Learn English Through Football

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Welcome to all English language learners and teachers to languagecaster.com and its free football podcast. Every week a new football language show complete with vocabulary support for students who wish to improve their English language skills.

2022 World Cup Language Podcast Day 11: Peach of a Free Kick (Mexico vs Saudi Arabia)
12/01/2022

Today’s World Cup language podcast looks at the phrase, ‘a peach of a free kick‘ which was used to describe the second Mexican goal in their 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our […]

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2022 World Cup Language Podcast Day 10: Side Footer – Senegal vs Ecuador
11/30/2022

Day 10 of the 2022 World Cup and the last games in Groups A and B. We look the phrase ‘side footer’ and the game between Senegal and Ecuador. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access […]

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2022 World Cup Language Podcast Day 9: Scoop – Cameroon vs Serbia
11/30/2022

Day 9 of the 2022 World Cup and Cameroon and Serbia had a cracker. We look at a football phrase from the game, ‘to scoop‘. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and […]

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2022 World Cup Language Podcast Day 8: Inswinging Free Kick (Morocco vs Belgium)
11/29/2022

Today's World Cup language podcast looks at some language to describe a goal scored by Morocco against Belgium from an inswinging free kick.

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2022 World Cup Language Podcast: Day 7 – Trademark Magic (Argentina v Mexico)
11/28/2022

This World Cup language podcast looks back at day 7 of the tournament and at the moment of magic from Leo Messi as he helped Argentina to an all-important 2-0 win over Mexico. We look at a description of the goal from a BBC report and explain the words: 'trademark magic'; 'keeps hopes alive' and 'tense encounter'.

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2022 World Cup Language Podcast Day 6: The First Hurdle – Wales v Iran
11/27/2022

Day 6 of the 2022 World Cup and Wales lose 2-0 to Iran. We look at some language describing the result, including the phrase 'first hurdle'.

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2022 World Cup Language Podcast Day 5: Scissor Kick – Brazil v Serbia
11/27/2022

Day 5 of the 2022 World Cup and Brazil open their tournament with a win over Serbia and a wonder-goal from Richarlison. In this podcast we look at a description of his goal from an Eurosport report which used the word: ‘scissor kick‘. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can […]

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2022 World Cup Language Podcast: Day 4 – Thumping Strike (Japan v Germany)
11/24/2022

Thumping Strike: Day 4 of World Cup 2022 and explain the language describing the Japanese goal including the words, 'tight angle'; 'thumping'

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2022 World Cup Language – Day 3: Saudi Arabia Stun Argentina
11/23/2022

Day 3 of the World Cup and we've seen one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history as Saudi Arabia came from behind to defeat Argentina...

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2022 World Cup Language: Game of Two Halves (Wales 1-1 USA)
11/22/2022

Day 2 of the World Cup saw three matches being played: one from Group A and the other two from Group B, including Wales against The USA and it is this game that we feature in today’s football language podcast. We explain the classic football cliche, ‘a game of two halves‘. You can read the […]

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Learning English Through Football Podcast: 2022 World Cup Preview: Groups E-H
11/21/2022

On this football language podcast for learners of English, we preview four of the groups from the 2022 World Cup: Groups E-H. Check out the preview for E-H here. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, there is also a worksheet, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here […]

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2022 World Cup Language: Totally Outplayed – Qatar 0-2 Ecuador
11/21/2022

We look back at the opening game of the 2022 World Cup between hosts Qatar and Ecuador and explain the phrases ‘totally outplayed‘ and ‘on paper‘ which both came from the BBC report on the game. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing […]

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Learning English Through Football Podcast: 2022 World Cup Preview: Groups A-D
11/19/2022

On this football language podcast for learners of English, we preview four of the groups from the 2022 World Cup: Groups A-D

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Football Language Podcast: 1986 World Cup Quarter final – France vs Brazil [From the Archives]
11/14/2022

1986 World Cup Quarter final: France vs Brazil In this podcast we look back at one of the greatest matches in World Cup history...

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Football Language Podcast: World Cup 2022 Fitness Concerns
11/10/2022

Fitness Concerns: On this football language podcast, we look ahead to the 2022 World Cup and at some of the players who may miss out...

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Football Language Podcast: 2022 World Cup Predictions – Mexico Fan
11/07/2022

2022 World Cup Mexican Fan: On this football language podcast we hear more predictions for the 2022 World Cup; this time from a Mexican fan...

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Football Language Podcast: 2022 World Cup Predictions – Wales and Ecuador Fans
11/01/2022

Football Language Podcast: 2022 World Cup Predictions - Wales and Ecuador Fans: We hear from three fans and their predictions for the 2022 World Cup winners, flops, dark horses and Golden Boot

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: (to) Peg Back
10/26/2022

Do you know what to ‘peg back’ means? This football language podcast for learners of English, looks at this phrase and other language related to it. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, and you can also access our huge glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our […]

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Football Language Podcast: Women’s [2023] World Cup Play-off – Scotland v Ireland
10/16/2022

On this football language podcast for learners of English we look at some of the language to describe the winning Irish goal in the 2023 World Cup play-off match against Scotland.

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: Season 2022-23: Rooted to the Spot
10/12/2022

This football language podcast for learners of English, looks at the phrase ‘rooted to the spot’ and other language related to it. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, and you can also access our huge glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. […]

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Learning English Through Football Podcast: Top Corner – Arsenal v Tottenham (2022-23)
10/01/2022

On this football language podcast for learners of English we look at the phrase 'top corner' after Arsenal's opening goal in the North...

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Learn English Through Football Podcast: Season 2022-23: (to) Cough Up
09/28/2022

This football language podcast for learners of English, looks at some football language related to goalkeeping, including ‘to cough up’. We’ll discuss some of the football phrases connected to some action in the England vs Germany Nations League match. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, and you can also access our huge […]

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Football Language Podcast: World Cup 1982 Brazil vs Italy [From the Archive]
09/26/2022

English Through Football Podcast - World Cup 1982 Brazil vs Italy: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the 1982 second round Group C match between Brazil and Italy. This is another game from the #WorldCupAtHome series from FIFA.com in which we review some of the words and phrases used to describe this wonderful match, while we also go over what happened in the rest of the 1982 competition from Spain.

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Football Language Podcast: Son Heung-min’s Return to Goalscoring (2022-23)
09/24/2022

Football Language: Son Heung-min's Return to Goalscoring (2022-23): We look at some language describing Son Heung-min's return to goalscoring

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Main Listening Report: Ronaldo – O Fenômeno [From the archives]
09/21/2022

This week saw the retirement of one of the greatest strikers of this generation, O Fenômeno, Ronaldo.

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Football Language Podcast: Bring Down an Opponent – WSL 2022 Liverpool v Chelsea
09/21/2022

On this football language podcast for learners of English we look at the phrase ‘Bring down an opponent‘ which was used to describe the winning goal in the WSL opening match between Chelsea and Liverpool. You can read the transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases […]

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