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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: LA Galaxy, Chelsea and Real Madrid - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 16:14:02 +0000

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 MLS champions LA Galaxy, lament the performances of Man City and Chelsea in the Champions League and wonder what will happen at Real Madrid.

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The Language of Predictions - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:18:25 +0000

People are always guessing what is going to happen in the future. It may be, 'Is it going to rain tomorrow?' 'Will my team win the league?' or 'Do you think I should invest my money in this company?' Predicting the future is part of our daily life and our everyday conversation.

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Fernando Torres: Liverpool want to beat Manchester United for our fans - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 22:09:37 +0000

• Spaniard primed for visit to Old Trafford on Sunday
• Torres pinpoints Wayne Rooney as United's main threat

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Bundesliga 2010-11 season preview - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 19:51:12 +0000

Expect plenty of goals, interesting characters and a healthy dose of Teutonic madness as the German season kicks off

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6 World Cup Talking Points: Week 1 - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 16:20:56 +0000

he World Cup is a week old and if you are struggling to keep up or simply have no idea what's going on and you need some language for those World Cup

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Football Vocabulary: The Transfer Window 2010 - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sat, 30 Jan 2010 19:59:29 +0000

The winter transfer window is about to close, meaning that clubs have only a few more days to buy, sell, loan and trade players.

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Main Report 14: Ireland vs France - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:24:18 +0000

[print_link] | Subscribe: Main Report This week’s main report looks at the World Cup play-off match between Ireland and France. Listen to our Irish football correspondent, Brendan, discussing whether Ireland can cause a huge upset and make it to South Africa 2010. The transcript can be found below, while vocabulary support can be found for […]

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Video Worksheet: Folk Football - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 15:37:06 +0000

In this video worksheet post we use a link from the excellent The History Of Football [2002] [DVD]on the topic of Folk Football. There is also a worksheet, transcript and answer sheet below. The youtube link can be found here and lasts for 2 minutes 10 seconds. Folk Football Worksheet

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Football Vocabulary Check – Week 12 - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 13:42:53 +0000

Try languagecaster’s online crossword puzzle. Before you try the puzzle,  listen to our Main Report and read The Good the Bad and the Ugly. You can do both if you listen to our weekly Podcast: this has the Main Report and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as well as Predictions and English for […]

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Football Vocabulary Check – Week 11 - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:46:39 +0000

Try languagecaster’s online crossword puzzle. Before you try the puzzle,  listen to our Main Report and read The Good the Bad and the Ugly. You can do both if you listen to our weekly Podcast: this has the Main Report and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as well as Predictions and English for […]

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Football Vocabulary Check – Week 10 - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 00:29:35 +0000

Try languagecaster’s online crossword puzzle. Before you do listen to our Main Report and read The Good the Bad and the Ugly (you can do both if you listen to our weekly Podcast: this has the Main Report and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as well as Predictions and English for Football). Click […]

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Week 8: Main Report – Paraguayan Football - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 09:11:06 +0000

This week’s main report looks at one of the countries that has already qualified for the 2010 World Cup – Paraguay. The transcript of the report is below. Try our online  listening quiz. Listen to the report here Transcript Bigger than Japan but smaller than Spain, a population slightly larger than Denmark, but smaller than […]

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Week 7: Main Report – the Bundesliga 2009/10 - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sat, 26 Sep 2009 00:07:03 +0000

This week’s main report looks at the Bundesliga with Hans guiding us through the German league. The transcript of the report is below and includes vocabulary in bold which is explained at the foot of the post. Listen to the report here Transcript Hans: Hello and welcome to the Bundesliga. My name is Hans and […]

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Media Files:
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Main Report: Week 5 – Champions League Preview - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:34:13 +0000

This week’s main report looks ahead to the group stages of the Champions League. In this interview Damian asks Manchester United fan Brendan about this season‘s competition. The transcript of the report is below and includes vocabulary in bold which is explained at the foot of the post. Main week 5 DF: Now the Champions […]

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Week 4: Main Report – World Cup Stars – Maradona - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sat, 05 Sep 2009 09:18:03 +0000

Pele may have won more World Cup titles, Ronaldo may have scored more goals, Lothar Matthäus played more games but no one has dominated the World Cup as much as Diego Maradona.

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Week 3: Main Report – La Liga or the Premier League? - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Fri, 28 Aug 2009 23:38:30 +0000

[print_link] | Listen to the report here La Liga kicks off this weekend and on this week’s main report we ask whether the Spanish League is now better than the Premier League. Explanations of key terms are explained in bold at the end of the transcript below. Listen to this week’s show here TRANSCRIPT Spain […]

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Week 2: Main Report – World Cup Stars: Pele - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:55:37 +0000

Main Report - World Cup Stars: Pele

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Reading: Sir Bobby Robson - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sun, 09 Aug 2009 23:04:35 +0000

Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson died last weekend. In this post we take a look back at one of the most respected English managers

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The Championship 2009-10 Preview - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sat, 08 Aug 2009 22:11:35 +0000

[print_link] | Teaching Ideas The second tier of English football, The Championship, kicks off this week and in this post we take a look at which teams we think will be involved in the promotion race or the relegation battle. To help you understand this reading there is a vocabulary list containing the words in […]

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Online Listening: Liverpool – 2009~10 season preview - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 02:11:55 +0000

[print_link] | Teaching Ideas Less than two weeks before the Premier League kicks off and this week a Liverpool fan looks ahead to what might happen for his team.  Does he think that Liverpool can go one better than last season and win the Premier League and is he impressed with Liverpool’s business in the […]

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Football Vocabulary: The Language of Transfers (Part 2) - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 20:30:58 +0000

The summer transfer window is now in full swing with Real Madrid and Manchester City having spent most of the cash so far. Here is an additional list of phrases and terms connected with transfers to go along with our earlier post on the topic.

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Online Listening: Manchester City – 2009~2010 season preview - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:20:41 +0000

[print_link] | Teaching Ideas The new season has nearly started and languagecaster.com has asked some fans what they think about their teams chances in the next year of football. We kick off this series of posts with Dave, a Manchester City supporter reflecting on the new money at his club and the possibility of breaking […]

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David Beckham and the Half-Time Dance - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:30:29 +0000

[print_link] It seems that America is fallng out of love with David Beckham. Read the article on the former England captain’s current troubles at his club LA Galaxy. Vocabulary in bold is explained at the end of the post to help you with comprehension. David Beckham’s return to LA after his Italian break has not […]

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Teaching Ideas: (Listening) Being a Fan – Arsenal - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:22:44 +0000

[print_link] | Teaching Ideas In this teaching ideas post we have an interview with Arsenal fan Andy who tells us about some of his memories while supporting the Gunners. Vocabulary in bold is explained at the end of the post Download the worksheet here Listen to the interview here Damian: Right, today we have got […]

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Teaching Ideas: Europe’s Top 10 – Nationality Adjectives - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:20:20 +0000

[print_link] | Teaching Ideas In September, Europe gets back to World cup qualifiers. This post takes a look at the top ten teams in Europe (FIFA ranking). As you read the post, look at the names of countries and the nationality adjectives. Or try the online listening quiz to check your knowledge. The World Cup […]

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The language of football transfers in 4 easy steps - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Wed, 01 Jul 2009 16:12:49 +0000

In this post we take a look at the language of football transfers. There is also a short vocabulary list at the foot of this post.

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Teaching Ideas – The 2009 Confederations Cup - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:31:30 +0000

In this teaching ideas post we look at the FIFA Confederations Cup which is taking place at the moment in South Africa.

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Teaching Ideas (Reading): Manchester United Review of the Season - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Wed, 20 May 2009 07:38:13 +0000

All in all, a pleasing season given our huge commitments in all competitions. We were only a penalty shootout away from playing the most amount of games possible in a season - the World Club Cup, League Cup, FA Cup, Charity Shield, Premiership and Champions League.

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Bill Nicholson - Teaching Ideas – Languagecaster.com

Sat, 29 Sep 2007 01:02:43 +0000

Tottenham are 125 years old this season and Monday's game against Aston Villa will be the official 'anniversary match'. More importantly it is being dedicated to the greatest manager the club has ever had, Bill Nicholson.

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