Hello everybody. My name is Damon from languagecaster.com and on this short audio report, I’ll be talking about a 2018 World cup phrase from this week’s games. The phrase is, fair play. World Cup Language: Fair Play Fair play is a concept that goes back a long way in the history of competitive sport. It […]
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘bore draw’ which is used to describe a not very exciting game of football.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘Final third’ which is used when describing part of the pitch or the attack of a team.
In this post, we explain a phrase used to talk about football: overturn a decision which was used in the Costa Rica versus Brazil World Cup game from St Petersburg today. This is part of our daily World Cup football phrases.
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 ‘.
2018 World Cup: Review of Week 1 – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In this listening report we take a look back at some of the good, the bad and the ugly from the first week of the 2018 World Cup. There is a worksheet, with answers, and a full transcript.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘First-round exit’, which will probably be heard over the next few days in the 2018 World Cup as teams fail to qualify for the second round.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘straight red’, which featured in the 2018 World Cup match between Colombia and Japan.
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.
In this post, we explain the acronym VAR as part of our World Cup football language series at languagecaster.com.
In this post, we explain some football expressions for scoring multiple, more than one, goals: a hat-trick & a brace. 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. Football Language: […]
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘unmarked’, which featured in the 2018 World Cup opening game.
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to run out winners’ in football?
The run in: In this post, we explain the football expression ‘The run in’, which is used frequently at the end of the football season.
In this post, we explain the football phrase ‘top bin’. 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. Football Language: Top Bin For this week’s football phrase we’ll […]
Football Language: Give the keeper the eyes – what’s the meaning of this phrase in football?
Own goal: What’s the meaning of an own goal in football?
To receive marching orders: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘receive (or get) your marching orders’ in football?
In this post, we talk about a common verb and noun combination ‘suffer a defeat’. You will often hear people say a team suffered a defeat. The verb suffer and the noun defeat collocate…
Overhead kick: Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 away victory – an overhead kick- has been hailed as one of the greatest of all time
Well-worked routine: In this post, we explain the football phrase ‘Well-worked routine’ which is often used when describing a set piece play.
The phrase ‘to put on a plate’ means to serve something for somebody, to give them something. It combines both the meaning do a service for someone and to give someone something. In football…
Skip past: When do we use this phrase in football?
In football there are lots of words and phrases for when a player misses a scoring chance and one of these is to drag a shot wide.
For this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to defend too deep’ – when might you hear this phrase?
If a goalkeeper makes a save and then allows the ball to escape his or her hands we say that the ball has been spilled, that the keeper has spilled the ball. The could mean that a forward who is following in can take advantage and score with a tap in.
This weekend’s big game is the North London derby that takes place on Saturday at Wembley and we’ll be featuring this match in our predictions section along with another needle match: Southampton against Liverpool. We’ll look back at some of the footballing news from the week in the good, the bad and the ugly and of course we’ll be explaining lots of football language in the show as well.
To hand a team a defeat: What do we mean in football when we say that a team has handed another team a defeat?
What makes a tackle a ‘horror tackle’? This post explains the phrase ‘horror tackle’.