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Understanding Grammar: Adverbs (1)

Understanding Grammar: Adverbs (1)

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich offers to take Rowan to football training because she is often late and always getting into trouble with the coach. The journey doesn't go according to plan. The language focus is on adverbs of frequency and where we can place them in a sentence. In this week's task, we want you to talk about a problem you once had on your way to work or the place where you study. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess.

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Understanding Grammar: Adverbs 1 
Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack
 
Rowan: My name’s Rowan

Rich: and I’m Rich 

Rowan: And welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: In the Premier Skills English podcast, we talk about football and help you with your English. 

Rowan: Don’t forget you can find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website.

Rich: In this week’s roleplay Rowan is in trouble with her football coach and I’m in trouble with Rowan

Jack: Yes, Rowan has been late for training quite a lot recently and she really needs to get to training on time if she’s not going to get fired.

Rich: So I offer to pick her up and drive her to training but the problem is I’m late and then we have a few problems on the road.

Jack: Will Rowan get to training on time? Will her coach give her the boot? Have a listen to the roleplay a little later to find out.

Rowan: This week we’re using our roleplay to focus on grammar and more specifically we’re going to look at adverbs.

Jack: Adverbs are words we mainly use to give more information about verbs but we can also use them to give more information about adjectives or even other adverbs.

Rich: We use them to describe how someone does something or how something happens.

Jack:  In this week’s podcast we’re going to focus on the position of adverbs - where you put them in a sentence - and how this position changes when we use different verbs and verb forms.

Rowan: Your task this week is to tell us how you usually get to work, university or a football stadium in your city and a problem you’ve once had on the way.

Jack: If you are listening to us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or any other podcast platform, you should also check out our website.

Rowan: On the Premier Skills English website you’ll also find the transcript, examples and activities to help you understand the language, and a task for you to complete.

Rich: You’ll also find a community of friendly listeners to interact with, in our comments section.
 
Jack: And that includes us - we’re always around to answer questions and join in the discussions.

Rowan: But if you listen on Apple Podcasts you can always write answers to our questions or any other comments in the review section.

Rich: Before we do the roleplay let’s look back at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase 

Jack: If you didn’t hear our football phrase last week we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now. 

Rich: If you’re not sure what the football phrase is we’ll give you the correct answer at the end of the show when we give you a new football phrase. 

Rowan: Last week’s football phrase was * ********. * ******** is a dribbling technique which involves stepping over the ball with one or both legs in order to confuse an opponent. It’s a tactic of technical players and fast wingers - Cristiano Ronaldo does them a lot.

Jack: Max Alex from Vietnam was the first to get the right answer last week. Well done to you Max Alex and thanks for your positive comments about the podcast.

Rich: Well done as well to Marco Zapien from Mexico, Daniel Baron1503 and Jhon Baron-Oliveres from Colombia, WSanta from Argentina, MoBeckham from Turkey, Hayato from Japan, Emmanuel from France, Liubomyr from Ukraine and Robert Tavares from Brazil. All of you got the right answer.

Rowan: Last week we gave you the opportunity to join the Premier Skills English Fantasy Football League.

Jack: Thanks to one of our listeners - Mo Beckham from Turkey for helping us set this up. It’s a good idea to have a fantasy Premier League and if you play Fantasy Football on the Premier League website it’s very easy to join the Premier Skills English League.

Rich: The league starts on Matchday 2 so it’s not too late. The all-important league code you need to join is: n4rwjn. I’ll repeat that again: n4rwjn

Rowan: We’ve put all the details on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website.

Introduction to Roleplay

Jack: As we said earlier, in this week’s roleplay, Rowan is in trouble with her football coach and Rich is in trouble with Rowan.

Rich: Rowan has been late for training quite a lot recently and she really needs to get there on time if she’s not going to get fired.

Rowan: Rich offers to pick me up and drive me to training but he’s late and then we have a few problems on the road.

Jack: During the roleplay we use lots of adverbs of frequency which we will focus on in our language focus after the roleplay. 

Rich: While you listen we have a question we want you to answer:

Rowan: What problems do we have on the way to training?

Roleplay

Rowan: Come on, Rich. I can’t be late for training again. He’ll kill me.

Rich: Don’t just stand there! Let’s go. We’re late.

Rowan: We’re late? You’re late! What’s kept you Mr Punctuality? Hold on. I’ve forgotten my boots.

Rich: I could have had another cup of coffee. No wonder you’re normally late. I’ll just stick on the radio.

Rowan: Let’s go! 

Rowan: What took you so long then?

Rich: Well, usually I go on the ring road. I got a bit lost on the way..

Rowan: You should always go on the ring road. It’s not as if you’ve hardly ever been here.

Rich: I know. I know.

Rowan: And today of all days you choose to go a different way and get lost. Sometimes I just don’t understand people.

Rich: We can still make it. Anyway, I wasn’t lost, I just wasn’t going the right way. I hardly ever take the car in the morning. 

Rowan: How do you usually get to work?

Rich: I get public transport to work generally so I forgot there would be rush hour.

Rowan: I’m not sure if that’s much of an excuse. You’re always getting lost. 

Rich: What do you mean?

Rowan: Can’t you remember when you ended up in Bristol when you wanted to go to Birmingham? Aston Villa play in Birmingham.

Rich: I wasn’t lost. I never get lost.  I just missed my stop on the train. Fell asleep. Had to watch the match on the telly.

Rowan: What’s this? The road’s blocked. The road’s never blocked. Have you ever seen this road blocked? Why today?

Rich: Roadworks. 

Rowan: No kidding, Sherlock. What are we going to do?

Rich: Wait.

Rowan: A detour. There’s got to be another way around. Let’s turn off here. You must have been through this village occasionally.

Rich: We can get off the ring road but we run the risk of …

Rowan: Do it.

Rich: But there’s often ...

A few minutes later ...

Rowan: What the?

Rich: Sheep. Lots of sheep.

Rowan: I can see that. But what are they doing here?

Rich: Eating grass probably. I did try to say, I’ve been through here a few times. There’s normally sheep and cows about.

Rowan: Sheep and cows about? Why can’t these people keep them in the field? Sometimes I don’t understand people.

Rich: We should be at training in about five minutes. We won’t be that late.

Rowan: Half an hour late. I’m in for the hairdryer treatment.

Rich: The hairdryer treatment. I thought you were going to training, not to get your hair done.

Rowan: The hairdryer treatment. It’s when the coach shouts a lot. He usually goes a bit red in the face as well. It’s quite funny sometimes but we try not to laugh.

Rich: Ah, well, we don’t want that. Look, we're here. Shall I wait?

Rowan: No, I'll be alright. I’ll face the music.

Jack: Hey, Rowan. Late again I see.

Rowan: Yeah, yeah. Where’s the coach?

Jack: You’re safe. He’s stuck in traffic.

Language Focus: Adverbs

Jack: Before we talk about some of the language let’s look at the answers to the question we asked. The question was: What problems do Rich and Rowan have on the way to training?

Rowan: Well, the first problem was that Rich was late, then the road was blocked because of some roadworks and then when we took a detour we got blocked by a flock of sheep.

Jack: Rowan was late for training but she got away with it because the coach was even later than she was.

Rich: In the roleplay, we used quite a lot of adverbs of frequency. Adverbs of frequency are words that tell us how often something happens - words like never, sometimes and always.

Jack: We can put the adverbs of frequency we used in the roleplay in order of how often something happens with always at the top and never at the bottom.

Rich: We use always to talk about something we do all the time and never to talk about things we don’t do at all.

Jack: Other adverbs of frequency are less precise but we can still put them in order more or less.

Rich: It might be a good idea to get some paper and a pen for this exercise. 

Rowan: We want you to listen to nine sentences, write down the adverb of frequency you hear and then try to put them in the correct order. 

Jack: Are you ready?

Rich: Sentence one: I occasionally watch three live matches in one day.

Jack: Sentence two: Aston Villa rarely win away from home.

Rowan: Sentence three: I always wear my Fulham shirt when I go to the match.

Rich: Sentence four: Arsenal have never played outside the top flight of English football.

Jack: Sentence five: Referees sometimes make mistakes.

Rowan: Sentence six: Liverpool usually win at home.

Rich: Sentence seven: Commentators often pronounce player names incorrectly.

Jack: Sentence eight: I normally have a beer when watching the match.

Rowan: Sentence nine: Goalkeepers hardly ever score.


Rich: Did you write down all the adverbs? The nine adverbs you should have written down are occasionally, rarely, always, never, sometimes, usually, often, normally and hardly ever.

Jack: Now listen to the sentences again, this time in the order according to the adverb of frequency used.

Rich: Arsenal have never played outside the top flight of English football.

Jack: Goalkeepers hardly ever score.

Rowan: Aston Villa rarely win away from home.

Rich: I occasionally watch three live matches in one day.

Jack: Referees sometimes make mistakes.

Rowan: Commentators often pronounce player names incorrectly.

Rich: I normally have a beer when watching the match.

Jack: Liverpool usually win at home.

Rowan: I always wear my Fulham shirt when I go to the match.

Rich: Did you get the same order?

Jack: Remember though that this is a general rule. Some people may feel that often, normally and usually are the same for example.

Rowan: A quick note on the word often. Some people pronounce often with a ‘t’ - ‘often’ and others don’t pronounce the ‘t’ - ‘often’.

Rich: Let’s look at how we use adverbs of frequency in a bit more detail.

Language Focus: Positioning of Adverbs

Rich: Like all adverbs - adverbs of frequency can be used to give more information about verbs and adjectives. Listen to these examples:

Rowan: I sometimes eat fish for dinner.

Rowan: I’m always late for work.

Jack: In the first sentence, the adverb of frequency sometimes is giving more information about the verb eat.

Rich: In the second sentence, the adverb of frequency always is giving more information about the adjective late.

Jack: You might have noticed that in the first example and in all the examples in the previous section the adverb of frequency was placed after the subject but before the main verb.

Rowan: I sometimes eat fish. Aston Villa rarely win away. Goalkeepers hardly ever score.

Rich: This is where we put the adverb most often but there are some exceptions and other possibilities.


Jack: When we are describing something when we’re using an adjective and that’s the main meaning of the statement, we place the adverb before the adjective. In these statements, the adverbs of frequency are placed after the verb ‘to be’.

Rowan: Football fans are rarely happy when their team lose. I’m always annoyed when the other team score.

Rich: As you can see from these examples the adverb of frequency is placed after the verb ‘to be’. 

Jack: Another thing to remember is when we use auxiliary and modal verbs such as have, will, must, might, could, or would the adverb of frequency is usually placed between these verbs and the main verb. Listen to this example:

Rowan: Tottenham have never won the Premier League. 

Rich: And in the roleplay, Rowan said: You should always go on the ring road and this road’s never blocked.

Jack: We’ve been talking about where adverbs of frequency are usually placed but we can also use some adverbs of frequency at the beginning and at the end of a sentence.

Rowan: Some adverbs of frequency that can do this are: usually, sometimes, normally, occasionally, often, and frequently.

Rich: If they appear at the beginning, they are usually (but not always) followed by a comma. Here are some examples:

Jack: Usually, I’d be off to the match now but no fans are allowed in.

Rowan: I visit my parents normally but they come to me sometimes.

Rich: Other adverbs are rarely moved to the beginning or end of a sentence unless for special emphasis or in literature.

Jack: Never was I so excited about a football match.

Rowan: Rarely do you see a player of such quality.

Jack: If you want to learn more about the language we’ve used in this podcast we have more exercises on the lesson page on the Premier Skills English website.

Rich: Another idea is to listen to the roleplay section again - this time with the transcript - and see how we use lots of adverbs of frequency.

TASK

Rich: In this week’s task, we want you to tell us how you get to work, the place where you study or the football stadium in your city.

Rowan: Tell us the way or how you usually get there and tell us what you often see or do on the way.

Jack: Do you always go this way? Do you ever see or do anything differently? Have you ever had any problems on the way?

Rich: Try to use some of the adverbs we looked at in this podcast and think about where you can place them in the sentence.

Rowan: We’ll let you know in the comments section if the adverbs are in the right place or not. 

Jack: If you’ve got any questions about how to use adverbs you can write these in the comments section, too.

Football Phrase

Rowan: Have you got a football phrase for us, Rich?

Rich: I have. This week’s football phrase is a long one. The phrase is to **** ** *** other team’s ****. This phrase is used when one team has nearly all the possession and all the territorial advantage. The game is almost entirely played in one half of the pitch. The keyword is what you do when you go on holiday with a tent. Manchester City were ****** ** *** Aston Villa **** for the whole match. To get the phrase right you need to think about what the team are doing and where they are doing it.

Jack: That’s a pretty difficult one. Let’s see who can get it right. If you are still wondering what the answer was to last week’s football phrase it was a stepover.

Rowan: 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. If you get it right, we’ll announce your name on next week’s show. 

Rich: If you have a question for us about football or English you can email us at premierskills@britishcouncil.org

Jack: or you can leave your questions and comments on the website in the comments section or on our Facebook page or Twitter feed

Rowan: or you could give us a rating and a fantastic review on Apple Podcasts.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

Here is the vocabulary you saw at the top of this page and how Rowan, Rich and Jack used it in the roleplay. Do you know the words in bold?

I could have had another cup of coffee. No wonder you’re normally late. 

Well, usually I go on the ring road. I got a bit lost on the way.

I get public transport to work generally so I forgot there would be rush hour.

I just missed my stop on the train. Fell asleep. Had to watch the match on the telly.

Half an hour late. I’m in for the hairdryer treatment.

No, I'll be alright. I’ll face the music.

Listen to the roleplays again to hear how Rich, Rowan and Jack used these words and phrases.

Rowan and Rich have some problems on their way to football training.

Language

Adverbs of frequency: Order

Adverbs of frequency are words that tell us how often something happens or how frequently. Examples include words such as: never, sometimes and always. Have a look at the following table which gives an indication of the frequency for each adverb.

Frequency

(from highest to lowest)

Adverb of frequency

Example

9 always

I always wear my Fulham shirt when I go to the match.

8 usually

Liverpool usually win at home.

7 normally

I normally have a beer when watching the match.

6 often

 Commentators often pronounce player names incorrectly.

5 sometimes

Referees sometimes make mistakes.

4 occasionally

 I occasionally watch three live matches in one day.

3 rarely

Aston Villa rarely win away from home.

2 hardly ever

Goalkeepers hardly ever score.

1 never

Arsenal have never played outside the English top flight.

Language

Adverbs of frequency: Placement

Sheep in the road will definitely slow you down.

Like all adverbs - adverbs of frequency can be used to give more information about verbs and adjectives:

I sometimes eat fish for dinner.

I’m always late for work.

In the first sentence, the adverb of frequency sometimes is giving more information about the verb eat. In the second sentence, the adverb of frequency always is giving more information about the adjective late.

We usually place the adverb of frequency after the subject but before the main verb.

I sometimes eat fish.

Aston Villa rarely win away.

Goalkeepers hardly ever score.

When we use an adverb of frequency and an adjective we place the adverb before the adjective and the adverb of frequency is placed after the verb ‘to be’.

Football fans are rarely happy when their team lose.

I’m always annoyed when the other team score.

Aston Villa hardly ever win away from home.

When we use auxiliary and modal verbs such as have, will, must, might, could, or would the adverb of frequency is usually placed between these verbs and the main verb.

Tottenham have never won the Premier League. 

You should always go on the ring road.

This road’s never blocked.

Some adverbs of frequency can also be placed at the beginning and at the end of a sentence. These include: usually, sometimes, normally, occasionally, often, and frequently. If they appear at the beginning, they are usually (but not always) followed by a comma.

Usually, I’d be off to the match now but no fans are allowed in.

I visit my parents normally, but they come to me sometimes.

Activity 2

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Task

On my way to work ...

Rowan had problems getting to training in this week's roleplay.

In this week’s task, we want you to tell us how you get to work, the place where you study or the football stadium in your city.

  • Tell us the way or how you usually get there and tell us what you often see or do on the way.
  • Do you always go this way? Do you ever see or anything different? Have you ever had any problems on the way?
  • Try to use some of the adverbs we looked at in this podcast and think about where you can place them in the sentence.

We’ll let you know in the comments section if the adverbs are in the right place or not.

Write all your answers below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
24/09/2020
BR
290
points

Hi there!

Another shot: play on the other team's side.


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
24/09/2020 15:06
Brazil
Leeds United
290

Hi there!

Another shot: play on the other team's side.

Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
24/09/2020
BR
290
points

I give up! :(


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
24/09/2020 19:20
Brazil
Leeds United
290

I give up! :(

Rich's picture
Rich
24/09/2020
ES
508
points

I'm sorry, Robert. It is a difficult one. If you want another guess the verb is connected to what you do with a tent. Otherwise you can wait until tomorrow when we give you the answer in this week's podcast :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
24/09/2020 20:27
Spain
Liverpool
508

I'm sorry, Robert. It is a difficult one. If you want another guess the verb is connected to what you do with a tent. Otherwise you can wait until tomorrow when we give you the answer in this week's podcast :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
05/10/2020
BR
290
points

Hi Rich!
It was a difficult phrase.
I thought in a ton of possibilities.
No problem. I try in the next phrase.
Thanks to your support.
See ya!


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
05/10/2020 02:46
Brazil
Leeds United
290

Hi Rich!
It was a difficult phrase.
I thought in a ton of possibilities.
No problem. I try in the next phrase.
Thanks to your support.
See ya!

Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
24/09/2020
BR
290
points

Hi lads!
The football phase is: play at the other team’s camp.
It's difficult this time.


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
24/09/2020 02:14
Brazil
Leeds United
290

Hi lads!
The football phase is: play at the other team’s camp.
It's difficult this time.

Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
23/09/2020
BR
290
points

Hi lads!
The football phase maybe is: make to the other team’s game.
It's difficult this time.


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
23/09/2020 20:37
Brazil
Leeds United
290

Hi lads!
The football phase maybe is: make to the other team’s game.
It's difficult this time.

Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
23/09/2020
BR
290
points

Hi there!

I live in Belo Horizonte in Brazil and I work as a social scientist in a NGO. The office is downtown. My home is a bit far to the office, so I always go by car. I hardly ever have problem or something different on the way, except the traffic. At the rush hour its a bit stuck. My wife normally go with me, so we usually listen music and chating on the way. I really enjoy that!


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
23/09/2020 20:10
Brazil
Leeds United
290

Hi there!

I live in Belo Horizonte in Brazil and I work as a social scientist in a NGO. The office is downtown. My home is a bit far to the office, so I always go by car. I hardly ever have problem or something different on the way, except the traffic. At the rush hour its a bit stuck. My wife normally go with me, so we usually listen music and chating on the way. I really enjoy that!

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mobeckham
23/09/2020
TR
5488
points

I have two quick inquiries if you kindly can clarify them to me.

a) I heard that seldom has the same meaning as rarely.
Is it used in everyday English nowadays or it's an old fashioned word ?

b) I occasionally hear people pronounce ( often ) with (t) and sometimes the (t) is silent. Is it related to American and British English or both are used in British English ?

Thanks in advance Premier Skills English Team


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mobeckham
23/09/2020 13:07
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

I have two quick inquiries if you kindly can clarify them to me.

a) I heard that seldom has the same meaning as rarely.
Is it used in everyday English nowadays or it's an old fashioned word ?

b) I occasionally hear people pronounce ( often ) with (t) and sometimes the (t) is silent. Is it related to American and British English or both are used in British English ?

Thanks in advance Premier Skills English Team

Rich's picture
Rich
23/09/2020
ES
508
points

Hi MoBeckham,

a) Seldom is rarely used these days :)

b) Both are correct and it's not a question of US and UK differences. If you listen carefully Jack tends not to pronounce the 't' and I do. Jack tells me that it's because I probably read more as a child but I don't think that's true :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
23/09/2020 15:38
Spain
Liverpool
508

Hi MoBeckham,

a) Seldom is rarely used these days :)

b) Both are correct and it's not a question of US and UK differences. If you listen carefully Jack tends not to pronounce the 't' and I do. Jack tells me that it's because I probably read more as a child but I don't think that's true :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/09/2020
TR
5488
points

Your reply is much appreciated , Rich.

Simple and straight to the point :)
Honestly , I noticed its pronunciation not only from Jack and you but also from Rowan and Laura. That’s why I inquired about it :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/09/2020 23:19
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

Your reply is much appreciated , Rich.

Simple and straight to the point :)
Honestly , I noticed its pronunciation not only from Jack and you but also from Rowan and Laura. That’s why I inquired about it :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/09/2020
TR
5488
points

Well , I work as an English teacher so I usually go to work by school shuttles unless I'm a bit late which rarely happens.
While going back home , I sometimes work by the seaside and I occasionally hire a bicycle.
I hardly ever have any problem on my way as it's early in the morning but when it's raining or snowing , we sometimes stuck in traffic.
Once I had a problem as I slept late and therefore , I woke up late next morning so I missed the school shuttle.
I had to take the tram but surprisingly and unexpectedly , because I was in a hurry , I got the wrong tram which led me to my previous job place. it was a terrible journey back and I was very late nevertheless , the day passed safely. Lucky me :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/09/2020 12:50
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

Well , I work as an English teacher so I usually go to work by school shuttles unless I'm a bit late which rarely happens.
While going back home , I sometimes work by the seaside and I occasionally hire a bicycle.
I hardly ever have any problem on my way as it's early in the morning but when it's raining or snowing , we sometimes stuck in traffic.
Once I had a problem as I slept late and therefore , I woke up late next morning so I missed the school shuttle.
I had to take the tram but surprisingly and unexpectedly , because I was in a hurry , I got the wrong tram which led me to my previous job place. it was a terrible journey back and I was very late nevertheless , the day passed safely. Lucky me :)

Ousman Abakar Hamid
22/09/2020
TD
11
points

I usually go to university by Tramvay and sometimes by Metrobus.


Ousman Abakar Hamid
22/09/2020 20:48
Chad
Liverpool
11

I usually go to university by Tramvay and sometimes by Metrobus.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
22/09/2020
UA
5380
points

To **** ** *** other team's **** !


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
22/09/2020 07:51
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

To **** ** *** other team's **** !

elghoul's picture
elghoul
21/09/2020
DZ
3888
points

I usually go shopping walking on side lines. Normally it takes me two hours of time.

Sometimes I use my car which helps me carrying weighty items.

I hardly ever agree to use the railway because it takes almost three hours to accomplishe the shopping since the rail makes a great detour.

I always like doing some exercise while shopping.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
21/09/2020 13:10
Algeria
Manchester City
3888

I usually go shopping walking on side lines. Normally it takes me two hours of time.

Sometimes I use my car which helps me carrying weighty items.

I hardly ever agree to use the railway because it takes almost three hours to accomplishe the shopping since the rail makes a great detour.

I always like doing some exercise while shopping.

Ahmet Hakan
20/09/2020
TR
1
points

I always get to school by underground, I hardly ever see anything apart from the crowd and I'm always bored as no internet connection on my way to school :/


Ahmet Hakan
20/09/2020 19:21
Turkey
Liverpool
1

I always get to school by underground, I hardly ever see anything apart from the crowd and I'm always bored as no internet connection on my way to school :/

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
20/09/2020
UA
5380
points

The Phrase of the Week is STAY or PLAY or REST or LIVE ** *** other team's ****


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Alex_from_Ukraine
20/09/2020 04:09
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

The Phrase of the Week is STAY or PLAY or REST or LIVE ** *** other team's ****

Rich's picture
Rich
20/09/2020
ES
508
points

Sorry, Alex. You're going to have to have another go at that verb :)


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Rich
20/09/2020 22:04
Spain
Liverpool
508

Sorry, Alex. You're going to have to have another go at that verb :)

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Max Alex
19/09/2020
VN
400
points

This week's football phrase the most challenging one so far, I suppose.
I guess that it would be: "play at *** ***** ****'* home".


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Max Alex
19/09/2020 16:42
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
400

This week's football phrase the most challenging one so far, I suppose.
I guess that it would be: "play at *** ***** ****'* home".

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Max Alex
20/09/2020
VN
400
points

I would like to give it another go: "**** ** *** ***** ****'* ****".


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Max Alex
20/09/2020 11:27
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
400

I would like to give it another go: "**** ** *** ***** ****'* ****".

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Daniel_Baron1503
19/09/2020
CO
111
points

The phrase of the week is: to **** ** *** ***** ****'* ****.


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Daniel_Baron1503
19/09/2020 14:15
Colombia
Chelsea
111

The phrase of the week is: to **** ** *** ***** ****'* ****.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2020
UA
5380
points

WALK ** *** ***** ****'* **** could be the Phrase of the Week.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2020 10:54
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

WALK ** *** ***** ****'* **** could be the Phrase of the Week.

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Jhon Baron-Oliveros
19/09/2020
CO
16
points

Hi everyone! I think the frase of the week is to **** ** *** ***** ****'* ****.


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Jhon Baron-Oliveros
19/09/2020 08:25
Colombia
Chelsea
16

Hi everyone! I think the frase of the week is to **** ** *** ***** ****'* ****.

Rich's picture
Rich
19/09/2020
ES
508
points

Well done, Jhon! You're the first with the right answer this week!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
19/09/2020 12:06
Spain
Liverpool
508

Well done, Jhon! You're the first with the right answer this week!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Jhon Baron-Oliveros
19/09/2020
CO
16
points

That’s awesome! it is my first time! great podcast and great job as a english teachers!


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Jhon Baron-Oliveros
19/09/2020 12:54
Colombia
Chelsea
16

That’s awesome! it is my first time! great podcast and great job as a english teachers!

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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2020
UA
5380
points

Usually, I get to places by bike or on foot, sometimes by underground or trolleybus. I rarely use buses.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/09/2020 01:05
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

Usually, I get to places by bike or on foot, sometimes by underground or trolleybus. I rarely use buses.

Fjchaves1991
19/09/2020
BR
184
points

Hi, everyone!

I always get public transport to work , during the way I usually listen to english podcasts, read some news and occasionally I fell asleep and miss my bus stop, when that happens I normally get late at my work, but the people are kind and usually they awake up me, I get up scared but thanked by their help.

There are a lot of traffic on the way, rarely the traffic is good, São Paulo is a busy city and the traffic is very bad. But that traffic is helping me to improve my english, because I spend about 1 hour and half in the traffic, so I use that time to learning english. It is a good way to see the good side of the problem.


Fjchaves1991
19/09/2020 00:27
Brazil
Liverpool
184

Hi, everyone!

I always get public transport to work , during the way I usually listen to english podcasts, read some news and occasionally I fell asleep and miss my bus stop, when that happens I normally get late at my work, but the people are kind and usually they awake up me, I get up scared but thanked by their help.

There are a lot of traffic on the way, rarely the traffic is good, São Paulo is a busy city and the traffic is very bad. But that traffic is helping me to improve my english, because I spend about 1 hour and half in the traffic, so I use that time to learning english. It is a good way to see the good side of the problem.

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mobeckham
18/09/2020
TR
5488
points

I think this week’s football phrase is ( **** on *** park )


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mobeckham
18/09/2020 18:08
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

I think this week’s football phrase is ( **** on *** park )

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mobeckham
19/09/2020
TR
5488
points

Another go might be ( **** ** *** ***** ****'* farm )


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mobeckham
19/09/2020 15:42
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

Another go might be ( **** ** *** ***** ****'* farm )

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mobeckham
21/09/2020
TR
5488
points

A third go could be to **** ** *** ***** ****'* area


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mobeckham
21/09/2020 09:53
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

A third go could be to **** ** *** ***** ****'* area

Rich's picture
Rich
21/09/2020
ES
508
points

It's a bit tricky this week. A clue is that I used the word elsewhere in my description.


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Rich
21/09/2020 11:29
Spain
Liverpool
508

It's a bit tricky this week. A clue is that I used the word elsewhere in my description.

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mobeckham
21/09/2020
TR
5488
points

Thank you so much for the clue , Rich.
I think it must be ( **** ** *** **** ****'* tent )
What a phrase :)

After the fourth attempt , I hope it's correct :)


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mobeckham
21/09/2020 13:21
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

Thank you so much for the clue , Rich.
I think it must be ( **** ** *** **** ****'* tent )
What a phrase :)

After the fourth attempt , I hope it's correct :)

Rich's picture
Rich
21/09/2020
ES
508
points

No!!!! Sorry! Maybe you should wait until we reveal it on Friday or do you want another go?


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Rich
21/09/2020 13:45
Spain
Liverpool
508

No!!!! Sorry! Maybe you should wait until we reveal it on Friday or do you want another go?

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mobeckham
21/09/2020
TR
5488
points

My last attempt before I wait till Friday is ( **** *** *** ***** ***** **** )


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mobeckham
21/09/2020 15:00
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

My last attempt before I wait till Friday is ( **** *** *** ***** ***** **** )

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admin
21/09/2020
GB
344
points

Ha ha! Got it in the end! Well done for persevering. 


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admin
21/09/2020 16:28
United Kingdom
Arsenal
344

Ha ha! Got it in the end! Well done for persevering. 

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mobeckham
21/09/2020
TR
5488
points

Done and dusted :)

Never Give Up :)


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mobeckham
21/09/2020 16:32
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

Done and dusted :)

Never Give Up :)

Vic
18/09/2020
MX
342
points

Tell us the way or how you usually get there and tell us what you often see or do on the way.

Well, my job is to go to the Civil Court, I usually use the underground to avoid the block way, but is not too good, because the undergroud alway is crowd and too slow specially whem is raining in the CDMX, why I don´t know..., but is alwas the best choise to move in the CDMX.
I occasionally use the car, I dont like drive because in the CDMX all the time is the rush hour, but when use the car, I loved to stop to drink a coffee, I always drink coffee in Alma Negra Cafe, is local store of national coffee, is the best place in the worl for dink coffee, come to Mexico Rich, you´ll love Alma Negra Cafe.
In the way to the Civil Court, I see many kind of pepole, students go to the University or High School, workers, many people.

Do you always go this way? Do you ever see or anything different? Have you ever had any problems on the way?

Well, Yes I saw someting different, in Mexico, the school are closed, the streets are empty in the morning, I never saw that in the CDMX it´s like a magic or maybe a horro movie... well I like empty streets!!!
I have many problem in my way, always, are people claim the goverment and block the street, realy disgusting.


Vic
18/09/2020 18:06
Mexico
Liverpool
342

Tell us the way or how you usually get there and tell us what you often see or do on the way.

Well, my job is to go to the Civil Court, I usually use the underground to avoid the block way, but is not too good, because the undergroud alway is crowd and too slow specially whem is raining in the CDMX, why I don´t know..., but is alwas the best choise to move in the CDMX.
I occasionally use the car, I dont like drive because in the CDMX all the time is the rush hour, but when use the car, I loved to stop to drink a coffee, I always drink coffee in Alma Negra Cafe, is local store of national coffee, is the best place in the worl for dink coffee, come to Mexico Rich, you´ll love Alma Negra Cafe.
In the way to the Civil Court, I see many kind of pepole, students go to the University or High School, workers, many people.

Do you always go this way? Do you ever see or anything different? Have you ever had any problems on the way?

Well, Yes I saw someting different, in Mexico, the school are closed, the streets are empty in the morning, I never saw that in the CDMX it´s like a magic or maybe a horro movie... well I like empty streets!!!
I have many problem in my way, always, are people claim the goverment and block the street, realy disgusting.

Fjchaves1991
18/09/2020
BR
184
points

Nice comment, Vic!!


Fjchaves1991
18/09/2020 23:21
Brazil
Liverpool
184

Nice comment, Vic!!

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Marco Zapien
18/09/2020
MX
46
points

I couldn't get my head around it, maybe: **** on *** **** ****'* pitch


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Marco Zapien
18/09/2020 17:58
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
46

I couldn't get my head around it, maybe: **** on *** **** ****'* pitch

Rich's picture
Rich
18/09/2020
ES
508
points

Hi Marco,

It's a very good guess and very close. I think I overcomplicated things with the definition this week!

To get your head around something - that's a useful, high-level phrase. Probably more useful than this week's football phrase :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
18/09/2020 20:05
Spain
Liverpool
508

Hi Marco,

It's a very good guess and very close. I think I overcomplicated things with the definition this week!

To get your head around something - that's a useful, high-level phrase. Probably more useful than this week's football phrase :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Marco Zapien
19/09/2020
MX
46
points

Haha :) I'll give it another shot: **** ** *** ***** ****'* side


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Marco Zapien
19/09/2020 03:18
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
46

Haha :) I'll give it another shot: **** ** *** ***** ****'* side

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/09/2020
UA
5380
points

Salah is not in my FF team.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
18/09/2020 15:57
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

Salah is not in my FF team.

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