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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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lauraamayav
17/07/2018
CO
921
points

Some, others are new to me.


lauraamayav
17/07/2018 22:24
Colombia
Arsenal
921

Some, others are new to me.

nataliahurtado
17/07/2018
CO
756
points

Yes, there were a few new words for me


nataliahurtado
17/07/2018 21:52
Colombia
Manchester United
756

Yes, there were a few new words for me

AndreaJuliana
17/07/2018
CO
246
points

WHAT A GOOD WAY TO LEARN VOCABULARY IN ENGLISH AND GENERAL CULTURE.


AndreaJuliana
17/07/2018 20:59
Colombia
Manchester United
246

WHAT A GOOD WAY TO LEARN VOCABULARY IN ENGLISH AND GENERAL CULTURE.

Juanesbermeo
17/07/2018
CO
598
points

Yes, there were a few new words for me.


Juanesbermeo
17/07/2018 02:48
Colombia
Arsenal
598

Yes, there were a few new words for me.

PresentStudent
16/07/2018
CO
635
points

All phrases that they teach are new for me.
No, sorry.


PresentStudent
16/07/2018 23:24
Colombia
Chelsea
635

All phrases that they teach are new for me.
No, sorry.

isabella13.it's picture
isabella13.it
16/07/2018
CO
822
points

No phrase is new to me, because Colombian narrators are very creative and expressive, so I could say that I heard them in Spanish.


isabella13.it's picture
isabella13.it
16/07/2018 23:11
Colombia
Arsenal
822

No phrase is new to me, because Colombian narrators are very creative and expressive, so I could say that I heard them in Spanish.

Briyith Medina's picture
Briyith Medina
16/07/2018
CO
212
points

Yes, some sentences were new to me


Briyith Medina's picture
Briyith Medina
16/07/2018 22:38
Colombia
Chelsea
212

Yes, some sentences were new to me

LauraDanielaAriza
16/07/2018
CO
817
points

TASK
The situation that would occur in the game when listening to phrases like: That's a brilliant time to score !, We can get back into this now! Come on! I think we're going to win this !, Get in! We can turn this around, you know!, There's no way back for them now! or Get in! We've broken the deadlock at last! It would be a game in which the team was losing the game, but in which several chances are presented to score goals which the team takes advantage of, achieving
that the team and the fanatics resume the hopes, changing the course of the game with the initiative of the team and finally winning the game.

Were any of these phrases new for you?:
Yes, of the phrases shown in this text, most of the phrases and expressions are new to me, but they are interesting and increase the passion of football.

Can you tell us any other phrases connected to scoring goals?

Other phrases related to the topic could be:
we did it!
we overcome the obstacle!
we are champions!


LauraDanielaAriza
16/07/2018 21:25
Colombia
Manchester United
817

TASK
The situation that would occur in the game when listening to phrases like: That's a brilliant time to score !, We can get back into this now! Come on! I think we're going to win this !, Get in! We can turn this around, you know!, There's no way back for them now! or Get in! We've broken the deadlock at last! It would be a game in which the team was losing the game, but in which several chances are presented to score goals which the team takes advantage of, achieving
that the team and the fanatics resume the hopes, changing the course of the game with the initiative of the team and finally winning the game.

Were any of these phrases new for you?:
Yes, of the phrases shown in this text, most of the phrases and expressions are new to me, but they are interesting and increase the passion of football.

Can you tell us any other phrases connected to scoring goals?

Other phrases related to the topic could be:
we did it!
we overcome the obstacle!
we are champions!

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Luanaolave
16/07/2018
CO
866
points

Good words


Luanaolave's picture
Luanaolave
16/07/2018 21:19
Colombia
Manchester United
866

Good words

keren jemima torres's picture
keren jemima torres
16/07/2018
CO
-890
points

1. Sí. Algunas de estas frases eran nuevas para mí.
2.-¡Somos campeones!
-Tenemos poco para pasar a la siguiente ronda
Tarea
Para responder a la pregunta de la tarea, un equipo estaba perdiendo el juego, luego empató y al final ganaron. A eso se refieren las frases.


keren jemima torres's picture
keren jemima torres
16/07/2018 20:28
Colombia
Manchester United
-890

1. Sí. Algunas de estas frases eran nuevas para mí.
2.-¡Somos campeones!
-Tenemos poco para pasar a la siguiente ronda
Tarea
Para responder a la pregunta de la tarea, un equipo estaba perdiendo el juego, luego empató y al final ganaron. A eso se refieren las frases.

keren jemima torres's picture
keren jemima torres
31/07/2018
CO
-890
points

1. Yes. Some of these phrases were new to me.
2.-We are champions!
-We have little to go to the next round
Homework
To answer the question of the task, a team was losing the game, then tied and in the end they won. That's what the phrases refer to.


keren jemima torres's picture
keren jemima torres
31/07/2018 23:37
Colombia
Manchester United
-890

1. Yes. Some of these phrases were new to me.
2.-We are champions!
-We have little to go to the next round
Homework
To answer the question of the task, a team was losing the game, then tied and in the end they won. That's what the phrases refer to.

admin's picture
admin
16/07/2018
GB
334
points

Hi Keren

Could you please comment in English?

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


admin's picture
admin
16/07/2018 20:29
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

Hi Keren

Could you please comment in English?

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

Sebastian Triviño Medina's picture
Sebastian Trivi...
16/07/2018
CO
995
points

No phrase is new to me


Sebastian Triviño Medina's picture
Sebastian Trivi...
16/07/2018 20:04
Colombia
Manchester United
995

No phrase is new to me

MariamRA
15/07/2018
BO
590
points

Yes, they were.
We usually say 'that was art' to celebrate a beautiful goal.


MariamRA
15/07/2018 19:55
Bolivia
Manchester United
590

Yes, they were.
We usually say 'that was art' to celebrate a beautiful goal.

Leonelsits
15/07/2018
BO
8
points

I do not more phrases


Leonelsits
15/07/2018 16:18
Bolivia
Chelsea
8

I do not more phrases

Ivanandrescaballero
15/07/2018
CO
924
points

Ir was a bit complicate


Ivanandrescaballero
15/07/2018 15:41
Colombia
Manchester United
924

Ir was a bit complicate

pamelastic
15/07/2018
BO
364
points

Interesting


pamelastic
15/07/2018 03:37
Bolivia
Swansea City
364

Interesting

lauraamayav
14/07/2018
CO
921
points

Yes. I already knew those phrases.
-We are champions!
-Little is missing to move on to the next round!


lauraamayav
14/07/2018 17:34
Colombia
Arsenal
921

Yes. I already knew those phrases.
-We are champions!
-Little is missing to move on to the next round!

lauraamayav
14/07/2018
CO
921
points

1. Yes. Some of these phrases were new to me.
2. -We are champions!
-We have little to go to the next round
Task
To answer the question of the task, a team was losing the game, then tied and in the end they won. That's what the phrases refer to.


lauraamayav
14/07/2018 17:21
Colombia
Arsenal
921

1. Yes. Some of these phrases were new to me.
2. -We are champions!
-We have little to go to the next round
Task
To answer the question of the task, a team was losing the game, then tied and in the end they won. That's what the phrases refer to.

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
14/07/2018
UZ
121
points

it was fun


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
14/07/2018 08:20
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

it was fun

ValentinaCalderónC
14/07/2018
CO
875
points

Yes, some of these phrases I knew but I do not know more phrases


ValentinaCalderónC
14/07/2018 00:35
Colombia
Crystal Palace
875

Yes, some of these phrases I knew but I do not know more phrases

BETTYCBA
13/07/2018
BO
77
points

yes.I can.But this phrases are hard.


BETTYCBA
13/07/2018 19:35
Bolivia
Arsenal
77

yes.I can.But this phrases are hard.

BETTYCBA
13/07/2018
BO
77
points

yes.I can.But this phrases are hard.


BETTYCBA
13/07/2018 19:30
Bolivia
Arsenal
77

yes.I can.But this phrases are hard.

BETTYCBA
13/07/2018
BO
77
points

Yes.I was.It was a bit complicated


BETTYCBA
13/07/2018 18:09
Bolivia
Arsenal
77

Yes.I was.It was a bit complicated

Edu1603
13/07/2018
BO
612
points

1.- Yes, I did not know all these words.
2.- No, I can't, I don't know other phrases.


Edu1603
13/07/2018 02:27
Bolivia
Chelsea
612

1.- Yes, I did not know all these words.
2.- No, I can't, I don't know other phrases.

CarlaC18
12/07/2018
BO
554
points

- Yes, all phrases are new for me.
- I don't know others phrases.


CarlaC18
12/07/2018 21:46
Bolivia
Chelsea
554

- Yes, all phrases are new for me.
- I don't know others phrases.

gabita's picture
gabita
12/07/2018
BO
16
points

i don't know more phrases


gabita's picture
gabita
12/07/2018 21:31
Bolivia
Swansea City
16

i don't know more phrases

khaibit Anez
12/07/2018
BO
354
points

-Yes all phrases are new for me .


khaibit Anez
12/07/2018 21:26
Bolivia
Manchester United
354

-Yes all phrases are new for me .

daniele
12/07/2018
BO
226
points

this is a new for me (That's an asolute pearler)
wonderful goal¡


daniele
12/07/2018 20:53
Bolivia
Manchester United
226

this is a new for me (That's an asolute pearler)
wonderful goal¡

Joanbarra
12/07/2018
BO
32
points

No, these were not
No, I can not


Joanbarra
12/07/2018 20:30
Bolivia
Arsenal
32

No, these were not
No, I can not

RodrigoMc
12/07/2018
BO
59
points

No, these weren't.
No, I don't know other phrases connected to scoring goals.


RodrigoMc
12/07/2018 17:20
Bolivia
Manchester United
59

No, these weren't.
No, I don't know other phrases connected to scoring goals.

gabriel99salvatierra
11/07/2018
BO
288
points

1. YES, Some phrases are new for me and some not
2. what a nice shot!


gabriel99salvatierra
11/07/2018 23:52
Bolivia
Everton
288

1. YES, Some phrases are new for me and some not
2. what a nice shot!

gabriel99salvatierra
11/07/2018
BO
288
points

1. Yes, some phrase are new for me
2. What a nice shot!


gabriel99salvatierra
11/07/2018 23:49
Bolivia
Everton
288

1. Yes, some phrase are new for me
2. What a nice shot!

Ashly
11/07/2018
BO
616
points

I think it was interesting and if some of The phrases were new to me


Ashly
11/07/2018 21:23
Bolivia
Swansea City
616

I think it was interesting and if some of The phrases were new to me

Nisttahuz's picture
Nisttahuz
11/07/2018
BO
45
points

Belter is new for me.


Nisttahuz's picture
Nisttahuz
11/07/2018 17:25
Bolivia
Huddersfield Town
45

Belter is new for me.

Daniel Villalon
10/07/2018
PE
25
points

Yes.
No.


Daniel Villalon
10/07/2018 15:41
Peru
Manchester City
25

Yes.
No.

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Naomi Ruiz
09/07/2018
EC
181
points

Almost all phrases are new to me and I do not know more phrases.
:)


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Naomi Ruiz
09/07/2018 18:09
Ecuador
Manchester United
181

Almost all phrases are new to me and I do not know more phrases.
:)

nando
07/07/2018
BO
466
points

yes all phrases are new for me
I don't know


nando
07/07/2018 21:36
Bolivia
Manchester United
466

yes all phrases are new for me
I don't know

john486
04/07/2018
BO
71
points

1.All were new for me.
2. Yes I can.


john486
04/07/2018 16:38
Bolivia
Manchester United
71

1.All were new for me.
2. Yes I can.

Merian Ivette
03/07/2018
BO
462
points

1.- All the phrases are new for me.
2.- No, i can’t because i don’t know more.


Merian Ivette
03/07/2018 04:07
Bolivia
Manchester United
462

1.- All the phrases are new for me.
2.- No, i can’t because i don’t know more.

Ramiro51
02/07/2018
BO
261
points

1. All of them are new for me.
2. No, I cannot.


Ramiro51
02/07/2018 17:07
Bolivia
Manchester City
261

1. All of them are new for me.
2. No, I cannot.

Fabianasotomayor
02/07/2018
BO
38
points

1-. Yes, all was a new and interesting phrases for me.
2-. No, I can´t.


Fabianasotomayor
02/07/2018 14:12
Bolivia
Everton
38

1-. Yes, all was a new and interesting phrases for me.
2-. No, I can´t.

Yanissa.A.E
02/07/2018
BO
383
points

yes, some phrases were new

I don´t know other phrases


Yanissa.A.E
02/07/2018 14:11
Bolivia
Manchester United
383

yes, some phrases were new

I don´t know other phrases

valetg
02/07/2018
BO
80
points

1.- Yes, all was a new phrases for me
2.- I can't because i don't know any


valetg
02/07/2018 03:14
Bolivia
Manchester United
80

1.- Yes, all was a new phrases for me
2.- I can't because i don't know any

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atoosh
01/07/2018
JO
7
points

Yeah , new phrases


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atoosh
01/07/2018 10:52
Jordan
Manchester City
7

Yeah , new phrases

Paola GV
01/07/2018
BO
672
points

Yes, these phrases were new for me.
I do not know any phrase, sorry.


Paola GV
01/07/2018 02:32
Bolivia
Chelsea
672

Yes, these phrases were new for me.
I do not know any phrase, sorry.

Paola GV
01/07/2018
BO
672
points

Yes, these phrases were new for me.
I do not know any phrase, sorry.


Paola GV
01/07/2018 02:05
Bolivia
Chelsea
672

Yes, these phrases were new for me.
I do not know any phrase, sorry.

Jhasi02
30/06/2018
BO
208
points

>Yes, some phrases were unknown for me.
>In my family, we "scream" very laughter: Gooooool!!!! (sometimes, we exaggerate xd)

<"Task"> The majority phrases are when the team is winning (I think that...I hope not to be wrong...)


Jhasi02
30/06/2018 22:56
Bolivia
Chelsea
208

>Yes, some phrases were unknown for me.
>In my family, we "scream" very laughter: Gooooool!!!! (sometimes, we exaggerate xd)

<"Task"> The majority phrases are when the team is winning (I think that...I hope not to be wrong...)

Belensaa
29/06/2018
BO
702
points

Many of the last expressions are new for me.


Belensaa
29/06/2018 19:50
Bolivia
Manchester City
702

Many of the last expressions are new for me.

BETTYCBA
29/06/2018
BO
77
points

Some phrases were complicated to understand.


BETTYCBA
29/06/2018 18:38
Bolivia
Arsenal
77

Some phrases were complicated to understand.

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

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