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Jack Wilshere dribbling past Tottenham defenders.

Easy: Dribble

Easy: Dribble

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases. Things you use and need to know to play the game.

 

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the word dribble

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases; things you use and need to know to play the game.


Rich: The word we are looking at in this episode is dribble.

Jack: OK, dribble. Let’s start with what it means outside of football. Dribble is connected to liquid. A baby dribbles a lot.

Rich: Yes, babies can’t talk or walk but they can dribble. It describes the liquid - the saliva - that comes out of their mouths all the time and over their lips and down their chins.

Jack: Babies dribble a lot. It’s kind of cute and disgusting at the same time.

Rich: Maybe if you’re talking about your own kids!

Jack: So, to dribble or a dribble is connected to the accidental spillage of a liquid. Water might dribble down the side of a glass if it’s too full, you might dribble a bit of olive oil on your lap while you are pouring it on your salad.

Rich: When we talk about football, dribble has an entirely different meaning. On the pitch to dribble means to run with the ball at your feet.

Jack: Attacking players and wingers are the players who dribble with the ball most. They try to dribble past defenders.

Rich: You can go on a dribble. Players usually pass the ball to a teammate but they can decide to go on a dribble.

Jack: It’s probably one of the most exciting parts of the game - watching players dribble; watching Raheem Sterling or Sadio Mane running at defenders and dribbling with the ball.

Rich: A player who dribbles can be called a dribbler. I think there are fewer dribblers in the game than there used to be. Who do you think are some of the greatest dribblers?

Jack: There have been lots. It’d be easy to choose Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi but at the moment in the Premier League, I’d say Wolves’ Adama Traore and maybe Wilfrid Zaha at Crystal Palace. They are both fantastic dribblers.


Rich: There is the final whistle!

Jack: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Who is the best dribbler in the Premier League?

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KareemZain
08/08/2023
EG
383
points

In my opinion, the best dribbler in the Premier League is Mohamed Salah.


KareemZain
08/08/2023 19:45
Egypt
Manchester City
383

In my opinion, the best dribbler in the Premier League is Mohamed Salah.

Michaelsun
20/02/2022
CN
738
points

De Bruyne is the best dribbler in Premier League this season.


Michaelsun
20/02/2022 09:23
China
Manchester United
738

De Bruyne is the best dribbler in Premier League this season.

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Gabriel Amaral
10/05/2021
BR
1512
points

Mohammed Salah, off course!


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
10/05/2021 18:45
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Mohammed Salah, off course!

Kirill Karev's picture
Kirill Karev
17/07/2020
RU
3
points

I think is a Adama Traore
Thank you for podcast


Kirill Karev's picture
Kirill Karev
17/07/2020 11:23
Russia
Liverpool
3

I think is a Adama Traore
Thank you for podcast

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
29/06/2020
TR
6511
points

I think the best dribblers in the Premier League were Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez but since they left the league unfortunately so I think the current best dribblers are Riyad Mahrez and Adama Traore.
Willian and Paul Pogba are brilliant as well.


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mobeckham
29/06/2020 19:37
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I think the best dribblers in the Premier League were Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez but since they left the league unfortunately so I think the current best dribblers are Riyad Mahrez and Adama Traore.
Willian and Paul Pogba are brilliant as well.

Hanif Hosseini
29/06/2020
IR
2
points

Wilfred Zaha is the best dribbler in the Premier League.


Hanif Hosseini
29/06/2020 15:48
Iran
Arsenal
2

Wilfred Zaha is the best dribbler in the Premier League.

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