Chewing the fat with friends, family members and strangers is a common pastime for most people. To chew the fat means to talk with someone in an informal and friendly way. For instance: Last weekend, my mates and I, sat in a bar and chewed the fat until the early hours.
It wasn´t a dream, it wasn´t a hallucination: the England football club are through to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals. It´s a huge effort, it´s an enormous achievement, and considering that last time this happened was in 1990, I have every right to feel dizzy with excitement and hope for a stunning semi-final victory.
I watched the match with a group of young English lads who were fresh-faced, just out of high-school, and innocent of the years of heartache that the majority of English football fans have experienced over the last three decades. They truly believed that England could do it. I, on the other hand, willed myself to quash the stomach-wrenching feeling that England would, once again, under-perform.
So, the fear of defeat is broken, and I thank every single one of those lads who helped me to ride the exhilarating wave of football emotion. Come on England!
The World Cup 2018 tournament has been dramatic. I have seen some brilliant football and some awful football. I have watched high-ranking world-class teams crash out of the tournament during the group stages and three agonising penalty shootouts. As a sport lover and a huge football fan, it´s simply impossible to describe the illogical emotions that you go through when you watch and will your team to perform to the very best of their ability. It´s a raw emotion, that brings out the very best, and the very worst in people.
In general, I´m crazy about watching football because you get lost in the moment, cognitive reasoning is thrown out of the window, nothing outside of the pitch matters, and for a brief moment, you allow yourself to believe that anything is possible. Come on England, I believe.
What is the most likely response to this situational question?
”Hey, how’s it going? What may I get you?”
- A one-way direct flight to New York please.
- A pint of larger, a large gin and tonic, easy on the tonic, a packet of smoky bacon crisps and a whiskey on the rocks please.
- A pair of high heels, a lipstick, and George Clooney or David Beckham please?
Please write your answer below.
Janette´s review of the hospital service at the Civil Hospital in Málaga:
The World Cup 2018 is just around the corner, and I have ants in my pants to get hooked on this world tournament.
I am excited to see the world´s top male football athletes push themselves to their physical and mental limits; I am excited to see individual talent working together as a team to achieve a collective dream; I am excited to support a tournament that has the potential to break racial, religious and cultural discrimination, and, I am excited to learn more about Russia. But, I will not forget the long list of human rights abuses that have been committed under Putin´s governance. So, do get excited with me and support your teams with pride, grace and dignity, but, say no to racism, xenophobia and discrimination.
Passing any exam is never a piece of cake. It takes hard work, determination, and developing an effective exam technique.
Pablo worked his socks off and truly deserved his first-class mark. Well done Pablo, I am extremely proud of you; you are brilliant!