ESL students can also enjoy watching NFL football. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know some basic vocabulary. That is why this guide will make it very easy to understand. We also have the benefit of our funny made-up character, Fred, to help make the learning more fun.
1.Touchdown- When a team scores six points.
Example: Fred scored three touchdowns yesterday. He was so happy.
2. Kickoff- In the beginning of the game, and after a team scores, one team kicks the ball to the other
Example: The kickoff is Fred’s favorite play because he is a kicker.
3. Extra Point- After a touchdown, a team tries to kick the ball through the upright for one point.
Example: Fred’s team won 6-0 yesterday. They missed the extra point.
4. Offense- This is the team with the ball.
Example: Fred only likes to play on offense. He likes to score touchdowns.
5. Defense- This is the team without the ball.
Example: Fred can never play defense. He only likes it when he has the ball.
6. Trash talk- One team talks bad about another.
Example: Jim got punched. He tried too much trash talk.
7. Touchdown Dance- After a touchdown, some players will do a funny dance.
Example: Fred’s touchdown dance always makes me laugh. He puts his hands on his butt.
8. Blowout- This is when one team wins by a lot of points.
Example: Fred is crazy sometimes. He called our game yesterday a blowout. But, the score was only 6-0.
9.Two minute warning- With two minutes left in the half, and in the game, the teams are warned of this. They take a short break.
Example: Fred was surprised the game was over. I told him that we just had the two minute warning. He shouldn’t be surprised.
10. Field Goal- When a team scores three points. They have to kick the ball over the goal post.
Example: Fred got confused. He ran on the field and did a touchdown dance after our team scored a field goal. I told him that it was only a field goal.
What is your favorite NFL team? Who will win the Super Bowl next year?