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This Week: Festive Fixtures

This Week: Festive Fixtures

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: Festive Fixtures

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 the Premier League matches that were played over the Christmas holiday period in the UK - the festive fixtures.

Rich: First of all, we’d like to say Happy New Year to all our listeners.

Jack: Yes, Happy New Year! We hope all of you have a great 2021.

Laura: All three of us hope you achieve everything you set out to achieve this year including learning lots and lots of English.

Jack: OK, so we’re going to look at three headlines from the action over the holidays 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 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: festive fixtures, Boxing Day, a run of form, back to back wins, the transfer window and on loan.

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: United turn up the heat on Liverpool.

Laura: Manchester United had a successful holiday period as they picked up seven points out of nine to go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table. An impressive two-all draw with Leicester on Boxing Day was followed up with home wins against Wolves and Aston Villa. 

Rich: A great holiday season for Manchester United - only a month ago United fans were worried where the team were going but they are right back up there at the top all of a sudden.

Jack: Yes, a great holiday period. That’s what Laura said in the headline and then Rich said holiday season. 

Laura: These phrases holiday season and holiday period are used to talk about the period of time in the UK when there are lots of public holidays and festivals at the end of December and the beginning of January.

Rich: Schools are closed and lots of people are off work during this time but not footballers.

Jack: No, the holiday season is actually a very busy time for football. There were three rounds of Premier League matches over the holiday period.

Laura: These are often referred to as festive fixtures. That’s our first phrase this week and what we’ve called this episode.

Rich: A fixture is a planned or scheduled sports match and festive is an adjective used in the UK to describe things that are connected to Christmas.

Jack: So, festive fixtures are the matches that are played during the holiday season or Christmas period.

Laura: The most traditional date for festive football fixtures Is Boxing Day which is the 26th of December. United drew two-all with Leicester on Boxing Day.

Rich: Boxing Day the 26th of December is a public holiday in the UK and there is always a lot of professional sport played on this day.

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

Headline 2

Laura: Arsenal fans get some Christmas cheer.

Rich: Arsenal were the only Premier League team to win all three of their festive fixtures as the Gunners ended their miserable run of form. After seven games without a win, Arsenal bounced back over Christmas with a 3-1 home win against Chelsea followed by back to back away wins against Brighton and West Brom.

Jack: A great return to form for Arsenal. The team gave me something to celebrate at last.

Laura: The Premier League is so close this season. Before Christmas Arsenal were worried about relegation and now they’re just six points off the Champions League places.

Rich: OK, let’s look at some language. We said that Arsenal ended their miserable run of form.

Jack: Miserable is used to describe something that is depressing or uncomfortable or to describe someone who is sad or unhappy. 

Laura: Arsenal’s miserable performances had been making their fans miserable.

Jack: Yes, but that run of form has ended now so I’m much happier.

Rich: Form has lots of meanings but one way we use the word is to describe performance over a period of time. We can say a team or a player is in good form or bad form which means they have been playing well or badly recently.

Laura: A run can describe a series of failures or successes. Someone can have a run of good luck or a team can go on an unbeaten run.

Jack: In the headline, Rich said Arsenal ended their miserable run of form. I’m very happy about this.

Rich: The other phrase we want to look at from this headline is back to back. I said that Arsenal got back to back away wins.

Laura: If we say something is back to back two things happen directly after each other. 

Jack: Arsenal won back to back away matches over the holiday season. They beat Brighton and then they beat West Brom.

Laura: You sound very happy about that. Let’s move on to our final headline.

Headline 3

Rich: Who will be on the move in January?

Laura: The January transfer window is open. Premier League clubs have until February the first to buy and sell in the transfer window. Most clubs will do some business. Some players will move out on loan while some players will make permanent moves.

Jack: It will be interesting to see who moves where in January. I’d like to see Arsenal buy a creative midfielder.

Rich: I think Liverpool need a central defender to cover for injuries.

Laura: Manchester United could get a defender in but I don’t think we’ll see too many done deals in January.

Jack: We want to look at two phrases from our final headline: transfer window and on loan.

Rich: The transfer window is the period of time that clubs are allowed to make transfers. There is one transfer window in the summer and another in January.

Laura: Players can’t move clubs outside of the transfer window.

Jack: The other phrase is on loan. A player is on loan at one club when they are only there temporarily not permanently. One club has loaned a player to another.

Rich: Ross Barkley is on loan at Aston Villa. He is actually a Chelsea player. Dani Ceballos is on loan at Arsenal. He’s actually a Real Madrid player.

Laura: One of our questions for you on the website this week is which players you’d like your club to sign during the transfer window.

Jack: OK. We’ve looked at three stories and six bits of vocabulary in our headlines. The words and phrases we’ve looked at were: festive fixtures, Boxing Day, a run of form, back to back wins, the transfer window and on loan.

Rich: Listen to the headlines again to hear these words and phrases in context and don’t forget to look at the website for the transcript if you want to check your understanding of this vocabulary.

Headline 1

Jack: United turn up the heat on Liverpool.

Laura: Manchester United had a successful holiday period as they picked up seven points out of nine to go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table. An impressive two-all draw with Leicester on Boxing Day was followed up with home wins against Wolves and Aston Villa. 

Headline 2

Laura: Arsenal fans get some Christmas cheer.

Rich: Arsenal were the only Premier League team to win all three of their festive fixtures as the Gunners ended their miserable run of form. After seven games without a win, Arsenal bounced back over Christmas with a 3-1 home win against Chelsea followed by back to back away wins against Brighton and West Brom.

Headline 3

Rich: Who will be on the move in January?

Laura: The January transfer window is open. Premier League clubs have until February the first to buy and sell in the transfer window. Most clubs will do some business. Some players will move out on loan while some players will make permanent moves.

Prediction

Laura: Thanks for all your predictions for the festive fixtures. This weekend sees Premier League teams play in the third round of the FA cup and there are always some interesting matches.

Rich: Yes, I love these types of matches. Premier League teams up against smaller clubs from semi-professional or amateur leagues.

Jack: The match I’m most looking forward to is Marine against Tottenham.

Laura: Marine? Who are they?

Rich: Marine play in the Northern Premier League Division One North West. That is a regional division and is at the eighth level of English football. They usually have about 300 fans watching them when fans are allowed in.

Jack: So, you think they are going to cause a shock and beat Tottenham?

Rich: No, but it will be a great occasion. 

Laura: So, what’s your prediction then?

Rich: I’m not going to make a prediction. What I want our listeners to do this week is to find something out about a team from a lower division. A team that a Premier League team is playing in the FA Cup this weekend.

Jack: Great idea. Tell us what you find out about this club in the comments section 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 spoke about Boxing Day. We’re going to give you three more sentences which include festival days in the UK. 

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

Laura: I love ________ Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

Rich: No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid I used to get a card on _________ Day from every girl in my class.

Jack: I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on _________ Day.

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

United turn up the heat on Liverpool

Manchester United had a great Christmas!

Manchester United had a successful holiday period as they picked up seven points out of nine to go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table. An impressive two-all draw with Leicester on Boxing Day was followed up with home wins against Wolves and Aston Villa

Headlines

Arsenal fans get some Christmas cheer

Alexandre Lacazette scores against Chelsea.

Arsenal were the only Premier League team to win all three of their festive fixtures as the Gunners ended their miserable run of form. After seven games without a win, Arsenal bounced back over Christmas with a 3-1 home win against Chelsea followed by back to back away wins against Brighton and West Brom.

Headlines

Who will be on the move in January?

Leicester City are in third place in the Premier League.

The January transfer window is open. Premier League clubs have until February the first to buy and sell in the transfer window. Most clubs will do some business. Some players will move out on loan while some players will make permanent moves.

Vocabulary Alert

Language in the headlines

Eberechi Eze scored one of the best goals of the holiday season for Crystal Palace

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?

Manchester United drew two-all with Leicester on Boxing Day.

Arsenal were the only Premier League team to win all three of their festive fixtures.

The Gunners ended their miserable run of form.

Arsenal got back to back away wins against Brighton and West Brom.

The January transfer window is open.

Some players will move out on loan while some players will make permanent moves.

Prediction

FA Cup Predictions: Marine v Tottenham

Tottenham visit Marine in the FA Cup this weekend.

This weekend is the third round of the FA Cup where the biggest teams in England play some of the smallest. Take a look at some of the fixtures below and find out more about a club in bold you know nothing about!

FA Cup third round

Marine v Tottenham

Everton v Rotherham United

Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United

Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons

Southampton v Shrewsbury Town

Chelsea v Morecambe

Crawley Town v Leeds United

Newport County v Brighton

Stockport County v West Ham

Talk about the matches and let us know what you find out about some of these clubs in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Language Challenge

West Ham scored a late winner against Everton.

Jack, Laura and Rich set you a language challenge. In the podcast, we spoke about Boxing Day. Here are three more sentences which include festival days. Can you guess the missing days?

I love ________ Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on _________ Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on _________ Day.

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

Discuss

Talk about the headlines

Can Manchester United win the Premier League this season?

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. Are there football matches at festival times in your country?
  2. Which team ended a miserable run of form with back to back wins?
  3. Who do you want your club to sign in the transfer window?
  4. Tell us about a small club that are facing a Premier League team in the FA Cup this weekend.
  5. Can you do our language challenge?

Write your comments and answers in the section below.

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Rich's picture
Rich
11/01/2021
ES
517
points

Hi everyone,

Here are the answers to the language challenge in this episode:

Language Challenge :

I love New Year's  Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on Valentine's Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on April Fools'  Day.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
11/01/2021 20:56
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi everyone,

Here are the answers to the language challenge in this episode:

Language Challenge :

I love New Year's  Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on Valentine's Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on April Fools'  Day.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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mobeckham
11/01/2021
TR
5593
points

Language Challenge :

I love *** ***** Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on **** ***** Day.


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mobeckham
11/01/2021 18:24
Turkey
Manchester United
5593

Language Challenge :

I love *** ***** Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on **** ***** Day.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/01/2021
TR
5593
points

4. Crawley Town surprised everyone and nicked a win from Leeds United and it was a big win from the underdogs.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/01/2021 17:57
Turkey
Manchester United
5593

4. Crawley Town surprised everyone and nicked a win from Leeds United and it was a big win from the underdogs.

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mobeckham
11/01/2021
TR
5593
points

1. In Turkey , it is usually a holiday time and no matches for two weeks but there were matches behind closed doors this year because it's an exceptional year and exceptional season in Super Lig as well because we are having 21 teams and it should be only 18 but this year 4 teams will be relegated and will be 20 teams from next season.

2. Arsenal ended a miserable run of form and they got back to back wins.

3. We should sign a solid defender such as Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and my dream sign would be Erling Håland up front.


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mobeckham
11/01/2021 17:54
Turkey
Manchester United
5593

1. In Turkey , it is usually a holiday time and no matches for two weeks but there were matches behind closed doors this year because it's an exceptional year and exceptional season in Super Lig as well because we are having 21 teams and it should be only 18 but this year 4 teams will be relegated and will be 20 teams from next season.

2. Arsenal ended a miserable run of form and they got back to back wins.

3. We should sign a solid defender such as Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and my dream sign would be Erling Håland up front.

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elghoul
08/01/2021
DZ
3926
points

Happy New Year.

Our football teams are struggling during this pandemic period.

Arsenal ended their miserable run of form during these festive matches.

I want City signing Vardy from Leicester even if that would be incredible.


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elghoul
08/01/2021 17:48
Algeria
Manchester City
3926

Happy New Year.

Our football teams are struggling during this pandemic period.

Arsenal ended their miserable run of form during these festive matches.

I want City signing Vardy from Leicester even if that would be incredible.

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elghoul
08/01/2021
DZ
3926
points

I love *** ****'*  day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

I used to love playing jokes and tricks on my parents on ***** ***** Day

No, I'm not joking. When I was a kid I used to get a card on Thanksgiving Day from every girl in my class.


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elghoul
08/01/2021 17:31
Algeria
Manchester City
3926

I love *** ****'*  day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

I used to love playing jokes and tricks on my parents on ***** ***** Day

No, I'm not joking. When I was a kid I used to get a card on Thanksgiving Day from every girl in my class.

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Guilherme Souza
06/01/2021
BR
6
points

Happy new year for all!
I love this podcast, a lot!!!
The matches on the holiday period were amazing, especially Chelsea against Arsenal.


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Guilherme Souza
06/01/2021 20:58
Brazil
Liverpool
6

Happy new year for all!
I love this podcast, a lot!!!
The matches on the holiday period were amazing, especially Chelsea against Arsenal.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/01/2021
UA
5626
points

I love *** ***** Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/01/2021 05:07
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

I love *** ***** Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
06/01/2021
UA
5626
points

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on ***** ***** Day.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
06/01/2021 05:06
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on ***** ***** Day.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
06/01/2021
UA
5626
points

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/01/2021 05:05
Ukraine
Liverpool
5626

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.

ismailfaruqi
06/01/2021
ID
9
points

Are there football matches at festival times in your country?
My country doesn't have any football matches at festival times, but every villages often have a local competition in order to celebrate Independence Day.

Which team ended a miserable run of form with back to back wins?
Arsenal

Who do you want your club to sign in the transfer window?
I am expecting Manchester United could sign the new defender and I think Raphael Varane can become the best option for that.

Tell us about a small club that are facing a Premier League team in the FA Cup this weekend.
I think that the small club facing the premier league team doesn't have many possibilities to win. But, they are always giving us a shocking game. Hopefully the FA cup this week could give us a surprise result.

Can you do our language challenge?
I read a news from SkySport, I found interesting news about Marine v Tottenham. It is about Jamie Carragher who sponsor Marine to make sure that they could tie up with Tottenham this week. I am really happy with Jamie's move to sponsor for Marine because for Marine to be played on FA Cup could become their ticket to get more income and it could make a valuable experience for the players.

I am sorry if my English is bad. I hope you could give me some insight to improve my English. Thank you


ismailfaruqi
06/01/2021 04:12
Indonesia
Manchester United
9

Are there football matches at festival times in your country?
My country doesn't have any football matches at festival times, but every villages often have a local competition in order to celebrate Independence Day.

Which team ended a miserable run of form with back to back wins?
Arsenal

Who do you want your club to sign in the transfer window?
I am expecting Manchester United could sign the new defender and I think Raphael Varane can become the best option for that.

Tell us about a small club that are facing a Premier League team in the FA Cup this weekend.
I think that the small club facing the premier league team doesn't have many possibilities to win. But, they are always giving us a shocking game. Hopefully the FA cup this week could give us a surprise result.

Can you do our language challenge?
I read a news from SkySport, I found interesting news about Marine v Tottenham. It is about Jamie Carragher who sponsor Marine to make sure that they could tie up with Tottenham this week. I am really happy with Jamie's move to sponsor for Marine because for Marine to be played on FA Cup could become their ticket to get more income and it could make a valuable experience for the players.

I am sorry if my English is bad. I hope you could give me some insight to improve my English. Thank you

ismailfaruqi
06/01/2021
ID
9
points

I love Boxing Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on ***** ***** Day.


ismailfaruqi
06/01/2021 00:48
Indonesia
Manchester United
9

I love Boxing Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on ***** ***** Day.

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hsn
05/01/2021
TR
1610
points

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR TEACHERS. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL LIFE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN 2021-:)

1- There is no special football organization for festival times here. But during the break time of season in January some teams arrange private football organizations in which generally 4-6 teams compete.

2-ARSENAL

3- Tottenham should transfer a "two-way play" midfielder who helps defence and assists strikers.

4- I think FA Cup matches provide advertisement opportunity for smallest teams even they have no chance to win. It's also give a chance to the young players of small teams who want to get promotion and to play at the Premier League.

5-
 I love *** ***** Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.
 No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.
 I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on HALLOWEEN Day.

PHRASES;

• I set out to achieve reducing my weight by running more than usual .

• After ending its miserable run of form , my team (in Turkey) Beşiktaş got level on points with leader at the top of the table last week .

• In U.K. during the holiday season included “The Boxing Day”, Premer League teams have a lot of matches in a short time. I call it a busy festive fixtures.

• In finance, importer’s and expoter's banks open L/C mutually which is called back to back transaction..

FA Cup teams;
I know Keynes from Fiscal lessons in university-:) I also heard Bristol Rovers.

P.S.

Congratulation! Marcus Rashford-Manchester United. “The Footballer of The Year” selected by “The Guardian”. He helped to the poor people during the pandemic period.

o Puzzle -"How I wish I could calculate pi ?"
Easy-:) Just count letters of each word in this sentence. (3.141592)


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hsn
05/01/2021 18:45
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
1610

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR TEACHERS. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL LIFE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN 2021-:)

1- There is no special football organization for festival times here. But during the break time of season in January some teams arrange private football organizations in which generally 4-6 teams compete.

2-ARSENAL

3- Tottenham should transfer a "two-way play" midfielder who helps defence and assists strikers.

4- I think FA Cup matches provide advertisement opportunity for smallest teams even they have no chance to win. It's also give a chance to the young players of small teams who want to get promotion and to play at the Premier League.

5-
 I love *** ***** Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.
 No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on ********** Day from every girl in my class.
 I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on HALLOWEEN Day.

PHRASES;

• I set out to achieve reducing my weight by running more than usual .

• After ending its miserable run of form , my team (in Turkey) Beşiktaş got level on points with leader at the top of the table last week .

• In U.K. during the holiday season included “The Boxing Day”, Premer League teams have a lot of matches in a short time. I call it a busy festive fixtures.

• In finance, importer’s and expoter's banks open L/C mutually which is called back to back transaction..

FA Cup teams;
I know Keynes from Fiscal lessons in university-:) I also heard Bristol Rovers.

P.S.

Congratulation! Marcus Rashford-Manchester United. “The Footballer of The Year” selected by “The Guardian”. He helped to the poor people during the pandemic period.

o Puzzle -"How I wish I could calculate pi ?"
Easy-:) Just count letters of each word in this sentence. (3.141592)

Vic
05/01/2021
MX
422
points

I love boxing Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on christmas Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on christmas Day.


Vic
05/01/2021 16:35
Mexico
Liverpool
422

I love boxing Day because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid, I used to get a card on christmas Day from every girl in my class.

I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on christmas Day.

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Navid
05/01/2021
IR
19
points

I'm not sure if this fits the challenge that Rich has given us but I was listening to talkSport yesterday and they brought on someone from Grimsby Town and the host asked him about their best player and it was interesting to hear that he said their best player and actually their current top scorer is Matthew Pollock, a 19yo defender who has only scored three goals so far. Grimsby Town is playing in League 2 and they are now in 23th place of the table so it's likely that they'll get relegated to the national league at the end of the season.


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Navid
05/01/2021 06:43
Iran
Manchester United
19

I'm not sure if this fits the challenge that Rich has given us but I was listening to talkSport yesterday and they brought on someone from Grimsby Town and the host asked him about their best player and it was interesting to hear that he said their best player and actually their current top scorer is Matthew Pollock, a 19yo defender who has only scored three goals so far. Grimsby Town is playing in League 2 and they are now in 23th place of the table so it's likely that they'll get relegated to the national league at the end of the season.

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Rich
05/01/2021
ES
517
points

Hi Navid, 

Yes, this is the kind of challenge I was thinking about - asking everyone to do a little research on a smaller club whether they are playing in the FA Cup this weekend or not. 

I know that Grimsby is on the east coast of England and the fishing industry is important in the area. Grimsby Town have played in the top division but it was many years ago. Bill Shankly managed Grimsby before he went on to be one of Liverpool's great managers in the 60s and 70s.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
05/01/2021 10:07
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi Navid, 

Yes, this is the kind of challenge I was thinking about - asking everyone to do a little research on a smaller club whether they are playing in the FA Cup this weekend or not. 

I know that Grimsby is on the east coast of England and the fishing industry is important in the area. Grimsby Town have played in the top division but it was many years ago. Bill Shankly managed Grimsby before he went on to be one of Liverpool's great managers in the 60s and 70s.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Navid
05/01/2021
IR
19
points

Laura: I love Holiday because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

Rich: No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid I used to get a card on Boxing Day from every girl in my class.

Jack: I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on ***** ***** Day.


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Navid
05/01/2021 06:23
Iran
Manchester United
19

Laura: I love Holiday because I stay in bed until really late after going to a party the night before.

Rich: No, I’m not joking. When I was a kid I used to get a card on Boxing Day from every girl in my class.

Jack: I used to love playing tricks and jokes on my parents on ***** ***** Day.

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Yoshichika
05/01/2021
JP
64
points

In Japan, there is a big championship final match, "The Emperor's Cup" on January 1st.
This match is a New Year's day tradition.


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Yoshichika
05/01/2021 00:05
Japan
Liverpool
64

In Japan, there is a big championship final match, "The Emperor's Cup" on January 1st.
This match is a New Year's day tradition.

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Rich
05/01/2021
ES
517
points

Who won the final this year?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
05/01/2021 09:53
Spain
Liverpool
517

Who won the final this year?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Yoshichika
05/01/2021
JP
64
points

Hi Rich and team,

About "The Emperor's Cup" on January 1st, "Kawasaki Frontale" won the championship this year.
Kawasaki Frontale has won the league title(division 1, "J1"), so this team has achieved two crowns.

Thank you!!


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Yoshichika
05/01/2021 14:22
Japan
Liverpool
64

Hi Rich and team,

About "The Emperor's Cup" on January 1st, "Kawasaki Frontale" won the championship this year.
Kawasaki Frontale has won the league title(division 1, "J1"), so this team has achieved two crowns.

Thank you!!

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