but instead of green it's white. Very useful when a player talk to much to the referee :)


gil_foot
04/11/2022 08:15
France
Arsenal
566

The new rule about the green card already exists in other countries or divisions but instead of green it's white. Very useful when a player talk to much to the referee :)

gil_foot
04/11/2022
FR
566
points

Man City will have become the most successful club unfortunately for Arsenal...


gil_foot
04/11/2022 08:14
France
Arsenal
566

Man City will have become the most successful club unfortunately for Arsenal...

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hsn
27/06/2021
TR
5537
points

What do you think?
1-2- By 2030 if a team have more than three shots that hit the post they might have gained a penalty kick.
By 2030 the referees might have showed yellow or red card to the fans who cheer up by swearing opponent team. (It's less possible)
3- By 2030, I might have finished all podcasts that must be worked on and I'll have increased my English knowledge. I will have been happier and older than today.
PHRASES
• Stay clear of third street, there is a traffic-jam. Pass two block clear of this street.
• It was a six-pointer match to get promoted next round of Europe 2020 however our national team missed out this chance.
• To avoid to be dropped teams needed high level of form and more exercises.
P.S.
• In my opinion penalty shoot-outs are undeserved gain and matches should re-play-:)


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hsn
27/06/2021 11:01
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5537

What do you think?
1-2- By 2030 if a team have more than three shots that hit the post they might have gained a penalty kick.
By 2030 the referees might have showed yellow or red card to the fans who cheer up by swearing opponent team. (It's less possible)
3- By 2030, I might have finished all podcasts that must be worked on and I'll have increased my English knowledge. I will have been happier and older than today.
PHRASES
• Stay clear of third street, there is a traffic-jam. Pass two block clear of this street.
• It was a six-pointer match to get promoted next round of Europe 2020 however our national team missed out this chance.
• To avoid to be dropped teams needed high level of form and more exercises.
P.S.
• In my opinion penalty shoot-outs are undeserved gain and matches should re-play-:)

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mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I voted for Riyad Mahrez as the PFA Player of the Season


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:04
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I voted for Riyad Mahrez as the PFA Player of the Season

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mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:03
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final

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mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

By 2030 I can imagine my life would have been as follows :

I would have become a successful teacher in an international school
I would have travelled to Manchester and visited the theatre of dreams , Old Trafford
I would have met the love of my life and we might have been married


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:03
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

By 2030 I can imagine my life would have been as follows :

I would have become a successful teacher in an international school
I would have travelled to Manchester and visited the theatre of dreams , Old Trafford
I would have met the love of my life and we might have been married

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mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

Players might have worn devices on their bodies showing how many kilometres they have run :)

Fans might have included in the games more like fan of the month might have started a game with his home team players for about 10 or 15 minutes then he might have substituted later on :)

Fans might have watched the games with 3D glasses as they are science fiction films :)


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:00
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Players might have worn devices on their bodies showing how many kilometres they have run :)

Fans might have included in the games more like fan of the month might have started a game with his home team players for about 10 or 15 minutes then he might have substituted later on :)

Fans might have watched the games with 3D glasses as they are science fiction films :)

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mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

Players would have become faster and technology would have dominated the game
I think Liverpool , Arsenal and United will be the most successful clubs in the future in English football


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 08:57
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Players would have become faster and technology would have dominated the game
I think Liverpool , Arsenal and United will be the most successful clubs in the future in English football

Dmytryk
16/02/2018
UA
1101
points

Comeback


Dmytryk
16/02/2018 16:47
Ukraine
Liverpool
1101

Comeback

englishman
22/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

it's good


englishman
22/06/2016 15:47
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

it's good

englishman
22/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

it's nice


englishman
22/06/2016 15:46
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

it's nice

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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

I don't have any prediction about that.


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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 18:24
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I don't have any prediction about that.

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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

I hope I will have been outside and I will have met some important person in sport and politics community.


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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 18:24
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I hope I will have been outside and I will have met some important person in sport and politics community.

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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

by 2030 I will have been a good interpreter.


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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 18:22
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

by 2030 I will have been a good interpreter.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes I will had lots of foreign people.


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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 18:21
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes I will had lots of foreign people.

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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes they are probable.


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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 18:20
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes they are probable.

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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

I hope Southampton will have become the most successful team because they pay attention for youth setup.


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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 18:18
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I hope Southampton will have become the most successful team because they pay attention for youth setup.

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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

I think we will have watched matches as 3d.


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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 18:16
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I think we will have watched matches as 3d.

Pavlo
24/04/2016
UA
209
points

This week’s football phrase is comeback.


Pavlo
24/04/2016 19:32
Ukraine
Arsenal
209

This week’s football phrase is comeback.

Freddy
23/04/2016
UA
92
points

I think that we'll not have seen many changes in football by 2030. Maybe Chinese clubs will have become more successful by this time. Also different video replays will have used in disputable situations in football matches by 2030. Concerning FA Cup semi-finals, I think that Everton will beat MU and the second finalist will be Crystal Palace.


Freddy
23/04/2016 11:08
Ukraine
Newcastle United
92

I think that we'll not have seen many changes in football by 2030. Maybe Chinese clubs will have become more successful by this time. Also different video replays will have used in disputable situations in football matches by 2030. Concerning FA Cup semi-finals, I think that Everton will beat MU and the second finalist will be Crystal Palace.

SalvaGH
22/04/2016
ES
841
points

Correct me. By 2030 I think Real Madrid and Barcelona will have been the most successful teams as they are right now. I don't think that football will have change much by only 14 years from now.
I also believe that by 2030 a few rules might have been alterated or changed, specially because of technology as it is progressing so rapidly.
Hopefully, by that time, I will have finished all my studies and I will have got a good job. Plus, I will have been in so many places around the world that I will have gained a lot of experience, and I should also have met a great quantity of people by the way.


SalvaGH
22/04/2016 19:55
Spain
Manchester City
841

Correct me. By 2030 I think Real Madrid and Barcelona will have been the most successful teams as they are right now. I don't think that football will have change much by only 14 years from now.
I also believe that by 2030 a few rules might have been alterated or changed, specially because of technology as it is progressing so rapidly.
Hopefully, by that time, I will have finished all my studies and I will have got a good job. Plus, I will have been in so many places around the world that I will have gained a lot of experience, and I should also have met a great quantity of people by the way.

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admin
25/04/2016
GB
560
points

Hi SalvaGH


Fantastic writing as always. Here are some corrections / advice:

I think Real Madrid and Barcelona will have been the most successful teams as they are right now. - The form here is correct, will have been, but the meaning is not quite right. I think that this is because the verb 'to be' is being used to describe a state - being the most successful team - and not and action or event. I don't think that we use the future perfect to describe states, as it's used to show the relationship between actions. More information about states and actions here: Learn English Grammar - Stative Verbs I would say: I think Real Madrid and Barcelona a will continue to be the most successful ...

Your second sentence is almost perfect! alterated should be altered. Very complex grammatically - future perfect passive; well done! 

Hopefully, by that time, I will have finished all my studies and I will have got a good job. Perfect use.

Plus, I will have been in so many places - this is the state problem again. It would be better to use another verb; visit or live in. I will have visited so many countries.

I should also have met a great quantity of people by the way. This is OK, but I would have said: I should also have met a lot of people along the way. (I like the phrase along the way).

Great job here - I hope your future plans all work out!

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
25/04/2016 13:16
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi SalvaGH


Fantastic writing as always. Here are some corrections / advice:

I think Real Madrid and Barcelona will have been the most successful teams as they are right now. - The form here is correct, will have been, but the meaning is not quite right. I think that this is because the verb 'to be' is being used to describe a state - being the most successful team - and not and action or event. I don't think that we use the future perfect to describe states, as it's used to show the relationship between actions. More information about states and actions here: Learn English Grammar - Stative Verbs I would say: I think Real Madrid and Barcelona a will continue to be the most successful ...

Your second sentence is almost perfect! alterated should be altered. Very complex grammatically - future perfect passive; well done! 

Hopefully, by that time, I will have finished all my studies and I will have got a good job. Perfect use.

Plus, I will have been in so many places - this is the state problem again. It would be better to use another verb; visit or live in. I will have visited so many countries.

I should also have met a great quantity of people by the way. This is OK, but I would have said: I should also have met a lot of people along the way. (I like the phrase along the way).

Great job here - I hope your future plans all work out!

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

SalvaGH
25/04/2016
ES
841
points

Thank you very much Jack, I really appreciate your advice.


SalvaGH
25/04/2016 20:32
Spain
Manchester City
841

Thank you very much Jack, I really appreciate your advice.

SalvaGH
22/04/2016
ES
841
points

I also predict the same FA cup final as Rich did. If our predictions are right we will be able to see an exciting match where Manchester United will have been regarded as favourites and, I think they will definitely conquer the FA cup.


SalvaGH
22/04/2016 19:35
Spain
Manchester City
841

I also predict the same FA cup final as Rich did. If our predictions are right we will be able to see an exciting match where Manchester United will have been regarded as favourites and, I think they will definitely conquer the FA cup.

KopHG
21/04/2016
KR
122
points

Liverpool will have placed top of Premier league and will have became champion of Champions League by 2020.
I will have gone to the Anfield and watched Red's match and sing YWNA in Anfield by the year 2018.
I think that Everton will beat Manchester Utd. 2-1 and I agree Rich's prediction for semi-final match between Watford and Crystal Palace.
Correct me please


KopHG
21/04/2016 08:56
South Korea
Liverpool
122

Liverpool will have placed top of Premier league and will have became champion of Champions League by 2020.
I will have gone to the Anfield and watched Red's match and sing YWNA in Anfield by the year 2018.
I think that Everton will beat Manchester Utd. 2-1 and I agree Rich's prediction for semi-final match between Watford and Crystal Palace.
Correct me please

Rich's picture
Rich
22/04/2016
ES
594
points

Hi KopHG

I will focus on how you used the 'Future Perfect' because that was the gramar that we spoke about in this podcast. 

One thing to watch out for is using the verb in the 3rd form or the past participle, e.g. be-was/were-been or take-took-taken. Sometimes you didn't use the 3rd form. You wrote 'became' but the structure is become-became-become, and also sing-sang-sung. I like how you use the preposition 'by' with the year '2020' and also 'the year 2018' this gives you the point in the future (or second action in the future), which is needed to use the future perfect.

Hope that helps a little.

 


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Rich
22/04/2016 10:01
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi KopHG

I will focus on how you used the 'Future Perfect' because that was the gramar that we spoke about in this podcast. 

One thing to watch out for is using the verb in the 3rd form or the past participle, e.g. be-was/were-been or take-took-taken. Sometimes you didn't use the 3rd form. You wrote 'became' but the structure is become-became-become, and also sing-sang-sung. I like how you use the preposition 'by' with the year '2020' and also 'the year 2018' this gives you the point in the future (or second action in the future), which is needed to use the future perfect.

Hope that helps a little.

 

KopHG
25/04/2016
KR
122
points

Hi Rich
Thank you for your help.


KopHG
25/04/2016 08:49
South Korea
Liverpool
122

Hi Rich
Thank you for your help.

KopHG
21/04/2016
KR
122
points

I think that this week phrase is "comeback historic"


KopHG
21/04/2016 07:49
South Korea
Liverpool
122

I think that this week phrase is "comeback historic"

Rich's picture
Rich
21/04/2016
ES
594
points

Hi KopHG
It's a very good guess but not the one we're looking for. It was a 'historic comeback' by Liverpool last week but the phrase we're looking for is more common and not only used for matches that will be remembered for many years. Nobody has got this week’s phrase yet, I think it's the most difficult one we've done!


Rich's picture
Rich
21/04/2016 21:01
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi KopHG
It's a very good guess but not the one we're looking for. It was a 'historic comeback' by Liverpool last week but the phrase we're looking for is more common and not only used for matches that will be remembered for many years. Nobody has got this week’s phrase yet, I think it's the most difficult one we've done!

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elghoul
20/04/2016
DZ
3988
points

1.By 2030 Algerian national team might have won the World Cup.
2.I think that some sort of green card might help referees when ruling though matches and the use of technological means for monitoring the game might have been introducing by then.
3.By 2030 I hope I would have visited the US and met Obama for a half an hour chatting.
I agree with Rich but as I don't like kicks off I predict that Watford will beat Crystal 2.0.
When I say 'win back' I might have rightly guessed this week.


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elghoul
20/04/2016 16:20
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

1.By 2030 Algerian national team might have won the World Cup.
2.I think that some sort of green card might help referees when ruling though matches and the use of technological means for monitoring the game might have been introducing by then.
3.By 2030 I hope I would have visited the US and met Obama for a half an hour chatting.
I agree with Rich but as I don't like kicks off I predict that Watford will beat Crystal 2.0.
When I say 'win back' I might have rightly guessed this week.

admin's picture
admin
20/04/2016
GB
560
points

Hi Elghoul - it'd be great to see Algeria rise to World Cup Glory! I'm afraid you're not quite there with your guess - I don't think anyone has got this week's. 

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team


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admin
20/04/2016 16:28
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Elghoul - it'd be great to see Algeria rise to World Cup Glory! I'm afraid you're not quite there with your guess - I don't think anyone has got this week's. 

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English team

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kwesimanifest
20/04/2016
GH
4768
points

2. I agree with both Rich and Jack on their submissions the likely rules to be observed in the future concerning football.
With regards to awarding bonus points to teams that score more than three goals per game, it would bring out more performance from our teams and enhance the beauty of the game.
Also with a player being sent off for 10 minutes, it will bring some sanity in the game as more players would play cautiously knowing that their 10 minutes absence from the field could be a negative turning point for their team


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kwesimanifest
20/04/2016 13:04
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

2. I agree with both Rich and Jack on their submissions the likely rules to be observed in the future concerning football.
With regards to awarding bonus points to teams that score more than three goals per game, it would bring out more performance from our teams and enhance the beauty of the game.
Also with a player being sent off for 10 minutes, it will bring some sanity in the game as more players would play cautiously knowing that their 10 minutes absence from the field could be a negative turning point for their team

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kwesimanifest
20/04/2016
GH
4768
points

1.Man United would have won 5 more epl titles with a manager who might have stayed with the club over 5 years. United would also have won the champions league the super cup and the intercontinental cup


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kwesimanifest
20/04/2016 09:11
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

1.Man United would have won 5 more epl titles with a manager who might have stayed with the club over 5 years. United would also have won the champions league the super cup and the intercontinental cup

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kwesimanifest
20/04/2016
GH
4768
points

I side with rich on the FA Cup semi-finals predictions


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/04/2016 09:02
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I side with rich on the FA Cup semi-finals predictions

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/04/2016
GH
4768
points

This week's phrase is come back knight


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kwesimanifest
20/04/2016 08:42
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

This week's phrase is come back knight

admin's picture
admin
20/04/2016
GB
560
points

Hi Kwesimanifest - you've nearly got it. But not quite ... 


admin's picture
admin
20/04/2016 09:59
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Kwesimanifest - you've nearly got it. But not quite ... 

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aragorn1986
19/04/2016
ME
3557
points

This week's phrase - 'to bounce back'?


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aragorn1986
19/04/2016 17:44
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

This week's phrase - 'to bounce back'?

Rich's picture
Rich
19/04/2016
ES
594
points

It's a good guess but 'bounce back' is usually used when a team loses a match and then wins the following match. You'll have to think again on this one smiley.


Rich's picture
Rich
19/04/2016 19:42
Spain
Liverpool
594

It's a good guess but 'bounce back' is usually used when a team loses a match and then wins the following match. You'll have to think again on this one smiley.

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aragorn1986
19/04/2016
ME
3557
points

By 2030 football could have become even more commercial and lose connection with true fans who dream of going on the matches with their families. Tickets might become way too expensive. Video technology will be perfected and refs could only be there to give advantage and warn the players for hard tackles. I predict also measuring pulse and heart beats for all the players so they can send the signal for possible heart problems while they are still on the pitch. It is hard to say which clubs could benefit the most in next 15years. In the PL I would count on Nottm.Forest and Leeds to come back. I would like to see these clubs playing in Europe again..


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aragorn1986
19/04/2016 17:18
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

By 2030 football could have become even more commercial and lose connection with true fans who dream of going on the matches with their families. Tickets might become way too expensive. Video technology will be perfected and refs could only be there to give advantage and warn the players for hard tackles. I predict also measuring pulse and heart beats for all the players so they can send the signal for possible heart problems while they are still on the pitch. It is hard to say which clubs could benefit the most in next 15years. In the PL I would count on Nottm.Forest and Leeds to come back. I would like to see these clubs playing in Europe again..

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assemjuve
19/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Spurs won and the battle to win the competition is back.


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assemjuve
19/04/2016 17:07
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Spurs won and the battle to win the competition is back.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
19/04/2016
ME
3557
points

I think that Everton will beat United 2-1 in the semi final and Crystal Palace will draw with Watford 1-1.


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aragorn1986
19/04/2016 16:16
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I think that Everton will beat United 2-1 in the semi final and Crystal Palace will draw with Watford 1-1.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think the phrase is come back to game.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016 13:00
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think the phrase is come back to game.

Rich's picture
Rich
19/04/2016
ES
594
points

You've got the first word right but you need to think about the rest of the phrase.


Rich's picture
Rich
19/04/2016 14:17
Spain
Liverpool
594

You've got the first word right but you need to think about the rest of the phrase.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I predict that Watford will beat Palace 2-1,Everton will win 1-0 over Man United.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016 12:57
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I predict that Watford will beat Palace 2-1,Everton will win 1-0 over Man United.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i do,i think these rules are enough to be used in the future.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016 12:55
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i do,i think these rules are enough to be used in the future.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think new tecnolgies will have used in the future,but i would like that football will be exciting and better with new rules like that.


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assemjuve
19/04/2016 12:54
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think new tecnolgies will have used in the future,but i would like that football will be exciting and better with new rules like that.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think that Juventus will have won the Champions League and Liverpool,Atletico Madrid will win the Champions league in the next 14 years.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
19/04/2016 12:52
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think that Juventus will have won the Champions League and Liverpool,Atletico Madrid will win the Champions league in the next 14 years.

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1mobeckham6511
2Alex_from_Ukraine6297
3hsn5537
4wsanta5086
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7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
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2Ukraine33447
3Spain28739
4Serbia27344
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Club ranking
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1Manchester United142692
2Liverpool110227
3Chelsea89350
4Arsenal85497
5Manchester City57755
6Tottenham Hotspur19138
7Newcastle United10512
8West Ham United7538
9AFC Bournemouth4561
10Crystal Palace4486

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: Football phrases 

Grammar: Future Perfect