World Cup Kick Off [Phrasal Verb: kick off]

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World Cup Kick Off [Phrasal Verb: kick off]

In today's video, Tim talks about the kick-off of the World Soccer Cup in South Africa.  Learn how to use the phrasal verb "kick off", even when speaking to the President of the United States of America!

No video de hoje, Tim fala sobre o início da Copa do Mundo na África do Sul.  Aprenda a usar o phrasal verb "kick off" mesmo ao falar com o presidente dos Estados Unidos da América!

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FILL IN THE BLANKS (then see script with explanations below).

Hi. It’s Tim Barrett here from

Good morning! It's Tim here. I read this morning that the world cup is almost here. South Africa _______ world cup. Then it says, "People dance as a carnival parade passes by the Soweto - [I discovered it can be pronounced Soweto or Soweto.] - as a carnival passes by the Soweto neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 5, 2010. The first soccer World Cup to be played in Africa will _____  _____ June 11 and South Africa are celebrating throughout the country." Now, this Phrasal Verb "kick off" we already taught in our J and K story "Adventure at Loch Ness", so I hope you've already learned it. We also commented on this phrasal verb in Ana Luisa's blog at "Inglesonline". Sometimes people ask me, "Is this Phrasal verb formal or informal?" Well there are more formal and more informal Phrasal verbs, but let's ________ you are going to interview the president of the United States. Would you use the phrasal verb "kick off" or not? Okay, so watch this online YouTube video with president Obama. Interviewer: Mr. President, let's let Laymon Marcus from Saint Silver Spring Maryland _____ us ______ . He submitted this video to _______ us of where things were a year ago. Tim: So, you see, it *is* used a lot in any situation. Well, that's my tip for today. Have a great day as we get ready for the World Cup. Talk to you tomorrow. Bye, bye.

SCRIPT WITH EXPLANATIONS AND TRANSLATIONS

Hi. It’s Tim Barrett here from

Good morning! It's Tim here. I read this morning that the world cup is almost here. South Africa awaits world cup. Then it says, "People dance as a carnival parade passes by the Soweto - [I discovered it can be pronounced Soweto or Soweto.] - as a carnival passes by the Soweto neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 5, 2010. The first soccer World Cup to be played in Africa will kick off June 11 and South Africa are celebrating throughout the country." Now, this Phrasal Verb "kick off" we already taught in our J and K story "Adventure at Loch Ness", so I hope you've already learned it. We also commented on this phrasal verb in Ana Luisa's blog at "Inglesonline". Sometimes people ask me, "Is this Phrasal verb formal or informal?" Well there are more formal and more informal Phrasal verbs, but let's pretend you are going to interview the president of the United States. Would you use the phrasal verb "kick off" or not? Okay, so watch this online YouTube video with president Obama. Interviewer: Mr. President, let's let Laymon Marcus from Saint Silver Spring Maryland kick us off. He submitted this video to remind us of where things were a year ago. Tim: So, you see, it *is* used a lot in any situation. Well, that's my tip for today. Have a great day as we get ready for the World Cup. Talk to you tomorrow. Bye, bye.

  • awaits = espera
  •  kick off, phrasal verb informal = iniciar
  • throughout the country = por todo o país
  • pretend = finger
  • interview = entrevistar
  • let _(name)__ kick us off = deixar _(nome)_ começar para nós
  • remind us = lembrar-nos
  • as we get ready = enquanto nos preparamos
O que significa o phrasal verb ‘kick off' Como se diz “kick off" em português? Qual é a tradução de "kick off"? O que "kick off" quer dizer? What does "kick off" mean? What is the meaning of "kick off"?

  • kick off, phrasal verb informal = iniciar, dar o pontapé inicial

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