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Goal is on the Academic Word List.





A football goal
  1. A goal is something you want to do or be able to do.
    I want to go to university and this will help me achieve that goal.
    Scientists' ultimate goal is a theory of everything.
  2. A goal is a place that you want to be or that you are moving towards.
    Our goal is Paris.
  3. A goal is the area where you want to put the ball in certain games such as soccer or hockey.
    It's unclear whether the regular keeper will start in goal.
  4. A goal is scored when the ball enters the goal.
    They beat second-placed Cambridge 2-1 with Mutch scoring the winning goal in the 82nd minute.