Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.
This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases. Things you use and need to know to play the game.
Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the word training.
You can find more lessons on the side of this page.
Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.
Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time.
Rich: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.
Jack: This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases; things you use and need to know to play the game.
Rich: The word we are looking at in this episode is: training.
Jack: There are two common uses of the word training. The first is when we talk about learning something - usually when it’s connected to work or doing a job.
Rich: Companies provide their workers with training so they can do their job better.
Jack: As an employee, you might get training in something. New members of staff might need training in specific computer programmes or new managers might need some training in business management.
Rich: Companies provide training for their staff.
Jack: Employers might offer specific training programmes or courses or they may provide training sessions on specific topics every week or month.
Rich: When we talk about football, training is also connected to work as training is designed to improve footballers skills and fitness levels.
Jack: Training is what footballers do at work on non-match days and it’s what football clubs provide so players can do their jobs better.
Rich: There are some common collocations that are used to talk about training.
Jack: Players go to training. Professionals go to training every day or nearly every day but kids and adults who play at an amateur level also go to training.
Rich: You might have a match on a Saturday or a Sunday and go to training on Tuesdays and Thursdays for example.
Jack: We talk about training sessions. After training, you might say to your coach or trainer that that was a really good training session.
Rich: A training session might last an hour with warm-up exercises, a focus on one area like shooting or passing and cooling down exercises.
Jack: Within a training session you might do training drills. A training drill is something that you repeat many times to improve.
Rich: Other common phrases include pre-season training, warm weather training or back in training. Pre-season training is the training that players do before the football season starts to increase fitness levels and get match fit.
Jack: Warm weather training is when a club travel to a warmer country in the middle of the season.
Rich: I think that’s something only professional clubs do.
Jack: Yes, you’re probably right. Another phrase we sometimes hear is back in training.
Rich: Yes, we often hear this when a player has been injured. The trainer or coach might say that a player is back in training.
Jack: This often means that a player is training but not quite ready to play a match yet.
Rich: There is the final whistle!
Jack: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.
Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.
What kind of training have you done?
Have you ever gone to football training?