A New Coach
At the beginning of the story, the whole team are surprised that their new coach is a woman. Is it difficult for women to have a career in football? Have a look at the list of jobs in in this activity. Can women do these jobs in football? What problems might women have in these jobs?
Grammar - 'Going to' for future intentions and things that we think will happen
Coach Ipul is leaving and a new coach arrives to help the team. When he tells the team the news, he uses 'going to' to talk about future plans. We use be + going to + verb to talk about future plans and intentions:
"The new coach is going to come and watch us train on Friday."
We also use be + going to + verb to talk about something that we think is likely to happen or there is a strong possibility that will happen. Iwan is not happy with the new coach and doesn't think that Novi will be a success. To say this, he uses going to:
"This is going to be a disaster."
Have a look at the comic again and see if you can see any more examples of going to. When you have finished have a look at the activity below to check your understanding. If you want to know more, check out the Grammar Pages on our Learn English website.
"Why don't you give her a chance?"
"Novi has lots more experience than I have."
Have a go at the activity below and see if any of the words or expressions are new for you.