Book a place in

poachThis week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘booka place in. You can understand 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.
[print_link] | Subscribe: Weekly Football Phrase

Book a place in mp3

This week’s English for football is to book a place in. Now, the verb ‘to book‘ means to reserve, or to keep, and so you can book a room in a hotel for example. In football, this phrase is used when a team wins in a tournament or a qualifying game. If the team wins the game then their place in the next round or match is guaranteed: it is reserved. So, this week saw Tottenham book a place in the Carling Cup Final by beating Arsenal 5-1. Can Mali book their place in the last stages of the African Cup of Nations by beating Nigeria?

  • Check out more football phrases by visiting our huge glossary page, where you can find hundreds of words, phrases and cliches connected to the world of football. If there is a phrase you need explaining send us a comment or email and we will try to explain it for you.

Welcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Soccer fans can enhance these skills with lots of free language resources: a weekly podcast, football phrases, explanations of football vocabulary, football cliches, worksheets, quizzes and much more at languagecaster.com.

Google | Facebook | Twitter | Mail | Website

Join the discussion

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More from this show

BEpisode 1