Overturn: Hello everyone, my name is Damon, one half of the languagecaster team. This is our weekly short audio post on the language of football, and I’ll be talking about the verb ‘to overturn’.
In this post, we explain a phrase used to talk about football: overturn a decision which was used in the Costa Rica versus Brazil World Cup game from St Petersburg today. This is part of our daily World Cup football phrases.
Video Assistant Referee (VAR): What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘VAR’ in football?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘Fourth official’ in football?
In football, what do we mean by the phrase ‘man in the middle’?
What does the phrase ‘seen them given’ mean? This football expression suggests that the referee could have awarded a penalty but did not.
In this week’s podcast for learners of English who love football, we have our three regular features: our main report about football controversies, a new football phrase and our weekly predictions battle.
Referee: The person who is in charge of the game, he or she controls the match (‘The man in black’ / ‘The man in the middle’)
Assistant referee: Formerly known as the linesman, this person helps the referee to make decisions during the game, including offsides, throw-ins and off-the-ball incidents.
On this week’s main listening report we focus on some of the language that is used with one of the most controversial rules of the game: offside.
[print_link] Euro 2009 for the ladies, a mouthwatering clash in the World Cup qualifiers to look forward to, and controversial decisions from footballs governing bodies all feature on this week’s Good, bad and Ugly. Good While most eyes are on the World Cup qualifiers, followers of the women’s game are enjoying a great Euro 2009 […]
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/pod.43.0809.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:20 — 7.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More The final podcast of the 2008-2009 season. Damon and Damian take a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly moments of another […]
25 minutes of madness: Review of Manchester United’s 5-2 defeat of Tottenham at the weekend
[print_link] Last-gasp goals, Bayern Munich thrashed, Champions League quarter-finals, international sackings and tension in the Championship all feature in this week’s good, the bad and the ugly section of languagecaster’s football podcast. Click on the links below to find out more on all of these stories. Explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) can be found […]
[print_link] Stories from the World Cup qualifying games dominate this week’s good, the bad and the ugly section of languagecaster’s football podcast. Click on the links below to find out more on all of these stories. Explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) can be found at the foot of the page. Good It was good […]
[print_link] Champions League action this week dominates the news, but there was also a bit of fighting on the football pitches of the world! Click on the links below to find out more on all of these stories. Explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) can be found at the foot of the page. The Good […]