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Unit 10 Sports Lesson 38 The Olympic Games. Teaching aims:. To develop the students’ ability of reading. 2. To study the language computer. True(T) or False(F) questions:. ( ) 1. Both the Summer and Winter Olympics are held every four years. T.

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Unit 10 Sports

Lesson 38 The Olympic Games


Teaching aims:

  • To develop the students’

  • ability of reading

2. To study the language computer


True(T) or False(F) questions:

( ) 1. Both the Summer and Winter Olympics are held every four years.

T

( ) 2. Horse-riding is one of the unusual sports in the Olympic Games.

T

( ) 3. The modern Olympic Games began around the year 779 BC.

F

( ) 4. In Barcelona the Chinese team won 16 medals.

F


True(T) or False(F) questions:

( ) 5. In the old times both men and women were allowed to take part in the Olympic Games.

F

( ) 6. The 24th Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona in Spain.

F

( ) 7. The first modern Olympic Games happened in the year 400 AD.

F

( ) 8. The Olympic Games were born in Greece.

T


Language points:

a. take part = ( here ) compete

b. competitor = someone who takes part in a competition; An athlete is usually a runner, jumper or thrower, but the word is also used nowadays for any kind of sportsman or sportswoman.

c. BC = before the birth of Christ

d. AD = after the birth of Christ (Anno Domini 拉丁文 )


Language points:

e. The Olympic Games stopped in 393 AD because of corruption and cheating.

f. gold medal: The other medals are a silver medal and a bronze medal.

g. 4x100 meter relay: pronounced four by one hundred meter relay. There are four athletes, each of whom runs 100 meters.

h. every four years = every fourth year

i. join in = take part in


Match the words in Box A with the sentences in Box B

Exercise (1)

to fire with a gun

something strange, not usual

a person who is very good at sport and who competes in games.

to try to win in competition with someone else

a round piece of metal with words and pictures which is given as a prize

fast

athlete

shoot

compete

unusual

medal

swift


Exercise (2)

Complete the sentences

1) The postman sends letters to that mountain village _____________________ ( )

every four days

每四天

2) Mr. Strong is a businessman who comes to China ______________________ ( )

every two years

每两年

3) When did Xiaojun ______( ) the league.

join

加入

take part in

4) How many Chinese athletes will _____________ ( ) the next Olympic Games?

参加

5) He was asked to join us ______________________________( )

in cleaning the classroom and lab

打扫教室与实验室

6) I hope ___________________________________( )

你能尽最大努力把工作做好

you can try your best to do the job well


Consolidation:

1) Tell me about the Olympic Games.

2) Where did they come from?

3) How often do they take place?

4) Which sports are in the Olympic Games?

5) When and where were the first Olympic Games in modern times?


Homework:

1. Finish off the workbook exercises.

2. Read the passage again and retell it

in your own words.


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