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The idea for this episode is from Paulina from Wanaka, New Zealand, who sent us an email.
She plays indoor futsal and asked us to speak about football. “I would like you to help me with the vocabulary because sometimes I do not understand when I ask for the ball or they tell me what to do.”
Jose Ignacio from Argentina
Leeds United supporter
Leeds has promoted to Premier League – has BEEN promoted to THE Premier League
I have X
becameX become a Leeds supporter.
To win a match/game/competition/the league/a trophy
To beat a team/an opponent/a record
To lose / to draw a game/match (nil-nil) (Arsenal DREW with Barcelona)
To play (AGAINST – OR NO PREP.) a team / to play behind closed doors (no spectators)
To shoot / To head the ball
To take a free-kick
To score (back of the net!)
To save (make a save)
To foul (commit a foul)
To be booked/ to get/be shown a yellow card
To be sent off / shown the red card
To make a substitution /( to be substituted) / to be pulled off
To be on the bench
Other useful words
A goal – when you score
The goal mouth/area/
The goal line
Goal kick – usually taken by the goalkeeper
18-yard box/penalty area
Centre circle & spot
Striker/Attacker, Defender, Midfielder, Winger, Full-back, etc.
Words you shout in a game
Pass the ball: Use the imperative ‘pass’, ‘give’, ‘cross’, ‘yes!’ (or shout the person’s name who’s ‘on the ball’).
You take a (corner, throw in, penalty)
to mark (another player)
Stay/keep on him/her
Clear it, boot it!
Get the ball rolling / kick off
To be ‘on the ball’
To move the goalposts
To keep your eye on the ball
To know the score
To blow the whistle on someone (Edward Snowdon is a whistle-blower)
To be in a league of its own / to be out of your league
We were robbed!
Get stuck in!
To hit the woodwork (the goalposts or the crossbar)
The goalie – the goalkeeper
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On next week’s episode: A History of Phrasal Verbs
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