In this video, four Premier League players talk about how they use English and why it is important to them.


Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the Tasks. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1


Choose the correct word to complete each phrase. Careful! One phrase has no missing word. For this phrase, choose '-'.


Task 2

Who said what?

In this activity, you have to read a quote from the video and select the player who said it.


Task 3


Rearrange the words to make sentences.





I realized that it was difficult to me understand some words during video and it was neccesary repeat some times to answer the task.

That's good to me for improve my listening skills.

Hi everyone,

I'd really like to watch the video. Unfortunately, I can only see the preparation task, tasks 1-3, and the pdf downloads.
Where can I find the link for the video?

Thx for your help in advance

Hello PhilJo,

The video is on this page between Preparation and the first Task. I've checked and everything seems to be working, so what I'd recommend is that you try viewing this page with different browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari) to see if you can see it in one of those. You could also try viewing it on a different device (phone, computer or tablet). I think that should work but if you still can't see it after trying this, please let us know what browser and browser version you're using so we can look into it more.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I had been confused always that why in english language there is no any honour giving pronoun for elders
Like when we called our younger brother we say hey you
And when we called our elders we say hey you

Hello shakku,

English used to have two different second person pronouns: 'thou' and 'you'. The first was singular and the second was plural. 'you' came to be used to also address one person and to show respect for their rank. You can see this use in Shakespeare and other literature from the period. Eventually, 'thou' fell out of use and only 'you' remained.

Nowadays you must use other aspects of English to show deference, for example, using 'would like' instead of 'want' in questions. There are also some honorific expressions that are used in especially formal situations (e.g. 'your Majesty', 'your Honour'), but these are rare on all but specific occasions. One more common one is 'Sir' or 'madam'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir your answer is very good but not so satisfactory for me
because as you say that in this era word thou has been eliminated
and only word you is used
you give me the examples like we say your majesty or your honour
to give respect or we say sir or madam to others with word you to give them respect but we can use such words only for unknown or neighbours but not in our family as I can,t call my elder brother like sir you come here or
my mother as madam
i am asking that how can we give respect and can diffrentiate elders and younger in our daily life by using you
or we should propose or discover a new pronoun for this

Hello shakku,

I'm afraid that the different pronouns, verbs and kinship terms that are used in many Asian languages to show and create social hierarchies just don't exist the same way in English. This doesn't mean there's no way to show respect, but the way to do this is entirely different. Remember that language reflects and creates culture, so the differences in culture are found in language as well. At the moment, we don't have a page that explains how to do this, but I'll bring this up with the team – it could be a really useful addition to our site.

In general, to be polite in English (which isn't exactly the same as showing respect, but is related), you should use 'softened' forms such as 'please' and 'would like' instead of 'want' (e.g. saying 'I'd like a train ticket, please' is more polite than 'I want a train ticket'). You can also use past verb forms to refer to the present. Your intonation and pronunciation are also important.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank u very much sir kirk to give attention towards my questions and to understand my points and to give me such satisfactory answers

Look at the sentence given below
Woman lifting the baby is its mother.

Is 'lifting the baby' a participle phrase or a reduced relative clause ?