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This week - Matchweek 5 - Convincing wins

9/17/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Complete the lesson on [Premier Skills English: This week - Matchweek 5 - Convincing...

Duration:00:10:54

Learning Vocabulary: It's raining cats and dogs

9/16/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about rain. It rains quite a lot in the UK so we have a lot of words and phrases connected to rain. Do you know the phrases 'torrential downpour' and 'raining cats and dogs'? Your task this week is to answer three questions about rain in your country. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess, too. Enjoy! Complete the lesson on [Premier Skills English Podcasts:...

Duration:00:12:12

Understanding Grammar - Indirect questions

9/7/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about being more polite in English. One way to be more polite is by using indirect questions when you are speaking to be people you don't know well. Jack and Rich focus on how we create indirect questions and how they are different from direct questions. Your task this week is to change six direct questions into indirect questions in order to be more polite. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a...

Duration:00:13:40

This week - Matchweek 4 - Breaking the deadlock

9/3/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Complete the lesson on [Premier Skills English: This week - Matchweek 4 - Breaking the...

Duration:00:10:36

Speaking Skills - Different Opinions

8/31/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about football rules and laws they would like to change. The language focus is on words and phrases we use to give strong opinions and phrases we use to respond to other people's opinions. Your task is to tell us about a rule or law that you would like to change in the comments section. As always, we have a new football phrase for you to guess at the end of the podcast. Enjoy! Complete the lesson on [Premier Skills English:...

Duration:00:16:26

This week - Matchweek 3 - First wins and late wins

8/27/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. This week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. [Find all the activities, competitions and discussion sections on the...

Duration:00:09:54

Learning Vocabulary: At the gym

8/23/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich goes to a gym for the first time and talks about the experience. In the roleplay, Jack is a gym instructor and Rich is trying out some of the equipment. The language focus is on the words and phrases we use when talking about exercise and fitness. Your task is to complete our fitness challenge and tell us all about it. As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess at the end of the podcast. Enjoy! [Complete the full lesson...

Duration:00:16:28

This week - Matchweek 2 - Hat-trick Hero

8/20/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the recent action form the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and describe lots of football English for you to learn. Find the transcript, competitions and a discussion section on the Premier Skills English website:...

Duration:00:10:12

Speaking Skills - Changing the subject

8/17/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich look at words and phrases you can use to change the topic or subject of a conversation. Maybe you need to tell someone something urgently or maybe you would prefer that the person you are speaking to would talk less or about something else; there are lots of reasons to change the direction of a conversation. The language focus is on the words and phrases you need to do this politely in both formal and informal situations. Your task...

Duration:00:12:06

This week - Matchweek 1

8/14/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the opening weekend of the Premier League season. They also announce a new prediction competition which you can join. In addition to this, Rich and Jack have lots of football English for you to learn. Find all our activities and join Premier League fans from around the world on the Premier Skills English website:...

Duration:00:09:25

Understanding Grammar - Would

8/5/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about the new Premier League season which kicks off on the 10th of August. They speak about what they would like to see happen in the Premier League this season. They talk about the teams and players they would like to see make an impact this season. The language focus is on different ways to use the word 'would'. We would like to hear from you! What would you like to happen in the Premier League this season? We also have a...

Duration:00:10:08

Learning Vocabulary: Football kits

7/26/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich are talking about football kits. Rich has a new Liverpool shirt, but Jack prefers an Arsenal hat and scarf to the shirt. The language focus is on words and phrases we use to describe football kits: the colours, patterns and designs can sometimes be quite complicated to explain. Your task is to design your perfect football shirt. As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess at the end of the podcast. Enjoy!

Duration:00:08:50

Speaking Skills - Summarising

7/20/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich say goodbye to the World Cup in Russia. Jack didn't watch the World Cup Final because he got the kick-off time wrong so Rich sums up what happened. The language focus is on summarising skills and they talk about what you need to do to give a good summary for someone and also look at lots of words and phrases you can use when summarising something. They also take a look at some common collocations with the words 'match' and 'game'....

Duration:00:12:48

This Week - World Cup & Fantasy Football

7/17/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich round-up events from Russia as the World Cup comes to an end. They also announce the winners of our World Cup Prediction Competition. In addition to this, Rich and Jack have news about the Premier League's Fantasy Football competition and the Premier Skills League they would like everyone to join. Find out more on the Premier Skills...

Duration:00:05:50

Learning Vocabulary: Congratulations and commiserations

7/10/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich host their fourth World Cup podcast. They give you two roleplays where you have the chance to learn the language you need to congratulate someone when they win something or do something well. They also give you the chance to learn the words and phrases you need to commiserate with someone when their team loses or something bad happens. Your task is to congratulate fans from teams around the world if their team has done well in the...

Duration:00:11:06

Football Shout-out: After the match

7/10/2018
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Welcome to Football Shout-out from Premier Skills English, where we talk about the language you need when watching a match. Whether you are a super fan or an armchair supporter you won't be able to avoid football on TV this summer. In Football Shout-out, Jack and Rich present useful language to shout at the TV screen when watching a match with or without friends! In this episode, they look at some words and phrases that fans use after a match. Do you know what 'hanging on' means?

Duration:00:07:24

Football Shout-out: Set pieces

7/10/2018
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Welcome to Football Shout-out from Premier Skills English, where we talk about the language you need when watching a match. Whether you are a super fan or an armchair supporter you won't be able to avoid football on TV this summer. In Football Shout-out, Jack and Rich present useful language to shout at the TV screen when watching a match with or without friends! In this episode, they look at some words and phrases that fans use when your team has a set-piece such as a corner or a free-kick....

Duration:00:07:54

Football Shout-out: Losing

7/2/2018
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Welcome to Football Shout-out from Premier Skills English, where we talk about the language you need when watching a match. Whether you are a super fan or an armchair supporter you won't be able to avoid football on TV this summer. In Football Shout-out, Jack and Rich present useful language to shout at the TV screen when watching a match with or without friends! In this episode, they look at some words and phrases that fans use when your team is losing and when they have lost. Do you know...

Duration:00:07:22

Understanding Grammar - Conditionals

7/2/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich host their third World Cup podcast. In this podcast, they are going to do two roleplays. This podcast was recorded on the 20th of June and the roleplays are based on an imaginary result for England's match against Panama. The result sets up the language focus on speculating before and after a football match with a specific emphasis on conditional forms. Your task is to write about the action at the World Cup and write some...

Duration:00:14:17

Football Shout-out: Missing Chances

6/27/2018
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Welcome to Football Shout-out from Premier Skills English, where we talk about the language you need when watching a match. Whether you are a super fan or an armchair supporter you won't be able to avoid football on TV this summer. In Football Shout-out, Jack and Rich present useful language to shout at the TV screen when watching a match with or without friends! In this episode, they look at some words and phrases that fans shout when an opposition player or someone on their own team misses...

Duration:00:08:27