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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?

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Are there any football words you need help with?
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klenov92
17/05/2020
RU
19
points

Nice quiz!


klenov92
17/05/2020 07:41
Russia
Manchester City
19

Nice quiz!

Vitor Augusto
13/05/2020
BR
62
points

Yes, I got everything right! Nice lesson!


Vitor Augusto
13/05/2020 17:19
Brazil
Manchester United
62

Yes, I got everything right! Nice lesson!

Hunter
08/05/2020
GB
273
points

great


Hunter
08/05/2020 12:54
United Kingdom
Liverpool
273

great

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GarciaDT
02/05/2020
CO
11
points

I did well, I think those words are very important.


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GarciaDT
02/05/2020 01:47
Colombia
Liverpool
11

I did well, I think those words are very important.

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Anthony Johnson
30/04/2020
IN
20
points

great


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Anthony Johnson
30/04/2020 09:30
India
Manchester United
20

great

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william_nam
28/04/2020
VN
261
points

I thought that this series of vocabulary were so boring, but now I'm totally wrong. Thank you for providing this inevitably useful programme to all football fans :x :x :x


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william_nam
28/04/2020 10:36
Vietnam
Chelsea
261

I thought that this series of vocabulary were so boring, but now I'm totally wrong. Thank you for providing this inevitably useful programme to all football fans :x :x :x

Nguyen Trong Duc
24/04/2020
VN
27
points

Yeah!


Nguyen Trong Duc
24/04/2020 12:26
Vietnam
Manchester United
27

Yeah!

Lucianovs
22/04/2020
CL
20
points

everything right! nice activity!


Lucianovs
22/04/2020 18:25
Chile
Liverpool
20

everything right! nice activity!

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Resorte
14/04/2020
CL
243
points

Very well


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Resorte
14/04/2020 16:42
Chile
Liverpool
243

Very well

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MARIO_OSPINAT
12/04/2020
CO
11
points

Yes, in deed was a fun excersice.
No, I'm not a knowledgeable person about football vocabulary
It's a good manner to understand and adquiere new vocabulary


MARIO_OSPINAT's picture
MARIO_OSPINAT
12/04/2020 19:21
Colombia
Liverpool
11

Yes, in deed was a fun excersice.
No, I'm not a knowledgeable person about football vocabulary
It's a good manner to understand and adquiere new vocabulary

sssuncica
08/04/2020
RS
17
points

Fun!


sssuncica
08/04/2020 15:33
Serbia
West Ham United
17

Fun!

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Leblois Thierry
07/04/2020
FR
231
points

" It is a _____ when a player, other than the goalkeeper, deliberately controls the ball using his hand. "

I made a mistake on that question I put " foul "


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Leblois Thierry
07/04/2020 14:48
France
Liverpool
231

" It is a _____ when a player, other than the goalkeeper, deliberately controls the ball using his hand. "

I made a mistake on that question I put " foul "

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Hector Pinzon
26/03/2020
CO
496
points

It's an useful basic lesson.


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Hector Pinzon
26/03/2020 21:01
Colombia
Manchester United
496

It's an useful basic lesson.

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Jonas De Bruyne
24/03/2020
BE
69
points

Thank you!


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Jonas De Bruyne
24/03/2020 10:16
Belgium
Chelsea
69

Thank you!

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Amir72
21/03/2020
EG
14
points

every thing is right ..that is easy


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Amir72
21/03/2020 20:48
Egypt
Liverpool
14

every thing is right ..that is easy

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Mo K
21/03/2020
IQ
16
points

nice app, thanks


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Mo K
21/03/2020 13:51
Iraq
Liverpool
16

nice app, thanks

solarstone
17/03/2020
IR
15
points

Interesting !


solarstone
17/03/2020 16:54
Iran
Arsenal
15

Interesting !

Sergius
05/03/2020
CI
10
points

I really liked it and would love to learn more about football.


Sergius
05/03/2020 16:52
Ivory Coast
Chelsea
10

I really liked it and would love to learn more about football.

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aymantwins
03/03/2020
EG
22
points

i love it


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aymantwins
03/03/2020 22:19
Egypt
Liverpool
22

i love it

JULICAM1205
18/02/2020
CO
11
points

I loved it


JULICAM1205
18/02/2020 03:44
Colombia
Tottenham Hotspur
11

I loved it

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jjosebadillo
13/02/2020
MX
435
points

This session was fun


jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
13/02/2020 19:31
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
435

This session was fun

Maogaoroko's picture
Maogaoroko
10/02/2020
KE
11
points

I've enjoyed the sessions


Maogaoroko's picture
Maogaoroko
10/02/2020 18:21
Kenya
Manchester United
11

I've enjoyed the sessions

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ctct1037
08/02/2020
VN
25
points

Great website to learn english related to football


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ctct1037
08/02/2020 08:39
Vietnam
Manchester United
25

Great website to learn english related to football

reza mosayebi
03/02/2020
IR
43
points

it is so enjoyable to learn english by the means of your favourite hobby.


reza mosayebi
03/02/2020 05:36
Iran
Arsenal
43

it is so enjoyable to learn english by the means of your favourite hobby.

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JMANUEL
20/01/2020
MX
50
points

First I read the text next I try to get the answer. I have all right I think because I’m football fan, but I want to understand all it when I watch a soccer match with original sound. This site web have great links and activities to try to do all about football.


JMANUEL's picture
JMANUEL
20/01/2020 01:30
Mexico
Manchester United
50

First I read the text next I try to get the answer. I have all right I think because I’m football fan, but I want to understand all it when I watch a soccer match with original sound. This site web have great links and activities to try to do all about football.

Delirio
10/01/2020
BR
21
points

it is nice. Thanks


Delirio
10/01/2020 17:46
Brazil
Liverpool
21

it is nice. Thanks

diaoxox's picture
diaoxox
10/01/2020
TW
11
points

Thank you British Council! It's really helpful!


diaoxox's picture
diaoxox
10/01/2020 03:56
Taiwan
Manchester City
11

Thank you British Council! It's really helpful!

Rich's picture
Rich
10/01/2020
ES
594
points

You're welcome, diaoxox. We hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
10/01/2020 09:05
Spain
Liverpool
594

You're welcome, diaoxox. We hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

nguyen han thuyen
16/04/2020
VN
210
points

I hope. we can talk about Liverpool club


nguyen han thuyen
16/04/2020 03:38
Vietnam
Liverpool
210

I hope. we can talk about Liverpool club

Rich's picture
Rich
16/04/2020
ES
594
points

Ask a question about Liverpool football club, Nguyen han thuyen! I will do my best to answer it!


Rich's picture
Rich
16/04/2020 08:11
Spain
Liverpool
594

Ask a question about Liverpool football club, Nguyen han thuyen! I will do my best to answer it!

TuanAnhFanManUtd
07/01/2020
VN
99
points

it's too easy to complete


TuanAnhFanManUtd
07/01/2020 14:19
Vietnam
Manchester United
99

it's too easy to complete

mohamadrd
31/12/2019
IR
27
points

every thing was good


mohamadrd
31/12/2019 22:04
Iran
Manchester United
27

every thing was good

mohamadrd
31/12/2019
IR
27
points

every thing was good


mohamadrd
31/12/2019 22:00
Iran
Manchester United
27

every thing was good

jameslit
17/12/2019
AR
11
points

I got it right.. it was pretty nice. it's great to learn little by little


jameslit
17/12/2019 01:11
Argentina
Liverpool
11

I got it right.. it was pretty nice. it's great to learn little by little

Thien19
15/12/2019
VN
213
points

Thanks


Thien19
15/12/2019 17:47
Vietnam
Liverpool
213

Thanks

Thien19
15/12/2019
VN
213
points

Thanks


Thien19
15/12/2019 17:46
Vietnam
Liverpool
213

Thanks

FELUSH
08/12/2019
AR
11
points

easy


FELUSH
08/12/2019 17:24
Argentina
Manchester City
11

easy

HamidZaremohazabieh
02/12/2019
IR
237
points

Thanks. But It's too easy.


HamidZaremohazabieh
02/12/2019 11:23
Iran
Manchester United
237

Thanks. But It's too easy.

Rich's picture
Rich
02/12/2019
ES
594
points

Hi Hamid,

Try our weekly football English podcast if you want to learn some more challenging football vocabulary.

See you there! https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/this-week

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
02/12/2019 11:46
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Hamid,

Try our weekly football English podcast if you want to learn some more challenging football vocabulary.

See you there! https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/this-week

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Narcis97
21/11/2019
RO
11
points

nice


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Narcis97
21/11/2019 10:06
Romania
Liverpool
11

nice

ricardotmsf
10/11/2019
BR
35
points

Nice


ricardotmsf
10/11/2019 13:18
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
35

Nice

starCSKA
07/11/2019
RU
2
points

Nice.


starCSKA
07/11/2019 12:01
Russia
Leicester City
2

Nice.

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azo abouargoub
06/11/2019
LY
10
points

It went nice


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azo abouargoub
06/11/2019 14:39
Libya
Liverpool
10

It went nice

k.o
06/11/2019
JP
21
points

very easy!


k.o
06/11/2019 05:51
Japan
Manchester City
21

very easy!

Czarek54321
11/10/2019
PL
314
points

Easy.


Czarek54321
11/10/2019 15:36
Poland
Manchester City
314

Easy.

Huang
06/10/2019
CN
21
points

Easy peasy


Huang
06/10/2019 20:52
China
Leicester City
21

Easy peasy

brandonm
29/09/2019
ZW
28
points

I got everything right. This was a piece of cake.


brandonm
29/09/2019 14:52
Zimbabwe
Manchester United
28

I got everything right. This was a piece of cake.

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Jaradat Ghassan
29/09/2019
PS
16
points

It's perfect, thanks a lot.


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Jaradat Ghassan
29/09/2019 11:36
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
16

It's perfect, thanks a lot.

SebVela's picture
SebVela
25/09/2019
CO
21
points

I did it really well, for this subject everything is ok.


SebVela's picture
SebVela
25/09/2019 14:49
Colombia
Manchester United
21

I did it really well, for this subject everything is ok.

Kurlash's picture
Kurlash
25/09/2019
IT
159
points

Thanks, it's helpful


Kurlash's picture
Kurlash
25/09/2019 11:25
Italy
Liverpool
159

Thanks, it's helpful

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6510
2Alex_from_Ukraine6289
3hsn5532
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71520
2Ukraine33383
3Spain28630
4Serbia27294
5Brazil22762
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19989
8Turkey19878
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142505
2Liverpool110026
3Chelsea89280
4Arsenal85363
5Manchester City57370
6Tottenham Hotspur19073
7Newcastle United10486
8West Ham United7536
9AFC Bournemouth4548
10Crystal Palace4470

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'!