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.
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.
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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.
- 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.