Club Profiles

AFC Bournemouth club badge
Arsenal club badge
Brighton and Hove Albion club badge
Burnley FC club badge
Chelsea club badge
Crystal Palace badge
Everton club badge
Huddersfield Town club badge
Leicester city club badge
Liverpool badge
Manchester City badge
Manchester United badge
Newcastle United club badge
Southampton FC
Stoke City badge
Swansea badge
Spurs badge
Watford Club Badge
West Ham United
Referee shows a red card.

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

Please login to take this quiz.

Log in

What do you think?

How did you do? Did you get everything right?
Are there any football words you need help with?
Let us know in the comments.

Leave a comment

Log in to leave a comment

Comments

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
80
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
80

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.


hemsta's picture
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.


alejandratm's picture
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.

Vadim_V's picture
Vadim_V
10/02/2018
BY
127
points

I get everything right and passed the quiz.


Vadim_V's picture
Vadim_V
10/02/2018 14:33
Belarus
Chelsea
127

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
206
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
206

Hello Nharminh461

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

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

genesis.yanes's picture
genesis.yanes
08/02/2018
VE
51
points

good


genesis.yanes's picture
genesis.yanes
08/02/2018 15:09
Venezuela
West Bromwich Albion
51

good

mascula
07/02/2018
DZ
23
points

Up to now, it's ok for me


mascula
07/02/2018 17:40
Algeria
Manchester City
23

Up to now, it's ok for me

anoopeyob25's picture
anoopeyob25
02/02/2018
AE
11
points

It was easy, and familiar with all the terms


anoopeyob25's picture
anoopeyob25
02/02/2018 19:06
United Arab Emirates
Manchester United
11

It was easy, and familiar with all the terms

Igor75
02/02/2018
KZ
47
points

The word 'handball' seems too easy and I confuse it with 'foul'.


Igor75
02/02/2018 14:39
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
47

The word 'handball' seems too easy and I confuse it with 'foul'.

abdelghani's picture
abdelghani
01/02/2018
DZ
9
points

It was pretty easy all the words I added were correct
I need all the words that relate to your football


abdelghani's picture
abdelghani
01/02/2018 14:46
Algeria
Chelsea
9

It was pretty easy all the words I added were correct
I need all the words that relate to your football

Joel Palmieri
31/01/2018
BR
182
points

Yes. I got everything right.


Joel Palmieri
31/01/2018 17:27
Brazil
Liverpool
182

Yes. I got everything right.

misabog's picture
misabog
25/01/2018
RS
319
points

I got everything right. I knew all words!


misabog's picture
misabog
25/01/2018 21:29
Serbia
Liverpool
319

I got everything right. I knew all words!

frzkhan414
25/01/2018
IN
11
points

I did quite well. Yes, I did get everything right.


frzkhan414
25/01/2018 09:17
India
Chelsea
11

I did quite well. Yes, I did get everything right.

fserrano121's picture
fserrano121
13/01/2018
CO
19
points

Excellent activity!!!
Thanks.


fserrano121's picture
fserrano121
13/01/2018 02:57
Colombia
Chelsea
19

Excellent activity!!!
Thanks.

pbidah8's picture
pbidah8
10/01/2018
BR
11
points

Hello!

Easy questions, but I wrong the last!


pbidah8's picture
pbidah8
10/01/2018 13:42
Brazil
Liverpool
11

Hello!

Easy questions, but I wrong the last!

Rich's picture
Rich
10/01/2018
ES
248
points

Hello pbidah8!

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We hope you enjoy the website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
10/01/2018 13:52
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hello pbidah8!

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We hope you enjoy the website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Gonzaga's picture
Gonzaga
24/12/2017
BR
49
points

Yes, all the answers were correct. It was very good and I learned a lot. Very cool.


Gonzaga's picture
Gonzaga
24/12/2017 19:31
Brazil
Liverpool
49

Yes, all the answers were correct. It was very good and I learned a lot. Very cool.

elgindy's picture
elgindy
23/12/2017
EG
18
points

yes everything is right, it is the very helpful article as it tough me new words and the definition of the offside was marvels as I am always watching the football game but it did not think about why is the offside take as foul
thank you for your support


elgindy's picture
elgindy
23/12/2017 19:31
Egypt
Arsenal
18

yes everything is right, it is the very helpful article as it tough me new words and the definition of the offside was marvels as I am always watching the football game but it did not think about why is the offside take as foul
thank you for your support

ankshuman007
21/12/2017
IN
80
points

Nice initiative! 


ankshuman007
21/12/2017 16:49
India
Liverpool
80

Nice initiative! 

Roberto Avelar
20/12/2017
BR
44
points

Very Goody!


Roberto Avelar
20/12/2017 01:00
Brazil
Manchester City
44

Very Goody!

ProfeMarcos's picture
ProfeMarcos
17/12/2017
UY
103
points

Thank you It´s great


ProfeMarcos's picture
ProfeMarcos
17/12/2017 00:45
Uruguay
Manchester City
103

Thank you It´s great

BEDIRINA Rabah's picture
BEDIRINA Rabah
15/12/2017
DZ
65
points

yes i do


BEDIRINA Rabah's picture
BEDIRINA Rabah
15/12/2017 14:20
Algeria
Liverpool
65

yes i do

Leoma
07/12/2017
JP
11
points

All of the football words help to watch football.


Leoma
07/12/2017 16:04
Japan
Arsenal
11

All of the football words help to watch football.

jarek8385
30/11/2017
PL
25
points

yeah!


jarek8385
30/11/2017 14:02
Poland
Chelsea
25

yeah!

TheTinyProGoalKeeper's picture
TheTinyProGoalKeeper
22/11/2017
KH
80
points

easy like a godchurch


TheTinyProGoalKeeper's picture
TheTinyProGoalKeeper
22/11/2017 15:55
Cambodia
Manchester United
80

easy like a godchurch

Gonzalez1992
22/11/2017
ES
11
points

good


Gonzalez1992
22/11/2017 13:21
Spain
Manchester United
11

good

kalavenkit
22/11/2017
IN
33
points

It's very much useful for me to learn football words


kalavenkit
22/11/2017 11:41
India
Manchester United
33

It's very much useful for me to learn football words

Ahmed Samir Farid's picture
Ahmed Samir Farid
19/11/2017
EG
17
points

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS MATERIAL ,REALLY I HOPE TO PRACTICE ENGLISH LANGUAGE


Ahmed Samir Farid's picture
Ahmed Samir Farid
19/11/2017 20:45
Egypt
Liverpool
17

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS MATERIAL ,REALLY I HOPE TO PRACTICE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Georgiana
19/11/2017
US
7
points

Excellent teaching material! Thank you so much for the superb design and content. 


Georgiana
19/11/2017 02:30
United States
Swansea City
7

Excellent teaching material! Thank you so much for the superb design and content. 

Rich's picture
Rich
19/11/2017
ES
248
points

Thanks Georgiana!

We hope you and your students find the material useful!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
19/11/2017 15:17
Spain
Liverpool
248

Thanks Georgiana!

We hope you and your students find the material useful!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team

nessbenites
15/11/2017
PE
106
points

enjoying!


nessbenites
15/11/2017 01:22
Peru
Tottenham Hotspur
106

enjoying!

tacla
10/11/2017
VN
14
points

Great! it's interesting to learn new words


tacla
10/11/2017 07:38
Vietnam
Chelsea
14

Great! it's interesting to learn new words

admin's picture
admin
10/11/2017
GB
206
points

We're very happy that you found it interesting!


admin's picture
admin
10/11/2017 08:26
United Kingdom
Arsenal
206

We're very happy that you found it interesting!

jmesav92
23/10/2017
CO
297
points

I like the significate of offside en English!


jmesav92
23/10/2017 16:47
Colombia
Chelsea
297

I like the significate of offside en English!

Mahmoud Rady's picture
Mahmoud Rady
13/08/2017
EG
24
points

Cool


Mahmoud Rady's picture
Mahmoud Rady
13/08/2017 12:35
Egypt
Manchester United
24

Cool

RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
03/04/2017
BR
441
points

Cool. The quiz is good


RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
03/04/2017 00:56
Brazil
Leicester City
441

Cool. The quiz is good

Asurada's picture
Asurada
14/03/2017
CN
386
points

The phrasebook defines a fourth official as ' He decides how much injury time to add on'. However, the wiki said that a fourth official ' Notifying the teams and spectators, by means of numbered boards or electronic displays where supplied, of the amount of time added on at the end of each half, after having been advised of this by the referee'. So is the referee in effect deciding the amount of time added on?


Asurada's picture
Asurada
14/03/2017 12:58
China
Arsenal
386

The phrasebook defines a fourth official as ' He decides how much injury time to add on'. However, the wiki said that a fourth official ' Notifying the teams and spectators, by means of numbered boards or electronic displays where supplied, of the amount of time added on at the end of each half, after having been advised of this by the referee'. So is the referee in effect deciding the amount of time added on?

Rich's picture
Rich
14/03/2017
ES
248
points

Hi Asurada

You have made a very good point and you are right, it is the referee who decides the amount of injury time although the fourth official and an assistant keep a record of stoppages. Here is a link to an article on the BBC that has much more detail than this vocabulary article ever could. 

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/20159223

Thanks for your message

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
14/03/2017 14:43
Spain
Liverpool
248

Hi Asurada

You have made a very good point and you are right, it is the referee who decides the amount of injury time although the fourth official and an assistant keep a record of stoppages. Here is a link to an article on the BBC that has much more detail than this vocabulary article ever could. 

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/20159223

Thanks for your message

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Asurada's picture
Asurada
14/03/2017
CN
386
points

Hi Rich

Thank you very much!And the article is helpful!
Hope you have a nice day : )


Asurada's picture
Asurada
14/03/2017 16:21
China
Arsenal
386

Hi Rich

Thank you very much!And the article is helpful!
Hope you have a nice day : )

baki333
23/12/2016
BA
310
points

cool


baki333
23/12/2016 22:08
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
310

cool

Ferhad's picture
Ferhad
17/11/2016
AZ
24
points

8/10 not bad


Ferhad's picture
Ferhad
17/11/2016 18:15
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
24

8/10 not bad

MOHAMMED11
08/08/2016
AE
33
points

i learnt from the quiz many things


MOHAMMED11
08/08/2016 12:30
United Arab Emirates
Chelsea
33

i learnt from the quiz many things

Viet Pham
16/07/2016
VN
49
points

awesome


Viet Pham
16/07/2016 10:00
Vietnam
Chelsea
49

awesome

GUGUN
09/07/2016
ID
223
points

Good job! I got those right


GUGUN
09/07/2016 14:56
Indonesia
Manchester United
223

Good job! I got those right

englishman
15/06/2016
DZ
1046
points

Thank you


englishman
15/06/2016 13:48
Algeria
Chelsea
1046

Thank you

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/05/2016
GH
4217
points

Being a referee for a match is a great responsibility and it requires diligence and attention


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/05/2016 07:40
Ghana
Manchester United
4217

Being a referee for a match is a great responsibility and it requires diligence and attention

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest4217
2assemjuve3593
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2706
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado2134
9Liubomyr2004
10elghoul1818
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23940
2Ukraine22955
3Albania20443
4Macedonia19065
5Bosnia and Herzegovina15982
6Armenia13280
7Kosovo13111
8Georgia12350
9Spain8362
10Montenegro7928
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United73306
2Arsenal53488
3Liverpool51114
4Chelsea43006
5Manchester City15429
6Leicester City8113
7Tottenham Hotspur4510
8Newcastle United4260
9West Ham United3784
10Watford2856

Level

2
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'!