On this week’s Learn English through Football Podcast for learners of English, as always, we have three sections. First, in the main report section, Damon looks back over the career of Jamie Carragher, Liverpool and England defender, who retires this week. After that, in our regular English for football section, we introduce the football phrase ‘to cause an upset’, often used in tournaments and cup competitions. In the last section of the show, where we feature several big games every week, Damian gives his predictions for this weekends games, including some crunch games at the top of the Premier League and in the relegation zone in La Liga – and there’s the Copa del Rey, too..
- Listen only to the main report here – the transcript and vocabulary will help you understand key phrases and improve your language skills
- Learners of English can also review the footballing news from around the world in the good, the bad and the ugly section
- Football glossary – this is a huge collection of football vocabulary, football cliches and football phrases with definitions and examples. If you can’t find a phrase you want to understand, send us an email or comment and we’ll try to explain it for you.