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

Instructions

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

Collocations

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

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Task 2

Who said what?

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

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Task 3

Sentences

Rearrange the words to make sentences.

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Hello jessica_22,

You are correct in your comment about participles and gerunds. Different verbs are followed by different constructions and some verbs in English require a preposition. You can find information on these verbs here.

We can also use participles to give more information about part of the sentence. For more information on this see this page.

 

I hope those links are helpful.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir , If i interchange the verb of these two sentences and rewrite them as follows
1. I help my children IN Walking to school. ( ' in walking' because the verb 'help' takes preposition 'in' after it.)
2. Yoga had students and teachers improving their posture.( 'improving' without any preposition because here is not any verb like help , care etc . which needs some preposition after it ).
Please tell me if i have reached to what i was supposed to reach after reading the information given on those links you sent me.

Hello jessica,

Using 'in' with 'help' in this way sounds strange to me, but it may be used in South Asia (I just don't know). I'd probably say something like 'I help my children to walk to school'; note that in this case 'to walk' is an infinitive. By the way, looking through the example sentences in the dictionary entry for 'help' will give you a good idea of different ways it's used.

Your second sentence looks good to me and you certainly used 'improving' correctly there.

Good work!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir please tell me the difference between 'would' and 'would have' in past tense .

Hello jessica_22,

The meanings of these modal verbs will depend upon the context in which they are used. If you can provide the sentences in which you have seen them, or in which you would like to use them, then we'll be happy to comment. If you want to learn more about modal verbs in general then please take a look at the links on this page.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Could you tell me what is the difference between two sentences given below
1. It is honour to lead Indian team.
2. It is honour to be leading Indian team.

* it is an honour________

Hello jessica_22,

In many contexts the two can be used with little if any difference in meaning. The first is more of a general truth about what leading the team means. It is always true. The second is a statement about the current moment rather than a statement in general.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks . You all are very helpful.

Dear Sir , please help me to understand a sentence given below.
John would create fake IDs in his office and use them to activate SIM cards.

As far as i know , this sentence is about past habitual activity , so we are using 'would' here. I want to know that if this sentence is about past tense then why they wrote " use them to activate SIM cards'' . Shouldn't they write "used them to activate SIM cards'' ?

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