Did you know?... • What is the Boston Marathon? ->It is the oldest road race in the United States. It is held every year in the middle of April.
Did you know?... • Who do think can take part in the Boston race? -> Both men and women.
Vocabulary • Race (n): cuộc đua. • Male (n): đàn ông. • Female (n): phụ nữ. • Athletic (n): vận động viên. • Formally (adv): thông thường. • Runner (n): người chạy đua. PROPER NAMES: • Kuscsik. • Mc Dermott.
Guiding question • Who is speaking to whom, about what? -> 2 friends are talking about Boston Marathon.
Listen to the dialogue and decide whether the statements are True (T) or False (F) • The Boston Marathon is held every year in the USA. • It began in 1897. • John McDermott clocked 2 hours 15 minutes and 10 seconds. • Women were officially allowed to participate in the races in 1957. • In 1984, 34 countries took part in the marathon. • According to the race’s rules, runners have to pass through the centre of Boston.
KEYS: • 1.T • 2.T • 3.F • 4.F • 5.T • 6.F
Listen again and answer the following questions. • Where did John McDermott come from? • When did Kuscsik become the 1st official female champion? • How many women started and finished the race in 1972? • How many runners joined the Boston Marathon in 1984?
Keys • New York. • 1972. • 8 women. • 6164 runners.
Work in groups of 4. • Write some famous runners in Vietnam and tell what is special about them.