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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


Hello LillySun,

As you say, the construction here has a passive verb form. The active form would be:

Do people treat you any differently to boys?

The question is asking if female player are given the same respect as male players, if they are treated as seriously and so on.


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I love Volley Ball, the sport I was practicing as a teenager, but I like sportive gym, swimming, football, funboard, Stand Up Paddle and many others.
I would like to have a job related to sport, may be a journalist.
The women must obviously have the same rights than men. (Teachers : where must I put obviously ?)
I don't think GRS is for men (Gym with balls, ribbons and hoops..)

Hello Stephane,

'obviously' is an adverb that is fairly flexible in terms of its position in a sentence. Where you have put it is correct and probably the place I would also put it, but it could also be the first word of the sentence. In that case, and in general when an adverb is the first word, a comma is put after it: 'Obviously, women must have the same rights as men.' (Note I corrected two small errors in your otherwise perfect sentence.)

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My favourite sports are basketball, volleyball, taekwando, ice-skate.
I think, they shouldn't, every women can do all sports which they want to do.

Football and volleyball
In my opinion, they shouldn't
I don't know

My favourite sport is swimming. And I don't know any sports only men or only women should play.

Sorry, the misprint I pointed out is in "Transcript" not in "Task3".

Hello! I guess there should be "There're" instead of "There's" in the following sentence:
"There’s many teams that cater for girls' football." (Task3; Karen)
Best wishes,

Hello Dima,

Grammatically, you are correct. However, there are many varieties of natural everyday English which use non-standard forms. You can hear the speaker say 'There wasn't many opportunities...', for example, and this use of there's followed by a plural noun is actually quite common in some dialects. However, the sentence you highlight is a misprint and I have corrected it in the transcript. Thank you for highlighting this for us.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

no discriminate