Weekly football phrase for learners of english ‘giantkilling / underdog’
Review of the football week 9 Dec 2006 for learners of English
Weekly English football phrase for learners of English: relegation zone
For this End-of-Year Football Review learner’s podcast we look back at some of the main footballing stories from the past year.
Here are the predictions for week 9. A good week again for Damon who moves on to 37 while Damian only has 15. [TABLE=9] Can you do better than our two experts? Try in next week’s predictions.
Football review of 2006 for learners of English
Weekly English football phrase for learners of English – Two-horse race
What were the best and worst moments of 2006 on the football pitch? Here are a few suggestions for you in our review of the 2006 football season.
Damon continues to open up a huge lead over Damian. This week Damon correctly guessed the results of three games, although with no perfect scores. The new score: Damon 32 – Damian 14 [TABLE=8]
If you want to know more about some of the stories we feature in this week’s the Good, The Bad and The Ugly then click here
Damon increases his lead by correctly predicting the Argentinian championship play off! This week he get’s 3 points, and Damian gets 1. The score is now: Damon 29 Damian 13 [TABLE=7]
Want to know more about the stories we review? Then click on the links below. Week 7 The Good Matt Taylor’s goal for Portsmouth against Everton click here The Bad Read the Charlton manager’s view on his club’s trouble click here The Ugly Jens Lehman and Didier Drogba handbags click here
This week’s English for Football expressions are connected to losing your job and focus on the insecurity of being a Premiership manager.
After the terrible disappointment of last week’s game at The Emirates it has been a great week for Spurs with two emphatic home wins against Middlesboro and Charlton. Tottenham move into the top 8 for the first time this season and finally seem to be playing like last season. The defeat at Arsenal was particularly […]
Can Damon extend his lead or will Damian start his comeback [TABLE=3] Agree or disagree with our expert views? Post your predictions below.
Bouncebackability: This means to recover from a setback or bad news, to come back after something bad has happened.
Here are week 5’s predictions from Damon (15) and Damian (6) DF DB Urawa – Gamba Osaka 0-2 2-0 Bremen – Hertha 1-1 […]
Here are the scores for week 4 DF DB Manchester United – Chelsea 2-0 2-1 (1-1) Wolves – Sunderland 1-2 […]
English football phrase for learners of English: prima donna
Here are the predictions from Damon and Damian this week. Can Damon maintain his 5 point lead? Can you do better than either of us? DF (6) DB (11) Manchester United – Chelsea 2-0 2-1 Wolves – Sunderland 1-2 1-1 Valencia – Real Madrid 2-0 0-2 Palermo – Inter Milan 1-0 0-0
A third away victory in the UEFA Cup last night against Bayer Leverkusen means that Spurs go through to the knock-out stage of the tournament after another disciplined performance.
DF DB Result B. Munich v Stuttgart 1-0 (1) 1-2 2-1 Chelsea v West ham 1-2 3-0 (1) 1-0 Sevilla v Valencia […]
In this report Damian discusses some of the problems that Tottenham manager Martin Jol is facing
Podcast 4 (November 23rd) Vocabulary for podcast 4 pdf powerhouse – a very strong team. e.g. Doyle scored against the powerhouse of San Marino (ironic) on the road – playing away from home e.g. Liverpool still have not won on the road this season. relegation – to be demoted to a lower league e.g. Milan […]
All the drama on the latest round of matches in the European Champions League took place at Celtic Park where the home side beat Manchester United with a Shunsuke Nakamura free-kick.
Weekly football phrase for learners of English: to take over
The Tottenham manager has always been regarded as being rather ‘handy’ (tough to you non-Londoners) mainly down to the way he looks (nicknamed Tony from the TV show ‘The Sopranos’) and the way he silenced Arsene Wenger at ‘The Library’ last season.
After a dramatic week of football which saw Spurs winning in Europe, the League Cup and finally defeating Chelski in the league, the bad old days returned at Reading last week. True, Tottenham’s away record is poor – almost as poor as Liverpool’s – but the team had been unbeaten in 10 matches, Reading had […]
Podcast 3 (November 15th 2006) Vocabulary for podcast 3 title race – the competition between the top teams in the division. e.g. This season the title race looks like it will be between Chelsea and Man. Utd. back into form – the team is playing better e.g. after losing at Reading I hope Spurs come […]
This week’s English For Football looks at the expression dark horse