2018 World Cup: Review of Week 1 – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In this listening report we take a look back at some of the good, the bad and the ugly from the first week of the 2018 World Cup. There is a worksheet, with answers, and a full transcript.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘First-round exit’, which will probably be heard over the next few days in the 2018 World Cup as teams fail to qualify for the second round.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘straight red’, which featured in the 2018 World Cup match between Colombia and Japan.
In this post, we explain some football expressions to do with late goals, specifically ‘late winners’, that have featured in the 2018 World Cup’s first week.
On today’s listening report we take a look at two more of the groups in the 2018 World Cup: Groups C and D. We will also be reminding you about our World Cup predictions competition – there is still time to join!
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘unmarked’, which featured in the 2018 World Cup opening game.
2018 World Cup Preview – Groups A and B: Only two days until the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia and so on today’s football-language podcast we take a look at two of the groups in the tournament: Groups A and B. We will also be looking at our World Cup predictions competition, while there is also a quiz question and some football language explanations. For this audio report there is a transcript and a worksheet, great for learners and teachers of English, which can be freely accessed here.
2018 World Cup Preview: The 2018 World Cup is about to kick off in Russia and on today’s football-language podcast we take a look ahead to some of the language-learning resources we will make available over the tournament, including quizzes, transcripts, worksheets and much more. We also have an interview with a football fan in which we look at his predictions for the tournament, explain a new football phrase – ‘to run out winners’ – and invite you all to take part in our World Cup predictions competition.
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to run out winners’ in football?
2018 End of Season Review: The 2017-18 football season in Europe is now over and we take a look back at some of the big news at the business end of the seasons around Europe in this report. There is a worksheet and transcript …
The run in: In this post, we explain the football expression ‘The run in’, which is used frequently at the end of the football season.
2018 Champions League Final: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The 2018 Champions League Final in Kiev saw Real Madrid winning their thirteenth title after a 3-1 victory over Liverpool. In this audio report we look back at some of the good, the bad and the ugly from the final.
Red Devils: What is the nickname of your football team?
Football Language: Give the keeper the eyes – what’s the meaning of this phrase in football?
Own goal: What’s the meaning of an own goal in football?
To receive marching orders: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘receive (or get) your marching orders’ in football?
2018 Manchester and Merseyside Derbies: This week’s football-language podcast looks back at the Champions League quarter-final first legs and the big derbies taking place over the weekend in the Premier League. We also have a quiz question, explain a new football expression – overhead kick…
Overhead kick: Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 away victory – an overhead kick- has been hailed as one of the greatest of all time
Everton v Liverpool and Man City v Man Utd: Two big derbies this weekend dominate the Premier League as Everton host Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime and United travel to rivals City on Saturday afternoon with the home side attempting to secure the Premier League title.
2018 Chelsea vs Tottenham: The international friendlies have finished and our attention returns to domestic football this weekend with important games at the top and bottom of the table, including a huge London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham.
Well-worked routine: In this post, we explain the football phrase ‘Well-worked routine’ which is often used when describing a set piece play.
2018 FA Cup 6th Round and Champions League Draw
Skip past: When do we use this phrase in football?
2018 Carabao Cup Final: On this week’ s Learn English Through Football Podcast we look ahead to some big games from the weekend including the Carabao Cup final between Man City and Arsenal and a grudge match between Manchester United and Chelsea.
In football there are lots of words and phrases for when a player misses a scoring chance and one of these is to drag a shot wide.
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 FA Cup 5th Round On this week’ s Learn English Through Football Podcast we look back at some of the Champions League games and look ahead to the 2018 FA Cup 5th Round. We’ll also be explaining lots of football language in the show and try some predictions as well.
For this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to defend too deep’ – when might you hear this phrase?
If a goalkeeper makes a save and then allows the ball to escape his or her hands we say that the ball has been spilled, that the keeper has spilled the ball. The could mean that a forward who is following in can take advantage and score with a tap in.
This weekend’s big game is the North London derby that takes place on Saturday at Wembley and we’ll be featuring this match in our predictions section along with another needle match: Southampton against Liverpool. We’ll look back at some of the footballing news from the week in the good, the bad and the ugly and of course we’ll be explaining lots of football language in the show as well.
To hand a team a defeat: What do we mean in football when we say that a team has handed another team a defeat?