Football Language Quiz: Gap Fill – Jack Charlton: Former England World Cup winner and Irish World Cup manager Jack Charlton passed away this weekend and we have posted a listening report on some of the key moments in his life. We have also created a gap fill exercise to help with listening practice. Simply listen to the text and complete it with an appropriate word or phrase (there are 11 spaces). We have also added some vocabulary support for this audio which can be found below and of course you can listen to the podcast and read the transcript here.

Football Language Quiz: Gap Fill – Jack Charlton

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  • Passed away: To die
  • their heyday: At the peak of their power; when the club were at their best
  • fearsome: People were afraid of them
  • underwhelmed: Not feeling so excited
  • overcoming: Beating

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