The Champions League finalists were decided this week and it’s Real Madrid v Liverpool! A hatful of goals were scored over the semi-finals and there will be more on the 26th May in Kiev when these two teams meet. We look at the semi-final games in our review section and also talk about some football language based on questions from Dave and Amadeu in Brazil – ‘draw the sting’, ‘sit back’ and ‘fire blanks’ all feature. There’s a little chat about a new book by Tom Williams – Do You Speak Football – and we’ll look at games from the Premier League in our predictions section, including Chelsea v Liverpool and the Women’s FA Cup in England between Arsenal and Chelsea. 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).
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Transcript of the show (5th May 2018)
Learn English Through Football Podcast: It’s Real Madrid v Liverpool!
DF: You are listening to languagecaster.com. Hello everyone and welcome to our learn English through football podcast. We hope you are all well and that you enjoyed the football on offer around the world this week. Now, my name’s Damian, and I live in London where finally the rain has stopped and the sun is out. Down the line in Tokyo, Japan is Damon. Damon, how are things?
DB: Absolutely …
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