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Session 145

Could football finally be back? English Premier League clubs are discussing the restart of the season, suspended because of coronavirus. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Training for Premier League starts

The English Premier League clubs have agreed to start contact training – which means players will not be staying two meters apart. Clubs are discussing the restart of the football season. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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The story

Premier League clubs will be meeting again shortly to discuss a possible restart of the English Premier League football season. This follows the announcement that the clubs have agreed to start contact training - which means that players will not be staying two meters apart.

Key words and phrases

start again

  • People wonder when normal life will resume after coronavirus.
  • Full office working is not expected to resume for a long time.

moves slowly

  • As summer edges closer, people are thinking about their holidays.
  • Economists say we are edging towards a cash-free economy.

give support

  • Some people are surprised the prime minister decided to back his advisor.
  • The union won’t back the latest pay offer.

To do

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News Review quiz

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Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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