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  1. The offense needs to get a to score right away to start the game off well.
  2. The other team tried to score many times, but couldn't get the ball past the .
  3. Hurry up. The is still going.
  4. The guide for our hike had a much than what I expected.
  5. Would you to eat something hot or something cold?
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#409 Futsal and Soccer
Nathan compares futsal and soccer.

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one keeper

You have five people, so there are four players and one keeper or goalie.

A 'keeper' or 'goalie' is the person who stands in the goal and blocks the ball when the other team tries to score. This person protects the goal. Notice the following:

  1. The keeper made an amazing block that saved the team.
  2. This keeper is considered the best in the league.

stop clock

There's a stop clock in international and professional futsal games.

A 'stop clock' is a digital clock that shows the amount of time left to play in the game. When there is a break in play this clock can be stopped until the game starts again. Notice the following:

  1. Sample
  2. Sample

get a chance to score

Defenders can play forward, which is kind of fun because they get a chance to score too.

When you 'get a chance to score' you have the opportunity to make a goal by kicking the ball into the other team's goal. Notice the following:

  1. It wasn't until the second half that either team even got a chance to score.
  2. The other team was so aggressive that your team didn't get a chance to score.

which do you prefer

So which do you prefer, soccer or the big football or futsal?

When you ask someone which of something they 'prefer' you are asking which one they like better. Notice the following:

  1. Do you prefer Central or South America?
  2. We have coffee and tea. Which do you prefer?

it is a harder pace

At the moment, I enjoy futsal a little bit more because it is a harder pace.

In this case a 'harder pace' is a more difficult or faster speed. Notice the following:

  1. Now that I am older I can't handle games that have a harder pace.
  2. The advanced class has a harder pace than the regular class.