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Hello, my name is Laura, and welcome to our weekly round up section called This Week on Premier Skills English.

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Hi there, I'm Jack. We've got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

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My name's Rich.

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If you want to listen and read at the same time, we have a transcript of this podcast on the Premier Skills English website.

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This week we focus on the fourth round of the FA Cup with a huge win in the Women's Super League.

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

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We want you to use and practice these words and phrases by interacting with Premier League fans from around the world in our comments section.

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You can find all our latest content on the Premier Skills English homepage or the Premier Skills British Council Facebook page.

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The words and phrases we're looking at this week are stalemates, thriller summit, call off knockouts and survive a scare later on.

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We'll also have a language challenge for you to have a go at, so you need to be ready for that. United Whincup thriller at Old Trafford, only seven days after producing a Premier League stalemate at Anfield, Manchester United, beat Liverpool three two in a cup thriller at Old Trafford.

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Mohammed Salah opened the scoring, but United fought back with goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

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Liverpool equalised when Salah got his second, but Bruno Fernandez got the winner when he bent his free kick around the wall and into the top corner.

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It was a fantastic cup tie. Both teams went for the win. Yes, it was an end to end game.

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I like this phrase end to end. It was an end to end game. It means that the ball moved from one side of the pitch to the other. First one team attacked and then the other.

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There were loads of chances the match could have finished six oh. It was a KUPP thriller. That's the first word we want to look at this week. A thriller. We usually see the word thriller used in connection with films or books, my favorite types of films are thrillers. Thrillers are films and books with exciting stories, they're often about crime we can use in sports in the same way a thriller is an exciting match or a cop thriller is an exciting mukti.

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There are usually lots of goals and chances for both teams, and these games are usually end to end.

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It was very different from last week when Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goal. The stalemate.

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We used this word stalemate in the headline only seven days after producing a Premier League stalemate at Anfield.

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Stalemate is when neither side can win or get an advantage, so nothing happens or changes.

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The term stalemate comes from chess and is used when one player can't move. But that king is not being attacked. The game ends as a draw in football. It describes a match where defences are on top and not much is happening. It's all a bit boring, the opposite of a thriller.

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Let's move on to our second headline, City in Seventh Heaven as United got off Manchester City one seven one at Brighton to go third in the Women's Super League, Manchester City won seven one at Brighton to go third in the Women's Super League. But the red half of Manchester will be the happier as United's to nil win against Birmingham took them to the summit of the table. The rest of the fixtures were called off this weekend due to bad weather and frozen pictures.

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I see we're using the phrase to be in seventh heaven again this week. We said last time all journalists use this phrase, whenever a team scored seven goals, well, maybe not always, but not when Aston Villa scored seven. What word do you think journalists use when Valasco seven? No idea. We use the word earlier. Aston Villa in seven goal. Oh, yes. I suppose they used it a lot when Aston Villa beat Liverpool seven two earlier this season.

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We don't talk about that. Let's look at some more language. We said that United have reached the summit of the table.

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This word is usually used to talk about mountains. The summit is the top of a mountain. Everest is eight thousand eight hundred and forty eight metres high at its summit.

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It actually changed recently because the Nepalese and Chinese governments disagreed on its height and now they agree.

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Yep, it's eight thousand eight hundred and forty eight metres and 86 centimetres at the summit. We can also use the word summit to describe the highest or most successful point in something city have reached the summit and the Women's Super League. A player might reach the summit of his or her career when they win the World Cup.

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It's like the peak pinnacle of something when we talk about someone's career.

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The other word I want to take a look at from the headline is a phrasal verb, and it's called off. Lots of matches were called off because of bad weather this weekend.

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To call off means to cancel something. The matches were canceled because pitches were frozen.

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We use the word Koloff, but the matches will be played in a few weeks. So they haven't been called off or cancelled permanently? No, they've just been postponed. To postpone something means to cancel something temporarily and arrange for it to take place at a later time.

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Let's move on to our final headline. Abraham gets Chelsea firing, but holders are out in other fourth round fake up action, Chelsea got an important win against Lutin with Tammy Abraham grabbing a hat trick.

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But Arsenal were knocked out one nil by Southampton.

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Manchester City survived a scare at Cheltenham and there were wins for Leicester, Burnley, Everton, Sheffield, United, Brighton, West Ham and Wolves.

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There were no big shocks in this round. The only Premier League teams to get knocked out by other Premier League teams to knockout is our first bits of language from this headline.

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To knock a team out of a competition means to eliminate them from the competition.

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Southampton knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

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We can say that Southampton knocked Arsenal out or Southampton knocked out Arsenal. We can also use the word knockout as an adjective. PFA cup is a knockout competition. We often speak about knockout matches or the knockout rounds or stages of the competition.

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The knockout stages are what comes after the group stages of a competition. In the knockout stages, the winners go to the next round or stage and the losers are eliminated. This happens in cup competitions like the Champions League and the World Cup, the phrasal verb knockout has a more general meaning. It means to cause someone to become unconscious. A footballer could be knocked out by an accidental elbow from an opponent or even a ball that hits him or her in the face.

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It's used a lot in boxing. The boxers try to knock each other out.

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In the headline, we said that Manchester City survived a scare. Let's look at this bit of language.

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You may see this when a big team wins against a smaller team, but it was a difficult match and the smaller teams scored first.

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Manchester City were losing one nil to Cheltenham after eight minutes. I imagine city fans were frightened or scared that their team would lose. But City scored three times in the last 10 minutes, they survived a scare and are in the hat for the next round. OK, we've looked at three stories and lots of vocabulary in our headlines. The words and phrases we've looked at were stalemate, thriller, summit, cool off, knock out and survive a scare.

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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. United Whincup thriller at Old Trafford, only seven days after producing a Premier League stalemate at Anfield, Manchester United beat Liverpool three two in a cup Thrilla at Old Trafford.

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Mohammed Salah opened the scoring, but United fought back with goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

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Liverpool equalised when Salah got his second, but Bruno Fernandez got the winner when he bent his free kick around the wall and into the top corner city in Seventh Heaven as United got off Manchester City one seven one at Brighton to go third in the Women's Super League, Manchester City, one seven one at Brighton to go third in the Women's Super League.

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But the red half of Manchester will be the happier as United's two nil win against Birmingham took them to the summit of the table.

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The rest of the fixtures were called off this weekend due to bad weather and frozen pictures.

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Abraham gets Chelsea firing, but holders are out in other fourth round FA Cup action. Chelsea got an important win against Lutin with Tammy Abraham grabbing a hat trick.

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But Arsenal were knocked out one nil by Southampton.

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Manchester City survived a scare at Cheltenham and there were wins for Leicester, Burnley, Everton, Sheffield, United, Brighton, West Ham and Wolves.

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Last week, Rich predicted a three to win in the Manchester United Liverpool match. Yes, but I predicted a three to win for Liverpool, not for Manchester United.

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Oh, dear. Unlucky. Which match are you going to predict this week?

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This week, there's lots of Premier League action matches in midweek and at the weekend, Manchester United are now the team at the top and the team to beat. So I'm going to take a look at United's trip to Arsenal next Saturday. The gunners have turned their form around recently, although they did get knocked out of the FA Cup last week. United are on fire and I think they'll continue.

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They're fine for final score. Arsenal one. Manchester United three.

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Oh, I'm not so sure. I think Arsenal will put up a better fight than you think.

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Someone all what do you think the score will be?

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We want all of you to make your predictions for this match and all the Premier League fixtures, which you can find on the Premier Skills English website.

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To finish up the show, we've got a quick language challenge connected to this week's vocabulary.

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Earlier, we spoke about the phrasal verb to call off. It means to postpone or cancel something.

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Here are three more sentences which include phrasal verbs with off. Can you tell us the missing words? All her hard work on the training ground has off, she's playing really well now. I don't like players who. Off when they are winning easily, I don't think it's very sporting. The defender just. Off at the back post and the striker got in front of him and scored, we wanted to write the answers on the premier Skills English website, where we have some more questions and activities connected to this week's show.

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Or write your answer on Apple podcast. If that's why you listen to us, just write the answers in the review section and say hi before we finish.

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We just wanted to say that we hope you found this lesson useful and we hope all of you stay fit and healthy.

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Bye for now and enjoy your football.