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The Cup

The Cup

How well do you know football vocabulary?

This Football English lesson presents, practises and tests 10 football words that are related to cup competitions.

  1. cup
  2. cup tie
  3. derby
  4. final
  5. friendlies
  6. group stage
  7. qualifiers
  8. quarter-finals
  9. semi-final
  10. the draw

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 cup tie that is also a derby match is always extra exciting.
 
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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Sayed Moein Hamedi's picture
Sayed Moein Hamedi
02/04/2024
AF
72
points

interesting


Sayed Moein Hamedi's picture
Sayed Moein Hamedi
02/04/2024 19:34
Afghanistan
Chelsea
72

interesting

wuhuaibao
08/01/2024
HK
53
points

very good


wuhuaibao
08/01/2024 03:31
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Arsenal
53

very good

YuriiPrado's picture
YuriiPrado
03/01/2024
BR
257
points

I got 10 from 10. It's very good.

Could someone help me understand the diference between "Cup Tie" vs "Knockouts"?


YuriiPrado's picture
YuriiPrado
03/01/2024 19:09
Brazil
Liverpool
257

I got 10 from 10. It's very good.

Could someone help me understand the diference between "Cup Tie" vs "Knockouts"?

Jack Radford's picture
Jack Radford
05/01/2024
GB
22
points

That's a good question. I had always thought that a cup tie was just a fixture in a cup competition. So in the World Cup, there is a group stage and a knockout stage. I would have referred to all the fixtures as World Cup ties, but some dictionaries say that a cup tie is a deciding contest so that would mean that the losing team is knocked out. 

We also talk about ties more generally and just mean a fixture or a match between two clubs. In the Champions League, the ties involve two games; a home leg and an away leg.

Thanks


Jack Radford's picture
Jack Radford
05/01/2024 10:36
United Kingdom
Arsenal
22

That's a good question. I had always thought that a cup tie was just a fixture in a cup competition. So in the World Cup, there is a group stage and a knockout stage. I would have referred to all the fixtures as World Cup ties, but some dictionaries say that a cup tie is a deciding contest so that would mean that the losing team is knocked out. 

We also talk about ties more generally and just mean a fixture or a match between two clubs. In the Champions League, the ties involve two games; a home leg and an away leg.

Thanks

fernandojunior's picture
fernandojunior
31/12/2023
BR
64
points

10 from 10. I start thinking I'm ready to be a commentator on Sky Sports Channel


fernandojunior's picture
fernandojunior
31/12/2023 01:09
Brazil
Liverpool
64

10 from 10. I start thinking I'm ready to be a commentator on Sky Sports Channel

SALAR 888's picture
SALAR 888
09/12/2023
IR
132
points

9 from 10 ..not bad


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SALAR 888
09/12/2023 15:08
Iran
Manchester City
132

9 from 10 ..not bad

urfavsong
02/12/2023
ID
70
points

Woohoo! I got 10/10


urfavsong
02/12/2023 17:05
Indonesia
Liverpool
70

Woohoo! I got 10/10

honny
20/11/2023
KR
79
points

Very good. I've got nine points


honny
20/11/2023 07:53
South Korea
Brentford
79

Very good. I've got nine points

honny
20/11/2023
KR
79
points

It was so interesting!I got nine points.


honny
20/11/2023 07:46
South Korea
Brentford
79

It was so interesting!I got nine points.

JUANLUIS-7
19/11/2023
MX
10
points

There are words that I didn't know but I did it well


JUANLUIS-7
19/11/2023 23:11
Mexico
Liverpool
10

There are words that I didn't know but I did it well

RENAN AUGUSTO WEBER
16/11/2023
BR
43
points

Very good.


RENAN AUGUSTO WEBER
16/11/2023 13:00
Brazil
Manchester City
43

Very good.

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RODL
02/11/2023
ES
236
points

There are words i did not know.


RODL's picture
RODL
02/11/2023 11:23
Spain
Liverpool
236

There are words i did not know.

Jess.L's picture
Jess.L
16/10/2023
CN
64
points

cool


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Jess.L
16/10/2023 12:18
China
Manchester City
64

cool

AquinoFC
04/10/2023
BR
436
points

I did it without reading


AquinoFC
04/10/2023 18:54
Brazil
Chelsea
436

I did it without reading

AnggaKusumadinata
29/09/2023
ID
42
points

Wow it's so nice to do


AnggaKusumadinata
29/09/2023 08:08
Indonesia
Manchester City
42

Wow it's so nice to do

Tommyssein67
21/09/2023
IR
128
points

It was quite hard for me


Tommyssein67
21/09/2023 09:30
Iran
Liverpool
128

It was quite hard for me

Debuchy00
11/09/2023
PL
54
points

Difficult quiz for me.


Debuchy00
11/09/2023 12:19
Poland
Arsenal
54

Difficult quiz for me.

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Sebastián SR
04/08/2023
PE
43
points

l did great again


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Sebastián SR
04/08/2023 17:20
Peru
Liverpool
43

l did great again

Bolor
04/08/2023
MY
53
points

Thanks


Bolor
04/08/2023 03:48
Malaysia
Leicester City
53

Thanks

Bolor
04/08/2023
MY
53
points

i enjoyed a lot


Bolor
04/08/2023 03:43
Malaysia
Leicester City
53

i enjoyed a lot

F.FADUL
02/08/2023
GB
87
points

I love this although I got one answer wrong


F.FADUL
02/08/2023 17:32
United Kingdom
Manchester City
87

I love this although I got one answer wrong

yuhaozhen
15/07/2023
CN
-542
points

good


yuhaozhen
15/07/2023 03:47
China
Manchester City
-542

good

Salar33's picture
Salar33
16/06/2023
IR
98
points

From 10 I took 7


Salar33's picture
Salar33
16/06/2023 18:26
Iran
Manchester City
98

From 10 I took 7

Vamos Chuck
07/06/2023
CN
52
points

great


Vamos Chuck
07/06/2023 21:56
China
Arsenal
52

great

mirac's picture
mirac
09/05/2023
TR
-613
points

cup ties?


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mirac
09/05/2023 08:23
Turkey
Manchester City
-613

cup ties?

davidramz95
09/05/2023
US
58
points

I have a little knowledge about it, but I would like to know all the football words. Is a really good way to learn


davidramz95
09/05/2023 01:54
United States
Liverpool
58

I have a little knowledge about it, but I would like to know all the football words. Is a really good way to learn

diego.2516's picture
diego.2516
30/04/2023
BR
58
points

Good exercises


diego.2516's picture
diego.2516
30/04/2023 07:14
Brazil
Liverpool
58

Good exercises

odk
25/04/2023
TR
42
points

good activity


odk
25/04/2023 20:21
Turkey
Liverpool
42

good activity

Onkessai
17/04/2023
JP
11
points

Good


Onkessai
17/04/2023 06:24
Japan
Manchester City
11

Good

Gabriel Toro
01/03/2023
MX
71
points

great activity


Gabriel Toro
01/03/2023 06:14
Mexico
Manchester United
71

great activity

centuricri
28/02/2023
IT
218
points

I did it well


centuricri
28/02/2023 21:20
Italy
Liverpool
218

I did it well

centuricri
28/02/2023
IT
218
points

I did it well


centuricri
28/02/2023 21:17
Italy
Liverpool
218

I did it well

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Denis2000
26/01/2023
BY
690
points

I've got it well


Denis2000's picture
Denis2000
26/01/2023 08:39
Belarus
Tottenham Hotspur
690

I've got it well

Rath6180's picture
Rath6180
17/11/2022
GB
759
points

Smashed it!


Rath6180's picture
Rath6180
17/11/2022 10:11
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

Smashed it!

orogersilva's picture
orogersilva
02/10/2022
BR
42
points

Cool!


orogersilva's picture
orogersilva
02/10/2022 20:52
Brazil
Liverpool
42

Cool!

Hermosillo Moreno
09/09/2022
MX
69
points

Im ready to do more exercises. Thanks blessings from Mexico


Hermosillo Moreno
09/09/2022 19:24
Mexico
Chelsea
69

Im ready to do more exercises. Thanks blessings from Mexico

ghassan jaradat
09/08/2022
PS
93
points

I think it's very good, all of the words were clear to me.


ghassan jaradat
09/08/2022 09:50
Palestinian Territory
Arsenal
93

I think it's very good, all of the words were clear to me.

Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
19/07/2022
SO
357
points

Hello dear team, I trust you are doing better. I would like to know more about what a cup tie is? Thanks.


Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
19/07/2022 12:37
Somalia
Chelsea
357

Hello dear team, I trust you are doing better. I would like to know more about what a cup tie is? Thanks.

admin's picture
admin
20/07/2022
GB
560
points

Hi Taher Koshen

A cup tie is a phrase that means a fixture in a cup competition. When a club is set to play in a competition, they are said to be tied with another team, meaning the match with the other team has been arranged. So a match in the FA Cup between Manchester United and Liverpool that's due to take place in the future could be described as a cup tie.

I hope that helps

Thanks

Jack


admin's picture
admin
20/07/2022 14:48
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Taher Koshen

A cup tie is a phrase that means a fixture in a cup competition. When a club is set to play in a competition, they are said to be tied with another team, meaning the match with the other team has been arranged. So a match in the FA Cup between Manchester United and Liverpool that's due to take place in the future could be described as a cup tie.

I hope that helps

Thanks

Jack

uberargolo@gmail.com
06/07/2022
BR
152
points

activit very cool


uberargolo@gmail.com
06/07/2022 20:35
Brazil
Arsenal
152

activit very cool

Daniel_06
01/07/2022
MX
758
points

Easy points, looking forward for that top 100


Daniel_06
01/07/2022 22:39
Mexico
Manchester United
758

Easy points, looking forward for that top 100

Yemeni
10/06/2022
YE
264
points

Great , thank you


Yemeni
10/06/2022 12:24
Yemen
Manchester City
264

Great , thank you

mirac's picture
mirac
25/05/2022
TR
-613
points

very nice test.


mirac's picture
mirac
25/05/2022 09:43
Turkey
Manchester City
-613

very nice test.

jsantodo2's picture
jsantodo2
26/03/2022
CO
70
points

amazing tool to learn english


jsantodo2's picture
jsantodo2
26/03/2022 19:02
Colombia
Chelsea
70

amazing tool to learn english

NikiV
23/03/2022
MX
54
points

ups, I need practice


NikiV
23/03/2022 19:49
Mexico
Liverpool
54

ups, I need practice

Bruno123
21/02/2022
PL
296
points

Easy peasy.


Bruno123
21/02/2022 16:48
Poland
Manchester United
296

Easy peasy.

Michaelsun
14/02/2022
CN
738
points

Everything is good


Michaelsun
14/02/2022 13:32
China
Manchester United
738

Everything is good

MJ23_
07/02/2022
FR
102
points

Easy


MJ23_
07/02/2022 20:13
France
Manchester United
102

Easy

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Ahmedliver89
26/10/2021
DZ
42
points

good


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Ahmedliver89
26/10/2021 14:52
Algeria
Liverpool
42

good

Roberto Avelar's picture
Roberto Avelar
02/10/2021
BR
110
points

Very good


Roberto Avelar's picture
Roberto Avelar
02/10/2021 21:04
Brazil
Manchester City
110

Very good

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Average: 2 (1 vote)

Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

Learn and practise 10 words related to cup competitions.

Glossary

Tricky spelling:

It's a 'friendly match' NOT a 'freindly match' !