Will you be watching Euro 2016, which is starting this week? Football heroes can be very entertaining, and not just on the pitch. After a match, when the adrenalin is flowing and the blood is still pumping fast, this is not the best time to ask a footballer a question or to comment on the match. Famous for their skills with the ball
rather than with words, it's probably too much to expect them to say something memorable. But, strangely enough, they often do anyway – though it's memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Former English footballer Dion Dublin once said:
"Players win games, but managers give you the impotence to go and do it.” We assume Dion wanted to say: impetus
These two words sound quite similar but mean almost opposite things:
Learn English from the footballer's mistakes! Read through the quotes and pay special attention to the highlighted phrases, which are incorrect. Choose the correct phrase from the three given and then check your answer by clicking the "Get your results" button.
Deborah Capras, from the Spotlight Online archives
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