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  1. It's always been an for him to arrive on time.
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  3. It that the older you get, the easier it is to forget things.
  4. No how far away she is, she still come home every Christmas.
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1185 Football Culture

Daniel and Valeria talk about how football is such an important part of their culture.

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I think that's an issue.

Something that is an 'issue' is a problem. Notice the following:

  1. When you own an old house, there are many issues that you have to deal with.
  2. Public transportation is a really big issue around here.


If you choose a team, that's the team you support forever.

The team that you support is your favorite and you are a fan of that team. Notice the following:

  1. A lot of people supported the South African football team during the World Cup.
  2. Even though they live in the USA, they still support England for soccer teams.

it is said

In Argentina it is said there are two things that you cannot change, your mum and your team.

'It is said' is a passive way to say 'people say.' Notice the following:

  1. It is said that eating oranges will help you avoid getting a cold.
  2. It is said that if you eat a lot of carrots, your vision will be good.

no matter how ...

No matter how bad things are for your team, you have to support the same team all your life.

You can use this phrase to show that regardless of the circumstances something will still happen. Notice the following:

  1. No matter how long we go without seeing each other, she is still one of my best friends.
  2. No matter how tired I am, I can always watch a movie.


We don't have that saying in Chile.

A 'saying' is a common phrase that is used among a group of people. Notice the following:

  1. That is a saying that my grandmother uses.
  2. Sayings are some of the most difficult parts to learn in a second language.