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. You can see the transcript for the show below and if you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Damon= DB; Damian DF).
Football Language Podcast: 2018 FA Cup 5th Round
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Transcript of the show
DF: You are listening to Languagecaster’s football-language podcast. Welcome to the show for all those who love the game of football and who want to improve their English skills too. My name’s Damian, and I’m talking to you from a sunny London. I hope you’re well, and have enjoyed the football this week as much as I did. Damon, did you enjoy this week’s games?
DB: Hi Damian! Yes, I did! I managed to watch three of the first legs in the Champions League last 16 and thoroughly enjoyed them, all for different reasons. Now, are we going to be talking about those games in our review section later?
DF: Yes we will, Damon. We’ll start our show in just a moment with the good, the bad and the ugly – the news section, but will follow that with a quiz question before discussing some football language and this week the phrase to spill the ball features. And as it’s the 5th round of the FA Cup over here in England, we’ve got three games to look at at the end of the show in our predictions.
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DF: Yes – more languages the better! Right, next it’s the good, the bad and the ugly – the news from the footballing world. And don’t forget, by the way, that the transcript for the show can be found at our website here at languagecaster.com.
DF: OK, I’m going to start with Champions League and the last 16 knock-out stage. This week saw eight teams playing in four first-leg matches. Now, remember there are five English teams in the last 16, so they’ve done pretty well to all qualify for this stage, but this round of matches reinforced the fact that the English teams mean business this year. Tottenham started things by pulling off a fantastic come-from-behind draw; 2-2 away at Juventus. Remember the Italian giants had only conceded 1 goal in the last 16 matches and raced to a 2-0 lead only to see Spurs turn the whole fixture around with intense pressing football leading to two goals,