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This Week: Up and running

This Week: Up and running

Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack talks about three stories from this week in the Premier League and there are lots of football English words and phrases for you to learn.

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Hello my name’s Jack and welcome to the weekly round-up called This Week on Premier Skills English.

In This Week, we’ve got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

If you are listening to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify you can also visit the Premier Skills English website at britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish where you’ll be able to download the podcast.

On the Premier Skills English website, you can read the transcript and join the Premier Skills English community by completing a language task in the comments section. This will really help you remember the new words and phrases from the stories from the Premier League.

The words and phrases I am focusing on this week are: to humiliate, a crisis, to rack up, to be up and running, to predate something, venomous, to open your account, to be fired up and a brace.

Listen out for these phrases in the headlines and stories.

Football Phrase

After each story there will be a short language focus and then there will be a task for you to complete and then at the end of the podcast there will be a new football phrase.

But before that, I want to look at last week’s football phrase. If you didn’t hear it last week, here’s one more chance to guess now.

The phrase was ***-*****. This means a carefully practised move from a controlled point; so from a free kick or throw in or corner. Some teams practise ***-****** a lot and are very dangerous when they get a free kick or have another opportunity to do something they have practised on the training ground.

Congratulations to Hayato from Japan, Hsn from Turkey, Hiracky16 from Japan, Lukaszpela from Poland, Vietnguyenngo from Vietnam, Watarmelon from Vietnam, Wilson 2103 from Colombia, Goku from Japan, Gabeced from Brazil and Taher Koshen from Somalia. Also, well done Isshin from Japan you got the answer half right and I also want to mention Worldcupbest from the United States who didn’t actually answer the question. I’m not sure if you understand, but if you post the correct answer, I will edit your comment and change the letters to stars. You don’t need to do it yourself.

Anyhow, you managed to work out that the word I was looking for was set-piece.

Listen till the end of the podcast for a new football phrase that this week was recommended by Hsn from Turkey.

OK, let’s get on with this week’s three football stories!

Manchester United humiliated at Brentford

Manchester United have lost their first two matches of the season for the first time in 100 years. They have one of the most valuable squads in the Premier League with world class players filling their benches. But they are in crisis.

Despite dominating possession and a good number of attempts to score, the team just fell apart when Brentford attacked. And as the Brentford goals went in, the United players looked more desperate racking up four yellow cards.

Brentford played a positive game in front of a delighted home crowd. Whether they were in possession or not, they never let up and pressed hard when they could and made good use of the many set-piece opportunities they were gifted by the Red Devils.

Final score: Brentford 4 - Manchester United 0

The words I want to talk about from this story are to humiliate, crisis and to rack up.

To humiliate someone normally means to make someone feel ashamed or really embarrassed about something they have done. Normally, you might feel humiliated at work or in public if someone makes you look bad or unprofessional. It is quite common in football English because when a team is beaten badly, they will feel ashamed, they will be humiliated. In the headline, I said Manchester United humiliated at Brentford. This form is a little confusing because it’s passive, but because it’s a headline, I dropped the to be. I should have said Manchester United were humiliated at Brentford.

The noun crisis means a really big problem or series of problems. One definition describes the noun as a time of great suffering. Historically, it meant the point when if nothing was done, a problem could no longer be solved and we still use the adjective critical in this way. In modern use, it means a time when lots of people are suffering because of a problem or series of problems.

The phrasal verb to rack up means to gradually get more of something, usually points in a sport. I think that this comes from a scoring system, perhaps in snooker where you have a rack on the wall that you can use to keep players’ scores. So as a player scores more points, they are added to the rack and in that way, their score gradually increases. Another strong collocation with this phrasal verb is to rack up debts. If you have a credit card, it can be easy to keep buying things on credit and so your debts can gradually increase, you can rack up debts.

Let’s move on to the next story.

Aston Villa are up and running

After losing their opening match, the home crowd at Villa Park were on edge when they welcomed Everton on Saturday. The rivalry between the two managers, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, predates their managerial careers and added some spice to the meeting.

Both teams were solid in defence and robust in midfield, but it was in the final third where the teams were less well-matched. Danny Ings opened the scoring for the hosts with a venomous left-foot finish that gave Jordan Pickford no chance.

For most of the rest of the match, the teams battled hard and there wasn’t another goal until the 86th minute. Buendia won the ball in central midfield and released Watkins into the area. Following a well timed lightning sprint, Watkins returned the ball to Buendia who was able to tap home.

Everton got a consolation a minute later when Lucas Digne in an attempt to clear, bundled the ball into his own goal.

Final score: Aston Villa 2 - Everton 1

The three words and phrases I want to look at from this story are: to be up and running, to pre-date something and venomous.

To be up and running is an idiom that means something is operating or working. We normally use it for machines. So if your car breaks down, you might get a mechanic to fix it. The mechanic will get it up and running again. In the headline, I said that Aston Villa are up and running because they have won a match. The idiom means that the team is working but it also implies that the team is dynamic, a bit like a working engine.

To predate something means to have existed before the thing. So if you have two old paintings, the older of the two could be said to predate the newer painting. The verb is transitive and needs an object. Things can only predate newer things so you can’t say something predates. In the story, I mentioned the rivalry between Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard which existed when they were both players for their clubs and when they competed to play for England. Their rivalry, which started when they were players, predates their rivalry as managers.

The word venomous is normally used to describe animals that produce venom. Venom is a poisonous substance that animals use to kill other animals. Normally, it’s snakes and spiders. People often use the word poisonous to describe these dangerous animals, but they should really say venomous. Animals are only poisonous if you eat them. If they have poison in their teeth or stinger, they are venomous. In football English, the adjective is used in a figurative way. When I used venomous to describe Danny Ings’ finish, I meant it was dangerous and powerful.

Let’s move on to the final story.

Arsenal outgun Leicester at the Emirates

Gabriel Jesus opened his account for Arsenal with two goals when they welcomed Leicester at the weekend. The Brazilian striker who arrived at the club from Manchester City scored twice before the break and got two assists in the second half.

The Foxes manager Brendan Rogers strategy was designed to stretch the hosts and soak up their energy and then hit back on the break. But Arteta’s youthful squad was so fired up by their new striker’s first half brace, they had more energy than the Foxes could handle.

Leicester did show flashes of brilliance with an early chance for Fofana that was denied by the Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale and a brilliant goal for James Maddison in the second half. But it was nowhere near enough for the result to ever have been in doubt.

Final score: Arsenal 4 - Leicester City 2

The words and phrases I want to focus on from this story are: to open your account, to be fired up and a brace.

The phrase to open your account means to score for the first time for a club. This is not a literal statement, I don’t think we use the word account to talk about a record of goals scored beyond this phrase. You can open an account in a bank and in some shops you might open an account if you buy things on credit, though this is unusual. In football English, I think we only really talk about players opening their accounts the first time they score.

If you fire someone up, you make someone excited or angry. I used the phrasal verb in a passive way when I said that Arsenal were fired up by their new striker. You can be fired up and you can get fired up. I think that my use was actually an adjective, formed from the past participle of the phrasal verb. They were fired up. If I’d used the verb form, I should probably have used the past perfect.

The final word today is a brace. This is quite easy to describe and it’s something that has come up once or twice before in this podcast. A brace simply means two of something. However, it’s most commonly used for things that have been shot for sport. So hunters might shoot a brace of pheasants and footballers can shoot a brace of goals, though we only say a brace in football English.

OK. That’s 9 words or phrases today. The words and phrases from the stories were: to humiliate, a crisis, to rack up, to be up and running, to predate something, venomous, to open your account, to be fired up and a brace.

Listen to the headlines one more time to hear these words and phrases in context.

Manchester United humiliated at Brentford

Manchester United have lost their first two matches of the season for the first time in 100 years. They have one of the most valuable squads in the Premier League with world class players filling their benches. But they are in crisis.

Despite dominating possession and a good number of attempts to score, the team just fell apart when Brentford attacked. And as the Brentford goals went in, the United players looked more desperate racking up four yellow cards.

Brentford played a positive game in front of a delighted home crowd. Whether they were in possession or not, they never let up and pressed hard when they could and made good use of the many set-piece opportunities they were gifted by the Red Devils.

Final score: Brentford 4 - Manchester United 0

Aston Villa are up and running

After losing their opening match, the home crowd at Villa Park were on edge when they welcomed Everton on Saturday. The rivalry between the two managers, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, predates their managerial careers and added some spice to the meeting.

Both teams were solid in defence and robust in midfield, but it was in the final third where the teams were less well-matched. Danny Ings opened the scoring for the hosts with a venomous left-foot finish that gave Jordan Pickford no chance.

For most of the rest of the match, the teams battled hard and there wasn’t another goal until the 86th minute. Buendia won the ball in central midfield and released Watkins into the area. Following a well timed lightning sprint into the area, Watkins returned the ball to Buendia who was able to tap home.

Everton got a consolation a minute later when Lucas Digne in an attempt to clear, bundled the ball into his own goal.

Final score: Aston Villa 2 - Everton 1

Arsenal outgun Leicester at the Emirates

Gabriel Jesus opened his account for Arsenal with two goals when they welcomed Leicester at the weekend. The Brazilian striker who arrived at the club from Manchester City scored twice before the break and got two assists in the second half.

The Foxes manager Brendon Rogers strategy was designed to stretch the hosts and soak up their energy and then hit back on the break. But Arteta’s youthful squad was so fired up by their new striker’s first half brace, they had more energy than the Foxes could handle.

Leicester did show flashes of brilliance with an early chance for Fofana that was denied by the Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale and a brilliant goal for James Maddison in the second half. But it was nowhere near enough for the result to ever have been in doubt.

Final score: Arsenal 4 - Leicester City 2

Language Challenge

Right, now it’s time for you to think about the language again.

Here are 9 sentences with gaps in them and you have to complete the gaps with the correct form of the words and phrases from this podcast.

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be __ ___ _______ by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he ______ __ over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so _____ __ I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was __________.

Number 5: The adder is the only ________ reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a _____ of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial ______ and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that _______ Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley ______ ___ _______ for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.

Leave your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and I will go through them next week.

Football phrase

Now it’s time for this week’s football phrase.

This week’s football phrase was suggested by one of our top commenters. Thank you Hsn for this football phrase.

The word is *********. This noun is used to describe a kick or sometimes a header that moves the ball away from the goal in a defensive move. A ********* is away from the goal and not towards another player so is only used when a team is at risk of conceding a goal. A good ********* is a powerful kick that puts the ball a long way from the goal and gives the defence time to get into position.

If you know the answer, be sure to leave it in a comment on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English.

Before I finish, here are the answers to last week’s language challenge.

Number 1: We hit traffic on the way out of the city, but after that, it was plain sailing all the way here.

Number 2: When she started her course she was delighted to discover that several of her compatriots had already enrolled.

Number 3: The team has shown remarkable resilience to keep playing considering the troubles they’ve had.

Number 4: The DJ selected his funkiest record to get the party started with a bang!

Number 5: I just met someone on the bus that looks just like me. It was really bizarre.

Number 6: When the CEO was arrested, the company was in turmoil until a new chief was appointed.

Number 7: Your daughter is a pleasure to teach. She’s a real live wire in class and keeps her classmates laughing throughout the lesson.

Number 8: When I updated the website, I inadvertently deleted the contact us page.

Number 9: The skyscraper is built from reinforced concrete and glass which is how it can be built to such a height.

That’s all I have time for today. Before I finish, I just wanted to say that I hope you found this podcast useful, and I hope all of you stay fit and healthy and safe.

Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Headlines

Manchester United humiliated at Brentford

Josh Dasilva celebrates after scoring Brentford's first goal against Manchester United

Manchester United have lost their first two matches of the season for the first time in 100 years. They have one of the most valuable squads in the Premier League with world class players filling their benches. But they are in crisis.

Despite dominating possession and a good number of attempts to score, the team just fell apart when Brentford attacked. And as the Brentford goals went in, the United players looked more desperate racking up four yellow cards.

Brentford played a positive game in front of a delighted home crowd. Whether they were in possession or not, they never let up and pressed hard when they could and made good use of the many set-piece opportunities they were gifted by the Red Devils.

Final score: Brentford 4 - Manchester United 0

Aston Villa are up and running

Danny ings of Aston Villa in action for Aston Villa against Everton FC

After losing their opening match, the home crowd at Villa Park were on edge when they welcomed Everton on Saturday. The rivalry between the two managers, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, predates their managerial careers and added some spice to the meeting.

Both teams were solid in defence and robust in midfield, but it was in the final third where the teams were less well-matched. Danny Ings opened the scoring for the hosts with a venomous left-foot finish that gave Jordan Pickford no chance.

For most of the rest of the match, the teams battled hard and there wasn’t another goal until the 86th minute. Buendia won the ball in central midfield and released Watkins into the area. Following a well timed lightning sprint, Watkins returned the ball to Buendia who was able to tap home.

Everton got a consolation a minute later when Lucas Digne in an attempt to clear, bundled the ball into his own goal.

Final score: Aston Villa 2 - Everton 1

Arsenal outgun Leicester at the Emirates

 Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring his second goal for Arsenal against Leicester City

Gabriel Jesus opened his account for Arsenal with two goals when they welcomed Leicester at the weekend. The Brazilian striker who arrived at the club from Manchester City scored twice before the break and got two assists in the second half.

The Foxes manager Brendon Rogers strategy was designed to stretch the hosts and soak up their energy and then hit back on the break. But Arteta’s youthful squad were so fired up by their new striker’s first half brace, they had more energy than the Foxes could handle.

Leicester did show flashes of brilliance with an early chance for Fofana that was denied by the Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale and a brilliant goal for James Maddison in the second half. But it was nowhere near enough for the result to have ever been in doubt.

Final score: Arsenal 4 - Leicester City 2

Vocabulary

Task

Complete the gaps with the words and phrases from the podcast.

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be __ ___ _______ by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he ______ __ over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so _____ __ I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was __________.

Number 5: The adder is the only ________ reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a _____ of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial ______ and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that _______ Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley ______ ___ _______ for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.

Vocabulary

Football Phrase

This week’s football phrase was suggested by one of our top commenters. Thank you Hsn for this football phrase.

The word is *********. This noun is used to describe a kick or sometimes a header that moves the ball away from the goal in a defensive move. A ********* is away from the goal and not towards another player so is only used when a team is at risk of conceding a goal. A good ********* is a powerful kick that puts the ball a long way from the goal and gives the defence time to get into position.

Write all your answers in the comments section below.

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Taha Gashout's picture
Taha Gashout
02/09/2022
LY
483
points

Hello Jack
This week's phrase is *********
Here are the answers:
Num1:opened its accounts
Num2:racked up
Num3:fired up
Num4:humiliated
Num5:venmous
Num6:brace
Num7:crisis
Num8:predates


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Taha Gashout
02/09/2022 18:44
Libya
Liverpool
483

Hello Jack
This week's phrase is *********
Here are the answers:
Num1:opened its accounts
Num2:racked up
Num3:fired up
Num4:humiliated
Num5:venmous
Num6:brace
Num7:crisis
Num8:predates

cukongss
24/08/2022
ID
3
points

Hi Jack
This is the first time to comment in this comment section.

After read some of the comment section. I think i know the football phrase is.

Very transparent (?) or I would say very *****


cukongss
24/08/2022 16:05
Indonesia
Tottenham Hotspur
3

Hi Jack
This is the first time to comment in this comment section.

After read some of the comment section. I think i know the football phrase is.

Very transparent (?) or I would say very *****

cukongss
24/08/2022
ID
3
points

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and running by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he rack up over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated

Number 5: The adder is the only venomous reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a brace of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predates Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley opened his account for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.


cukongss
24/08/2022 15:54
Indonesia
Tottenham Hotspur
3

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and running by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he rack up over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated

Number 5: The adder is the only venomous reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a brace of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predates Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley opened his account for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.

cristiano2000
24/08/2022
DE
6
points

Hello Jack, thank you for your funny and useful podcast. I think the phrase you are looking for is ,,*********".


cristiano2000
24/08/2022 00:38
Germany
Liverpool
6

Hello Jack, thank you for your funny and useful podcast. I think the phrase you are looking for is ,,*********".

Thitipat
22/08/2022
TH
7
points

This week football phrase is “*********”


Thitipat
22/08/2022 21:05
Thailand
Manchester United
7

This week football phrase is “*********”

Gochi
22/08/2022
JP
1
points

Hello Jack. This is my fist time to join this podcast. Thank you for making good contents every week.
I think the answer of the word is *********!


Gochi
22/08/2022 02:31
Japan
Arsenal
1

Hello Jack. This is my fist time to join this podcast. Thank you for making good contents every week.
I think the answer of the word is *********!

Hajime
21/08/2022
JP
5
points

I guess the football phrases is “*********”


Hajime
21/08/2022 00:59
Japan
Arsenal
5

I guess the football phrases is “*********”

hantheman
19/08/2022
KR
1
points

I guess the answer of the football phrase is *****.


hantheman
19/08/2022 10:32
South Korea
Everton
1

I guess the answer of the football phrase is *****.

admin's picture
admin
19/08/2022
GB
560
points

Hi Hantheman

You're almost right. That's the verb form. You can ***** the ball. I was looking for the noun form.

Thanks

Jack


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admin
19/08/2022 10:45
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Hantheman

You're almost right. That's the verb form. You can ***** the ball. I was looking for the noun form.

Thanks

Jack

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hiracky16
19/08/2022
JP
16
points

I think the phrase is *********.


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hiracky16
19/08/2022 00:56
Japan
Manchester United
16

I think the phrase is *********.

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hsn
18/08/2022
TR
4773
points

Task
1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and running by the time you visit.
2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he racked up over 200 clean sheets.
3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.
4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated.
5: The adder is the only venomous reptile in the UK.
6: The hunter returned with a brace.of pheasants strung over his shoulder.
7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis, and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.
8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predated Christopher Columbus’ arrival.
9: Joe Ledley open his account, for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.
Football phrase
• Because of originated in Britain, English have plenty of football vocabulary. Almost many of special position in the game have a private name. In my language we just say kicking the ball away from the goal.There is no special phrase for this position.
Phrase
• Not let up in working and keeping up searching professional literature that is what career journey in every field is needed.
Riddle
What is most preferable banking transaction for bankers? To open an deposit account instead of closing it.
Note
My team made history last week in London derby and I think deserves to be mentioned in the next podcast.


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hsn
18/08/2022 17:37
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4773

Task
1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and running by the time you visit.
2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he racked up over 200 clean sheets.
3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.
4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated.
5: The adder is the only venomous reptile in the UK.
6: The hunter returned with a brace.of pheasants strung over his shoulder.
7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis, and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.
8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predated Christopher Columbus’ arrival.
9: Joe Ledley open his account, for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.
Football phrase
• Because of originated in Britain, English have plenty of football vocabulary. Almost many of special position in the game have a private name. In my language we just say kicking the ball away from the goal.There is no special phrase for this position.
Phrase
• Not let up in working and keeping up searching professional literature that is what career journey in every field is needed.
Riddle
What is most preferable banking transaction for bankers? To open an deposit account instead of closing it.
Note
My team made history last week in London derby and I think deserves to be mentioned in the next podcast.

Taran_t
18/08/2022
IR
3
points

I think the phrase is *********.


Taran_t
18/08/2022 16:27
Iran
Arsenal
3

I think the phrase is *********.

gil_soul
18/08/2022
BR
33
points

Hi Jack!

I always listen to the podcast but I've never have time to come here and join the tasks.

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and runnig by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he racked up over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated.

Number 5: The adder is the only venemous reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a brace of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predate Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley openned his account for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.

And I know the week’s football phrase, but only in portuguese... That would be "Big Kick'


gil_soul
18/08/2022 15:35
Brazil
Manchester City
33

Hi Jack!

I always listen to the podcast but I've never have time to come here and join the tasks.

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and runnig by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he racked up over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated.

Number 5: The adder is the only venemous reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a brace of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predate Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley openned his account for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.

And I know the week’s football phrase, but only in portuguese... That would be "Big Kick'

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admin
19/08/2022
GB
560
points

Hi Gil_soul

Thanks for joining the community. Well done on the language challenge. I'm sure you understand the meaning of the football phrase, but I'm looking for a specific noun. The noun if formed from a verb and adjective. The adjective also means east to understand. A teacher might ask you 'Is that *****? or Am I making myself *****? It can also mean pure and transparent so you can talk about ***** glass (not cloudy or coloured) or you could say 'the sea was so ***** you could see the bottom'. 

The verb means to remove or get rid of something. So you might say 'I need to ***** some space on my desk for my new keyboard'. 

I hope this has helped (I hope it has ******* things up).

Thanks

Jack

 


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admin
19/08/2022 10:52
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Gil_soul

Thanks for joining the community. Well done on the language challenge. I'm sure you understand the meaning of the football phrase, but I'm looking for a specific noun. The noun if formed from a verb and adjective. The adjective also means east to understand. A teacher might ask you 'Is that *****? or Am I making myself *****? It can also mean pure and transparent so you can talk about ***** glass (not cloudy or coloured) or you could say 'the sea was so ***** you could see the bottom'. 

The verb means to remove or get rid of something. So you might say 'I need to ***** some space on my desk for my new keyboard'. 

I hope this has helped (I hope it has ******* things up).

Thanks

Jack

 

gil_soul
19/08/2022
BR
33
points

Thanks very much for your help Jack!

The word of the week is *****. I believe if we use in a football context, we would say "to ***** the defense area".

Thanks

Gil


gil_soul
19/08/2022 13:41
Brazil
Manchester City
33

Thanks very much for your help Jack!

The word of the week is *****. I believe if we use in a football context, we would say "to ***** the defense area".

Thanks

Gil

Gabeced
18/08/2022
BR
3
points

Hello Jack! Another incredible podcast, thanks.

I think the word of the week is a *********.


Gabeced
18/08/2022 11:15
Brazil
West Ham United
3

Hello Jack! Another incredible podcast, thanks.

I think the word of the week is a *********.

vietnguyenngo
18/08/2022
VN
25
points

I think the phrase this week is ********

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up__ and___ _running______ by the time you visit.
Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he _racked_____ _p_ over 200 clean sheets.
Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so __fired ___ _up_ I thought there might be a riot.
Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was ___humiliated_______.
Number 5: The adder is the only ___venomous_____ reptile in the UK.
Number 6: The hunter returned with a __brace___ of pheasants strung over his shoulder.
Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial ___crisis___ and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.
Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that ___predate____ Christopher Columbus’ arrival.
Number 9: Joe Ledley _opened _____ _his__ ___account____ for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.


vietnguyenngo
18/08/2022 03:04
Vietnam
Manchester City
25

I think the phrase this week is ********

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up__ and___ _running______ by the time you visit.
Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he _racked_____ _p_ over 200 clean sheets.
Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so __fired ___ _up_ I thought there might be a riot.
Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was ___humiliated_______.
Number 5: The adder is the only ___venomous_____ reptile in the UK.
Number 6: The hunter returned with a __brace___ of pheasants strung over his shoulder.
Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial ___crisis___ and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.
Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that ___predate____ Christopher Columbus’ arrival.
Number 9: Joe Ledley _opened _____ _his__ ___account____ for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.

hayato
18/08/2022
JP
432
points

I think the phrase is a *********


hayato
18/08/2022 00:31
Japan
Everton
432

I think the phrase is a *********

wilson2103
17/08/2022
CO
284
points

I think there is a typo in the transcript.
The name of Leicester's manager should be Brendan Rodgers.

Also, I supposed there's no difference but in the last story

The transcript says: Arteta’s youthful squad were so fired up
The audio says: Arteta’s youthful squad was so fired up

The transcript says: to have ever been in doubt.
The audio says: to ever have been in doubt.


wilson2103
17/08/2022 21:54
Colombia
Manchester United
284

I think there is a typo in the transcript.
The name of Leicester's manager should be Brendan Rodgers.

Also, I supposed there's no difference but in the last story

The transcript says: Arteta’s youthful squad were so fired up
The audio says: Arteta’s youthful squad was so fired up

The transcript says: to have ever been in doubt.
The audio says: to ever have been in doubt.

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admin
18/08/2022
GB
560
points

Thanks Wilson2103!

I have corrected my typo and the transcript. I write the script first and then record and there are usually a few lines that feel more natural differently - often, I don't even notice that I have changed things. You must be a proofreader!

Thanks

Jack


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admin
18/08/2022 11:49
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Thanks Wilson2103!

I have corrected my typo and the transcript. I write the script first and then record and there are usually a few lines that feel more natural differently - often, I don't even notice that I have changed things. You must be a proofreader!

Thanks

Jack

wilson2103
08/09/2022
CO
284
points

Oh, two comments about this... In this case, in particular, I noticed this because I was practicing a technique someone taught me called dictation. You listen to 30 seconds of audio, and you write down everything you hear. So I did it with the stories because If I had done this with the whole audio it would have taken me an eternity. I listened to the stories, and I repeated them many times. If I'd checked the transcript, I'd have felt like I'm cheating, so I just did it without looking at it.

Then, I compared every word of the transcript with every word of what I had written down. I feel that's when the magic comes. For instance, I wrote "number of attemps", but the transcript says "number of attempts", so it means I learned how to spell the word "attempt" correctly. If I hadn't practiced this, I would have thought I already knew that word perfectly. I've also seen that I wrote "press hard", but the transcript says "pressed hard", so that means that for me those words sound almost the same, and I have to be more careful about that nuance.

I feel like that's the advantage of a transcript. I mean, yeah I'd understand the idea without a transcript, but I'm at that point where I want to understand even more than just the general idea.

On the other hand, I feel like if someone else practices this activity at some point in the future, it would be easier if the transcript is a bit more polished. Maybe it's part of my culture. As an analogy, I know that in some countries when you're in a classroom you shouldn't raise your hand and ask something. In some countries, that's allowed just at the end of the class. What I have experienced is that we ask at any moment even if that means interrupting the teacher in the middle of the class. So I'd say it's another view of the world.


wilson2103
08/09/2022 17:44
Colombia
Manchester United
284

Oh, two comments about this... In this case, in particular, I noticed this because I was practicing a technique someone taught me called dictation. You listen to 30 seconds of audio, and you write down everything you hear. So I did it with the stories because If I had done this with the whole audio it would have taken me an eternity. I listened to the stories, and I repeated them many times. If I'd checked the transcript, I'd have felt like I'm cheating, so I just did it without looking at it.

Then, I compared every word of the transcript with every word of what I had written down. I feel that's when the magic comes. For instance, I wrote "number of attemps", but the transcript says "number of attempts", so it means I learned how to spell the word "attempt" correctly. If I hadn't practiced this, I would have thought I already knew that word perfectly. I've also seen that I wrote "press hard", but the transcript says "pressed hard", so that means that for me those words sound almost the same, and I have to be more careful about that nuance.

I feel like that's the advantage of a transcript. I mean, yeah I'd understand the idea without a transcript, but I'm at that point where I want to understand even more than just the general idea.

On the other hand, I feel like if someone else practices this activity at some point in the future, it would be easier if the transcript is a bit more polished. Maybe it's part of my culture. As an analogy, I know that in some countries when you're in a classroom you shouldn't raise your hand and ask something. In some countries, that's allowed just at the end of the class. What I have experienced is that we ask at any moment even if that means interrupting the teacher in the middle of the class. So I'd say it's another view of the world.

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hsn
19/08/2022
TR
4773
points

I think ,students should concentrate on the comprehension of context , not to find errors. Congratulation Jack-:) I always wondered who was writing context of the podcasts.Very professional and nice. Bye.


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hsn
19/08/2022 13:46
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4773

I think ,students should concentrate on the comprehension of context , not to find errors. Congratulation Jack-:) I always wondered who was writing context of the podcasts.Very professional and nice. Bye.

wilson2103
17/08/2022
CO
284
points

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and running by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he racked up over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated.

Number 5: The adder is the only venomous reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a brace of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predate Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley opened his account for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.


wilson2103
17/08/2022 21:10
Colombia
Manchester United
284

Number 1: The restaurant is closed for renovations but will be up and running by the time you visit.

Number 2: Petr Cech is the most successful goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League. Throughout his career, he racked up over 200 clean sheets.

Number 3: I went to a political rally and one of the speakers got the crowd so fired up I thought there might be a riot.

Number 4: When the teacher pointed out my mistake to the whole class I was humiliated.

Number 5: The adder is the only venomous reptile in the UK.

Number 6: The hunter returned with a brace of pheasants strung over his shoulder.

Number 7: High inflation is causing a financial crisis and millions of people are going to fall into poverty.

Number 8: Archeologists in America are puzzled by some beads from Europe that predate Christopher Columbus’ arrival.

Number 9: Joe Ledley opened his account for Crystal Palace against West Brom in his debut match.

wilson2103
17/08/2022
CO
284
points

I believe the word is ********.


wilson2103
17/08/2022 21:06
Colombia
Manchester United
284

I believe the word is ********.

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Taher Koshen
17/08/2022
SO
329
points

Good evening Jack. I hope this week's football phrase is a *********. Thanks dear Hsn for your great contribution.


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Taher Koshen
17/08/2022 15:51
Somalia
Chelsea
329

Good evening Jack. I hope this week's football phrase is a *********. Thanks dear Hsn for your great contribution.

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hsn
18/08/2022
TR
4773
points

Hi my brother Taher,
I'm learning Arabic language as well as English.
May Allah bless you. Yevmen saiden-:)


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hsn
18/08/2022 16:29
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4773

Hi my brother Taher,
I'm learning Arabic language as well as English.
May Allah bless you. Yevmen saiden-:)

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