It’s the FA Cup fourth round this weekend. Manchester United have already avoided the banana skin of Yeovil Town, beating the fourth-tier team 4-0. But there are lots of interesting games to look forward to. Newport, also from the fourth tier, take on Tottenham. There’s an all Premier League affair with Liverpool hosting West Bromwich, and Manchester City face a tricky away tie against Cardiff city, currently third in the Championship, the second tier. If you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Damon= DB; Damian DF).
Football Language Podcast: FA Cup Fourth Round
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DB: You are listening to Languagecaster’s football-language podcast. Hello everybody. My name’s Damon and I’m based in Tokyo, which this week saw temperatures drop below zero and heavy snowfall for the first time in three years. It’s always nice to see the snow. Damian, has it snowed in London?
DF: Hello Damon. No snow here in London but lots of rain and wind – miserable January weather!
DB: Doesn’t sound good! Cold, wet and grey – never a good combination. So, what’s on the show today?
DF: Well, just before I exlpain that I’d like to remind listeners that they can read the transcript to the show by clicking on the post here at languagecaster.com – we’ve had a few questions about how listeners can improve their listening skills and their vocabulary.
DB: Good stuff.
DF: Well, this weekend is the fourth round of the FA Cup, so we’ll be focusing on that in our last section, predictions. To start we’ll talk about a few interesting news stories from the past week, we’ll introduce a few English for football phrases, and we’ve also got our weekly quiz question.
You’re listening to languagecaster.com (Al-Hilal SC fan from Sudan)
DF: And thanks for that message from Ahmed in Sudan! If you’d like to send a similar message – You’re listening to languagecaster.com with your favourite team, in English or your language, please send it to languagecaster.com. Ahmed, we took a look at how Al-Hilal are doing in the league, and it looks like it could be a good season for your team! Right, now, Damon what was good in the world of football?
DB: Well, this isn’t new news really, but I read a report about it this weekend in The Guardian newspaper and thought it was perfect for a good story. As we see in the news nearly everyday, there are many people who have been forced to leave their homes and countries, especially from Syria and North Africa, because of wars and many flee, escape, to Europe. Many of them try to get to the UK but end up in camps in northern France near the port of Calais. Conditions in these camps are terrible, but there is a fantastic NGO that came up with idea of arran...