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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Premier League Preview

2018-19 Premier League Preview2018-19 Premier League Preview: In this football-language podcast we preview the 2018-19 Premier League season. Can Manchester City retain their title or will their city rivals United challenge them? How will Liverpool fare with their new signings and what about Chelsea and Arsenal with their new managers in charge? Which teams will face a relegation battle and which teams will turn out to be dark horses? If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).

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Transcript of the show (12th August 2018)

Learn English through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Premier League Preview

DF: You are listening to’s football-language podcast. Welcome everyone to the podcast for all those interested in improving their English skills and who love the beautiful game of football. My name is Damian and I am here in a slightly cooler London – the temperatures have finally dropped here – and as many of our regular listeners will know the other half of the languagecaster team is Damon and he’s in Tokyo and although today he cannot be with us ‘live’ – we will, however, be hearing from him later on in the show.


It’s the first weekend of the new Premier League season and already there has been lots of excitement, great goals and of course some controversy and although the pre-season seemed to be very short it’s great to have club football back! Now, on this week’s podcast we will be giving our predictions for this season – hopefully you won’t be laughing too much at them at the end of the season 🙂 . We will also be predicting some of the big games from this week’s opening set of matches from the Premier League and reminding you all that we have another predictions competition where you, the listener, can play as well. We also explain some football language that has emerged from the week and we have a football-language question as well.

Stinger: You are listening to (in French)

DF: Yes, you are listening to, and that was, of course, in French.

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DF: Now, as many of you know, we have created some additional resources for learners and teachers of English on our Patreon site, so come along to our site here at and click on the Patreon button to check out how you can access these resources including the transcript for this report. Now, this week Damon has done a preview of his favourite team Liverpool’s upcoming season, while I have done the same for Spurs and there is also a Championship preview as well – lots of transcripts and worksheets for teachers and learners of English.

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