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What can you think of when you see these pictures? The Olympic Games Unit 2 The Olympic Games How much do you know about the Olympic Games? Quiz about the Olympic flag the Olympic motto the history of the Olympics =the Olympic Games Europe Africa America Asia

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slide6

Quiz about

the Olympic flag

the Olympic motto

the history of the Olympics

=the Olympic Games

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Europe

Africa

America

Asia

Oceania

Background color:white

Symbolic(象征) ofpeace

Shapes: 5 rings joined together

the friendship of the 5 continents

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The Olympic motto

Stronger

Higher

Swifter

What is the meaning?

Every athlete should try to faster, higher, and further. They do their best to win medals.

run

jump

throw

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Brief History of the Olympics

776 BC, Olympia in Greece

339 BC

Ancient Olympics

1896, Athens in Greece

Modern Olympics

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It is a Chinese seal

a dancing Beijing.

Chinese character

“Jing’’.

dancing figure

It means Chinese people are warmly welcoming all the friends all over the world.

It puts the historic cultural China and developing future China to get together

logo of Olympics

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Mascot

Tibetan antelope

swallow

passion

prosperity

good luck

happiness

healthiness

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One World, One Dream

Green Olympics

Cultural Olympics

Scientific & technical

Olympics

New Beijing, Great Olympics

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Pausanias, who was a Greek writer 2,000 years ago, has come ona magical journeyto find out about the present day Olympic Games. He is nowinterviewing a girl, Li Yan a Chinese girl.

Li Yan

Pausanias

magical journey

OlympicGames

interviewer

interviewee

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Scanning

According to the text, what do Pausanias and Li Yan possibly talk about?

Theymainly talk about the __________and _________ of the________ and ________

Olympic Games.

similarities

differences

ancient

modern

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Task 2:

Main differences

AncientOlympics

ModernOlympics

Summer and winter

Only in summer

all over the world

citizens in Greece

Only men, no women or slaves

Both men and women

Running, horse riding (several)

Over 250

All over the world

Only in Greece

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What upset Pausanias about the modern Winter Olympic Games?

What amazes Pausanias about the modern Summer Olympic Games?

Why does Pausanias think Ahens, Greece and Bejing, China should feel proud?

Why does Pausanias think People may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games?

What makes Pausanias happy about the modern Olympic Games?

Read the text and answer the questions.

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What upset Pausanias about the modern Winter Olympic Games?

  • What amazes Pausanias about the modern Summer Olympic Games?

Pausanias was upset because he finds that so many things in the ancient Olympic Games have been changed in the modern Games.

Pausanias is amazed that so many countries take park in the modern OG and women too can and there are two sets of Games---the Winter and the Summer Olympics.

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3. Why does Pausanias think Athens, Greece and Beijing, China should feel proud?

4. Why does Pausanias think People may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games?

Because Li Yan has explained that it is a great honor to host the Olympic Games.

Pausanias thinks that so many things have changed in the Olympic Games that he fears that the spirite of the Olympics may have changed too.

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5. What makes Pausanias happy about the modern Olympic Games?

Pausanias is happy that the ideals of running faster, jumping higher and throwing further are still present in the modern Olympic Games.

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Summary of the interview

Summer

Winter

held

4 years

The Olympic Games are the biggest sports meeting in the world, which include two kinds, the _______ and the ______ Olympics. Both of them are _____ every _______. All countries can take part if their athletes reached the _______ to the games. Women are not only _______ to join in but playing a very ________ role. A ______ _____ is built for the competitors to live in, a ________ for competitions, a large swimming pool, a __________ as well as seats for those who watch the games. It’s a great _____ to host the Olympic Games. The Olive wreath has been ________ by medals. But it’s still about being able to run ______, jump ______ and throw _______.

standard

allowed

important

special village

stadium

gymnasium

honor

replaced

faster

higher

further

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Discussion

New Beijing Great Olympics

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In Beijing; in 2008.

It is a great honor to host the Olympic Games.

To hold the Olympic games is a rich

prize for a country. And it can make

a country known in the world.

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study hard to learn more knowledge

learn English well to communicate with the foreigners

do the propaganda (宣传) work(tell more people about it)

We should

collect money for the Olympic Games

do the service work

be a guide

promote physical culture and build

up our health (do more exercise and build our bodies)

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Summary and homework

  • Review the reading text and finish
  • Ex. 1 & 2 (P11)
  • 2. Prepare for the grammar period.
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Discussion

As a Chinese student, what should you do for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?

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study hard

learn English well

tell more people about it

collect money

be a guide

do more exercise

build our bodies

We should

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Comprehending Exercise 3

great responsibility

a great honour

Reasons to host the

Olympic Games

tourism

national pride

new investment

new sports facilities

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much planning

too expensive

Reasons not to host the

Olympic Games

accidents/attacks

pressure

accommodation

many stadiums