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O jogo de futebol

O jogo de futebol

How well do you know football vocabulary?

This Football English lesson presents, practises and tests 10 football words that are related to the game of football.

  1. advantage
  2. defensive wall
  3. equaliser
  4. header
  5. in play
  6. open goal
  7. out of play
  8. own goal
  9. penalty shootout
  10. possession

Use the activity in the LEARN section to learn 10 words and phrases used to describe different football words. 

After you have finished with the learning activity, use the QUIZ to see how much you've learned and to score some points. There are also worksheets you can download to help you learn these football words. 

Remember, when you score points, you move up the leaderboard. You can also help your team and your country climb the leaderboard and become Premier Skills English champions!

Good luck!

Learn and practise the words


A player hitting a free-kick over a defensive wall.

Activity: This activity tests your knowledge of the 10 words above. Match the words with the pictures.
Test yourself: Match the words and the pictures

Quiz - How many words have you learnt?

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wuhuaibao
08/01/2024
HK
53
points

well done


wuhuaibao
08/01/2024 03:45
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Arsenal
53

well done

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fernandojunior
08/01/2024
BR
64
points

Great new words to increase my football vocabulary


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fernandojunior
08/01/2024 00:03
Brazil
Liverpool
64

Great new words to increase my football vocabulary

RENAN AUGUSTO WEBER
14/11/2023
BR
40
points

Good job


RENAN AUGUSTO WEBER
14/11/2023 11:04
Brazil
Manchester City
40

Good job

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Jess.L
16/10/2023
CN
64
points

great


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Jess.L
16/10/2023 12:01
China
Manchester City
64

great

mirac's picture
mirac
13/10/2023
TR
-613
points

The test went well. I made 1 mistake


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mirac
13/10/2023 21:55
Turkey
Manchester City
-613

The test went well. I made 1 mistake

Kairat
24/09/2023
AE
11
points

10/10


Kairat
24/09/2023 08:03
United Arab Emirates
Liverpool
11

10/10

Debuchy00
11/09/2023
PL
54
points

I have 9/10 points


Debuchy00
11/09/2023 12:40
Poland
Arsenal
54

I have 9/10 points

andretorre102
20/08/2023
BR
137
points

I did very well, everything right.


andretorre102
20/08/2023 19:50
Brazil
Nottingham Forest
137

I did very well, everything right.

Bolor
04/08/2023
MY
53
points

I did 9 out of 10 correctly. Equaliser was a bit confusing


Bolor
04/08/2023 09:12
Malaysia
Leicester City
53

I did 9 out of 10 correctly. Equaliser was a bit confusing

yuhaozhen
15/07/2023
CN
-542
points

great


yuhaozhen
15/07/2023 04:36
China
Manchester City
-542

great

Gilroy
22/06/2023
GB
11
points

The game was so fun


Gilroy
22/06/2023 14:03
United Kingdom
Manchester City
11

The game was so fun

pyscoo
21/06/2023
ID
31
points

woaw


pyscoo
21/06/2023 18:25
Indonesia
Liverpool
31

woaw

Vamos Chuck
07/06/2023
CN
52
points

great


Vamos Chuck
07/06/2023 22:36
China
Arsenal
52

great

pyscoo
21/06/2023
ID
31
points

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pyscoo
21/06/2023 18:27
Indonesia
Liverpool
31

ww

Santifc94
12/05/2023
AR
41
points

Good


Santifc94
12/05/2023 00:14
Argentina
Manchester United
41

Good

davidramz95
09/05/2023
US
58
points

awesome


davidramz95
09/05/2023 02:23
United States
Liverpool
58

awesome

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gdriaevi@gmail.com
21/04/2023
DK
132
points

was very useful


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gdriaevi@gmail.com
21/04/2023 15:29
Denmark
Manchester United
132

was very useful

lucaslovwfootball
26/03/2023
BE
69
points

awesome


lucaslovwfootball
26/03/2023 20:22
Belgium
Manchester City
69

awesome

Gabriel Toro
01/03/2023
MX
71
points

Thank you!


Gabriel Toro
01/03/2023 06:49
Mexico
Manchester United
71

Thank you!

Gabriel Toro
01/03/2023
MX
71
points

Fantastic!


Gabriel Toro
01/03/2023 06:33
Mexico
Manchester United
71

Fantastic!

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mirac
10/02/2023
TR
-613
points

very nice test


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mirac
10/02/2023 11:51
Turkey
Manchester City
-613

very nice test

HectorPol
10/02/2023
AR
1
points

very good


HectorPol
10/02/2023 09:48
Argentina
Manchester City
1

very good

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Denis2000
26/01/2023
BY
684
points

I ve got everything right


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Denis2000
26/01/2023 08:47
Belarus
Tottenham Hotspur
684

I ve got everything right

GAJI22
28/12/2022
JP
11
points

There were many words I still did not understand and had to look up. For example, "brew" "leaped" "opponent" "devastated".


GAJI22
28/12/2022 06:08
Japan
Manchester City
11

There were many words I still did not understand and had to look up. For example, "brew" "leaped" "opponent" "devastated".

ghassan jaradat
18/08/2022
PS
93
points

interesting...


ghassan jaradat
18/08/2022 11:56
Palestinian Territory
Arsenal
93

interesting...

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Taher Koshen
19/07/2022
SO
357
points

Thanks team. This was really helpful.


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Taher Koshen
19/07/2022 09:41
Somalia
Chelsea
357

Thanks team. This was really helpful.

uberargolo@gmail.com
06/07/2022
BR
152
points

great activit


uberargolo@gmail.com
06/07/2022 21:44
Brazil
Arsenal
152

great activit

Yemeni
10/06/2022
YE
264
points

Great , thank you


Yemeni
10/06/2022 12:25
Yemen
Manchester City
264

Great , thank you

fodenfanatic
02/06/2022
US
11
points

great quiz,good vocabulary for beginner fans


fodenfanatic
02/06/2022 02:19
United States
Manchester City
11

great quiz,good vocabulary for beginner fans

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MRG1980PYM
01/06/2022
CO
93
points

These football vocabulary words refresh our memory and add knowledge to our English learning.


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MRG1980PYM
01/06/2022 03:26
Colombia
Liverpool
93

These football vocabulary words refresh our memory and add knowledge to our English learning.

mirac's picture
mirac
25/05/2022
TR
-613
points

it was exciting


mirac's picture
mirac
25/05/2022 10:01
Turkey
Manchester City
-613

it was exciting

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jsantodo2
26/03/2022
CO
70
points

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jsantodo2
26/03/2022 19:43
Colombia
Chelsea
70

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Juliano's picture
Juliano
08/02/2022
BR
78
points

Correct answers.

I got all the answers correctly.
There is no words in this Quiz that i need help.


Juliano's picture
Juliano
08/02/2022 21:19
Brazil
Manchester City
78

Correct answers.

I got all the answers correctly.
There is no words in this Quiz that i need help.

U-ser-2
14/12/2021
AR
106
points

The best way to learn football vocabulary.
Thanks!


U-ser-2
14/12/2021 13:14
Argentina
Everton
106

The best way to learn football vocabulary.
Thanks!

Roberto Avelar's picture
Roberto Avelar
23/10/2021
BR
110
points

Yes, I always learning with football words.


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Roberto Avelar
23/10/2021 22:03
Brazil
Manchester City
110

Yes, I always learning with football words.

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Teacher John
16/08/2021
NP
41
points

options should be 4 to make harder. anyway , I enjoyed it.


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Teacher John
16/08/2021 08:13
Nepal
Liverpool
41

options should be 4 to make harder. anyway , I enjoyed it.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/08/2021
ES
594
points

Thanks for your feedback, John. We're happy that you enjoyed the topic and we will think about making the questions more difficult in the future.

If you want to try some football language that is a bit more challenging you could try Premier Vocabulary. The hard lessons are quite difficult. Here's a link:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/words/premier-vocabulary

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/08/2021 08:31
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks for your feedback, John. We're happy that you enjoyed the topic and we will think about making the questions more difficult in the future.

If you want to try some football language that is a bit more challenging you could try Premier Vocabulary. The hard lessons are quite difficult. Here's a link:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/words/premier-vocabulary

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

hodhod
23/07/2021
EG
21
points

interesting


hodhod
23/07/2021 19:15
Egypt
Manchester United
21

interesting

Sébastien
20/07/2021
CH
118
points

Interesting and easy


Sébastien
20/07/2021 15:54
Switzerland
Manchester City
118

Interesting and easy

Lilo 0410
07/06/2021
BR
89
points

Just for one haha


Lilo 0410
07/06/2021 19:33
Brazil
Manchester United
89

Just for one haha

Paulinho
21/05/2021
BR
21
points

hi


Paulinho
21/05/2021 22:55
Brazil
Arsenal
21

hi

miguelmotti
21/05/2021
BR
202
points

THANKS JACK, I LOVE YOU.


miguelmotti
21/05/2021 19:13
Brazil
Manchester United
202

THANKS JACK, I LOVE YOU.

wilson2103
24/04/2021
CO
293
points

I've just seen this Tweet:

GOAL West Ham 0-1 Chelsea (43 mins)

Timo Werner coolly slots in from Ben Chilwell's cross to put the Blues in front just before the break

Would you mind telling me what does "coolly slots" mean in this context?

Thanks in advance


wilson2103
24/04/2021 18:53
Colombia
Manchester United
293

I've just seen this Tweet:

GOAL West Ham 0-1 Chelsea (43 mins)

Timo Werner coolly slots in from Ben Chilwell's cross to put the Blues in front just before the break

Would you mind telling me what does "coolly slots" mean in this context?

Thanks in advance

Rich's picture
Rich
26/04/2021
ES
594
points

Hi there,

To slot in is a phrasal verb which usually means to manage to find a place to time for something in. The dentist might slot you in between found five for example or you might be able to slot in some extra English lessons not your working day.

In football 'to slot in' means to score a goal. If it's done coolly it means with ease - the player made it look easy and without pressure. We often talk about being cool when a player takes a penalty.

Hope that helps.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
26/04/2021 08:08
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi there,

To slot in is a phrasal verb which usually means to manage to find a place to time for something in. The dentist might slot you in between found five for example or you might be able to slot in some extra English lessons not your working day.

In football 'to slot in' means to score a goal. If it's done coolly it means with ease - the player made it look easy and without pressure. We often talk about being cool when a player takes a penalty.

Hope that helps.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Gabriel Amaral
22/04/2021
BR
1512
points

Easy as it's helpful


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
22/04/2021 15:53
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Easy as it's helpful

steve sina's picture
steve sina
14/04/2021
CM
68
points

Great


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steve sina
14/04/2021 14:31
Cameroon
Liverpool
68

Great

Mrs.Lucas
11/03/2021
GB
-7975
points

10 out of 10, I’m not even interested in football!


Mrs.Lucas
11/03/2021 09:26
United Kingdom
Manchester United
-7975

10 out of 10, I’m not even interested in football!

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RizaktiUyeah
22/02/2021
ID
41
points

Very interesting quiz and exercise about football!


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RizaktiUyeah
22/02/2021 03:08
Indonesia
Liverpool
41

Very interesting quiz and exercise about football!

Ulugbek_20
08/02/2021
UZ
50
points

Very interesting quiz and i got everything right!


Ulugbek_20
08/02/2021 16:22
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
50

Very interesting quiz and i got everything right!

Shot
31/01/2021
UY
10
points

This is great!! Fun at learing !! Thank you !!


Shot
31/01/2021 01:36
Uruguay
Leeds United
10

This is great!! Fun at learing !! Thank you !!

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Learn and practise 10 football words.

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