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

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Hi there. I'm rich. We've got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English. And I'm Jack, and we hope you are all well. Football is back. Well, it never really went away, did it? No, in the same week, Bayern Munich won the Champions League and the day before Leon won the Women's Champion's League, the English football season kicked off with the community shield.

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And Arsenal finished the month of August in exactly the same way they started it lifting a trophy at Wembley. Yes.

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In our headlines this week, we'll be talking about Arsenal's win over Liverpool in the community shield, some exciting new Premier League signings and the return of fans to Premier League stadiums.

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But more importantly, our main aim is to focus on some football English for you to learn.

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We'll look at three football headlines from the last seven days and focus on some useful bits of vocabulary from each story.

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And 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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And a little later, we'll also have a Premier League prediction for you.

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This week, we're going to take a look at the opening fixtures in the Women's Super League.

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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. You can find all of our latest content on the premiere skills English homepage or the premiere Skills British Council Facebook page. Don't forget that we also have our weekly premiere Skills English podcast that's released every Friday, every week, we help you with some different vocabulary or and aspects of grammar.

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Our latest podcast is called English at Work Managing Conflict.

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In the role play, we go back to the football themed cafe, which recounts and he's having a few problems with his staff.

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Jack works as a waiter and Rowan works in the kitchen and they're arguing over who should get the tips, which customers leave.

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We focus on language connected to managing conflict in a business context.

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You can find the lesson on the home page on the Premier Skills English website. OK, you are now going to hear three headlines after each headline, we'll have a little discussion and look at some vocabulary.

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The words and phrases we're looking at this week are on penalties to miss from the spot a done deal to snap up a preseason friendly and one all later on will also have a language challenge for you to have a go at.

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So you need to be ready for that. Penalties seal community shield for Arsenal, Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to win the community shield and clinch their second Wembley win in less than a month, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a brilliant curling effort.

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But Takumi Menomena equalised in the second half with his first goal for the club.

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Liverpool youngster Ryan Brewster was the only player to miss from the spot and Aubameyang hits the winning spot kick a tough way to lose on penalties.

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It's only a friendly really isn't the community shield. That's what the fans always say about it when they lose. It's another trophy in the cabinet for Arsenal and that's all I've got to say.

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Yeah, but we're here to talk about the language. Remember, let's talk about penalties. We said Arsenal won on penalties. It's the preposition that's interesting here, when a team wins a penalty shootout, we say they won the match on penalties they won by winning a penalty shootout.

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A penalty shootout often happens after extra time again, the proposition is interesting because if a team wins an extra time, we say that they won after extra time when we talk about the result.

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So you win after extra time or win on penalties, I'm sure Liverpool would have beaten Arsenal in extra time, but the match went straight to penalties. To go straight to penalties means there is no extra time.

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After 90 minutes, we often use the word spot cake as a synonym of a penalty.

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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning spot kick to miss from the spot means to miss a penalty or penalty kick. The spot is the penalty spot, we said. Liverpool youngster Ryan Brewster was the only player to miss from the spot. Let's move on to our second headline, transfer markets hotting up, there have already been some big moves this summer. Chelsea have done a lot of business and some of that done deals include the signings of Timo Virna, Hakeem Zsh, Tiago Silva and Ben Chilwell.

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One player moving the other way is William Arsenate have snapped him up on a free transfer.

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Lots of business being done in the transfer markets already.

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The transfer window is open until October the 5th, so there'll be many more transfers yet. Chelsea have done a lot of business, Timo Werner is a great player and I think could become a real Premier League star.

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Let's look at some language we spoke about done deals, a done deal is an agreement or plan that has been finalized when we speak about done deals in the transfer market.

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We're talking about transfers that have taken place.

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We said the arsenal have snapped, will end up on a free transfer to snap up is a phrasal verb and it means to buy something quickly because it's cheap or you want it very much.

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Arsenal wanted William very much and he was free. They snapped him up. Let's move on to our final headline.

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Fans return to Premier League stadiums last Saturday, so fans at a Premier League stadium for the first time since March when two thousand five hundred Brighton supporters were allowed to attend the pre-season friendly between the Eagles and Chelsea fans were required to follow social distancing rules and had to wear face coverings inside and outside the stadium, but could remove them once in their seats. The match finished one of.

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Good to see fans back in the stadiums, but we might have to wait a while until we see fans back for Premier League matches and even longer until we see stadiums at full capacity.

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Yes, this is one of a number of trial events that are being conducted around the country. Let's hope the results are positive and fans are back sooner rather than later. We'll look at a couple of easy phrases from the headline, we said that Britney and Chelsea played a preseason friendly.

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A friendly or friendly match is not competitive, it's not a league or cup match, they're usually played to help players get back to full fitness after a break. A preseason friendly is a friendly match that is played before the season kicks off. The Brights and Chelsea Match finished one, so we use all four matches that finish level and have goals in them. We can say one or two, all three or four all. But we don't say nil or zero or shall we say nil male or cholesterol, OK, we've looked at three stories and six bits of vocabulary in our headlines.

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The words and phrases we've looked at are on penalties to miss from the spot a done deal to snap up a preseason friendly and one onel.

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Penalties seal community shield for Arsenal, Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to win the community shield and clinch their second Wembley win in less than a month.

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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a brilliant curling effort, but Takumi Menomena equalised in the second half with his first goal for the club. Liverpool youngster Ryan Brewster was the only player to miss from the spot and Aubameyang hits the winning spot kick transfer markets hotting up.

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They have already been some big moves this summer. Chelsea have done a lot of business and some of that done deals include the signings of Timo Virna, Hakeem Zsh, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell. One player moving the other way is Willian Arsenal have snapped him up on a free transfer fan's return to Premier League stadiums last Saturday.

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So fans at a Premier League stadium for the first time since March, when two thousand five hundred Brighton supporters were allowed to attend the pre-season friendly between the Seagull's and Chelsea fans were required to follow social distancing rules and had to wear face coverings inside and outside the stadium, but could remove them once in their seats. The match finished one of. You didn't do very well with your predictions last week, you went for Manchester City and Liverpool to win the community shield, but it was Chelsea and Arsenal who lifted the trophy.

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Yes, very poor from me. But it's the beginning of the season. Anything can happen this week sees the Women's Super League kick off their season. So that's where we're going with this week's prediction. Yes, and it's a big match. Manchester United played their first ever match in the Women's Super League against last season's winners and last week's community shield winners, Chelsea. It's a baptism of fire for the Manchester Club and will be a tough challenge.

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I think United will do well this season, but we'll need time to settle into the league. Final score. Manchester United won Chelsea three.

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If you're interested in the Women's Super League, head to the FFA Player website where you'll find highlights, goals and even live matches. So that's our prediction, what's yours?

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Do you agree, let us know if you watch a match this weekend on the premiere 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. Earlier, we spoke about spot kicks and missing from the spot.

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Here are three of the sentences that use phrases with spot. Do you know the missing word? He's so lazy he never tracks back. Just because he's moved clubs doesn't mean he'll change. A leopard doesn't its spots.

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I know I don't support Leeds United, but I've got a real spot for them. I always want them to do well.

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So many of our listeners get our football phrases spot. Sometimes I'm really surprised because the phrases are really difficult. We want you to write the correct 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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All right. Your answer on Apple podcast, if that's where you listen to us, just write the answers in the resection and say hi. 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.

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Bye for now and enjoy your football.