Football Quiz: 1998 World Cup – The 16th World Cup tournament took place in France but how much do you remember of this tournament?
Gap Fill 1990 World Cup – Netherlands v West Germany: Try this listening quiz based on the 1990 World Cup podcast Netherlands vs West Germany
Newspaper Headline: Bundesliga gets go-ahead to resume season in second half of May – In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Guardian newspaper (May 6th 2020) which describes the decision to re-start German football in May.
Seven stages of being a football manager: Managers have yet again been in the news this week and so on this week’s football-language podcast we take a look back at one of our 2009 posts that looks at some of the language used to describe the role of the football manager.
Football Language Podcast: April 2020 – This week on the football-language podcast we discuss some of the words and phrases from the week and of course we continue with our look back at some of the big moments from football’s history in our series of World Cup matches.
In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘last-gasp goal’ which is a late, very late, goal in a game – one that tends to change the result of the game.
English Through Football Podcast – World Cup 1982 Brazil vs Italy: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the 1982 second round Group C match between Brazil and Italy. This is another game from the #WorldCupAtHome series from FIFA.com in which we review some of the words and phrases used to describe this wonderful match, while we also go over what happened in the rest of the 1982 competition from Spain.
Football Quiz: 2002 World Cup – Try our football quiz and find out the answers to these and other questions about the 2002 World Cup.
The Language of Postponements and Cancellations: In this football language post we explain some of the language connected to postponements and cancellations…
Players Dig Deep for NHS: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Times newspaper which is all about Premier League players donating some of their salaries to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]