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Refereeing a Match

Refereeing a Match

How well do you know football vocabulary?

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

  1. assistant referee
  2. flag
  3. foul
  4. fourth official
  5. handball
  6. offside
  7. red card
  8. referee
  9. whistle
  10. yellow card

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

Refereeing a match can be difficult sometimes.

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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Let us know in the comments.

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Yovanna
19/06/2018
BO
25
points

9/10


Yovanna
19/06/2018 23:02
Bolivia
Manchester City
25

9/10

Yovanna
19/06/2018
BO
25
points

9/10


Yovanna
19/06/2018 23:00
Bolivia
Manchester City
25

9/10

Yovanna
19/06/2018
BO
25
points

Very good


Yovanna
19/06/2018 22:52
Bolivia
Manchester City
25

Very good

Arturo
18/06/2018
MX
41
points

Which is the best option: assistance referee or linesman? Huge thanks.


Arturo
18/06/2018 21:40
Mexico
Liverpool
41

Which is the best option: assistance referee or linesman? Huge thanks.

Ahmediano
18/06/2018
EG
11
points

really interesting


Ahmediano
18/06/2018 03:14
Egypt
Liverpool
11

really interesting

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Moon Skywalker
17/06/2018
KZ
11
points

Well, that was interesting! I understood everything!


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Moon Skywalker
17/06/2018 08:09
Kazakhstan
Manchester United
11

Well, that was interesting! I understood everything!

Phongtran
16/06/2018
VN
43
points

Great !!


Phongtran
16/06/2018 05:20
Vietnam
Manchester United
43

Great !!

mghonimy
13/06/2018
EG
33
points

It was easy. :)


mghonimy
13/06/2018 08:12
Egypt
Manchester United
33

It was easy. :)

Edu
01/06/2018
BR
21
points

Great !!!


Edu
01/06/2018 07:52
Brazil
Arsenal
21

Great !!!

Animle
31/05/2018
GH
45
points

9ice one


Animle
31/05/2018 09:18
Ghana
Arsenal
45

9ice one

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JvOngarato
29/05/2018
BR
109
points

Very good to learn the expressions!


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JvOngarato
29/05/2018 00:04
Brazil
Chelsea
109

Very good to learn the expressions!

Nadeem
27/05/2018
PK
11
points

It was so much helpful to learn the basic roles and concepts of football.


Nadeem
27/05/2018 09:06
Pakistan
Crystal Palace
11

It was so much helpful to learn the basic roles and concepts of football.

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gabriel bussinger
21/05/2018
BR
211
points

easy


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gabriel bussinger
21/05/2018 04:22
Brazil
Manchester United
211

easy

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rudolf_villa
14/05/2018
ES
73
points

Good start!


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rudolf_villa
14/05/2018 09:40
Spain
Chelsea
73

Good start!

Maks Poland
12/05/2018
PL
508
points

Easy


Maks Poland
12/05/2018 07:32
Poland
Manchester United
508

Easy

Sanfiel91
09/05/2018
CU
70
points

Very funny this excercise.Thanks a lot.


Sanfiel91
09/05/2018 04:10
Cuba
Manchester City
70

Very funny this excercise.Thanks a lot.

ygorranieri
08/05/2018
BR
287
points

excellent


ygorranieri
08/05/2018 01:09
Brazil
Manchester City
287

excellent

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daniel.kcam
06/05/2018
DE
51
points

funny thanks


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daniel.kcam
06/05/2018 22:35
Germany
Chelsea
51

funny thanks

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ahmedbyam
05/05/2018
SD
22
points

excellent


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ahmedbyam
05/05/2018 08:25
Sudan
Liverpool
22

excellent

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Lazar032
03/05/2018
RS
16
points

Great


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Lazar032
03/05/2018 12:00
Serbia
Manchester United
16

Great

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xavi
23/04/2018
JP
45
points

Nice!


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xavi
23/04/2018 03:51
Japan
Manchester City
45

Nice!

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Alexalex
10/04/2018
UA
21
points

Hello!


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Alexalex
10/04/2018 16:41
Ukraine
Tottenham Hotspur
21

Hello!

nikola.mr
09/04/2018
RS
68
points

Nice and easy.


nikola.mr
09/04/2018 09:27
Serbia
Manchester United
68

Nice and easy.

myra awang
02/04/2018
MY
34
points

it's very interesting. i'm not football fan but it's quite fun , i can learn a new words.


myra awang
02/04/2018 06:29
Malaysia
Chelsea
34

it's very interesting. i'm not football fan but it's quite fun , i can learn a new words.

GiagRelative
01/04/2018
GB
123
points

Easy


GiagRelative
01/04/2018 19:01
United Kingdom
Leicester City
123

Easy

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alaa_berlien
27/03/2018
EG
11
points

wonderful..


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alaa_berlien
27/03/2018 17:37
Egypt
Liverpool
11

wonderful..

Whallay
26/03/2018
NG
23
points

cool


Whallay
26/03/2018 22:14
Nigeria
Manchester United
23

cool

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jprsn
21/03/2018
BR
35
points

Nice test, thanks!


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jprsn
21/03/2018 21:59
Brazil
Liverpool
35

Nice test, thanks!

DieFarcon
17/03/2018
AZ
12
points

Its very cool test


DieFarcon
17/03/2018 18:31
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
12

Its very cool test

HBK
14/03/2018
CH
11
points

It's very useful for me to start with these words. Nice !!


HBK
14/03/2018 12:02
Switzerland
Manchester United
11

It's very useful for me to start with these words. Nice !!

Sergio
10/03/2018
CO
20
points

I did everything ok, the questions were good!


Sergio
10/03/2018 21:43
Colombia
Manchester United
20

I did everything ok, the questions were good!

Mehmet5
08/03/2018
TR
62
points

Very good exercise.


Mehmet5
08/03/2018 19:52
Turkey
Manchester United
62

Very good exercise.

Joko7912
06/03/2018
CU
105
points

Only fails one question


Joko7912
06/03/2018 08:18
Cuba
Chelsea
105

Only fails one question

Quaresma
05/03/2018
KR
42
points

good


Quaresma
05/03/2018 15:58
South Korea
Aston Villa
42

good

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TatkaNatka
04/03/2018
RU
152
points

I am sorry to ask but I couldn't find the button to learn the vocabulary((


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TatkaNatka
04/03/2018 17:00
Russia
Arsenal
152

I am sorry to ask but I couldn't find the button to learn the vocabulary((

Rich's picture
Rich
05/03/2018
ES
248
points

Hi TatkaNatka,

It's the pink button that says 'matching'. Can you see it?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
05/03/2018 17:06
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi TatkaNatka,

It's the pink button that says 'matching'. Can you see it?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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TatkaNatka
11/03/2018
RU
152
points

Hi Rich,

 I see, but it is a test. I want to learn the words....


TatkaNatka's picture
TatkaNatka
11/03/2018 16:44
Russia
Arsenal
152

Hi Rich,

 I see, but it is a test. I want to learn the words....

borntobe
02/03/2018
KZ
33
points

it was interesting for me. i did everything right.


borntobe
02/03/2018 09:19
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
33

it was interesting for me. i did everything right.

Vannuchi
21/02/2018
FR
92
points

good game


Vannuchi
21/02/2018 17:56
France
Arsenal
92

good game

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I am from Russia
20/02/2018
RU
388
points

interesting


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I am from Russia
20/02/2018 19:14
Russia
Liverpool
388

interesting

harys
20/02/2018
BA
22
points

great quiz


harys
20/02/2018 09:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Liverpool
22

great quiz

Tatiana
16/02/2018
RU
11
points

Yes. All my answers are right.


Tatiana
16/02/2018 14:46
Russia
Manchester United
11

Yes. All my answers are right.

Saandra
12/02/2018
RS
51
points

I got everything right. I know all words.


Saandra
12/02/2018 11:28
Serbia
Arsenal
51

I got everything right. I know all words.

dro's picture
dro
12/02/2018
BR
112
points

Despite the fact that all these words were new to me, I could do without any effortless.


dro's picture
dro
12/02/2018 02:37
Brazil
Chelsea
112

Despite the fact that all these words were new to me, I could do without any effortless.

hemsta's picture
hemsta
11/02/2018
TR
20
points

I completed quiz.


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hemsta
11/02/2018 19:46
Turkey
Arsenal
20

I completed quiz.

alejandratm's picture
alejandratm
10/02/2018
CO
11
points

I did everything right and that's good. I have so much to learn here.


alejandratm's picture
alejandratm
10/02/2018 15:54
Colombia
Manchester United
11

I did everything right and that's good. I have so much to learn here.

alejandratm's picture
alejandratm
10/02/2018
CO
11
points

I think I did everything right, and is good to know that I have some idea or knowledge about football in english.


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alejandratm
10/02/2018 15:48
Colombia
Manchester United
11

I think I did everything right, and is good to know that I have some idea or knowledge about football in english.

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Vadim_V
10/02/2018
BY
382
points

I get everything right and passed the quiz.


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Vadim_V
10/02/2018 14:33
Belarus
Chelsea
382

I get everything right and passed the quiz.

nhatminh461
09/02/2018
VN
11
points

Please help me the word that i don’t know meaning and how to use : tackle


nhatminh461
09/02/2018 03:48
Vietnam
Manchester United
11

Please help me the word that i don’t know meaning and how to use : tackle

admin's picture
admin
09/02/2018
GB
242
points

Hello Nharminh461

Tou can find the word tackle on the Football Vocabulary - Actions  page.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


admin's picture
admin
09/02/2018 10:15
United Kingdom
Arsenal
242

Hello Nharminh461

Tou can find the word tackle on the Football Vocabulary - Actions  page.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

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Average: 2 (1 vote)

Goals

Complete these activities and you will:

Learn and practise 10 words related to refereeing a football match.

Glossary

Tricky spelling:

It's 'assistant referee' NOT 'asisstant referee' or 'assistent referee'!