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This Week: Hit the Ground Running

This Week: Hit the Ground Running

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

Transcript

Headlines

Gallagher’s star continues to rise

Conor Gallagher impresses at Brighton

The M23 derby, the match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace finished in a draw thanks to an excellent strike by Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher who scored in the 69th minute for the Eagles. Gallagher’s performance at Crystal Palace has drawn comparisons with the Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard. Since moving to Selhurst Park on loan, Gallagher has seven goals and three assists.

Headlines

Relentless Raphinha is the jewel in Bielsa’s crown

Raphina shows his work ethic

Leeds United battled their way to three points when they visited West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday. Jack Harrison earned the King of the Match award after scoring a hat trick, but that was only possible thanks to Raphina’s decisive passing and movement on the pitch. The Brazilian forward demonstrated real class and a work ethic that proves he’s one of the best in the Premier League.

Headlines

Watford’s new signings hit the ground running

Watford's new signings in action at Newcastle

The first half of the season was hard on the Hornets and they are already fighting for survival in the Premier League. The January transfer window provided an opportunity to inject some new life into the squad and the arrivals of Maduka Okoye from Sparta, Hassane Kamara from Nice, Samir from Udinese and Edo Kayembe from KAS Eupen seems to have done the trick. The new players slotted in place from the start at St James’ park, especially Edo Kayembe who controlled the midfield with confidence and demonstrated a nice eye for a defence splitting pass.

Vocabulary

Task

This week, there are three questions for you to answer in the comments section below.

Question 1. Have you ever started a new job and had to hit the ground running?

Question 2. In your job, do you need to be decisive, or do you need to think carefully about your decisions?

Question 3. Do you think a strong work ethic is a good thing or do you believe in doing the work you are paid for and nothing more? I’m not sure these are completely exclusive. What do you think?

 

Vocabulary

Football Phrase

Leeds United earned three points in London against West Ham

Have you had a go at this week's football phrase? 

This week’s football phrase is quite a long phrase: it's to *** **** *** ***** ** ******. It’s a colourful expression. The ***** ** ****** is the rhythm of an activity. When you *** **** *** ***** ** ******, it’s like you find the rhythm. This means that the activity is easier and you feel like you’re getting better at it. 

Write all your opinions and answers in the comments section below.

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Etto's picture
Etto
01/02/2022
EG
41
points

When someone of a senior-level position or higher starts a new job, hitting the ground running is what the new employer expects from him. Usually, when searching for an employee at that level, employers are eager to find someone who won't take much time to be acquainted with the new job duties and responsibilities.
I am a Supply Planner, and my job involves a lot of decision-making. It is imperative to be decisive and fast, otherwise, I will either miss a business opportunity or wind up in a critical situation.


Etto's picture
Etto
01/02/2022 04:58
Egypt
Liverpool
41

When someone of a senior-level position or higher starts a new job, hitting the ground running is what the new employer expects from him. Usually, when searching for an employee at that level, employers are eager to find someone who won't take much time to be acquainted with the new job duties and responsibilities.
I am a Supply Planner, and my job involves a lot of decision-making. It is imperative to be decisive and fast, otherwise, I will either miss a business opportunity or wind up in a critical situation.

258963
22/01/2022
VN
1315
points

This week football phrase is "*** **** *** ***** ** *****".


258963
22/01/2022 02:05
Vietnam
Leeds United
1315

This week football phrase is "*** **** *** ***** ** *****".

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
21/01/2022
TR
6468
points

I believe this week's football phrase is ( *** **** *** ***** ** ****** )


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
21/01/2022 16:30
Turkey
Manchester United
6468

I believe this week's football phrase is ( *** **** *** ***** ** ****** )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
21/01/2022
TR
6468
points

1. Well , I usually start new jobs by learning from experienced colleagues which might take a week or two at most then when I get the basic experience needed , I hit the ground running from that point :)

2. As a teacher , we have a variety of decisions to be taken and I think some of them should be taken immediately and some other decisions should be carefully taken so it's kind of using both qualities during my working career :)

3. Work ethic is absolutely a great thing whereas sometimes you feel knackered and you couldn't manage to complete your tasks on time so that's why some people tend to finish their work first then think about work ethic later :)


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mobeckham
21/01/2022 16:25
Turkey
Manchester United
6468

1. Well , I usually start new jobs by learning from experienced colleagues which might take a week or two at most then when I get the basic experience needed , I hit the ground running from that point :)

2. As a teacher , we have a variety of decisions to be taken and I think some of them should be taken immediately and some other decisions should be carefully taken so it's kind of using both qualities during my working career :)

3. Work ethic is absolutely a great thing whereas sometimes you feel knackered and you couldn't manage to complete your tasks on time so that's why some people tend to finish their work first then think about work ethic later :)

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Linas from Lithuania
20/01/2022
LT
7
points

This week's football phrase: it's to *** **** *** ***** ** ******. It’s a colourful expression.

The ***** ** ****** is the rhythm of an activity.

When you *** **** *** ***** ** ******, it’s like you find the rhythm.

This means that the activity is easier and you feel like you’re getting better at it.


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Linas from Lithuania
20/01/2022 21:12
Lithuania
West Ham United
7

This week's football phrase: it's to *** **** *** ***** ** ******. It’s a colourful expression.

The ***** ** ****** is the rhythm of an activity.

When you *** **** *** ***** ** ******, it’s like you find the rhythm.

This means that the activity is easier and you feel like you’re getting better at it.

hsn's picture
hsn
19/01/2022
TR
3819
points

I think football phrase is "....The pink for being in rhythm...."


hsn's picture
hsn
19/01/2022 15:04
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
3819

I think football phrase is "....The pink for being in rhythm...."

hsn's picture
hsn
18/01/2022
TR
3819
points

Task
1. I'm not sure that it's beneficial to attract more attention in the business life. Progress step by step.Low profile is always preferred-:)
2.In finance sector, it's needed to be patient and think carefully about desicions.No need to hurry-:)
3. I always believe that people should respect what they do. Quality of output also describes quality of the doer. Job is our life style we should approach it like a hobby. Working just for payroll makes it unbearable.
Can you believe? In 12 century, a Turkish sufi , philosopher, called "Ahi Evran" lived In my hometown. He was the leader of the "Ahi Brotherhood" at the same time and determined “work ethic” rules for tradespeople which are still current and valuable.
Phrases
• I think when a club employ a loanee, it should be declared in the beginning to motivate the player that there is also a long term purchase option.
• Mary's knowledge and skill of the cooking was drawn comparison with master chefs.
• Vuvuzela has a relentless sound when watching Africa Cup of Nations nowadays.
• Decisive players think and take action simultaneously at the critical positions in the match like to chip the ball over the goalie.
• New manager hasn't done the trick, the team is still falling down towards the bottom of the table.
• What a n awful line-up. No player slotted in the second area to control opponent counter- attacks. Therefore strikers splitted defence line easily.
Note
• Instead of "….star is rising" and “to hit the ground “ we say "..…star is brightening…." and “to shake the ground”
• In my country derbies are named with the city or region name. No special name for them.


hsn's picture
hsn
18/01/2022 18:42
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
3819

Task
1. I'm not sure that it's beneficial to attract more attention in the business life. Progress step by step.Low profile is always preferred-:)
2.In finance sector, it's needed to be patient and think carefully about desicions.No need to hurry-:)
3. I always believe that people should respect what they do. Quality of output also describes quality of the doer. Job is our life style we should approach it like a hobby. Working just for payroll makes it unbearable.
Can you believe? In 12 century, a Turkish sufi , philosopher, called "Ahi Evran" lived In my hometown. He was the leader of the "Ahi Brotherhood" at the same time and determined “work ethic” rules for tradespeople which are still current and valuable.
Phrases
• I think when a club employ a loanee, it should be declared in the beginning to motivate the player that there is also a long term purchase option.
• Mary's knowledge and skill of the cooking was drawn comparison with master chefs.
• Vuvuzela has a relentless sound when watching Africa Cup of Nations nowadays.
• Decisive players think and take action simultaneously at the critical positions in the match like to chip the ball over the goalie.
• New manager hasn't done the trick, the team is still falling down towards the bottom of the table.
• What a n awful line-up. No player slotted in the second area to control opponent counter- attacks. Therefore strikers splitted defence line easily.
Note
• Instead of "….star is rising" and “to hit the ground “ we say "..…star is brightening…." and “to shake the ground”
• In my country derbies are named with the city or region name. No special name for them.

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Top Scorers
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1mobeckham6468
2Alex_from_Ukraine6200
3wsanta5085
4kwesimanifest4768
5Liubomyr4408
6elghoul3988
7hsn3819
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
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2Ukraine34103
3Serbia27094
4Spain25547
5Brazil21458
6Albania20578
7Macedonia19063
8Vietnam18502
9Turkey17538
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16273
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1Manchester United132873
2Liverpool100743
3Chelsea83140
4Arsenal79130
5Manchester City49378
6Tottenham Hotspur15374
7Leicester City13272
8Newcastle United10002
9Leeds United7549
10West Ham United5473

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