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This Week: Football Phrasal Verbs 6

This Week: Football Phrasal Verbs 6

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 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 6

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

Jack: This week we focus on Chelsea reaching the Women’s Champions League Final for the first-ever time, how football is fighting against racism and Manchester City being made to wait for the Premier League title 

Rich: We’re going to look at three headlines from the weekend’s action and look at six phrasal verbs awe use in those headlines.

Jack: This episode is called football phrasal verbs six and is the last in our series of episodes on phrasal verbs. 

Rich: We’ve looked at 36 phrasal verbs in total and if you want to go back and look at them all - the first five episodes are all on the Premier Skills English website.

Jack: In fact, you can always find all our latest content on the Premier Skills English website - it’s always freely available for you to enjoy and access to practise your English. 

Rich: The phrasal verbs we are looking at this week are: to get through, to let down, to put up with, to stamp out, to leave out and to call off.

Jack: Remember that we’ll also have a language challenge for you to have a go at later in the show so you need to be ready for that.

Headline 1

Jack: Chelsea reach first-ever Champions League Final.

Rich: Chelsea women got through their semi-final against  Bayern Munich - winning 4-1 and 5-3 on aggregate to set up a meeting with Barcelona in what will be a first European final for the London team. Fran Kirby scored twice but Chelsea’s defence didn’t let the team down with some fantastic last-ditch defending towards the end of the game.

Jack: What a result for Chelsea! The result was never in doubt!

Rich: Haha! I’m not sure about that - if Bayern had scored in the final minute they would have gone through on the away goal rule. Bayern were really on top in the last few minutes - even the Bayern goalkeeper was in the Chelsea penalty area.

Jack: Yes, there was some great defending and a brilliant goal line clearance to save the day for Chelsea. 

Rich: OK, our two phrasal verbs from our first headline are: to get through and to let down. 

Jack: To get through has a number of meanings but the one we are using here is to be successful in something that’s really difficult and in football it’s often used to say that a team has been successful in a stage of a competition and reached the next stage.

Rich: Chelsea got through their semi-final against Bayern Munich. They got through to the next round, which is the final, which will be played in Sweden in a couple of weeks.

Jack: The next phrasal verb is to let down. To let down someone means not to support or help somebody else in the way they expected - in the way they thought you would.

Rich: If a friend says they will take you in their car to a job interview and will collect you at 8.00 in the morning, you expect them to be there and not let you down.

Jack: In the Chelsea match the defence was fantastic against Bayern Munich and they didn’t let the team down. They supported and helped the team to an important victory.

Rich: There was also a bonus phrasal verb in our first headline. Did you hear it?

Jack: I did. It was to set up. We’ve used this one before. It means to arrange something. I might set up a meeting with staff on Friday.

Rich: Chelsea have set up a meeting with Barcelona. This meeting is the Champions League Final. Let’s move on to our second headline.

Headline 2 

Rich: No room for racism in the Premier League.

Jack: The Premier League joined the wider football community in boycotting social media last weekend in response to the continued racist abuse towards players and others connected to the game on social media platforms. No one should have to put up with racist abuse and racism on social media and it needs to be stamped out. 

Rich: It’s great that the wider football community have come together on this to take action and we hope that this will force a change in how disgusting racism is allowed to be used and spread on social media.

Jack: We looked at two phrasal verbs in this headline that were connected to this topic. We said that nobody should have to put up with racist abuse.

Rich: If you put up with something - you accept or tolerate something that is unpleasant or worse than unpleasant.

Jack: Nobody should have to put up with racist abuse.

Rich: The other phrasal verb we used is to stamp out.

Jack: To stamp out means to stop something that is bad. I think it comes from fire. If you see a small fire on the ground, you can put it out by stamping on it. 

Rich: Racist abuse on social media should be stamped out.

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

Headline 3

Jack: City made to wait for the Premier League title.

Rich: Manchester City are one step closer to the Premier League title after a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. City left out a few key players with one eye on the second leg of their Champions League tie against PSG but won comfortably with goals from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres. City were made to wait for the Premier League title however after Manchester United’s match against Liverpool was called off on Sunday.

Jack: City can now win the Premier League title on Saturday when they play Chelsea. To be honest, I think that’s better. It’s nicer to win the title at your own stadium after you’ve won a match rather than because another team hasn’t won somewhere else.

Rich: OK, let’s look at our two phrasal verbs from the headline. The first is to leave out. This is a very common football phrasal verb. In football, it usually means not to include someone in the starting eleven.

Jack: Manchester City left out Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan at Crystal Palace.

Rich: They were probably left out because Pep Guardiola wants them to be fresh for the match against PSG on Tuesday.

Jack: A player might also be left out because they are not playing well. When international squads are chosen for World Cups there is often lots of talk about which players will be chosen and which players will be left out.

Rich: The other phrasal verb we used in this headline was to call off. We said that the match between Manchester United and Liverpool was called off.

Jack: To call something off means to cancel something but in football, it usually means to postpone as matches are usually played again at a later time and they’re not cancelled permanently.

Rich: Matches are often called off in the winter because of bad weather.

Jack: OK, we’ve looked at three stories and six phrasal verbs in our headlines. The phrasal verbs we’ve looked at were:  to get through, to let down, to put up with, to stamp out, to leave out and to call off.

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.

Headlines - Repeat
Prediction

Rich: It’s time for our football prediction. Last week neither of us got the correct prediction because the Manchester United - Liverpool match was called off. Do you want to choose a match this week, Jack?

Jack: Sure. Well, it’s a chance for City to clinch the Premier League title ... but it’s a tricky one because they are playing another team in top form - Chelsea. Both teams have big European matches this week and City will have had a day’s extra rest which I think will give them an advantage even though Chelsea still need the points for a top-four finish. I think this could be a really good game with lots of flowing football and lots of goals so I’m going to go for a 3-2 City win which will see them win the Premier League title.

Rich: Mmm … I’m not so sure I think City will have to wait a few more days because Chelsea will win 2-1.

Jack: Do you think Manchester City will be crowned Premier League Champions this weekend? Do you agree with me or Rich?

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

Language Challenge

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

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

Jack: 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: No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t ________  it could have happened to anyone.

Jack: We shouldn’t have to ________ racism in football or anywhere and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

Rich: If it carries on raining like this the match might be __________.

Jack: 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 answers on Apple Podcasts or on Youtube if that’s where you listen to us. Just write the answers in the comments and say hi.

Jack: 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

Chelsea reach first-ever Champions League Final

Ji So-yun scored Chelsea's second goal.

Chelsea women got through their semi-final against Bayern Munich - winning 4-1 and 5-3 on aggregate to set up a meeting with Barcelona in what will be a first European final for the London team. Fran Kirby scored twice but Chelsea’s defence didn’t let the team down with some fantastic last-ditch defending towards the end of the game.

Headlines

No room for racism in Premier League

English football boycotted social media last weekend.

The Premier League joined the wider football community in boycotting social media last weekend in response to the continued racist abuse towards players and others connected to the game on social media platforms. No one should have to put up with racist abuse and racism on social media and it needs to be stamped out

Headlines

City made to wait for Premier League title

Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

Manchester City are one step closer to the Premier League title after a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. City left out a few key players with one eye on the second leg of their Champions League tie against PSG but won comfortably with goals from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres. City were made to wait however after Manchester United’s match against Liverpool was called off on Sunday.

Vocabulary

Phrasal verbs in the headlines

Not today or any day! Are these slogans a good way to get the anti-racism message across?

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?

Chelsea women got through their semi-final against Bayern Munich.

Chelsea’s defence didn’t let the team down.

No one should have to put up with racist abuse.

Racism on social media needs to be stamped out.

City left out a few key players with one eye on the second leg of their Champions League tie against PSG

Manchester United’s match against Liverpool was called off on Sunday.

Prediction

Football Prediction: Manchester City v Chelsea

Manchester City play Chelsea this weekend.

This weekend sees Manchester City play Chelsea at the Etihad. Jack thinks City will get the win they need to clinch the Premier League title but Rich thinks Chelsea will win to aid their fight to finish in the top four. What do you think will happen? Here are all this weekend's fixtures involving Premier League clubs:

Fixtures

Manchester City v Chelsea

Leicester City v Newcastle

Leeds v Spurs

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace

Liverpool v Southampton

Wolves v Brighton

Aston Villa v Brighton

West Ham v Everton

Arsenal v West Brom

Fulham v Burnley

Vocabulary

Language Challenge

Don't cross the line is a campaign to stamp out verbal abuse and racism in grassroots football.

Jack 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?

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t  ____ us ____ - it could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to _____ racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match miht be _______ .

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

Discuss

Talk about the headlines

Chelsea are heading to the Champions League Final.

Jack and Rich looked at three stories in the news and some phrasal verbs 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 got through to the Champions League Final? Which other teams do you think will get through this week?
  2. What's the best way to stamp out racism in football?
  3. Which great players would you leave out of an all-time Premier League eleven?
  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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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2021
TR
5862
points

Language Challenge :

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** us ****. It could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** *** .


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mobeckham
05/05/2021 15:46
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

Language Challenge :

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** us ****. It could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** *** .

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2021
TR
5862
points

Gameweek 35 Prediction :

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


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2021 15:44
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

Gameweek 35 Prediction :

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

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2021
TR
5862
points

1. Chelsea women’s team got through the Champions League Final to set up a meeting with Barcelona.
I think Manchester City and Chelsea will get through the CL Final this week.

2. The best way to stamp out racism is to stand together against it and to report any racist abuse that we hear or say plus teaching young kids at schools how to respect our diversity and treat everyone in a nice way that you’d love to be treated.

3. I would leave out Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane because if they played together , they would fight again :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2021 15:33
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

1. Chelsea women’s team got through the Champions League Final to set up a meeting with Barcelona.
I think Manchester City and Chelsea will get through the CL Final this week.

2. The best way to stamp out racism is to stand together against it and to report any racist abuse that we hear or say plus teaching young kids at schools how to respect our diversity and treat everyone in a nice way that you’d love to be treated.

3. I would leave out Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane because if they played together , they would fight again :)

hsn's picture
hsn
05/05/2021
TR
2113
points

Not only a player who scored but also a defender who prevented a goal must be congratulated by his teammates. As it's seen in M.City-PSG Champions League match.


hsn's picture
hsn
05/05/2021 14:46
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

Not only a player who scored but also a defender who prevented a goal must be congratulated by his teammates. As it's seen in M.City-PSG Champions League match.

jglowac
05/05/2021
PL
32
points

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t __put up with_ it could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to __stamp out___ racism in football or anywhere and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***


jglowac
05/05/2021 11:21
Poland
Liverpool
32

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t __put up with_ it could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to __stamp out___ racism in football or anywhere and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021
UA
5874
points

My prediction:  in the Champions League Final ManCity will beat Chelsea 3 : 1.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021 04:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

My prediction:  in the Champions League Final ManCity will beat Chelsea 3 : 1.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021
UA
5874
points

Liverpool 1 : 0 Southampton


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021 04:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

Liverpool 1 : 0 Southampton

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021
UA
5874
points

Manchester City 2 : 0 Chelsea

Leicester City 1 : 0 Newcastle

Leeds 2 : 2 Spurs

Sheffield United 1 : 2 Crystal Palace

Wolves 1 : 1 Brighton

Aston Villa 0 : 0 ManUnited

West Ham 2 : 2 Everton

Arsenal 2 : 1 West Brom

Fulham 1 : 0 Burnley


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Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021 04:17
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

Manchester City 2 : 0 Chelsea

Leicester City 1 : 0 Newcastle

Leeds 2 : 2 Spurs

Sheffield United 1 : 2 Crystal Palace

Wolves 1 : 1 Brighton

Aston Villa 0 : 0 ManUnited

West Ham 2 : 2 Everton

Arsenal 2 : 1 West Brom

Fulham 1 : 0 Burnley

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021
UA
5874
points

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021 04:11
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021
UA
5874
points

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021 04:10
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021
UA
5874
points

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** us **** - it could have happened to anyone.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/05/2021 04:09
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** us **** - it could have happened to anyone.

hsn's picture
hsn
04/05/2021
TR
2113
points

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.


hsn's picture
hsn
04/05/2021 15:26
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

hsn's picture
hsn
04/05/2021
TR
2113
points

1. CHELSEA and M.CITY
2. To educate fans by all type of the media and leaflets or posters. To expose and to punish abusers.
3. I'd leave out aggressive and argumentative players even when they have good performance.I have to think rest of team.
4. My prediction? M. City (1) Chelsea (0)
5. Language challenge;

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** us **** - it could have happened to anyone.
We shouldn’t have to *** ** (you need another word here - there are three words in this phrasal verb) racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***

PHRASES;

• In order to have driving licence, nominees should get through both theoretical and practical exams.

• Untrustable persons always promise to the people and let them down. Never set up a meeting with them for the future.

• I have to put up with bad breath or bad smell of the people at the public transport especially in the summer. We should be careful about ourselves.

• Betting and gambling is becoming widespread event on the internet . These are very dangerous things especially for youths and should be stamped out.

• Criticizing manager outside of the club on the media includes potential risk of to be left out for talkative footballer-:)

• When the matches are called of by reason of unlogical events like running of a crazy fan on the pitch or smog in the stands, causes players to lost their motivation.

P.S.
• According my faith; all the human beings have been created in many different appearances. None of them are physically , socially, and traditionally at the higher position than the others. So I'll never understand this disgusting racism. I think racist abuse is coming from an abnormal and unhealthy mind .

• "Europe Super League" FANTASY project had been designed and failed a little bit of time ago. I couldn't understand why protest of M.United fans taken place last weekend before an important match for their team.


hsn's picture
hsn
04/05/2021 12:04
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

1. CHELSEA and M.CITY
2. To educate fans by all type of the media and leaflets or posters. To expose and to punish abusers.
3. I'd leave out aggressive and argumentative players even when they have good performance.I have to think rest of team.
4. My prediction? M. City (1) Chelsea (0)
5. Language challenge;

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** us **** - it could have happened to anyone.
We shouldn’t have to *** ** (you need another word here - there are three words in this phrasal verb) racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***

PHRASES;

• In order to have driving licence, nominees should get through both theoretical and practical exams.

• Untrustable persons always promise to the people and let them down. Never set up a meeting with them for the future.

• I have to put up with bad breath or bad smell of the people at the public transport especially in the summer. We should be careful about ourselves.

• Betting and gambling is becoming widespread event on the internet . These are very dangerous things especially for youths and should be stamped out.

• Criticizing manager outside of the club on the media includes potential risk of to be left out for talkative footballer-:)

• When the matches are called of by reason of unlogical events like running of a crazy fan on the pitch or smog in the stands, causes players to lost their motivation.

P.S.
• According my faith; all the human beings have been created in many different appearances. None of them are physically , socially, and traditionally at the higher position than the others. So I'll never understand this disgusting racism. I think racist abuse is coming from an abnormal and unhealthy mind .

• "Europe Super League" FANTASY project had been designed and failed a little bit of time ago. I couldn't understand why protest of M.United fans taken place last weekend before an important match for their team.

HazwanA.
04/05/2021
MY
2
points

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** ** **** - it could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***.


HazwanA.
04/05/2021 02:33
Malaysia
Liverpool
2

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** ** **** - it could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***.

Ranj
04/05/2021
NO
57
points

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** ** **** - it could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***.


Ranj
04/05/2021 01:10
Norway
Manchester City
57

No, don’t worry about the own goal. You haven’t *** ** **** - it could have happened to anyone.

We shouldn’t have to *** ** **** racism in football or anywhere else and we should report it whenever we see or hear it.

If it carries on raining like this the match might be ****** ***.

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Club ranking
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1Manchester United126654
2Liverpool95045
3Chelsea79934
4Arsenal74922
5Manchester City46630
6Tottenham Hotspur13090
7Leicester City12159
8Newcastle United10031
9Leeds United5458
10West Ham United5168

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