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Learn English Through Football Podcast: Tottenham v Manchester City - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:51:38 +0000

What a week in the Champions League quarter-final second legs! We take a look at some of the stories from those games in this week’s Learn English Through Football Podcast. We have a tricky quiz question, and also introduce some English for football phrases, including ‘to suffer a defeat‘. We also have some exciting games […]

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Football Language: To receive marching orders - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:12:40 +0000

To receive marching orders: What's the meaning of the phrase 'receive (or get) your marching orders' in football?

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Football Language: Suffer a Defeat - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:59:30 +0000

In this post, we talk about a common verb and noun combination 'suffer a defeat'. You will often hear people say a team suffered a defeat. The verb suffer and the noun defeat collocate...

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Languagecaster Predictions: Tottenham v Manchester City - Languagecaster.com

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:29:26 +0000

Tottenham v Manchester City: This weekend Tottenham host Manchester City. With the league wrapped up what kind of City will turn up? Will they want to stop the run of three losses on the bounce, or can Spurs take advantage of their poor form?

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 Manchester and Merseyside Derbies - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 23:47:48 +0000

2018 Manchester and Merseyside Derbies: This week's football-language podcast looks back at the Champions League quarter-final first legs and the big derbies taking place over the weekend in the Premier League. We also have a quiz question, explain a new football expression - overhead kick...

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Football Language: Overhead kick - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 11:32:47 +0000

Overhead kick: Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 away victory - an overhead kick- has been hailed as one of the greatest of all time

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Languagecaster Predictions: Everton v Liverpool and Man City v Man Utd - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 11:12:32 +0000

Everton v Liverpool and Man City v Man Utd: Two big derbies this weekend dominate the Premier League as Everton host Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime and United travel to rivals City on Saturday afternoon with the home side attempting to secure the Premier League title.

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 Chelsea vs Tottenham - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 06:34:48 +0000

2018 Chelsea vs Tottenham: The international friendlies have finished and our attention returns to domestic football this weekend with important games at the top and bottom of the table, including a huge London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham.

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Football Language: Well-worked routine - Languagecaster.com

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:13:42 +0000

Well-worked routine: In this post, we explain the football phrase 'Well-worked routine' which is often used when describing a set piece play.

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Languagecaster Predictions: Week 32 – London Derby - Languagecaster.com

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:26:33 +0000

There's a big London Derby this Sunday as the Premier League swings back into action after the international break. It's week 32 and Chelsea take on Tottenham in a key clash for both clubs.

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: International Friendlies - Languagecaster.com

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 14:07:35 +0000

International friendlies are taking place around the world as many countries have their eyes on the upcoming World Cup. So on this Learn English Through Football Podcast we discuss some of the news from these games. We will also introduce the football phrase...

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Football Language: (to) Put on a Plate - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:17:29 +0000

The phrase 'to put on a plate' means to serve something for somebody, to give them something. It combines both the meaning do a service for someone and to give someone something. In football...

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Languageaster Predictions: Week 31 – Part 1 - Languagecaster.com

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:05:03 +0000

The FA Cup quarter finals take place this weekend, so week 31 in the Premier League only features four games. Liverpool will be hoping to bounce back from defeat against Manchester United. West Bromwich Albion have lost seven on the bounce, so will be desperate to get a win away at Bournemouth. Crystal Palace are […]

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Football Language: To skip past - Languagecaster.com

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:57:01 +0000

Skip past: When do we use this phrase in football?

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 Manchester United v Liverpool - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:31:31 +0000

On this week' s Learn English Through Football Podcast we've got lots of football language for those who love football and want to improve their English language skills. We'll talk about the good, the bad and the ugly news from last week, including Dulwich, Davide Astori and some women's football, we also feature some English phrases used in football - to arrest the slide - and look ahead to some of the big games in the Premier League including Manchester United versus Liverpool. There is a transcript to the show on the site and if you have questions or comments, email us at: admin@languagecaster.com

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Football Language: Draw Written All Over It - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 11:55:48 +0000

Draw Written All Over It: This phrase is used when predicting a result of a football match. If you say, 'This match has draw written all over it', it means you are sure the result will be a draw.

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Languagecaster Predictions: Week 30 – Manchester United v Liverpool - Languagecaster.com

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:18:31 +0000

This weekend sees second vs third in the Premier League. But more importantly than that it is the big rivals in the north west, Manchester United versus Liverpool.

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Football Language: (to) Gift - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:26:54 +0000

This phrase uses what is usually a noun, 'gift' as a verb, 'to gift.' If you gift someone something, you give them something, and in football this phrase is most often used with the object 'ball' or 'goal.'

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Language Predictions: Week 29 – Chelsea v Manchester City - Languagecaster.com

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:03:16 +0000

It's the business end of the season and Chelsea v Manchester City is the big game at the weekend. There's also Liverpool v Newcastle, a tie that traditionally serves up plenty of goals.

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 Carabao Cup Final and Man Utd vs Chelsea - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:06:14 +0000

2018 Carabao Cup Final: On this week' s Learn English Through Football Podcast we look ahead to some big games from the weekend including the Carabao Cup final between Man City and Arsenal and a grudge match between Manchester United and Chelsea.

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Football Language: (To) Slot In/Into - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:52:41 +0000

The verb, 'slot,' used with the preposition 'in' or 'into' gives to slot in, to slot into. To slot in means to fit in, to join a team

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Football Language: Drag a shot wide - Languagecaster.com

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:07:23 +0000

In football there are lots of words and phrases for when a player misses a scoring chance and one of these is to drag a shot wide.

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Languagecaster Predictions: Week 28 – Manchester United v Chelsea - Languagecaster.com

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:04:28 +0000

We’ve had a week off from the league but it’s back with a bang with Manchester United v Chelsea. This is second versus fourth and the race for the top four places is hotting up. Tottenham have a London derby – north versus south, as they travel to Crystal Palace. And it’s a crunch match for […]

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 FA Cup 5th Round - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:38:08 +0000

Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 FA Cup 5th Round On this week' s Learn English Through Football Podcast we look back at some of the Champions League games and look ahead to the 2018 FA Cup 5th Round. We'll also be explaining lots of football language in the show and try some predictions as well.

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Football Language: To defend too deep - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:22:19 +0000

For this week's English for football phrase, we have 'to defend too deep' - when might you hear this phrase?

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Football Language: To spill the ball - Languagecaster.com

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:32:34 +0000

If a goalkeeper makes a save and then allows the ball to escape his or her hands we say that the ball has been spilled, that the keeper has spilled the ball. The could mean that a forward who is following in can take advantage and score with a tap in.

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 North London Derby - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:45:45 +0000

This weekend's big game is the North London derby that takes place on Saturday at Wembley and we'll be featuring this match in our predictions section along with another needle match: Southampton against Liverpool. We'll look back at some of the footballing news from the week in the good, the bad and the ugly and of course we'll be explaining lots of football language in the show as well.

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Football Language: Needle - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:22:00 +0000

In this post, we explain the football vocabulary ‘Needle’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: Needle Needle is a non-countable noun. Needle is a feeling […]

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Football Language: To hand a team a defeat - Languagecaster.com

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:25:18 +0000

To hand a team a defeat: What do we mean in football when we say that a team has handed another team a defeat?

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Languagecaster Predictions: Week 27 – The North London Derby - Languagecaster.com

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:08:14 +0000

Last week it was the Languagecaster derby, this week it's the London Derby. Arsenal travel to Wembley to face their big rivals Tottenham in the early kick off in Saturday.

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Languagecaster Podcast: 2018 Liverpool v Tottenham - Languagecaster.com

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:48:43 +0000

The big match this weekend is Liverpool v Tottenham - not just because of he battle for the top four but it's the languagecaster derby! We will try to predict the score for that game along with Arsenal against Everton and Chelsea v Watford in our predictions battle. We'll also describe some football language and ask a quiz question.

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Football Language: Horror tackle - Languagecaster.com

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:29:43 +0000

What makes a tackle a 'horror tackle'? This post explains the phrase 'horror tackle'.

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Football Language: Concede the title - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:44:20 +0000

This week Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted that his team cannot win the Premier League title - he conceded the title. What's the meaning of concede the title?

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Football Cliché: Play Football the Right Way - Languagecaster.com

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:13:21 +0000

In this post, we explain the football cliché ‘Play Football the Right Way’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: Play Football the Right Way A cliché […]

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Languagecaster Predictions: Week 26 – Languagecaster Derby! - Languagecaster.com

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:07:59 +0000

It's the languagecaster derby this weekend! Damon is a Liverpool fan and Damian supports Tottenham, and these teams clash on Sunday.

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Football Language: Take One for the Team - Languagecaster.com

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:06:13 +0000

Take on for the team: This verb phrase refers to a situation when a player deliberately fouls an opponent to stop a very dangerous attack.

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Languagecaster Predictions: Week 25 – Mid-week games - Languagecaster.com

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:30:35 +0000

It’s a full set of mid-week games in the Premier League, with a massive one on Friday – Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester United. Can the Baggies, West Bromwich Albion, get another big team scalp as they travel to Manchester City? There’s also a London derby, with West Ham taking on the Eagles, Crystal Palace. Join […]

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Football Language Podcast: The FA Cup Fourth Round - Languagecaster.com

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:59:56 +0000

It's the FA Cup fourth round this weekend and so on this week's football-language podcast we take a look at some of the big games and wonder will there be any shocks. We also describe some football language, ask and answer a quiz question and offer some predictions.

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