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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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jimmon
23/09/2019
GR
38
points

the first exercise is very easy


jimmon
23/09/2019 14:32
Greece
Manchester City
38

the first exercise is very easy

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victoriadiluca
15/09/2019
AR
71
points

Thank you! Its help me a lot


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victoriadiluca
15/09/2019 19:30
Argentina
Manchester City
71

Thank you! Its help me a lot

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Adham77
12/09/2019
QA
117
points

yes, everything is right


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Adham77
12/09/2019 11:21
Qatar
Liverpool
117

yes, everything is right

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Stepan
11/09/2019
RU
30
points

It is very nice


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Stepan
11/09/2019 10:53
Russia
Manchester United
30

It is very nice

Rich's picture
Rich
11/09/2019
ES
594
points

Thanks Stepan! We hope you like our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
11/09/2019 11:36
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks Stepan! We hope you like our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

chenchira
10/09/2019
TH
29
points

so nice


chenchira
10/09/2019 13:24
Thailand
Aston Villa
29

so nice

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Rich
11/09/2019
ES
594
points

Thanks Chenchira! We hope you like our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
11/09/2019 11:37
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks Chenchira! We hope you like our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

YINESKA GONZALEZ
05/09/2019
VE
28
points

I'm so good! :)


YINESKA GONZALEZ
05/09/2019 15:57
Venezuela
Liverpool
28

I'm so good! :)

IDF
04/09/2019
ES
58
points

Very easy


IDF
04/09/2019 12:37
Spain
Leeds United
58

Very easy

mohamadrd
28/08/2019
IR
27
points

That is really easy


mohamadrd
28/08/2019 22:21
Iran
Manchester United
27

That is really easy

DonJo
28/08/2019
EG
21
points

:)


DonJo
28/08/2019 12:49
Egypt
Chelsea
21

:)

englishman
25/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

yes


englishman
25/08/2019 18:35
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes

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Manys1976
19/08/2019
PL
9
points

Nice quiz :)


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Manys1976
19/08/2019 18:05
Poland
Manchester United
9

Nice quiz :)

seb.grabowicz
14/08/2019
PL
21
points

easy-peasy


seb.grabowicz
14/08/2019 14:02
Poland
Chelsea
21

easy-peasy

Lê Thị Hoàng Kim
14/08/2019
VN
68
points

This quiz is very useful. It helps me to improve my vocabulary


Lê Thị Hoàng Kim
14/08/2019 04:53
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
68

This quiz is very useful. It helps me to improve my vocabulary

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Anet
11/08/2019
MM
285
points

It really helps to improve my vocabulary skills.


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Anet
11/08/2019 11:19
Myanmar
Arsenal
285

It really helps to improve my vocabulary skills.

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Firas
06/08/2019
IQ
25
points

Thanks for this good test


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Firas
06/08/2019 08:54
Iraq
Manchester United
25

Thanks for this good test

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steve sina
04/08/2019
CM
68
points

it's very informative


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steve sina
04/08/2019 06:53
Cameroon
Liverpool
68

it's very informative

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Cuco
01/08/2019
MX
27
points

Very good


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Cuco
01/08/2019 23:31
Mexico
Manchester United
27

Very good

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DjamalChelsea
28/07/2019
DZ
10
points

Really interesting.


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DjamalChelsea
28/07/2019 16:34
Algeria
Chelsea
10

Really interesting.

Allosh
27/07/2019
YE
126
points

everything is okay for this lesson .


Allosh
27/07/2019 11:52
Yemen
Liverpool
126

everything is okay for this lesson .

Gio87
22/07/2019
MX
22
points

It was ok


Gio87
22/07/2019 13:27
Mexico
Manchester United
22

It was ok

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joaovictor
10/07/2019
BR
83
points

This is a superb way to learn english. Congrats, PL and British Council!


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joaovictor
10/07/2019 01:22
Brazil
Liverpool
83

This is a superb way to learn english. Congrats, PL and British Council!

Luscas
06/07/2019
BR
31
points

All okay, thank you!


Luscas
06/07/2019 00:58
Brazil
Manchester United
31

All okay, thank you!

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Hazard10
05/07/2019
IN
11
points

A basic step to start with but well worth it for amateurs. Got all of them right as I'm an avid fan and learner.


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Hazard10
05/07/2019 11:29
India
Chelsea
11

A basic step to start with but well worth it for amateurs. Got all of them right as I'm an avid fan and learner.

Torofootball
30/06/2019
MX
120
points

All Ok. Thank you


Torofootball
30/06/2019 01:29
Mexico
Manchester United
120

All Ok. Thank you

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AntonKornev1994
12/06/2019
RU
11
points

I did the activities too easy. I had difficulty with some words.


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AntonKornev1994
12/06/2019 21:27
Russia
Liverpool
11

I did the activities too easy. I had difficulty with some words.

batistuta1990
05/06/2019
BA
31
points

I did everything correct


batistuta1990
05/06/2019 19:25
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Liverpool
31

I did everything correct

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o_live
21/05/2019
FR
39
points

All is good, I'm ready to watch a football match on tv !


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o_live
21/05/2019 16:06
France
Manchester City
39

All is good, I'm ready to watch a football match on tv !

Akmal Karimov
15/05/2019
UZ
11
points

I liked Leverpool


Akmal Karimov
15/05/2019 11:25
Uzbekistan
Liverpool
11

I liked Leverpool

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ehabali
15/05/2019
EG
33
points

All of them are correct. Thanks.


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ehabali
15/05/2019 00:36
Egypt
Liverpool
33

All of them are correct. Thanks.

SoccerCoachNumberOne
05/05/2019
UA
457
points

very helpful!


SoccerCoachNumberOne
05/05/2019 18:49
Ukraine
Liverpool
457

very helpful!

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Oma63
23/04/2019
DZ
21
points

It so easy, and helpful


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Oma63
23/04/2019 19:46
Algeria
Manchester United
21

It so easy, and helpful

Veritome's picture
Veritome
22/04/2019
CL
15
points

It was good. Even though I know the vocabulary words, I didn’t know some definitions. Thanks.


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Veritome
22/04/2019 23:06
Chile
Arsenal
15

It was good. Even though I know the vocabulary words, I didn’t know some definitions. Thanks.

Lucianov
22/04/2019
AR
22
points

I know the words. Ok.


Lucianov
22/04/2019 18:56
Argentina
Arsenal
22

I know the words. Ok.

juan david
11/04/2019
CO
11
points

easy


juan david
11/04/2019 02:51
Colombia
Manchester United
11

easy

mohamadrd
08/04/2019
IR
27
points

That was easy


mohamadrd
08/04/2019 07:07
Iran
Manchester United
27

That was easy

mohamadrd
08/04/2019
IR
27
points

that is easy


mohamadrd
08/04/2019 07:02
Iran
Manchester United
27

that is easy

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Rober7
04/04/2019
MX
30
points

I like me


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Rober7
04/04/2019 16:54
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
30

I like me

KamilSh
31/03/2019
RU
473
points

It was easy to me


KamilSh
31/03/2019 19:49
Russia
Liverpool
473

It was easy to me

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Alok Yadav
24/03/2019
IN
11
points

It's a good start and initiative......looking forward to learning more!


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Alok Yadav
24/03/2019 04:57
India
Arsenal
11

It's a good start and initiative......looking forward to learning more!

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
23/03/2019
ZW
1745
points

It was OK.


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ldzingirai
23/03/2019 21:46
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1745

It was OK.

coreuser
21/03/2019
JO
229
points

Answers inline...
I did well, I have answered all.
Off course, many words especially When reading BBC sport section ;-)


coreuser
21/03/2019 17:40
Jordan
Manchester City
229

Answers inline...
I did well, I have answered all.
Off course, many words especially When reading BBC sport section ;-)

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vanmanh
18/03/2019
VN
123
points

i had have a lot of the football words. And It's very interesting. I also want to add friend on website.


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vanmanh
18/03/2019 14:58
Vietnam
Liverpool
123

i had have a lot of the football words. And It's very interesting. I also want to add friend on website.

coachCavalieri
11/03/2019
IT
127
points

It was not difficult. I get everithing right! Cheers


coachCavalieri
11/03/2019 22:32
Italy
Chelsea
127

It was not difficult. I get everithing right! Cheers

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Mh Nabil
10/03/2019
BD
11
points

its easy.


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Mh Nabil
10/03/2019 21:43
Bangladesh
Leicester City
11

its easy.

FA1RPLAY81
28/02/2019
ES
171
points

IT´S´WAS VERY EASY AND FUNNY


FA1RPLAY81
28/02/2019 13:31
Spain
Tottenham Hotspur
171

IT´S´WAS VERY EASY AND FUNNY

Ngo Hung's picture
Ngo Hung
28/02/2019
VN
38
points

yes, I did get everything right. j just confuse a word "fourth official". could you explain this word more clearly?
thank you so much


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Ngo Hung
28/02/2019 05:32
Vietnam
Manchester United
38

yes, I did get everything right. j just confuse a word "fourth official". could you explain this word more clearly?
thank you so much

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vanmanh
17/03/2019
VN
123
points

hello, i'm Manh! i'm also come from VietNam. Can you add friends.


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vanmanh
17/03/2019 03:18
Vietnam
Liverpool
123

hello, i'm Manh! i'm also come from VietNam. Can you add friends.

Rich's picture
Rich
28/02/2019
ES
594
points

Hi Ngo Hung,

The fourth official is the person who helps the referee. He helps when there is a substitution and shows how many extra minutes to play at the end of the match.

Hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - THe Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
28/02/2019 08:14
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Ngo Hung,

The fourth official is the person who helps the referee. He helps when there is a substitution and shows how many extra minutes to play at the end of the match.

Hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - THe Premier Skills English Team

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2Liverpool110026
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8West Ham United7536
9AFC Bournemouth4539
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'!