A huge weekend of football sees the two unbeaten sides at the top of the Premier League table face off, the top two in Serie A play each other, the Rome derby and the Madrid derby also take place! We’ll talk about the good, the bad and the ugly news from last week, feature some English phrases used in football, including the cliche ‘no one is biger than the club’ and try to predict some of the games in the Premier League in our predictions competition.
2018-19 Week 7 – West Ham v Chelsea: A London derby features in our predictions this week. Also on the show, we will feature some of the stories from the week’s Champions League. There’s a quiz question focused on some language used this week in the footballing news, and we also feature the football phrase ‘breeze past’.
In this post we explain the football expression ‘disputed call’ which is used to describe a controversial decision from the referee in a match.
2018-19 – Week 5: It’s the international break and club football takes a week off. On this week’s football-language podcast we have some international games in our predictions and a football-language quiz question. We also explain the phrase Cruyff turn and review the footballing news, with one story featuring tiny Clapton FC. If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: email@example.com (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).
2018-19 Premier League Week 2: The Premier League enters its second week, along with Ligue 1 in France. Serie A and La Liga kick off their seasons too, while the last of the Big 5 leagues in Europe, the Bundesliga, will join the action next weekend.
For this post on football English we explain the adjective phrase ‘high octane’. If you have suggestions, questions, comments, let us know!
2018-19 Premier League Preview: In this football-language podcast we preview the 2018-19 Premier League season. Can Manchester City retain their title or will their city rivals United challenge them? How will Liverpool fare with their new signings and what about Chelsea and Arsenal with their new managers in charge? Which teams will face a relegation battle and which teams will turn out to be dark horses? If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to hit the ground running‘. This is a phrase commonly used at the start of the football season. If you have questions or comments, email us at: email@example.com. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of […]
This phrase from our 2018 World Cup football language is last gasp. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. 2018 World Cup Language: Last Gasp This phrase […]
Last 16 Matches – Day 1: In this post we look back at the first two matches from the last 16: France versus Argentina and Portugal against Uruguay and explain some of the language that emerged from the two matches.
Hello everybody. My name is Damon from languagecaster.com and on this short audio report, I’ll be talking about a 2018 World cup phrase from this week’s games. The phrase is, fair play. World Cup Language: Fair Play Fair play is a concept that goes back a long way in the history of competitive sport. It […]
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘bore draw’ which is used to describe a not very exciting game of football.
Groups G and H are the focus on this Learn English Through Football podcast. If you’d like the transcript to the show please become a patron
On today’s listening report we take a look at two more of the groups in the 2018 World Cup: Groups C and D. We will also be reminding you about our World Cup predictions competition – there is still time to join!
Groups E and F. The World Cup has started, but not all teams have played yet. On this football-language podcast we preview groups E and F.
In this post, we explain some football expressions for scoring multiple, more than one, goals: a hat-trick & a brace. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: […]
2018 End of Season Review: The 2017-18 football season in Europe is now over and we take a look back at some of the big news at the business end of the seasons around Europe in this report. There is a worksheet and transcript …
Champions League Final 2018: It’s the Champions League Final in Kiev this weekend and this is the last podcast for season 2017-18. We will be back in a couple of weeks, however, with our World Cup 2018 podcasts! On the show today, Damian and Damon look back at the seasons for Tottenham and Liverpool and of course give their predictions for the Champions League final. There’s some Champions League football phrases explained, too.
Football Language: Give the keeper the eyes – what’s the meaning of this phrase in football?
To tuck away: Now in football this phrase is used to describe a goal. If a player tucks the ball away, he or she guides the ball past the goalkeeper safely into the net.