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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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Are there any football words you need help with?
Let us know in the comments.

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Leblois Thierry's picture
Leblois Thierry
12/04/2020
FR
231
points

leaped


Leblois Thierry's picture
Leblois Thierry
12/04/2020 11:58
France
Liverpool
231

leaped

Hector Pinzon's picture
Hector Pinzon
27/03/2020
CO
495
points

good exercise!


Hector Pinzon's picture
Hector Pinzon
27/03/2020 18:50
Colombia
Manchester United
495

good exercise!

palaszabi's picture
palaszabi
13/03/2020
HU
278
points

its ok


palaszabi's picture
palaszabi
13/03/2020 07:15
Hungary
Arsenal
278

its ok

murikose
11/02/2020
BE
45
points

cool right jeah


murikose
11/02/2020 14:18
Belgium
Liverpool
45

cool right jeah

KHiri Abdulnasser's picture
KHiri Abdulnasser
08/02/2020
EG
112
points

i got all of it


KHiri Abdulnasser's picture
KHiri Abdulnasser
08/02/2020 19:15
Egypt
Liverpool
112

i got all of it

reza mosayebi
05/02/2020
IR
43
points

it would be better if you put a real example for each word on your website.


reza mosayebi
05/02/2020 13:07
Iran
Arsenal
43

it would be better if you put a real example for each word on your website.

Rich's picture
Rich
06/02/2020
ES
594
points

Thanks for your comment, Reza. If you want more topical examples and definitions of football words you can look at our This Week podcast. We look at six football words and talk about the matches from the weekend.

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/my-match-day

Unfortunately, we can't put live-action on the website because of copyright issues.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
06/02/2020 08:19
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks for your comment, Reza. If you want more topical examples and definitions of football words you can look at our This Week podcast. We look at six football words and talk about the matches from the weekend.

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/my-match-day

Unfortunately, we can't put live-action on the website because of copyright issues.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Mhaw_ik's picture
Mhaw_ik
22/01/2020
SA
16
points

It's nice.


Mhaw_ik's picture
Mhaw_ik
22/01/2020 17:37
Saudi Arabia
Manchester City
16

It's nice.

eibanez
05/12/2019
ES
12
points

It is very bad but useful


eibanez
05/12/2019 17:43
Spain
Liverpool
12

It is very bad but useful

eibanez
05/12/2019
ES
12
points

It is very bad


eibanez
05/12/2019 17:42
Spain
Liverpool
12

It is very bad

HamidZaremohazabieh
02/12/2019
IR
237
points

It's fantastic.


HamidZaremohazabieh
02/12/2019 11:53
Iran
Manchester United
237

It's fantastic.

Gabriel Muniz's picture
Gabriel Muniz
22/11/2019
BR
23
points

Very well


Gabriel Muniz's picture
Gabriel Muniz
22/11/2019 03:41
Brazil
Liverpool
23

Very well

yama
15/11/2019
JP
26
points

Easy


yama
15/11/2019 11:46
Japan
Manchester City
26

Easy

ricardotmsf
10/11/2019
BR
35
points

Nice


ricardotmsf
10/11/2019 13:34
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
35

Nice

Alanoosky's picture
Alanoosky
04/11/2019
PL
14
points

That was fairly easy to be honest


Alanoosky's picture
Alanoosky
04/11/2019 23:16
Poland
West Ham United
14

That was fairly easy to be honest

Czarek54321
11/10/2019
PL
314
points

Cool.


Czarek54321
11/10/2019 15:31
Poland
Manchester City
314

Cool.

Tee
07/10/2019
JP
309
points

Actually, I can't image about equalizer.
But I've got that mean.


Tee
07/10/2019 01:32
Japan
Manchester City
309

Actually, I can't image about equalizer.
But I've got that mean.

Kurlash's picture
Kurlash
25/09/2019
IT
159
points

Yes, all correct


Kurlash's picture
Kurlash
25/09/2019 15:50
Italy
Liverpool
159

Yes, all correct

Adham77's picture
Adham77
12/09/2019
QA
117
points

perfect


Adham77's picture
Adham77
12/09/2019 11:30
Qatar
Liverpool
117

perfect

YINESKA GONZALEZ
05/09/2019
VE
28
points

At the beginning it was complicated, then you can understand each approach.


YINESKA GONZALEZ
05/09/2019 20:58
Venezuela
Liverpool
28

At the beginning it was complicated, then you can understand each approach.

saro_azaryan's picture
saro_azaryan
27/08/2019
IR
52
points

helpful


saro_azaryan's picture
saro_azaryan
27/08/2019 17:48
Iran
Manchester City
52

helpful

englishman
25/08/2019
DZ
1727
points

ok 10 over 10


englishman
25/08/2019 18:34
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

ok 10 over 10

danimv4
15/08/2019
ES
52
points

only one failed


danimv4
15/08/2019 00:00
Spain
Liverpool
52

only one failed

zhengze's picture
zhengze
13/08/2019
GB
58
points

I think you can put some explanations for those words, which is an easy way to learn and understand.


zhengze's picture
zhengze
13/08/2019 16:15
United Kingdom
Chelsea
58

I think you can put some explanations for those words, which is an easy way to learn and understand.

steve sina's picture
steve sina
11/08/2019
CM
68
points

oh yeeesss


steve sina's picture
steve sina
11/08/2019 12:12
Cameroon
Liverpool
68

oh yeeesss

Maxnowak
04/08/2019
CZ
72
points

Nice one.


Maxnowak
04/08/2019 18:34
Czech Republic
Manchester City
72

Nice one.

Cuco's picture
Cuco
01/08/2019
MX
27
points

I ike it the quiz phrases


Cuco's picture
Cuco
01/08/2019 23:41
Mexico
Manchester United
27

I ike it the quiz phrases

Luscas
06/07/2019
BR
31
points

That's okay


Luscas
06/07/2019 01:17
Brazil
Manchester United
31

That's okay

Torofootball
30/06/2019
MX
120
points

Ok.!
Sideways, back quits. A more technical vocabulary would be lovely as all the course.


Torofootball
30/06/2019 02:00
Mexico
Manchester United
120

Ok.!
Sideways, back quits. A more technical vocabulary would be lovely as all the course.

jude
27/06/2019
MY
75
points

Great. All right answer


jude
27/06/2019 03:16
Malaysia
Liverpool
75

Great. All right answer

gioagonzalez
25/06/2019
CO
10
points

very funny and interesting


gioagonzalez
25/06/2019 02:36
Colombia
Arsenal
10

very funny and interesting

Krysov Fedor
23/05/2019
RU
6
points

I liked a very good test!!


Krysov Fedor
23/05/2019 08:07
Russia
Manchester City
6

I liked a very good test!!

Maxon top
23/05/2019
RU
1
points

The website class I read and all made


Maxon top
23/05/2019 07:58
Russia
Manchester City
1

The website class I read and all made

TatkaNatka's picture
TatkaNatka
22/05/2019
RU
232
points

I got everything right. I was surprised. Good exercises.


TatkaNatka's picture
TatkaNatka
22/05/2019 17:17
Russia
Arsenal
232

I got everything right. I was surprised. Good exercises.

ehabali's picture
ehabali
15/05/2019
EG
33
points

Wonderful


ehabali's picture
ehabali
15/05/2019 01:30
Egypt
Liverpool
33

Wonderful

najimrk
01/04/2019
DZ
51
points

good.


najimrk
01/04/2019 14:28
Algeria
Manchester City
51

good.

KamilSh
31/03/2019
RU
473
points

10/10, I was surprised


KamilSh
31/03/2019 20:42
Russia
Liverpool
473

10/10, I was surprised

samael
31/03/2019
CO
46
points

great exercise


samael
31/03/2019 03:39
Colombia
Manchester United
46

great exercise

Abdiel Justino
29/03/2019
BR
22
points

good!!


Abdiel Justino
29/03/2019 18:28
Brazil
Manchester United
22

good!!

coreuser
25/03/2019
JO
229
points

I have got all, thanks.


coreuser
25/03/2019 12:38
Jordan
Manchester City
229

I have got all, thanks.

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
23/03/2019
ZW
1742
points

Have improved.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
23/03/2019 22:24
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

Have improved.

coachCavalieri
11/03/2019
IT
127
points

Was perfect! I realized that I konw some words :P


coachCavalieri
11/03/2019 22:48
Italy
Chelsea
127

Was perfect! I realized that I konw some words :P

Ngo Hung's picture
Ngo Hung
04/03/2019
VN
38
points

This words is very usefull.

Thanks


Ngo Hung's picture
Ngo Hung
04/03/2019 05:21
Vietnam
Manchester United
38

This words is very usefull.

Thanks

FA1RPLAY81
01/03/2019
ES
171
points

Thanks for the practise


FA1RPLAY81
01/03/2019 12:46
Spain
Tottenham Hotspur
171

Thanks for the practise

Vinikovic's picture
Vinikovic
11/02/2019
BR
98
points

Having ball possession is a high quality kind of game.


Vinikovic's picture
Vinikovic
11/02/2019 16:34
Brazil
Manchester United
98

Having ball possession is a high quality kind of game.

Gary7
06/02/2019
ES
109
points

These ten words are very useful for my learning, thanks


Gary7
06/02/2019 23:43
Spain
Manchester City
109

These ten words are very useful for my learning, thanks

Slimane MOULOUD's picture
Slimane MOULOUD
22/01/2019
DZ
52
points

8/10


Slimane MOULOUD's picture
Slimane MOULOUD
22/01/2019 21:10
Algeria
Tottenham Hotspur
52

8/10

Yedige
10/01/2019
KZ
57
points

I did the quiz as usual, it was not hard, but I have a mistake.


Yedige
10/01/2019 04:10
Kazakhstan
Manchester United
57

I did the quiz as usual, it was not hard, but I have a mistake.

Motahrawi
01/01/2019
JO
31
points

yeah did it


Motahrawi
01/01/2019 17:49
Jordan
Liverpool
31

yeah did it

ashiv khatri's picture
ashiv khatri
06/12/2018
NP
33
points

yeah again did it


ashiv khatri's picture
ashiv khatri
06/12/2018 12:34
Nepal
Liverpool
33

yeah again did it

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Country ranking
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4Spain25547
5Brazil21458
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8Vietnam18502
9Turkey17538
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Club ranking
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1Manchester United132873
2Liverpool100743
3Chelsea83140
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5Manchester City49378
6Tottenham Hotspur15374
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8Newcastle United10002
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Level

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Average: 2 (1 vote)

Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

Learn and practise 10 football words.

Glossary

Tricky spelling:

It's 'possession' NOT 'posession' or 'possesion'!