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The League

How well do you know football vocabulary?

This Football English lesson presents, practises and tests 10 football words that are related to the Premier League - the highest level of English football.

  1. away
  2. Champions
  3. fixtures
  4. home
  5. league table
  6. promotion
  7. relegation
  8. result
  9. three points
  10. underdog

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

Teams play at home and away in the Premier League.
 

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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Selecte86's picture
Selecte86
26/03/2022
CN
101
points

Interesting


Selecte86's picture
Selecte86
26/03/2022 04:35
China
Liverpool
101

Interesting

Bruno123
28/02/2022
PL
296
points

Easy!


Bruno123
28/02/2022 16:46
Poland
Manchester United
296

Easy!

FelipeSantana
28/07/2021
CO
30
points

Interesting activity.


FelipeSantana
28/07/2021 01:30
Colombia
Liverpool
30

Interesting activity.

Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
21/04/2021
BR
1512
points

I did fine. Piece of cake


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
21/04/2021 16:17
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I did fine. Piece of cake

Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
06/04/2021
EG
438
points

Everything good !


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
06/04/2021 12:37
Egypt
Arsenal
438

Everything good !

Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
28/03/2021
EG
438
points

I answered great !


Mo'men Mohammed's picture
Mo'men Mohammed
28/03/2021 15:08
Egypt
Arsenal
438

I answered great !

mat_cfc_pl
10/11/2020
PL
349
points

Thanks.


mat_cfc_pl
10/11/2020 10:23
Poland
Chelsea
349

Thanks.

kylianmbappecool
16/08/2020
FR
207
points

soooooooooooooooooooooooooo easy


kylianmbappecool
16/08/2020 15:23
France
Manchester City
207

soooooooooooooooooooooooooo easy

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
03/06/2020
TR
6473
points

Good job


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mobeckham
03/06/2020 23:23
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

Good job

Tee
05/11/2019
JP
309
points

Yes, it's helped.
I didn't know relegation mean.


Tee
05/11/2019 23:56
Japan
Manchester City
309

Yes, it's helped.
I didn't know relegation mean.

Czarek54321
11/10/2019
PL
314
points

Easy peasy.


Czarek54321
11/10/2019 18:50
Poland
Manchester City
314

Easy peasy.

Kurlash's picture
Kurlash
26/09/2019
IT
159
points

I have correctly answered all questions


Kurlash's picture
Kurlash
26/09/2019 10:55
Italy
Liverpool
159

I have correctly answered all questions

englishman
25/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

it's fun


englishman
25/08/2019 18:27
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

it's fun

KamilSh
12/04/2019
RU
473
points

10/10, unbelievable. It really was very difficult for me.


KamilSh
12/04/2019 20:55
Russia
Liverpool
473

10/10, unbelievable. It really was very difficult for me.

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Sargis from Artsakh
11/04/2019
AM
244
points

I think what need to add information about new clubs who they will be in the Premier-league at next season.


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Sargis from Artsakh
11/04/2019 14:25
Armenia
Arsenal
244

I think what need to add information about new clubs who they will be in the Premier-league at next season.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2019
ES
594
points

Hi Sargis

Thanks for your comment. We don't know who will be in the Premier League next season, yet.

We have articles on all the Premier League clubs (click on the club badge at the top of the page) and will add articles on the three new clubs before next season starts.

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/clubs

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2019 21:06
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Sargis

Thanks for your comment. We don't know who will be in the Premier League next season, yet.

We have articles on all the Premier League clubs (click on the club badge at the top of the page) and will add articles on the three new clubs before next season starts.

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/clubs

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Jakub123
03/10/2018
PL
96
points

It was hard


Jakub123
03/10/2018 17:47
Poland
Manchester United
96

It was hard

miguel angel 69's picture
miguel angel 69
07/07/2018
BO
58
points

Good


miguel angel 69's picture
miguel angel 69
07/07/2018 16:19
Bolivia
Liverpool
58

Good

Arturo
28/06/2018
MX
91
points

I need help with "fixtures". Thanks a lot.


Arturo
28/06/2018 21:36
Mexico
Liverpool
91

I need help with "fixtures". Thanks a lot.

Maks Poland
26/05/2018
PL
823
points

Too easy! :P

 


Maks Poland
26/05/2018 08:10
Poland
Manchester United
823

Too easy! :P

 

Maurinho
02/04/2018
CO
153
points

Relegation, promotion, home and away are new words to increase my football-English vocabulary


Maurinho
02/04/2018 19:27
Colombia
Liverpool
153

Relegation, promotion, home and away are new words to increase my football-English vocabulary

jmesav92
20/10/2017
CO
297
points

In this page, I play an away match for the language.


jmesav92
20/10/2017 17:17
Colombia
Chelsea
297

In this page, I play an away match for the language.

amgad's picture
amgad
24/08/2017
EG
12
points

relegation and fixtures were new words to me


amgad's picture
amgad
24/08/2017 09:25
Egypt
Liverpool
12

relegation and fixtures were new words to me

RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
21/04/2017
BR
663
points

Very well


RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
21/04/2017 03:20
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
663

Very well

Messi13
06/03/2017
PL
29
points

I don't know the meaning of fixtures. Can you help me?


Messi13
06/03/2017 17:59
Poland
Manchester United
29

I don't know the meaning of fixtures. Can you help me?

raugarr
07/01/2017
MX
99
points

This one is fun.


raugarr
07/01/2017 07:54
Mexico
Liverpool
99

This one is fun.

Vishenka
22/10/2016
RU
76
points

Fixture - is it a timetable with games?


Vishenka
22/10/2016 21:02
Russia
Manchester United
76

Fixture - is it a timetable with games?

Rich's picture
Rich
22/10/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Vishenka

Yes, a fixture is a sports event that has been arranged to happen at a specific time and place.


Rich's picture
Rich
22/10/2016 22:49
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Vishenka

Yes, a fixture is a sports event that has been arranged to happen at a specific time and place.

rubiorclaudio's picture
rubiorclaudio
24/09/2016
BR
28
points

Relegation


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rubiorclaudio
24/09/2016 08:07
Brazil
Everton
28

Relegation

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I did well.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/07/2016 12:49
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I did well.

GUGUN
09/07/2016
ID
223
points

Which a promotion teams that play in Premiere League 2016/2017?


GUGUN
09/07/2016 11:42
Indonesia
Manchester United
223

Which a promotion teams that play in Premiere League 2016/2017?

Rich's picture
Rich
11/07/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Gugun

Good question! The new teams are Middlesbrough, Burnley and Hull City. You can find out more about them by clicking the club badges at the top of the screen.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


Rich's picture
Rich
11/07/2016 08:52
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Gugun

Good question! The new teams are Middlesbrough, Burnley and Hull City. You can find out more about them by clicking the club badges at the top of the screen.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

englishman
20/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

thanks


englishman
20/06/2016 15:20
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

thanks

elghoul's picture
elghoul
06/06/2016
DZ
3988
points

Easy level.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
06/06/2016 18:19
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Easy level.

haydi's picture
haydi
30/05/2016
TN
3189
points

“You have already passed this Quiz.” Yes it has already done! But, this once was “a piece a cake”, as the words of this quiz become more familiar.


haydi's picture
haydi
30/05/2016 00:14
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

“You have already passed this Quiz.” Yes it has already done! But, this once was “a piece a cake”, as the words of this quiz become more familiar.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
24/05/2016
DZ
3988
points

I got everything right this time.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
24/05/2016 15:11
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

I got everything right this time.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/05/2016
GH
4768
points

Had everything right


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/05/2016 07:38
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Had everything right

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
12/05/2016
UZ
121
points

one mistake but it's ok


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
12/05/2016 19:25
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

one mistake but it's ok

haydi's picture
haydi
29/02/2016
TN
3189
points

Easy quiz, especially for those who have followed podcasts.


haydi's picture
haydi
29/02/2016 13:50
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Easy quiz, especially for those who have followed podcasts.

footballlearner's picture
footballlearner
17/02/2016
ES
130
points

In Spain the premier league is known as "la premier". I find more and more followers of the premier every year, particularly with young people. Even though our country has one of the most famous leagues in the world.


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footballlearner
17/02/2016 23:07
Spain
Aston Villa
130

In Spain the premier league is known as "la premier". I find more and more followers of the premier every year, particularly with young people. Even though our country has one of the most famous leagues in the world.

RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
13/02/2016
BR
663
points

I got 10 and learned news words.


RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
13/02/2016 21:47
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
663

I got 10 and learned news words.

jinlee's picture
jinlee
10/01/2016
VN
260
points

oh lala hihi


jinlee's picture
jinlee
10/01/2016 17:03
Vietnam
Chelsea
260

oh lala hihi

tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
09/12/2015
GE
352
points

great : ))) i learned more words.


tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
09/12/2015 10:23
Georgia
Manchester City
352

great : ))) i learned more words.

Thiago_Farias
02/12/2015
BR
65
points

I didn't know the term Underdog. That's nice.


Thiago_Farias
02/12/2015 13:31
Brazil
Chelsea
65

I didn't know the term Underdog. That's nice.

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

Underdog is the new word I got from the lesson


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
21/11/2015 06:28
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Underdog is the new word I got from the lesson

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I do like the word 'underdog'.


nikosonris
16/11/2015 14:26
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I do like the word 'underdog'.

Adolph
12/11/2015
SY
251
points

10 thanks


Adolph
12/11/2015 16:14
Syria
Tottenham Hotspur
251

10 thanks

Natka
03/11/2015
RU
279
points

I've learned many new words.Great!


Natka
03/11/2015 09:14
Russia
Chelsea
279

I've learned many new words.Great!

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aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3557
points

Nice way of learning new words.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/10/2015 10:32
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Nice way of learning new words.

Abdallah
22/09/2015
KW
1814
points

Easy


Abdallah
22/09/2015 09:49
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Easy

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6473
2Alex_from_Ukraine6204
3hsn5119
4wsanta5085
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia69121
2Ukraine34346
3Serbia27100
4Spain26559
5Brazil21717
6Albania20578
7Macedonia19074
8Vietnam18763
9Turkey18391
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United135996
2Liverpool103667
3Chelsea85182
4Arsenal79111
5Manchester City52105
6Tottenham Hotspur17257
7Leicester City13378
8Newcastle United10108
9Leeds United7875
10West Ham United6986

Level

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

Learn and practise 10 words related to the league.

Glossary

Tricky spelling:

It's 'premier' NOT 'premeir' or 'premiere'!