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Eric Maxim Chupo-Moting hits a volley.

Easy: Volley

Easy: Volley

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 volley. 

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: volley.

Jack: We’re going to look at how the word volley is used in football and other sports where the word volley is used.

Rich: Volley can be a verb or a noun and in sports, it describes hitting the ball before it touches the ground.

Jack: There is even a sport named after the word: volleyball.

Rich: The main idea behind volleyball is that you have to get the ball back over the other side of the net before the ball touches the ground.

Jack: To make a volley in volleyball you usually use your hand or fist although I’ve learned you can actually use any part of your body. The most important thing is that the ball doesn’t touch the ground.

Rich: Volleying is also an important part of tennis. A volley is hitting the ball with the tennis racket before the ball hits the ground.

Jack: Some tennis players are called serve and volleyers. These are players who serve the ball and then to run to the net to volley the return from an opponent.

Rich: This is popular when playing tennis on grass. You get a lot of players serving and volleying at tournaments like Wimbledon which is played on grass.

Jack: In football, volleys are an important part of the game, too.

Rich: When we talk about volleys we usually think about shooting at goal. 

Jack: He scored with a powerful volley. Volleys are often powerful shots but you need good technique to hit a volley well. 

Rich: Yes, it’s very easy to hit a volley way, way over the crossbar.

Jack: So, we can hit a volley or score with a volley - these are nouns. We can also use the verb. She volleyed the ball into the net.

Rich: We can also use it in defence. She volleyed the ball clear. When you hear this phrase you imagine a defender hitting the ball as far away from danger as possible.

Jack: Going back to shooting we also have the phrase a half-volley. He hit the ball on the half-volley or he scored with a half-volley from the edge of the area.

Rich: A half-volley is when you hit the ball as or just after the ball bounces.

Jack: A half-volley is slightly easier to control than a volley.


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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Naldo24
21/11/2020
PE
35
points

When I was a child, Every afternoon I played with my friends but I never scored a volley it is very sad. The majority of goals scored by volley are crazy. I like those kinds of goals.


Naldo24
21/11/2020 02:42
Peru
Liverpool
35

When I was a child, Every afternoon I played with my friends but I never scored a volley it is very sad. The majority of goals scored by volley are crazy. I like those kinds of goals.

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mobeckham
19/11/2020
TR
5488
points

The best volley I've ever seen was scored by Wayne Rooney against Newcastle United back in 2005 in his early days :)


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mobeckham
19/11/2020 19:40
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

The best volley I've ever seen was scored by Wayne Rooney against Newcastle United back in 2005 in his early days :)

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mobeckham
19/11/2020
TR
5488
points

I have scored a volley in a couple of times in my whole career and they were spectacular goals , once was in 2007 and the other way 5 years ago in 2015 , The first one was in Egypt and the other was in Turkey.
I still remember the atmosphere after the two goals though :)


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mobeckham
19/11/2020 19:38
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

I have scored a volley in a couple of times in my whole career and they were spectacular goals , once was in 2007 and the other way 5 years ago in 2015 , The first one was in Egypt and the other was in Turkey.
I still remember the atmosphere after the two goals though :)

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Yoshichika
19/11/2020
JP
21
points

The volley that left the most impression on me was the volley in the Asian Cup final 2011.
AFC Asian Cup final 2011, Australia vs Japan.
Japan won the championship with the wonderful volley!!


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Yoshichika
19/11/2020 02:49
Japan
Liverpool
21

The volley that left the most impression on me was the volley in the Asian Cup final 2011.
AFC Asian Cup final 2011, Australia vs Japan.
Japan won the championship with the wonderful volley!!

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Robert Tavares
18/11/2020
BR
290
points

Hi!
I haven't scored a volley in my short footballer career. Lol. My especialit was headers.

I remember a few awesome volleys, but the Max Rodriguez's one for Argentina against Mexico in 2006 Germany World Cup was superb!


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Robert Tavares
18/11/2020 22:26
Brazil
Leeds United
290

Hi!
I haven't scored a volley in my short footballer career. Lol. My especialit was headers.

I remember a few awesome volleys, but the Max Rodriguez's one for Argentina against Mexico in 2006 Germany World Cup was superb!

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marynchukdenys1984
17/11/2020
UA
169
points

Hello, yes sometimes I scored a volley goal but more times away over the crossbar;)))
A lot of outstanding goals in the Premier League were a volley, one better than others.


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marynchukdenys1984
17/11/2020 18:51
Ukraine
Liverpool
169

Hello, yes sometimes I scored a volley goal but more times away over the crossbar;)))
A lot of outstanding goals in the Premier League were a volley, one better than others.

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hsn
17/11/2020
TR
1401
points

Volley is a fantastic figure in football which combination of balance, guessing direction of the aired ball , being at the right place at the right time on the pitch and of course intellection.

The ball has to be meet your up position foot. It needs more practice and a little bit talent.

I ‘ve never scored a volley. The best volley I’ve ever seen is Ayhan young substitute player of Galatasaray FC get in the match last minutes and equalized the score with marvellous voley goal.


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hsn
17/11/2020 17:53
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
1401

Volley is a fantastic figure in football which combination of balance, guessing direction of the aired ball , being at the right place at the right time on the pitch and of course intellection.

The ball has to be meet your up position foot. It needs more practice and a little bit talent.

I ‘ve never scored a volley. The best volley I’ve ever seen is Ayhan young substitute player of Galatasaray FC get in the match last minutes and equalized the score with marvellous voley goal.

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