Unit 2 Sports events Word power Read the following dialogue: A: Did you know that Liu Xiang was the first Asian to win a gold medal for the men’s 110-metre hurdles in the Olympic Games? B: Yes! Everyone knows that he is a very hard-working sportsperson . He is a well-trained winner.
A compound word is made when two or more than two words are joined together to form a new word.
Divide the students into groups of four.
Ask them to think about other words that are created this way.
How are the words formed?
Go through page 26 to understand the formation rules of compound adjectives and compound nouns.
sightseeing, window-shopping, housekeeping,
Match the words in column A with the ones in column B to form new words:
Ask the students to translate the words into Chinese. Explain that some English words are derived from the combination of two different words, for example:
hand-bag: a small bag carried on a person’s hand;
long-lasting: that can last for a long time;
tea-cup: a cup that contains tea;
three-day: lasting for three days;
sightseeing: the activity of seeing sights as a tourist.
When you come across unfamiliar words, do you often use the knowledge of word formation to guess the meaning of the new word? If so, can you think of some examples?
Can you recognize the formation of the following compound words? What parts of speech are they and what do they mean? Take a guess and then check in the dictionary. Try to use them in the letter below.
happy-go-lucky brand new suitcase
Dear Li Su,
Guess what? I finally booked my trip to Greece! I am staying in a (1)__________
hotel in the city center. I think it will be very convenient. Although I am traveling alone, I think I will make new friends easily because I am pretty (2)________ .I have not made a
and like to take my time (4)__________.Greece will be so interesting. I am looking forward to seeing all the (5)___________ ancient buildings and trying the (6)_____________ food. Well, I have to finish packing my (7) ___________. I promise to send you a postcard from Athens.
Part A: a (3)
20km race walk