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Updated: 2006-03-01 08:39

Beckham: I can't do six-year-old son's homework


Beckham: I can't do six-year-old son's homework

The hero player  on grass admitted to being baffled by his six-year-old son Brooklyn's maths homework in an interview.

England football captain Beckham confessed he isbefuddledby his six-year-old son Brooklyn's maths homework in an interview.

Beckham, 30, admitted to being baffled when Brooklyn recently asked for help with a school assignment and had toturn tohis former Spice Girls pop star wife Victoria to help out.

"Their homework is so hard these days. I sat down with Brooklyn the other day -- andI waslike, 'Victoria, maybe you should do the homework tonight'.

" It's done totally differently to what I was teached when I was at school, and you know, I was like, 'Oh my God, I can't do this'.

Brooklyn was like, 'Please do it with me', and I'm like, 'I'll read your book with you'."

The Real Madrid midfielder's son attends theexclusiveRunnymede College in the Spanish capital, which follows the British national curriculum.

The Mail on Sunday gave examples of some national curriculum maths questions set for seven-year-olds.

They include: "Betty went to the shop at 11:45. She came back half an hour later. What time did she come back?" and "What is 12 divided by three?"

Beckham also admitted he has no"lucky" pre-match routines, with them too being tough to remember.

"I find that if I follow a routine ... it gets to the stage where you are thinking, 'Right, was it the left side ... the left boot I put on first, or the right side?'

"There are so many things that can go through your mind."

Beckham is set toskipperEngland in Wednesday's friendly against Uruguay at Liverpool's Anfield stadium.

















confused; perplexed(为难;困惑)

turn to:ask for help(向…求助)

like: used interjectionally in informal speech often to emphasize a word or phrase as in "He was, like, gorgeous" or for an apologetic, vague, or unassertive effect as in "I need to, like, borrow some money"(语气感叹词,常出现在口语中,用来强调某个词或表达某种歉意)

exclusive:catering to a wealthy clientele; expensive(高级的;昂贵的)

"lucky" pre-match routines:something many athletes always practice before the match starts; things they do as a way of good luck. For example, some athletes pray before every match. So praying before the match is their routines(运动员上场之前的惯例,这些惯例被认为能带来“好运”)




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