March the 24th 2016 saw the passing of one of the greatest footballers ever – Johan Cruyff. To remember this great player, this week’s listening practice report is an adapted report from our archives. The post was originally published on May 1, 2011 as part of our World Cup Stars series. You can find explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) at the end of the post. You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the file below – you can also subscribe and listen to all our football-language podcasts – there are hundreds of them!
Crossword: The language of passing and tackling
Quiz: The Language of Football Passes – How much do you know about the language of passing in football? What’s a ‘one-two’? How about a ‘hospital pass’ and is there such a thing as a ’50-50 pass’? Try our quiz below and find out about different types of phrases to use when describing passes.
For this week’s listening report, we focus on the language of the run in, the end of the season when the title race is decided.
This week’s listening report is the language of misses. In football the aim is to score goals, but more often than not, a shot will miss, not find the net.
Foreign Words in English Football: A brief description of some of the foreign Words in English Football
The Language of Diving: This listening report examines the language used to talk about diving.
The Language of Predictions: On this report we feature some of the language Damian and Damon use when describing football predictions.
This week’s main report discusses some of the language of referees.
Setting up goals: Last week, we looked at the language of scoring goals and this week we continue, but we focus on how to describe setting up the goal.
On this week’s main listening report we focus on some of the language that is used with one of the most controversial rules of the game: offside.
On this week’s main listening report we look at relegation and the language used to describe it.