The phrase ‘to put on a plate’ means to serve something for somebody, to give them something. It combines both the meaning do a service for someone and to give someone something. In football…
The FA Cup quarter finals take place this weekend, so week 31 in the Premier League only features four games. Liverpool will be hoping to bounce back from defeat against Manchester United. West Bromwich Albion have lost seven on the bounce, so will be desperate to get a win away at Bournemouth. Crystal Palace are […]
On this week’ s Learn English Through Football Podcast we’ve got lots of football language for those who love football and want to improve their English language skills. We’ll talk about the good, the bad and the ugly news from last week, including Dulwich, Davide Astori and some women’s football, we also feature some English phrases used in football – to arrest the slide – and look ahead to some of the big games in the Premier League including Manchester United versus Liverpool. There is a transcript to the show on the site and if you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Draw Written All Over It: This phrase is used when predicting a result of a football match. If you say, ‘This match has draw written all over it’, it means you are sure the result will be a draw.
This weekend sees second vs third in the Premier League. But more importantly than that it is the big rivals in the north west, Manchester United versus Liverpool.
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 Manchester City v Chelsea
This phrase uses what is usually a noun, ‘gift’ as a verb, ‘to gift.’ If you gift someone something, you give them something, and in football this phrase is most often used with the object ‘ball’ or ‘goal.’
It’s the business end of the season and Chelsea v Manchester City is the big game at the weekend. There’s also Liverpool v Newcastle, a tie that traditionally serves up plenty of goals.
The verb, ‘slot,’ used with the preposition ‘in’ or ‘into’ gives to slot in, to slot into. To slot in means to fit in, to join a team
In this post, we explain the football vocabulary ‘Needle’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: Needle Needle is a non-countable noun. Needle is a feeling […]
The big match this weekend is Liverpool v Tottenham – not just because of he battle for the top four but it’s the languagecaster derby! We will try to predict the score for that game along with Arsenal against Everton and Chelsea v Watford in our predictions battle. We’ll also describe some football language and ask a quiz question.
In this post, we explain the football cliché ‘Play Football the Right Way’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: Play Football the Right Way A cliché […]
It’s the languagecaster derby this weekend! Damon is a Liverpool fan and Damian supports Tottenham, and these teams clash on Sunday.
Take on for the team: This verb phrase refers to a situation when a player deliberately fouls an opponent to stop a very dangerous attack.
It’s a full set of mid-week games in the Premier League, with a massive one on Friday – Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester United. Can the Baggies, West Bromwich Albion, get another big team scalp as they travel to Manchester City? There’s also a London derby, with West Ham taking on the Eagles, Crystal Palace. Join […]
It’s the FA Cup fourth round this weekend and so on this week’s football-language podcast we take a look at some of the big games and wonder will there be any shocks. We also describe some football language, ask and answer a quiz question and offer some predictions.
We are well and truly into 2018 and teams in the relegation zone are running out of games to escape. Stoke City host newly promoted Huddersfield
In week 23 of the Premier League the fixture between Liverpool and Manchester City stands out. The run away leaders travel to Anfield
It’s 2018 and the New Year fixtures in the Premier League. There’s a south coast clash with Brighton and Hove Albion taking on Bournemouth, and a Merseyside vs Manchester match as Everton host Manchester United. Two days later sees a big London derby with north London side Arsenal versus west London club, Chelsea. Join in […]
Week 21 in the Premier League fixtures sees nine games taking place. All the bottom three clubs face tricky games;: Bournemouth host Everton, West Bromwich Albion face Arsenal at the Hawthorns, and bottom of the table Swansea go to mid table Watford. All three teams desperately need points. Join in the predictions battle (see below) […]
It’s Boxing Day in a few days, which is traditionally a festival pf football over the Christmas period in the UK. Eight of the ten Premier League games will kick off on the afternoon of the 26th and will be enjoyed by thousands of fans enjoying the holiday season. Matches to look out for are […]
Arsenal vs Liverpool could be a cracking game and we’ll be discussing it in our weekly podcast. Other games int he Premier League to look out for include a tricky away tie for Tottenham at Burnley. Tottenham have dropped off the pace recently and this will be a chance to get back on track. Another […]
It’s week 18 in the Premier League and the big game is The Citizens v The Lilywhites: Manchester City v Tottenham.
Manchester City v Tottenham is the big game this weekend in the Premier League. They have now won 16 and drawn only one of their 17 games
You can use this phrase, shoulder barge, as a verb or a noun. A barge is a very strong push. It is done with the purpose of deliberately pushing someone