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Learn English through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Week 6 Tottenham vs Liverpool

Tottenham vs Liverpool2018-19 Week 6 – Tottenham vs Liverpool: It’s the languagecaster derby! Damian’s Tottenham versus Damon’s Liverpool. On the show we’ll have that game in the predictions section, while we also have a football-language quiz and lots more, including the football phrase ‘disputed call‘. 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).Patreon

Transcript of the show (15th September 2018)

Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Week 6 – Tottenham vs Liverpool

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’m currently in Málaga in the south of Spain where there has been some rain recently here. Spanish football fans are looking forward to a weekend of domestic football after the international break – the fans of the national team are very happy this weekI wonder what the weather is like in Tokyo with Damon? Hello Damon, how are things and are you going to be watching the football this weekend?

DB: Hiya Damian. Well, t’s a little bit rainy here too. But I hope Spain, despite the rain, is treating you well, and yes, I’ll be watching the football, including of course the big match in a few hours, Tottenham versus Liverpool. Mouthwatering. What other matches will you be watching?

DF: Well, I am off to La Rosaleda Stadium later on this evening to watch local side Málaga take on Córdoba in a second division match and this is a derby as both these teams are in the province of Andalusia – I was a regular visitor to La Rosaleda many years ago so I am looking forward to this, especially as the home side are top, they are unbeaten).

DB: Very nice. And I’m guessing that ‘rosa’, ‘rosa’ is rose, what does ‘leda’ mean?

DF: I think La Rosaleda means place of the roses, that’s the idea.

DB: So, what do we have on this week’s show?


DF: Well, on this week’s podcast I start by asking a football-language question connected to the word ‘unbeaten, before moving on to discuss some football news stories that emerged from the week in the good, the bad and the ugly, while we also look at some football language and this week we explain the phrase ‘disputed call‘. We then finish off the show with our predictions competition and will feature three games from the Premier League – including the languagecaster derby, Tottenham versus Liverpool. We will also be keeping you up to date with our predictions competition to see who is currently leading.

Stinger: You are listening to (in Spanish)

DB: Yes, you are listening to and you can send on a message to the show in your own language by dropping us a line at We are also on Facebook – our page is Learning English Through FootballTwitter and Instagram where Damian has posted some football photos from his time in Malaga in the south of Spain.

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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.

DB: Yes, this week we have added some extra material including an explanation of the phrases unbeaten record and unbeaten run, while there is also some listening practice on the topic of the UEFA Nations League and this report also has a worksheet with some answers. Thanks again to all those who support us through Patreon.

Football-Language Quiz – Unbeaten

DB: Right, Damian. You said you had a question connected with the word ‘unbeaten‘ which was in the news this week. What’s the question?

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