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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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GustavoP
15/08/2017
IT
1
points

I would like to learn more precise words related to the tactical aspects of the game (e.g. man marking, pressuring) and also to specific plays (e.g. the keeper comes off the goal line...). Thank you.


GustavoP
15/08/2017 17:24
Italy
Arsenal
1

I would like to learn more precise words related to the tactical aspects of the game (e.g. man marking, pressuring) and also to specific plays (e.g. the keeper comes off the goal line...). Thank you.

Rich's picture
Rich
17/08/2017
ES
594
points

Hi GustavoP

You can find some of the more difficult words and phrases that you are looking for in this section. Take a look at the pages about goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and strikers.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
17/08/2017 08:15
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi GustavoP

You can find some of the more difficult words and phrases that you are looking for in this section. Take a look at the pages about goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and strikers.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Mahmoud Rady
12/08/2017
EG
24
points

Good for me,

Thank you


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Mahmoud Rady
12/08/2017 14:44
Egypt
Manchester United
24

Good for me,

Thank you

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Everton Sierra Leone
10/08/2017
SL
2
points

Another Amazing performance


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Everton Sierra Leone
10/08/2017 16:18
Sierra Leone
Everton
2

Another Amazing performance

Ramisb18
31/07/2017
RU
5
points

Very useful)


Ramisb18
31/07/2017 17:42
Russia
Manchester City
5

Very useful)

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francis171016
22/07/2017
CA
2
points

was really difficult to answer the picture 


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francis171016
22/07/2017 22:34
Canada
Manchester City
2

was really difficult to answer the picture 

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Josep-Barça
15/07/2017
ES
7
points

Words like "striker" or "slotted" don't have a good translation in my dictionary. "Striker" means someone who is on strike ? and "Slot" is a long and thin hole that you put something into like a coin ?
I see that many words change their mean when you're using them in the football world.


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Josep-Barça
15/07/2017 19:51
Spain
Arsenal
7

Words like "striker" or "slotted" don't have a good translation in my dictionary. "Striker" means someone who is on strike ? and "Slot" is a long and thin hole that you put something into like a coin ?
I see that many words change their mean when you're using them in the football world.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/07/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Josep-Barca

Yes, multiple meanings can make things more difficult! Striker is quite common in English and is used more frequently than forward or attacker (these two words are more general). To slot home (to score an easy goal often after going around the goalkeeper) is much more idiomatic and therefore more difficult to understand.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
16/07/2017 15:04
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Josep-Barca

Yes, multiple meanings can make things more difficult! Striker is quite common in English and is used more frequently than forward or attacker (these two words are more general). To slot home (to score an easy goal often after going around the goalkeeper) is much more idiomatic and therefore more difficult to understand.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Danioo10
13/07/2017
ES
2
points

:)


Danioo10
13/07/2017 18:50
Spain
Arsenal
2

:)

Libero
13/07/2017
PL
13
points

New word - equaliser.


Libero
13/07/2017 09:58
Poland
Stoke City
13

New word - equaliser.

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EiEi Lwin
13/07/2017
MM
2
points

I've got ten useful vocabularies for football .Thanks.


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EiEi Lwin
13/07/2017 05:55
Myanmar
Manchester United
2

I've got ten useful vocabularies for football .Thanks.

Vispreni Bwrr
10/07/2017
RS
1
points

Useful


Vispreni Bwrr
10/07/2017 11:36
Serbia
Chelsea
1

Useful

Ammar's picture
Ammar
08/07/2017
EG
5
points

hello ....


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Ammar
08/07/2017 12:10
Egypt
Arsenal
5

hello ....

Yudi_fdx
07/07/2017
ID
2
points

Just 1 I missed


Yudi_fdx
07/07/2017 09:26
Indonesia
Manchester City
2

Just 1 I missed

EMIZA99
08/05/2017
ES
700
points

I have just got 9 right answers


EMIZA99
08/05/2017 15:55
Spain
Manchester United
700

I have just got 9 right answers

Korhan
06/04/2017
TR
46
points

This word is very important and very helpful.thanks


Korhan
06/04/2017 22:39
Turkey
Manchester United
46

This word is very important and very helpful.thanks

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Ahmed Tawfik
04/03/2017
EG
22
points

love it


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Ahmed Tawfik
04/03/2017 10:25
Egypt
Chelsea
22

love it

Si Thu Zeya
15/02/2017
MM
31
points

These 10 words are useful words.


Si Thu Zeya
15/02/2017 05:19
Myanmar
Manchester United
31

These 10 words are useful words.

Rich's picture
Rich
15/02/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Si Thu Zeya

We're very happy that you found them useful.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
15/02/2017 08:14
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Si Thu Zeya

We're very happy that you found them useful.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Rubens's picture
Rubens
06/02/2017
MX
19
points

Great job


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Rubens
06/02/2017 22:02
Mexico
Arsenal
19

Great job

Mirzhan
26/01/2017
KZ
1
points

yes. everythig was right


Mirzhan
26/01/2017 13:55
Kazakhstan
Chelsea
1

yes. everythig was right

MES's picture
MES
26/01/2017
AM
684
points

Interesting! :)


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MES
26/01/2017 05:24
Armenia
Manchester United
684

Interesting! :)

ofeliyagafarova
24/01/2017
AZ
20
points

I got 9 correct from the first time)


ofeliyagafarova
24/01/2017 19:50
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
20

I got 9 correct from the first time)

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carmencamacho
20/01/2017
VE
49
points

10-10


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carmencamacho
20/01/2017 00:31
Venezuela
Manchester United
49

10-10

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yarzartun
10/01/2017
MM
113
points

right


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yarzartun
10/01/2017 11:27
Myanmar
Manchester United
113

right

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ahmed10meesi
07/01/2017
AE
68
points

It's very useful words


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ahmed10meesi
07/01/2017 17:23
United Arab Emirates
Arsenal
68

It's very useful words

bankss1024
02/01/2017
TH
29
points

Oh my god


bankss1024
02/01/2017 01:29
Thailand
Liverpool
29

Oh my god

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heliobandeira
26/12/2016
BR
70
points

I liked! But I need write this words, practise to I fix it!


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heliobandeira
26/12/2016 18:46
Brazil
Manchester United
70

I liked! But I need write this words, practise to I fix it!

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veleo1988
18/12/2016
RS
31
points

easy peasy


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veleo1988
18/12/2016 15:57
Serbia
Watford
31

easy peasy

sabanoleg
28/11/2016
UA
2272
points

Good job!


sabanoleg
28/11/2016 11:46
Ukraine
Arsenal
2272

Good job!

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Barrilete Cósmico
24/11/2016
CO
72
points

I almost got my game perfect!! :$ it'll be better the next


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Barrilete Cósmico
24/11/2016 00:35
Colombia
Liverpool
72

I almost got my game perfect!! :$ it'll be better the next

cxada28's picture
cxada28
17/11/2016
GE
54
points

cool


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cxada28
17/11/2016 21:50
Georgia
Liverpool
54

cool

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BrainDribler
17/11/2016
RS
26
points

I got yust 9 :P


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BrainDribler
17/11/2016 17:34
Serbia
Liverpool
26

I got yust 9 :P

Muller's picture
Muller
16/11/2016
EG
45
points

Nice Quiz


Muller's picture
Muller
16/11/2016 11:29
Egypt
Chelsea
45

Nice Quiz

Geoscouser's picture
Geoscouser
16/11/2016
GE
310
points

good quiz


Geoscouser's picture
Geoscouser
16/11/2016 09:03
Georgia
Liverpool
310

good quiz

Vishenka
21/10/2016
RU
76
points

Yes, I got everything right. I learnt these words and I needn't help with them.


Vishenka
21/10/2016 19:16
Russia
Manchester United
76

Yes, I got everything right. I learnt these words and I needn't help with them.

Phúc anh
08/10/2016
VN
21
points

it is a very easy quiz


Phúc anh
08/10/2016 15:46
Vietnam
Manchester United
21

it is a very easy quiz

Yeri's picture
Yeri
15/09/2016
ID
12
points

I am very happy to get all ten answers right. I would recommend this site to my teen students, they will like it. So challenging and entertaining.


Yeri's picture
Yeri
15/09/2016 08:05
Indonesia
Manchester City
12

I am very happy to get all ten answers right. I would recommend this site to my teen students, they will like it. So challenging and entertaining.

Rich's picture
Rich
15/09/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Yeri

Thanks for your message and for your positive comments. We're always happy to hear from teachers who use the website with their classes. Have you seen that we have a teachers section, too?

Best wishes, 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
15/09/2016 09:52
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Yeri

Thanks for your message and for your positive comments. We're always happy to hear from teachers who use the website with their classes. Have you seen that we have a teachers section, too?

Best wishes, 

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Yeri's picture
Yeri
16/09/2016
ID
12
points

Thank you Rich for your information about the teachers' section. I will have a look at it.

Cheers,
Yeri


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Yeri
16/09/2016 01:30
Indonesia
Manchester City
12

Thank you Rich for your information about the teachers' section. I will have a look at it.

Cheers,
Yeri

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norb2
05/09/2016
UA
13
points

Nice lesson with quite useful vocabulary for football fans. I have got 9 of 10 points. Thanks


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norb2
05/09/2016 08:15
Ukraine
Arsenal
13

Nice lesson with quite useful vocabulary for football fans. I have got 9 of 10 points. Thanks

admin's picture
admin
05/09/2016
GB
496
points

Thanks for commenting Norb2 - Very happy to hear that you think that the vocabulary is useful.

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


admin's picture
admin
05/09/2016 09:20
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

Thanks for commenting Norb2 - Very happy to hear that you think that the vocabulary is useful.

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/08/2016
PS
3705
points

Nice.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
09/08/2016 21:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Nice.

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aragorn1986
01/08/2016
ME
3557
points

All done:-)


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aragorn1986
01/08/2016 14:16
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

All done:-)

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emad moussa
15/07/2016
EG
225
points

Right


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emad moussa
15/07/2016 19:52
Egypt
Arsenal
225

Right

GUGUN
09/07/2016
ID
223
points

I am on my way!


GUGUN
09/07/2016 08:26
Indonesia
Manchester United
223

I am on my way!

nur_hayati
04/07/2016
ID
107
points

I did it, 10 out of 10.


nur_hayati
04/07/2016 07:05
Indonesia
Chelsea
107

I did it, 10 out of 10.

player1
14/06/2016
PL
12
points

I got everything right.:(


player1
14/06/2016 17:17
Poland
Arsenal
12

I got everything right.:(

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elghoul
06/06/2016
DZ
3988
points

Very good vocabulary.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
06/06/2016 18:23
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Very good vocabulary.

haydi's picture
haydi
01/06/2016
TN
3189
points

The quiz is not so easy, some questions are confusing.


haydi's picture
haydi
01/06/2016 20:31
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

The quiz is not so easy, some questions are confusing.

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Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

Learn and practise 10 football words.

Glossary

Tricky spelling:

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