2018-19 – Week 4: In this week’s football-language podcast we look back at the Manchester United versus Tottenham match last Monday and look ahead to some of the big games from this weekend, including Arsenal’s trip to face Cardiff City and the Old Firm and Seville derbies. We also explain the football phrase ‘penalty shout‘, ask a football-language question and attempt some predictions for the big games this weekend. If you’d like the transcript to the show and a worksheet with answers – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: email@example.com (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).
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Transcript of the show (31st August 2018)
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Week 4 – Cardiff vs Arsenal and Huge European Derbies
DF: You are listening to languagecaster.com’s football-language podcast. Welcome everyone to the podcast for all those interested in improving their English skills and who love the beautiful game of football. My name is Damian and I’m here in a sunny London and am looking forward to all of the football this weekend. Now, down the line is Damon, who of course is in Tokyo, Japan. Damon, how are things?
DB: Hi Damian. Things are good thank you. Still extremely hot and humid here but they say it’s the last day of this blistering weather. September should be cooler.
DF: Sounds good. What football have you seen this week?
DB: Well, I saw the Monday night Man U versus Spurs game – that was great and before that I saw Liverpool v Brighton and caught up with some highlights from other Premier League games and Torres’ first goal for J-League side Sagan Tosu. How about you?
DF: I watched Burnley versus Greek side Olympiacos in the Europa League qualifying round – a brave effort by Burnley but they could only draw 1-1 and went out 4-2 on aggregate. And of course on Monday…
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