It’s the 2018 FA Cup Semis! Damon and Damian discuss both these two games taking place over the weekend, the footballing news from the week, including a title for Manchester City, some new football language ‘own goal‘ and we also manage to throw in a quiz question and some predictions too! For those wishing to improve their English, there’s a transcript to the show below and if you have questions or comments, email us at: email@example.com (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).
Learn English Through Football Podcast: The 2018 FA Cup Semis
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Transcript of the show
DF: You are listening to languagecaster.com. Hello everyone and welcome. You’ve reached languagecaster.com, the podcast and website for football fans wishing to improve their English. Good to have you with us. My name’s Damian, and I’m based in London, where we finally have some sunny, spring weather. I’m sure it’s sunny too in Tokyo where Damon is. Damon, am I right?
DB: You are indeed. Fine weather over here in Japan. Perfect weather for kicking the ball around or maybe having a nice cold drink with friends! Now, are you nervous, Damian? Your team Tottenham have a big game coming up don’t they – the semi-finals of the 2018 FA Cup?
DF: Yes, I am nervous about that game for many reasons indeed and I’ll be talking more about that match later on in the predictions section and the quiz section towards the end of the show. What else is on today’s show Damon?
DB: All the usual sections, so we’ll start with a chat about what’s been happening in the football world in the good, the bad and the ugly review section – there’s some nice language to be explained there too. We’ve got a quiz question about the FA Cup semi-final as you mentioned and we’ll explain some football language in the middle part of the show and this week we’ll talk about the phrase ‘own goal‘. And as you said, we’ll have predictions which will wrap up this week’s podcast. Oh yes, and we’ve got some important announcements to make about our show. Let’s do that now.
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DF: …starting way back in 2006 – it was the Germany World Cup Damon, is that right?
DB: It certainly was.
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