a. Explanations of football language from the week
b. A review of the football news – with explanations
c. Some predictions of upcoming games
d. A weekly football quiz
Main features of the podcast
The weekly Podcast lasts around 10 minutes and includes some of the following features:
- Authentic listening: the podcast is delivered at natural speed and feature real-life stories from the world of football.
- The podcast follows a similar format each week: an introduction, a review of the football week, an explanation of an English football phrase and predictions. All of these sections have language support for learners.
- The show focuses on a particular theme each week – usually something that is in the news at that time, for example, about a famous player or a competition that is taking place.
- As the content is authentic, it may be difficult for lower-level learners. In this case, teachers can adapt the tasks from the free transcripts that are provided.
- By downloading the Podcast each week, students are also able to read the transcript while listening to the show.
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