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Tottenham players at training.

Easy: Training

Easy: Training

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 training

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: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. 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: training.

Jack: There are two common uses of the word training. The first is when we talk about learning something - usually when it’s connected to work or doing a job.

Rich: Companies provide their workers with training so they can do their job better.

Jack: As an employee, you might get training in something. New members of staff might need training in specific computer programmes or new managers might need some training in business management.

Rich: Companies provide training for their staff.

Jack: Employers might offer specific training programmes or courses or they may provide training sessions on specific topics every week or month.

Rich: When we talk about football, training is also connected to work as training is designed to improve footballers skills and fitness levels.

Jack: Training is what footballers do at work on non-match days and it’s what football clubs provide so players can do their jobs better.

Rich: There are some common collocations that are used to talk about training.

Jack: Players go to training. Professionals go to training every day or nearly every day but kids and adults who play at an amateur level also go to training.

Rich: You might have a match on a Saturday or a Sunday and go to training on Tuesdays and Thursdays for example.

Jack: We talk about training sessions. After training, you might say to your coach or trainer that that was a really good training session.

Rich: A training session might last an hour with warm-up exercises, a focus on one area like shooting or passing and cooling down exercises.

Jack: Within a training session you might do training drills. A training drill is something that you repeat many times to improve.

Rich: Other common phrases include pre-season training, warm weather training or back in training. Pre-season training is the training that players do before the football season starts to increase fitness levels and get match fit.

Jack: Warm weather training is when a club travel to a warmer country in the middle of the season. 

Rich: I think that’s something only professional clubs do.

Jack: Yes, you’re probably right.  Another phrase we sometimes hear is back in training.

Rich: Yes, we often hear this when a player has been injured. The trainer or coach might say that a player is back in training. 

Jack: This often means that a player is training but not quite ready to play a match yet. 


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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What kind of training have you done?

Have you ever gone to football training?

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Michaelsun
17/03/2022
CN
738
points

Yes, I have gone to football training many times.


Michaelsun
17/03/2022 12:01
China
Manchester United
738

Yes, I have gone to football training many times.

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Gabriel Amaral
27/05/2021
BR
1512
points

I'm used to do some bodybuilding or even functional training every day.
And I also go to football training almost every day. It's what I do as my job.


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Gabriel Amaral
27/05/2021 19:50
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I'm used to do some bodybuilding or even functional training every day.
And I also go to football training almost every day. It's what I do as my job.

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Yigitcan
04/12/2020
AZ
48
points

I have done strength-training. I have gaining muscle, and I have been fat.I have been to football training with my neighbourhood team which is at the repairman.


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Yigitcan
04/12/2020 15:04
Azerbaijan
Leicester City
48

I have done strength-training. I have gaining muscle, and I have been fat.I have been to football training with my neighbourhood team which is at the repairman.

Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
02/12/2020
JP
76
points

I study English for at least 30 minutes every day.
This is my language "training".

And every Saturday and Sunday morning, I go jogging to keeping in shape.
This work out also is my "training".

But I have not gone to football training...


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Yoshichika
02/12/2020 05:49
Japan
Liverpool
76

I study English for at least 30 minutes every day.
This is my language "training".

And every Saturday and Sunday morning, I go jogging to keeping in shape.
This work out also is my "training".

But I have not gone to football training...

hsn's picture
hsn
02/12/2020
TR
5067
points

What kind of training have you done?
I got training in finance for one month to begin my new job. During working-life there were also many periodically in-service training programs.
At the university, I went to basketball training at an amateur level. It was training session included warm-up exercises, throwing and controlling the ball drills as well as learning how to block opponent players e.t.c.

Have you ever gone to football training?
At the high-school, I have gone football training for a short time.


hsn's picture
hsn
02/12/2020 05:05
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5067

What kind of training have you done?
I got training in finance for one month to begin my new job. During working-life there were also many periodically in-service training programs.
At the university, I went to basketball training at an amateur level. It was training session included warm-up exercises, throwing and controlling the ball drills as well as learning how to block opponent players e.t.c.

Have you ever gone to football training?
At the high-school, I have gone football training for a short time.

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mobeckham
01/12/2020
TR
6472
points

I have done some teachers training and how to improve myself as a teacher in many aspects.
I also have done lots of football training sessions with my local team in the city here.

I have gone to football training before in our home city.


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mobeckham
01/12/2020 19:08
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

I have done some teachers training and how to improve myself as a teacher in many aspects.
I also have done lots of football training sessions with my local team in the city here.

I have gone to football training before in our home city.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2020
UA
6204
points

A great many injured Liverpool players are now back in training.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2020 14:13
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

A great many injured Liverpool players are now back in training.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2020
UA
6204
points

I was long ago at a football training for a few weeks in the school gym sometime around 1974. All football skills which I have collected are, though, thanks to my father, who taught me football ABC and gave useful advice all through my life, and street&yard football.  


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2020 14:00
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

I was long ago at a football training for a few weeks in the school gym sometime around 1974. All football skills which I have collected are, though, thanks to my father, who taught me football ABC and gave useful advice all through my life, and street&yard football.  

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2020
UA
6204
points

I've been doing some training in learning German for a month approximately.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2020 13:54
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

I've been doing some training in learning German for a month approximately.

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