1.The lowest temperature ever recorded on earth is. 2. The worlds tallest man is. 3. The youngest college graduate was. 1.The lowest temperature ever recorded on earth is. 2. The worlds tallest man is. 3. The youngest college graduate was. -89.2ºC 2.55m 10 years old m= meters cm = centimeters h= hours Warming up
4. The highest number of goals in a soccer career is. 5. The longest beard is. 6. The longest lecture lasted. 4. The highest number of goals in a soccer career is. 5. The longest beard is. 6. The longest lecture lasted. 1,279 1.83m 62.5h
1. Who was Sir Hugh Beaver? 2. When was the first edition of Guinness Book of World Records published? 3. How long is the longest moustache in the world? 4. What Guinness records were set in Urumqi and Hong Kong? Pre- reading Scan the text and answer the following questions. 5. Who won the Tour de France in 2003?
1. Who was Sir Hugh Beaver? The then director of the Guinness Brewery in 1951. 2. When was the first edition of Guinness Book of World Records published? The first edition was published in 1955.
3. How long is the longest moustache in the world? The longest moustache reached a length of 1.6 meters. 4. What Guinness records were set in Urumqi and Hong Kong? Urumqi is the most remote city from the sea. The worlds largest jiaozi was made. 5. Who won the Tour de France in 2003? Lance Armstrong
§1 1 1 The idea which led to The Guinness Book of Records came up by A Ross McWhirter B Norris C Sir Hugh Beaver D Brewery 2 The Guinness Book of World Records has chapters except A education B science and technology C travel and transport D the natural world
3 Among the Chinese records in The Guinness Book of Records some examples are given except A Tiananmen Square B Hong Kongs return to China C Jiaozi D the Yellow River
4 The reason why Lance Armstrongs records are special is that A he is a wonderful winner B he won the first place in the race C he has achieved brilliant achievements D he fought against cancer bravely and won his goal
5. Which type of record attempts is NOT allowed in the following? It is____ A the one that a man can live to be very old B the one that a man can balance a small car on his head C the one which is dangerous to the person who is attempting it or to others D the one that a man can wear the longest beard in the world
§1 2 6. The text is mainly about A a famous book B Sir Hugh Beaver came up with an idea C The Guinness Book of Records D many records in the world
§1 3 7. From the sentence… it fades next to the story of Armstrongs struggle against disease we know that _____. A his fastest speed is as impressive as his story of struggle against cancer B his fastest speed is more impressive than his story of struggle against cancer C his story of struggle against cancer is less impressive than his fastest speed D his story of struggle against cancer is more impressive than his fastest speed
8. From the text the main reason that led to Sir Hughs idea is that A his hard work B his talent C his curiosity D his careful research
9. From the last paragraph we can infer that ______ A if a person wants to make a record, he can do it without permission B if a person can do bad to others, he can make a record C if your idea is not suitable, you can also get the permission of the Guinness Book of World Records D The Guinness Book of World Records is very careful about making a record
10. According to the text which statement is true? A No people in the world are interested in strange and unusual things B There are many athletic records in the Guinness Book of world Records C There are no Chinese records in the Guinness Book of World Records D All of the 60 000 new records will be printed each year.
Founder1____________ When the first edition was published 2____________ 3________ Human body 4____________ Natural world 5____________ Arts and the media 6_____________ Travel and transport 7_____________ How to get a record into it Editors decide if your idea is 8______. Editors send you 9__________ you need. A Guinness official inspects your attempt. The official confirms the record. You get a 10________ Sir Hugh Beaver In 1955 Chapters Amazing feats Science and technology Modern society Sports and games suitable Rules and the form certificate The Guinness Book of World Records
Para. 1 Para. 2 Para. 3 Para. 4 Para. 5 Para. 6 1. Chinese record 2. The first edition of Guinness Book of World Record 3. Records from the world of sports 4. Records of different categories 5. How to set a record? 6. Why are people so interested in records? Match the general idea of each paragraph.
Reading 1, How did Sir Hugh Beaver come up with the idea of Guinness Book of World Records? 4. What types of record attempts are not allowed? 3.Why are Lance Armstrongs records special? 5.Why do you think many people are interested in world records? 2.What are the categories in Guinness Book of World Records?
1, How did Sir Hugh Beaver come up with the idea of Guinness Book of World Records? Sir Hugh Beaver wanted to settle an argument about the fast bird in Europe. After talking to his friends, he concluded that a book that answer such questions might be popular. On the human body, amazing feats, the natural world, science and technology, arts and the media, modern society, travel and transport, and sports and games. 2.What are the categories in Guinness Book of World Records?
3.Why are Lance Armstrongs records special? Because he struggled against cancer,returned to the world of racing and achieved his goal of winning the Tour de France six years in a row from 1999 to 2004. 4. What types of record attempts are not allowed? No records that are dangerous to the person who is attempting it or to others are allows.
5.Why do you think many people are interested in world records? The first is for curiosity. The second is for entertainment by accounts of strange and unusual deeds and facts.
Match each of the sentences below with a paragraph in the reading. Post-reading
paragraph 5 A. Guinness Book of World Records is popular because people enjoy reading about strange facts and exciting achievements.
B. The editions of the book collect all the records and put them into different groups. paragraph 2
C.Sir Hugh Beaver decided to write the book as the result of an agreement with a friend. paragraph 1
D. Even though the records themselves are amazing, the stories of the people who set the records are often even more interesting. paragraph 4
E.A new Guinness world record will only be accepted if it is safe and has been done according to the rules. paragraph 6
Paragrah3 F. I just love reading about people who do amazing things, such as swimming a long river or running across a country. The stories inspire me and are fun to read.
If you want set a world record, what has to be done to get your record into Guinness Book of World Records?
Step1 You contact the Guinness Book of World Records. Step2 The editors decide if your idea is suitable. Step3 The editors send you rules and the form you need to apply for the record. Step4 An official comes to inspect you attempt. Step 5 The official confirms the record. Step 6 You get a certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records stating that you are a world record holder.
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