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Easy: Equaliser

Easy: Equaliser

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 equaliser

You can find more Premier Vocabulary 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.

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Rich: The phrase we are looking at in this episode is equaliser.

Jack: An equaliser is a goal that is scored to make the scores between the two teams the same or equal.

Rich: If a team are losing 1-0 and then they score to make it 1-1 that goal is called the equaliser.

Jack: The team have equalised. 

Rich: So, it can be a verb and a noun. Equaliser is the noun and equalise is the verb.

Jack: Have a listen to this short dialogue to help you understand this a little more.

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Rich: Come on! We’ve got to start playing better. They’re going to equalise - I can feel it.

Jack: There’s only a few minutes left. I think we’re going to do it. Come on you Reds!

Rich: Here we go. They’ve got a corner. No! 1-1! That’s the equaliser.

Jack: Hold on a minute. Look at the referee. It’s been disallowed. Their equaliser is not going to count.

Rich: And there’s the final whistle. Get in!

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Jack: Let’s look at the word equaliser in a bit more detail.

Rich: There are some very strong collocations with the word equaliser that you hear a lot when we talk about football.

Jack: Remember that a collocation is two or more words that are used next to each other a lot.

Rich: The most common collocations with equaliser are those connected to time because we often talk about equalisers near the end of a match.

Jack: I suppose when they happen near the end of a match it’s much more exciting. OK, so some common collocations connected to time include a last-minute equaliser, a late equaliser, a 90th or 89th-minute equaliser, an injury-time equaliser or a last-gasp equaliser

Rich: We also often talk about whether the team deserved the equaliser or not. We deserve something when we have done well or worked hard for a result.

Jack: So if a team has played well and equalise in the last minute we often hear the collocation a deserved equaliser.

Rich: But if the team haven’t been so good and get lucky near the end of a game we often hear the collocation an undeserved equaliser. 

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Jack: One final important thing to remember is the spelling. In British English, we use an ‘s’ when we say equalise or equaliser.

Rich: In American English we use a ‘z’ when we say equalize or equalizer.

Jack: But the pronunciation is the same and we use a /z/ sound. This can be a difficult sound for some.

Rich: /zzzzzz/ cars, balls, zebra, puzzle, equalise, equaliser.

Final whistle

Jack: There is the final whistle!

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

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

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How do fans feel when their team score a last-minute equaliser?

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PhuCuong
25/05/2024
VN
103
points

Supporters must be excited because their team efforts finally pay off.


PhuCuong
25/05/2024 09:06
Vietnam
Arsenal
103

Supporters must be excited because their team efforts finally pay off.

KareemZain
08/08/2023
EG
383
points

Fans must feel proud and happy when their team manages to score a last-minute equaliser.


KareemZain
08/08/2023 15:01
Egypt
Manchester City
383

Fans must feel proud and happy when their team manages to score a last-minute equaliser.

Michaelsun
17/02/2022
CN
738
points

The fans feel very happy when their team score a last-minute equalizer.


Michaelsun
17/02/2022 09:25
China
Manchester United
738

The fans feel very happy when their team score a last-minute equalizer.

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Gabriel Amaral
30/04/2021
BR
1512
points

They feel excited, certainlly!!


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Gabriel Amaral
30/04/2021 14:40
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

They feel excited, certainlly!!

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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020
UA
6292
points

There can't exist undeserved equalisers imho, only deserved lessons for a "to-be winner".


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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020 16:29
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

There can't exist undeserved equalisers imho, only deserved lessons for a "to-be winner".

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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020
UA
6292
points

"Equalizer" 's spelt with "zee" :-),

"equaliser", though, with "es",

I'd have my swimming in the sea, -

it's equal to not having stress.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020 16:25
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

"Equalizer" 's spelt with "zee" :-),

"equaliser", though, with "es",

I'd have my swimming in the sea, -

it's equal to not having stress.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020
UA
6292
points

My aim is to get an equaliser in a few days in my competition with MoBeckham. I'll be back! (c)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020 16:09
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

My aim is to get an equaliser in a few days in my competition with MoBeckham. I'll be back! (c)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020
UA
6292
points

After having seen a last-moment equaliser, fans are to feel elated, joyous, and happy.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/12/2020 16:07
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

After having seen a last-moment equaliser, fans are to feel elated, joyous, and happy.

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hsn
21/04/2020
TR
5533
points

Last shoot which provides equalise is a nightmare for winning team.

I follow Premier League. Many goals take place in extra time.

During the game if difference is one goal winning team shouldn't try to decrease game's tempo in order to "gain the time" In this case second goal will ensure to win.


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hsn
21/04/2020 18:55
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5533

Last shoot which provides equalise is a nightmare for winning team.

I follow Premier League. Many goals take place in extra time.

During the game if difference is one goal winning team shouldn't try to decrease game's tempo in order to "gain the time" In this case second goal will ensure to win.

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