In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the football stories from last weekend including: Chelsea, Newcastle and Iker Casillas
In our listening report this week we focus on Manchester United’s poor start to the 2014-15 season and in particular their defeat in the Capital One Cup and so this week’s football expression is ‘a hiding’
Two weeks ago we looked ahead to the new Premier League season but we did not foresee the troubles that Manchester United and their new manager would be facing.
The transfer window is open for another ten days or so and so today’s football phrase is ‘free transfer’.
What does the phrase ‘to double the advantage’ mean in football?
What does ‘head-butt’ mean?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘to be out of the cup’?
Quadruple: In football the quadruple refers to winning four different trophies or competitions.
This week’s listening report takes a look back at the Ballon d’Or 2013 award.
What does the phrase ‘to be axed’ mean?
What does the verb ‘to rubbish’ mean? This week’s English for football phrase explains the phrase ‘to rubbish reports’
What does a ‘one-two’ in football mean?
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English we feature the language of football badges as well as look back at some of our predictions and we also explain a new football expression.
What does the expression ‘hot favourites’ mean? This week’s English for football phrase looks at the word ‘favourites’
What is a Scuffed shot? This kind of shot is when a player does not really hit the ball cleanly but instead mishits the ball.
Opponent: This is a member of the other team or the team you are playing against.
On this week’s languagecaster predictions we feature big games from England’s Premier League, as well as the two semi-finals from the English FA Cup.
This week sees the first legs of the Champions League quarter-finals taking place. This year sees three Spanish sides, two from Germany and one from France, Turkey and Italy – that’s right, none from England – all battling to make the final that takes place at Wembley in May.
Sneak a win: to get something without fully deserving it, to obtain something in a sneaky way. A team can sneak a win or sneak a point or a draw.
(to be) Relegated: To move down a division because of poor performances – to finish in the bottom 2 or 3 positions in the table
The FA: The Football Association, the organisers of the Premier League and the England national team.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damian looks ahead to the knock-out stages of the 2013 Champions League while Damon introduces the phrase ‘Hang up your boots’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes the final from the African Nations Cup, as well as big games from the Premier League and La Liga.
Under par: (Also below par) A below average performance, a poor display compared to the usual standard
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.
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.
Cruyff turn: A piece of skill used to beat a defender by dragging the ball around him (started by Dutch legend Johann Cruyff)
The crowd: The fans or supporters in the stadium who watch the game.
Football Glossary: Corner – A set play (set piece) that is taken from the corner of the pitch. It often results in an a
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on another position on the pitch – this time it is the winger. As always, we also look at some football language – this week Damian explains the phrase ‘a drubbing’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes one of the world’s biggest derby matches: Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
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 Fluminense, wonder what has happened at Chelsea and are amazed at some very unsporting behaviour.