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Understanding Grammar - a, an, or the

Understanding Grammar - a, an, or the

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about Indian food (Jack loves it, but Rich is not a big fan). The language focus is on articles (a, an, the) which is an area of English that lots of learners have problems with as they are often used differently in your first language or don't exist at all. More specifically, we are going to focus on how we use articles when we are talking in a general sense and when we are talking about a specific thing.  Your task is to complete some sentences and use the correct article. As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess. Enjoy!

Transcript

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Introduction

Warning: This section contains jokes!

Jack: Excuse me ... waiter ...

Rich: Yes sir. Is everything OK?

Jack: No. It’s not. Look. There's a fly in my soup! 

Rich: Its OK, sir, there's no extra charge! 

Jack: But what’s the fly doing there?

Rich: Hmmm. It looks like it’s floating.

Jack: I can see that. But why? Why is there a dead fly in my soup?

Rich: It probably drowned. Oh no, look. It’s still alive 

Jack: But what’s it doing in my soup?

Rich: I think it’s praying.

Jack: Well take it away. I can’t eat it now.

Rich: Ah! Its prayers were answered.

Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich

Jack: and I’m Jack

Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: Those jokes at the beginning were very funny. 

Jack: Yes - and there were some examples of language that we’re going to look at in the podcast.

Rich: Are we talking about dead flies?

Jack: Ha ha. Let me give you a clue. I said. There’s a dead fly in my soup. And then I said what’s the fly doing there.

Rich: A fly then the fly. So we’re talking about articles. This will be really useful for my students. They often make mistakes and say things like I like the football or I’m doctor. 

Jack: Lots of students have problems with articles. It’s tricky in English; when do you say the or a or an or when not to use an article. They should be saying I like football and I’m a doctor.

Rich: The problem is articles don’t exist in lots of languages or are used very differently in other languages.

Jack: And the rules are complicated. There are lots of different rules and there always seem to exceptions. I always tell my students to think about the rules as guides. 

Rich: So, in this week’s podcast we’re going to try to help you with this difficult area of English and we’re going to focus on the most difficult rules or guidelines.

Jack: And later on, there’s going to be a quiz for you to do that will test how well you use articles.

Topic Focus

Roleplay

Rich: It was a good match the other day, wasn’t it?

Jack: Yeah, it was a really good match and we won!

Rich: Did you do anything after the match? I didn’t see you.

Jack: I had to rush off. I had a date with a curry.

Rich: You had a date with a curry?

Jack: Well, not really. I was meeting my wife at an Indian restaurant in town.

Rich: Ah! I see. Which one did you go to?

Jack: The Taj Mahal. You know, the one on the high street in the centre of town.

Rich: I’ve not been to that one ... I’m not a big fan of curry. 

Jack: You don’t like curry! The curry at the Taj Majal is amazing. On Saturday I had a chicken jalfrezi. It was delicious. It’s possibly the best curry in the UK!

Rich: I don’t like the smell.

Jack: The smell? The smell in Indian restaurants is wonderful. When you can smell all the spices in the air, you know the food is being freshly cooked and prepared. In the Taj Mahal in town, the smell hits you when you walk in and really makes your mouth water.

Rich: It’s all a bit too spicy for me.

Jack: I love spicy food. As I said, I had a chicken jalfrezi. It was so good. I mean, they’re always good, but the one I had on Saturday was super spicy. The waiter knows how I like it.

Rich: No thanks - that would blow my head off. I do like poppadoms and naan bread though.

Jack: The naan bread in the Taj Mahal is really tasty and it’s massive too! Yum!

Rich: Do you want to hear a joke about an Indian restaurant?

Jack: Is the joke funny? Your jokes aren’t always very funny.

Rich: Of course, it is. So, do you want to hear a joke?

Jack: Go on then.

Rich: Well it’s too bad. I’ve got naan.

Jack: What?

Rich: Naan - like naan bread... I’ve got naan.

Jack: Groan - Your jokes are generally pretty bad, but that one was terrible.

Rich: That’s not true. Well, maybe that one wasn’t very funny. But normally my jokes make my students laugh.

Language Focus

Jack: This week we’re looking at articles, a, an, the and when you use no article. Articles can be really difficult to use because there are lots of rules or guides, but there are always exceptions. 

Rich: In the last section, Jack told us about an Indian restaurant he visited last weekend and while we were speaking we used lots of articles. 

Jack: However, we’re going to focus on one particularly difficult rule. It’s difficult because it’s hard to explain - or that’s how it seems to me. The first thing to remember is, we don’t use articles when we are talking about something in a general way. 

Rich: In the example conversation, I said ‘I don’t like curry’. We don’t use an article because we don’t use articles when talking about countable or uncountable nouns in a general sense.

Jack: What do you mean ‘a general sense’?

Rich: When we are not being specific. I’m not talking about one curry. I’m not talking about one curry in a restaurant. I’m talking about all curries in general. I don’t like curry, or I don’t like curries. 

Jack: I was talking about the curry I ate at the restaurant, but Rich was talking about all curry. Another example is when I said, ‘I love spicy food’. I was talking about spicy food in general, so you wouldn’t say ‘I love the spicy food’ if you’re talking in a general sense about all spicy food.

Rich: Good, but you could say ‘I love the curry they cook at the Taj Mahal’ or ‘I love the spicy food you can get at Thai supermarkets’.

Jack: That brings us to the second thing to remember. We usually use the definite article - the - with nouns when we are talking about something specific, that is, when we are talking about one thing and not others, for example, one curry and not all curries. 

Rich: In the roleplay, I said, ‘I like naan bread’ and Jack replied by saying ‘the naan bread at the Taj Majal is really tasty’. I was speaking in a general sense, so I didn’t use an article.

Jack: But I was speaking about some specific naan bread so I said ‘the naan bread’.

Rich: Another way of thinking about it is if you are being specific, it means that the noun you are talking about is known - it is something that the listener already knows - he or she knows what you are speaking about and we use the in these situations.

Jack: There are reasons for this. Sometimes the listener knows what the noun refers to because there is only one of something. For example, the moon, the president, the pope.  

Rich: Often, this is because the listener understands the context of the conversation. Jack said ‘the waiter knows how I like it’.

Jack: When you are watching football, you can say ‘the referee’ because everyone knows from the context who you are talking about. 

Rich: Finally, what you are referring to might be known because you’ve already spoken about it. In the conversation earlier, I said to Jack ‘Did you do anything after the match?’ I said the match because he already knew which match I was speaking about. 

Jack: Or in the joke at the beginning of the podcast, I said there’s a fly in my soup, but once Rich knew the fly was there my next sentence was ‘but what is the fly doing there’.

Rich: Remember, there are lots of exceptions when we use articles so it’s difficult to give you specific rules. We’ve got some more activities and examples for you to look at in the activities on the page below this podcast. 

Task

Rich: This week’s task is a little quiz about articles. We’re going to give you five sentences and you have to decide if you need to use an article and if you do, whether you need to use a, an, or the.

Jack: Think about whether the noun refers to something specific or something general. Right here are the five sentences. 

Rich: Number one: I like ______ football.

Jack: Number two: I like watching ______ football on Saturday afternoons.

Rich: Number three: I’m going to watch ______ match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Jack: Number four: Have you got ______ car fixed yet?

Rich: Number five: I hadn’t played _____ computer games for ages but  _____ one I played the other day was brilliant. 

Jack: Write the most common answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page. If you can think of any other possible answers, let us know and describe the situation.

Football Phrase

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week? 

Jack: Yes, I have, but first, last week’s football phrase. The phrase was all-rounder. It’s a noun that you use to describe a player who can dribble, pass, shoot, attack and defend very well. If a player is strong in all aspects of the game, you can call them an all-rounder.

Rich: You said it was easy, but I think it was quite difficult - only a couple of you got it right so well done to Liubomyr from Ukraine and Lakerwang from China. What’s this week’s football phrase?

Jack: This week’s football phrase is to **** *** (on something).  You’ll probably hear this phrase a lot in this next few weeks. Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny is going to **** *** on the World Cup after getting injured last week. It means to not do something or not to take part in something that is usually enjoyable. Some players will **** *** on the World Cup because of injury and some will **** *** because they’re not selected.

Rich: Quite tricky. Let’s see who gets it right? Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below.

Jack: If you have enjoyed this podcast or found it useful, leave us a rating or review and that will help other people find us. 

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. Do you know the words in bold?

Sorry I had to rush off. I had a date with a curry.

You know, the one on the high street in the centre of town.

There were a few tricky words in the podcast. Do you know what they all mean? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words.

Activity 1

Activity 1: In this activity, try to match the words and phrases to their definitions. All of the words were in this week's podcast.
Can you match the words to their definitions?
Do you know what this place is called? Where is it? It's not where Jack went for his date last week!

Language

Articles 

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about articles. You probably already know lots of rules or guides about when to use articles in English. In this podcast, we've tried to concentrate on one difficult idea, the articles we use when we are talking in a general way and when we are talking about something specific. If you'd like to learn more about articles we've got another podcast about articles we did last year that you can take a look at.

General and Specific

When we are talking about things in general, we don't normally use an article before the noun. Take a look at these examples from the podcast:

I don't like curry.

I love spicy food.

We don’t use an article because we don’t use articles when talking about countable or uncountable nouns in a general sense. In the sentences above, we're talking about all curries and all spicy food so we're talking in a general way.

When we are talking about a specific thing, we usually use the definite article (the) before the noun:

I love the curry they cook at the Taj Mahal.

I love the spicy food you can get at Thai supermarkets.

These sentences are very similar to the general sentences above, but we're now talking about a specific curry and some specific food, so we use the definite article (the).

Is there a fly in that soup?

Context

The context (the situation) of a conversation is also very important. We often use the definite article (the) when something is known to both the speaker and the listener. Here are three examples we spoke about in the podcast:

The waiter knows how I like it.

Did you do anything after the match?

What is the fly doing there?

In all three of these situations, the noun was known to the listener, but the reasons are different. In the first sentence, it is known because it is obvious that there are waiters in a restaurant, in the second it is because Rich knew which match Jack had gone to and in the third sentence it is because Jack had spoken about the fly a few seconds earlier (using the indefinite article a).

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, decide if you should use the definite article (the) or no article (-) in each sentence.
Can you type the correct answer?

Vocabulary

Indian Food

In the podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about Indian food and Indian restaurants in the UK. Did you know that curry is the most popular dish in the UK? It's even more popular than fish and chips! If you visit the UK, there is a good chance that someone will recommend going to an Indian restaurant. In the podcast, Jack and Rich used a lot of vocabulary you can use at Indian or other types of restaurants. Have a go at the activity below and learn the words.

Activity 3

Activity 3: In this activity, learn some vocabulary that you could use in an Indian restaurant and restaurants more generally.
Can you match the words to the definitions?

Have you ever tried a curry?

Task

Complete the sentences

In the podcast, Rich and Jack gave you five sentences. Your task is to complete the sentences either using an article (a, an, the) or leaving the gap blank (no article).  Think about the situation of each sentence - is it general or specific? Write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page. If you can think of any situations where two or even three options are possible, let us know in the comments.

  1. I like ______ football.

  2. I like watching ______ football on Saturday afternoons.

  3. I’m going to watch ______ match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

  4. Have you got ______ car fixed yet?

  5. I hadn’t played _____ computer games for ages but _____ one I played the other day was brilliant. 

Write your answers in the comments section below.

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about articles and Indian food.

Have you ever tried a curry? Did you like it?

Do you like to try different types of food? Do you prefer to eat food from your own country? Why?

Did you understand the 'jokes' in this podcast? Were they funny?

Look at the task above and write your answers. Also, answer other learner's questions in the comments section below.

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase, too!

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btriton
18/05/2018
PE
21
points

1 I like football
2 I like watching football on Saturday afternoon
3 I am going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4 have you got a car fixed yet?
5 I hadn't played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.

I like spicy food, and off course Indian food is nice, It,s fresh and with many vegetables I like it, When I eat this food my stomach run very good, not efforts.


btriton
18/05/2018 12:23
Peru
Manchester United
21

1 I like football
2 I like watching football on Saturday afternoon
3 I am going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4 have you got a car fixed yet?
5 I hadn't played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.

I like spicy food, and off course Indian food is nice, It,s fresh and with many vegetables I like it, When I eat this food my stomach run very good, not efforts.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
14/05/2018
DZ
2171
points

I like football.

I like watching football on saturday afternoons.

I am going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Have you got the car fixed yet?

I hadn't played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.

I have not understand the last joke but the first  was a brilliant one.

word, missing.


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elghoul
14/05/2018 13:33
Algeria
Arsenal
2171

I like football.

I like watching football on saturday afternoons.

I am going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Have you got the car fixed yet?

I hadn't played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.

I have not understand the last joke but the first  was a brilliant one.

word, missing.

Rich's picture
Rich
14/05/2018
ES
248
points

Thanks for liking my joke, Elghoul, you are very kind. In the comments below, Lakerwang has explained the joke.

All your answers are correct, well done! But, you'll have to think about the football phrase again!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
14/05/2018 16:37
Spain
Liverpool
248

Thanks for liking my joke, Elghoul, you are very kind. In the comments below, Lakerwang has explained the joke.

All your answers are correct, well done! But, you'll have to think about the football phrase again!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

luis_carlos
13/05/2018
ES
173
points

1.- I like football
2.- I like watching football on Saturday afternoons
3.- I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4.- Have you got the car fixed yet?
5.- I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.


luis_carlos
13/05/2018 00:08
Spain
Newcastle United
173

1.- I like football
2.- I like watching football on Saturday afternoons
3.- I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4.- Have you got the car fixed yet?
5.- I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.

Rich's picture
Rich
13/05/2018
ES
248
points

Hi Luis_Carlos,

All your answers are spot on. Well done!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
13/05/2018 10:12
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi Luis_Carlos,

All your answers are spot on. Well done!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

lakerwang
12/05/2018
CN
219
points

1.I like football.
2.I like watching the football on Saturday afternoons.
3.I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4.Have you got the car fixed yet?
5.I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.
I think the joke is a pun. "I've got naan" sounds like "I've got none".
This week's football phrase is "**** ***".


lakerwang
12/05/2018 17:38
China
Chelsea
219

1.I like football.
2.I like watching the football on Saturday afternoons.
3.I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4.Have you got the car fixed yet?
5.I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.
I think the joke is a pun. "I've got naan" sounds like "I've got none".
This week's football phrase is "**** ***".

Buchiy
12/05/2018
JP
1710
points

1. I like football.
2. I like watching _a_ football on Saturday afternoons.
3. I’m going to watch _a_ match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4. Have you got _the_ car fixed yet?
5. I hadn’t played computer games for ages but _the_ one I played the other day was brilliant.

I think this week’s football phrase is to rule ***.


Buchiy
12/05/2018 12:59
Japan
Leicester City
1710

1. I like football.
2. I like watching _a_ football on Saturday afternoons.
3. I’m going to watch _a_ match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4. Have you got _the_ car fixed yet?
5. I hadn’t played computer games for ages but _the_ one I played the other day was brilliant.

I think this week’s football phrase is to rule ***.

Rich's picture
Rich
13/05/2018
ES
248
points

Hi Buchiy,

Your answers to questions two and three are grammatically possible but probably not the best answers. Why do think this?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
13/05/2018 10:06
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi Buchiy,

Your answers to questions two and three are grammatically possible but probably not the best answers. Why do think this?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

sabanoleg
12/05/2018
UA
1903
points

I think football phrase is"**** ***"


sabanoleg
12/05/2018 09:06
Ukraine
Arsenal
1903

I think football phrase is"**** ***"

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/05/2018
SD
2469
points

This week's football phrase is just a walk in the park! I would never have thought that it could be this one ▶ to '**** ***'. I love it and also use it quite a lot. No need to guess it because I've already used it today. LOL!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/05/2018 07:24
Sudan
Liverpool
2469

This week's football phrase is just a walk in the park! I would never have thought that it could be this one ▶ to '**** ***'. I love it and also use it quite a lot. No need to guess it because I've already used it today. LOL!

milos
11/05/2018
RS
832
points

I like football.
I like watching football on Saturday afternoons.
I’m going to watch a match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Have you got the car fixed yet?
I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.
I didn t try a curry,but if I have oppurtunity I will try it.
I didn't try a curry,but if I have opportunity I will try it.I love Chinese food and I like food from my country.Food from my country is so delicious and some food can be spicy like Indian food too.In most cases I love to eat meat,and something that in my country we call it cook food.I mean cook food in sense that is difrerente from fast food and cook food take more time to prepare.Someting like musaka or sarma is delicious.Musaka include ingredients such as potato,beef meat,onion,and spices.I didn't understand joke about naan bread.I think the football phrase for these week is **** ****.


milos
11/05/2018 07:33
Serbia
Manchester United
832

I like football.
I like watching football on Saturday afternoons.
I’m going to watch a match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Have you got the car fixed yet?
I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.
I didn t try a curry,but if I have oppurtunity I will try it.
I didn't try a curry,but if I have opportunity I will try it.I love Chinese food and I like food from my country.Food from my country is so delicious and some food can be spicy like Indian food too.In most cases I love to eat meat,and something that in my country we call it cook food.I mean cook food in sense that is difrerente from fast food and cook food take more time to prepare.Someting like musaka or sarma is delicious.Musaka include ingredients such as potato,beef meat,onion,and spices.I didn't understand joke about naan bread.I think the football phrase for these week is **** ****.

Rich's picture
Rich
13/05/2018
ES
248
points

Hi Milos,

All your answers are grammatically correct but I  the one about Liverpool and Madrid has a better answer. What do you think it is and why?

Look at Lakerwang's comment above for an explanation of my terrible 'joke'!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
13/05/2018 10:09
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi Milos,

All your answers are grammatically correct but I  the one about Liverpool and Madrid has a better answer. What do you think it is and why?

Look at Lakerwang's comment above for an explanation of my terrible 'joke'!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

milos
14/05/2018
RS
832
points

I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.'The' is a better answer,because we are talking about a specific thing,I mean we know the match between Liverpool and Madrid is going to happen and there is not any other match like this. I looked at Lakerwang's comment and now I understand your joke.


milos
14/05/2018 06:42
Serbia
Manchester United
832

I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.'The' is a better answer,because we are talking about a specific thing,I mean we know the match between Liverpool and Madrid is going to happen and there is not any other match like this. I looked at Lakerwang's comment and now I understand your joke.

Rich's picture
Rich
14/05/2018
ES
248
points

Great work and sorry about the joke!!


Rich's picture
Rich
14/05/2018 08:11
Spain
Liverpool
248

Great work and sorry about the joke!!

Taisa
10/05/2018
UA
5
points

1) I like football.
2) I like watching football on Saturday afternoons.
3) I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4) Have you got the car fixed yet?
5) I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.

I had never tried a curry and I agree with Rich about spicy food.
Nevertheless, I like to try different types of food but most of time I eat Ukrainian food. It tastes the best to me.
For about jokes, they were funny and I understood it. Thank you for interesting podcast. It was really useful.


Taisa
10/05/2018 22:27
Ukraine
Manchester United
5

1) I like football.
2) I like watching football on Saturday afternoons.
3) I’m going to watch the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
4) Have you got the car fixed yet?
5) I hadn’t played computer games for ages but the one I played the other day was brilliant.

I had never tried a curry and I agree with Rich about spicy food.
Nevertheless, I like to try different types of food but most of time I eat Ukrainian food. It tastes the best to me.
For about jokes, they were funny and I understood it. Thank you for interesting podcast. It was really useful.

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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018
GH
4395
points

I like __a__ football.

I like watching ___the___ football on Saturday afternoons.

I’m going to watch *** match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Have you got *** car fixed yet?

I hadn’t played __the___ computer games for ages but *** one I played the other day was brilliant.


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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018 19:24
Ghana
Manchester United
4395

I like __a__ football.

I like watching ___the___ football on Saturday afternoons.

I’m going to watch *** match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Have you got *** car fixed yet?

I hadn’t played __the___ computer games for ages but *** one I played the other day was brilliant.

Rich's picture
Rich
10/05/2018
ES
248
points

Hi Kwesimanifest,

You've got most of them right, well done! Number two is also right, but I've left it open for others to see because I think many people would choose a different answer. I would choose the same answer as you. Why do you think other people would choose a different answer? Let's see if we can get anybody else to give their opinion on this ...

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
10/05/2018 21:47
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi Kwesimanifest,

You've got most of them right, well done! Number two is also right, but I've left it open for others to see because I think many people would choose a different answer. I would choose the same answer as you. Why do you think other people would choose a different answer? Let's see if we can get anybody else to give their opinion on this ...

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018
GH
4395
points

I love trying different meals from different countries even though my tommy is very reactive to meals it doesn't recognize readily. Ideally I would prefer a local meal to a foreign one because like I stated earlier, my immune system is more used to it than that of a foreign one.


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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018 19:21
Ghana
Manchester United
4395

I love trying different meals from different countries even though my tommy is very reactive to meals it doesn't recognize readily. Ideally I would prefer a local meal to a foreign one because like I stated earlier, my immune system is more used to it than that of a foreign one.

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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018
GH
4395
points

I have tried a curry and I loved it.


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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018 19:16
Ghana
Manchester United
4395

I have tried a curry and I loved it.

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Liubomyr
10/05/2018
UA
2333
points

I think that the phrase is to '**** ***'.


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Liubomyr
10/05/2018 16:11
Ukraine
Watford
2333

I think that the phrase is to '**** ***'.

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baktislam
10/05/2018
ID
48
points

The football phrase is **** ***


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baktislam
10/05/2018 14:27
Indonesia
Liverpool
48

The football phrase is **** ***

Rich's picture
Rich
10/05/2018
ES
248
points

Hi Baktislam,

Good work on the football phrase and the task. You got everything right! I've covered your answers with asterisks so other listenres can have a guess, too! I hope somebody else can explain my 'jokes' because it's a bit embarrassing having to explain your own jokes blush!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
10/05/2018 15:50
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi Baktislam,

Good work on the football phrase and the task. You got everything right! I've covered your answers with asterisks so other listenres can have a guess, too! I hope somebody else can explain my 'jokes' because it's a bit embarrassing having to explain your own jokes blush!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

andara
14/05/2018
VE
1
points

Hello greetings from VENEZUELA i love my own food but also tried some others food like italian,chinesse,even indian..but for me the best is our PABELLON NACIONAL rice,blacks beans,banana and beef..i invite you to taste it..thanks alot.have a nice day.


andara
14/05/2018 13:38
Venezuela
Manchester City
1

Hello greetings from VENEZUELA i love my own food but also tried some others food like italian,chinesse,even indian..but for me the best is our PABELLON NACIONAL rice,blacks beans,banana and beef..i invite you to taste it..thanks alot.have a nice day.

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baktislam
10/05/2018
ID
48
points

Rich: Number one: I like *** football.

Jack: Number two: I like watching *** football on Saturday afternoons.

Rich: Number three: I’m going to watch *** match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Jack: Number four: Have you got *** car fixed yet?

Rich: Number five: I hadn’t played *** computer games for ages but *** one I played the other day was brilliant.

I didnt get the jokes from Rich was funny. Anyone can explain? Im sorry haha


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baktislam
10/05/2018 14:26
Indonesia
Liverpool
48

Rich: Number one: I like *** football.

Jack: Number two: I like watching *** football on Saturday afternoons.

Rich: Number three: I’m going to watch *** match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Jack: Number four: Have you got *** car fixed yet?

Rich: Number five: I hadn’t played *** computer games for ages but *** one I played the other day was brilliant.

I didnt get the jokes from Rich was funny. Anyone can explain? Im sorry haha

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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018
GH
4395
points

This week's phrase is **** *** like I somewhat did for last week's phrase


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kwesimanifest
10/05/2018 13:30
Ghana
Manchester United
4395

This week's phrase is **** *** like I somewhat did for last week's phrase

Rich's picture
Rich
10/05/2018
ES
248
points

Brilliant, Kwesimanifest! A much better performance than last week :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
10/05/2018 13:38
Spain
Liverpool
248

Brilliant, Kwesimanifest! A much better performance than last week :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Skills: Listening

Language: Moving from the general to the specific

Task: Choose the right articles in the sentences