What kind of language is used to describe the World Cup play-offs?
What does the verb ‘to net’ mean?
What does ‘salvage a point’ in football mean?
This listening report examines the language used to talk about diving.
What does the phrase ‘to see off’ mean? Find out by coming along to languagecaster.com
We have some very big derbies to look forward to this weekend starting with the Catalan derby this evening between Barcelona and Espanyol, followed by the biggest derby in Greek football and the first-ever south-Wales derby to take place in the Premier League.
What does ‘to be denied a point’ mean in football? This week’s English for football phrase is the expression ‘to be denied’.
What is a ‘bad day at the office?’ This week’s English for football phrase introduces this cliche.
This week languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘half-chance’.
In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the big stories from the recent matches over the weekend to help learners of English improve their vocabulary. This week we look at Roma’s amazing start to the season, wonder whether Spurs are in trouble and ask why Milan will have no fans at their next home match.
Title contenders: This expression is used to describe a team that has a good chance of winning the league title. They can be said to be in contention for the title.
In this week’s main listening report we look at one of the biggest games in the world – The Derby of Millions (Clássico dos Milhões) between Rio de Janeiro’s Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
Now in this week’s podcast we have our three regular features: our main report, a new football phrase and then our predictions. So, first of all in our main listening report we will be looking at the one of the biggest games in world football – the Derby of the Millions – between Vasco da Gama and Flamengo. This is followed by our weekly football phrase where Damon will be explaining the word ‘dink’ and then he’ll see how we fared in last weekend’s predictions.
For this week’s football phrase, Langaugecaster explains a way of describing a shot or a pass – to dink.
In the main report section, Damon takes a look at the 2013-14 Bundesliga season. Then, he continues, with our regular weekly football phrase – this week it is the word ‘sack’ after the first managerial casualty of the season in England. We wrap up with predictions where…
What is a Scuffed shot? This kind of shot is when a player does not really hit the ball cleanly but instead mishits the ball.