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Easy: Kit

Easy: Kit

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 kit

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: kit.

Jack: The word kit is usually used to describe a set of something.

Rich: Let’s start with our main football example and then we’ll look at some other types of kit.

Jack: When we’re talking about football and we use the word kit we’re nearly always talking about what we wear to play football.

Rich: A football kit is the set of clothes we wear to play football. A football kit consists of the football shirt, shorts and socks.

Jack: We talk about home kits and away kits and sometimes even third kits.

Rich: A home kit is what a team wears when they play at home and an away kit is what a team wears when they are playing matches away from home.

Jack: And a third kit?

Rich: This is what a team wear when their away kit and home kit clash with their opponents home kit.

Jack: A kit clash is when two teams’ kits are very similar to each other.

Rich: You can’t have this. The players wouldn’t know who to pass to.

Jack: That’s why we have third kits. Manchester City’s is really cool - a paisley shirt.

Rich: I’m not so sure. It might look good for a night out but not on a football pitch.

Jack: Have a look at the Manchester City players in their paisley shirts on the main page for this podcast and tell us if you like this kit.


Rich: OK, we’ve been talking about football kits but there are many other types of kit. 

Jack: Remember kit is usually used for a set of something. You can get all kinds of sports kits: tennis kit, cricket kit, rugby kit.

Rich: When we talk about football kit we are usually just referring to clothes but for other sports, we might be talking about clothes and equipment.

Jack: You need a lot of kit for cricket. Clothes, helmet, pads, and of course a bat.

Rich: We also talk about kits when we talk about music. I think the most common type of kit in music is a drum kit.

Jack: A drum kit is a set of drums.

Rich: We also talk about a toolkit or a first-aid kit. Again this would be a set of tools or medicine and bandages and things - usually in a box.

Jack: Kit is also used to describe a set of things you need to put together.

Rich: You might enjoy putting together model aeroplanes, boats or cars from a kit or maybe you’ve bought a drone kit and made your own drone.

Jack: We talk about it more generally, too. What kind of kit might you need before going camping for example?

Rich: We might also talk about kit for things someone needs for a specific purpose. Doctors, nurses, soldiers and police officers all carry kit with them.


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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Describe your favourite team's football kit.

What's your favourite ever football kit?

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hsn's picture
hsn
24/11/2020
TR
1402
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Describe your favourite team's football kit. What's your favourite ever football kit?
I don’t prefer colourful kit. Black and white is my favourite colours.It can be combined like white shirt without stripes, black shorts and white socks.
Some teams play with pink colour shirt or a shirt with wide stripe from opposite shoulder to waistline. It looks funny.


hsn's picture
hsn
24/11/2020 17:07
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
1402

Describe your favourite team's football kit. What's your favourite ever football kit?
I don’t prefer colourful kit. Black and white is my favourite colours.It can be combined like white shirt without stripes, black shorts and white socks.
Some teams play with pink colour shirt or a shirt with wide stripe from opposite shoulder to waistline. It looks funny.

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
03/10/2020
ZW
1739
points

I am out of words with Chelsea 2020/21 away kit. The large 3 printed on shirts what is it for.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
03/10/2020 06:58
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1739

I am out of words with Chelsea 2020/21 away kit. The large 3 printed on shirts what is it for.

bao1960's picture
bao1960
02/10/2020
VN
257
points

good lesson.


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bao1960
02/10/2020 11:23
Vietnam
Newcastle United
257

good lesson.

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Liubomyr
29/09/2020
UA
4157
points

The last season Watford had a quite remarkable Adidas "half and half" yellow-black shirt. I really liked it, because it looked fresh. This season Watford changed supplier to Kelme, but the new shirt with sunbeam pattern looks 'psychedelic' and strange to me.
And its a pity for me that in 2016 Premier League allowed more sponsor branding on the kit, i.e. on the sleeves. I prefer a minimalistic design with the fewer ad as possible.


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Liubomyr
29/09/2020 16:53
Ukraine
Watford
4157

The last season Watford had a quite remarkable Adidas "half and half" yellow-black shirt. I really liked it, because it looked fresh. This season Watford changed supplier to Kelme, but the new shirt with sunbeam pattern looks 'psychedelic' and strange to me.
And its a pity for me that in 2016 Premier League allowed more sponsor branding on the kit, i.e. on the sleeves. I prefer a minimalistic design with the fewer ad as possible.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020
UA
5380
points

I have got a voluminous toolkit for my bikes. :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020 16:26
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

I have got a voluminous toolkit for my bikes. :-)

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020
UA
5380
points

My favourite ever kit is of Dinamo Kiev of 70-80-90-ies with the blue "Д" (D) on a white jersey. I used to have and wear it in my childhood. I was even a young Dinamovite taking wrestling lessons on the Dinamo sports complex at the age of 12.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020 16:24
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

My favourite ever kit is of Dinamo Kiev of 70-80-90-ies with the blue "Д" (D) on a white jersey. I used to have and wear it in my childhood. I was even a young Dinamovite taking wrestling lessons on the Dinamo sports complex at the age of 12.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020
UA
5380
points

There are so many Liverpool kits. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020 16:21
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

There are so many Liverpool kits. :-)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
29/09/2020
TR
5488
points

Well , I like lots of kits that are either stylish or have good memories.
My favourite three are the umbro red home kit of Manchester United season 1998/99 , England umbro white kit in World Cup 1998 and Romania's adidas classic yellow kit which was worn in World Cup 1994.


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mobeckham
29/09/2020 14:37
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

Well , I like lots of kits that are either stylish or have good memories.
My favourite three are the umbro red home kit of Manchester United season 1998/99 , England umbro white kit in World Cup 1998 and Romania's adidas classic yellow kit which was worn in World Cup 1994.

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mobeckham
29/09/2020
TR
5488
points

My favourite team's football kit has to be back in 1998/99 season which was the home kit of Manchester United , a red umbro kit sponsored by SHARP with umbro brand mascot striped on the sleeves of the shirt with standard old Premier League sleeve patches. It looked brilliant on players and on me too especially the one with long sleeves.


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mobeckham
29/09/2020 14:33
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

My favourite team's football kit has to be back in 1998/99 season which was the home kit of Manchester United , a red umbro kit sponsored by SHARP with umbro brand mascot striped on the sleeves of the shirt with standard old Premier League sleeve patches. It looked brilliant on players and on me too especially the one with long sleeves.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020
UA
5380
points

I've got one such of D.Beckham and wear it either on the pitch or riding my bike.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020 16:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

I've got one such of D.Beckham and wear it either on the pitch or riding my bike.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
30/09/2020
TR
5488
points

woww Alex lucky you to have this privilege

I'm so pleased to hear that from you :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
30/09/2020 14:29
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

woww Alex lucky you to have this privilege

I'm so pleased to hear that from you :)

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/10/2020
UA
5380
points

Thanks, Muhammad, I need to explain: this T-shirt is not Beckham's himself but with #7 and his surname on it. :-) 


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/10/2020 04:59
Ukraine
Liverpool
5380

Thanks, Muhammad, I need to explain: this T-shirt is not Beckham's himself but with #7 and his surname on it. :-) 

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