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Football Shout-out: Goals

Football Shout-out: Goals

Welcome to Football Shout-out from Premier Skills English, where we talk about the language you need when watching a match. Whether you are a super fan or an armchair fan you won't be able to avoid football on TV this summer. In Football Shout-out, Jack and Rich present useful language to shout at the TV screen when watching a match with or without friends! In this episode, they look at the language you need when your team scores a goal.

Transcript

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Jack: Hello and welcome to Premier Skills English - Football Shout-out 

Rich: Football Shout-out is the series that teaches you the language you need when you’re watching the game.

Jack: Hi everybody my name’s Jack 

Rich: and my name’s Rich and welcome to our new series of football English podcasts where we talk about the English you need when you’re watching football.

Jack: Everyone is really excited about all the football that’s coming up, so we’re here to help you with some essential football English.

Rich: That’s right. Whether you’re a super fan or you just watch sometimes, you won’t be able to avoid the football on TV over the next few weeks. 

Jack: So in this series of podcasts, we’re going to talk about what to say, shout or scream when watching a match.

Rich: If you listen to our lessons, you’re going to sound like a real football expert in English. This is our first lesson and we’re going to start by talking about goals. What do you say when your team scores a goal?

Jack: Listen to this:

Jack: Come on ...

Rich: Shoot ...

Jack: Take a shot...

Jack: Yeah!  

Rich: Woohoo!

Jack: Get in!

Rich: Come on!

Jack: What a goal!

Rich: What a belter.

Jack: What a great time to score.

Rich: We can get back in this.

Jack: It’s a great feeling.

Rich: Yeah - there’s nothing better.

Jack: So the language: Get in and come on are probably the most common phrases.

Rich: But you don’t say them like that - it’s probably much more like get in! and come on!

Jack: I always thought we used ‘come on’ more to encourage a team.

Rich: You’re right! Fans will shout or chant, yes chant is a better word something like ‘come on England, come on England’.

Jack: Unless you’re a fan of Colombia or Senegal.

Rich: Very good. Anyway, ‘come on’ can be used for encouragement and as an expression of happiness just like ‘get in’.

Jack: OK, but that’s probably just the first reaction as well as cheering and jumping up and down of course, but then you might describe the goal and say something like ‘What a goal!’ if it was a good goal or ‘what a belter!’

Rich: A belter?

Jack: Yeah. It means an incredible or fantastic goal. You could say screamer too If it was a powerful shot. That’s an absolute screamer! Or ‘a cracker’ if it was really good.

Rich: And here you might add something like: he gave the goalkeeper absolutely no chance which means the goalkeeper couldn’t possibly save it.

Jack: I suppose you start with a natural reaction like get in and then you describe the goal and say something like ‘what a goal!’.

Rich: Then you might talk about it a bit more and talk about the context of the match and what the goal means. You probably calm down a bit and say something like: that’s a brilliant time to score - just before half-time or I think we can get back into this now or I think we’re going to win this.

Jack: Listen again.

Jack: Come on ...

Rich: Shoot ...

Jack: Take a shot ..

Jack: Yeah!  

Rich: Woo hoo!

Jack: Get in!

Rich: Come on!

Jack: What a goal!

Rich: What a belter.

Jack: What a great time to score.

Rich: We can get back in this.

Jack: So, that’s how you celebrate and talk about a goal in English. But what about when our team concedes a goal.

Rich: I don’t think we should talk about that, should we?

Jack: Haha, you’re probably right.

Rich: We’ve got some activities to help you remember the phrases that we’ve been speaking about in the lesson below this podcast.

Jack: We’ll be back soon with our next football English lesson, which will be about what to say when a player is fouled.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Language

The language you need when your team scores a goal

In the listening, Rich and Jack split the language into three categories:

  1. Natural reactions
  2. Describing the goal
  3. The context of the match

Natural Reactions

This is what you say at the exact time of the ball hitting the back of the net. Jack and Rich used two examples:

Get in!

Come on!

These expressions are used to show that you are very happy about something happening. It's important to say them in the right way. Have a listen to the conversation again and repeat. 

Describing the goal

The structure what a + noun is very common to describe goals. 'What a goal!' is the most common.

All of these examples can be used to describe goals. Which ones did Rich and Jack use in the podcast?

What a goal!

What a beauty!

What a belter!

What a pearler!

What a screamer!

What a cracker!

If it is a really, really good goal you can use the adjective absolute + noun. You could say:  

That's an absolute beauty!

That's an absolute screamer!

That's an asolute pearler!

The ball is in the net!

Task

The Context

The context of a football match is always important. If your team is winning 5-0 or losing 5-0 and you score, your celebration will be very different from if your team scores a 90th-minute winner! What do you think would be the situation in the match if you heard these phrases:

  1. That's a brilliant time to score!
  2. We can get back into this now!
  3. Come on! I think we're going to win this!
  4. Get in! We can turn this around, you know!
  5. There's no way back for them now!
  6. Get in! We've broken the deadlock at last!

Write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page!

Quiz

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What do you think?

  • Were any of these phrases new for you?
  • Can you tell us any other phrases connected to scoring goals?

Write your answers in the comments section below and don't forget to write your answers to the task above.

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Isabellaardi
09/08/2018
CO
146
points

1. Yes, there are some ones new phrases to me.
2. gool !, we are winning this game, come on! lets do this!


Isabellaardi
09/08/2018 00:40
Colombia
Manchester United
146

1. Yes, there are some ones new phrases to me.
2. gool !, we are winning this game, come on! lets do this!

MajoRPuentes's picture
MajoRPuentes
07/08/2018
CO
626
points

1.Yes, some of these phrases are new to me.
2.A phrase widely used in my country ( Colombia) is "how did you hit that ball".


MajoRPuentes's picture
MajoRPuentes
07/08/2018 21:37
Colombia
Manchester United
626

1.Yes, some of these phrases are new to me.
2.A phrase widely used in my country ( Colombia) is "how did you hit that ball".

Santiago Rivera
07/08/2018
CO
609
points

Good activity.


Santiago Rivera
07/08/2018 21:00
Colombia
Liverpool
609

Good activity.

Santiago Rivera
07/08/2018
CO
609
points

1. Yes, especially what a belter!
2. what a great goal!


Santiago Rivera
07/08/2018 20:58
Colombia
Liverpool
609

1. Yes, especially what a belter!
2. what a great goal!

Junior Genaro Puentes Rojas's picture
Junior Genaro P...
07/08/2018
CO
60
points

No, the majority of these phrases already knew them. And one of the phrases we use the most in Colombia is "how did you hit that ball"


Junior Genaro Puentes Rojas's picture
Junior Genaro P...
07/08/2018 20:52
Colombia
Manchester United
60

No, the majority of these phrases already knew them. And one of the phrases we use the most in Colombia is "how did you hit that ball"

Santiago GallegoCruz
07/08/2018
CO
268
points

good test


Santiago GallegoCruz
07/08/2018 04:20
Colombia
Manchester City
268

good test

catalina8
07/08/2018
CO
127
points

good quiz


catalina8
07/08/2018 03:11
Colombia
Manchester United
127

good quiz

Oscarordoñez_
07/08/2018
CO
298
points

Very good test, excellent questions!


Oscarordoñez_
07/08/2018 02:41
Colombia
Manchester United
298

Very good test, excellent questions!

Oscarordoñez_
07/08/2018
CO
298
points

1.Yes, Really many were new and I feel good because I expand my vocabulary more and more
2.One of the typical phrases in my country Colombia is "Peguelo Papá".


Oscarordoñez_
07/08/2018 02:40
Colombia
Manchester United
298

1.Yes, Really many were new and I feel good because I expand my vocabulary more and more
2.One of the typical phrases in my country Colombia is "Peguelo Papá".

MariCortes25
07/08/2018
CO
312
points

good quiz


MariCortes25
07/08/2018 02:06
Colombia
Arsenal
312

good quiz

Santi Gallego Cruz10
07/08/2018
CO
189
points

There were a few words new to me.


Santi Gallego Cruz10
07/08/2018 01:13
Colombia
Manchester City
189

There were a few words new to me.

Maria Del Mar Ortiz
07/08/2018
CO
348
points

super interesting the test


Maria Del Mar Ortiz
07/08/2018 01:01
Colombia
Manchester City
348

super interesting the test

Juaneduardocastro
07/08/2018
CO
370
points

good test


Juaneduardocastro
07/08/2018 00:32
Colombia
Chelsea
370

good test

edna.fernan.artu789
06/08/2018
CO
605
points

good quiz


edna.fernan.artu789
06/08/2018 23:34
Colombia
Arsenal
605

good quiz

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karen mejia
06/08/2018
CO
553
points

For example what a belter. It is new for me.

Striker is the person who shoots the goals.


karen mejia's picture
karen mejia
06/08/2018 23:05
Colombia
Manchester City
553

For example what a belter. It is new for me.

Striker is the person who shoots the goals.

valentinaburgosh
06/08/2018
CO
377
points

good quiz


valentinaburgosh
06/08/2018 02:15
Colombia
Manchester United
377

good quiz

MelissaM
05/08/2018
CO
542
points

*Yes, many of these phrases are new to me; It's great to know that I learn something new every day.
*A phrase widely used in the Colombian football is "how did you hit that ball".
This lesson was very fun for me, I learned different ways to express myself when I watch football matches.


MelissaM
05/08/2018 21:16
Colombia
Manchester United
542

*Yes, many of these phrases are new to me; It's great to know that I learn something new every day.
*A phrase widely used in the Colombian football is "how did you hit that ball".
This lesson was very fun for me, I learned different ways to express myself when I watch football matches.

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MaríaArtunduagar
05/08/2018
CO
107
points

1. Several of these words are new and a little strange to me.
2. That's! You can!. The rest i know are named.
And the task:
If I hear those phrases I would believe that the game is tied, or the team that said them would be losing.
Good quiz.


MaríaArtunduagar's picture
MaríaArtunduagar
05/08/2018 18:32
Colombia
Newcastle United
107

1. Several of these words are new and a little strange to me.
2. That's! You can!. The rest i know are named.
And the task:
If I hear those phrases I would believe that the game is tied, or the team that said them would be losing.
Good quiz.

MaríaArtunduagar's picture
MaríaArtunduagar
05/08/2018
CO
107
points

Too understandable and interesting.


MaríaArtunduagar's picture
MaríaArtunduagar
05/08/2018 17:37
Colombia
Newcastle United
107

Too understandable and interesting.

Lolabrito
05/08/2018
CO
600
points

This activity is great! due to the skills that targets, such as listening, auditory comprehension and language.

The only sentence that was new to me was, what a belter!
In my country Colombia, we use a lot of expressions related to our players and our popular sayings, besides we are so passionate in regards to football, we cry, laugh and also get mad at the same time.


Lolabrito
05/08/2018 17:37
Colombia
Liverpool
600

This activity is great! due to the skills that targets, such as listening, auditory comprehension and language.

The only sentence that was new to me was, what a belter!
In my country Colombia, we use a lot of expressions related to our players and our popular sayings, besides we are so passionate in regards to football, we cry, laugh and also get mad at the same time.

Valenlaverde
05/08/2018
CO
492
points

Yes, some are new to me, with this course I can learn new things. And in Colombia one of the phrases that is said is "Sáquelo papá"


Valenlaverde
05/08/2018 16:56
Colombia
Stoke City
492

Yes, some are new to me, with this course I can learn new things. And in Colombia one of the phrases that is said is "Sáquelo papá"

Valenlaverde
05/08/2018
CO
492
points

Some of phrases I do not know , but thanks to this course I learning more about all the things that this course brings us every day


Valenlaverde
05/08/2018 14:04
Colombia
Stoke City
492

Some of phrases I do not know , but thanks to this course I learning more about all the things that this course brings us every day

SofiaTriana's picture
SofiaTriana
05/08/2018
CO
596
points

Hello!
1) Although I'm not a fan of watching football I know several expressions or phrases when you watch a game, but honestly I just scream too much when I see those from Colombia or some mentioned in the audio but the only one I did not know but I find interesting and original is " belter "
2) As mentioned above, I only shout "GOOOOOOL", or also phrases that recognize what some player or players did, like "that is the hard" or "with all equipment".


SofiaTriana's picture
SofiaTriana
05/08/2018 04:23
Colombia
Chelsea
596

Hello!
1) Although I'm not a fan of watching football I know several expressions or phrases when you watch a game, but honestly I just scream too much when I see those from Colombia or some mentioned in the audio but the only one I did not know but I find interesting and original is " belter "
2) As mentioned above, I only shout "GOOOOOOL", or also phrases that recognize what some player or players did, like "that is the hard" or "with all equipment".

SofiaTriana's picture
SofiaTriana
05/08/2018
CO
596
points

Hello!
1) Although I'm not a fan of watching football I know several expressions or phrases when you watch a game, but honestly I just scream too much when I see those from Colombia or some mentioned in the audio but the only one I did not know but I find interesting and original is " belter "
2) As mentioned above, I only shout "GOOOOOOL", or also phrases that recognize what some player or players did, like "that is the hard" or "with all equipment".
Bye team British Council !!


SofiaTriana's picture
SofiaTriana
05/08/2018 04:14
Colombia
Chelsea
596

Hello!
1) Although I'm not a fan of watching football I know several expressions or phrases when you watch a game, but honestly I just scream too much when I see those from Colombia or some mentioned in the audio but the only one I did not know but I find interesting and original is " belter "
2) As mentioned above, I only shout "GOOOOOOL", or also phrases that recognize what some player or players did, like "that is the hard" or "with all equipment".
Bye team British Council !!

Majoescobar23
05/08/2018
CO
430
points

Good way to learn


Majoescobar23
05/08/2018 02:14
Colombia
Chelsea
430

Good way to learn

Majoescobar23
05/08/2018
CO
430
points

There were a few words new to me.


Majoescobar23
05/08/2018 01:12
Colombia
Chelsea
430

There were a few words new to me.

julianvalero
05/08/2018
CO
644
points

Yes, in fact the vast majority of the phrases I learned in this lesson were new for me since I do not have extensive knowledge in the world of football, this lesson helped me a lot because now I know how to encourage my team.

No, because I do not know any other.


julianvalero
05/08/2018 00:35
Colombia
Manchester United
644

Yes, in fact the vast majority of the phrases I learned in this lesson were new for me since I do not have extensive knowledge in the world of football, this lesson helped me a lot because now I know how to encourage my team.

No, because I do not know any other.

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Salomon Sanchez
04/08/2018
CO
568
points

1.not really, many of these phrases already knew them
2.It's awesome almost impossible!


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Salomon Sanchez
04/08/2018 21:01
Colombia
Liverpool
568

1.not really, many of these phrases already knew them
2.It's awesome almost impossible!

Stephania Coy 62
04/08/2018
CO
356
points

very good information


Stephania Coy 62
04/08/2018 19:14
Colombia
West Ham United
356

very good information

ZuelimaÑañezN
04/08/2018
CO
614
points

There were a few words new to me.


ZuelimaÑañezN
04/08/2018 18:49
Colombia
Crystal Palace
614

There were a few words new to me.

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PaulaRomero
04/08/2018
CO
328
points

- Sincerely , yes, but I think that these phrases will be really useful for me now.
- And in Colombia one of the phrases that is said is "Sáquelo papá" "Fue gol de Yepes!"


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PaulaRomero
04/08/2018 13:27
Colombia
Liverpool
328

- Sincerely , yes, but I think that these phrases will be really useful for me now.
- And in Colombia one of the phrases that is said is "Sáquelo papá" "Fue gol de Yepes!"

Luis Miguel Rojas
03/08/2018
CO
362
points

Good test.


Luis Miguel Rojas
03/08/2018 23:20
Colombia
Chelsea
362

Good test.

Manuel Sierra
03/08/2018
CO
343
points

Good way to learn


Manuel Sierra
03/08/2018 05:15
Colombia
Manchester City
343

Good way to learn

Sierra22
03/08/2018
CO
302
points

It is good if you want to increase your vocabulary


Sierra22
03/08/2018 04:26
Colombia
Manchester City
302

It is good if you want to increase your vocabulary

JuanJoséRojasHermida's picture
JuanJoséRojasHermida
03/08/2018
CO
425
points

1. Most of the phrases I already knew but there are some that are new to me.
2. In Spanish it is very common to shout a goal or sing motivational phrases such as, for example, if the name of the team can be called or shouted.


JuanJoséRojasHermida's picture
JuanJoséRojasHermida
03/08/2018 03:58
Colombia
Chelsea
425

1. Most of the phrases I already knew but there are some that are new to me.
2. In Spanish it is very common to shout a goal or sing motivational phrases such as, for example, if the name of the team can be called or shouted.

leonsamuel
03/08/2018
CO
55
points

I use those phrases a lot, I love the feeling of my favorite team making a goal


leonsamuel
03/08/2018 03:39
Colombia
Chelsea
55

I use those phrases a lot, I love the feeling of my favorite team making a goal

Valentina Calderon
03/08/2018
CO
705
points

There were a few words new to me.
I don't really know more phrases for it.


Valentina Calderon
03/08/2018 03:15
Colombia
Manchester City
705

There were a few words new to me.
I don't really know more phrases for it.

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SantiagoJovenV
03/08/2018
CO
592
points

Yes, some are new to me, with this course I can learn new things. And in Colombia one of the phrases that is said is "Sáquelo papá"


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SantiagoJovenV
03/08/2018 02:22
Colombia
Manchester United
592

Yes, some are new to me, with this course I can learn new things. And in Colombia one of the phrases that is said is "Sáquelo papá"

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LauraFajardo29
03/08/2018
CO
363
points

-sincerely , yes, but I think that these phrases will be really useful for me now.

-In my country ( Colombia ) we use to many prhases like "Tu tranquilo"


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LauraFajardo29
03/08/2018 02:08
Colombia
Manchester City
363

-sincerely , yes, but I think that these phrases will be really useful for me now.

-In my country ( Colombia ) we use to many prhases like "Tu tranquilo"

ValentinaSanchez_19
02/08/2018
CO
305
points

Some of phrases I do not know , but thanks to this course I learning more about all the things that this course brings us every day


ValentinaSanchez_19
02/08/2018 04:32
Colombia
Chelsea
305

Some of phrases I do not know , but thanks to this course I learning more about all the things that this course brings us every day

Angela Montealegre
02/08/2018
CO
166
points

º Yes, many of these I had not heard in the games I've seen.
ºIn many of the parties in my country, they say "Chao papà"


Angela Montealegre
02/08/2018 01:35
Colombia
Manchester United
166

º Yes, many of these I had not heard in the games I've seen.
ºIn many of the parties in my country, they say "Chao papà"

jFallaT15
02/08/2018
CO
472
points

No, almost all of them I have listened to my English teacher.


jFallaT15
02/08/2018 00:47
Colombia
Arsenal
472

No, almost all of them I have listened to my English teacher.

jFallaT15
02/08/2018
CO
472
points

No, almost all of them I have listened to my English teacher.


jFallaT15
02/08/2018 00:47
Colombia
Arsenal
472

No, almost all of them I have listened to my English teacher.

Luisafernandabolaños
01/08/2018
CO
436
points

-Some of these phrases if knew but other are new to me. It is very interesting to know as they say some phrases in another language and more than all in the language most important.
-These are some of the phrases that he uses the most.
_What happened in the field, stays in court.
_The party hard so has to last.
_Was criminal.


Luisafernandabolaños
01/08/2018 18:58
Colombia
Manchester United
436

-Some of these phrases if knew but other are new to me. It is very interesting to know as they say some phrases in another language and more than all in the language most important.
-These are some of the phrases that he uses the most.
_What happened in the field, stays in court.
_The party hard so has to last.
_Was criminal.

Juanita190
01/08/2018
CO
386
points

Really interesting lesson.


Juanita190
01/08/2018 01:47
Colombia
Manchester United
386

Really interesting lesson.

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Julián Ernesto ...
01/08/2018
CO
563
points

Good lesson and good podcast.


Julián Ernesto Castro Renza's picture
Julián Ernesto ...
01/08/2018 01:38
Colombia
Chelsea
563

Good lesson and good podcast.

Julián Ernesto Castro Renza's picture
Julián Ernesto ...
01/08/2018
CO
563
points

Some yes, but others, if I recognized them.
Other phrases related to the goals, one of them could be "Sáquelo papá" (In my country, Colombia).


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Julián Ernesto ...
01/08/2018 01:34
Colombia
Chelsea
563

Some yes, but others, if I recognized them.
Other phrases related to the goals, one of them could be "Sáquelo papá" (In my country, Colombia).

Felipegallegocruz07
01/08/2018
CO
352
points

I think that when these phrases are named, it is because the team is winning with name they are shoutingI think
I recognize some of the ones they name, others are new to me
Ohh, I do not know


Felipegallegocruz07
01/08/2018 00:21
Colombia
Manchester United
352

I think that when these phrases are named, it is because the team is winning with name they are shoutingI think
I recognize some of the ones they name, others are new to me
Ohh, I do not know

juanlasso026
31/07/2018
CO
93
points

amazing is to learn


juanlasso026
31/07/2018 23:09
Colombia
Manchester City
93

amazing is to learn

GermanTrujillo
31/07/2018
CO
316
points

1) No, I knew them and could manage them easily
2) I don't really know more phrases for it.


GermanTrujillo
31/07/2018 14:49
Colombia
Newcastle United
316

1) No, I knew them and could manage them easily
2) I don't really know more phrases for it.

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

  • Skills: Listening
  • Language: What to say when your team scores a goal