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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?

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

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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


Ngo Hung's picture
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

vanmanh's picture
vanmanh
17/03/2019
VN
123
points

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


vanmanh's picture
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


Rich's picture
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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chienmd286
27/02/2019
VN
52
points

The EPL are going to apply VAR soon. What do you think about adding something related VAR in this section?


chienmd286's picture
chienmd286
27/02/2019 00:56
Vietnam
Manchester United
52

The EPL are going to apply VAR soon. What do you think about adding something related VAR in this section?

Rich's picture
Rich
27/02/2019
ES
594
points

That's a really good idea. We will definitely discuss it more when it's introduced in the Premier League.

We do have a blog all about VAR if you want to read it. There is a lot of VAR related vocabulary, too!

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/course-stages/football-english-blog-do-you-want-var

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
27/02/2019 10:10
Spain
Liverpool
594

That's a really good idea. We will definitely discuss it more when it's introduced in the Premier League.

We do have a blog all about VAR if you want to read it. There is a lot of VAR related vocabulary, too!

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/course-stages/football-english-blog-do-you-want-var

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Abdiel Justino
26/02/2019
BR
22
points

very good!


Abdiel Justino
26/02/2019 01:57
Brazil
Manchester United
22

very good!

Mình Tuyen
22/02/2019
RO
11
points

I did it well so far. Yeah!


Mình Tuyen
22/02/2019 14:04
Romania
Manchester United
11

I did it well so far. Yeah!

vanmanh's picture
vanmanh
18/03/2019
VN
123
points

hello! I'm Manh. I'm also come from VietNam. Can we be friend?


vanmanh's picture
vanmanh
18/03/2019 14:48
Vietnam
Liverpool
123

hello! I'm Manh. I'm also come from VietNam. Can we be friend?

Nikita Petrov
22/02/2019
RU
9
points

I really liked the test


Nikita Petrov
22/02/2019 06:34
Russia
Manchester United
9

I really liked the test

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Jindo
20/02/2019
JP
42
points

Well, I got everything right


Jindo's picture
Jindo
20/02/2019 10:41
Japan
Manchester United
42

Well, I got everything right

anfegalo11
13/02/2019
CO
10
points

Love Soccer


anfegalo11
13/02/2019 16:27
Colombia
Chelsea
10

Love Soccer

nabijon
11/02/2019
TJ
11
points

perfect


nabijon
11/02/2019 05:50
Tajikistan
Arsenal
11

perfect

Daiphone.jpn's picture
Daiphone.jpn
10/02/2019
JP
24
points

Perfect!


Daiphone.jpn's picture
Daiphone.jpn
10/02/2019 02:08
Japan
Chelsea
24

Perfect!

moath zeyad
08/02/2019
SA
45
points

yes


moath zeyad
08/02/2019 10:24
Saudi Arabia
Arsenal
45

yes

DNLA
01/02/2019
GB
24
points

I did all right I think it's was to easy for me


DNLA
01/02/2019 14:51
United Kingdom
Fulham
24

I did all right I think it's was to easy for me

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Gent Hajdini
31/01/2019
XK
29
points

10/10


Gent Hajdini's picture
Gent Hajdini
31/01/2019 16:06
Kosovo
Liverpool
29

10/10

fortrun
29/01/2019
RU
11
points

Done. Interesting! May be you neet to add word about situation when players throw the ball from behind touchlines?


fortrun
29/01/2019 11:29
Russia
Liverpool
11

Done. Interesting! May be you neet to add word about situation when players throw the ball from behind touchlines?

Rich's picture
Rich
29/01/2019
ES
594
points

It's a throw-in! You can find this in another of our football vocabulary sections.

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
29/01/2019 14:44
Spain
Liverpool
594

It's a throw-in! You can find this in another of our football vocabulary sections.

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Slimane MOULOUD's picture
Slimane MOULOUD
22/01/2019
DZ
51
points

10/10


Slimane MOULOUD's picture
Slimane MOULOUD
22/01/2019 16:27
Algeria
Arsenal
51

10/10

GUILLO0721's picture
GUILLO0721
20/01/2019
CO
10
points

perfect!


GUILLO0721's picture
GUILLO0721
20/01/2019 14:52
Colombia
Arsenal
10

perfect!

Yedige
10/01/2019
KZ
57
points

I did everything right. Yes, there are I found many useful football words and brightly explanations.


Yedige
10/01/2019 03:40
Kazakhstan
Manchester United
57

I did everything right. Yes, there are I found many useful football words and brightly explanations.

juanser11's picture
juanser11
09/01/2019
CO
32
points

All perfect.


juanser11's picture
juanser11
09/01/2019 03:28
Colombia
Liverpool
32

All perfect.

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Roberto Avelar
04/01/2019
BR
110
points

Very Good!


Roberto Avelar's picture
Roberto Avelar
04/01/2019 03:16
Brazil
Manchester City
110

Very Good!

Motahrawi
01/01/2019
JO
31
points

I did it well


Motahrawi
01/01/2019 17:28
Jordan
Liverpool
31

I did it well

fanam
10/12/2018
LK
22
points

well, i did


fanam
10/12/2018 07:03
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
22

well, i did

fanam
10/12/2018
LK
22
points

I did well but one mistake


fanam
10/12/2018 06:59
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
22

I did well but one mistake

ashiv khatri's picture
ashiv khatri
06/12/2018
NP
33
points

Yeah i did it well :-)


ashiv khatri's picture
ashiv khatri
06/12/2018 12:18
Nepal
Liverpool
33

Yeah i did it well :-)

ashiv khatri's picture
ashiv khatri
06/12/2018
NP
33
points

Yeah I did Good . 10 out of 10 scored


ashiv khatri's picture
ashiv khatri
06/12/2018 12:11
Nepal
Liverpool
33

Yeah I did Good . 10 out of 10 scored

Derya
01/12/2018
TR
53
points

I did awesome!


Derya
01/12/2018 01:16
Turkey
Chelsea
53

I did awesome!

Javier Calvo's picture
Javier Calvo
21/11/2018
ES
11
points

Easy


Javier Calvo's picture
Javier Calvo
21/11/2018 15:35
Spain
Manchester United
11

Easy

karinca
20/11/2018
TR
11
points

easy


karinca
20/11/2018 19:00
Turkey
Manchester United
11

easy

Dudu
14/11/2018
CL
18
points

pretty easy this quiz


Dudu
14/11/2018 18:13
Chile
Liverpool
18

pretty easy this quiz

Matus's picture
Matus
12/11/2018
SK
21
points

Easy


Matus's picture
Matus
12/11/2018 17:05
Slovakia
Liverpool
21

Easy

dedmazai
07/11/2018
DE
66
points

I would say easy peasy


dedmazai
07/11/2018 20:54
Germany
Liverpool
66

I would say easy peasy

Erwin K
06/11/2018
AT
86
points

well done


Erwin K
06/11/2018 14:43
Austria
Burnley FC
86

well done

Karesz951
02/11/2018
HU
83
points

It was quite easy ;)


Karesz951
02/11/2018 19:19
Hungary
Liverpool
83

It was quite easy ;)

mohamadrd
30/10/2018
IR
27
points

it is very useful


mohamadrd
30/10/2018 23:26
Iran
Manchester United
27

it is very useful

Ernest105
26/10/2018
IT
11
points

GG


Ernest105
26/10/2018 08:40
Italy
Arsenal
11

GG

josuemourinho
16/10/2018
VN
10
points

knowledge


josuemourinho
16/10/2018 16:16
Vietnam
Manchester United
10

knowledge

gergo888
14/10/2018
HU
11
points

a little bit easy :) but cool


gergo888
14/10/2018 12:40
Hungary
Liverpool
11

a little bit easy :) but cool

Jakub123
10/10/2018
PL
96
points

10/10


Jakub123
10/10/2018 17:32
Poland
Manchester United
96

10/10

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Samurai
09/10/2018
DE
12
points

Great for the first time.


Samurai's picture
Samurai
09/10/2018 05:06
Germany
Manchester City
12

Great for the first time.

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Ashraful tutor
01/10/2018
BD
15
points

How did you do?
A:I did really well.

Did you get everything right?
A:Yes, I got everything right.

Are there any football words you need help with?
A:Yes,... these words are really helpful to understand football game.


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Ashraful tutor
01/10/2018 16:50
Bangladesh
Crystal Palace
15

How did you do?
A:I did really well.

Did you get everything right?
A:Yes, I got everything right.

Are there any football words you need help with?
A:Yes,... these words are really helpful to understand football game.

Madridista17
30/09/2018
BA
30
points

Excellent.


Madridista17
30/09/2018 19:28
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Liverpool
30

Excellent.

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Cityzen
26/09/2018
GB
24
points

100%


Cityzen's picture
Cityzen
26/09/2018 07:24
United Kingdom
Manchester City
24

100%

yarzartun's picture
yarzartun
20/09/2018
MM
113
points

nice exercise


yarzartun's picture
yarzartun
20/09/2018 09:43
Myanmar
Manchester United
113

nice exercise

shakil
18/09/2018
IN
17
points

I scored 100%


shakil
18/09/2018 17:07
India
Arsenal
17

I scored 100%

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mnoaaman94
15/09/2018
EG
31
points

greate ,


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mnoaaman94
15/09/2018 10:52
Egypt
Arsenal
31

greate ,

Faroo
14/09/2018
IR
11
points

Easy


Faroo
14/09/2018 21:54
Iran
Newcastle United
11

Easy

melihonur44's picture
melihonur44
11/09/2018
TR
17
points

so easy


melihonur44's picture
melihonur44
11/09/2018 15:55
Turkey
Liverpool
17

so easy

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2Liverpool110516
3Chelsea89520
4Arsenal85742
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8West Ham United7579
9AFC Bournemouth4667
10Crystal Palace4486

Level

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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'!