The UEFA Nations League: On this special extra podcast we take a look at the UEFA Nations League and look at some of the language involved with this tournament and answer questions about the format, the rules and what it may mean for the future of European football internationals.
Many of our podcasts and listening reports have worksheets for learners of English - complete with answers and transcripts. Below is a selection of some of these worksheets ...
Last 16 Matches – Day 1: In this post we look back at the first two matches from the last 16: France versus Argentina and Portugal against Uruguay and explain some of the language that emerged from the two matches.
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.
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 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 …
This weekend sees the resumption of the qualifiers for the 2016 European Championship that will take place in France next year. In this week’s listening report we take a look at the state of the groups.
The road to the World Cup in Russia has just started and in this report we take a look at some of the early rounds of 2018 World Cup qualification.
It’s Chinese New Year and so on this week’s listening report we take a look at football in China.
It’s Super Bowl weekend and on this week’s listening report we take a look at some of the differences between American football and football – we have an interview with a fan of both sports David.
we preview the 2015 African Cup of Nations that is taking place in Equatorial Guinea
In this worksheet we feature the names of all the countries and the adjectives to describe their nationalities, so for example ‘The French team’ or ‘the new English captain’
World Cup 2014 Listening Report: Group C: In the third of a series of listening worksheets to help you practice your English we focus on Group C which includes Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan.
World Cup 2014 Listening Worksheet: Group B. In the second of a series of listening worksheets to help you practice your English we focus on Group B which includes Spain, Holland, Chile and Australia.
Listening Worksheet: Group A In the first of a series of listening worksheets to help you practice your English we focus on Group A which includes Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon.
This week’s listening report takes a look back at the Ballon d’Or 2013 award.
This week’s listening report looks back at the career of one of the all-time greats of world football, Eusébio, after the great Portuguese striker passed away recently.
This listening report examines the language used to talk about diving.
A transfer is when a footballer moves from one club to another and this can come about in two ways: either the club decides to sell the player or the player chooses to leave the club. On this week’s main listening report we look at language related to football transfers.
This is languagecaster’s fourth main listening report of the 2012/13 season, and after Damon looked ahead to his team’s Liverpool’s prospects for the upcoming season it is the turn of Damian to do the same for his favourite side, Tottenham.
The World Cup in Brazil is still nearly two years away but the qualifying process to decide the 31 countries that will join hosts Brazil in the finals has been running since June 2011. On this week’s report we take a look at how each of the FIFA Federations decide which teams will qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
2012-13 Premier League kicks off: This is languagecaster’s first main listening report of the 2012/13 season, and Damian and Damon give their predictions for the coming season in England.
On this week’s main listening report we preview the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool by taking a look at the oldest competition in the world through numbers.
On this week’s main listening report we preview the Champions League Semi-final second legs that are both delicately poised: Real Madrid face Bayern Munich while on Tuesday Barcelona host Chelsea
On this week’s main listening report we look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals which sees both games involving two local rivals.
On this week’s main listening report we look ahead to this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine and focus on Italy’s chances in Group C.
On this week’s main listening report we look ahead to this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine and focus on Croatia’s chances
In our first reading worksheet of the season we preview the start of the 2012 Chinese football season.
On this week’s main listening report we take a look at Chelsea and the team’s recent managers (w/worksheet).
On this week’s main listening report we focus on some of the language that is used with one of the most controversial rules of the game: offside.
I don’t like football: An interview with a non-football fan