How good is your knowledge of the 2013 African Cup of Nations? This is languagecaster.com’s weekly football quiz with six questions for you to answer and this week we look at some of the nicknames of those taking part.
The word ‘scapegoat’ is used as a metaphor for someone who is blamed for something bad happening.
In this week’s review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary. This week we congratulate underdogs Bradford City, worry about Barcelona and a Swansea City ball boy.
More games from the 2013 African Cup of Nations, possible giant killing games from the FA Cup 4th Round, as well as some crucial Premier League games.
To Lose the Dressing Room: This expression is used when a manager (or captain) has lost the respect of the rest of the players
This weekend sees the start of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations that takes place in South Africa. On this week’s main listening report the languagecaster team previews the four groups and even dares to make a prediction.
Rival: An opponent that is either challenging your team in the league or is a team that you do not like much
In this week’s review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary. This week we look at two new managerial appointments and note that Luis Suarez is in the news again.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘cup replay’
African Nations Cup 2013: It’s the start of the 2013 African Nations Cup and we focus on the hosts opening game, as well as big matches from England, Italy, Spain and France.
Unsettled: When a player is unhappy at a club and wants to move somewhere else he is unsettled.
Venue: The place where the game is played (the stadium, the ground, the pitch)
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, we take a look at what constitutes cheating in football.
How good is your knowledge of the language of soccer? This is languagecaster.com’s weekly football language review quiz with six questions for you to answer on prepositions.
Drop zone: The relegation places, the bottom two or three places of the league table. To drop down a division means to be relegated.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘beyond the pale’.
Currently enjoying a long winter break is the Bundesliga: we take a look at which teams are doing well and who should be worried.
Versus (vs): Against. When one team plays another team we say Team A versus team B which is sometimes written vs (e.g. Celtic vs Rangers)