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Languagecaster Main Report: 5 Things To Know About the North London Derby

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This weekend sees the second North London derby of the season - one of the biggest derbies in English football - between Tottenham and Arsenal. In this report we feature five important things about the North London derby.

Football Glossary: (to) Fall through

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(to) Fall through: When a transfer or deal does not go ahead despite looking like it would do for a long time.

Football Glossary: The FA

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The FA: The Football Association, the organisers of the Premier League and the England national team.

Football Listening Report: 2013 Champions League Knock-out Stage

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The 2012-13 Champions League knock-out stage starts next week with 16 teams battling it out to try and reach the final that takes place on 25th May at Wembley Stadium. The two-legged ties promise to be mouth-watering affairs and so on this week's main football report the languagecaster team looks ahead to some top European club action.

Learn English through Football Podcast: FA Cup Language

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On this week's football podcast for learners of English, we focus on the 'romance of the cup' and look at some of the language associated with the English FA Cup. Damon also introduces the phrase 'to line up a bid for' before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes games from the African Nations Cup, England and of course the FA Cup 4th round.

Main Listening Report: The Language of the FA Cup

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On this week's main listening report we look at some of the language related to the FA Cup.

Learn English Through Football Podcast: Bending the Rules in Football

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On this week's football podcast for learners of English, we take a look at what constitutes cheating in football.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Argentina, Germany and Serbia

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In this week's review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary, including the World Cup qualifiers that recently took place.

2012-13 Languagecaster Podcast: 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

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On this week's football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian look forward to some more World Cup qualifiers taking place this week.

Main Listening Report: Profile of Leo Messi

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This weekend sees the first clasico meeting of 2012-13 and so on this week's main report we profile one of the best players in the world: Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Weekly Football Phrase: To Boss the Game

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Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase 'to boss the game'.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: BATE, Big Spenders and Italian Match-fixing

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In this week's review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary, including the Champions League games involving BATE and Bayern Munich.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Klose, Almeyda and Terry

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In this week's review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary

Football Glossary: World Cup

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World Cup: The biggest football tournament in the world is held every four years and features 32 international teams.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Málaga, Milan and Handshakes

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On this week's reading review section we look back at some of the first games from the 2012-13 Champions League group stages seasons, wonders what is happening in Milan and report another handshake problem in England.

Football Glossary: X-Rated Tackle

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(an) X-rated tackle: A terrible tackle that could end in a bad injury, a tackle that is horrible to watch.

Football Glossary: Yellow Card

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Yellow Card: A caution or booking: if a player commits a serious foul then the referee can give him a yellow card - one more similar offence and he will be sent off

Football Glossary: Yob

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Yob: A hooligan, a thug, someone involved in violent behaviour at a football match

Languagecaster 2012-13 Podcast: World Cup Qualification

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On this week's football podcast, Damian takes a look at the qualification system for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Main Listening Report: 2014 World Cup Qualifying System

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The World Cup in Brazil is still nearly two years away but the qualifying process to decide the 31 countries that will join hosts Brazil in the finals has been running since June 2011. On this week's report we take a look at how each of the FIFA Federations decide which teams will qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Real, Liverpool and Manchester United

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Some silverware, a horrible back pass and a nasty gash all feature this week.

Languagecaster Podcast 2012-13: The Premier League Preview

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On this week's football podcast, Damon and Damian preview the 2012-13 Premier League in our main report. We also look at some football language - this week we are highlighting some phrases from our huge glossary page before finishing with our weekly predictions battle.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 5 goals, PSG and Pardew

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On this week's review section we look back at some of the first games of the Spanish and English seasons and wonder what is happening in Paris.

Quiz: Football Glossary – A

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In this languagecaster.com's football glossary quiz we have 8 questions for you to answer about football phrases that begin with the letter 'A'.

Football Cliché: There are no easy games

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today we're going to look at a footballing cliché: a phrase that has been used so much that it shows a lack of originality, a phrase that is very predictable. So here goes with this week's cliché. "There are no easy games."

Football Cliché: A Game of Two Halves

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The languagecaster team explain a new football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. Click on the link below to learn about the phrase 'a game of two halves', while you can also read the transcript.

Euro 2012 Headline: Spain start with Silva and end with gold

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During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will explain a football headline that has appeared in the English-speaking press. Today's headline is Spain start with Silva and end with gold

Euro 2012 Football Language: A Hoodoo

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During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will be looking at some of the words and phrases that emerge from the competition. Today we explain the phrase 'A hoodoo'.

Euro 2012 Language Quiz: Day 19

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Today's quiz looks back at some of the words and expressions that we tweeted about during the quarter-final matches of Euro 2012.

Euro 2012 Football Phrase: to be bullish

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Today's Euro 2012 phrase is 'to be bullish'

Euro 2012 Headline of the Day: England’s familiar spot of bother

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During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will explain a football headline that has appeared in the English-speaking press. Today's headline is 'England's familiar spot of bother'.

Euro 2012: Review of Group D

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Today's main report reviews the first round of matches in Group D from the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. You can listen to the report by clicking on the link below, while vocabulary support (in bold) appears at the foot of the report for learners who wish to improve their English.

Euro Listening Report: Group B Review

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We continue our reviews of the first round of matches from the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine by looking at the group of death: Group B. You can listen to the report while there is also a worksheet.

Listening Report: Group A Review

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Today's main report reviews the first round of matches from the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine and starts with Group A. There is also a worksheet with answers for those who wish to practice their English.

Euro 2012 Football Phrase: A tap-in

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In today's Euro 2012 phrase we explain the phrase a 'tap-in'. You can understand more about the word or phrase by listening to the mp3 and reading the transcript that comes with this post.

Euro 2012 Newspaper Language: Weave Done It – Roo heads winner with new hairdo

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During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will explain a football headline that has appeared in the English-speaking press. Today's headline is Weave Done It - Roo heads winner with new hairdo

Euro 2012 Newspaper Language: Karagounis avoids Greece exit and makes Russia pay

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During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will explain a football headline that has appeared in the English-speaking press. Today's headline is Karagounis avoids Greece exit and makes Russia pay.

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Weekly Football Phrase: It’s a funny old game

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This week, languagecaster.com introduce the football cliche 'it's a funny old game'.

Weekly Fotball Phrase: Smash and Grab

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This week, languagecaster.com digs into its archives and brings you the football phrase 'smash and grab'.

Languagecaster Podcast 2012-13: The Reds – a look at the coming season

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On this week's football podcast, Damon makes some predictions about his team, Liverpool's chances this season in our main report. We also look at some football language this week again we are highlighting some phrases from our huge glossary page before finishing with our weekly predictions battle. Listen only to the main report here [.