The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations starts this weekend so why not try our latest football quiz below?
Along with two Premier League games we focus on the quarter-final stage of the 2013 African Cup of Nations, with hosts South Africa hoping to reach the semi-finals, while outsiders Togo are in their first ever last eight match.
The World Cup qualifiers dominate this week’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly section of our podcast with Diego Maradona, in particular, featuring large. Vocabulary support can be found for the words in bold at the foot of this post. The Good What more could you want from a game? Argentina met Peru, the […]
[print_link] World Cup qualifiers are back, and we take a look at games from five of the FIFA qualifying regions: Europe, South America, North and Central America, Asia and Africa. Some teams have already qualified, but who will join Holland, Japan, South and North Korea, Australia and hosts South Africa? This week’s guest predictor is […]
Last week, saw the confederations Cup reach its climax with an exciting game seeing Brazil come from two goals down to beat the USA 3-2. The USA certainly impressed the worldwide audience by beating Spain and going close against the South American powerhouse. Perhaps their world ranking of 12 is merited. In other news, it […]
[print_link] | Teaching Ideas Last week we looked at South Africa, this week we visit South America and the continent’s biggest club competition the Copa Libertadores. As you read the post, look at the names of countries and the nationality adjectives. Then try the quiz to check your knowledge. The semi-final places were decided this […]
As Real Madrid continue to build their new dream team, other teams are beginning to make moves in the transfer market, World Cup qualifiers continue – good news for North Korea (a 0-0 draw against saudi Arabia sees them through to the World Cup), not so good for Argentina (they lie fourth in the South […]
[print_link] Stories from the World Cup qualifying games dominate this week’s good, the bad and the ugly section of languagecaster’s football podcast. Click on the links below to find out more on all of these stories. Explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) can be found at the foot of the page. Good It was good […]
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/pod.33.0809.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More The World Cup Asian qualifiers are nearing their end and on this week’s pod languagecaster takes a look at who is in the driving seat for places in […]
[print_link] Learn some of the words and phrases from languagecaster’s Good, Bad and Ugly section of the podcast. For more English practice check out our worksheets, football glossary and English for football phrases. To see (someone) through: to help succeed, to help a team progress in a competition Example: Cris Commons, a former Forest player […]
It has been a crazy week in football with so much happening on and off the pitch. On this week’s good, the bad and the ugly we feature Maradona, River Plate, Liverpool, Tottenham and, of course, Joey Barton. Click on the links to find out more about these stories Good Liverpool beat Chelsea 1-0 at […]
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/podcast10.0809.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:26 — 6.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More South Africa is just around the corner and the World Cup qualifiers are in full swing. On this week’s show Damian reviews the European groups […]
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/pod4-0809.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:15 — 6.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More And they’re off… in Europe at least. Most of the globe have started World Cup qualifying, but this weekend sees the teams from Europe start […]
The latest home defeat to a team from the Gulf, this time Bahrain, has meant the Thai national team’s World Cup qualifying hopes have all but disappeared. Played in extremely humid conditions and in front of only a half-full Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, the home side played all the quality football but a lack of […]
The Japanese national side played an Asian Qualifier for the South Africa World Cup 2010 on June 2 in Yokohama, which they won 3 – 0 against Oman. In this match, Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic) and Daisuke Matsui (Saint-Étienne) played very well and I really admired their performances. They are definitely the key-players for Japan!! In five […]
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/WEEK25.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:34 — 8.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More On this week’s show we ask if the romance of the cup has disappeared as the Carling Cup semi finals and the FA Cup 4th […]