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Italy celebrate winning Euro 2020.

This Week Live: Heartache & Joy

This Week Live: Heartache & Joy

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.


Story 1

England denied by Italy in Euro 2020 final

There was final heartache for England at Euro 2020.

Read the article on premierleague.com

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary from the story

Italy players celebrate after winning a penalty shootout against England.

We looked at a six pieces of language form our story that you can learn to improve your football English. Take a look at the phrases in bold. Do you understand what they mean?

Italy emerged victorious to win their second European Championship.

Italy equalised on 67 minutes through Leonardo Bonucci.

The match ended 1-1 after extra-time and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the Italian hero.

In the shootout, Pickford twice saved from the spot.

England suffered heartache in the final of UEFA Euro 2020 after they lost 3-2 on penalties to Italy.

Vocabulary

Football Phrase

Italy weren't the only team to win a big international tournament last weekend.

Have you had a go at this week's football phrase. Every week in our main podcast we ask our listerners to guess a football phrase. We repeated it in this episode. Do you know the football phrase? Guess the right answer and we'll announce your name on next week's show.

Discuss

Questions

Italy celebrates!

In the podcast, Rich and Jack asked you some questions about the language they used in the podcast. What are your answers?

  1. Who is your football hero?
  2. Has your team ever been involved in a penalty shootout?
  3. When was the last time your team suffered heartache in a tournament?
  4. Which goalkeeper would you trust to save penalties in an important match?
  5. Which player equalised for Italy in the Euro 2020 Final?
  6. Which other country was victorious in a big football tournament last weekend?

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Jembot
31/07/2021
ID
18
points

What does "dispossess" mean in football?

55 min: Kongolo dispossesses Adama Traore with an excellent tackle as the big man turned and threatened to sprint into space towards the Fulham penalty area.


Jembot
31/07/2021 16:56
Indonesia
Manchester United
18

What does "dispossess" mean in football?

55 min: Kongolo dispossesses Adama Traore with an excellent tackle as the big man turned and threatened to sprint into space towards the Fulham penalty area.

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Rich
02/08/2021
ES
594
points

Hi Jembot,

In football, to dispossess means to take the ball away from a player by tackling them. When a player has the ball they have possession of the ball. The opposition then attempts to dispossess that player. 

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
02/08/2021 08:06
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Jembot,

In football, to dispossess means to take the ball away from a player by tackling them. When a player has the ball they have possession of the ball. The opposition then attempts to dispossess that player. 

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Kazu
23/07/2021
JP
38
points

1. Roberto Baggio
2. Yes. Japan was involved in a shootout in 2010 World Cup and we couldn't go to the quarter final.
3. Our last heartache was losing to Belgium in 2018 World Cup.
4. Kawaguchi Yoshikatsu. He saved Japan many times.
5. Leonardo Bonucci leveled the game.
6. Argentina Messi
This week's football phrase is: ******** news


Kazu
23/07/2021 09:29
Japan
Aston Villa
38

1. Roberto Baggio
2. Yes. Japan was involved in a shootout in 2010 World Cup and we couldn't go to the quarter final.
3. Our last heartache was losing to Belgium in 2018 World Cup.
4. Kawaguchi Yoshikatsu. He saved Japan many times.
5. Leonardo Bonucci leveled the game.
6. Argentina Messi
This week's football phrase is: ******** news

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mobeckham
21/07/2021
TR
6337
points

1. My football heroes are David Beckham & Marcus Rashford

2. Yes , in the Final of Europa League this year and sadly we lost to Villarreal

3. The Final of the Europa League because everyone was expecting United to win and we were beaten by the Spanish yellow submarines team

4. I trust few goalies in terms of saving penalties but if I have to choose the best out of them , I would pick Edwin Van Der Sar

5. Leonardo Bonucci equalized for Italy in the Euro 2020 Final

6. Argentina won Copa America as their hero Emilliano Martinez gifted the first international cup to the GOAT Leo Messi in a dramatic penalty shootout as well


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mobeckham
21/07/2021 12:39
Turkey
Manchester United
6337

1. My football heroes are David Beckham & Marcus Rashford

2. Yes , in the Final of Europa League this year and sadly we lost to Villarreal

3. The Final of the Europa League because everyone was expecting United to win and we were beaten by the Spanish yellow submarines team

4. I trust few goalies in terms of saving penalties but if I have to choose the best out of them , I would pick Edwin Van Der Sar

5. Leonardo Bonucci equalized for Italy in the Euro 2020 Final

6. Argentina won Copa America as their hero Emilliano Martinez gifted the first international cup to the GOAT Leo Messi in a dramatic penalty shootout as well

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Emmanuel
15/07/2021
FR
85
points

Hi everyone,
I try : ******** ******
Have a good day


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Emmanuel
15/07/2021 16:41
France
Manchester City
85

Hi everyone,
I try : ******** ******
Have a good day

hsn's picture
hsn
14/07/2021
TR
2935
points

Second guess-:) Handover ******


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hsn
14/07/2021 13:56
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2935

Second guess-:) Handover ******

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admin
14/07/2021
GB
496
points

You're half right!


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admin
14/07/2021 15:14
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

You're half right!

Sapham43
14/07/2021
VN
74
points

I think the football phrase is ******** news


Sapham43
14/07/2021 13:27
Vietnam
Manchester United
74

I think the football phrase is ******** news

hsn's picture
hsn
14/07/2021
TR
2935
points

Hi Sapham43
Second word is talking about other people.It can be true or untrue.
Stay fit and healthy.


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hsn
14/07/2021 17:48
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2935

Hi Sapham43
Second word is talking about other people.It can be true or untrue.
Stay fit and healthy.

admin's picture
admin
14/07/2021
GB
496
points

You're also half right! You should get together with HSN! yes


admin's picture
admin
14/07/2021 15:14
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

You're also half right! You should get together with HSN! yes

hsn's picture
hsn
14/07/2021
TR
2935
points

DISCUSS
1-R.Sterling and H.Kane.
2-My team BJK has won Turkey Cup this year after penalty shootouts.
3- In 2015 cup final Spurs were defeated at the cup final match.
4-H.Lloris
5-Leonardo Bonucci
6-Argentina-Copa America
FOOTBALL PHRASE; ******** Rumour (s)
PHRASES
• Nothing avail to motivate a lazy person .
• Heartache is the issue of unrequited love during teenage times-:)
P.S.
There were two point to be considered; after an early goal England team started to play in their zone more defensively. As usual Italy team were seemed to be recharged at the second half and took control of the game by making more pass.


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hsn
14/07/2021 11:01
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2935

DISCUSS
1-R.Sterling and H.Kane.
2-My team BJK has won Turkey Cup this year after penalty shootouts.
3- In 2015 cup final Spurs were defeated at the cup final match.
4-H.Lloris
5-Leonardo Bonucci
6-Argentina-Copa America
FOOTBALL PHRASE; ******** Rumour (s)
PHRASES
• Nothing avail to motivate a lazy person .
• Heartache is the issue of unrequited love during teenage times-:)
P.S.
There were two point to be considered; after an early goal England team started to play in their zone more defensively. As usual Italy team were seemed to be recharged at the second half and took control of the game by making more pass.

hsn's picture
hsn
17/07/2021
TR
2935
points

Hi Rich!
First word of the respond is correct. When will the stars come down to the earth-:)
Stay fit and healthy.


hsn's picture
hsn
17/07/2021 08:01
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2935

Hi Rich!
First word of the respond is correct. When will the stars come down to the earth-:)
Stay fit and healthy.

hayato
13/07/2021
JP
406
points

I think the phrase is ******** rumours


hayato
13/07/2021 14:20
Japan
Everton
406

I think the phrase is ******** rumours

admin's picture
admin
14/07/2021
GB
496
points

That's very close. Rich chose a slightly less formal word that is a close synonym. 


admin's picture
admin
14/07/2021 00:21
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

That's very close. Rich chose a slightly less formal word that is a close synonym. 

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