What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘joint bid’ in football?
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This week we take a look at the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and focus on the phrases ‘caretaker manager’ and ‘comprehensive victory’
There are no domestic league matches this weekend as international football takes centre stage. The final four places for the 2016 European Championship in France will be decided over the weekend and we feature three of the first-leg matches. The 2018 World Cup qualifiers are also taking place in Asia and South America and we feature grudge matches between Argentina and Brazil and Hong Kong versus China.
This weekend has seen the draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers take place and so on this week’s report we take a look at the qualification systems in five of the six confederations
The 2015 Women’s World Cup taking place in Canada has reached the knock-out stage with the 16 remaining sides battling it out to see which nation will lift the trophy on July 5th. In this report we take a look at the favourites, dark horses and also-rans.
2014 World Cup Word of the Day: Every day during the 2014 World Cup the languagecaster team posted a World Cup Word of the Day and in this post we have collected them all together for easy reference. How many of them can you remember? Can you remember which games they refer to?
Tonight sees the game to decide which teams come third in the 2014 World Cup: the 3rd-place play-off
The second semi-final between Argentina and Holland was a very different game to the one the night before when Germany blew away hosts Brazil. This time Argentina qualified for the final on a penalty shoot-out after a scoreless 120 minutes.
We’ve had the first shock of the tournament – So, we introduce the World Cup Word ‘stun’.
It is nearly time for the 2014 World Cup to kick off in Sao Paulo Brazil. Damian is on his way (the last I heard he was stuck in Sao Paulo airport on his way to Recife) and it’s about time we made a few predictions on how the tournament will turn out.
In the fourth of a series of listening worksheets to help you practice your English we focus on Group D which includes Italy, England, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
World Cup 2014 Listening Report: Group C: In the third of a series of listening worksheets to help you practice your English we focus on Group C which includes Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan.
Who are notorious slow starters? Read Languagecaster’s World Cup Cliche to find out!
What does the phrase ‘warm up’ mean?
World Cup 2014 Listening Worksheet: Group B. In the second of a series of listening worksheets to help you practice your English we focus on Group B which includes Spain, Holland, Chile and Australia.
Below is the current rankings in the Languagecaster 2014 World Cup predictions Competition.
Try our second World Cup Nicknames Quiz – Do you know your Red Furies from your Red Devils?
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.
Post Your Scores in Languagecaster’s World Cup 2014 Predictions Competition
This week’s Learn English Through Football Podcast has a main report that looks back at some football fans’ World Cup memories. We also look ahead to the big matches in Europe and discuss the word ‘dugout’.
This week’s Learn English Through Football Podcast looks back at one of our reports from five years ago: World Cup superstar Diego Maradona.
It’s World Cup year and on this week’s Listening Report we have chosen a report from our archives on World Cup stars. This report is on Maradona, arguably one of the best football players ever.
This week we interview author James Broadbridge about his new book on the mystery of the Jules Rimet trophy – The Lost Cup
To mark the fact that there are only 100 days left until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this week’s listening report focuses on the build up to the competition.
This week’s listening report looks back at the career of one of the all-time greats of world football, Eusébio, after the great Portuguese striker passed away recently.
In this week’s main listening report we look ahead at some of the key language that will be used in the 2014 World Cup draw taking place in Brazil.
What kind of language is used to describe the World Cup play-offs?
This week we try to predict which teams will be among the last to qualify for Brazil 2014.
In a recent interview, UEFA president Michel Platini raised the issue of increasing the number of teams playing in the World Cup from 32 to 40 and so on this week’s main listening report we wonder if this is such a good idea.