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The Goalkeeper

The Goalkeeper

 

Listen to the goalkeeper's match day and try to answer these questions:

 

 

  1. What match is it?
  2. How many goals does the goalkeeper concede?
  3. What happens in the last minute?

When you have finished, click on learn below for some pratice activities, then try the quiz.

Improve your listening

 
Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the pictures to some of the football phrases you heard in the listening.
Can you match the football words to the picture?

 

 

 
 
Activity 2: In this activity, you have to complete the gaps in the sentences. Listen again if you're not sure of the answer.
Listen again and put the words in the correct part of the text.
 

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What do you think?

Was the listening easy or difficult?
Does the goalkeeper have the most difficult job on the pitch?
What's the greatest save you've ever seen?
Who is the best goalkeeper in the world?
 

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AndrewJfk's picture
AndrewJfk
09/01/2024
ES
66
points

Listening was very easy. I don't know much about football but, I think the goalkeeper job is very stressful and hard, having to stop and save the other team's shoots other team, that's complicated.

The best goalkeeper in the world is Thibaut Courtois.


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AndrewJfk
09/01/2024 11:19
Spain
Chelsea
66

Listening was very easy. I don't know much about football but, I think the goalkeeper job is very stressful and hard, having to stop and save the other team's shoots other team, that's complicated.

The best goalkeeper in the world is Thibaut Courtois.

Gabriel Nunes
06/09/2023
BR
18
points

Listening was easy, absolutely yes, the greatest save i've ever seen was by gregory coupet, for me the best goalkeeper right now is Thibaut Courtois


Gabriel Nunes
06/09/2023 22:05
Brazil
Liverpool
18

Listening was easy, absolutely yes, the greatest save i've ever seen was by gregory coupet, for me the best goalkeeper right now is Thibaut Courtois

caner
04/12/2022
TR
12
points

Listening was easy.
Yes abseloutly does.
Taffarel saved Henry's head shoot in UEFA Cup Final match.
Buffon


caner
04/12/2022 11:16
Turkey
Liverpool
12

Listening was easy.
Yes abseloutly does.
Taffarel saved Henry's head shoot in UEFA Cup Final match.
Buffon

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Rath6180
25/11/2022
GB
759
points

I think the goal keeper has the most difficult job on the pitch. I think Becker is the best goalkeeper in the world.


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Rath6180
25/11/2022 10:15
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

I think the goal keeper has the most difficult job on the pitch. I think Becker is the best goalkeeper in the world.

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Chuecolaye
23/07/2022
AR
56
points

I think the best goalkeeper in the world now is Thibaut Courtois


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Chuecolaye
23/07/2022 12:43
Argentina
Manchester City
56

I think the best goalkeeper in the world now is Thibaut Courtois

FrankieMaro88
19/06/2022
IT
10
points

Actually the best goalkeeper for me is Alisson


FrankieMaro88
19/06/2022 09:36
Italy
Chelsea
10

Actually the best goalkeeper for me is Alisson

John Stoker
03/02/2022
ES
56
points

I think this class is good for my football vocabulary related to goalkeepers


John Stoker
03/02/2022 15:44
Spain
Chelsea
56

I think this class is good for my football vocabulary related to goalkeepers

Tomáš Sobota
02/02/2022
SK
91
points

In my opinion is the very specific position. Sometimes you don´t have any job and you have to full concentrated. When I was child I verry liked David James. Of course It wasn ´t best goalkeeper in the world, but I really liked him when he was in Pompey.


Tomáš Sobota
02/02/2022 18:04
Slovakia
Leeds United
91

In my opinion is the very specific position. Sometimes you don´t have any job and you have to full concentrated. When I was child I verry liked David James. Of course It wasn ´t best goalkeeper in the world, but I really liked him when he was in Pompey.

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Juliano
09/11/2021
BR
78
points

The listening it was easy.
I believe not, all the players on the pitch have yours responsibilities but the GKs are more exposed, because they are the last man on the defensive line, if they fail a probability to concede the goal it is big.
There is a lot incredible saves and it is hard to pick one. I will pick a save of Marcelo Grohe from Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense against Barcelona from Ecuador on Oct/25/2017 Copa Libertadores.
The best Keeper to me is Ederson Man City.


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Juliano
09/11/2021 20:08
Brazil
Manchester City
78

The listening it was easy.
I believe not, all the players on the pitch have yours responsibilities but the GKs are more exposed, because they are the last man on the defensive line, if they fail a probability to concede the goal it is big.
There is a lot incredible saves and it is hard to pick one. I will pick a save of Marcelo Grohe from Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense against Barcelona from Ecuador on Oct/25/2017 Copa Libertadores.
The best Keeper to me is Ederson Man City.

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Sarahjay
09/09/2021
LU
105
points

Very easy


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Sarahjay
09/09/2021 13:29
Luxembourg
Manchester City
105

Very easy

Ardeth_Turkey
17/05/2021
TR
11
points

easy
Yes , he does.
Taffarel was in the UEFA CUP FİNAL 2000.
Fernando Muslera


Ardeth_Turkey
17/05/2021 13:57
Turkey
Liverpool
11

easy
Yes , he does.
Taffarel was in the UEFA CUP FİNAL 2000.
Fernando Muslera

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Mo'men Mohammed
04/05/2021
EG
438
points

- It was easy.
- Of course the goalkeepers have the most difficult job in the football career.
- The greatest save i've ever seen is for "Marc-André ter Stegen" against sevilla.
- Also "Marc-André ter Stegen".


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Mo'men Mohammed
04/05/2021 11:59
Egypt
Arsenal
438

- It was easy.
- Of course the goalkeepers have the most difficult job in the football career.
- The greatest save i've ever seen is for "Marc-André ter Stegen" against sevilla.
- Also "Marc-André ter Stegen".

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Gabriel Amaral
08/03/2021
BR
1512
points

It was easy!!
I don't thnk he does. Actually I think that everybody at the pitch has your own difficulties.
It was Dida's double penalty safe against São Paulo FC in 1998.
I think FC Bayern's Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world.


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Gabriel Amaral
08/03/2021 16:50
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

It was easy!!
I don't thnk he does. Actually I think that everybody at the pitch has your own difficulties.
It was Dida's double penalty safe against São Paulo FC in 1998.
I think FC Bayern's Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world.

laulauu49
26/01/2021
FR
75
points

good !


laulauu49
26/01/2021 15:24
France
Tottenham Hotspur
75

good !

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AbdlRhman
16/12/2020
EG
219
points

It's easy


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AbdlRhman
16/12/2020 13:48
Egypt
Manchester City
219

It's easy

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julietthor
10/12/2020
MY
222
points

The listening was easy.
No, he doesn't.
When Gordon Banks made a save of the century against Brazil.
The best goalkeeper in the world is Edwin Van Der Sar from Manchester United.


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julietthor
10/12/2020 04:24
Malaysia
Chelsea
222

The listening was easy.
No, he doesn't.
When Gordon Banks made a save of the century against Brazil.
The best goalkeeper in the world is Edwin Van Der Sar from Manchester United.

Giammi76
29/10/2020
IT
83
points

Ok


Giammi76
29/10/2020 23:05
Italy
Liverpool
83

Ok

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alejocaal92
16/09/2020
CO
81
points

The listening is ever difficult , why is very fast.


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alejocaal92
16/09/2020 04:35
Colombia
Manchester United
81

The listening is ever difficult , why is very fast.

Kendu's picture
Kendu
06/05/2020
NG
14
points

listening was not loud enough


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Kendu
06/05/2020 15:19
Nigeria
Manchester City
14

listening was not loud enough

Rich's picture
Rich
06/05/2020
ES
594
points

Hi Kendu,

Thanks for your message and I'm sorry if you've been having a few problems with the audio for this lesson. I've just had a listen and it seems that it's at more or less the same volume as other audio files in this series. Have you been having problems with other lessons or just this one?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
06/05/2020 15:26
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Kendu,

Thanks for your message and I'm sorry if you've been having a few problems with the audio for this lesson. I've just had a listen and it seems that it's at more or less the same volume as other audio files in this series. Have you been having problems with other lessons or just this one?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

DavidVentura93
02/05/2020
PE
26
points

Good Job!


DavidVentura93
02/05/2020 04:30
Peru
Liverpool
26

Good Job!

mraschford
29/04/2020
FR
55
points

Question 5 is ambiguous. We don't know if "his" is the player or the goalkeeper.


mraschford
29/04/2020 16:53
France
Manchester United
55

Question 5 is ambiguous. We don't know if "his" is the player or the goalkeeper.

Rich's picture
Rich
30/04/2020
ES
594
points

Hi there mraschford,

I agree that it's not totally clear but the answers refer to the question so we are talking about the player and the player's right or left.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
30/04/2020 09:41
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi there mraschford,

I agree that it's not totally clear but the answers refer to the question so we are talking about the player and the player's right or left.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020
HU
3396
points

It was easy.
Yes he does.
The greates save what i've ever seen is a Manuel Neuer's safe.
The best goalkeeper is Edvin Van Der Saar in the World.


Gergő Nagy
24/03/2020 08:39
Hungary
Chelsea
3396

It was easy.
Yes he does.
The greates save what i've ever seen is a Manuel Neuer's safe.
The best goalkeeper is Edvin Van Der Saar in the World.

Czarek54321
14/02/2020
PL
314
points

Very easy ;)


Czarek54321
14/02/2020 17:44
Poland
Manchester City
314

Very easy ;)

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jjosebadillo
21/11/2019
MX
435
points

Was easy
yes, its de most dificult
Gordon banks to pele
Ter stegen


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jjosebadillo
21/11/2019 05:37
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
435

Was easy
yes, its de most dificult
Gordon banks to pele
Ter stegen

f.agadr
22/10/2019
MA
17
points

Good.
It was not so difficult.


f.agadr
22/10/2019 12:02
Morocco
Arsenal
17

Good.
It was not so difficult.

IDF
30/09/2019
ES
58
points

It was easy


IDF
30/09/2019 16:49
Spain
Leeds United
58

It was easy

stevewankou
27/08/2019
US
97
points

the listening was easy
the goalkeeper didn't have the most difficult job his team played very well
my greatest save I've ever seen it was the save of juventus's goalkeeper during the final of champion versus barcelona in 2015
for me the best goalkeeper in the word is Marc-André ter Stegen(goal keeper of barcelona)


stevewankou
27/08/2019 16:42
United States
Liverpool
97

the listening was easy
the goalkeeper didn't have the most difficult job his team played very well
my greatest save I've ever seen it was the save of juventus's goalkeeper during the final of champion versus barcelona in 2015
for me the best goalkeeper in the word is Marc-André ter Stegen(goal keeper of barcelona)

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HarshG
22/08/2019
IN
49
points

Easy. Yes. The goal saved by David de Gea of Manchester United against Chelsea. That shot was kicked by Emerson. The best goalkeeper in the world is David de Gea of Manchester United.


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HarshG
22/08/2019 13:16
India
Manchester United
49

Easy. Yes. The goal saved by David de Gea of Manchester United against Chelsea. That shot was kicked by Emerson. The best goalkeeper in the world is David de Gea of Manchester United.

Tee
14/08/2019
JP
309
points

Yeah, it's easy for me.
I think all positions same as difficult.
I saw it maybe the Asia cup in the final.
It's Japan vs other on penalty kick.

Campos who ex Mexico soccer roots.


Tee
14/08/2019 03:20
Japan
Manchester City
309

Yeah, it's easy for me.
I think all positions same as difficult.
I saw it maybe the Asia cup in the final.
It's Japan vs other on penalty kick.

Campos who ex Mexico soccer roots.

Crisp87
16/07/2019
AR
264
points

Ready


Crisp87
16/07/2019 12:11
Argentina
Liverpool
264

Ready

Crisp87
16/07/2019
AR
264
points

Good listen!!


Crisp87
16/07/2019 12:07
Argentina
Liverpool
264

Good listen!!

Torofootball
14/06/2019
MX
120
points

Ready


Torofootball
14/06/2019 03:16
Mexico
Manchester United
120

Ready

Torofootball
14/06/2019
MX
120
points

As always it has been easy to understand the audio.
Talking about the most difficult job on the pitch, the goalkeeper’s one has to be one of the most but just behind being referee.
The best save I’ve ever seen was when Uruguay’s goalkeeper Robert Dante Siboldi saved a ball at the left post and in the blink of an eye he was saving another ball at the right post. It was a sensational save.
Guillermo Ochoa the Mexican goalkeeper or Spaniard David de Gea are in my opinion the best currently playing.


Torofootball
14/06/2019 03:08
Mexico
Manchester United
120

As always it has been easy to understand the audio.
Talking about the most difficult job on the pitch, the goalkeeper’s one has to be one of the most but just behind being referee.
The best save I’ve ever seen was when Uruguay’s goalkeeper Robert Dante Siboldi saved a ball at the left post and in the blink of an eye he was saving another ball at the right post. It was a sensational save.
Guillermo Ochoa the Mexican goalkeeper or Spaniard David de Gea are in my opinion the best currently playing.

pizzy78
03/06/2019
IT
21
points

The listening was quite easy.
I don't know if the goalkeeper is the most difficult job on the pitch, I think it depends on our owns features.


pizzy78
03/06/2019 19:08
Italy
Chelsea
21

The listening was quite easy.
I don't know if the goalkeeper is the most difficult job on the pitch, I think it depends on our owns features.

narisu
27/03/2019
CN
19
points

The listening was relatively easy for me. But I like it. Yes, I think goal keeper is very hard job, because people remember you when you lose the ball, not you save the ball. In my opinion, Barca goal keeper is the best in the world right now.


narisu
27/03/2019 23:02
China
Manchester City
19

The listening was relatively easy for me. But I like it. Yes, I think goal keeper is very hard job, because people remember you when you lose the ball, not you save the ball. In my opinion, Barca goal keeper is the best in the world right now.

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ldzingirai
23/03/2019
ZW
1745
points

De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world.I don't think goalkeeper's have tough jobs. They have two or three defenders to assist them.At times,they had to face penalty shoot-out alone.

Task

1. It was a semi-final match.
2. The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet,no goals were scored.
3.In the final minute,the opposition team had a penalty, luckily the golie saved it.


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ldzingirai
23/03/2019 04:16
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1745

De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world.I don't think goalkeeper's have tough jobs. They have two or three defenders to assist them.At times,they had to face penalty shoot-out alone.

Task

1. It was a semi-final match.
2. The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet,no goals were scored.
3.In the final minute,the opposition team had a penalty, luckily the golie saved it.

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vanmanh
19/03/2019
VN
123
points

I think my listening were improved so much. And the voice also easy for the listening. I'm very excited.


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vanmanh
19/03/2019 08:52
Vietnam
Liverpool
123

I think my listening were improved so much. And the voice also easy for the listening. I'm very excited.

karbo11
12/03/2019
PL
14
points

ok


karbo11
12/03/2019 12:30
Poland
Chelsea
14

ok

Raphael13
03/02/2019
FR
17
points

Easy


Raphael13
03/02/2019 12:06
France
Manchester City
17

Easy

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Achilles
14/01/2019
GR
69
points

The listening activity was difficult.
The goalkeeper has the most difficult job because he has to focus on the pitch. Courtois is the most famous goalkeeper in the world:)


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Achilles
14/01/2019 13:08
Greece
Chelsea
69

The listening activity was difficult.
The goalkeeper has the most difficult job because he has to focus on the pitch. Courtois is the most famous goalkeeper in the world:)

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bao1960
12/12/2018
VN
430
points

great.


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bao1960
12/12/2018 06:41
Vietnam
Manchester United
430

great.

hipchin
27/11/2018
JP
47
points

I think the listening was just right for me.

Yes, I think.

I have no idea.

David de Gea. From Manchester United.He is my favorite goalkeeper.


hipchin
27/11/2018 23:29
Japan
Manchester United
47

I think the listening was just right for me.

Yes, I think.

I have no idea.

David de Gea. From Manchester United.He is my favorite goalkeeper.

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Rich
28/11/2018
ES
594
points

HI Hipchin,

David De Gea is a fantastic goalkeeper. I think he's the best in the Premier League. He made a brilliant save in last night's Champions League match against Young Boys from Switzerland. Did you see it?

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
28/11/2018 08:01
Spain
Liverpool
594

HI Hipchin,

David De Gea is a fantastic goalkeeper. I think he's the best in the Premier League. He made a brilliant save in last night's Champions League match against Young Boys from Switzerland. Did you see it?

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Sakibars
28/09/2018
BD
18
points

The listening was easy and understandable.
Yes, the goalkeeper has the most difficult job on the pitch. Because they have to always open their eyes whether the ball is coming to him.
I have seen the save of Oliver Kahn against Valencia in the penalty shoot-out in 2001 UEFA Champions League Final.
According to me, Oliver Kahn is one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football.


Sakibars
28/09/2018 14:45
Bangladesh
Arsenal
18

The listening was easy and understandable.
Yes, the goalkeeper has the most difficult job on the pitch. Because they have to always open their eyes whether the ball is coming to him.
I have seen the save of Oliver Kahn against Valencia in the penalty shoot-out in 2001 UEFA Champions League Final.
According to me, Oliver Kahn is one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football.

kiki
16/07/2018
ID
16
points

the listening was not really difficult. the best goalkeeper in the world is not karius


kiki
16/07/2018 08:35
Indonesia
Liverpool
16

the listening was not really difficult. the best goalkeeper in the world is not karius

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Khalidou1979
12/07/2018
DZ
9
points

The listening wasn't difficult.
And I think yes The goalkeeper has the most difficult job on the pitch because he should stay focused on the match.
When I was young, I saw a magnificent save form a Colombian goalkeeper his name is Rene Igueta and now we applying this save " Scorpion gesture ”.
In this world cup I mean in Russia, I think the goalkeeper of England Pickford is the best one


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Khalidou1979
12/07/2018 07:09
Algeria
Manchester United
9

The listening wasn't difficult.
And I think yes The goalkeeper has the most difficult job on the pitch because he should stay focused on the match.
When I was young, I saw a magnificent save form a Colombian goalkeeper his name is Rene Igueta and now we applying this save " Scorpion gesture ”.
In this world cup I mean in Russia, I think the goalkeeper of England Pickford is the best one

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Rich
12/07/2018
ES
594
points

Hi Khalidou1979

Yes, I remember Rene Higuita with his scorpion kick. He was a  very flamboyant goalkeeper!

I hope you enjoy the website.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
12/07/2018 08:44
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Khalidou1979

Yes, I remember Rene Higuita with his scorpion kick. He was a  very flamboyant goalkeeper!

I hope you enjoy the website.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Juanesbermeo
12/07/2018
CO
598
points

A


Juanesbermeo
12/07/2018 03:41
Colombia
Arsenal
598

A

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