On this week’s football-language podcast we look back at the first leg of the 2018 Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate the superclásico in a continental final! We also look ahead to the Manchester derby which features in our predictions competition along with Chelsea v Everton and Arsenal v Wolves. There is also a football quiz question and we explain some football language, including the phrase ‘to set up a goal’ and the cliche ‘put it in the mixer’.
2018-19 – Chelsea v Manchester United: Chelsea v Manchester United is the standout fixture in the Premier League this weekend. Club football returns after the UEFA Nations League and the international break and we’ll be looking at three games from the Premier League in our predictions, including the Chelsea v Manchester United game. We will also have some football language, this week ‘a banker’, and we’ve got a language-related quiz question too.
2018 UEFA Nations League – Spain v England: It’s an international break this weekend as the UEFA Nations League returns with some high-profile matches involving Spain and England as well as Germany and France. So on this week’s show we take a look at some football language connected to the UEFA Nations League, explain the term ‘spot kick’, make some predictions and ask a football-language quiz question involving the phrase ‘to get the nod over’.
2018-19 Week 7 – West Ham v Chelsea: A London derby features in our predictions this week. Also on the show, we will feature some of the stories from the week’s Champions League. There’s a quiz question focused on some language used this week in the footballing news, and we also feature the football phrase ‘breeze past’.
2018-19 Week 6 – Tottenham vs Liverpool: It’s the languagecaster derby! Damian’s Tottenham versus Damon’s Liverpool.
The UEFA Nations League: On this special extra podcast we take a look at the UEFA Nations League and look at some of the language involved with this tournament and answer questions about the format, the rules and what it may mean for the future of European football internationals.
2018-19 – Week 5: It’s the international break and club football takes a week off. On this week’s football-language podcast we have some international games in our predictions and a football-language quiz question. We also explain the phrase Cruyff turn and review the footballing news, with one story featuring tiny Clapton FC. If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: email@example.com (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).
2018-19 – Week 4: In this week’s football-language podcast we look back at the Manchester United versus Tottenham and look ahead to some of the big games from this weekend. We also look at the phrase ‘put the game beyond’, review some of the big news from the world of football, ask a football-language quiz and offer some predictions for the big games.
2018-19 Premier League – Week 3: In this week’s football-language podcast we look ahead to the Manchester United versus Tottenham match on Monday. We also explain the football phrase ‘deadline-day signing’, ask a football-language question and attempt some predictions for the big games this weekend.
2018-19 Premier League Week 2: The Premier League enters its second week, along with Ligue 1 in France. Serie A and La Liga kick off their seasons too, while the last of the Big 5 leagues in Europe, the Bundesliga, will join the action next weekend.
2018-19 Premier League Preview: In this football-language podcast we preview the 2018-19 Premier League season. Can Manchester City retain their title or will their city rivals United challenge them? How will Liverpool fare with their new signings and what about Chelsea and Arsenal with their new managers in charge? Which teams will face a relegation battle and which teams will turn out to be dark horses? If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is our World Cup 2018 Review. It’s one week since the end of the tournament and we take a look at some of the highlights, ask a quiz question, congratulate the winner of our prediction competition and …
In this World Cup 2018 podcast, we have a quarter-final review. Eight teams, four games, four winners. Damian and Damon give their thoughts on their quarter-final predictions, the games, and who they think will win the semi-finals. We’ll have a short World Cup language section, while we will also take a look at some our listeners’ posts and see how the predictions competition is going.
In this podcast we review some of the big stories from the group stages at the 2018 World Cup in Russia – Damian and Damon look back at some of the drama that has taken place so far. We also explain some World Cup language, ask a World Cup quiz question, predict some upcoming games and answer some listeners’ questions.
On today’s listening report we take a look at two more of the groups in the 2018 World Cup: Groups C and D. We will also be reminding you about our World Cup predictions competition – there is still time to join!
2018 World Cup Preview: The 2018 World Cup is about to kick off in Russia and on today’s football-language podcast we take a look ahead to some of the language-learning resources we will make available over the tournament, including quizzes, transcripts, worksheets and much more. We also have an interview with a football fan in which we look at his predictions for the tournament, explain a new football phrase – ‘to run out winners’ – and invite you all to take part in our World Cup predictions competition.