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Easy: Debut

Easy: Debut

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases. Things you use and need to know to play the game.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the word debut

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases; things you use and need to know to play the game.


Rich: The word we are looking at in this episode is: debut.

Jack: The word debut is used to describe the first public appearance of a performer or sports player.

Rich: You need to be careful with the spelling. The word is spelled: DEBUT.

Jack: The word comes from French and you need to remember it’s got a T on the end. A silent T.

Rich: Debut is not just used to talk about football players, is it?

Jack: No. It can be used to talk about actors and other performers who are performing on stage for the first time.

Rich: An actor might make her film debut or her stage debut. The first would be her first appearance in a film and the second would be her first appearance in a play at the theatre.

Jack: We also might hear it used in connection with music. Bands and singers talk about their debut single or debut album.

Rich: These would be the first pieces of music a band has recorded and released to the public.

Jack: The Beatles debut album was called Please, please me.

Rich: Now we’re going to look at the word debut in a bit more detail and how we use it in sports and football.


Jack: Ross Barkley made his debut for Aston Villa last weekend. He scored on his debut. 

Rich: Ross Barkley made his debut. That’s the most common collocation when a player plays for a club for the first time - to make your debut.

Jack: He scored on his debut. Lots of things can happen on your debut. You might score on your debut, save a penalty on your debut or get sent off on your debut.

Rich: Other collocations you might hear include full debut, first-team debut, league debut and international debut.

Jack: A full debut highlights that a player is starting a match for the first time. A player might have come on as a substitute in the past but have not started a game.

Rich: A first-team debut usually highlights a young player that might have played for a club’s youth teams but never for the senior side.

Jack: A league debut highlights a player that is playing in the league for the first time but may have previously played in cup competitions.

Rich: And an international debut is when a player represents their country for the first time.


Jack: There is the final whistle!

Rich: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Has anyone made their debut for your club recently?

What's the best debut you can remember?

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Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
25/05/2021
BR
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Emerson, right back from Betis, will make his debut for the national team next FIFA window this june.
I remember when Ronaldo made his debut in a local derby for Corinthians and scored at his first touch! He went to the stands to celebrate with fans that climbed the fences and it felt!


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
25/05/2021 19:38
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Emerson, right back from Betis, will make his debut for the national team next FIFA window this june.
I remember when Ronaldo made his debut in a local derby for Corinthians and scored at his first touch! He went to the stands to celebrate with fans that climbed the fences and it felt!

hsn's picture
hsn
23/11/2020
TR
3480
points

Has anyone made their debut for your club recently?
This season, Gareth Bale made his second debut after returned to Tottenham.

What's the best debut you can remember?
In 2005, my compatriot Nuri Şahin made his international debut at a friendly match with Germany and also scored a goal.
In those days, he was just 17 years old with a fame of youngest player of Bundesliga.( Borussia Dortmund )


hsn's picture
hsn
23/11/2020 16:45
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
3480

Has anyone made their debut for your club recently?
This season, Gareth Bale made his second debut after returned to Tottenham.

What's the best debut you can remember?
In 2005, my compatriot Nuri Şahin made his international debut at a friendly match with Germany and also scored a goal.
In those days, he was just 17 years old with a fame of youngest player of Bundesliga.( Borussia Dortmund )

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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/10/2020
UA
6176
points

Any debut with goals scored can be considered as the best for a player.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/10/2020 06:27
Ukraine
Liverpool
6176

Any debut with goals scored can be considered as the best for a player.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/10/2020
UA
6176
points

A few of Shakhtar Donetsk players have their debut internationally in an amazing victory against Real Madrid on their pitch. It happened due to Shakhtar's lack of healthy players.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/10/2020 06:25
Ukraine
Liverpool
6176

A few of Shakhtar Donetsk players have their debut internationally in an amazing victory against Real Madrid on their pitch. It happened due to Shakhtar's lack of healthy players.

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mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
6397
points

The best debut was back in 2005 when Wayne Rooney played his Champions League debut for Manchester United against Fenerbahçe , the Turkish famous club , and he scored a hat-trick and won man of the match award.
It was a night to remember for him and all United fans.


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mobeckham
06/10/2020 14:37
Turkey
Manchester United
6397

The best debut was back in 2005 when Wayne Rooney played his Champions League debut for Manchester United against Fenerbahçe , the Turkish famous club , and he scored a hat-trick and won man of the match award.
It was a night to remember for him and all United fans.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/10/2020
TR
6397
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Van De Beek made his debut for Manchester United a month ago and scored in his debut against Crystal Palace.


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mobeckham
06/10/2020 14:35
Turkey
Manchester United
6397

Van De Beek made his debut for Manchester United a month ago and scored in his debut against Crystal Palace.

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