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Learning Vocabulary - Health and Fitness

2/22/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about the language of health and fitness. They roleplay three different situations and introduce lots of different phrases about diet and fitness. We also ask you to discuss health: What is more important for a healthy lifestyle? Diet or exercise? [Premier Skills English Podcast: Learning Vocabulary - Health and...

Duration:00:15:32

Understanding Grammar - What would you do?

2/14/2018
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In this week's [Premier Skills English Podcast](https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts/understanding-grammar-what-would-you-do), Jack and Rich talk about the language of dilemmas or difficult choices. They talk about situations that footballers face on the pitch situations that everybody might face off the pitch. Rich and Jack talk about what you should do and what they would do in different dilemmas. Do you know how to use should and would when speaking...

Duration:00:14:02

This week - Matchweek 27

2/12/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 27? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your...

Duration:00:09:47

Learning Vocabulary - Breaking the Ice

2/7/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about the language you need when you meet someone for the first time. They talk about informal and formal situations and focus on the informal and formal language you can use in different situations. When should you say, 'It's an absolute pleasure to meet you' and when should you say, 'Hey, How you doing?'. It can be difficult to break the ice so Jack and Rich roleplay three different situations where you might find yourself...

Duration:00:16:16

This week - Matchweeks 25 & 26

2/5/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 25 and 26? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how...

Duration:00:08:25

Learning Vocabulary - 10 Phrasal Verbs connected to travel

1/30/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about phrasal verbs that are connected to travelling. What time do you set off in the morning? Have you ever been late to check in at the airport? Phrasal verbs are difficult to learn but you can increase your vocabulary by learning and using them. In this podcast, we focus on ten phrasal verbs about travel and we share personal anecdotes to introduce the phrasal verbs. Your task is to share a travel experience using the...

Duration:00:13:36

Speaking Exams - The Long Turn

1/24/2018
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In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about speaking exams. They focus specifically on the long turn which is the part in many international exams when the candidate has to speak alone for one to two minutes. Speaking exams can be difficult but there are things that you can practise to become better at them. Rich and Jack talk about the importance of using linking words to contrast ideas and the use of circumlocution strategies when you can't remember a specific...

Duration:00:18:56

This week - Matchweek 24

1/23/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 24? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your...

Duration:00:09:58

Listening Skills - Noisy Places

1/16/2018
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In this week’s Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the problems that learners can have when they have to listen and respond in noisy places. Outside the classroom, life is rarely quiet! One of the most complicated tasks for learners is when they have to listen and respond in situations where there is a lot of noise e.g. a cafe, a football match, a town centre or wherever loud music might be playing. Jack and Rich roleplay some different situations to give you some...

Duration:00:13:41

This week - Matchweek 23

1/15/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 23? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your...

Duration:00:08:44

This week - Festive Football

1/8/2018
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week - Festive Football, Jack and Rich talk about all of the Premier League action over Christmas and the New Year; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us...

Duration:00:09:30

This week - Matchweek 16

12/11/2017
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 16? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your...

Duration:00:08:54

Speaking Skills - Paying for things

12/8/2017
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In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack help you with the language you need when you need to pay for things. Paying for something in a supermarket is easy but there are some situations when paying for things can be more difficult and you need to know some different phrases. In this podcast, Jack and Rich look at some of the phrases you need to pay for things on the phone, in a taxi, at a restaurant and on public transport. We also have a new football phrase for you to...

Duration:00:13:54

This Week - Matchweek 14 & 15

12/4/2017
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 14 & 15? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how...

Duration:00:11:15

Perfect Pronunciation - Consonant Sounds

12/1/2017
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich focus on pronunciation. They talk about five of the most difficult consonant sounds (sounds that are not vowels) in English. Jack and Rich give you lots of example sentences to practise and advice on how you can get better at making these sounds. Your task is to tell other listeners which consonant sounds are most difficult for speakers of your language to pronounce. At the end of the podcast, we have a new football phrase for...

Duration:00:16:46

This week - Matchweek 13

11/27/2017
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 13? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your...

Duration:00:08:22

Understanding Grammar - Too v Enough

11/24/2017
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich is very tired and he doesn't know why. Jack thinks it might be Rich's diet or lack of exercise, but it's actually something very different. The language focus is on the words enough and too and how we use them to talk about things we would like to do more of and things we would like to do less. As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess. Enjoy!

Duration:00:15:20

This week - Matchweek 12

11/20/2017
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Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of all the action from the Premier League for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about all of the weekend's action in the Premier League; the big headlines and the main talking points. We also ask you to get involved; do you agree with Jack and Rich's choices of best player, best team and best match of Matchweek 12? Make your prediction for next week's big match and tell us how your...

Duration:00:08:54

Learning Vocabulary - Phrases with make

11/17/2017
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In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack makes a fool out of Rich and Rich makes a crossword for his students. The language focus is on a verb with lots of different meanings - make. Jack and Rich look at five different ways of using make and how you can these phrases in your speaking and writing. Your task is to complete a crossword using phrases with make and to find the secret word. As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess. Enjoy! Find all the learning...

Duration:00:16:34

Speaking Skills - Interrupting

11/9/2017
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In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack help you with the language you need when you want to interrupt someone. This is a speaking skill that can be difficult because you have to wait for the right moment and often need to be polite. Jack and Rich look at some polite (and less polite) phrases that you can use to interrupt people. They also look at some phrases that you can use when someone interrupts you to return to the same topic after the interruption. We also have...

Duration:00:13:30

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