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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?

Quiz

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How did you do? Did you get everything right?

Are there any football words that you need help with?

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steve sina
14/04/2021
CM
42
points

Good


steve sina
14/04/2021 10:18
Cameroon
Liverpool
42

Good

steve sina
14/04/2021
CM
42
points

Good


steve sina
14/04/2021 10:18
Cameroon
Liverpool
42

Good

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Mo'men Mohammed
28/03/2021
EG
426
points

Of course i've got everything right.

No, all football words are good and easy to understand.


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
28/03/2021 13:30
Egypt
Arsenal
426

Of course i've got everything right.

No, all football words are good and easy to understand.

Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
24/03/2021
EG
426
points

I'm very excited


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
24/03/2021 13:07
Egypt
Arsenal
426

I'm very excited

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ghassan jaradat
07/03/2021
PS
1
points

I think it's easy for me.


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ghassan jaradat
07/03/2021 15:33
Palestinian Territory
Manchester City
1

I think it's easy for me.

Davis1727
21/01/2021
PE
76
points

Good.


Davis1727
21/01/2021 15:47
Peru
Wolverhampton Wanderers
76

Good.

Sasongko
13/01/2021
ID
27
points

jujuj


Sasongko
13/01/2021 13:42
Indonesia
Manchester United
27

jujuj

Elli07
05/01/2021
SE
158
points

Activity was a little hard to translate the pictures.


Elli07
05/01/2021 11:33
Sweden
Arsenal
158

Activity was a little hard to translate the pictures.

GoonersFC
21/12/2020
GB
41
points

Great quiz! Please make it harder next time!


GoonersFC
21/12/2020 05:02
United Kingdom
Arsenal
41

Great quiz! Please make it harder next time!

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Alex Borisov
16/12/2020
RU
52
points

Everything is ok!


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Alex Borisov
16/12/2020 21:35
Russia
Chelsea
52

Everything is ok!

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ant_erric
20/11/2020
IT
71
points

The activities were useful and interesting. Thanks a lot!


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ant_erric
20/11/2020 11:21
Italy
Leeds United
71

The activities were useful and interesting. Thanks a lot!

mat_cfc_pl
16/11/2020
PL
342
points

Excellent !!


mat_cfc_pl
16/11/2020 09:53
Poland
Chelsea
342

Excellent !!

Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2020
ES
517
points

Thanks! I hope you found the activities useful and interesting.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/11/2020 13:12
Spain
Liverpool
517

Thanks! I hope you found the activities useful and interesting.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

laulauu49
15/11/2020
FR
75
points

good


laulauu49
15/11/2020 20:16
France
Tottenham Hotspur
75

good

Hussam
14/11/2020
SA
21
points

thanks a lot


Hussam
14/11/2020 03:54
Saudi Arabia
Arsenal
21

thanks a lot

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kayboy19
15/10/2020
KH
93
points

Went well, yes nothing just keep a good work


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kayboy19
15/10/2020 23:12
Cambodia
Liverpool
93

Went well, yes nothing just keep a good work

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Gunners
21/09/2020
PS
20
points

good


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Gunners
21/09/2020 12:44
Palestinian Territory
Arsenal
20

good

Porangaba
19/09/2020
BR
22
points

It's good


Porangaba
19/09/2020 00:02
Brazil
Liverpool
22

It's good

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alejocaal92
16/09/2020
CO
82
points

it's activity have difficult, learn new words they soccer.


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alejocaal92
16/09/2020 04:18
Colombia
Manchester United
82

it's activity have difficult, learn new words they soccer.

Michael Lee
14/09/2020
CN
188
points

It's good.


Michael Lee
14/09/2020 08:06
China
Liverpool
188

It's good.

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mr.Cee
07/09/2020
VN
28
points

Let's make friends, guys! :D


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mr.Cee
07/09/2020 07:11
Vietnam
Manchester United
28

Let's make friends, guys! :D

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Luz Weksler
28/08/2020
AR
47
points

Is the LEARN section working? I had to go directly to the quiz and choose by hunch!


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Luz Weksler
28/08/2020 18:07
Argentina
Arsenal
47

Is the LEARN section working? I had to go directly to the quiz and choose by hunch!

Joaneta
26/08/2020
ES
61
points

good


Joaneta
26/08/2020 11:39
Spain
Liverpool
61

good

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GilsonCamargo
25/08/2020
BR
83
points

Intersting


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GilsonCamargo
25/08/2020 03:36
Brazil
Manchester United
83

Intersting

Dasilva's picture
Dasilva
20/08/2020
BR
76
points

Very Nice. Um very hapy with this school


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Dasilva
20/08/2020 14:17
Brazil
Chelsea
76

Very Nice. Um very hapy with this school

Khinnyeinchan's picture
Khinnyeinchan
10/08/2020
MM
38
points

I knew new football vocabulary.


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Khinnyeinchan
10/08/2020 06:25
Myanmar
Arsenal
38

I knew new football vocabulary.

Carlos Amadeu
09/08/2020
BR
9
points

Excelente football vocabulary. I love it.


Carlos Amadeu
09/08/2020 14:41
Brazil
Liverpool
9

Excelente football vocabulary. I love it.

raugarr
03/08/2020
MX
99
points

good to learn, I did very good, before this one I didn’t know much above The Cup, like the expression “Cup Ties” for example. I loved it.


raugarr
03/08/2020 05:54
Mexico
Liverpool
99

good to learn, I did very good, before this one I didn’t know much above The Cup, like the expression “Cup Ties” for example. I loved it.

matheusmousadis
29/07/2020
BR
21
points

Great


matheusmousadis
29/07/2020 20:08
Brazil
Arsenal
21

Great

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MRG1980PYM
19/07/2020
CO
44
points

Great vocabulary exercise, maybe the word that gave me difficulties was the Cup-Tie


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MRG1980PYM
19/07/2020 05:38
Colombia
Liverpool
44

Great vocabulary exercise, maybe the word that gave me difficulties was the Cup-Tie

legendary the mortis
05/07/2020
HK
35
points

hh


legendary the mortis
05/07/2020 08:35
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Tottenham Hotspur
35

hh

legendary the mortis
03/07/2020
HK
35
points

gg


legendary the mortis
03/07/2020 11:00
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Tottenham Hotspur
35

gg

MengA
13/06/2020
GE
-312
points

I did well. Mostly right. How did you find those words fellows?


MengA
13/06/2020 10:41
Georgia
Liverpool
-312

I did well. Mostly right. How did you find those words fellows?

swati
07/06/2020
IN
21
points

I know the basic knowledge of Football. Not all questions were right .


swati
07/06/2020 15:59
India
Manchester City
21

I know the basic knowledge of Football. Not all questions were right .

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mobeckham
04/06/2020
TR
5800
points

Thanks for the efforts :)


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mobeckham
04/06/2020 00:37
Turkey
Manchester United
5800

Thanks for the efforts :)

Vitor Augusto
13/05/2020
BR
62
points

I had made some mistakes, but with the quiz I learned all the words. I'm in love with the content!


Vitor Augusto
13/05/2020 17:40
Brazil
Manchester United
62

I had made some mistakes, but with the quiz I learned all the words. I'm in love with the content!

dmar
08/05/2020
BE
74
points

hello


dmar
08/05/2020 18:07
Belgium
Arsenal
74

hello

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Jbforhire
07/05/2020
US
11
points

This was pretty easy lol


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Jbforhire
07/05/2020 16:06
United States
Burnley FC
11

This was pretty easy lol

Leblois Thierry's picture
Leblois Thierry
08/04/2020
FR
230
points

It didn't go too bad !


Leblois Thierry's picture
Leblois Thierry
08/04/2020 10:07
France
Liverpool
230

It didn't go too bad !

Oleksii_S
05/04/2020
UA
26
points

I like to learn English this way


Oleksii_S
05/04/2020 17:44
Ukraine
Liverpool
26

I like to learn English this way

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Hector Pinzon
26/03/2020
CO
495
points

Great activity


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Hector Pinzon
26/03/2020 21:25
Colombia
Manchester United
495

Great activity

Mario JACQUET
18/03/2020
ES
259
points

This activity is very funny!


Mario JACQUET
18/03/2020 23:15
Spain
Liverpool
259

This activity is very funny!

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aymantwins
03/03/2020
EG
22
points

ok :)


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aymantwins
03/03/2020 22:23
Egypt
Liverpool
22

ok :)

palaszabi's picture
palaszabi
01/03/2020
HU
278
points

Its good.


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palaszabi
01/03/2020 08:44
Hungary
Arsenal
278

Its good.

KHiri Abdulnasser's picture
KHiri Abdulnasser
08/02/2020
EG
112
points

i got most of it . i learned new words too..


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KHiri Abdulnasser
08/02/2020 19:06
Egypt
Liverpool
112

i got most of it . i learned new words too..

reza mosayebi
05/02/2020
IR
43
points

Since I am a football fan and I know most of the idioms it is quite easy to answer the questions.


reza mosayebi
05/02/2020 12:57
Iran
Arsenal
43

Since I am a football fan and I know most of the idioms it is quite easy to answer the questions.

Rich's picture
Rich
06/02/2020
ES
517
points

Hi Reza,

This section has some more challenging vocabulary: https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/football-shout-out-goals

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
06/02/2020 08:23
Spain
Liverpool
517

Hi Reza,

This section has some more challenging vocabulary: https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/football-shout-out-goals

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

jjsachin
10/12/2019
IN
76
points

GG


jjsachin
10/12/2019 04:43
India
Liverpool
76

GG

HamidZaremohazabieh
02/12/2019
IR
237
points

Nice!


HamidZaremohazabieh
02/12/2019 11:39
Iran
Manchester United
237

Nice!

yama
15/11/2019
JP
26
points

It’s perfect!


yama
15/11/2019 11:37
Japan
Manchester City
26

It’s perfect!

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham5800
2Alex_from_Ukraine5796
3kwesimanifest4754
4wsanta4690
5Liubomyr4265
6elghoul3988
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71315
2Ukraine33228
3Serbia27078
4Spain23482
5Albania20480
6Brazil19294
7Macedonia19063
8Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
9Vietnam15765
10Turkey14357
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United126255
2Liverpool94978
3Chelsea79888
4Arsenal74480
5Manchester City46448
6Tottenham Hotspur12923
7Leicester City12139
8Newcastle United10031
9Leeds United5350
10West Ham United5142

Level

2
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' !