In this football language podcast we look at the phrase ‘sweet volley‘ from the England-Scotland game from Group B in the 2020 European Championships. You can read a transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Language Podcast Euros 2020: Day 8 – Sweet Volley
DF: Hello everyone, this is Damian from the Learning English Through Football team – I hope you are all doing well. We are posting a football expression from the Euro 2020 tournament every day – yesterday Damon looked at the expressions ‘hit their stride‘ and ‘book their spot‘ from the match between Austria and the Netherlands and today I’m looking at a description of a shot from the Scotland versus England game at Wembley: Hit the volley sweetly.
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Another form of volley we might hear in football is a half-volley which is when the player hits (or catches) the ball just as it is hitting the ground and again the player has to demonstrate really good control and technique to make sure they don’t blaze the ball wide or over the bar or that they don’t slice or mishit their shot.
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DF: Yes, you are listening to languagecaster.com – that message was in Italian. Don’t forget that there’s a transcript to this podcast and lots of vocabulary support which you can access by coming along to our site. OK, that’s it for this short podcast – we hope you enjoyed our look at the phrase ‘sweet volley‘ from day eight of the 2020 Euros and we’ll be back with more tomorrow. Don’t forget you can also come along and play in our predictions competition, vote in our Euro 2020 poll and find lots of football language on our site here at languagecaster.com. Enjoy all the football and we’ll see you again soon. Bye bye.