2018 World Cup: Vocabulary Review In this post we look back at some of the words and phrases that we highlighted during the 2018 World Cup – a vocabulary review. Can you remember some (or all) of these words and the contexts they were used during the tournament?
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to come up short’ which is used to describe a team’s performance in a match or a tournament.
In this World Cup 2018 podcast, we have a quarter-final review. Eight teams, four games, four winners. Damian and Damon give their thoughts on their quarter-final predictions, the games, and who they think will win the semi-finals. We’ll have a short World Cup language section, while we will also take a look at some our listeners’ posts and see how the predictions competition is going.
One side of the draw: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘One side of the draw’ in football?
This phrase from our 2018 World Cup football language is last gasp. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. 2018 World Cup Language: Last Gasp This phrase […]
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.
The World Cup’s brilliant, isn’t it! And in this 2018 World Cup post, we introduce the football phrase ‘switch sides,‘ which refers to a pass. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge […]
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘false number 9’ which is a position on the football pitch.
Last 16: The 2018 World Cup has reached the knock-out stage – there are 16 teams left in the tournament…
Hello, my name is Damon from languagecaster.com and I’m going to be talking about a cliche in football in this World Cup 2018 post. The cliche is, you can only beat what’s in front of you. Now, this phrase has been used after the England versus Panama game from group G, which ended up 6-1 […]
Never Know They’re Beaten: this post explains the football cliche ‘Never know they’re beaten’ which was used to describe the Germany…
2018 World Cup Podcast: Review of Week 1: The 2018 World Cup is now moving into its second week and teams are starting to play their second games of the tournament and so in this podcast Damian and Damon talk about some of the highs and lows of the tournament so far.
Half-volley: On today’s 2018 World Cup language we look at the phrase ‘half-volley ‘.
In this post, we explain some football expressions to do with late goals, specifically ‘late winners’, that have featured in the 2018 World Cup’s first week.
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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.
This weekend has seen the draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers take place and so on this week’s report we take a look at the qualification systems in five of the six confederations