Listening Worksheet: Group A In the first of a series of listening worksheets to help you practice your English we focus on Group A which includes Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon.
In this week’s main listening report we look at one of the biggest games in the world – The Derby of Millions (Clássico dos Milhões) between Rio de Janeiro’s Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
Now in this week’s podcast we have our three regular features: our main report, a new football phrase and then our predictions. So, first of all in our main listening report we will be looking at the one of the biggest games in world football – the Derby of the Millions – between Vasco da Gama and Flamengo. This is followed by our weekly football phrase where Damon will be explaining the word ‘dink’ and then he’ll see how we fared in last weekend’s predictions.
The 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil is up and running which means we have a mini predictions battle here at languagecaster.com. Remember it’s three points for a correct score and one for the right result. If you want to try your luck against Damon and Damian just leave us a comment below. Our guest predictor this week is Tracey who is hoping Tahiti score another Confederations Cup goal.
On this week’s podcast, Damian looks forward to the exciting climax in the Brazilian championship with a host of derbies and the title in the balance.
Fluminense, Santos, Juve, Shalke 04, Everton are some of the teams on this week’s languagecaster predictions. Newcastle v Everton ? -?
2014 South American World Cup Qualifiers: Did you know that the 2014 World Cup qualifying rounds have already started? With ‘only’ just under a thousand days until the big kick-off in Brazil, we take a look at one of the most hotly-contested qualifying groups: South America.
The 2011 Copa América is taking place in Argentina and so in this main report (with worksheet and answers) we take a look back at the history of the Copa América
The final of the World Cup 2011 for women takes place this weekend, while the Copa America in Argentina has now reached the quarter-final stage. Damon and Damian try to predict the games involving Japan and the USA, Uruguay and Argentina, as well as Paraguay and Brazil.
The World Cup 2011 for women moves into the knock-out stage while the Copa America in Argentina is also up and running. On the second of our summer predictions Damon and Damian try to predict the scores of games involving Brazil, England, France, Japan, Germany, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Though there is no football being played in Europe at the moment there is still lots of the beautiful game being played all over the world. The World Cup 2011 for women is still in the group stages while the Copa America starts this weekend in Argentina.
[print_link] | Subscribe: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly In this week’s roundup of the football news from around the world, we focus on Brazil – an amazing goalkeeper, a terrible haircut and claims of racism in a friendly match between the South American side and Scotland. You can listen to these and other […]
[print_link] | Subscribe: Predictions On this week’s predictions we turn our eyes to Brazil and the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, as well as El Clásico in La Liga. Languagecaster’s Damian and Damon will also be hoping they have bragging rights next week as their teams – Spurs and Liverpool – clash in the Premier League. […]
[print_link] | Subscribe: Predictions Current Score: DB 29 | DF 55 It’s the sharp end of the tournament – the business end. Eight teams looking to secure four places in the semi finals – three victories away from being crowned World Champions. In the first game, Holland take on Brazil , five time winners. The […]
[print_link] | Subscribe: Predictions Current Score: DB 25 | DF 52 Today the Dutch take on Slovakia , while Brazil take the field against Chile in an all South American affair. The winners of these two matches will meet on the 2nd of July in Port Elizabeth Join our predictions competition here, where there’s a […]
The title is decided in Brazil and Japan, red cards and fighting, Champions League news and trouble in The Europa League all feature in this week’s the good, the bad and the ugly section of the podcast. Vocabulary support can be found for the words in bold at the foot of the post. Good A […]
We’d also like to know what has been your greatest World Cup moment? Maybe it was a win for your country; a superb goal or a moment of madness?
Main Report – World Cup Stars: Pele
Vélez Sarsfield pipped Huracán to the Clausura championship in Argentina, Benzama and Ronaldo are officially unveiled at Real Madrid, Kashima, despite drawing with Kawasaki in Japan’s J-League, have opened up a healthy gap at the top of the league. But perhaps the biggest news was the shock signing of former Liverpool star, Michael Owen, for Manchester […]
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 […]
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/pod.43.0809.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:20 — 7.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More The final podcast of the 2008-2009 season. Damon and Damian take a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly moments of another great footballing year. […]
[print_link] The end of the season in Europe comes ever closer and that means for our final predictions of the season languagecaster turns to domestic cups, relegation battles in Spain, Champions League spots in Italy, and a big game in the Brazilian League. DB DF RES Chelsea v Everton 3-1 (1) 0-1 2-1 Leverkusen […]
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/pod40.0809.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:19 — 7.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More While the season in Europe is coming to a close, things in South America are just beginning to hot up, so languagecaster takes a look at the biggest […]
[print_link] Barcelona in the Bernabeu and back from the brink, Birmingham bounce back and bad boy Barton all feature on 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 […]
We were recently asked by soccerpro.com, a leading sporting goods supplier, to see if we would be interested in reviewing some of the soccer uniforms from their online range of goods. Since both of us at languagecaster still harbour ambitions of playing football, we took up their offer and asked for two soccer jerseys: the […]
[print_link] Andrei Arshavin, AZ Alkmaar and Serie A all feature on 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. The Good […]