Fit to Play
At the beginning of the story, Bruno has little interest in training, he just wants to play. Why is it important to train? In this first activity, think about why it's important to train and what might happen if you don't do any training or regular exercise.
Grammar - Multi-Word Verbs
There are lots of multi-word verbs or phrasal verbs in English and somtimes it can be difficult to learn them all. Sometimes it is easy to guess the meaning of a multi-word verb:
"Bruno was so tired he let his opponent run straight past him."
But, sometimes, it can be more difficult, and you might need to look them up in a dictionary:
"Sorry, I didn't understand. Can you run that past me again?"
And some mult-word verbs have three rather than two words to remember:
"He can’t keep up with the play."
There were a few multi-word verbs in this issue of the comic, have a go at the activity and see if you can match the multi-word verb to the right definition to check your understanding. If you want to know more about multi-word verbs, check out the Grammar Pages on our Learn English website.
"I think I pulled a muscle so I went home early."
"You got up and down the pitch really well."
Have a go at the activity below and see if any of the words or expressions are new for you.