On this football language podcast for learners of English we look back at some of the shock defeats from the first set of group matches in this season’s (2022-23) Champions League. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at email@example.com.
Learn English Through Football Podcast: Shock Defeats – 2022-23 Champions League
DF: Hello again everyone and welcome to Languagecaster.com – the football-language podcast for learners of English who love the beautiful game of football. I’m Damian and I am one half of the Languagecaster team, Damon the other team member is of course based in Japan. I am back in London after my trip to Ireland last week and the weather here is starting to become a little cooler as we move into Autumn. Now, as many of you will know, there are no Premier League matches this weekend due to the passing of the Queen here in the UK. But on today’s show we are going to look back at some of the language from the first set of group stage matches from this season’s Champions League and in particular at the phrase ‘shock defeat‘. Now, recently we have discussed the expression ‘heavy defeat‘ which is used to describe a thrashing – a really bad loss – but a shock defeat is one which is not expected at all, it is a surprise.
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DB: Yes, you are listening to languagecaster and that message was in Italian and we’d love to hear from anyone else who might like to share this message, ‘you are listening to Languagecaster.com‘ – it would be great to hear lots of different voices. Don’t forget that there’s a transcript to this podcast and there’s lots of vocabulary support which you can access by coming along to our site. We really think it’s a great resource for those learning and teaching the language.
OK, that’s it for this short football-language podcast in which we looked back at the phrases ‘shock defeat‘ and ‘to suffer a shock defeat‘ after some of the first round of group matches in this year’s [2022-23] Champions League. What do you think of these shock defeats? Can you think of any other examples of shock defeats? Let us know in the comments below or as I said, on our forum page. And we’ll be back soon with more football language and until then enjoy all the football. Bye bye.
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