startled: slightly shocked or frightened because of a sudden surprise
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Harry Kane, England (2018)
Match the football idioms below with their literal meanings:
1. the Beautiful Game
2. it’s a funny old game
3. to be a game of two halves
4. a potential banana skin
5. to be honest
6. to play the ball, not the man
7. to be over the moon
8. to be as sick as a parrot
9. to be on a winning streak
10. at the end of the day
11. to go down to the wire
12. to be a big ask
13. to be held to a draw
14. by the skin of your teeth
15. to be a two-horse race
16. to play your heart out
17. to give 110%
18. to be strong on paper
19. to throw in the towel
20. back of the net!
Bobby Moore, England (1966)
LITERAL MEANINGS –
a) to feel very disappointed
b) to be a competition between two teams or groups only
d) to win several times in a row
e) more can happen later
f) the outcome is decided at the last moment
g) to be forced to end a competition with equal points
h) to quit
i) don’t make contact with another player
j) unpredictable things can happen
k) narrowly; only just
m) to compete with a lot of passion
n) to be a good idea in theory
o) in my opinion
p) an opportunity for something to go wrong
r) to try as hard as you possibly can
s) to feel very happy
t) to be a difficult thing to ask somebody to do
Never Enough from The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Sung by Loren Allred / Written by Justin Paul & Benj Pasek
Sing along to the video:
In my latest vocabulary lesson on YouTube, I teach eight foreign words used in English. The lesson was partly inspired by a conversation I overhead at the hairdresser’s. One woman called out to the other as she was leaving, “Call me sometime next week. We’ll have a tête-à-tête.” It’s not the first time my ESL-attuned ear […]
The 2018 FIFA World Cup – Discussion Questions for ESOL Classes!
Are your ESOL and EFL students keen to discuss the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which begins today? You could use these FREE discussion questions to get the conversation going!
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- Tell me about the World Cup.
- What do you like / dislike about it?
- Do you agree that there is too much sport on TV?
- What are the advantages / disadvantages of big events like this?
- Compare four teams.
- Rank four players.
- Invent your own World Cup song.
- Have you ever been to a major sporting event?
- What would happen if the World Cup was cancelled?
- What is the future for world football?
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New words – 11 June 2018