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Easy: Foul

Easy: Foul

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.

Summary

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 foul

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

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: 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.

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Rich: The word we are looking at in this episode is foul.

Jack: A foul is when a player stops an opponent illegally.

Rich: Illegally?

Jack: The player breaks the rules of the game. Maybe a player pushes an opponent or kicks an opponent. This is against the rules of the game and a foul will be given by the referee.

Rich: A foul will be given by the referee. A foul is a noun but it can also be a verb. Listen:

Jack: Referee! That was a foul. Referee! He fouled him.

Rich: Here you can hear the noun and the verb being used.

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Jack: Let’s have a look at some of the words that we often hear with the word foul.

Rich: The strongest collocation is probably to commit a foul. A player doesn’t do or make a foul. A player commits a foul.

Jack: The player committed a bad foul and was given a red card.
Rich: What about a professional foul? We hear that phrase quite a lot.

Jack: Yes, a professional foul is when a player fouls an opponent to stop a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Rich: If a professional foul happens outside of the penalty area, the referee will give the player a red card.

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Jack: OK, so the word foul can be a verb or a noun, players commit fouls and professional fouls are quite common. Anything else?

Rich: You might do a foul throw. That’s when a player doesn’t throw the ball back on the pitch correctly - the player needs to have both feet on the ground for example.

Jack: OK, a foul throw. Oh, the word foul can also be an adjective. Players get sent off for foul or abusive language sometimes.

Rich: That’s not very nice is it but yes, foul language. Here foul means very rude - not polite. I don’t ever use foul language.

Jack: I don’t believe you! The other day when Manchester United scored you said ...

Final whistle

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.

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What is the worst type of foul?

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KareemZain
07/08/2023
EG
383
points

In my opinion, the worst type of foul is when a player deliberately harms the opponent.


KareemZain
07/08/2023 14:29
Egypt
Manchester City
383

In my opinion, the worst type of foul is when a player deliberately harms the opponent.

Michaelsun
16/02/2022
CN
738
points

I think the worst type of foul is kick an opponent straightly.


Michaelsun
16/02/2022 04:15
China
Manchester United
738

I think the worst type of foul is kick an opponent straightly.

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Roberto Avelar
25/10/2021
BR
110
points

The one where it is done inside the area or it hurts the opponent


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Roberto Avelar
25/10/2021 03:42
Brazil
Manchester City
110

The one where it is done inside the area or it hurts the opponent

wilson2103
25/10/2021
CO
293
points

Ronaldo was so fed up with the result that ended up committing a foul and consequently receiving a yellow card. On the other hand, Liverpool fans were chanting and cheering for their team from the bleachers. A true fan of Manchester United will continue rooting for their team no matter what. Having said that, I am more kind of a glory hunter because after seeing that Liverpool was winning the match I started cheering for them.


wilson2103
25/10/2021 00:24
Colombia
Manchester United
293

Ronaldo was so fed up with the result that ended up committing a foul and consequently receiving a yellow card. On the other hand, Liverpool fans were chanting and cheering for their team from the bleachers. A true fan of Manchester United will continue rooting for their team no matter what. Having said that, I am more kind of a glory hunter because after seeing that Liverpool was winning the match I started cheering for them.

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Gabriel Amaral
26/04/2021
BR
1512
points

For me is that one wich the player slides on the ground behind the opposition player and gives him/her a tackle at their ankles. This could be very dangerous and ever injure a player badly.


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Gabriel Amaral
26/04/2021 15:54
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

For me is that one wich the player slides on the ground behind the opposition player and gives him/her a tackle at their ankles. This could be very dangerous and ever injure a player badly.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
29/11/2020
UA
6313
points

I'd better not commit any professional fouls.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
29/11/2020 19:28
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

I'd better not commit any professional fouls.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020
UA
6313
points

The worst type of foul is that which has been done on purpose and led to a bad injury.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
29/09/2020 12:27
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

The worst type of foul is that which has been done on purpose and led to a bad injury.

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hsn
06/06/2020
TR
5540
points

A player causes a break of shin bone of the opponent player generally by accident .It means injured player loses at least three months matches.
Another case, after fouled player loses his/her consciousness and directly be taken to hospital from pitch.
All of them awful.


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hsn
06/06/2020 16:28
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5540

A player causes a break of shin bone of the opponent player generally by accident .It means injured player loses at least three months matches.
Another case, after fouled player loses his/her consciousness and directly be taken to hospital from pitch.
All of them awful.

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