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Women's football

Joe visits the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to watch the Ladies Academy side compete and to learn more about women’s football in England. Will they win?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I don't know the meaning of what Joe said " I'm rubbish at this " ... Could anyone answer my question ?

Hello May Thida Su,

If you're rubbish at something, you are bad at it. 

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello dear team. Could you help me to understand this structure:
"not only did your team win but you scored two of the goals" by Joe.
how can I use it? I mean, when I want to do similar sentences, will I have to use the interrogative form? e.g. could I say the following sentences?
"not only do I speak but I sing" or "not only am I dancing, I'm also singing" or even "not only did I drive, I also walked" thanks a lot in advance, you guys are the best

Hello Joel-0505,

All of those sentences are correct - well done.

As you have identified, this construction uses inversion. This is a way of adding emphasis and it is quite common in situations such as political speeches where the speaker is trying to convince or enthuse an audience.



The LearnEnglish Team

thanks sr, I really appreciate all your help!

What (structure in place)mean

Hello fidaasiddig,

To have a structure in place means to have a way of organising something already prepared. For example, if I want to form a new club then first I might organise premises, design a website, hire some people to help me with it and so on. If I did these things before officially announcing my plans then I could say that I have a structure in place.



The LearnEnglish Team

My favorite sports are football, tennis and wrestling.
I think we have to treat women the same way we treat men, whether it be in the world of sports or elsewhere. I don’t see any problem with a woman practising a sport and I would like to say "let women live their dreams". We have to support them because they may have qualities that man doesn’t have, and I suppose we have to invest the same amount of money in women’s sport as we do in men’s sport.
To finish, I think there isn't sport where only men or women play because if you want to have a good level in any sport, you have to train every day to hope for your aim.

I think there is no limitations about who should play in football man or woman as well as in other sports, if women want do this then let them do.
Football is one of my favorite kind of sport there is also bicycling, skiing and skating.

Is it ok if someone says, 'Don't kick the ball sitting' or it has to be 'while seated' or just 'seated' or 'in sitting position'?
and please also guide me about this:
Be standing while kicking the ball?
Be standing kicking the ball?
Stand while kicking the ball?