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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2022-23 Season: Curtain Raiser


On this football language podcast for learners of English, we kick off the 2022-23 season by looking some language from the curtain raiser in England – The Community Shield. We’ll discuss some of the football phrases connected with this clash between Manchester City, the reigning Champions and Liverpool, the FA Cup holders.  You can read the transcript for this podcast below, and you can also access our massive glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at admin@languagecaster.com.
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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2022-23 Season: Curtain Raiser
DB: Hi there everyone! Welcome to this football language podcast.
DF: Yes, hello everyone, we hope you are all well and thank you for tuning in to this show, which is for everyone who loves the beautiful game of football. My name is Damian and you’ve just heard Damon. Hi Damon, how are you doing? It’s been a long time since we’ve done a live recording like this!
DB: It certainly is! I guess, you being in London and me being in Tokyo has been one reason we haven’t done many of these podcasts; maybe we’re just getting too old to get the times right! Anyway, I’m looking forward to discussing today’s topic.
DF: I bet you are! Now, the Community Shield is our main focus today, and this is the ‘curtain raiser‘ to the new season: the match that signals the start of the new club season here in England, and this game took place yesterday at Leicester City’s ground and of course it featured the winners of last season’s Premier League against the winners of the FA Cup, so Manchester City versus Liverpool. And your team Liverpool did pretty well, didn’t they.
DB: Yes, a 3-1 win in what many feel is just a friendly game (in the curtain raiser). I’m all for saying this is a real game and the silverware, the trophy, counts!
DF: Ha! I wonder if Manchester City fans would feel the same? One thing is for sure though, the game was a cracker – really enjoyable for a friendly, sorry, a trophy!
Stinger: You are listening to languagecaster.com (Joe, a York City fan)
DB: Thanks for that message, Joe. right, let’s crack on with the football language. Now, we’ve each thought of two football phrases that could describe the action from Liverpool’s 3-1 win.


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 2022-07-31  10m