Club Profiles

AFC Bournemouth club badge
Arsenal
Aston Villa Club badge
Brentford badge
Brighton and Hove Albion club badge
Chelsea club badge
Crystal Palace badge
Everton
Leicester City
Liverpool badge
Manchester City badge
Manchester United badge
Newcastle United club badge
Nottingham Forest club badge
Southampton
Spurs badge
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling.

This Week: Tight at the top

This Week: Tight at the top

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.

Transcript

If the listening is a bit difficult, try listening and reading at the same time.
Read the transcript and listen at the same time.

This Week: Tight at the top

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 battles at the top of the Premier League and the Women’s Super League.

Jack: We’re going to look at three headlines from the weekend’s action and look at six words and phrases connected to those headlines. 

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: within striking distance, a double, goal difference, to lose ground, to be back on track and an improvised lob.

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: Stones at the double as City move second.

Laura: Manchester City eased past Crystal Palace with a 4-0 win and moved into second place in the Premier League table. John Stones scored a double - his first Premier League goals in nearly six years. Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling completed the scoring as City moved within striking distance of the Premier League leaders.

Rich: And those Premier League leaders are still Manchester United after their goalless draw against Liverpool.

Jack: Yes, it’s very tight at the top - the top six are within five points of each other.

Laura: They are all within striking distance of top spot in the Premier League. This is the first phrase we’re going to look at today: within striking distance. 

Rich: In the headline, Laura said City are within striking distance of the Premier League leaders.

Jack: To be within striking distance means you are very close or near to getting what you want.

Laura: City want top spot; they want to win the Premier League - they are only two points behind Manchester United and they have a game in hand. They are very close to getting what they want - they are within striking distance.

Rich: The other word we want to look at from this headline is a double. John Stones scored a double. 

Jack: This means he scored twice. He scored two goals.

Laura: In the headline, Jack said Stones at the double as City move second.

Rich: We’re playing with language here as we’re using the phrase at the double because John Stones scored twice. 

Jack: The phrase at the double means to do something very quickly. It’s usually used to instruct someone to do something quickly. 

Laura: The best example I can think of is in the army - when a sergeant shouts at a soldier because he wants them to come quickly. Soldier - here now - at the double!

Rich: I think the phrase originally comes from the military and it means to march at double the normal speed.

Jack: To be within striking distance means you are very close or near to getting what you want. The phrase comes from the military. When a warship or tank is close enough to the enemy to strike it, that is to hit it, the enemy is within striking distance.

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

Headline 2

Laura: Chelsea move top of Super League.

Rich: Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 to move ahead of their opponents on goal difference. Pernille Harder opened the scoring for the Blues in the first half, Lauren James equalised for United but Fran Kirby got the winner. Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa seven-nil but Arsenal lost ground to the top two as they were held to a goalless draw against Reading.

Jack: It’s still very tight at the top of the Women’s Super League - any of the top four could win the title.

Laura: Let’s look at some language. Rich said that Chelsea have moved ahead of Manchester United on goal difference.

Rich: Goal difference is what separates two teams in the table if they have the same number of points.

Jack: Chelsea have scored thirty goals and conceded just six so they have a goal difference of plus twenty-four.

Laura: Manchester United have scored twenty-eight goals and conceded eleven so have a goal difference of plus seventeen.

Rich: Chelsea’s goal difference is seven better than Manchester United’s.

Jack: Goal difference is what is used in England to separate teams in league tables. If goal difference is the same the next way of separating teams is the number of goals scored and then the matches played between the two teams.

Laura: The other phrase we want to look at from this headline is to lose ground. Rich said that Arsenal lost ground to the top two after a goalless draw with Reading.

Rich: To lose ground means to let someone or something else get an advantage.

Jack: Because the top two teams won and Arsenal only drew Arsenal lost ground to them. The top two moved two points ahead of Arsenal in the table - Arsenal lost ground to their title rivals.

Laura: This is another phrase that was originally used in the military. The lost ground was the land or territory lost by an army that was retreating - going backwards.

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

Headline 3

Rich: Spurs back on track after N’dombele stunner.

Jack: Tottenham’s season got back on track with a 3-1 win at Sheffield United that lifted Spurs briefly back into the top four. Serge Aurier and Harry Kane both scored before United threatened a comeback with a header from David McGoldrick. The scoring was completed by Tanguy N’dombele when he scored with a brilliant, improvised lob which found the bottom corner of the net.

Laura: I’m not sure he meant to do that. I think it was an accident - a fluke.

Rich: They said after the match that he meant it so it was a fabulous goal.

Jack: Let’s look at some language. I said that the result got Tottenham’s season back on track.

Laura: To get something back on track is an idiom and it means to be going in the right direction again after a  mistake or a failure of some kind.

Rich: Someone might have to get their life back on track after making mistakes in their career, personal life or after getting in trouble with the police.

Jack: We usually use the phrase in sports after a player or team starts winning again following a few defeats. Spurs haven’t been playing so well recently but this win might get their season back on track.

Laura: The final bit of language we want to look at this week is an improvised lob. Jack said Tanguy N’domble scored with an improvised lob.

Rich: A lob, in football, is when you shoot by kicking the ball high in the air so it falls behind the goalkeeper and into the net.

Jack: Something that is improvised means that you have done it without thinking or planning and just use what you have available to you at that time.

Laura: If you haven’t got the right equipment to do something you may have to improvise and use what you have.

Rich: N’dombele scored with an improvised lob. He wasn’t really in a good position to score a goal but he improvised and managed to score with a fantastic lob.

Jack: OK. We’ve looked at three stories and lots of vocabulary in our headlines. The words and phrases we’ve looked at were: within striking distance, a double, goal difference, to lose ground, to be back on track and an improvised lob.

Laura: 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

Jack: Stones at the double as City move second.

Laura: Manchester City eased past Crystal Palace with a 4-0 win and moved into second place in the Premier League table. John Stones scored a double - his first Premier League goals in nearly six years. Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling completed the scoring as City moved within striking distance of the Premier League leaders.

Laura: Chelsea move top of Super League.

Rich: Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 to move ahead of their opponents on goal difference. Pernille Harder opened the scoring for the Blues in the first half, Lauren James equalised for United but Fran Kirby got the winner. Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa seven-nil but Arsenal lost ground to the top two as they were held to a goalless draw against Reading.

Rich: Spurs back on track after N’dombele stunner.

Jack: Tottenham’s season got back on track with a 3-1 win at Sheffield United that lifted Spurs briefly back into the top four. Serge Aurier and Harry Kane both scored before United threatened a comeback with a header from David McGoldrick. The scoring was completed by Tanguy N’dombele when he scored with a brilliant, improvised lob which found the bottom corner of the net.

Prediction

Rich: Last week we predicted the Liverpool - Manchester United game. It didn’t finish like any of us expected.

Jack: No, the match was a bit of an anti-climax. A 0-0 draw.

Laura: Liverpool had most of the possession but it was actually United who had the best chances. I think United will be the happier of the two teams.

Rich: I think Manchester City will be the happiest - they are now within striking distance of the top.

Jack: OK, which match are you going to predict this week, Rich?

Rich: This weekend Premier League clubs are back in FA Cup action.
Laura: And you know who’s playing who?

Rich: Yes, it’s a re-match. Manchester United are at home to Liverpool on Sunday. I’m sure this match is going to be much better - for one thing there can’t be a draw because there is the possibility of extra-time and penalties. United will think they have the upper hand after getting a draw at Anfield last week but I still think Liverpool will win. It’s going to be loads better than last week and it will finish 3-2 to Liverpool after extra time.

Jack: That’s a bit optimistic. I think it’ll be 0-0 again with United going through on penalties.

Laura: What do you think the score will be? We want all of you to make your predictions for this match and we’ve selected a few more FA Cup fourth round fixtures 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.

Laura: Earlier we spoke about the idiom to lose ground and we’ve got three more sentences which use idioms with the word lose.

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

Rich: Smaller clubs have ______ to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost ______ when the third goal went in. They gave up.

Jack: You can’t lose your ________ like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

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.

Laura: 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.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Headlines

Stones at the double as City move second

John Stones got a double against Crystal Palace.

Manchester City eased past Crystal Palace with a 4-0 win and moved into second place in the Premier League table. John Stones scored a double - his first Premier League goals in nearly six years. Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling completed the scoring as City moved within striking distance of the Premier League leaders.

Headlines

Chelsea move top of Super League

Fran Kirby gets Chelsea's winner against Manchester United.

Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 to move ahead of their opponents on goal difference. Pernille Harder opened the scoring for the Blues in the first half, Lauren James equalised for United but Fran Kirby got the winner. Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa seven-nil but Arsenal lost ground to the top two as they were held to a goalless draw against Reading.

Headlines

Spurs back on track after N’dombele stunner

Tanguy Ndombele celebrates scoring against Sheffield United.

Tottenham’s season got back on track with a 3-1 win at Sheffield United that lifted Spurs briefly back into the top four. Serge Aurier and Harry Kane both scored before United threatened a comeback with a header from David McGoldrick. The scoring was completed by Tanguy N’dombele when he scored with a brilliant, improvised lob which found the bottom corner of the net.

Vocabulary Alert

Language in the headlines

Michail Antonio got West Ham's winner against Burnley.

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?

John Stones scored a double - his first Premier League goals in nearly six years.

City moved within striking distance of the Premier League leaders.

Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 to move ahead of their opponents on goal difference

Arsenal lost ground to the top two as they were held to a goalless draw against Reading.

Tottenham’s season got back on track with a 3-1 win at Sheffield United.

Tanguy N’dombele scored a brilliant, improvised lob.

Prediction

FA Cup Predictions: Manchester United v Liverpool

Manchester United and Liverpool are up against each other again this weekend.

This weekend is the fourth round of the FA Cup. Take a look at who the Premier League teams are playing and make your predictions.

FA Cup fourth round

Manchester United v Liverpool

Chorley v Wolves

Brighton v Blackpool

Sheffield United v Plymouth Argyle

West Ham v Doncaster Rovers

Cheltenham Town v Manchester City

Chelsea v Luton Town

Brentford v Leicester City

Fulham v Burnley

Everton v Sheffield Wednesday

Wycombe Wanderers v Tottenham

Language Challenge

Leicester City beat Southampton 2-0 and are up to third in the table.

Jack, Laura and Rich set you a language challenge. In the podcast, we spoke about the idiom to lose ground. Here are three more sentences which include idioms with the word lose. Can you guess the missing words?

Smaller clubs have ______ to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost _______ when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your _______ like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

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

Discuss

Talk about the headlines

Sam Allardyce got his first win as West Brom's manager. The Baggies beat Wolves 3-2.

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 teams are within striking distance of top spot in the Premier League?
  2. Which teams are separated by goal difference?
  3. Who scored with a lob this weekend?
  4. What are your FA Cup predictions?
  5. Can you do our language challenge?

Write your comments and answers in the section below.

Leave a comment

Log in to leave a comment

Comments

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021
UA
6200
points

N’dombele scored with a lob this weekend.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021 02:24
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

N’dombele scored with a lob this weekend.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021
UA
6200
points

You can’t lose your nerve like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021 02:23
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

You can’t lose your nerve like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021
UA
6200
points

Laura: I think the team just lost confidence when the third goal went in. They gave up.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021 02:21
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Laura: I think the team just lost confidence when the third goal went in. They gave up.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021
UA
6200
points

Smaller clubs have nothing to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/01/2021 02:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Smaller clubs have nothing to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
26/01/2021
TR
6472
points

Language Challenge :

Smaller clubs have ( nothing ) to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost ( faith ) when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your ( game ) like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
26/01/2021 16:20
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Language Challenge :

Smaller clubs have ( nothing ) to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost ( faith ) when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your ( game ) like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
26/01/2021
TR
6472
points

FA Cup predictions :

Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool
Chorley 1-2 Wolves
Brighton 3-1 Blackpool
Sheffield United 3-0 Plymouth Argyle
West Ham 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
Cheltenham Town 1-3 Manchester City
Chelsea 3-1 Luton Town
Brentford 1-3 Leicester City
Fulham 0-3 Burnley
Everton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Tottenham


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
26/01/2021 16:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

FA Cup predictions :

Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool
Chorley 1-2 Wolves
Brighton 3-1 Blackpool
Sheffield United 3-0 Plymouth Argyle
West Ham 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
Cheltenham Town 1-3 Manchester City
Chelsea 3-1 Luton Town
Brentford 1-3 Leicester City
Fulham 0-3 Burnley
Everton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Tottenham

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
26/01/2021
TR
6472
points

1. Manchester City and Leicester City are within a striking distance of top spot in the Premier League.

2. Manchester United & Chelsea are separated by goal difference in the women’s Premier League.

3. Tanguy N’dombele scored a brilliant, improvised lob to lead Spurs win against the bottom side Sheffield United.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
26/01/2021 16:12
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

1. Manchester City and Leicester City are within a striking distance of top spot in the Premier League.

2. Manchester United & Chelsea are separated by goal difference in the women’s Premier League.

3. Tanguy N’dombele scored a brilliant, improvised lob to lead Spurs win against the bottom side Sheffield United.

mechanicbeet
25/01/2021
VE
39
points

Smaller clubs have ******* to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

I think the team just lost all confidence when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your temper like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.


mechanicbeet
25/01/2021 00:32
Venezuela
Manchester United
39

Smaller clubs have ******* to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

I think the team just lost all confidence when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your temper like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

Rich's picture
Rich
25/01/2021
ES
594
points

Hi Mechanicbeet,

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

All your answers fit but for the second and third sentences, we are looking for something that is a bit more idiomatic.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
25/01/2021 08:07
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Mechanicbeet,

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

All your answers fit but for the second and third sentences, we are looking for something that is a bit more idiomatic.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

elghoul's picture
elghoul
23/01/2021
DZ
3988
points

1.City moved within stricking distance of top spot.

2. Man Uni and Chelsea are separated by goal difference.

3. Tanguy N'dombele scored an improvised lob for Tottenham.

Cup  prediction : Man United through with a win in extra time.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
23/01/2021 14:41
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

1.City moved within stricking distance of top spot.

2. Man Uni and Chelsea are separated by goal difference.

3. Tanguy N'dombele scored an improvised lob for Tottenham.

Cup  prediction : Man United through with a win in extra time.

EmyAbs's picture
EmyAbs
23/01/2021
AE
2
points

Which teams are within striking distance of top spot in the Premier League?
crystal palace and Manchester city

Which teams are separated by goal difference?
Chelsea and Manchester city

Who scored with a lob this weekend?
Tanguy N'dombele scored a brilliant improvised lob

What are your FA Cup predictions?
********
Can you do our language challenge?


EmyAbs's picture
EmyAbs
23/01/2021 10:58
United Arab Emirates
Arsenal
2

Which teams are within striking distance of top spot in the Premier League?
crystal palace and Manchester city

Which teams are separated by goal difference?
Chelsea and Manchester city

Who scored with a lob this weekend?
Tanguy N'dombele scored a brilliant improvised lob

What are your FA Cup predictions?
********
Can you do our language challenge?

EmyAbs's picture
EmyAbs
23/01/2021
AE
2
points

Smaller clubs have ___predictions___ to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost __enthusiasm_____ when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your __temper_____ like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.


EmyAbs's picture
EmyAbs
23/01/2021 10:53
United Arab Emirates
Arsenal
2

Smaller clubs have ___predictions___ to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost __enthusiasm_____ when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your __temper_____ like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
21/01/2021
DZ
3988
points

 

Hi,

Language challenge trial.

Smaller clubs have ******* to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost __feet_____ when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your **** like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
21/01/2021 11:54
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

 

Hi,

Language challenge trial.

Smaller clubs have ******* to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost __feet_____ when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your **** like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
20/01/2021
JP
76
points

Language Challenge: I think,

# Laura: I think the team just lost concentration when the third goal went in. They gave up.

# You can’t lose your advantage like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.


Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
20/01/2021 04:26
Japan
Liverpool
76

Language Challenge: I think,

# Laura: I think the team just lost concentration when the third goal went in. They gave up.

# You can’t lose your advantage like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

Rich's picture
Rich
20/01/2021
ES
594
points

Hi Yoshichika,

Your first answer is possible but not the answer we are looking for. Here's a clue: Both answers are idiomatic and both are different body parts.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
20/01/2021 08:59
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Yoshichika,

Your first answer is possible but not the answer we are looking for. Here's a clue: Both answers are idiomatic and both are different body parts.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

hsn's picture
hsn
19/01/2021
TR
4431
points

1-M.City
2-Chelses and M.United
3-My team's player T. N’dombele
4- Manchester United (1) – Liverpool (0)
5-
Smaller clubs have STAND to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.
Laura: I think the team just lost WAY when the third goal went in. They gave up.
You can’t lose your COOL like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

PHRASES

• She was within striking distance for victory at the 100 metres running race however another athlete behind her sprinted and finished the race as a first runner.

• When he scored a double, he braced up the result and finished the match in terms of opponent -:) before last whistle.

• By fluke! Last week same ranking happened here like FA WSL.. My team (BJK) moved to the top spot although they have same points with the second team (FB). There are plus four goal difference in favour of my team. Thus the previous week’s leader of league (FB) lost the ground to my team.

Note: We call “Average” this kind of situation. Meaning is different than English usage. It means having better position in the points table than other team in case of equal points.

• This team haven’t been playing so well recently but they get back on track by the last minute winning this week.

• A goal which scored with a lob is generally shows fault of the keeper. She/He should have known where to stand at the post.

P.S.

• I’m not sure that there is place for "improvised football". It’s an team game and needs hard work as daily exercises except matchday. Maybe it can be subject for individual efforts such as dribbling, shooting or tackling e.t.c.

• In my opinion, instead of scoring by a header at the corner-kick or assisting teammates, if a team win with goal(s) of defenders there might be matters at the in front line.


hsn's picture
hsn
19/01/2021 18:29
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4431

1-M.City
2-Chelses and M.United
3-My team's player T. N’dombele
4- Manchester United (1) – Liverpool (0)
5-
Smaller clubs have STAND to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.
Laura: I think the team just lost WAY when the third goal went in. They gave up.
You can’t lose your COOL like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

PHRASES

• She was within striking distance for victory at the 100 metres running race however another athlete behind her sprinted and finished the race as a first runner.

• When he scored a double, he braced up the result and finished the match in terms of opponent -:) before last whistle.

• By fluke! Last week same ranking happened here like FA WSL.. My team (BJK) moved to the top spot although they have same points with the second team (FB). There are plus four goal difference in favour of my team. Thus the previous week’s leader of league (FB) lost the ground to my team.

Note: We call “Average” this kind of situation. Meaning is different than English usage. It means having better position in the points table than other team in case of equal points.

• This team haven’t been playing so well recently but they get back on track by the last minute winning this week.

• A goal which scored with a lob is generally shows fault of the keeper. She/He should have known where to stand at the post.

P.S.

• I’m not sure that there is place for "improvised football". It’s an team game and needs hard work as daily exercises except matchday. Maybe it can be subject for individual efforts such as dribbling, shooting or tackling e.t.c.

• In my opinion, instead of scoring by a header at the corner-kick or assisting teammates, if a team win with goal(s) of defenders there might be matters at the in front line.

Rich's picture
Rich
20/01/2021
ES
594
points

Hi HSN,

Good to see you using lots of the vocabulary we looked at in this episode!

You might want to have another go at the language challenge. The third answer is possible but not the answer we were looking for.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
20/01/2021 09:01
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi HSN,

Good to see you using lots of the vocabulary we looked at in this episode!

You might want to have another go at the language challenge. The third answer is possible but not the answer we were looking for.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

hsn's picture
hsn
20/01/2021
TR
4431
points

Hi! My Dear Teacher! Thanks for your kindly attention.I'll try forever.
I'm not sure that if the third answer could be CALM. Bye.


hsn's picture
hsn
20/01/2021 14:35
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4431

Hi! My Dear Teacher! Thanks for your kindly attention.I'll try forever.
I'm not sure that if the third answer could be CALM. Bye.

Vic
19/01/2021
MX
817
points

Which teams are within striking distance of top spot in the Premier League?

Manchester City... again could win the Premier, Liverpool needs in way urgent back to the road!!

Which teams are separated by goal difference?

Chelsea and Machester United

Who scored with a lob this weekend?
Tanguy N’dombele

What are your FA Cup predictions?
Liverpool past the next roud through penalties


Vic
19/01/2021 16:57
Mexico
Liverpool
817

Which teams are within striking distance of top spot in the Premier League?

Manchester City... again could win the Premier, Liverpool needs in way urgent back to the road!!

Which teams are separated by goal difference?

Chelsea and Machester United

Who scored with a lob this weekend?
Tanguy N’dombele

What are your FA Cup predictions?
Liverpool past the next roud through penalties

Vic
19/01/2021
MX
817
points

Smaller clubs have a lot of groud to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost groud when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your **** like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.


Vic
19/01/2021 16:53
Mexico
Liverpool
817

Smaller clubs have a lot of groud to lose when they play bigger clubs in the FA Cup so they just go for it.

Laura: I think the team just lost groud when the third goal went in. They gave up.

You can’t lose your **** like that. It was an awful tackle and an obvious red card.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6472
2Alex_from_Ukraine6200
3wsanta5085
4kwesimanifest4768
5hsn4431
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia68953
2Ukraine34192
3Serbia27094
4Spain25834
5Brazil22181
6Albania20578
7Macedonia19063
8Vietnam18536
9Turkey18279
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United134173
2Liverpool101265
3Chelsea83838
4Arsenal79133
5Manchester City50065
6Tottenham Hotspur16281
7Leicester City13327
8Newcastle United10002
9Leeds United7673
10West Ham United5504

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Improve your vocabulary.

Practise your listening skills.

Complete our language challenge and make a Premier League prediction.