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Matchweek 1

Matchweek 1

Welcome to 'this week' from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of the action from the Premier League for learners of English across the globe. In 'this week', Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 1? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your club or fantasy football team is doing. We welcome comments from all football fans and especially welcome comments from football fans who are learning English.

Transcript

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Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to our new Monday round-up section on Premier Skills English.

Jack: Hi everyone. I’m Jack. That’s right, Rich. Every Monday, we are going to tell you everything that has been happening in the Premier League and use lots of football English so you can listen and practise.

Rich: We are here to talk in English about a topic that you and I both love - football. If you are learning English, one of the best ways to learn is by listening and talking about topics that you enjoy.

Jack: We are here for football fans from all over the world. We want you to improve your English and, at the same time, interact with international Premier League fans in our comments section.

Rich: We’re going to discuss last weekend’s matches, the best players, the best matches, Fantasy Football, Football English phrases and make some predictions for next weekend.

Jack: We want you to do exactly the same - either on the Premier Skills English website or the Premier Skills-British Council Facebook page - if that’s where you are listening to us.

Rich: Let’s get on with this week’s round up!

Jack: Let’s take a look at this week’s headlines …

Headlines

Rich: Chelsea stunned by Burnley at the Bridge.

Jack: Last season’s Champions, Chelsea, were beaten 3-2 at home by Burnley. Burnley went into an amazing 3-0 lead before Chelsea came back but it was too little too late for the Champions who also had two players sent off.

Rich: Huddersfield Town get off to a flying start.

Jack: Huddersfield Town celebrated their first ever match in the Premier League with a brilliant 3-0 win away at Crystal Palace. Huddersfield’s record signing, Steve Mounie, scored twice on his Premier League debut.

Rich: Lukaku gets Manchester United firing.

Jack: Romelu Lukaku scored two goals on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as they thrashed West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford. 

Rich: A great first Premier League weekend of the season. It’s great to have the football back!

Jack: Some great matches. What about that Burnley result?

Rich: Brilliant for Burnley - not such a good start for the Premier League Champions. Did you know that Burnley only won one away match the whole of last season?

Jack: Brilliant - it just shows what the Premier League is all about - anybody can beat anybody on the day. So... What about the promoted teams? Huddersfield had a great start …

Rich Newcastle and Brighton started with defeat but Huddersfield had a fantastic win - 3-0 away at Crystal Palace. Lots of people have predicted Huddersfield to be relegated, but not if they play like they did on Saturday. No way! 

Jack: I think it’s brilliant for the Premier League if the underdogs can do well. What about Manchester Utd. They are looking good …

Rich: 4-0 a great start! United found it difficult at home last season and difficult to score goals but not on Sunday! 4-0 and Lukaku off the mark straight away!

Jack: Lukaku could be a good bet for top goalscorer this season!

Matchweek Awards

Rich: Right, every Monday, we’re going to give out three Matchweek awards. Player of the week, Team of the week and match of the week.

Jack: In the comments section, you need to tell us if you agree with our choices …

Rich: So many to choose from … Wayne Rooney getting the winner on his return to Everton, Steve Mounie, Romelu Lukaku and Sam Vokes all getting two goals for their clubs Huddersfield, Manchester Utd and Burnley.

Jack: But we can only choose one and our Matchweek 1 Player of the week award goes to … Manchester Utd’s Nemanja Matic.

Rich: Our next award is for Team of the week …

Jack: Tottenham, Manchester Utd and Manchester City all looked good but …

Rich: Our Matchweek 1 Team of the week goes to … (drumroll?) Huddersfield Town!

Jack: And our third and final award is for the match of the week.There were 31 goals scored on the opening weekend of the Premier League - that’s an average of over three goals per game.

Rich: And our winning match smashed that average with seven goals! Our Matchweek 1 Match of the week goes to Arsenal v Leicester City.

Jack: A 4-3 thriller! And my perfect result! A great game but with my team finishing on top!

Rich: Yep, a good result for Arsenal. My team, Liverpool, conceded an injury time equaliser. Gutted.

Fantasy Football

Rich: Many of you will be playing fantasy football this season. This is the game where you choose actual Premier League players to score you points and play in leagues with friends and other people from all over the world.

Jack: The game is organised by the Premier League and it’s totally free to play. You can choose your own team on the fantasy premier league website. The address is fantasy dot premier league dot com.

Rich: Premier Skills also has a private league which you can also join for free. The only thing you need is a private league code.

Jack: The code is 883788-212918

Rich: You can join now and each Matchweek we will announce the Fantasy Premier League team of the Week!

Jack: The Premier Skills Fantasy Premier League Team of the Week for Matchweek 1 is Saip which is managed by Samwel Ipyana from Tanzania (clapping) Saip scored 89 points and is the early leader in our Premier Skills league!

Matchweek Prediction

Jack: As you may know from last season, Rich chooses one match every week and predicts the result. We want you to say if you agree with Rich in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Rich: This week the big match is Tottenham v Chelsea. The top two from last season clash on Matchweek 2 and it will be Tottenham’s first Premier League game at Wembley where they are playing all their home matches this season. Spurs got off to a good start with a 2-0 win at Newcastle in Matchweek 1 while Chelsea of course lost at home to Burnley. I really fancy Spurs for this match and I think Harry Kane will get his first goals of the season. I’m going for a 2-1 win to Tottenham.

Jack: It could be the biggest attendance ever at a Premier League match. 90,000 fans at Wembley - it will be a very special day.

Rich: OK ... We want you to make your predictions just put your prediction at the bottom of the page on the website or on our Facebook page. 

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for now. I hope you have enjoyed this Monday round-up. Don’t forget to join the discussion at the bottom of this page.

Rich: Or on Premier Skills - British Council facebook page if that’s where you are listening!

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football.


Results

There were some brilliant matches in Matchweek 1. Here are the full results:

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City

Watford 3-3 Liverpool

Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town

Everton 1-0 Stoke City

Southampton 0-0 Swansea City

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Brighton 0-2 Manchester City

Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham

Manchester Utd 4-0 West Ham

Steve Mounie scored twice for Huddersfield to give the Terriers a dream start to their first Premier League season.

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Premier League also kicked off last week and the Premier Skills Fantasy League also started. Our Fantasy Premier League Team of the Week is Saip who is managed by Samwel Ipyana from Tanzania. Saip scored 89 points. Well done, Samwel! Each Matchweek, we will announce our weekly winner on this page. Maybe you could be our winner next week? If you want to play Fantasy Football, you can find out more here and if you want to join the Premier Skills private league, this is the code you need: 83788-212918 883788-212918

Wayne Rooney is back in Everton colours and scored the winner for Everton on Saturday.

The Big Match

Rich's prediction this week is the match between Tottenham and Chelsea. It's a battle between the top two from last season. Tottenham started with a 2-0 win against Newcastle, while Chelsea lost 3-2 at home to Burnley. Rich thinks that Spurs will win 2-1. Have a listen to what Rich says and then make your prediction at the bottom of the page.

Five Questions

Jack and Rich have spoken about last weekend's Premier League football, now it's your turn! Have a look at the questions below and tell us if you agree or not with what Rich and Jack said. Write your answers in the comments section below.

  1. Jack and Rich chose Manchester Utd's Nemanja Matic as the Player of the Week. Who do you think played well in Matchweek 1?
  2. Jack and Rich picked Huddersfield Town as the Team of the Week? Which team do you think played well in Matchweek 1?
  3. Jack and Rich selected Arsenal v Leicester City as the best game in Matchweek 1. Which match do you think was the best?
  4. This weekend's big match is Tottenham v Chelsea. Rich has predicted a 2-1 win for Spurs. What do you think will happen?
  5. Tell us about your club, your fantasy football team, or anything connected to Matchweek 1 in the Premier League.

Don't forget to reply to fans of different clubs from different countries. Let's create a community!

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hsn's picture
hsn
27/03/2022
TR
5535
points

Phrase
• All the estimates of politicians usually off the mark or have been exaggerated. They always give out hopes that can't be done.


hsn's picture
hsn
27/03/2022 17:05
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5535

Phrase
• All the estimates of politicians usually off the mark or have been exaggerated. They always give out hopes that can't be done.

Michaelsun
24/03/2022
CN
738
points

Lukaku.
Manchester United
Manchester United v West Ham
A 3- 1 win to Chelsea.


Michaelsun
24/03/2022 07:13
China
Manchester United
738

Lukaku.
Manchester United
Manchester United v West Ham
A 3- 1 win to Chelsea.

Saandra
12/02/2018
RS
51
points

I agree with Jack and Rich, Matić played well.
I also think Huddersfield Town as the Team of the Week1.
Arsenal-Leicester City was an awesome match.
What means "underdogs"?


Saandra
12/02/2018 12:11
Serbia
Arsenal
51

I agree with Jack and Rich, Matić played well.
I also think Huddersfield Town as the Team of the Week1.
Arsenal-Leicester City was an awesome match.
What means "underdogs"?

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admin
12/02/2018
GB
560
points

Hi Saandra

We talk about underdogs quite often. Normally, the underdogs are the team or players that everyone thinks will lose. So the younger, or weaker team or players are usually the underdogs and it can be really satisfying to see an underdog or underdog team do well and surprise everyone. 

When Arsenal are playing Leicester, most people would expect Arsenal to win so Leicester are the underdogs.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
12/02/2018 12:26
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Saandra

We talk about underdogs quite often. Normally, the underdogs are the team or players that everyone thinks will lose. So the younger, or weaker team or players are usually the underdogs and it can be really satisfying to see an underdog or underdog team do well and surprise everyone. 

When Arsenal are playing Leicester, most people would expect Arsenal to win so Leicester are the underdogs.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

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elghoul
21/08/2017
DZ
3988
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1. Vokes was brilliant and scored twice for Burnley against the last Champion.

2. The gunners played an epic match winning in injury time to the foxes.

3. Huddersfield were wonderful for their first Premier League match.

5. Mahrez played well despite his uncertain engagement this season.

 

3.


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elghoul
21/08/2017 16:34
Algeria
Manchester City
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1. Vokes was brilliant and scored twice for Burnley against the last Champion.

2. The gunners played an epic match winning in injury time to the foxes.

3. Huddersfield were wonderful for their first Premier League match.

5. Mahrez played well despite his uncertain engagement this season.

 

3.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
21/08/2017
SD
2903
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Tottenham's home unbeaten run has come to an end, I think that Wimbley Stadium seems to work against the Spurs! Having predicted a 1-1 draw for Tottenham-Chelsea match, I was gutted when Alonso scored a 88th minute winner!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
21/08/2017 14:17
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Tottenham's home unbeaten run has come to an end, I think that Wimbley Stadium seems to work against the Spurs! Having predicted a 1-1 draw for Tottenham-Chelsea match, I was gutted when Alonso scored a 88th minute winner!

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Rich
21/08/2017
ES
594
points

Alonso's first goal was an absolute cracker! Did you see it?


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Rich
21/08/2017 16:47
Spain
Liverpool
594

Alonso's first goal was an absolute cracker! Did you see it?

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
22/08/2017
SD
2903
points

Yes, I saw it, simply spectacular!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
22/08/2017 14:19
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Yes, I saw it, simply spectacular!

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amgad
20/08/2017
EG
12
points

hi there....
I think that the best player this week’s round up is Romelu Lukaku.
totally I agree with you that Huddersfield Town is the squad of the week really they play well .Arsenal - Leicester played a great match it was interesting to me , we can`t forget the match between Watford - Liverpool there was a big zeal . as for Tottenham v Chelsea I predict that Chelsea will win the match 1-0 . we here in Egypt we watch Arsenal and Liverpool because sallah and elneny .


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amgad
20/08/2017 18:38
Egypt
Liverpool
12

hi there....
I think that the best player this week’s round up is Romelu Lukaku.
totally I agree with you that Huddersfield Town is the squad of the week really they play well .Arsenal - Leicester played a great match it was interesting to me , we can`t forget the match between Watford - Liverpool there was a big zeal . as for Tottenham v Chelsea I predict that Chelsea will win the match 1-0 . we here in Egypt we watch Arsenal and Liverpool because sallah and elneny .

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Rich
20/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Amgad

Welcome to Premier SKills English! Good prediction - it finished 2-1 to Chelsea. I thought Tottenham were going to win this one but Chelsea deserved to win. How do you think Liverpool will do this season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
20/08/2017 22:19
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Amgad

Welcome to Premier SKills English! Good prediction - it finished 2-1 to Chelsea. I thought Tottenham were going to win this one but Chelsea deserved to win. How do you think Liverpool will do this season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Italy96
19/08/2017
IT
8
points

Hello everybody!
I think that the best player in last week's matches is Romelu Lukaku.
He scored two goals in his first match win Man Utd and he was the leader of the team; I can imagine that the transfer from a medium size team like Everton to a big team like Man Utd isn't so easy.
Instead, Huddersfield town is definitely the best team of last week, what a start!
Arsenal - Leicester was an awesome match, but also Watford - Liverpool has been a funny match; it's a battle between these.
For this weekend, I think that Chelsea will find its revenge.
They have a manager like Antonio Conte, one of the best in the world; I remember him when he trained Juventus in Italy, he was unstoppable.
In my opinion, Chelsea will win 3-1 at Wembley.


Italy96
19/08/2017 09:16
Italy
Chelsea
8

Hello everybody!
I think that the best player in last week's matches is Romelu Lukaku.
He scored two goals in his first match win Man Utd and he was the leader of the team; I can imagine that the transfer from a medium size team like Everton to a big team like Man Utd isn't so easy.
Instead, Huddersfield town is definitely the best team of last week, what a start!
Arsenal - Leicester was an awesome match, but also Watford - Liverpool has been a funny match; it's a battle between these.
For this weekend, I think that Chelsea will find its revenge.
They have a manager like Antonio Conte, one of the best in the world; I remember him when he trained Juventus in Italy, he was unstoppable.
In my opinion, Chelsea will win 3-1 at Wembley.

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Rich
20/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Italy96

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

Yes, quite a few people (see comment below) have been asking us why we chose Matic rather than Lukaku! I agree about Conte, to win the Premier LEague in his first season in England is an amazing achievement!

Thanks for your comment.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
20/08/2017 17:05
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Italy96

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

Yes, quite a few people (see comment below) have been asking us why we chose Matic rather than Lukaku! I agree about Conte, to win the Premier LEague in his first season in England is an amazing achievement!

Thanks for your comment.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

Javi_from_Spain
18/08/2017
ES
58
points

Hi everyone!
I think Huddersfield Town must win the award to the best team in Matchweek 1 because they get a great result in their first macht in Premier League.
I choose Sam Vokes like best player of the week. He ruined the macht to the Premier League Champions, although Morata almost rescues their matters.
And my prediction for the next Tottenham-Chelsea, I see a 3-1 Tottenham.
Now, just a question: Do you use "underdogs" meaning "little teams"?
Thanks a lot


Javi_from_Spain
18/08/2017 23:41
Spain
Liverpool
58

Hi everyone!
I think Huddersfield Town must win the award to the best team in Matchweek 1 because they get a great result in their first macht in Premier League.
I choose Sam Vokes like best player of the week. He ruined the macht to the Premier League Champions, although Morata almost rescues their matters.
And my prediction for the next Tottenham-Chelsea, I see a 3-1 Tottenham.
Now, just a question: Do you use "underdogs" meaning "little teams"?
Thanks a lot

Rich's picture
Rich
20/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Javi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Underdogs is used to describe a team that is less likely to win. This is often a smaller team but not always. Manchester Utd were the underdogs in the UEFA Super Cup but you wouldn't describe Manchester Utd as a small team.

Litle teams or small clubs are often described as 'minnows' or when they beat a big club in a cup competition as 'giant killers'.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
20/08/2017 17:02
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Javi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Underdogs is used to describe a team that is less likely to win. This is often a smaller team but not always. Manchester Utd were the underdogs in the UEFA Super Cup but you wouldn't describe Manchester Utd as a small team.

Litle teams or small clubs are often described as 'minnows' or when they beat a big club in a cup competition as 'giant killers'.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

neryweh
18/08/2017
TR
1
points

Matic played well but I think player of the week is Lukaku.

3-0 is a really very good result for the first match in the Premier League. Huddersfield Town is the Team of the Week.

Arsenal - Leicester City is the best game.

I watched 5 matches in Matchweek 1 (Arsenal-Leciester City, Watford - Liverpool, Chelsea - Burnley, Newcastle - Tottenham, Manchester Utd - West Ham Utd) and unfortunately Newcastle - Tottenham was the worst match . So I think Tottenham's form will not be enough to win against Chelsea. I think score will be 2-2.


neryweh
18/08/2017 08:53
Turkey
Manchester United
1

Matic played well but I think player of the week is Lukaku.

3-0 is a really very good result for the first match in the Premier League. Huddersfield Town is the Team of the Week.

Arsenal - Leicester City is the best game.

I watched 5 matches in Matchweek 1 (Arsenal-Leciester City, Watford - Liverpool, Chelsea - Burnley, Newcastle - Tottenham, Manchester Utd - West Ham Utd) and unfortunately Newcastle - Tottenham was the worst match . So I think Tottenham's form will not be enough to win against Chelsea. I think score will be 2-2.

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Rich
20/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Neryweh

Welcome to Premier SKills English! I have to say, we very nearly chose Lukaku - he's had a great start to his Manchester Utd career. He scored again yesterday!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
20/08/2017 16:59
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Neryweh

Welcome to Premier SKills English! I have to say, we very nearly chose Lukaku - he's had a great start to his Manchester Utd career. He scored again yesterday!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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ahmedmusa
17/08/2017
SD
7
points

I want an answer ! Who do you think will win the League Cup? Come on, let me know


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ahmedmusa
17/08/2017 21:01
Sudan
Manchester United
7

I want an answer ! Who do you think will win the League Cup? Come on, let me know

Rich's picture
Rich
17/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Ahmedmusa

The League Cup? It's a bit early in the season but I'd go for one of last season's top six. Only twice in the last 13 seasons has a team other than City, Utd, Liverpool or Chelsea won the League Cup. Who's your tip?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
17/08/2017 21:15
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Ahmedmusa

The League Cup? It's a bit early in the season but I'd go for one of last season's top six. Only twice in the last 13 seasons has a team other than City, Utd, Liverpool or Chelsea won the League Cup. Who's your tip?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

anhduongspurs
17/08/2017
VN
1084
points

I think Morata is the player of the week, but Chelsea didn't have a great start.
I also think Huddersfield Town is as the Team of the week. I hope Huddersfield will stay in Premier League next year.
The best match is between Chelsea -Burnley
I has predicted that Tottenham will win 2-0 to Chelsea.


anhduongspurs
17/08/2017 13:22
Vietnam
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1084

I think Morata is the player of the week, but Chelsea didn't have a great start.
I also think Huddersfield Town is as the Team of the week. I hope Huddersfield will stay in Premier League next year.
The best match is between Chelsea -Burnley
I has predicted that Tottenham will win 2-0 to Chelsea.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
16/08/2017
SD
2903
points

Huddersfield's on the road win was brilliant!!! I know it's too early to pick the bottom three, but It looks like Crystal Palace could be one of the relegation threatend. To concede 3 goals at home from a newly promoted Huddersfield Town, I think the Eagles are the worset team of the week. I agree with Rich on everything except on his prediction for the clash between Tottenham and Chelsea which I think will end in a 1-1 draw.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
16/08/2017 14:07
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Huddersfield's on the road win was brilliant!!! I know it's too early to pick the bottom three, but It looks like Crystal Palace could be one of the relegation threatend. To concede 3 goals at home from a newly promoted Huddersfield Town, I think the Eagles are the worset team of the week. I agree with Rich on everything except on his prediction for the clash between Tottenham and Chelsea which I think will end in a 1-1 draw.

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Rich
16/08/2017
ES
594
points

Glad that we agree on most things, Ahmed Adam! We'll have to wait until Sunday to see whose prediction is better :)

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team


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Rich
16/08/2017 20:45
Spain
Liverpool
594

Glad that we agree on most things, Ahmed Adam! We'll have to wait until Sunday to see whose prediction is better :)

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
17/08/2017
SD
2903
points

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
17/08/2017 13:41
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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ahmedmusa
18/08/2017
SD
7
points

Leave it this way until the league ends. The club won the giant Manchester United, God willing.


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ahmedmusa
18/08/2017 04:07
Sudan
Manchester United
7

Leave it this way until the league ends. The club won the giant Manchester United, God willing.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
20/08/2017
SD
2903
points

Hi Ahmedmusa
congratulations on the victory!
Winning 4-0 two times in a row, your team -- Manchester United -- has been so consistent! But this is the start. I hope they are not gona continue like that because you know I'm a Liverpool fan!


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
20/08/2017 06:08
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Hi Ahmedmusa
congratulations on the victory!
Winning 4-0 two times in a row, your team -- Manchester United -- has been so consistent! But this is the start. I hope they are not gona continue like that because you know I'm a Liverpool fan!

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RafaelRC
16/08/2017
BR
663
points

Very well the podcast.

I think that Chelsea will beat Tottenham (2-0). Very good to see Huddersfield win your first match in PL. I hope that they aren't relegated.

What means: "Lukaku gets Manchester United firing", in others words? Could you help me?


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RafaelRC
16/08/2017 00:20
Brazil
Arsenal
663

Very well the podcast.

I think that Chelsea will beat Tottenham (2-0). Very good to see Huddersfield win your first match in PL. I hope that they aren't relegated.

What means: "Lukaku gets Manchester United firing", in others words? Could you help me?

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admin
16/08/2017
GB
560
points

Hi RafaelRC

This is quite complicated to explain. The form 'get +someone/something + verb-ing' means to make someone or something start something. I need a coffee in the morning to get me going - to wake me up and get me working. In the example from the podcast, we said 'gets Man Utd firing' - so this means starts Man Utd firing. Firing, can mean shooting - you can fire a gun. However, it can also be used to talk about starting an engine so the example could mean Lukaku starts Man Utd's engine. 

Does that help? If not, let us know and we'll talk about it more in the language podcast.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
16/08/2017 16:53
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi RafaelRC

This is quite complicated to explain. The form 'get +someone/something + verb-ing' means to make someone or something start something. I need a coffee in the morning to get me going - to wake me up and get me working. In the example from the podcast, we said 'gets Man Utd firing' - so this means starts Man Utd firing. Firing, can mean shooting - you can fire a gun. However, it can also be used to talk about starting an engine so the example could mean Lukaku starts Man Utd's engine. 

Does that help? If not, let us know and we'll talk about it more in the language podcast.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

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RafaelRC
16/08/2017
BR
663
points

Thank you very much! Now I get it, in portuguese this sentence means "dar partida/iniciar".

I learned a new expression.


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RafaelRC
16/08/2017 19:22
Brazil
Arsenal
663

Thank you very much! Now I get it, in portuguese this sentence means "dar partida/iniciar".

I learned a new expression.

phhchuong123
16/08/2017
VN
325
points

Sorry, I can help you.


phhchuong123
16/08/2017 13:10
Vietnam
Manchester United
325

Sorry, I can help you.

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kwesimanifest
16/08/2017
GH
4768
points

My player of the week is Matić


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kwesimanifest
16/08/2017 00:12
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

My player of the week is Matić

phhchuong123
15/08/2017
VN
325
points

In my opinion, the player of the week is Álvaro Morata.He scored 1 goal and helped his teamates scored 1 goal.But he can't helped Chelsea have 1 point.I think Burnley was the best of the best of the best.


phhchuong123
15/08/2017 13:17
Vietnam
Manchester United
325

In my opinion, the player of the week is Álvaro Morata.He scored 1 goal and helped his teamates scored 1 goal.But he can't helped Chelsea have 1 point.I think Burnley was the best of the best of the best.

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Rich
16/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Phhchuong

Morata made a big difference when he came on as a substitute. Maybe he will start eh match against Tottenham this weekend?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
16/08/2017 20:43
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Phhchuong

Morata made a big difference when he came on as a substitute. Maybe he will start eh match against Tottenham this weekend?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

milos
15/08/2017
RS
2663
points

My chose for the player of the week is also Nemanja Matic.I think he will be the player who miss Man united last season.My team of the week is Burnley.Winning a champion at the opening of the new season is not a small thing.The best game in Matchweek 1 is definitely Arsenal v Leicester City.
In this weekend's big match Tottenham will win.The score will be a 3-2 win for Spurs.


milos
15/08/2017 07:04
Serbia
Manchester United
2663

My chose for the player of the week is also Nemanja Matic.I think he will be the player who miss Man united last season.My team of the week is Burnley.Winning a champion at the opening of the new season is not a small thing.The best game in Matchweek 1 is definitely Arsenal v Leicester City.
In this weekend's big match Tottenham will win.The score will be a 3-2 win for Spurs.

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Rich
16/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Milos

I agree with you. Matic is a great signing for United and a player I think Chelsea will miss this season. Is Matic a big star in Serbia?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
16/08/2017 20:42
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Milos

I agree with you. Matic is a great signing for United and a player I think Chelsea will miss this season. Is Matic a big star in Serbia?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

milos
21/08/2017
RS
2663
points

Yes he is a big star in Serbia.He is a good person also.He helps local club from his hometown,and does other graet things for local community.


milos
21/08/2017 06:40
Serbia
Manchester United
2663

Yes he is a big star in Serbia.He is a good person also.He helps local club from his hometown,and does other graet things for local community.

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yacine
14/08/2017
DZ
196
points

THAT WAS GREAT ..THANK YOU..GREAT MANU!!


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yacine
14/08/2017 20:34
Algeria
Manchester United
196

THAT WAS GREAT ..THANK YOU..GREAT MANU!!

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Rich
16/08/2017
ES
594
points

Thanks Yacine! We're happy that you liked it!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
16/08/2017 20:39
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks Yacine! We're happy that you liked it!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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