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The Game

The Game

How well do you know football vocabulary?

This Football English lesson presents, practises and tests 10 football words that are related to the game of football.

  1. advantage
  2. defensive wall
  3. equaliser
  4. header
  5. in play
  6. open goal
  7. out of play
  8. own goal
  9. penalty shootout
  10. possession

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 player hitting a free-kick over a defensive wall.

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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tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
28/11/2015
GE
352
points

really good


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tokomoney
28/11/2015 17:28
Georgia
Manchester City
352

really good

AleksandarR
28/11/2015
ME
518
points

10/10 great quiz :D


AleksandarR
28/11/2015 16:09
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

10/10 great quiz :D

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tokomoney
27/11/2015
GE
352
points

9 points :(


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tokomoney
27/11/2015 18:31
Georgia
Manchester City
352

9 points :(

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e2_Vidal
25/11/2015
CO
23
points

Good way to learn english and words related with football.


e2_Vidal's picture
e2_Vidal
25/11/2015 19:20
Colombia
Manchester City
23

Good way to learn english and words related with football.

Rich's picture
Rich
25/11/2015
ES
594
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English e2_Vidal and thanks for your positive comment. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
25/11/2015 22:03
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome to Premier Skills English e2_Vidal and thanks for your positive comment. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Norayr_Capitan's picture
Norayr_Capitan
25/11/2015
AM
78
points

9/10


Norayr_Capitan's picture
Norayr_Capitan
25/11/2015 16:39
Armenia
Liverpool
78

9/10

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nalssgair
22/11/2015
LY
145
points

9 of 10
next time I will do best


nalssgair's picture
nalssgair
22/11/2015 11:14
Libya
Arsenal
145

9 of 10
next time I will do best

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
21/11/2015
RW
2320
points

10/10 good results to me


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MUGEMANYI
21/11/2015 03:43
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

10/10 good results to me

Thiago_Farias
17/11/2015
BR
65
points

I did well. The learning phase was so helpful.


Thiago_Farias
17/11/2015 15:05
Brazil
Chelsea
65

I did well. The learning phase was so helpful.

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Equaliser is a nice word. We don't have a one-word equivalent of 'equaliser' in my native language.


nikosonris
16/11/2015 14:42
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Equaliser is a nice word. We don't have a one-word equivalent of 'equaliser' in my native language.

valerica74
15/11/2015
RO
106
points

Very good quiz


valerica74
15/11/2015 14:46
Romania
Manchester United
106

Very good quiz

Linda
15/11/2015
CN
201
points

what does it mean about "advantage"


Linda
15/11/2015 02:23
China
Arsenal
201

what does it mean about "advantage"

Apple_Gu
05/11/2015
CN
45
points

Another 9 out of 10,sad


Apple_Gu
05/11/2015 23:54
China
Manchester United
45

Another 9 out of 10,sad

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kwesimanifest
02/11/2015
GH
4768
points

i had everything right


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/11/2015 15:55
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

i had everything right

Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015
ES
594
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English kwesimanifest! And well done for getting your first points on the leaderboard! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015 16:51
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome to Premier Skills English kwesimanifest! And well done for getting your first points on the leaderboard! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
02/11/2015
BR
1326
points

I'm a soccer player. Master Futsal.


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
02/11/2015 01:00
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

I'm a soccer player. Master Futsal.

Natka
31/10/2015
RU
279
points

Wow!) I got 10 of 10 possible! Although it wasn't easy for my I clearly understant now how the own goal happens:). Your workshits and especially handouts have just helped me to understand the football rules better and done the task correctly.


Natka
31/10/2015 15:26
Russia
Chelsea
279

Wow!) I got 10 of 10 possible! Although it wasn't easy for my I clearly understant now how the own goal happens:). Your workshits and especially handouts have just helped me to understand the football rules better and done the task correctly.

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aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3557
points

New phrase - Leaped in the air


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aragorn1986
25/10/2015 09:49
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

New phrase - Leaped in the air

MOHAMEDMEKKI
22/10/2015
EG
43
points

10/10 :)


MOHAMEDMEKKI
22/10/2015 05:16
Egypt
Chelsea
43

10/10 :)

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almirpereira
21/10/2015
BR
1326
points

wiw! Iam the best.


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
21/10/2015 03:36
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

wiw! Iam the best.

Arjet Pervizi
16/10/2015
AL
86
points

9 to 10


Arjet Pervizi
16/10/2015 22:31
Albania
Arsenal
86

9 to 10

Aldi's picture
Aldi
15/10/2015
AL
42
points

nice one


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Aldi
15/10/2015 01:03
Albania
Manchester City
42

nice one

Bbut's picture
Bbut
12/10/2015
UA
54
points

It's the good quiz! Thank you!


Bbut's picture
Bbut
12/10/2015 17:22
Ukraine
Manchester City
54

It's the good quiz! Thank you!

Apple_Gu
02/10/2015
CN
45
points

Need work harder


Apple_Gu
02/10/2015 00:30
China
Manchester United
45

Need work harder

Salloum's picture
Salloum
26/09/2015
SY
1308
points

10/10


Salloum's picture
Salloum
26/09/2015 16:18
Syria
Manchester United
1308

10/10

Salloum's picture
Salloum
26/09/2015
SY
1308
points

10/10 Wow


Salloum's picture
Salloum
26/09/2015 16:16
Syria
Manchester United
1308

10/10 Wow

Abdallah
22/09/2015
KW
1814
points

Everything was good and easy


Abdallah
22/09/2015 09:29
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Everything was good and easy

hachani mostapha
19/09/2015
DZ
241
points

6/10 not bad i made some mistackes


hachani mostapha
19/09/2015 13:23
Algeria
Tottenham Hotspur
241

6/10 not bad i made some mistackes

gilbers51
18/09/2015
BR
44
points

That's a very nice way for increasing vocabulary!


gilbers51
18/09/2015 01:28
Brazil
Chelsea
44

That's a very nice way for increasing vocabulary!

sabin's picture
sabin
02/09/2015
NP
0
points

helpful


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sabin
02/09/2015 14:56
Nepal
Manchester United
0

helpful

knsg
01/09/2015
JP
0
points

these quiz are very easy for me


knsg
01/09/2015 19:42
Japan
Manchester United
0

these quiz are very easy for me

Toni
17/08/2015
MX
68
points

i scored 10 points


Toni
17/08/2015 05:40
Mexico
Manchester United
68

i scored 10 points

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Aymenbl_96
15/08/2015
DZ
0
points

Important words


Aymenbl_96's picture
Aymenbl_96
15/08/2015 14:38
Algeria
Liverpool
0

Important words

chriswar
15/08/2015
PL
44
points

I did it again. I spent some time on deciphering questions.


chriswar
15/08/2015 11:54
Poland
Leicester City
44

I did it again. I spent some time on deciphering questions.

chriswar
14/08/2015
PL
44
points

I get everything right.


chriswar
14/08/2015 21:55
Poland
Leicester City
44

I get everything right.

Juilaga01
31/07/2015
TR
0
points

9 points


Juilaga01
31/07/2015 18:48
Turkey
Manchester City
0

9 points

lotfi
25/07/2015
DZ
0
points

Wonderful


lotfi
25/07/2015 12:57
Algeria
Chelsea
0

Wonderful

felfoula
23/07/2015
DZ
0
points

9 pnts


felfoula
23/07/2015 22:48
Algeria
Liverpool
0

9 pnts

rached ro
25/06/2015
DZ
0
points

9 pts wooooooow


rached ro
25/06/2015 15:02
Algeria
Chelsea
0

9 pts wooooooow

ivy
26/05/2015
BA
0
points

10 of 10


ivy
26/05/2015 21:46
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
0

10 of 10

kharmxas
21/05/2015
UG
0
points

good questions


kharmxas
21/05/2015 07:22
Uganda
Arsenal
0

good questions

baimsrg1209
20/05/2015
ID
0
points

good


baimsrg1209
20/05/2015 07:06
Indonesia
Manchester City
0

good

Fahmiambrown
18/05/2015
ID
0
points

Still easy


Fahmiambrown
18/05/2015 10:10
Indonesia
Manchester United
0

Still easy

SiFe_Dz
17/05/2015
DZ
0
points

Nice Quiz.


SiFe_Dz
17/05/2015 22:43
Algeria
Chelsea
0

Nice Quiz.

yan yan
10/05/2015
MM
0
points

nice


yan yan
10/05/2015 09:39
Myanmar
Manchester United
0

nice

marco.triana
07/05/2015
CO
0
points

Simple but beneficial exercise. :)


marco.triana
07/05/2015 20:31
Colombia
Arsenal
0

Simple but beneficial exercise. :)

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jrojodeporte
05/05/2015
ES
0
points

It is true! lets go!


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jrojodeporte
05/05/2015 19:43
Spain
Manchester City
0

It is true! lets go!

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K.Jelali
04/05/2015
TN
0
points

well done 10/10


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K.Jelali
04/05/2015 15:58
Tunisia
Southampton
0

well done 10/10

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MUGEMANYI
15/05/2016
RW
2320
points

Congratulations jelali


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MUGEMANYI
15/05/2016 21:42
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Congratulations jelali

Josuè
04/05/2015
ES
47
points

Hello


Josuè
04/05/2015 15:04
Spain
Chelsea
47

Hello

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6510
2Alex_from_Ukraine6280
3hsn5526
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71478
2Ukraine33309
3Spain28328
4Serbia27294
5Brazil23939
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19952
8Turkey19868
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142031
2Liverpool110396
3Chelsea88716
4Arsenal85736
5Manchester City57055
6Tottenham Hotspur19172
7Newcastle United10457
8West Ham United7460
9AFC Bournemouth4479
10Crystal Palace4240

Level

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

Learn and practise 10 football words.

Glossary

Tricky spelling:

It's 'possession' NOT 'posession' or 'possesion'!