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Learn English Through Football Podcast: Women’s World Cup 2019 Week 1

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Learn English Through Football Podcast – 2019 Women’s World Cup Week 1: The first week of the 2019 Women’s World Cup has finished and on this week’s podcast we look back at some of the highs and lows from the tournament. There is lots of other football going on around the world and we look at some of the good, the bad and the ugly from those stories. We also have a football-language question, explain some football phrases and offer one or two predictions. If you’d like the transcript to the show please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon). With the transcript you can improve your English by reading as you listen, or if you are a teacher of English you can use the transcript to make several activities for your learners. If you have questions or comments, email us at: (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).

Learn English Through Football Podcast: Women’s World Cup 2019 Week 1


DB: You are listening to’s football-language podcast. Hello everyone and welcome to the podcast for all those who love the beautiful game of football and for those who are aiming to improve their English language skills.

Now, as everybody knows, the Women’s World Cup 2019 is well underway with most groups having played two matches and many teams making it already to the last 16. There’s been some great football, great goals, great saves, and lots of action. And we’ll be talking a little bit more about that competition later in the show. Now, Damian is in Ireland but here he is talking about what football he’s been watching lately.

DF: Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying all the football. I’ve been watching so much football despite thinking that the end of the season had already passed! Do you know that the 2019-20 Premier League fixtures have just been published, while qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup have just started and the qualifiers for next season’s Champions League are about to start next week!

Right, what football have I been watching this week? I saw the Nations League final between Portugal and Holland; I also went to see Ireland play against Gibraltar in a European Championship qualifier here in Dublin on Monday – a forgettable game apart from the three points that Ireland won!

And of course, I have been watching lots of action from the 2019 Women’s World Cup – all of the games are shown on national broadcasters in both Ireland and the UK which is great and demonstrates the popularity of the sport. I wonder if that is the same in other parts of the world? Drop us a line and let us know how the Women’s World Cup is being received in your home country.

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