2018-19 Week 7 – West Ham v Chelsea: A London derby features in our predictions this week. Also on the show, we will feature some of the stories from the week’s Champions League. There’s a quiz question focused on some language used this week in the footballing news, and we also feature the football phrase ‘breeze past‘. If you’d like the transcript to the show – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).
Transcript of the show (23rd September 2018)
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Week 7 – West Ham v Chelsea
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 London and first up apologies for the delay in the podcast’s appearance this week – we had some trouble when uploading the podcast on Sunday afternoon. Apologies also for the fact that Damon will not be with us on the show this time round but he’ll back in our next podcast. Now, as our regular listeners will know, he’s based in Tokyo and he was no doubt very happy indeed after three wins last week for his favourite team Liverpool, including one in the Champions League against PSG to kickstart their European campaign.
One of the other wins came, of course, in the languagecaster derby at Wembley which was the start of a bad week for my favourite team Spurs as they also lost to two late goals against Inter Milan in the Champions League. I did, however, go and see Málaga win 3-0 last week in the Spanish second division – it was great watching the boquerones once again. They won their first five matches this season and are top of the table – the same as Liverpool in the Premier League!
DF: OK, let’s take a look at what’s on the show today.
The Champions League will feature in our review of the football news, but that comes after a quiz question connected with some football language. After that we will explain the phrase ‘to breeze past‘ and finish then with our predictions and t his week we focus on the London derby between West Ham and Chelsea, the game between Arsenal and Everton and the match between Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur.
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