Lesson 38 THE OLYMPIC GAMES Revision Look at the pictures and tell what sports they are. ATHLETICS BADMINTON BASEBALL BASKETBALL TABLE TENNIS ROWING CANOE CYCLING SAILING BOXING WRESTLING GYMNASTICS EQUESTRIAN WEIGHTLIFTING SHOOTING Questions
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THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Look at the pictures
and tell what sports they are.
What is the flag for the Olympic Games?
FIVE RINGS FLAG
What do the five rings mean?
---- Asia, Africa, Europe, America
Since 776 BC
SWIFTER, HIGHER , STRONGER
All over the world
Every four years
1.Both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games
are held every four years.
2. The modern Olympic Games began around the
year 776 BC.
3. In the old times, both men and women were allowed to take part in the Olympic Games.
4. The first modern Olympic Games happened
in the year 400 AD.
5. The Olympic Games were born in Greece.
6. The 24th Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona
7. In Barcelona the Chinese team won 12 medals.
8. Horse-riding is one of the usual sports in the
9. In the 1988 Olympic Games, Carl Lewis won
4 medals ---- in the 100 metres, 200 metres,
long jump and high jump.
10. There is another competition between countries
---- the competition to hold the Olympic Games.
Para (1): General introduction of Olympic Games
Para(2-5): Old Olympics, modern
Olympics and their motto.
Para(6): Summary of the whole text.
The Olympic Games are held every 4 years.
The old Olympic Games from which the
Modern games came began around the
Year 776 BC.
After 393 AD the Olympic Games stopped.
The first Olympic Games in modern times
Happened in 1896.
In the 1896 games there were 311 competitors
From just 13 countries.
Than 150 countries went to Barcelona for
The 25th Summer Olympics.
There are over 250 different sports in the
In the 1984 Olympic Games, Carl Lewis won four gold medals.
In Barcelona the Chinese team got 16 gold medals, of which 12 were won by women.
Every 4 years ___________ from all over the world take part in the Olympic Games. Both the Summer and Winter _____________ are held every 4 years. The old Olympic Games began ____________ the year 776 BC in ___________. Many of the _________ were the same as they are now: running, jumping and ___________. Women were not _____________ to take part in the games. The first Olympic Games in ______________ times happened in 1896. There were 311 ___________ from just 13 countries. After that more and more countries ________in the games. In 1992 more than 8,000 competitors from 150 countries went to Barcelona for the 25th _________ Olympics.
What do you think about the 2008 Olympic
Games to be held in Beijing?
Do you believe that China will succeed in
holding the Games?