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Writing, dancing, playing soccer

One’s connection to soccer may go beyond endurance training, field practice and membership in a fan club. Young footballers in South Africa receive ballet training.
The gift of language, not athletic talent, connected Eduardo Galeano to the game he loved. Our reading slection includes an excerpt from El futbol a sol y sombra ( Soccer in Sun and Shadow).
How would you compare
– playing soccer and dancing
– playing soccer and writing?

April 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Cloke Martin,Dakis Glenn, Powley Adam, Radnedge Aidan, and Saunders Catherine. Soccer: The Ultimant Guide. Londen: DK. 2008.

    Comment by p3 | April 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Please post your comment under “Books about games”

      Comment by IAM | April 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. Posted for EJ3:
    Playing soccer and dancing are similar because they both move the body. Also in soccer the end is on the goal side, and in dancing the end is the end of the song. Both need to have practice. If you do not know how to play is the same as you don’t know how to dance.

    Comment by IAM | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. Posted for MP3

    You have to play in a group, but you can dance by yourself or with a partner.
    Playing soccer and writing are the same thing because both have rules. If you don’t follow, you get out.

    Comment by IAM | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. Posted for GB3:
    Plying soccer and dancing are similar because they both are games humans can have for fun. When people want to dance perfectly they need to practice, and playing soccer too. Dancing and playinh soccer both need movement.

    Comment by IAM | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. playing soccer and dancing are similar becasue they both recuare practice and make a lot of exercise.
    Also are similar because both make you feel excited move it to one place to another…like when people are playing they through the ball to other person and when they are dancing sometimes they change of partner it how they rolling the ball.

    playing soccer and writting are similar bacuase they both need a lot of skill and knowlegde…

    Comment by al3 | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. because both moved and they recuated practice.

    because both moved and they writed the score

    Comment by ag | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  7. Playing soccer and dancing are similar because they both make people move a lot and people like to play soccer or make party to dance. In both activities you have to practice so you can stared in one of this activities.

    Comment by L3 | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  8. playing soccer and dancing, are a little different, but in other form are alike. because Playing Soccer all the people do it for fun,as they dance for fun. And for playing Soccer you need to be very active as also you it for dancing.

    PLAYING SOCCER and WRITTING, this is physically a litle bit diffent, because when you play soccer you move your muscles, and swet. when you write, you don’t do eny of this things, but what makes writing similar to playing soccer are that like in Soccer they have rules, the same to writing.

    Comment by V3 | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  9. Soccer and dancing are both leisure activities . They both share that they need sharp moves . And they want be completed unless you add a little bit of you in them . Free style in other word .
    Writing and Soccer have similarities too they both are about a getting to a point . In both of writing and Playing soccer are about expressing ideas . Writing do it’s sharp moves with pencil , paragraphs , controlling sentences . Soccer is the same thing but with a ball and the body .

    Comment by A3 | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  10. Playing soccer and dancing are similar because they both activities need movement. People play soccer for fun which is the same reason for people to dance. Another common thing that this activities have is the rhythm. Playing soccer has the rhythm of the ball rolling and partners passing the ball. For dancing we have the rhythm of music.

    Comment by j3 | April 22, 2009 | Reply

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