A Trip to the San Siro | English Grammar Exercise (Comparatives)

We can use comparatives to compare our experiences to previous ones and much more! One key example of this is in sport, when we often have two different teams or players playing against each other. Therefore, it helps to use comparatives to explain how one was different to the other.

Read about Ryan’s experience at the San Siro below and then try our quiz to test your understanding!

Last week I went to the San Siro for the first time. It was a fantastic experience. I went to see my favourite team, Milan, play against Juventus.  I took the metro because it is a lot faster than walking or taking the bus. It was only my second ever football match, so I didn’t really know what to wear. I asked a friend and she said it was better to wear casual clothes, like trainers, jeans and a hoodie. I took her advice and I wore all of those things and also I wore my Milan cap! It was a lot colder than the last time I went to a match, so I did the right thing not to wear shorts and t-shirt!

The match itself was fantastic. Milan were stronger than Juve in attack but the opposition were more organised in defence. We have more agile and more determined players in general and we worked harder than they did. In the end we won 2-1 and it was the most wonderful feeling when we scored. Ibrahimovic scored the best goal I have ever seen! Many people say Paolo Maldini is the greatest player to play for Milan but I think Ibrahimovic is as great as him. He has the most confident attitude in the world for a footballer.

A Trip to the San Siro | Comparatives Quiz

Fill in the gap with the correct word

At the stadium quiz

Se ti è mai capitato di andare allo stadio a vedere una partita di un qualunque sport (tennis, calcio, rugby etc.), saprai bene che ci sono alcuni comportamenti che è meglio seguire ed altri che è invece meglio evitare. Ma quali sono questi comportamenti e – soprattutto – saresti in grado di spiegarli ad un amico in lingua inglese? Vuoi testare le tue abilità linguistiche? Sei nel posto giusto: mettiti alla prova con il nostro quiz “At the stadium: quiz on Legal English”!

Quiz on Legal English

Fill out the below text about how to behave at the stadium with the following words:

Responsible for – specify that – supposed to – punishment – let – allowed to – prohibited – mustn’t – enforce – fined

 

Come è andata? Sei riuscito ad ottenere il risultato che volevi? In caso negativo, non ti preoccupare e ripeti pure il test una seconda volta. Come dicono gli inglesi: “Practice makes perfect”.

Se sei un amante dello sport saprai bene che a causa del Covid-19 non sarà possibile per un bel po’ andare allo stadio e portare il proprio supporto alla squadra del cuore o al proprio campione preferito. Gli effetti del virus sono stati tali che molti eventi del 2020 sono stati spostati o  addirittura cancellati. L’Europeo 2020 per esempio è stato rinviato al… 2021! Se sei un appassionato di calcio e vuoi allo stesso tempo migliorare il tuo inglese, ti consigliamo di dare un’occhiata a quest’altro blog e provare il relativo quiz.

 

Buon divertimento e a presto!