Premier Skills English Brazil 2014 Competition

The World Cup 2014 in Brazil has finally come to an end, with so much enthrallment from all over the world; it’s been a festival of football this month. Watching in the wee hours, Suresh was sleep deprived yet he didn’t blink his eye, the moment the match kicked off. Like all of us, his eyes were glued to the screen in the final seconds of the match between Germany and Argentina. “It’s disappointing Argentina didn’t win the World Cup finals but it was a very interesting match”, expressed Suresh.

Suresh Rauniyar is one of the winners from Nepal in the Premier Skills English Brazil 2014 competition. Suresh who is currently studying Bachelors in Civil engineering in the capital is also a football fanatic. “I have been watching football ever since I was sixteen and since I’m avid about football, I was really interested to participate in this competition.” He first learnt about the ongoing competition through British Council Nepal Facebook page and since then every week, he regularly visited the Premier Skills website and responded to the puzzles. Out of 32 puzzles for Brazil 2014 competition, he participated in nearly 25 of it making him one of the winners to win a Samsung Tab. 

“This competition created excitement within me to test my ability and knowledge about the players and overall football.” He also regularly browsed through all the other contents in the Premier Skills English website like reading materials, recordings and videos which he believes has helped him to a great extent to improve his vocabulary about football. “I now enjoy listening to the football commentary in English with more clarity and understanding.”

“I’m overwhelmed to have won and I would like to thank British Council for organising such an interesting competition. It connected me to people from different countries and to share our passion for football with fans from all over world.”