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This Week: Football Phrasal Verbs 1

This Week: Football Phrasal Verbs 1

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: Football Phrasal Verbs 1 

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 women’s super league and phrasal verbs.

Jack: We’re going to look at three headlines from the weekend’s action and look at some phrasal verbs we use in those headlines.

Laura: Lots of learners have told us that they’d like some help with phrasal verbs so over the next few weeks we’re going to look at six different phrasal verbs in each episode of This Week.

Jack: We’ve called them phrasal verbs here but they are also called multi-word verbs. Multi-word verbs are verbs with one or two particles or prepositions.

Rich: There are three types of multi-word verbs: phrasal verbs, prepositional verbs and phrasal-prepositional verbs. Sometimes, the name ‘phrasal verb’ is used to refer to all three types.

Laura: We think it’s easier to call all three types phrasal verbs so that’s what we’re going to do.

Rich: We want you to use and practise these phrasal verbs by interacting with football 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: So ... this week we are looking at six phrasal verbs. The phrasal verbs we look at are: to break down, to put in, to take back, to link up, to end up and to get over.

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: City head to the top of Super League.

Laura: Manchester City left it late but finally broke down a strong Reading defence when Chloe Kelly scored an 87th-minute winner. Reading put in a great defensive performance but couldn’t stop City from moving to the top of the table.

Rich: That was City’s eleventh straight win in the Women’s Super League.

Jack: It’s interesting how we use the word straight in that sentence. It was City’s eleventh straight win. It means they have only won and not done anything differently. 

Laura: Yes, a team could be on a run of five straight wins, five straight defeats or even five straight draws.

Rich: Let’s look at some more language from our first headline. There are two phrasal verbs I want to look at: break down and put in.

Jack: Let’s start with to break down. It’s got a few meanings - the most common that you probably know already is connected to cars and machinery.

Laura: My car broke down on the way to work.

Rich: Oh no! What’s wrong with it?

Laura: I’m not really sure. It’s at the garage now. I hope it’s not too expensive to fix.

Jack: This is the most common meaning but we’ll focus on how it was used in the headline as break down has a different meaning here. Laura said City finally broke down a strong Reading defence.

Laura: In this sentence to break down means to destroy something or to make something disappear. City destroyed or broke Reading’s defence near the end of the match.

Rich: We often use the words resistance and opposition with break down when talking about a team that finally scores against a strong defence. 

Jack: We say things like the team finally broke down the opposition or the team finally broke down the opposition’s resistance.

Laura: We use this outside of football, too especially when we talk about feelings about something. A government or company might want to break down resistance or opposition to something.

Rich: The second phrasal verb we used in the headline was to put in. Let’s look at that now. 

Jack: Laura said Reading put in a great defensive performance.

Laura: Again put in has lots of meanings so we’re just going to look at one here. In the example, we were saying that Reading spent a lot of time and effort defending in the match.  

Rich: So to put in is often connected to effort. We can say things like I put in a 12 hour day at the office yesterday or I’m putting in a lot of work to improve my English.

Jack: It’s a phrase that is often used in football and is a bit of a cliche when a player who has worked hard is substituted. The commentator will often say ‘she’s a put a real shift in today’ which means that she has worked really hard.

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

Headline 2 

Laura: Kerr and Kirby star again for Chelsea.

Rich: Just 24 hours after being pushed into second place, Chelsea took back top spot with a 2-0 win against Aston Villa. Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby linked up for both goals with Kerr netting twice and Kirby providing the assists. 

Jack: Another win for Chelsea. They also have the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final to look forward to this week.

Laura: Yes, against Wolfsburg in Germany they are 2-1 up so it will be great to see if Chelsea can get through to the next round.

Rich: Let’s look at two more phrasal verbs from the headline. The first is to take back. I said that Chelsea took back top spot.

Jack: To take back in this example means to get possession of something again - to reclaim something that you had before.

Laura: Chelsea were in first place but then Manchester City moved to the top but then Chelsea took back top spot.

Jack: The other phrasal verb I want to look at is to link up. Rich said that Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr linked up for both goals.

Rich: To link up means to join and to work together. Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr worked together to score Chelsea’s goals. They link up really well and have created and scored lots of goals for Chelsea this season.

Laura: We can use it outside of football, too. Two separate companies might link up to offer customers something new, singers might link up from time to time to do songs together or different groups of people might link up for a demonstration or protest against something.

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

Headline 3

Rich: Arsenal win North London Derby.

Jack: Arsenal came out on top at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as they beat Spurs three-nil in a match that could have ended up with even more goals for the away team. Arsenal have got over their bad form from earlier in the season and recorded a fourth straight win with goals from Caitlin Foord, Vivianne Miedema and Katie McCabe.

Laura: Arsenal are chasing Manchester United hard for that third Champions League spot and it was good to see this match being played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Rich: Yes, and Manchester United’s match was played at Old Trafford - the first-ever time the women’s team have played there. United beat West Ham 2-0.

Laura: Lauren James will go down in the record books as the first woman to score a goal in a league match at Old Trafford.

Jack: OK, we want to look at two more phrasal verbs we used in this headline. The first is to end up. I said that the match could have ended up with even more goals.

Laura: When we use the phrasal verb end up we are talking about how something finishes or ends. If a match ends up 2-2 that’s how the match finishes - it’s the final result.

Rich: It’s a useful phrasal verb which we can use in different ways. Have a listen to these examples:

Jack: We spent ages looking around for a nice restaurant and ended up in a little Italian next to the river. It was really nice.

Laura: I’m trying to use less plastic because a lot of it ends up in the sea and it’s awful for the environment.

Rich: He said he’d help but I ended up doing all the work myself.

Jack: The final phrasal verb I want to look at this week is to get over. We used it in the headline when I said Arsenal have got over their bad form earlier in the season.

Laura: To get over is used when something bad has happened and you’ve recovered from it.

Rich: You might need to get over an illness. You could say I’ve just got over a bad cold or the flu for example.

Jack: And it can also be used to describe recovering from problems at work or in your personal life. 

Laura: Arsenal weren’t playing very well earlier in the season but they’ve got over this and are now playing really well.

Rich: OK. We’ve looked at three stories and lots of vocabulary in our headlines. This week we looked at six phrasal verbs. The phrasal verbs we looked at were: to break down, to put in, to take back, to link up, to end up and to get over.

Jack: 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.

Headlines - Repeat
Prediction

Laura: It’s time for our football prediction. Last week Jack predicted a 3-0 win to Arsenal in the North London Derby and Arsenal won 3-0.

Jack: What a prediction! And what a result for Arsenal!

Rich: So Jack, that means that you get to choose the match for this week’s prediction. 

Jack: Yes, OK, well, I could go with Arsenal again because they’re playing Liverpool but I think I’m going to make a prediction for Leicester against Manchester City. I think Leicester could cause Manchester City some problems - they beat them 5-2 earlier in the season in a real shock so I’m going to go for another surprise. Final score: Leicester City 3-1 Manchester City.

Laura: I’m going to stick with Manchester City - they never lose. 2-0 to Manchester City.

Rich: That leaves me with the draw. One-all.

Jack: What do you think the score will be? Do you agree with me, Rich or Laura?

Laura: We want you to talk about all this week’s football on the Premier Skills English website.

Language Challenge

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

Jack: We looked at six phrasal verbs in this week’s headlines and your language challenge is to use those phrasal verbs now.

Laura: We’re going to give you three sentences and you’ve got to decide which phrasal verb to use. You need to use one of the six we looked at earlier.  Can you guess the missing phrasal verb?

Rich: She ______ a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

Jack: She said that she never imagined that she’d ______ playing at Old Trafford.

Laura: They need to ______ their problems in defence if they want to move up in the league table.

Rich: 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.

Jack: 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.

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

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Headlines

City head to the top of Super League

Chloe Kelly got the only goal of the game for Manchester CIty against Reading.

Manchester City left it late but finally broke down a strong Reading defence when Chloe Kelly scored an 87th-minute winner. Reading put in a great defensive performance but couldn’t stop City from moving to the top of the table.

Headlines

Kerr and Kirby star again for Chelsea

Fran Kirby set up both goals for Sam Kerr in Chelsea's 2-0 win against Aston Villa.

Just 24 hours after being pushed into second place, Chelsea took back top spot with a 2-0 win against Aston Villa. Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby linked up for both goals with Kerr netting twice and Kirby providing the assists. 

Headlines

Arsenal win North London Derby

Arsenal beat Spurs 3-0.

Arsenal came out on top at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as they beat Spurs three-nil in a match that could have ended up with even more goals for the away team. Arsenal have got over their bad form from earlier in the season and recorded a fourth straight win with goals from Caitlin Foord, Vivianne Miedema and Katie McCabe.

Vocabulary

Phrasal verbs in the headlines

Lauren James scores the first ever league goal by a woman at Old Trafford.

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

Manchester City left it late but finally broke down a strong Reading defence.

Reading put in a great defensive performance.

Chelsea took back top spot with a 2-0 win against Aston Villa.

Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby linked up for both goals.

Arsenal beat Spurs three-nil in a match that could have ended up with even more goals. 

Arsenal have got over their bad form from earlier in the season.

Prediction

Football Prediction: Leicester City v Manchester City

Leicester City beat Manchester City 5-2 earlier in the season.

Jack thinks Leicester City will surprise Manchester City in the Premier League. Rich has gone for a draw and Laura thinks Manchester City will win. What do you think will happen? Here are all this weekend's Premier League fixtures:

Chelesa v West Brom

Leeds United v Sheffield United

Leicester City v Manchester City

Arsenal v Liverpool

Southampton v Burnley

Newcastle v Spurs

Aston Villa v Fulham

Manchester United v Brighton

Everton v Crystal Palace

Wolves v West Ham

Vocabulary

Language Challenge

Manchester United beat West Ham in the first-ever women's league match to be held at Old Trafford.

Jack, Laura and Rich set you a language challenge. In the podcast, we used six phrasal verbs. Here are three more sentences that use three of these phrasal verbs. Can you guess the missing phrasal verbs?

She ______ a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d _____ playing at Old Trafford.

They need to _____ their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table.

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

Discuss

Talk about the headlines

Arsenal beat Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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 has got over their bad form from earlier in the season?
  2. Which strikers linked up well for Chelsea?
  3. Which team was difficult to break down?
  4. Have you got a prediction?
  5. Can you do our language challenge?

Write your comments and answers in the section below.

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Vic
05/04/2021
MX
544
points

1.- Arsenal
2.- Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby
3.- Reading


Vic
05/04/2021 20:00
Mexico
Liverpool
544

1.- Arsenal
2.- Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby
3.- Reading

Vic
05/04/2021
MX
544
points

She *** ** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d get over playing at Old Trafford.

They need to brake down their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table


Vic
05/04/2021 19:58
Mexico
Liverpool
544

She *** ** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d get over playing at Old Trafford.

They need to brake down their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table

Kontol
02/04/2021
FR
8
points

Hello Rich. In football, what do "build" and "ricycle' mean?

West Ham build patiently again.

Wednesday recycle the ball well after Huddersfield clear the free kick


Kontol
02/04/2021 12:05
France
Chelsea
8

Hello Rich. In football, what do "build" and "ricycle' mean?

West Ham build patiently again.

Wednesday recycle the ball well after Huddersfield clear the free kick

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Rich
03/04/2021
ES
517
points

Hi there,

Build is used to describe a team that has been in possession of the ball for a while and is passing and looking for ways to attack. We also use the phrase 'build-up play' - we often hear a commentator say 'that was great build-up play by (name of team)'. It means that the passing moves before a chance or goal were created were very good.

A team that is good in possession will recycle the ball a lot. This means that instead of trying a risky pass where they will lose possession they will instead turn back and make a safe pass to a teammate and wait for a better chance to attack/shoot.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
03/04/2021 15:01
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi there,

Build is used to describe a team that has been in possession of the ball for a while and is passing and looking for ways to attack. We also use the phrase 'build-up play' - we often hear a commentator say 'that was great build-up play by (name of team)'. It means that the passing moves before a chance or goal were created were very good.

A team that is good in possession will recycle the ball a lot. This means that instead of trying a risky pass where they will lose possession they will instead turn back and make a safe pass to a teammate and wait for a better chance to attack/shoot.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/04/2021
UA
5796
points

Arsenal 1 : 1 Liverpool


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/04/2021 14:39
Ukraine
Liverpool
5796

Arsenal 1 : 1 Liverpool

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/04/2021
UA
5796
points

Chelesa 2 : 0 West Brom

Leeds United 1 : 1 Sheffield United

Leicester City 1 : 3 Manchester City

Southampton 0 : 0 Burnley

Newcastle 2 : 1 Spurs

Aston Villa 2 : 0 Fulham

Manchester United 2 : 2 Brighton

Everton 3 : 0 Crystal Palace

Wolves 2 : 3 West Ham


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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/04/2021 14:39
Ukraine
Liverpool
5796

Chelesa 2 : 0 West Brom

Leeds United 1 : 1 Sheffield United

Leicester City 1 : 3 Manchester City

Southampton 0 : 0 Burnley

Newcastle 2 : 1 Spurs

Aston Villa 2 : 0 Fulham

Manchester United 2 : 2 Brighton

Everton 3 : 0 Crystal Palace

Wolves 2 : 3 West Ham

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mobeckham
01/04/2021
TR
5797
points

Language Challenge :

She ****** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d ****** playing at Old Trafford.

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table.


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mobeckham
01/04/2021 00:13
Turkey
Manchester United
5797

Language Challenge :

She ****** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d ****** playing at Old Trafford.

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table.

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mobeckham
01/04/2021
TR
5797
points

Gameweek 30 Predictions :

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


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mobeckham
01/04/2021 00:09
Turkey
Manchester United
5797

Gameweek 30 Predictions :

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

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mobeckham
01/04/2021
TR
5797
points

1. Arsenal has got over their bad form from earlier this season but I hope United end up in a Champions League spot to see our both teams in CL next season.

2. Sam Kerr & Fran Kirby linked up well for Chelsea for the second consecutive match. They seem like Lampard and Drogba at their peak.

3. Reading was difficult to break them down whereas Manchester City put in effort to win the game.


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mobeckham
01/04/2021 00:07
Turkey
Manchester United
5797

1. Arsenal has got over their bad form from earlier this season but I hope United end up in a Champions League spot to see our both teams in CL next season.

2. Sam Kerr & Fran Kirby linked up well for Chelsea for the second consecutive match. They seem like Lampard and Drogba at their peak.

3. Reading was difficult to break them down whereas Manchester City put in effort to win the game.

Jacek-Poland
30/03/2021
PL
291
points

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.
She said that she never imagined that she'd took back playing at Old Trafford.
They need to end up their problem in defence if they want to move up the league table.


Jacek-Poland
30/03/2021 20:08
Poland
Liverpool
291

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.
She said that she never imagined that she'd took back playing at Old Trafford.
They need to end up their problem in defence if they want to move up the league table.

Jacek-Poland
30/03/2021
PL
291
points

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.
She said that she never imagined that she'd taken back playing at Old Trafford.
They need to ended up their problem in defence if they want to move up the league table.


Jacek-Poland
30/03/2021 20:33
Poland
Liverpool
291

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.
She said that she never imagined that she'd taken back playing at Old Trafford.
They need to ended up their problem in defence if they want to move up the league table.

Jacek-Poland
31/03/2021
PL
291
points

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table.
She said that she never imagined that she’d ***** playing at Old Trafford.


Jacek-Poland
31/03/2021 21:11
Poland
Liverpool
291

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table.
She said that she never imagined that she’d ***** playing at Old Trafford.

hsn
30/03/2021
TR
2012
points

TASK;
1-Which team has got over their bad form from earlier in the season? ARSENAL
2-Which strikers linked up well for Chelsea? SAM KERR AND FRAN KİRBY
3-Which team was difficult to break down? READING
4-Have you got a prediction? Leicester City(1) M.City(2)----- Arsenal (1) Liverpool (1)
5-Can you do our language challenge?

• She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.
• She said that she never imagined that she’d TAKE BACK playing at Old Trafford.
• They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up in the league table.

PHRASES;

• Intensive bureaucracy broke down investor's resolve and they've gave up investment.
• Women put in a lot of years to get right to elect and be elected.
• He took back his ex-position in government office after unlawful decision of firing cancelled by court.
• I've watched a match, the goalkeeper delivered the ball to the midfielder who passed it to the striker, these three players linked up for a brilliant goal.
• These endless debates ended up in the court to divorce.
• This pandemic days caused many workers lost their jobs. Some of them have been trained for new skill and they got over this matter.


hsn
30/03/2021 18:44
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2012

TASK;
1-Which team has got over their bad form from earlier in the season? ARSENAL
2-Which strikers linked up well for Chelsea? SAM KERR AND FRAN KİRBY
3-Which team was difficult to break down? READING
4-Have you got a prediction? Leicester City(1) M.City(2)----- Arsenal (1) Liverpool (1)
5-Can you do our language challenge?

• She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.
• She said that she never imagined that she’d TAKE BACK playing at Old Trafford.
• They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up in the league table.

PHRASES;

• Intensive bureaucracy broke down investor's resolve and they've gave up investment.
• Women put in a lot of years to get right to elect and be elected.
• He took back his ex-position in government office after unlawful decision of firing cancelled by court.
• I've watched a match, the goalkeeper delivered the ball to the midfielder who passed it to the striker, these three players linked up for a brilliant goal.
• These endless debates ended up in the court to divorce.
• This pandemic days caused many workers lost their jobs. Some of them have been trained for new skill and they got over this matter.

jacek
30/03/2021
PL
218
points

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d ***** playing at Old Trafford.

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table.


jacek
30/03/2021 07:58
Poland
Southampton
218

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d ***** playing at Old Trafford.

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up the league table.

Kontol
30/03/2021
FR
8
points

I don't understand the use "would" here. Could you explain?

A third goal for West Ham would give the Gunners to a huge mountain to climb.


Kontol
30/03/2021 06:45
France
Chelsea
8

I don't understand the use "would" here. Could you explain?

A third goal for West Ham would give the Gunners to a huge mountain to climb.

Rich's picture
Rich
31/03/2021
ES
517
points

Hi there,

It is being used because it's a hypothetical situation and is part of a conditional sentence:  If West Ham scored a third goal, it would give the Gunners a huge mountain to climb.

West Ham haven't scored a third goal in this situation but if they did it would make it very difficult for Arsenal to get back into the match.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
31/03/2021 08:16
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi there,

It is being used because it's a hypothetical situation and is part of a conditional sentence:  If West Ham scored a third goal, it would give the Gunners a huge mountain to climb.

West Ham haven't scored a third goal in this situation but if they did it would make it very difficult for Arsenal to get back into the match.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Kontol
29/03/2021
FR
8
points

I read this page and found the verb "left it" used. What does "left" mean in this context? And what does "it" refer to?

Manchester City left it late but finally broke down a strong Reading defence when Chloe Kelly scored an 87th-minute winner


Kontol
29/03/2021 23:09
France
Chelsea
8

I read this page and found the verb "left it" used. What does "left" mean in this context? And what does "it" refer to?

Manchester City left it late but finally broke down a strong Reading defence when Chloe Kelly scored an 87th-minute winner

Rich's picture
Rich
30/03/2021
ES
517
points

Hi there,

To leave something late is similar in meaning to doing something at the last moment/minute . Manchester City scored in the 87th minute - it was late in the game when they scored the winning goal. They left it (it = scoring the winning goal) late.

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
30/03/2021 08:49
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi there,

To leave something late is similar in meaning to doing something at the last moment/minute . Manchester City scored in the 87th minute - it was late in the game when they scored the winning goal. They left it (it = scoring the winning goal) late.

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

hsn
30/03/2021
TR
2012
points

Hi Rich,
May I use this phrase in the negative meaning? For instance;
W.H.O. left it late to take steps for threat of covid-19 virus.
Thanks and Bye.


hsn
30/03/2021 19:01
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2012

Hi Rich,
May I use this phrase in the negative meaning? For instance;
W.H.O. left it late to take steps for threat of covid-19 virus.
Thanks and Bye.

Rich's picture
Rich
30/03/2021
ES
517
points

Hi Hsn,

We often say something has been left too late which means that it should have been done earlier.


Rich's picture
Rich
30/03/2021 20:19
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi Hsn,

We often say something has been left too late which means that it should have been done earlier.

Kontol
29/03/2021
FR
8
points

Hello. What does "into their stride" mean here?

West Ham were into their stride early on, pushing Arsenal back in the opening exchanges and getting a number of dangerous crosses into the box


Kontol
29/03/2021 23:02
France
Chelsea
8

Hello. What does "into their stride" mean here?

West Ham were into their stride early on, pushing Arsenal back in the opening exchanges and getting a number of dangerous crosses into the box

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Rich
31/03/2021
ES
517
points

Hi there,

Here 'to get into your stride' means to be playing very well and confidently at the start of a game. In general, the phrase means to be familiar with and confident about something you've started doing recently.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
31/03/2021 08:12
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi there,

Here 'to get into your stride' means to be playing very well and confidently at the start of a game. In general, the phrase means to be familiar with and confident about something you've started doing recently.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

wilson2103
29/03/2021
CO
43
points

1- Which team has got over their bad form from earlier in the season?
Arsenal
2- Which strikers linked up well for Chelsea?
Kerr and Kirby
3- Which team was difficult to break down?
Reading
4- Have you got a prediction?

I agree with Laura, I think Manchester City is going to win the next match.

Hey guys! I've been listening to your podcast recently, and I really love it. You guys definitely go the extra mile and link up well. It's a challenge to keep up with all the activities. However, I always try to get out the most of it. This is very easy when you notice that the creators have put in a lot of effort to make it possible.

This podcast is an uplift and gives us joy. I'm constantly checking out on Spotify for new episodes. I used to think that audio lessons weren't a good resource to learn English, but I take it back, podcast are a good call, especially at this tough times when lots of people are struggling. I just hope we can get over this situation soon, and what can be best that this kind of enjoyable online lessons?


wilson2103
29/03/2021 22:02
Colombia
Manchester United
43

1- Which team has got over their bad form from earlier in the season?
Arsenal
2- Which strikers linked up well for Chelsea?
Kerr and Kirby
3- Which team was difficult to break down?
Reading
4- Have you got a prediction?

I agree with Laura, I think Manchester City is going to win the next match.

Hey guys! I've been listening to your podcast recently, and I really love it. You guys definitely go the extra mile and link up well. It's a challenge to keep up with all the activities. However, I always try to get out the most of it. This is very easy when you notice that the creators have put in a lot of effort to make it possible.

This podcast is an uplift and gives us joy. I'm constantly checking out on Spotify for new episodes. I used to think that audio lessons weren't a good resource to learn English, but I take it back, podcast are a good call, especially at this tough times when lots of people are struggling. I just hope we can get over this situation soon, and what can be best that this kind of enjoyable online lessons?

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Rich
29/03/2021
ES
517
points

Thanks for your comments, Wilson2103! We're really happy to hear your positive feedback! I suppose it's always better to have too many activities than too few :)

All the best and we hope you and everyone you know stays fit and healthy!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
29/03/2021 22:32
Spain
Liverpool
517

Thanks for your comments, Wilson2103! We're really happy to hear your positive feedback! I suppose it's always better to have too many activities than too few :)

All the best and we hope you and everyone you know stays fit and healthy!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

wilson2103
29/03/2021
CO
43
points

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d ***** playing at Old Trafford.

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up in the league table.


wilson2103
29/03/2021 21:06
Colombia
Manchester United
43

She ***** a real shift in the match today. She never stopped running.

She said that she never imagined that she’d ***** playing at Old Trafford.

They need to ******* their problems in defence if they want to move up in the league table.

Rich's picture
Rich
29/03/2021
ES
517
points

Good work on the phrasal verbs, Wilson2103 and welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
29/03/2021 21:36
Spain
Liverpool
517

Good work on the phrasal verbs, Wilson2103 and welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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