Pronunciation

Quick Pronunciation Exercise (19) – FOOTBALL

It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. These quick exercises will help you learn the symbols.

Students often find that they can pronounce a ‘difficult’ word much more easily once they see it written phonetically, because English spelling is often quite treacherous, so to speak!

You will also see how often the schwa sound is used in English.

Can you work out these 12 football-related words?

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Check out the main Quick English Pronunciation Exercises page with the full list of exercises and links to very useful pronunciation videos.

SPEAKING SKILLS: CONVERSATION QUESTIONS

Click on a topic for a list of conversation questions you can use in class or a language exchange.

Football / Soccer

Social Media

Music

Books and Reading

Films and Cinema

Answers

1. kick-off
2. captain
3. pitch
4. striker
5. shoot
6. corner
7. tackle
8. foul
9. whistle
10. yellow card
11. equaliser
12. extra time

Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (32)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Correct the mistakes.

  1. Does anybody know where is my bag?
  2. Why haven’t you finished your homeworks yet?
  3. He turned off the TV because the news was depressing.
  4. They spent the afternoon in Hyde Park.
  5. How was the party? Did you enjoy yourselves?
  6. Do you have everything what you need?
  7. We stayed in New York during five days.
  8. I saw Alex standing outside of the cinema.















    Answers

    1. Does anybody know where my bag is?

    2. Why haven’t you finished your homework yet?

    3. ✅

    4. ✅

    5. ✅

    6. Do you have everything you need / that you need?

    7. We stayed in New York for five days.

    8. I saw Alex standing outside the cinema.