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Medium: Loan

Medium: Loan

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 medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There are lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.

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 loan

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: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. Premier Vocabulary has three different levels: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There will be lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.


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

Jack: This is a word we see a lot to talk about players moving from one club to another.

Rich: It’s also a word we use a lot outside of football. Let’s start with how we use the word loan in general English and then we’ll look at how we use it in football.

Jack: Loan can be a verb or a noun. To loan something means to lend something to someone for a specific period of time. 

Rich: The most common thing to talk about here is money and banks. Banks loan people money and they have to pay it back over a specific period of time. 

Jack: Loan is quite a formal word. A friend or a relative usually lends you some money, the car or a book.

Rich: Jack, can you lend me a tenner?

Jack: No chance. You haven’t paid me back the tenner you borrowed last week.

Rich: Loan is also a noun. People get loans from banks to pay for a car or even a house - home loans are usually called mortgages in the UK.

Jack: So we can take out a loan from the bank and we have to repay or payback a loan - usually a little bit every month.

Rich: We can talk about home loans, personal loans, car loans and student loans but what about loans in football?


Jack: When we talk about loans in football we are usually talking about a player that has moved from one club to another temporarily - for a specific period of time.

Rich: The club who own the player has lent him or her to another club who have borrowed that player.

Jack: Last season the Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson was on loan at Sheffield United.

Rich: That’s a strong collocation to be on loan. A player is on loan when they are playing for another club on a temporary basis.

Jack: We might also talk about players being out on loan. Chelsea have lots of players out on loan at the moment. Lewis Baker is out on loan at Trabzonspor in Turkey, Kenedy is on loan at Granada in Spain and Michy Batshuayi is on loan at Crystal Palace.

Rich: If your team has a loan player you might say he’s on loan from followed by the name of the club.

Jack: Leeds’ Jack Harrison is on loan from Manchester City.

Rich: At the moment the transfer window is open and lots of players are moving clubs. Some of these will be loan moves. Players often move on season-long loans to get experience and play first-team football.


Rich: There is the final whistle!

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

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Has your team got anyone on loan or out on loan this season?

Is it good for young players to go on loan somewhere?

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Michaelsun
12/03/2022
CN
738
points

It’s a good for young players to go on loan to get experience and play first-team football.


Michaelsun
12/03/2022 04:08
China
Manchester United
738

It’s a good for young players to go on loan to get experience and play first-team football.

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Gabriel Amaral
24/05/2021
BR
1512
points

Yes, we got. Actually we have some players on loan all around Brazil.
I think it might be, if they have the real opportunity to play at the first team.


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Gabriel Amaral
24/05/2021 18:23
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Yes, we got. Actually we have some players on loan all around Brazil.
I think it might be, if they have the real opportunity to play at the first team.

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Daniel_Baron1503
26/09/2020
CO
119
points

Chelsea got Victor Moses back from loan. He played in Inter de Milan
the last season. He can be a great alternate for Frank Lampard.


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Daniel_Baron1503
26/09/2020 04:44
Colombia
Chelsea
119

Chelsea got Victor Moses back from loan. He played in Inter de Milan
the last season. He can be a great alternate for Frank Lampard.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
25/09/2020
UA
6204
points

It's good for sure for youngsters to be on loan in any case: they then get experienced and have constant practice.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
25/09/2020 02:01
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

It's good for sure for youngsters to be on loan in any case: they then get experienced and have constant practice.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
25/09/2020
UA
6204
points

As far as I know, Liverpool has no one on loan. The opposite is true.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
25/09/2020 01:58
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

As far as I know, Liverpool has no one on loan. The opposite is true.

SinyorOzen's picture
SinyorOzen
24/09/2020
TR
10
points

Gareth Bale has returned back us on loan from Real Madird. Everybody knows Bale had his best season in our club after that He tranferred to Real madrid with record transfer fee. We will be able to see what He can do on following days.We can say this transfer did more power our squad.
If we come to other question, there isn't any doubt for young players to go on loan is sensible. They can find enough minutes to improve their skills . On the other hand there will be no pressure on them so they can play easily without thinking out of football topic


SinyorOzen's picture
SinyorOzen
24/09/2020 15:31
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
10

Gareth Bale has returned back us on loan from Real Madird. Everybody knows Bale had his best season in our club after that He tranferred to Real madrid with record transfer fee. We will be able to see what He can do on following days.We can say this transfer did more power our squad.
If we come to other question, there isn't any doubt for young players to go on loan is sensible. They can find enough minutes to improve their skills . On the other hand there will be no pressure on them so they can play easily without thinking out of football topic

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mobeckham
23/09/2020
TR
6472
points

We got Dean Henderson back from loan last month and he played amazingly last night in Carabao Cup.

I think it's good for young lads to go out on loan to play for the first team in smaller clubs and weaker leagues to improve their fitness and stamina , build their confidence , gain experience and return back to their original club stronger.


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mobeckham
23/09/2020 13:15
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

We got Dean Henderson back from loan last month and he played amazingly last night in Carabao Cup.

I think it's good for young lads to go out on loan to play for the first team in smaller clubs and weaker leagues to improve their fitness and stamina , build their confidence , gain experience and return back to their original club stronger.

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