Check out when Neil started his love affair with the Coventry City football team.

A man in a blue football shirt holding a football


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What is the best way to do the task and improve my listening skill? for instance while im listening or after listening?
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Hello Roosari97,

I'd encourage you to experiment, but if you find it difficult to understand the audio, it might be better to do the task after you listen. Or you could always pause the audio to complete the task while listening.

Ideally, you should also listen to the audio at least a couple of times. Try it first without reading the transcript, and then after you've listened at least a couple of times, you can read along as you listen. Use the transcript to identify difficult phrases or words, and then make a list of them in a vocabulary notebook (there is some advice regarding this on our Frequently asked questions page). Study these words and phrases and also practise pronouncing them – this will help you improve your speaking as well as your listening, and you'll remember them better, too.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I don' t have any idea about that so perhaps i should keep quite.

Recently I like Liverpool in the Premier League.

Liverpool - is the first club in the Premier League which I support.

Yes, from this talk and also many other things I learnt that supporting football teams is a really big part of people's life in Britain. Like the person said, every kids at his school has a team to support. Another interesting thing is that in Britain people associates good sportsmanship with a lot of positive personal traits, which I think it's very reasonable.

Hello Teacher
Please must any verb that comes after the word "thought" always be in past tense e.g

I thought Nigeria was a very large country

Hello BlessingF,

Past tense verbs are quite common after 'thought', but, for example, 'would' and 'could' are also very common. 

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

dear teachers..
thanks for provide us these abundant benefit materials of learning English.
my names is Afdhol and I'm 24 ages.
I just want to know why do some British people called their country with "Britain" where some of them also called "England" or "UK".
Hope I can get explanation. which one is the most used and the most popular.

Thank you

Please which of these is correct
1. What he would have done was to collect the book from her
2. What he would have done is to collect the book from her