Word of the week – Euro 2012

The Euro 2012 Football Competition started last week so here’s some football vocabulary for you:

a foul (n) to foul someone (v) = goes against the rules of the game.  For example if one player kicks another player or does something he is not allowed to do this is a foul.  That was an awful foul by Balotelli, he deserves a red card for that.    

a tackle (n) to tackle someone (v) = to get the ball from an opponent.  That was a great tackle by Piquet.

Equaliser (n) to equalise (v) = a goal which makes the score equal.  Rooney scored the equaliser to make it 2-2.  

Remember this website has some great activities for practising your English and they have a new Euro 2012 section too:

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

Have a great weekend and I hope you will be cheering England on tonight!! x 

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

This weekend the U.K (and commonwealth countries) have been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  This means she has been the Queen for 60 years! There are many celebrations going on around the U.K and many people are having parties.

I’m a bit sad I’m missing all the celebrations and the 2 days extra holidays that everyone has but I’ve enjoyed seeing it all on the news.  If you want to see pictures and read about more about the Jubilee you can find a lot of information on  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/ this website has news for teenagers.

St Patrick’s Day

Did you know that tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day?

It’s an Irish holiday which is celebrated in many countries, mainly with a lot of parties  You can find information about the history of St Patrick’s Day on the above website.  You can also learn related words such as Leprechauns (see picture below) and rainbow. 

Leprechaun

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