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1 Racing For Love The Story of Atalanta and Hippomenes Main Reading Lesson 9

2 Group Work! Form groups of five or six. Each group will receive a packet in which there are pieces of passages and a piece of paper with double-sided tape on it. Please work together and put all the pieces of passages in a reasonable order. The first group who finishes this work with the right order will receive a small reward from the teacher.

3 Setting/Place: Greece Time: In ancient times Characters: Princess Atalanta, Hippomenes, Aphrodite Setting/Place: Greece Time: In ancient times Characters: Princess Atalanta, Hippomenes, Aphrodite Background of the Story

4 (Paragraph 1) Princess Atalanta was a terrific athlete in ancient Greece. Very skillful in masculine activities, the fair young lady was an excellent runner, archer, and huntress. Proud of their vigorous and graceful princess, everyone in the country wondered what young man could ever be a match for her. But Atalanta did not want to give up her freedom. She consented to marry only if a man could outrun her in a race. Many men made the attempt but none could keep up with her. It soon became clear that no other human being could run as fast as Atalanta. = wanted to know ina be skillful in/at + Ving/N. e.g. Jerry is skillful in math. to consent to + N./V. (n.) = beautiful only if + … (Being) to make the attempt to + V. = no one among them = catch up with (adv.)

5 (Paragraph 2) One young man, Hippomenes, watched in awe as Atalanta won one of her races. As she sped by, the maiden seemed as swift and graceful as a falcon. Her dark hair rippled over her white shoulders, the colored ribbons she wore fluttered, and her face grew rose-colored during the fierce race. Hippomenes fell deeply in love with Atalanta. Unable to outrun the beautiful huntress, however, he prayed to Aphrodite for help. speed by with fall in love with … … for pray to/ask for help … = when (Being)

6 (Paragraph 3) Aphrodite, the goddess of love, heard Hippomenes and decided to help him. She appeared to the man and gave him three apples of pure gold. Aphrodite told him to use the golden apples in the race and then she vanished. … = disappeared

7 (Paragraph 4) So Hippomenes challenged Atalanta to a race. When Atalanta saw Hippomenes, she was struck by the beauty of his golden hair and the smoothness of his face. For a moment, she was not sure if she must outrun this young handsome man. Still, her desire for freedom tugged at her heart. to challenge to + N. N. …. for desire for + N. to desire to + V. … = However

8 (Paragraph 5) The race began and Atalanta immediately outpaced Hippomenes. The young man had to toss one of the golden apples right away. It landed near Atalantas feet and rolled to the side of the road. The apple diverted the princesss attention. She stopped briefly to pick it up. Hippomenes took the opportunity and caught up with her. But Atalanta started running again and soon pulled ahead, so Hippomenes had to throw another apple.

9 (Paragraph 5-Cont.) Once more, Atalanta stopped to get it, and Hippomenes got ahead. When Atalanta was back in the race, she picked up her pace and recovered the lead. Hippomenes hurled the last apple further away from the road. Atalanta hesitated. The goal was now in sight, but the shining golden apple was too tempting a prize to pass up. She decided to run to the apple and grab it.

10 (Paragraph 5) The race began and Atalanta immediately outpaced Hippomenes. The young man had to toss one of the golden apples right away. It landed near Atalantas feet and rolled to the side of the road. The apple diverted the princesss attention. She stopped briefly to pick it up. Hippomenes took the opportunity and caught up with her. But Atalanta started running again and soon pulled ahead, so Hippomenes had to throw another apple. = immediately Ving stop + Ving … to + V. stop + to + V. …

11 (Paragraph 5-Cont.) Once more, Atalanta stopped to get it, and Hippomenes got ahead. When Atalanta was back in the race, she picked up her pace and recovered the lead. Hippomenes hurled the last apple further away from the road. Atalanta hesitated. The goal was now in sight, but the shining golden apple was too tempting a prize to pass up. She decided to run to the apple and grab it. = picked up her speed = the other apple = Once again tooto. too adj. to. + V. … … = farther far-further-furthest far-farther-farthest

12 (Paragraph 6) Now Hippomenes had a bigger lead. He was almost approaching the finish line. His face was red with exhaustion and he was gasping for air. Atalanta, on the other hand, was running as swiftly as an arrow shooting toward its target. But it was too late. Hippomenes crossed the finish line first, and he was barely one step ahead. Atalanta lost the race. She had to keep her promise and marry Hippomenes. (Paragraph 7) From then on, the couple were seen racing in the countryside many times. But Hippomenes never won again. = because of = only arrow = keep her word (which was) from…( )…on …

13 What is the main idea of Racing for LoveThe Story of Atalanta and Hippomenes? (A) To outrun the fastest runner, we need to grow a golden-apple tree. (B) With the help of Aphrodite, Hippomenes won Atalantas heart with a special strategy. (C) If we want to realize a dream, we can ask a god or goddess for help. Comprehension Check: The Main Idea (p.168) B

14 1.Atalanta didnt want to get married for fear of being outrun. 2.Hippomenes took the lead during the race most of the time. 3.Hippomenes sped past Atalanta after he threw the second apple. 4.Hippomenes outran Atalanta because he had practiced diligently. 5.Hippomenes defeated Atalanta in a race only once. Comprehension Check: True or False (p.168) F F T F T

15 Setting/Place: Greece Time: In ancient times Characters: Princess Atalanta Hippomenes Setting/Place: Greece Time: In ancient times Characters: Princess Atalanta Hippomenes Background of the Story

16 ( ) Princess Atalanta was an excellent athlete, and no man could be her match. ( ) Hippomenes challenged Atalanta to a race. ( ) During the game, Hippomenes tossed the three apples one at a time to divert Atalantas attention. ( ) Unable to outdo Atalanta, Hippomenes turned to Aphrodite for help. ( ) A young man, Hippomenes, madly loved her at first sight. ( ) He finally defeated her in the race and married her. ( ) Aphrodite decided to help Hippomenes and gave him three golden apples. ( ) Princess Atalanta agreed to marry if a man could outrun her in a race. Sequence of Events:


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