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In this football language podcast for learners of English we look back at some of the language from the two FA Cup finals that took place in England last weekend: The men’s final between Chelsea and Liverpool and the women’s final between Chelsea and Manchester City. You can also read a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning English Through Football Podcast: Lift The Trophy – 2022 FA Cup Finals
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’m here in a sunny London and I’m one half of the languagecaster team, the other member of course is Damon who’s based in Tokyo, Japan.
Now, there were two FA Cup finals over the weekend here in England – the men’s game between Liverpool and Chelsea on Saturday in which the Reds won on penalties and then on Sunday the women’s cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City saw Chelsea win after extra time. In this podcast we take a look at some of the language from the BBC reports on the two games including the phrases, ‘to lift the cup‘; ‘run ragged‘ and ‘nestled into the corner‘.
Stinger: You are listening to languagecaster.com (in Italian)
Lift the Cup
Run Ragged/Pepper the goal
Defend their crown/Complete the Double
Nestle into the bottom corner
Stinger: You are listening to languagecaster.com.(West Ham fan)
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Stinger: You are listening to languagecaster.com (in Polish).
DB: Yes, you are listening to languagecaster and that message was in Polish and we’d love to hear from anyone else who might like to share this message, ‘you are listening to Languagecaster.com‘. And don’t forget there’s a transcript to this podcast and lots of vocabulary support which you can access by coming along to our site here at languagecaster – a great resource for those learning the language and for those teaching the language.
OK, that’s it for this short football-language podcast in which we looked back at some of the language used from the two FA Cup finals here in England, including ‘to lift the cup‘; ‘run ragged‘ and ‘nestle into the corner‘. Enjoy all the football as we approach the final days of the domestic league seasons in Europe and we’ll be back soon with some more football language. Bye bye.
- To clinch
- FA Cup Final 2021
- 5 Great Wembley finals
- 2021 FA Cup Final
- The FA Cup in Numbers (1): This report from 2011 looks at some of the numbers associated with the FA Cup – there is a worksheet with this report.
- The FA Cup Numbers (2): We look at some more numbers connected to the FA Cup (from 2014)
- The Language of the FA Cup: Back in 2013 we discussed some of the most typical FA Cup phrases, including David and Goliath!
- FA Cup Review: In 2014 we looked back at some of our previous reports on the FA Cup – a nice collection of resources here!
- Changes to the FA Cup: In this 2011 report we made some suggestions on changes to the FA Cup
- The FA Cup: This 2011 report looked at some of the language of the FA Cup (the format and the tradition) – there is also a worksheet.
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