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Learn English Through Football Podcast: FA Cup 2019

FA Cup 2019 Learn English Through Football Podcast – FA Cup 2019: The English domestic season has wrapped up with the traditional finale, the FA Cup. We talk about that and other news in our review section. We also have a football-language question and an explanation of a football expression. In our predictions section, we cast our eyes over the Championship play-off final between Aston Villa and Derby. Of course, the winner of this goes up to the Premier League.

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DB: Hello listener. You are listening to’s football-language podcast. Welcome to the Learn English Through Football podcast, now in its 13th year . This is the pod for all those who love the beautiful game of football and for who are aiming to improve their English language skills. My name’s Damon and I’m based in Tokyo. A bit cloudy today, but very mild. How about over there in London, Damian? How are things?

DF: Hi Damon and hello to everyone from a greay and chilly London, the day after the FA Cup final. How are you feeling Damon, after Liverpool fell just short of the title last weekend?

DB: In one word, gutted! And in more than one word, absolutely gutted! But hats off to Manchester City who had another amazing season getting the second highest points total ever, 98, to pip us at the post by one point. How about you? How are you feeling about your 2-2 draw with Everton?

DF: It would have been nice to have beaten them which would have allowed us to finish in third place but fourth is fine and another season of Champions League football to come. OK, what’s on the show this week?

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DB: Well, as the season is winding up in Europe, we will review some of the cup action and final day action in our review section, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. We’ve got some football language of course with our football-language quiz question and a football expression explained. What’s the quiz question connected with?

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