Lesson 38 THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Revision Look at the pictures and tell what sports they are.
BADMINTON BASEBALL BASKETBALL TABLE TENNIS
ROWING CANOE CYCLING SAILING BOXING WRESTLING
GYMNASTICS EQUESTRIAN WEIGHTLIFTING SHOOTING
Questions What is the flag for the Olympic Games? FIVE RINGS FLAG What do the five rings mean? Five continents ---- Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Oceania
ABOUT THE OLYMPIC GAMES Since 776 BC In Greece Motto: SWIFTER, HIGHER , STRONGER All over the world Area: Every four years Period:
TRUE OR FALSE: T 1.Both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held every four years. 2. The modern Olympic Games began around the year 776 BC. F F 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. F T 5. The Olympic Games were born in Greece.
F 6. The 24th Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona in Spain. F 7. In Barcelona the Chinese team won 12 medals. F 8. Horse-riding is one of the usual sports in the Olympic Games. 9. In the 1988 Olympic Games, Carl Lewis won 4 medals ---- in the 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump and high jump. F T 10. There is another competition between countries ---- the competition to hold the Olympic Games.
Division Para (1): General introduction of Olympic Games Para(2-5): Old Olympics, modern Olympics and their motto. Para(6): Summary of the whole text.
Read the text and find something about the numbers here: 4 years The Olympic Games are held every 4 years. The old Olympic Games from which the Modern games came began around the Year 776 BC. 776 BC 393 AD After 393 AD the Olympic Games stopped. The first Olympic Games in modern times Happened in 1896. 1896 In the 1896 games there were 311 competitors From just 13 countries. 311
In 1992 over 8,000 competitors from more Than 150 countries went to Barcelona for The 25th Summer Olympics. 8,000 There are over 250 different sports in the games. 250 In the 1984 Olympic Games, Carl Lewis won four gold medals. 1984 In Barcelona the Chinese team got 16 gold medals, of which 12 were won by women. 16
Fill in the missing word: athletes 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. Olympics around Greece sports wrestling allowed modern competitors joined Summer
Discussion 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? Why?