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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!

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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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Juanita190
01/08/2018
CO
523
points

Really interesting lesson.


Juanita190
01/08/2018 01:47
Colombia
Manchester United
523

Really interesting lesson.

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Julián Ernesto ...
01/08/2018
CO
761
points

Good lesson and good podcast.


Julián Ernesto Castro Renza's picture
Julián Ernesto ...
01/08/2018 01:38
Colombia
Chelsea
761

Good lesson and good podcast.

Julián Ernesto Castro Renza's picture
Julián Ernesto ...
01/08/2018
CO
761
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
761

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
154
points

amazing is to learn


juanlasso026
31/07/2018 23:09
Colombia
Manchester City
154

amazing is to learn

GermanTrujillo
31/07/2018
CO
462
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
462

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

Juanestebanbermeo
31/07/2018
CO
781
points

There were a few words new to me


Juanestebanbermeo
31/07/2018 06:06
Colombia
Manchester United
781

There were a few words new to me

Miguel07garcia
31/07/2018
CO
571
points

Very good lessons.


Miguel07garcia
31/07/2018 04:04
Colombia
Arsenal
571

Very good lessons.

PresentStudent
31/07/2018
CO
635
points

Hello everybody. All phrases are new for me, a common phrase in Colombia it´s say only "Gooooool" + expressions of here. Good podcast.


PresentStudent
31/07/2018 03:33
Colombia
Chelsea
635

Hello everybody. All phrases are new for me, a common phrase in Colombia it´s say only "Gooooool" + expressions of here. Good podcast.

BanolSebastian
31/07/2018
CO
156
points

Some, others are new to me.


BanolSebastian
31/07/2018 02:51
Colombia
Manchester United
156

Some, others are new to me.

OscarOrozcoVargas
31/07/2018
CO
595
points

Really interesting lesson.


OscarOrozcoVargas
31/07/2018 00:53
Colombia
Arsenal
595

Really interesting lesson.

JuanitaVAnacona
31/07/2018
CO
43
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


JuanitaVAnacona
31/07/2018 00:27
Colombia
Liverpool
43

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

Ma.PaulaÁvilaJ
31/07/2018
CO
-903
points

When I hear those phrases, I think they're scoring a goal at that moment. Yes, only some of them are new to me, since others I have heard them on several occasions. I do not know.


Ma.PaulaÁvilaJ
31/07/2018 00:27
Colombia
Liverpool
-903

When I hear those phrases, I think they're scoring a goal at that moment. Yes, only some of them are new to me, since others I have heard them on several occasions. I do not know.

MairaPulzara1
30/07/2018
CO
644
points

Very good lessons , in particular you learn the information provided.


MairaPulzara1
30/07/2018 02:15
Colombia
Arsenal
644

Very good lessons , in particular you learn the information provided.

Danna Bolaños
30/07/2018
CO
795
points

All phrases are new for me and i don't know others phrases


Danna Bolaños
30/07/2018 00:32
Colombia
Liverpool
795

All phrases are new for me and i don't know others phrases

Santiespinosa2901
29/07/2018
CO
889
points

Some but most of them I say in a party.
You are a crack, I take off my hat.


Santiespinosa2901
29/07/2018 23:29
Colombia
Chelsea
889

Some but most of them I say in a party.
You are a crack, I take off my hat.

SophCastroA
29/07/2018
CO
693
points

+All of these phrases are new for me, I have learned a lot .

+Yeah! I think we can win this!


SophCastroA
29/07/2018 22:55
Colombia
Wolverhampton Wanderers
693

+All of these phrases are new for me, I have learned a lot .

+Yeah! I think we can win this!

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FabiaCa.Ma
29/07/2018
CO
533
points

it's great


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FabiaCa.Ma
29/07/2018 22:49
Colombia
Arsenal
533

it's great

Ivanandrescaballero
29/07/2018
CO
924
points

is Amazing


Ivanandrescaballero
29/07/2018 17:36
Colombia
Manchester United
924

is Amazing

ValentinaBasto
29/07/2018
CO
627
points

Many of these phrases are really new to me, I am very interested in this, Entry! We have finally broken the stalemate!


ValentinaBasto
29/07/2018 16:36
Colombia
Leicester City
627

Many of these phrases are really new to me, I am very interested in this, Entry! We have finally broken the stalemate!

AndreaJuliana
29/07/2018
CO
246
points

I learned many sentences thanks for this


AndreaJuliana
29/07/2018 15:00
Colombia
Manchester United
246

I learned many sentences thanks for this

Santy_14
29/07/2018
CO
520
points

Good test


Santy_14
29/07/2018 02:39
Colombia
Chelsea
520

Good test

LauraPaladinezP
29/07/2018
CO
829
points

- Yes, a lot of these phrases are new for me.
- "yes! This is how it's done!".


LauraPaladinezP
29/07/2018 01:13
Colombia
Liverpool
829

- Yes, a lot of these phrases are new for me.
- "yes! This is how it's done!".

catalina2002
28/07/2018
CO
725
points

yes, all phrases are new for me and i don't know others phrases


catalina2002
28/07/2018 22:37
Colombia
Manchester United
725

yes, all phrases are new for me and i don't know others phrases

peter14167
28/07/2018
CO
594
points

-Yes, the sentences here are quite varied
-a clean sheet


peter14167
28/07/2018 21:34
Colombia
Chelsea
594

-Yes, the sentences here are quite varied
-a clean sheet

JpAn
28/07/2018
CO
774
points

What a belter!.
Come on! I think we're going to win this!.
If many of these words are new.


JpAn
28/07/2018 21:05
Colombia
Arsenal
774

What a belter!.
Come on! I think we're going to win this!.
If many of these words are new.

valeriareyes
28/07/2018
CO
658
points

yes a lot
¡come on!


valeriareyes
28/07/2018 01:54
Colombia
Liverpool
658

yes a lot
¡come on!

Checho
28/07/2018
CO
641
points

Yes, if some sentences were unknown to me as if they were pearly! and what a cookie!


Checho
28/07/2018 00:25
Colombia
Manchester City
641

Yes, if some sentences were unknown to me as if they were pearly! and what a cookie!

Geraldine Pedraza
27/07/2018
CO
513
points

This is new for me, I really did not know any of these phrases.


Geraldine Pedraza
27/07/2018 23:37
Colombia
Manchester City
513

This is new for me, I really did not know any of these phrases.

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danabrigitte
27/07/2018
CO
707
points

These are new phrases for me, I do not know other phrases


danabrigitte's picture
danabrigitte
27/07/2018 22:39
Colombia
Manchester United
707

These are new phrases for me, I do not know other phrases

Isabella Duarte
27/07/2018
CO
624
points

There are two new phrases for me
What a pearler!
What a belter!


Isabella Duarte
27/07/2018 03:45
Colombia
Chelsea
624

There are two new phrases for me
What a pearler!
What a belter!

Luanaolave's picture
Luanaolave
27/07/2018
CO
866
points

Yes, there were a few new words for me


Luanaolave's picture
Luanaolave
27/07/2018 01:06
Colombia
Manchester United
866

Yes, there were a few new words for me

AnaVictoriaMorales
26/07/2018
CO
533
points

Most are new to me
I really do not know


AnaVictoriaMorales
26/07/2018 18:49
Colombia
Chelsea
533

Most are new to me
I really do not know

MajoCh
25/07/2018
CO
833
points

Yes, many of these phrases are new to me, since my knowledge of football is very basic.
¡come on! You have to do it until the end.


MajoCh
25/07/2018 02:38
Colombia
Arsenal
833

Yes, many of these phrases are new to me, since my knowledge of football is very basic.
¡come on! You have to do it until the end.

peter14167
23/07/2018
CO
594
points

-Were any of these phrases new for you?
yes, I almost do not talk about football
-Can you tell us any other phrases connected to scoring goals?
no


peter14167
23/07/2018 23:37
Colombia
Chelsea
594

-Were any of these phrases new for you?
yes, I almost do not talk about football
-Can you tell us any other phrases connected to scoring goals?
no

AmadaMorale
21/07/2018
CO
36
points

absolutely


AmadaMorale
21/07/2018 17:53
Colombia
Manchester United
36

absolutely

danabrigitte's picture
danabrigitte
21/07/2018
CO
707
points

These are new phrases for me, I do not know other phrases


danabrigitte's picture
danabrigitte
21/07/2018 17:49
Colombia
Manchester United
707

These are new phrases for me, I do not know other phrases

isabellardi25
21/07/2018
CO
40
points

1.There are many new words for me but I try to know their meaning.
2.Come on! we should not give up
Everything is possible with God
in a minute we can change the world, come on!


isabellardi25
21/07/2018 17:30
Colombia
Arsenal
40

1.There are many new words for me but I try to know their meaning.
2.Come on! we should not give up
Everything is possible with God
in a minute we can change the world, come on!

isabellardi25
21/07/2018
CO
40
points

1.in this situation it is a moment of joy because the team will score with a goal.
2.In this situation I think we are losing because we are in the last minute.
3.in this situation we are going to win this match because the match is almost over and we are all full of emotion.
4.in this situation we are losing as it says in the writing we can change this means that we are going badly and that in the last moment we can score a goal.
5.in this situation I think we are winning because I think we have to not look back and go ahead and score with a goal in the last minute
6.in this situation we are winning because we gave everything, and at the last minute we scored a goal and we passed.


isabellardi25
21/07/2018 17:25
Colombia
Arsenal
40

1.in this situation it is a moment of joy because the team will score with a goal.
2.In this situation I think we are losing because we are in the last minute.
3.in this situation we are going to win this match because the match is almost over and we are all full of emotion.
4.in this situation we are losing as it says in the writing we can change this means that we are going badly and that in the last moment we can score a goal.
5.in this situation I think we are winning because I think we have to not look back and go ahead and score with a goal in the last minute
6.in this situation we are winning because we gave everything, and at the last minute we scored a goal and we passed.

JuanDavidA9
20/07/2018
CO
660
points

There are two new phrases for me:
-What a belter!
-What a pearler!
Task:
1-They just score at 90th minute.
2-The team is lossing and they can do a better game.
3-The time is running up and we are winning this.
4-The team is lossing but they have chance to win the game.
5-This happens when the other team dont have chance to win
6-They are changing the course of the game


JuanDavidA9
20/07/2018 17:40
Colombia
Chelsea
660

There are two new phrases for me:
-What a belter!
-What a pearler!
Task:
1-They just score at 90th minute.
2-The team is lossing and they can do a better game.
3-The time is running up and we are winning this.
4-The team is lossing but they have chance to win the game.
5-This happens when the other team dont have chance to win
6-They are changing the course of the game

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Valeria_coy
19/07/2018
CO
742
points

I think that it is a very interesting activity because it could help us to know more about The vocabulary or phrases that some people use in English when they are watching a soccer match


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Valeria_coy
19/07/2018 23:06
Colombia
Chelsea
742

I think that it is a very interesting activity because it could help us to know more about The vocabulary or phrases that some people use in English when they are watching a soccer match

VeritoCBA
18/07/2018
BO
326
points

1. It was a very interesting and productive activity for learning.
2. All the phrases were new to me.
3. My phrase is Never give up in the life.


VeritoCBA
18/07/2018 23:41
Bolivia
Liverpool
326

1. It was a very interesting and productive activity for learning.
2. All the phrases were new to me.
3. My phrase is Never give up in the life.

LuciaMartinezBañol
18/07/2018
CO
864
points

Task:
I think:
1. the situation is : they just scored.
2.the situation is: the another team is weak.
3.the situation is: the time is about to end and we are winning.
4.the situation is: the team is losing but we are not gonna surrender.
5.the situation is :when there is not a solution.
6.the situationis: the team can finally attack.


LuciaMartinezBañol
18/07/2018 03:35
Colombia
Manchester United
864

Task:
I think:
1. the situation is : they just scored.
2.the situation is: the another team is weak.
3.the situation is: the time is about to end and we are winning.
4.the situation is: the team is losing but we are not gonna surrender.
5.the situation is :when there is not a solution.
6.the situationis: the team can finally attack.

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Rich
18/07/2018
ES
439
points

A good attempt at the task, Lucia! Especially because the phrases were new for you!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team


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Rich
18/07/2018 09:04
Spain
Liverpool
439

A good attempt at the task, Lucia! Especially because the phrases were new for you!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team

LuciaMartinezBañol
18/07/2018
CO
864
points

Yes, all phreses were new for me.
No, I can't.


LuciaMartinezBañol
18/07/2018 03:14
Colombia
Manchester United
864

Yes, all phreses were new for me.
No, I can't.

FabioOrdoñez312
18/07/2018
CO
439
points

Very good way to learn English vocabulary and learn much more about football.


FabioOrdoñez312
18/07/2018 01:58
Colombia
Manchester United
439

Very good way to learn English vocabulary and learn much more about football.

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AngelDa.35
18/07/2018
CO
722
points

if he really did not know any phrase, and some related would be "very good play!"


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AngelDa.35
18/07/2018 01:20
Colombia
Manchester United
722

if he really did not know any phrase, and some related would be "very good play!"

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Luanaolave
18/07/2018
CO
866
points

Yes, there were a few new words for me


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Luanaolave
18/07/2018 00:56
Colombia
Manchester United
866

Yes, there were a few new words for me

VanessaG
17/07/2018
MX
334
points

Almost all the phrases are new for me.

TASK:
1.-That's a brilliant time to score!
The team has enought time for score

2.-We can get back into this now!
The team is losing

3.-Come on! I think we're going to win this!
The team is wining

4.-Get in! We can turn this around, you know!
New tactic

5.-There's no way back for them now!
mmm I ddon't know

6.-Get in! We've broken the deadlock at last!
mmm I ddon't know


VanessaG
17/07/2018 23:35
Mexico
Chelsea
334

Almost all the phrases are new for me.

TASK:
1.-That's a brilliant time to score!
The team has enought time for score

2.-We can get back into this now!
The team is losing

3.-Come on! I think we're going to win this!
The team is wining

4.-Get in! We can turn this around, you know!
New tactic

5.-There's no way back for them now!
mmm I ddon't know

6.-Get in! We've broken the deadlock at last!
mmm I ddon't know

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AndrewHernandez
17/07/2018
CO
-569
points

Yes, some words that I learned with these questions I did not know them and now I know them thanks.


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AndrewHernandez
17/07/2018 22:41
Colombia
Manchester City
-569

Yes, some words that I learned with these questions I did not know them and now I know them thanks.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

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