World Cup 2014 Spain vs Netherlands: In this short podcast the languagecaster team look back at the 2014 World Cup and in particular the game between Spain and the Netherlands which was recently broadcast on FIFA.com.
Non-English Words in Football: How much do you know about non-English words and expressions used in English football? Try our football-language quiz below and find out about these different types of words and phrases.
Football Language Quiz – Pitch Markings: How much do you know about the language used to describe the pitch markings? Try our quiz…
March 2020 Update: Currently there is hardly any football being played around the world but the learn English through football team will continue to produce our football language podcast – a great resource for learners and teachers of English who love soccer.
Newspaper Headlines: No way José – In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Guardian newspaper in the UK (March 2020 adapted from The Week, March 2020) which is about Tottenham’s Champions League defeat against Leipzig.
In this football language post we explain the cliche: ‘Something out of nothing’ which is used to describe something unexpected in football.
Football Language Quizzes: The Language of Transfers – Try our football-language quiz about the language of transfers.
Football Language Podcast – 2020 Manchester Derby: On this podcast we explain some of the football language that emerged from the past week including the word ‘blunder’, while we also have a football-language question about the phrase ‘to rally’ and look ahead to the Manchester derby.
Manchester Derby in Numbers: This listening report focuses on some of the numbers from the history of the Manchester derby
Languagecaster Predictions – 2020 Manchester Derby: Manchester City travel to rivals United on Sunday in the big game in the Premier League this weekend and we feature this match in our predictions this week. We also look ahead to a big London derby between Arsenal and West Ham, see whether Barcelona can bounce back from […]
Newspaper Headline: Sick as a Parrot: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Guardian from March 5th 2020 which reports on the 5th round FA Cup defeat for Tottenham against Norwich City.
Football Language – Blunder: In this football language post we explain the word ‘blunder’ which is often used to describe a goalkeeper’s performance. Can you guess the meaning of this word?
MLS 2020: This weekend sees the start of the 2020 Major League Soccer season – the 25th season – so we thought we’d take a look at how MLS is doing at 25. We also look ahead to the upcoming season and look at the favourites and the dark horses and of course some of the language used to describe Major League Soccer 2020.
City sit in a league of their own: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Guardian on March 2nd 2020 and reports on the League Cup (Carabao Cup) win for Manchester City over Aston Villa at Wembley.
Football Language Resources: El Clasico – We have been publishing football language posts on languagecaster since 2006 and in that time we have featured Real Madrid versus Barcelona on numerous occasions so in this post we bring together some of these posts which can act as a resource for learners and teachers of English.
Languagecaster Predictions – 2020 Carabao Cup Final and el Clasico: The first piece of silverware – a trophy – is up for grabs this weekend in England when Manchester City take on relegation-threatened Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium. It should be an easy victory for City who are fresh from defeating Real Madrid in Spain in their Champions League last-16 first leg match but we all know that the cup is special and form can go out the window.
In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Telegraph from February 27th 2020 and reports on Manchester City’s win at Real Madrid in the last 16 first leg tie. Don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this […]
2019-20 Arsenal vs Everton and Chelsea vs Tottenham: The Premier League returns after its short mid-week break and this week sees some huge fixtures particularly for those fighting for the Champions League places and those teams wishing to avoid relegation. We also explain a football language phrase connected to shooting, look back at some of the good, bad and ugly from the first set of matches from the last-16 in the Champions League, while we also have a football-language quiz question and some predictions.
2019-20 Real Madrid vs Manchester City: The second set of Champins League last 16 matches take place this week and we feature three of the games including Manchester City’s trip to Real Madrid and Chelsea hosting Bayern Munich in this predictions post.
Languagecaster Predictions: 2019-20 Chelsea vs Tottenham: The Premier League’s winter break is over and returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures. We feature some of the big games from the weekend including a London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham – teams in fourth and fifth positions in the league. We also look at […]