Subscribe: Weekly Football Phrase
very week during the 2010-11 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché for learners of English who love the sport. Click on the link below to hear the word or phrase and you can also read the transcript below that. You can find many more examples by going to our football clichés here and our huge football glossary here.
This week’s English for football is the phrase ‘a wake up call‘. This phrase is sometimes used with the verb to receive, to receive a wake-up call. Basically, this means to get a shock, a warning, or an alarm, that warns that something needs to change quickly, that action to avoid disaster is needed. This week, Arsenal thrashed Premier League Champions, Chelsea, 3-1, which made it one win in six games for the Blues. The team and coach need to stop this bad run of form. The defeat was a wake-up call for Chelsea, Ancellotti received a wake up call.
A wake up call