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This Week: The Chasing Pack

This Week: The Chasing Pack

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, Rich, Laura and Jack talk about the latest action from the Premier League and have lots of football English for you to learn.

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This Week: The Chasing Pack

Laura: Hello my name’s Laura and welcome to our weekly round-up section called ‘This Week’ on Premier Skills English. 

Jack: Hi there. I’m Jack. We’ve got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

Rich: My name’s Rich. If you want to listen and read at the same time we have a transcript of this podcast on the Premier Skills English website.

Laura: This week we focus on this season’s surprise teams: Leicester and Southampton, the world’s best female footballer and surprise draws for the Premier League’s top two.

Jack: We’re going to look at three headlines from this weekend’s action and after each, we’ll look at a couple of useful phrases. 

Rich: We want you to use and practise these words and phrases by interacting with Premier League fans from around the world in our comments section.

Laura: If you listen to us on Apple Podcasts, you can leave your comments in the review section. We do read all the reviews and would love to hear from you.

Jack: You can find all of our latest content on the Premier Skills English homepage or the Premier Skills-British Council Facebook page. 

Rich: The words and phrases we are looking at this week are: a brilliant first-half display, to sweep aside, to close the gap, a last-gasp winner, the chasing pack and to peg back.

Laura: Later on we’ll also have a language challenge for you to have a go at so you need to be ready for that.

Headline 1

Jack: Saints and Foxes in Champions League places.

Laura: Leicester City are up to third place and Southampton up to fourth after 3-0 wins at the weekend. Leicester produced a brilliant first-half display - scoring three times against Brighton. Southampton swept aside bottom club Sheffield United with ease - the Saints have only lost one of their last ten matches.

Rich: Southampton and Leicester are looking like really good teams this season. Can they challenge for the title?

Jack: I think they can - especially Leicester. They still have lots of players to come back from injury so they are in a really good position.

Laura: Let’s look at some language. I said that Leicester produced a brilliant first-half display. We often use the word display in football to describe a performance.

Rich: Yes, display can be used as a noun to describe a show or a performance that is designed to entertain people.

Jack: We often go to watch fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve or you might be amazed by a display of acrobatics at the circus, for example.

Laura: And it’s common to use display to talk about football matches. I said Leicester produced a brilliant first-half display. 

Rich: Yes, they were very good in the first half. Brighton couldn’t get near them.

Jack: The next bit of language is a phrasal verb and it’s to sweep aside.

Laura: Generally this phrasal verb is used to say that someone doesn’t consider someone else’s opinion to be important. Listen to this example:

Rich: I told him that we should buy a ticket in advance but he said we could buy them at the stadium. No problem he said.

Jack: In this example, Rich’s suggestion was swept aside - it was ignored as it wasn’t seen as important or necessary to consider.

Laura: In football to sweep someone aside is used differently. It’s usually used to suggest that one side was much better than their opponent. Southampton swept Sheffield United aside - they beat them easily.

Rich: Let’s move on to our second headline.

Headline 2

Laura: Harder wins award as Chelsea chase United at the top.

Rich: Chelsea’s Pernille Harder was named the world’s best women’s footballer for a second time in three years but it was last year’s winner and teammate Sam Kerr that scored the winning goal on the pitch for the Blues. Chelsea beat Brighton 1-0. Manchester United stay top after a 2-1 win at Reading and Manchester City closed the gap on the top three with a last-gasp winner against Arsenal.

Jack: Great recognition for Pernille Harder at Chelsea and the women’s super league in general.

Laura: Yes, the top three in the list were all from the women’s super league. The top 100 list is judged by 88 coaches, players and journalists from the world of football.

Rich: Let’s look at some language. We said that Manchester City closed the gap on the top three. To close the gap is the phrase we’re looking at here. This is very common in football.

Jack: When we speak about the gap in football we’re usually speaking about the gap or the difference in points between one team and another in the table.

Laura: Manchester City closed the gap on Arsenal by beating them last weekend. The gap was four points and now it’s just one.

Rich: The other phrase I want to look at is a last-gasp winner. This is when a winning goal is scored in the last moments of a game.

Jack: A gasp is a short,  sharp intake of breath. Your last gasp would be your last breath in life. Not very cheerful.

Laura: A last-gasp winner is much more cheerful because it means a goal has been scored at the last possible moment.

Rich: We might see it used outside of football, too. A last-gasp attempt is a common collocation. We might hear politicians speak about last-gasp attempts when referring to last-minute talks to make agreements before deadlines. 

Jack: Let’s move on to our final headline.

Headline 3

Rich: Top two held up in London. 

Jack: Tottenham and Liverpool were surprisingly held to one all draws at the weekend which allowed the chasing pack to close the gap on the top two. Spurs were held at Crystal Palace. Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min combined once again but they were pegged back by a late Palace equaliser. Fulham took a deserved lead against Liverpool who needed a late Mohamed Salah penalty to earn a point.

Laura: A couple of surprising results there, I actually thought Fulham deserved to win. They were unlucky.

Rich: There are no easy matches in the Premier League. 

Jack: I spoke about the chasing pack in the headline. This phrase comes from the animal world.

Laura: A pack is a group of animals which hunt together. You might get a pack of dogs or a pack of wolves.

Rich: To chase means to follow something in order to catch it. Animals chase other animals - predators chase their prey.

Jack: They often chase in packs. When it comes to football - the chasing pack are the teams behind the leaders. The leaders are the prey and the chasing pack are the predators.

Laura: The chasing pack are Leicester, Southampton, Chelsea, Manchester City and United. They are all trying to catch Liverpool and Tottenham.

Rich: Our last phrase this week is another phrasal verb and it’s to peg back. Jack said that Tottenham were pegged back by Crystal Palace.

Jack: To peg back means to stop a team from winning or increasing a lead. One team takes the lead and they get pegged back when the other team scores.

Laura: It’s not exactly the same as equalising though as a team can also be pegged back when they are winning 2-0 to make the score 2-1. It can mean to equalise or reduce the deficit.

Rich: OK. We’ve looked at three stories and six bits of vocabulary in our headlines. The words and phrases we’ve looked at are: a brilliant first-half display, to sweep aside, to close the gap, a last-gasp winner, the chasing pack and to peg back.

Jack: Don’t forget to look at the website for the transcript if you want to check your understanding of this vocabulary.

Prediction

Laura: It’s time for this week’s Premier League prediction. Last week none of us did very well with our prediction for the Manchester Derby.

Rich: It finished nil-nil and nothing really happened. That’s why we haven’t mentioned it. It was rather dull and uneventful.

Jack: Here’s hoping the big match in Matchweek 13 will be more interesting. It’s your turn with the prediction, Laura.

Laura: There are actually two rounds of fixtures this week matchweek 13 in midweek and matchweek 14 at the weekend. There is no doubt that the biggest match of the week is at Anfield where Liverpool face Tottenham. Both teams will be disappointed with draws last weekend but I think Liverpool will be more disappointed because the performance wasn’t great either. Spurs don’t have a great record at Anfield but I have a suspicion that they will get something out of this game. Final score: Liverpool 1-2 Tottenham.

Rich: No, no. The Champions will play like champions in this one. 2-0 to Liverpool.

Jack: You’re going to have to be quick with your predictions because this match is on Wednesday. We want you to make your predictions for this match and all the Matchweek 13 & 14 fixtures on the Premier Skills English website.

Language Challenge

Laura: To finish up the show we’ve got a quick language challenge connected to this week’s vocabulary.

Rich: Earlier we looked at the phrasal verb to peg back. We’re going to give you three more sentences which include phrasal verbs with back.

Jack: We want you to write the missing words in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Laura: Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. _______ back!

Rich: Fire!  _______ back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

Jack: If he’d ______ the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

Laura: We want you to write the answers on the Premier Skills English website where we have some more questions and activities connected to this week’s show.

Rich: Or write your answer on Apple Podcasts if that’s where you listen to us. Just write the answers in the review section and say hi.

Jack: Before we finish we just wanted to say that we hope you found this lesson useful and we hope that all of you stay fit and healthy.

Laura: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Headlines

Saints and Foxes in Champions League places

Jamie Vardy scores for Leicester against Brighton.

Leicester City are up to third place and Southampton up to fourth after 3-0 wins at the weekend. Leicester produced a brilliant first-half display - scoring three times against Brighton. Southampton swept aside bottom club Sheffield United with ease - the Saints have only lost one of their last ten matches.

Headlines

Harder wins award as Chelsea chase United at the top

Chelsea's Pernille Harder has been named women's footballer of the year.

Chelsea’s Pernille Harder was named the world’s best women’s footballer for a second time in three years but it was last year’s winner and teammate Sam Kerr that scored the winning goal on the pitch for the Blues. Chelsea beat Brighton 1-0. Manchester United stay top after a 2-1 win at Reading and Manchester City closed the gap on the top three with a last-gasp winner against Arsenal.

Headlines

Top two held up in London

Bobby Decordova-Reid scored for Fulham in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Tottenham and Liverpool were surprisingly held to one all draws at the weekend which allowed the chasing pack to close the gap on the top two. Spurs were held at Crystal Palace. Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min combined once again but they were pegged back by a late Palace equaliser. Fulham took a deserved lead against Liverpool who needed a late Mohamed Salah penalty to earn a point.

Vocabulary Alert

Language in the headlines

Jeffrey Schlupp scored Palace's equaliser against Tottenham.

We looked at six words and phrases in our headlines that you can learn to improve your English. Take a look at the phrases in bold. Do you understand what they mean?

Leicester produced a brilliant first-half display - scoring three times against Brighton

Southampton swept aside bottom club Sheffield United with ease.

Manchester City closed the gap on the top three with a last-gasp winner against Arsenal

The chasing pack closed the gap on the top two.

Tottenham were pegged back by a late Palace equaliser. 

Prediction

Premier League Predictions: Liverpool v Tottenham

Liverpool take on Tottenham on Wednesday.

The top two clash in Matchweek 13. Laura predicts a win for Spurs while Rich thinks Liverpool will win. Here are the other Premier League fixtures for Matchweek 13 & 14:

Matchweek 13

Wolves v Chelsea

Manchester City v West Brom

Arsenal v Southampton

Leeds v Newcastle

Leicester v Everton

Fulham v Brighton

Liverpool v Tottenham

West Ham v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Burnley

Sheffield United v Manchester United

Southampton celebrate their victory against Sheffield United.

Matchweek 14

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Manchester United v Leeds United

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa

Newcastle v Fulham

Everton v Arsenal

Southampton v Manchester City

Tottenham v Leicester

Chelsea v West Ham

Burnley v Wolves

Brighton v Sheffield United

Talk about the matches and make your predictions in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Language Challenge

Burnley beat Arsenal 1-0.

Jack, Laura and Rich set you a language challenge. In the podcast, we said that Tottenham were pegged back by Crystal Palace. Here are three more sentences which include phrasal verbs with back. Can you guess the missing words?

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. _______ back!

Fire!  _______ back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d ______ the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

Write the correct answer in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Discuss

Talk about the headlines

Aston Villa beat Wolves in the West Midlands Derby.

Jack, Laura and Rich looked at three stories in the news and some vocabulary that might be new to you. Now it's your turn! Have a look at the questions and write your answers in the comments section below.

  1. Which team(s) got pegged back at the weekend?
  2. Which team(s) closed the gap on the leaders at the weekend?
  3. Which team do you think will come out of the chasing pack to challenge for the title?
  4. Talk about this week's Premier League matches and make your predictions.
  5. Can you do our language challenge?

Write your comments and answers in the section below.

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elghoul's picture
elghoul
18/12/2020
DZ
3988
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Hi, all of you. Hope you are fit and healthy

 

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. ____****___ back!

Fire!  __****_____ back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d ___got___ the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.


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elghoul
18/12/2020 12:36
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Hi, all of you. Hope you are fit and healthy

 

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. ____****___ back!

Fire!  __****_____ back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d ___got___ the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

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mobeckham
16/12/2020
TR
6472
points

I think the last sentence in the language challenge is not passed

It must be :
If he’d (*** ) the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.


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mobeckham
16/12/2020 10:30
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

I think the last sentence in the language challenge is not passed

It must be :
If he’d (*** ) the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

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mobeckham
16/12/2020
TR
6472
points

Language Challenge :

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. ( **** ) back!

Fire! ( hold or keep ) back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d ( passed ) the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.


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mobeckham
16/12/2020 10:22
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Language Challenge :

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. ( **** ) back!

Fire! ( hold or keep ) back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d ( passed ) the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

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Navid
16/12/2020
IR
21
points

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. ****** back!

Fire! ****** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d given the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.


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Navid
16/12/2020 10:06
Iran
Manchester United
21

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. ****** back!

Fire! ****** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d given the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

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mobeckham
16/12/2020
TR
6472
points

Gameweek 14 Predictions :

Crystal Palace 2-2 Liverpool
Manchester United 1-1 Leeds United
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Aston Villa
Newcastle 2-1 Fulham
Everton 2-0 Arsenal
Southampton 1-1 Manchester City
Tottenham 2-0 Leicester
Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
Burnley 1-1 Wolves
Brighton 1-3 Sheffield United


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mobeckham
16/12/2020 10:00
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Gameweek 14 Predictions :

Crystal Palace 2-2 Liverpool
Manchester United 1-1 Leeds United
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Aston Villa
Newcastle 2-1 Fulham
Everton 2-0 Arsenal
Southampton 1-1 Manchester City
Tottenham 2-0 Leicester
Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
Burnley 1-1 Wolves
Brighton 1-3 Sheffield United

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marynchukdenys1984
16/12/2020
UA
272
points

Hello everyone, Yesterday I watched the start fixtures in matchweek 13 in the Premier League. Where Wolves produced a brilliant second-half display - scoring a winning goal at the last moment of the game against Chelsea. Definitely deserved to win. And in the second game, Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium faced West Brom. It was very interesting because Manchester scored firstly but didn't sweep underdogs aside, they didn't beat them easier. They were pegged back by a late West Brom equalize. Fortunately, West Brom was very lucky. There are no easy matches in the Premier League. Final score Manchester city 1:1 West Brom. I have a great expectation to watch all the matches. Especially the main match of the week is at Anfield where Liverpool face Tottenham. My prediction Liverpool v Tottenham 2:1


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marynchukdenys1984
16/12/2020 09:58
Ukraine
Liverpool
272

Hello everyone, Yesterday I watched the start fixtures in matchweek 13 in the Premier League. Where Wolves produced a brilliant second-half display - scoring a winning goal at the last moment of the game against Chelsea. Definitely deserved to win. And in the second game, Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium faced West Brom. It was very interesting because Manchester scored firstly but didn't sweep underdogs aside, they didn't beat them easier. They were pegged back by a late West Brom equalize. Fortunately, West Brom was very lucky. There are no easy matches in the Premier League. Final score Manchester city 1:1 West Brom. I have a great expectation to watch all the matches. Especially the main match of the week is at Anfield where Liverpool face Tottenham. My prediction Liverpool v Tottenham 2:1

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Richard
16/12/2020
AR
30
points

Yes, it was a great display by Wolves! Good use of the new words and phrases in your message!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Richard
16/12/2020 12:48
Argentina
Brighton and Hove Albion
30

Yes, it was a great display by Wolves! Good use of the new words and phrases in your message!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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mobeckham
16/12/2020
TR
6472
points

Gameweek 13 Predictions :

Wolves 2-1 Chelsea
Manchester City 1-1 West Brom
Arsenal 1-2 Southampton
Leeds 2-2 Newcastle
Leicester 1-1 Everton
Fulham 0-0 Brighton
Liverpool 1-3 Tottenham
West Ham 1-0 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley
Sheffield United 1-3 Manchester United


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
16/12/2020 09:58
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Gameweek 13 Predictions :

Wolves 2-1 Chelsea
Manchester City 1-1 West Brom
Arsenal 1-2 Southampton
Leeds 2-2 Newcastle
Leicester 1-1 Everton
Fulham 0-0 Brighton
Liverpool 1-3 Tottenham
West Ham 1-0 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley
Sheffield United 1-3 Manchester United

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mobeckham
16/12/2020
TR
6472
points

1. Tottenham and Fulham were pegged back at the last 10 minutes of the game by a late Palace and Liverpool equalisers.
Both games ended up in a 1-1 draw.

2. The Foxes and The Saints closed the gap on the leaders at the weekend and this season seems so close and interesting to watch and it's so unpredictable.

3. I think our Manchester United will come out of the chasing pack and hopefully challenge for the title if we get 3 points from The Blades on Thursday.


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mobeckham
16/12/2020 09:56
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

1. Tottenham and Fulham were pegged back at the last 10 minutes of the game by a late Palace and Liverpool equalisers.
Both games ended up in a 1-1 draw.

2. The Foxes and The Saints closed the gap on the leaders at the weekend and this season seems so close and interesting to watch and it's so unpredictable.

3. I think our Manchester United will come out of the chasing pack and hopefully challenge for the title if we get 3 points from The Blades on Thursday.

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hsn
16/12/2020
TR
4431
points

1- My team-:)
2- Chelsea and M.City.
3-Liverpool.
4- Prediction:
(Leicester 2 - Everton 2) and (Liverpool 2 –Tottenham 1)

Everton got the wind at its back with new manager. Arsenal close to bottom side and should produce a display next weeks. They have been swept aside many times. Immediately they should close gap on opponents in points. Chelsea and two teams of Manchester might get to top spot of the table this season. Liverpool on a stable line as they used to be and also assertive this year. Spurs and Reds might pegged back by Chelsea and M.City.

5-Language challenge;

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it **** back!
Fire! ***** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.
If he’d PASS the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

P.S.

 Congratulations! Mrs/Miss Pernille Harder.The world’s best women’s footballer .

 In business life, chasing pack (predator) are deputy managers and the prays are managers-:)

 False friend- In our language “Gasp” means seize by force . Like last minutes winner in football -:)


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hsn
16/12/2020 06:44
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4431

1- My team-:)
2- Chelsea and M.City.
3-Liverpool.
4- Prediction:
(Leicester 2 - Everton 2) and (Liverpool 2 –Tottenham 1)

Everton got the wind at its back with new manager. Arsenal close to bottom side and should produce a display next weeks. They have been swept aside many times. Immediately they should close gap on opponents in points. Chelsea and two teams of Manchester might get to top spot of the table this season. Liverpool on a stable line as they used to be and also assertive this year. Spurs and Reds might pegged back by Chelsea and M.City.

5-Language challenge;

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it **** back!
Fire! ***** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.
If he’d PASS the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

P.S.

 Congratulations! Mrs/Miss Pernille Harder.The world’s best women’s footballer .

 In business life, chasing pack (predator) are deputy managers and the prays are managers-:)

 False friend- In our language “Gasp” means seize by force . Like last minutes winner in football -:)

sugarboy
15/12/2020
HK
2
points

Hi All,

I'm Anthony from HK. I really love your podcast!

My prediction for Liverpool v Tottenham is Liverpool 2 - 3 Tottenham.

Language challenge
# Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. go back!
# Fire! **** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.
# If he’d pass the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.


sugarboy
15/12/2020 14:47
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Arsenal
2

Hi All,

I'm Anthony from HK. I really love your podcast!

My prediction for Liverpool v Tottenham is Liverpool 2 - 3 Tottenham.

Language challenge
# Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. go back!
# Fire! **** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.
# If he’d pass the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

sugarboy
15/12/2020
HK
2
points

Hi all,

I'm Anthony from HK. I really love your podcast! Keep it up!

My prediction for Liverpool vs Tottenham is 2:3.

Language challenge
Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. Go back!

Fire! ***** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d pass the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.


sugarboy
15/12/2020 14:44
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Arsenal
2

Hi all,

I'm Anthony from HK. I really love your podcast! Keep it up!

My prediction for Liverpool vs Tottenham is 2:3.

Language challenge
Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. Go back!

Fire! ***** back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

If he’d pass the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Leicester, Liverpool and Chelsea will come out of the chasing pack to challenge for the title. Perhaps ManCity too.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 13:48
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Leicester, Liverpool and Chelsea will come out of the chasing pack to challenge for the title. Perhaps ManCity too.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Matchweek 14

 

Crystal Palace 2 : 2 Liverpool


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 13:45
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Matchweek 14

 

Crystal Palace 2 : 2 Liverpool

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Matchweek 14

 

Manchester United 2 : 0 Leeds United

West Bromwich Albion 1 : 2 Aston Villa

Newcastle 1 : 0 Fulham

Everton 2 : 1 Arsenal

Southampton 1 : 2 Manchester City

Tottenham 2 : 0 Leicester

Chelsea 2 : 2 West Ham

Burnley 0 : 0 Wolves

Brighton 2 : 0 Sheffield United


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 13:44
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Matchweek 14

 

Manchester United 2 : 0 Leeds United

West Bromwich Albion 1 : 2 Aston Villa

Newcastle 1 : 0 Fulham

Everton 2 : 1 Arsenal

Southampton 1 : 2 Manchester City

Tottenham 2 : 0 Leicester

Chelsea 2 : 2 West Ham

Burnley 0 : 0 Wolves

Brighton 2 : 0 Sheffield United

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Yoshichika
15/12/2020
JP
76
points

Hi, all,
My prediction for Liverpool v Tottenham is Liverpool 2 - 1 Tottenham.

Language challenge
# Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. **** back!
# Fire! Turn back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.
# If he’d gotten the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.


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Yoshichika
15/12/2020 07:43
Japan
Liverpool
76

Hi, all,
My prediction for Liverpool v Tottenham is Liverpool 2 - 1 Tottenham.

Language challenge
# Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. **** back!
# Fire! Turn back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.
# If he’d gotten the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker.

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admin
15/12/2020
GB
496
points

Hi Yoshichika

Turn back is a good suggestion. It's not the phrasal verb that we were looking for, but I think it works well.

Also, we had a different verb in mind for the last one. However, your suggestion is totally acceptable. 

Thanks

Jack


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admin
15/12/2020 11:54
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

Hi Yoshichika

Turn back is a good suggestion. It's not the phrasal verb that we were looking for, but I think it works well.

Also, we had a different verb in mind for the last one. However, your suggestion is totally acceptable. 

Thanks

Jack

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Liverpool 3 : 1 Tottenham

Mane, Wijnaldum, Salah,  Son.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 02:08
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Liverpool 3 : 1 Tottenham

Mane, Wijnaldum, Salah,  Son.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Manchester City 3 : 0 West Brom

Arsenal 1 : 1 Southampton

Leeds 1 : 0 Newcastle

Leicester 2 : 1 Everton

Fulham 1 : 1 Brighton

West Ham 0 : 1 Crystal Palace

Aston Villa 1 : 0 Burnley

Sheffield United 1 : 4 Manchester United


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 02:07
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Manchester City 3 : 0 West Brom

Arsenal 1 : 1 Southampton

Leeds 1 : 0 Newcastle

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

If he’d *** the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 02:05
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

If he’d *** the ball back it would have been an easy finish for the striker

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admin
15/12/2020
GB
496
points

How did you get this? Well done! I thought that this one was too difficult and there were too many possible answers. Have you been talking to Rich?

Thanks

Jack 


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admin
15/12/2020 12:00
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

How did you get this? Well done! I thought that this one was too difficult and there were too many possible answers. Have you been talking to Rich?

Thanks

Jack 

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

I've just remembered one of PSE's posts on the expression. Thanks a million for posting this. :-) 


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 12:11
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

I've just remembered one of PSE's posts on the expression. Thanks a million for posting this. :-) 

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Fire!  Go (get) back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 02:04
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Fire!  Go (get) back! Let me get the fire extinguisher.

admin's picture
admin
15/12/2020
GB
496
points

Get back would be perfect here. I didn't swap the letters with * because we were thinking of another phrasal verb that means keep away or rather keep a safe distance from something dangerous.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Jack


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admin
15/12/2020 12:01
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

Get back would be perfect here. I didn't swap the letters with * because we were thinking of another phrasal verb that means keep away or rather keep a safe distance from something dangerous.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Jack

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Stay back.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 12:08
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Stay back.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. **** back!


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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 02:03
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Don’t go! I didn’t mean it. **** back!

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