In this week’s review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary. This week we congratulate Fluminense, wonder what has happened at Chelsea and are amazed at some very unsporting behaviour.
Another big London derby, the biggest game in Brazil- Vasco-Flamengo – a top-of-the table clash in Germany, and Damian and Damon’s teams face each other in this week’s languagecaster predictions.
Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘super-sub’
Journeyman: A player that has played for many clubs, usually without being a star at any of them
Victory (n) / Victorious (adj)
(n) When a team wins: the opposite of a loss or a defeat
(adj) A phrase used to describe a winning team, player or manager
Clean Sheet: When a team does not concede a goal or allow a goal to go in (to keep a clean sheet)
Clausura: One of the two titles played for each year in Argentina (and many other South American countries) (see also Apertura)
End to end: A game is described as being end to end when both teams constantly attack each other.
(to) Choke: To not perform well under pressure (see bottle)
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on another position on the pitch – this time it is the full back; numbers 2 and 3. As always, we also look at some football language – this week Damon explains the phrase ‘route one’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes the Rome derby
On this week’s main report we continue our look at the various positions on the pitch by focusing on the full back.
The Championship: The division below the English Premier League, the second tier (previously known as Division 2)
Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘route one’.
Champions League: Annual competition for the top European club sides. It is a combination of group matches and then a knock-out system for the last 16 teams
Big games this weekend, including the Rome derby in Italy, Man City take on Spurs while Chelsea and Liverpool face each other in the Premier League.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on another position on the pitch – the centre back, or stopper.
Today we explain the phrase ‘let a lead slip’ in our weekly football phrase
In this week’s review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary
Another set of big matches for us to predict this week including Manchester United and Arsenal, Juventus and Inter as well as some more Champions League group stage matches.
To centre: To cross the ball – usually into the box or penalty area