[print_link] | Teaching Ideas The second tier of English football, The Championship, kicks off this week and in this post we take a look at which teams we think will be involved in the promotion race or the relegation battle. To help you understand this reading there is a vocabulary list containing the words in […]
The Championship, England’s second division of football, kicks off this week and we would like you to predict the teams you think will be promoted to play in next year’s Premier League. Make three selections from the poll below or add another team if it has not already been included. Don’t forget to leave a […]
The football world was saddened to hear of Sir Bobby Robson’s death last week. The former England manager was 77 and universally regarded as the gentleman of English football. One of his former clubs, Newcastle United start off their Championship campaign without a manager and have been described as a joke by their club captain. […]
The summer transfer window is now in full swing with Real Madrid and Manchester City having spent most of the cash so far. Here is an additional list of phrases and terms connected with transfers to go along with our earlier post on the topic.
[print_link] | Teaching Ideas The new season has nearly started and languagecaster.com has asked some fans what they think about their teams chances in the next year of football. We kick off this series of posts with Dave, a Manchester City supporter reflecting on the new money at his club and the possibility of breaking […]
Languagecaster produces one podcast every week during the European football season. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here. In this post we focus on how students of English can improve their English listening skills with these podcasts
[print_link] | Teaching Ideas In September, Europe gets back to World cup qualifiers. This post takes a look at the top ten teams in Europe (FIFA ranking). As you read the post, look at the names of countries and the nationality adjectives. Or try the online listening quiz to check your knowledge. The World Cup […]
[print_link] The Argentinian Clausura championship finished at the weekend with a remarkable battle between the top two sides. Read how Vélez Sarsfield beat Huracán to win the title in the post below and use the vocabulary list at the bottom of the page to help you with your comprehension. Excitement galore on the final day […]
So, it’s done! Liverpool legend and scorer of 118 goals for the club, Michael Owen, has signed for Manchester United. Is it really true? Can it be true? Many Liverpool fans will be left stunned at the thought of their hero on his way to their biggest rivals. As Schopenhauer said, truth passes through three […]
The language of football transfers in 4 easy steps: In this post we take a look at the language of football transfers. There is also a short vocabulary list at the foot of this post.
[print_link] | Teaching Ideas Last week we looked at South Africa, this week we visit South America and the continent’s biggest club competition the Copa Libertadores. As you read the post, look at the names of countries and the nationality adjectives. Then try the quiz to check your knowledge. The semi-final places were decided this […]
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[print_link] The end of the season in Europe comes ever closer and that means for our final predictions of the season languagecaster turns to domestic cups, relegation battles in Spain, Champions League spots in Italy, and a big game in the Brazilian League. [TABLE=133]
[print_link] Barcelona, Wolfsburg, Burnley and Paolo Maldini all celebrate but misery on Tyneside and controversy in Serie A all feature on this week’s good, the bad and the ugly section of languagecaster’s football podcast. Click on the links below to find out more on all of these stories. Explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) can […]
Returning to London after a weekend away, I got on the tube at the same time as Shefield United fans returning home after their Championship play-off final at Wembley. I approached one fan, who was holding a limp team-flag and asked him the score, “lost one nil” he replied. Well, after all the whingeing and […]
[print_link] After a very low-scoring affair last week, Damian looks set to clinch his second predictions title in a row. Damon needs some points fast from this week’s set of matches which includes a huge game in Poland, the exciting Bundesliga title race, the relegation battle in the Premier League, the Championship play-off, the Champions […]