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Language Learning Podcasts

The Premier Skills English podcast is a part of a project from the British Council and Premier League for people who are learning English and love football. If you want to know more visit the website https://www.britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish, or get in touch at premierskills@britishcouncil.org.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Premier Skills English podcast is a part of a project from the British Council and Premier League for people who are learning English and love football. If you want to know more visit the website https://www.britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish, or get in touch at premierskills@britishcouncil.org.

Language:

English


Episodes

This Week: Bang on

2/21/2024
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool’s trip to Brentford, Arsenal’s visit to Burnley and Chelsea who took on the champions in Manchester. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Bang on

Duration:00:32:57

This Week: Keeping hopes alive

2/10/2024
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about an 8-goal spectacular at St James’ Park and a high-stakes match between the league leaders Liverpool and Arsenal. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Keeping hopes alive

Duration:00:31:33

This Week: To have the last laugh

2/2/2024
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool who hosted Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur who welcomed Brentford. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: To have the last laugh

Duration:00:25:10

This Week: Back with a bang

1/17/2024
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Manchester City who travelled to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United and about the return to the Premier League of Kevin De Bruyne who was injured on the first day of the season. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Back with a bang

Duration:00:23:58

This Week: Burnley beaten in Birmingham

1/8/2024
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Burnley who travelled to Birmingham to take on Aston Villa. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Burnley beaten in Birmingham

Duration:00:25:46

This Week: A Boxing Day thriller

12/29/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about about two matches that were played on the 26th of December, on the day we call Boxing Day. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: A Boxing Day thriller

Duration:00:28:58

This Week: An early Christmas present

12/22/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Newcastle United who hosted Fulham. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: An early Christmas present

Duration:00:26:13

This Week: Respectable

12/15/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool’s trip to Crystal Palace, a victory for Villa against Arsenal and Brighton who hosted Burnley. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Respectable

Duration:00:30:38

This Week: Your own worst enemy

12/5/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Newcastle United who hosted Manchester United, Arsenal, who welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City who were visited by Tottenham Hotspur. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Your own worst enemy

Duration:00:31:00

This Week: Hope for President

11/24/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about the newest candidate for the FIFA presidency and the incredible technology behind her bid. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Hope for President

Duration:00:28:13

This Week: A sensational start

11/14/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about about an amazing comeback at Molineux and an eight goal extravaganza at Stamford Bridge. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: A sensational start

Duration:00:30:10

This Week: Desperate Measures

11/2/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about two derby matches: Chelsea hosted Brentford in the West London Derby and Manchester City hopped over to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the Manchester Derby. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Desperate Measures

Duration:00:28:15

This Week: Played off the park

10/29/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Crystal Palace who travelled up to Newcastle and Spurs who hosted fellow Londoners Fulham. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Played off the park

Duration:00:29:50

This Week: Something to prove

10/18/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Brentford’s attempt to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time since 1937 and Arsenal’s attempt to beat Manchester City in a league match for the first time in 8 years. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Something to prove

Duration:00:27:07

This Week: Luckless Liverpool Lose in London

10/7/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about a very exciting match that was full of drama and that Liverpool were very unlucky to have lost. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Luckless Liverpool lose in London

Duration:00:26:09

This Week: Biggest defeat of the season

9/29/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. Jack talks about Newcastle’s trip to Sheffield where the home side suffered the biggest defeat of the season. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Biggest defeat of the season

Duration:00:21:12

This Week: The North London Derby

9/22/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. Jack talks about the North London Derby. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: The North London Derby

Duration:00:29:08

This Week: The world's oldest rivalry

9/14/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about the world’s oldest football rivalry. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: The world's oldest rivalry

Duration:00:23:17

This Week: To lead from the front

9/9/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Spurs’ trip to Burnley, Brentford hosting Bournemouth and Arsenal welcoming Manchester United. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: To lead from the front

Duration:00:30:11

This Week: Steal the spotlight

8/30/2023
This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Sterling’s amazing performance against Luton, West Ham’s remarkable game plan at Brighton and Sheffield United making the champions work for their points. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by visiting: Premier Skills English > Skills > Listen > This Week > This Week: Steal the spotlight

Duration:00:35:46