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Cooling down in hot weather.

Medium: Cool Down

Medium: Cool Down

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 medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There are lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.

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 phrase cool down

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 medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There will be lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.


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

Jack: Cool down is a phrasal verb and has a few meanings. The first is to used to describe something or someone becoming cool or cooler.

Rich: You might be hot and need to cool down. Jumping in a swimming pool or the sea might help you cool down on a hot day.

Jack: The weather is cooling down here after some really hot weather over the last few weeks.

Rich: The second meaning is strongly connected to sport and exercise.

Rich: Before we do sport and exercise we should warm up. To warm up we often do short exercises to stretch our muscles and prepare our body for activity.

Jack: After we do sport and exercise we should cool down. Cooling down is doing light exercises after more energetic sports and exercise.

Rich: Cooling down in this way can prevent injuries.

Jack: We can also use cool down in this way as an adjective or a noun.

Rich: After a match players always do a cooldown. Each player may have their own cool-down routine.


Jack: The next meaning of cool down is connected to a person’s temperament. 

Rich: To cool down can mean to become calm or less angry about something.

Jack: Listen to this piece of football commentary:

Rich: That’s another bad tackle from Davies. He’s already on a yellow card. He needs to cool down or he’ll get sent off.

Jack: Now have a listen to this conversation:

Rich: I can’t believe he got the promotion in front of me. I’m going to go and speak to the boss right now.

Jack: I think it might be better if you cool down a bit first. Shouting at your boss probably won’t help the situation.

Rich: Cool down. To become cool or cooler or to become calm and less angry.


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. 

Discuss

  • How do you cool down after exercise?
  • Can you think of a situation when you needed to cool down because you were angry?

Write your answers in the comments section below.

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Michaelsun
20/02/2022
CN
738
points

I walk slowly as a kind of cool down after exercise.
I can think of situation when I need to cool down because I were angry.


Michaelsun
20/02/2022 13:17
China
Manchester United
738

I walk slowly as a kind of cool down after exercise.
I can think of situation when I need to cool down because I were angry.

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Gabriel Amaral
13/05/2021
BR
1512
points

I usually prefer to listen to musics.
When I was sent off by the referee on a situation that I wasn't guilty.


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Gabriel Amaral
13/05/2021 15:20
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I usually prefer to listen to musics.
When I was sent off by the referee on a situation that I wasn't guilty.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
6220
points

After a clownish getting down on the pitch like a bag of potatoes, Rahim Sterling went on to make believe he was wrongly tackled. ManCity stroke a goal from the spot and the Shakhtar supporters were not able to cool down for a long long time.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:25
Ukraine
Liverpool
6220

After a clownish getting down on the pitch like a bag of potatoes, Rahim Sterling went on to make believe he was wrongly tackled. ManCity stroke a goal from the spot and the Shakhtar supporters were not able to cool down for a long long time.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
6220
points

After-match cooldown exercises may vary: from getting a good sports massage to just lying on the floor and thinking of a deep warm blue sea and oneself in it bathing. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:19
Ukraine
Liverpool
6220

After-match cooldown exercises may vary: from getting a good sports massage to just lying on the floor and thinking of a deep warm blue sea and oneself in it bathing. :-)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020
UA
6220
points

I can hardly remember a  a situation when I needed to cool down because I was angry: being angry is not my cup of tea.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
06/12/2020 03:14
Ukraine
Liverpool
6220

I can hardly remember a  a situation when I needed to cool down because I was angry: being angry is not my cup of tea.

Fjchaves1991
24/07/2020
BR
185
points

1- I sit and drink a lot of fresh water.

2 - Frequently when I play video game. When I lose a match I become angry and need turn off the video game and cool down my mind. Never works, because I lose again, again and again.


Fjchaves1991
24/07/2020 23:47
Brazil
Manchester City
185

1- I sit and drink a lot of fresh water.

2 - Frequently when I play video game. When I lose a match I become angry and need turn off the video game and cool down my mind. Never works, because I lose again, again and again.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
23/07/2020
UA
6220
points

When I saw that Liverpool could not reach the one-hundred-point mark I needed some time to cool down. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
23/07/2020 01:23
Ukraine
Liverpool
6220

When I saw that Liverpool could not reach the one-hundred-point mark I needed some time to cool down. :-)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
23/07/2020
UA
6220
points

After a long run on a bike I usually drink a lot of water to cool down.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
23/07/2020 01:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
6220

After a long run on a bike I usually drink a lot of water to cool down.

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mobeckham
23/07/2020
TR
6473
points

I drink some water to cool down after exercise.
I should have been cooler down when I was watching United losing to Barcelona in the UCL finals 2009 & 2011 as I was so angry.
Football is all about respect.


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mobeckham
23/07/2020 00:29
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

I drink some water to cool down after exercise.
I should have been cooler down when I was watching United losing to Barcelona in the UCL finals 2009 & 2011 as I was so angry.
Football is all about respect.

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