1188 Women and Football



Daniel and Valeria talk about women and football in their countries.

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Valeria: How about women? How do they live football, soccer?

Daniel: Well recently they are getting more and more into football and if you go to the stadium you can see more and more women come in and once they get into football it's really common to see them at the stadium for example. So and it's really nice because it used to be a kind of activity just for men, like supporting teams, knowing about football, going to the stadium but now it's more like you get a lot of couples there and you get a lot of families so I think it's a good point that women are getting more and more involved. So are you involved in football, are you into football?

Valeria: Actually, I'm kind of a weird case for my country because I'm not very interested in soccer but still I know when there is a match, about the result and I have my favorite team as well but I don't watch the match but I'm very, very weird. I'm not the rule at all. I'm kind of the exception.

Daniel: So basically in Argentina women would be interested in football?

Valeria: Women are like this, the same as in Chile, they are getting more and more involved with soccer. In the past it was like a social activity that you are a woman and you are with your family, your father, your brother, your boyfriend, your husband and you shared the moment and now more and more they are, I mean women are playing soccer, going to the stadium or we can see like girls meeting for watching the match.

Daniel: Wow, that's good.

 

 

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

couple

You get a lot of couples there and you get a lot of families.

Used like this, 'couple' refers to a romantic pair of people. This can mean either people who are married or in a relationship. Notice the following:

  1. I didn't know they were a couple. I thought they were just friends.
  2. There won't be many people at the party, just a few couples.

involved

Are you involved in football, are you into football?

Something that you are 'involved in' is something that you do or participate in regularly. Notice the following:

  1. He is very involved with the music programs at his school.
  2. She first got involved with volunteer work when she was in middle school.

I'm not the rule

I'm very, very weird. I'm not the rule at all. I'm kind of the exception.

When you say that you are 'not the rule,' it means that most people think or act differently from you. Notice the following:

  1. We love spicy food, but are definitely not the rule in this area.
  2. I like to wake up early, but I'm not the rule.

I'm the exception

I'm very, very weird. I'm not the rule at all. I'm kind of the exception.

You are the 'exception' when you do not follow the general rule and are different from most people. Notice the following:

  1. Her whole family is really tall, so she's the exception.
  2. Not many people worked while they were in school. I am kind of the exception.

social activity

In the past soccer was like a social activity.

A 'social activity' is something that you do for fun where you can be around other people. Notice the following:

  1. We were involved in some of the same social activities when we were in school.
  2. She was never very serious about volleyball. It was like a social activity, because all her friends were in it.

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
couple • involved • the rule
exception • social
  1. After being friends for about 5 years, they finally became a .
  2. Our school offers many activities for students and teachers to get involved.
  3. She speaks 4 languages fluently, but is definitely not for people from this area.
  4. High school is the best time to get in new activities.
  5. I start work early every day, with the being Sundays.