Learn English Through Football Podcast – 2020 Champions and Europa League Finals Tournament: This week’s football-language podcast looks ahead to the Champions League and the Europa League tournaments that are being played in Portugal and Germany over the next two weeks. We look at some of the language involved in these two competitions including words and phrases around the format, some of the new rules and of course ways of describing the games themselves. We also review some of the other football news from the week, discuss some newspaper headlines, ask a football-language quiz question, introduce some new polls, offer some predictions and of course explain some of the language that has emerged from the football world this week.
Advance: In this football language post we explain the verb ‘advance’ which is used to describe a team qualifying for the next round of a tournament.
Welcome to the 2020 European Finals predictions competition. The 2020 Champions League and Europa League competitions are down to the quarter-finals and will be played as one-off tournaments over the next two weeks. So, which teams do you think will win through to the finals on the 21st (Europa) and 23rd (Champions) of August? Simply log in, add your scores below and play against Damon, Damian and lots of football-language fans around the world in this short predictions battle of 14 games over two weeks.
Football Language: Sweep home – In this football language post we explain the phrase ‘sweep home’ which is used to describe a goal being scored.
Football Language Podcast: 2019-20 Review of Tottenham’s Season – In this football language podcast I review some of the highs and lows from Totenham’s 2019-20 season. We will look at some of the language from the good, the bad and the ugly parts of the season.
Football Language: Sweep past – In this football language post we explain the phrase ‘sweep past’ which is used to describe an easy victory for one team over another side.
Football Language: Top Flight – In this football language post we explain the phrase ‘top flight’ which refers to the top division in a league (for example, the Premier League in England and the Bundesliga in Germany)
In this football language post we look at the headline, ‘Back in the Big Time‘ from the Guardian newspaper the Guardian newspaper from August 5th 2020 and describes Fulham’s win over Brentford in the Chamionship play-off. You can see more explanations of newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football […]
Newspaper Headline: Head Auba Heels – In this football language post we look at the headline, ‘Head Auba Heels’ from the Star newspaper (August 1st 2020) which refers to Arsenal’s FA Cup final win and in particular to their two-goal hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Football Language: The Road to Wembley – In this football language post we explain the phrase ‘The Road to Wembley’ which describes how teams made it to the FA Cup (or League Cup) final.
Languagecaster Predictions: 2020 FA Cup Final and Championship Play-off Final: It’s FA Cup final weekend and this year sees an all-London affair when Arsenal take on Chelsea – two of the most successful sides in FA Cup history – at an empty Wembley Stadium.
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2019-20 Final Day of the Season: This week’s football-language podcast looks ahead to the final day of the 2019-20 season – almost a year after the season kicked off last August. We look ahead to some of the key final fixtures taking place this Sunday in our predictions section, we also explain some football language that has emerged from the week including the phrase, ‘as it stands’. There is also a review of the football week, a football-language quiz question and some new polls.
Golden Boot: In this football language post we explain the phrase ‘Golden Boot award’ which is given to the top scorer in a competition or league.
Poll: Which team will win the 2020 Europa League? This season’s Europa League re-starts on August 5th when the remaining…
Languagecaster Predictions – Final Day of 2020 Premier League Season: It’s the final weekend of the Premier League season – a season that started almost a year ago – when the final set of fixtures will be played.
Learn English Through Football: July 2020 FA Cup Semi Final and Real Madrid – This week’s football-language podcast reviews the FA Cup semi-finals and also looks at some football language that emerged from the week, including the phrase ‘flighted pass’.
Poll: Who will win the 2019-20 Champions League? This season’s Champions League re-starts on August 7th when the first two of the four remaining second leg matches from the last-16 take place – Juventus host Lyon and newly-crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid try to overturn a 2-1 deficit in Manchester.
Football Language Quiz: Gap Fill – Jack Charlton: Former England World Cup winner and Irish World Cup manager Jack Charlton passed away this weekend and we have posted a listening report on some of the key moments in his life. We have created a gap fill exercise to help with listening practice.
2020 North London Derby and Champions League Draw –
Poll: Drinks Break – What do you think of the drinks break? Should it continue next season? Should there be four quarters rather than two halves? Let us know by voting in our poll