On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, in our main section Damian introduces one of the key figures in the football game, referees, and explains some of the language associated with them – remember you can find the transcript to this report by going to the main report link below. In our English for football section we explain the phrase ‘on paper’, a phrase useful for everyone discussing a team’s chances of winning a game. In our final section, we finish with our predictions battle, which this week includes big matches from the top and bottom of the Premier League in England, an Italian derby, and some intriguing second leg games from the Champions league.
- Listen only to the main report here – complete with transcript and vocabulary
- Learners of English can review the footballing news from around the world in the good, the bad and the ugly section
- Football glossary – check out this huge collection of football vocabulary, football cliches and football phrases. If you can’t find a phrase you want here, let us know by emailing us or leaving a comment and we will try our best to explain it to you.