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Filipe learns more about healthy eating.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

In this issue, Filipe learns how healthy eating can improve his performance on the pitch and bring his family closer together.
Felipe and the team are playing against a rival team. Coach shouts “Come on Felipe! The player from the other team has gone past you again.” Felipe feels tired and weak. Felipe is unsteady on his feet. His head starts to spin and he faints in the middle of the pitch.

 

In this activity, you have to match the phrases from the story with the descriptions.
Match the words to their definitions.
The players carry Filipe to the side of the pitch.   Filipe comes round slowly. “What happened?” he asks. “You fainted.” says coach and passes him some water. “Here eat this, it will help.” Coach passes Filipe a banana, which Filipe looks at suspiciously but he eats it.  Filipe stands up. I feel much better now. He feels embarrassed about what happened.  Filipe and Bruno are walking home after the match. “See you later coach” says Budi.  Filipe reaches into his bag and takes out a a bag of sweets.  Coach looks on wisely.   Monday at training and Coach is talking to the team.  The coach tells the team about the energy in a banana.   “Look at this.” says coach. Coach shows the team how long energy from a banana lasts in comparison to a chocolate bar.  Coach and Filipe are walking off after training talking about healthy food.

 

Filipe calls his mum to ask about healthy food. His mum tells him to take some money to buy a sandwich.   Filipe walks past the fruit and veg shop, but is too shy to go in.   Goes to his local burger joint, sees some friends “Hi Filipe, want to join us?”   The coach walks past and looks annoyed as he sees Filipe tucking into his burger.

 

On his way home, Filipe bumps into Bruno in the street. He has a bag of shopping. “What you got?” says Filipe.  “It’s my turn to cook tonight.”   “Cook!” Filipe is surprised.  “Yeah, we take it in turns to cook in our house. Do you want to come and help? asks Bruno.  Images show Bruno and Filipe cutting up vegetables and putting pans on the cooker.

 

Filipe and Bruno’s family sit down for dinner together.  Lots of healthy food and water on the table. Filipe is enjoying the food and the family eating together.

 

Language - Countable or uncountable

Filipe eats lots of burgers but doesn't eat much fresh fruit. Some types of food are countable nouns and others are uncountable. Burgers are countable but fruit is an uncountable noun. When we use countable nouns, we usually say 'a lot of' or 'lots of' in the positive form and 'not many' in a negative sentence. When we use uncountable nouns, we also use 'a lot of' in positive sentences but in negative sentences we usually use 'much', e.g. Filipe doesn't eat much fruit.

Activity 2: In this activity, decide if the sentence uses a countable or uncountable noun, tehn decide if you should use, 'lots of', 'much' or 'many' in each sentence.
Complete the gaps with the correct word.

That night, Filipe slept really well. He woke up thinking about what he could cook for Bruno’s family.  Later, he went to train at the youth centre and the coach asked him about the burger he had eaten after saying he was going to try to be healthy.   After the training session, the coach told Felipe to come with him.

 

The coach takes Felipe to the market and helps him buy some healthy food and hives him a recipe. Felipe cooks dinner for his mum.

 

Activity 3: In this activity, try remember what you have just read. Can you put the events of the story in the correct order?
Can you put the story in the right order?

After training, the team are tired. Lucas suggests they go to buy some snacks, but Filipe suggests that they go to the market to buy fruit. Filipe eats a banana.

 

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What do you think?

Was Filipe eating the right kinds of food at the beginning of the story? Why/why not?
Did Filipe make the right decisions at the end of the story?
Do you think it's important to eat healthy food? Is it important for families to eat together?
Is it easy to cook healthy food where you live?
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KareemZain
02/08/2023
EG
383
points

1. No, he wasn't because sweets are so bad for health.
2. Yes, he did as it's so good to eat healthy food.
3. Yes, it's very important to eat healthy food and eat with family.
4. Yes, it's easy to cook healthy food here.


KareemZain
02/08/2023 19:40
Egypt
Manchester City
383

1. No, he wasn't because sweets are so bad for health.
2. Yes, he did as it's so good to eat healthy food.
3. Yes, it's very important to eat healthy food and eat with family.
4. Yes, it's easy to cook healthy food here.

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hsn
15/06/2022
TR
5533
points

What do you think?
• During medieval there weren't so much medicine types. Therefore doctors used to suggest patients to change what they eat.It was a beneficial way to treat patients.
Phrase
• After one hour running I was gasping for air.Luckily I didn't feel dizzy and wasn't out cold. I wasn't able off to the home.


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hsn
15/06/2022 17:06
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5533

What do you think?
• During medieval there weren't so much medicine types. Therefore doctors used to suggest patients to change what they eat.It was a beneficial way to treat patients.
Phrase
• After one hour running I was gasping for air.Luckily I didn't feel dizzy and wasn't out cold. I wasn't able off to the home.

Michaelsun
25/03/2022
CN
738
points

Well done by Filipe.


Michaelsun
25/03/2022 10:45
China
Manchester United
738

Well done by Filipe.

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mobeckham
05/07/2020
TR
6510
points

I can cook some easy recipes but my mum usually cooks for us.


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mobeckham
05/07/2020 23:02
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I can cook some easy recipes but my mum usually cooks for us.

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mobeckham
05/07/2020
TR
6510
points

No , he wasn't because he was having a bad diet.
Yes he did by following a good diet after an advice from his coach.
It's very important to eat healthy food to stay fit and healthy.


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mobeckham
05/07/2020 23:02
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

No , he wasn't because he was having a bad diet.
Yes he did by following a good diet after an advice from his coach.
It's very important to eat healthy food to stay fit and healthy.

Izabela
18/06/2020
BR
1505
points

A good diet is very important for health.


Izabela
18/06/2020 00:55
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

A good diet is very important for health.

joto
15/06/2016
AT
271
points

1- No, he wasn't, because all kind of junk-food is unhealthy, and it makes you fat
2-yes, he did
3-yes , it is very important to eat healthy food instead of junk-food . it is very important to eat with your family
4- it is easy but for me i don;t know how to cook


joto
15/06/2016 09:01
Austria
Stoke City
271

1- No, he wasn't, because all kind of junk-food is unhealthy, and it makes you fat
2-yes, he did
3-yes , it is very important to eat healthy food instead of junk-food . it is very important to eat with your family
4- it is easy but for me i don;t know how to cook

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HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016
TR
1761
points

No,he wasn't eating,because he doesn't know how to cook food.
Yes,he did.
Yes of course for both.
I think yes.


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HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016 03:34
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

No,he wasn't eating,because he doesn't know how to cook food.
Yes,he did.
Yes of course for both.
I think yes.

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aragorn1986
29/12/2015
ME
3557
points

It's not too difficult to cook healthy food but you need time and money, and not so many people have both of it unfortunately.


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aragorn1986
29/12/2015 14:30
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It's not too difficult to cook healthy food but you need time and money, and not so many people have both of it unfortunately.

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aragorn1986
29/12/2015
ME
3557
points

It is important for the families. That's how the family keep good relations.


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aragorn1986
29/12/2015 14:28
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It is important for the families. That's how the family keep good relations.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
29/12/2015
ME
3557
points

It is important, we're all aware of it.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
29/12/2015 14:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It is important, we're all aware of it.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
29/12/2015
ME
3557
points

He made right decision. He obviously realized that he won't be able to show high class performances if he doesn't change his food.


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aragorn1986
29/12/2015 14:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

He made right decision. He obviously realized that he won't be able to show high class performances if he doesn't change his food.

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aragorn1986
29/12/2015
ME
3557
points

No, he was eating fast food not only because he's used to it but also for the lack of the time and it happens when we don't organize our day.


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aragorn1986
29/12/2015 14:25
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

No, he was eating fast food not only because he's used to it but also for the lack of the time and it happens when we don't organize our day.

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

It's a little bit difficult to cook healthy food in my country


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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 16:11
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

It's a little bit difficult to cook healthy food in my country

nikosonris
13/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I started eating bananas. They really help!)


nikosonris
13/11/2015 11:29
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I started eating bananas. They really help!)

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Manuel64657c8b
06/11/2015
MX
18
points

I really like these comics. It is a very good activity


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Manuel64657c8b
06/11/2015 00:44
Mexico
Chelsea
18

I really like these comics. It is a very good activity

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Aideegz
05/11/2015
MX
14
points

filipe could take a desition of have a live healthy but he choose eat things that not was healthy, this is important because your body need have energy to the activities of day.


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Aideegz
05/11/2015 13:57
Mexico
AFC Bournemouth
14

filipe could take a desition of have a live healthy but he choose eat things that not was healthy, this is important because your body need have energy to the activities of day.

Pasha
05/11/2015
MX
5
points

This a good exercise ,because take our diet.I take the challenge and change my diet for vegetables.


Pasha
05/11/2015 13:53
Mexico
Chelsea
5

This a good exercise ,because take our diet.I take the challenge and change my diet for vegetables.

MelyssaCruz
05/11/2015
MX
14
points

No, he wasn't, because he eats lots of junk food, and it's too unhealthy.
Yes, because he eats more healthy in the end of the story.
Yes, it's very importat eat healthy food and it's very important eat with your family.
Yes, it's VERY EASY!!!


MelyssaCruz
05/11/2015 13:51
Mexico
Chelsea
14

No, he wasn't, because he eats lots of junk food, and it's too unhealthy.
Yes, because he eats more healthy in the end of the story.
Yes, it's very importat eat healthy food and it's very important eat with your family.
Yes, it's VERY EASY!!!

CarlosKlee
05/11/2015
MX
8
points

I like this comic because show the important of eat healthy.


CarlosKlee
05/11/2015 13:49
Mexico
Manchester United
8

I like this comic because show the important of eat healthy.

CarlosLuna538
05/11/2015
MX
8
points

I'm like this because teach the important of eat helthy


CarlosLuna538
05/11/2015 13:48
Mexico
Chelsea
8

I'm like this because teach the important of eat helthy

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Yohana
05/11/2015
MX
11
points

The comic is good, because It gives a viewpoint on healthy eating.


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Yohana
05/11/2015 13:47
Mexico
Manchester United
11

The comic is good, because It gives a viewpoint on healthy eating.

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YO nQUIEN MAS
05/11/2015
MX
8
points

I really like, is a very good


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YO nQUIEN MAS
05/11/2015 13:45
Mexico
Tottenham Hotspur
8

I really like, is a very good

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Armando130599
05/11/2015
MX
14
points

This activity is awesome why i love comics and so I understand more


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Armando130599
05/11/2015 13:43
Mexico
Arsenal
14

This activity is awesome why i love comics and so I understand more

Arturo GarciaZ
05/11/2015
MX
11
points

It's a great story because it teaches us that we must eat before physical activity


Arturo GarciaZ
05/11/2015 13:40
Mexico
Manchester United
11

It's a great story because it teaches us that we must eat before physical activity

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Rich
05/11/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks for your comment Arturo and welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
05/11/2015 14:48
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks for your comment Arturo and welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Natka
23/10/2015
RU
279
points

Filipe prefers to eat fast food at the begginning of the story. It was tasty and simple to him to go and buy a burger and his mum was very tired to cook for him after the job. Thanks to his coach and his friend he learnt how to cook healthily. He could keep the energy for the matches and supported his mum helping her with the cooking. The good food always unite the family together. Nice comics)))


Natka
23/10/2015 17:27
Russia
Chelsea
279

Filipe prefers to eat fast food at the begginning of the story. It was tasty and simple to him to go and buy a burger and his mum was very tired to cook for him after the job. Thanks to his coach and his friend he learnt how to cook healthily. He could keep the energy for the matches and supported his mum helping her with the cooking. The good food always unite the family together. Nice comics)))

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Rich
23/10/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks for the positive feedback Natka! We should have a new comic for you next week :) Rich - The Premier Skills Team


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Rich
23/10/2015 20:53
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks for the positive feedback Natka! We should have a new comic for you next week :) Rich - The Premier Skills Team

Natka
28/10/2015
RU
279
points

I am looking forward to your comics:)


Natka
28/10/2015 18:00
Russia
Chelsea
279

I am looking forward to your comics:)

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almirpereira
22/10/2015
BR
1326
points

Wow! I'm the best.


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almirpereira
22/10/2015 23:38
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

Wow! I'm the best.

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almirpereira
22/10/2015
BR
1326
points

Very good.


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almirpereira
22/10/2015 23:34
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

Very good.

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Scholes18
04/10/2015
CZ
41
points

He wasn´t eating the right kinds of food! He was eating just junk food. His mother supported him to buy this kind of food and he didn´t know what foos is actually good for him.
At the end of the story he made a very good decission to change his diet.
It is very important to eat healthy food especially if you have kids in your family bacause parents are the best and biggest examples and the most of time kids follow them.
Nowadays in developed countries it is quite easy to buy fresh vegetable and other kinds of healthy food. And if you cannot cook you can easily find some recipes on the Internet!


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Scholes18
04/10/2015 18:31
Czech Republic
Manchester United
41

He wasn´t eating the right kinds of food! He was eating just junk food. His mother supported him to buy this kind of food and he didn´t know what foos is actually good for him.
At the end of the story he made a very good decission to change his diet.
It is very important to eat healthy food especially if you have kids in your family bacause parents are the best and biggest examples and the most of time kids follow them.
Nowadays in developed countries it is quite easy to buy fresh vegetable and other kinds of healthy food. And if you cannot cook you can easily find some recipes on the Internet!

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Sadulla
01/10/2015
UZ
121
points

I like bananas too.


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Sadulla
01/10/2015 04:37
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

I like bananas too.

Rema's picture
Rema
28/09/2015
RS
538
points

Food is one of the most important thing in everyone's life. It's simple: if you want to live you must to eat. But, if you look to this from the other direction, you can see that's isn't so simple. Not all kinds of food is good for us and some kind of food could cause problems in our lifes. We can see at the beginning of the story that Felipe wasn't eat right kind of food. He eat a lot of unhealthy fast food and that cause healthy problem to him (on the training he feel dizzy and after that he was out cold). Great stuff in this story is that Felipe has coach Orlando who has big influence on Felipe. Also Felipe's teammate Bruno has had big impact on Felipe to change his nutrition. Felipe start to cook and to eat vegetables and fruit and so soon his performance in playing football was better as like as his sleeping. Also one social aspect is important here: this story show us how food can to save families together(Felipe cook for his mother and in future i suppose that he will spent a lot of his time with mother). One great and usefull comic.


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Rema
28/09/2015 10:22
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Food is one of the most important thing in everyone's life. It's simple: if you want to live you must to eat. But, if you look to this from the other direction, you can see that's isn't so simple. Not all kinds of food is good for us and some kind of food could cause problems in our lifes. We can see at the beginning of the story that Felipe wasn't eat right kind of food. He eat a lot of unhealthy fast food and that cause healthy problem to him (on the training he feel dizzy and after that he was out cold). Great stuff in this story is that Felipe has coach Orlando who has big influence on Felipe. Also Felipe's teammate Bruno has had big impact on Felipe to change his nutrition. Felipe start to cook and to eat vegetables and fruit and so soon his performance in playing football was better as like as his sleeping. Also one social aspect is important here: this story show us how food can to save families together(Felipe cook for his mother and in future i suppose that he will spent a lot of his time with mother). One great and usefull comic.

Natka
23/10/2015
RU
279
points

I completely agree with you/ An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


Natka
23/10/2015 17:14
Russia
Chelsea
279

I completely agree with you/ An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Rema's picture
Rema
27/09/2015
RS
538
points

I think that one sentence within grammar section is wrong: '' Burgers are countable but fruit is a countable noun.'' I think that fruit is uncountable noun.


Rema's picture
Rema
27/09/2015 20:09
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I think that one sentence within grammar section is wrong: '' Burgers are countable but fruit is a countable noun.'' I think that fruit is uncountable noun.

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Rich
28/09/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks Rema, I've changed the mistake and thanks for the positive feedback on the comic :)


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Rich
28/09/2015 22:00
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks Rema, I've changed the mistake and thanks for the positive feedback on the comic :)

Rema's picture
Rema
01/10/2015
RS
538
points

You're welcome! I think that I was read about countable and uncountable nouns here on website but now I can't find that. Can you send me link of this topic, I would like to improve that better?


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Rema
01/10/2015 10:48
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You're welcome! I think that I was read about countable and uncountable nouns here on website but now I can't find that. Can you send me link of this topic, I would like to improve that better?

Rich's picture
Rich
01/10/2015
ES
594
points

I think it might be this one? http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/read/stories/mans-... There's also a link in that lesson to more exercises about countable/uncountable nouns.


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Rich
01/10/2015 22:17
Spain
Liverpool
594

I think it might be this one? http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/read/stories/mans-... There's also a link in that lesson to more exercises about countable/uncountable nouns.

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yuri_ysc
24/09/2015
BR
7
points

good


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yuri_ysc
24/09/2015 13:38
Brazil
Chelsea
7

good

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MasterSilver500
21/09/2015
VN
437
points

I'm have answer:8/8


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MasterSilver500
21/09/2015 14:44
Vietnam
Manchester United
437

I'm have answer:8/8

Abdallah
21/09/2015
KW
1814
points

No he wasn't because he didn't know how to cook and what is healthy food .
Yes he did
Sure ,I always eat healthy food forboudybuilding to see my perfect muscle shape
It's easy , just swipe food with fats by food with healthy fats


Abdallah
21/09/2015 09:27
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

No he wasn't because he didn't know how to cook and what is healthy food .
Yes he did
Sure ,I always eat healthy food forboudybuilding to see my perfect muscle shape
It's easy , just swipe food with fats by food with healthy fats

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learner
18/09/2015
XK
9
points

nice


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learner
18/09/2015 15:13
Kosovo
Arsenal
9

nice

learner's picture
learner
18/09/2015
XK
9
points

This is a great article


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learner
18/09/2015 15:08
Kosovo
Arsenal
9

This is a great article

learner's picture
learner
17/09/2015
XK
9
points

Fab


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learner
17/09/2015 16:31
Kosovo
Arsenal
9

Fab

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learner
17/09/2015
XK
9
points

I want an award


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learner
17/09/2015 16:29
Kosovo
Arsenal
9

I want an award

learner's picture
learner
17/09/2015
XK
9
points

Eat an apple a day


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learner
17/09/2015 16:03
Kosovo
Arsenal
9

Eat an apple a day

learner's picture
learner
17/09/2015
XK
9
points

Very nice


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learner
17/09/2015 16:00
Kosovo
Arsenal
9

Very nice

learner's picture
learner
17/09/2015
XK
9
points

Junk food is bad for a footballer


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learner
17/09/2015 15:54
Kosovo
Arsenal
9

Junk food is bad for a footballer

Jack's picture
Jack
17/09/2015
GB
4
points

My favourite food is roast beef!


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Jack
17/09/2015 15:52
United Kingdom
Arsenal
4

My favourite food is roast beef!

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