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2 Unit 2 The Olympic Games

3 As we know, Zhu Wenjing broke the school record in the sports meeting last week. Make an interview with Zhu Wenjing about her feelings, her daily physical training, school life, etc. You should carefully prepare for the questions before the interview, and Jing should be ready and honest to answer the questions.

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5 Asia EuropeAfrica America Oceania The five interlocking rings stand for friendship of five continents. Basic information: unitedequity open friendship 团结 平等 坦城 友谊

6 Emblem ( 会徽 ) Motto ( 口号 ) Torch ( 火炬 )Mascot( 吉祥物 ) Stadium ( 体育馆 ) The Olympic flag Green Olympics

7 Task 1: Skimming What are they mainly talking about? The similarities and differences about the ancient Olympics and modern Olympics. Reading

8 Work in pairs. What do you prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games if you are a teacher / university students/ worker in Beijing / driver / Tianliang / Guo Jingjing / Liu Xiang / a coach ( 教练 ) / Zhang Yimou / the mayor of Beijing …… Discussion

9 1. Review the reading text and finish Ex. 1 & 2 (P11) 2. Prepare for next period. Summary and homework

10 New Beijing Great Olympics Green Olympics Cultural Olympics Scientific & technical Olympics

11 Pausanias magical journey Lili interviewer interviewee

12 Scanning Go through the passage as quickly as you can, and try to find out what the interview is about? The Ancient Olympics The Modern Olympics Similarities Differences

13 Reading for information Read the text following the recording, and try to find out the similarities and differences between modern Olympics and ancient Olympics Through the_________, Pausania finds the ancient Olympics and the modern Olympics shared some similarities. He is pleased when he is told that it is still a great honour for a country to ___________________and for athletes to_______ ________________ in the Games. More important, the motto remains the same. That is _________, __________,and___________ interview host the Olympics win Olympic medals swifterhigherstronger

14 Ancient OlympicsModern Olympics Events_________ than modern OG over_____events _______sets of Games Competitors men from_____, _______are not allowed to join in. men and_______ from all________ _____, who reach ____________ Facilities (设施 ) rather poormore advanced Prizes _______________________ much less 250 two Greece women over the world olive wreath medals the standard

15 Further Understanding 1.What amaze Pausanias about the modern Summer Olympic Games? 2.Why does Pausanias think Athens, Greece and Beijing, China should feel proud? 3.Why does Pausanias think people may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games? 4. What makes Pausanias happy about the modern Olympics? He is amazed that women are allowed to take part in the modern Olympic Games and that athletes from so many countries can compete in the Games. Because the Olympic Games have been and will be held in Athens and Beijing, which is regarded as a great honour for these two cities Because he finds that the Olympic Games have changed a lot and even the olive wreath has been replaced by medals, so the changes make him think the athletes compete for money, rather than the spirit of the Olympics He is glad to find the modern Olympics is not a competition for money, but for the spirit of running faster, jumping higher and throwing further.

16 Tips for Interview Before an interview: Prepare the questions Steps for an interview: Introduce yourself Talk about your purpose of the interview Ask questions Thank the interviewee

17 How to start an interview: My name is… I am a journalist/reporter from… I am glad/ delighted to talk with you. It’s my honour to talk with you. Could I ask you some questions? How to end an interview: Thank you for your time/ patience/ cooperation. I am grateful for your attention.

18 Role Play Group A: Suppose student A is invited to take a magical journey to ancient Greek to interview Pausanias (student B) about Ancient Olympics. A should prepare some questions about ancient Olympics to ask B, and B should try his best to answer A’s questions.

19 Group B: Suppose student A is a news reporter who lives in 3000 A.D. He/She is very interested in modern Olympics and decides to take a magical trip to the modern world in order to know more about it. Student B was interviewed by A about the modern Olympics and B should try his/her best to answer A’s questions.

20 Asia EuropeAfrica America Oceania The five interlocking rings stand for friendship of five continents. Basic information: unitedequity open friendship 团结 平等 坦城 友谊

21 项目 What events( 比赛 项目 ) are there for the Summer Olympics? footballbaseball Table tennis swimming Wrestling diving

22 Ice ball skiing skating figure skating 花样滑冰 What events are there for the Winter Olympics?

23 discussion Hosting the Olympic Games is a great honour and a great responsibility. Being the host of the Olympic Games will have good and bad effects on the host city.

24 Good effects Bad effects Showing the level of science and technology Attracting investment Improving the friendship between the Chinese Disturbing people’s daily life and the people of the word More pollution Wasting some money in building some buildings

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26  Both are held every four years.  Both are held not for money but for honor.  Men are allowed to take part in both in ancient and modern Olympics.  The mottos are the same. They are: swifter, higher, and stronger.  Some events are the same, such as running, jumping, shooting and throwing. ……

27 1. When and where was the 28 th Olympic Games held? 3. How many gold medals do you expect China will win in Beijing Olympic Games? How many gold medals did China win in Athens Olympic? Athens, Warming Up Ⅰ. Answer the following questions: 奖 牌 榜奖 牌 榜北京时间:8-30-6:00北京时间:8-30-6:00 国家 · 地区 美国 中国 俄罗斯 Next

28 Pre-reading 1. How many events are there for Summer and winter Olympics? Can you list some of them? 2. Why do so many countries want to host the Olympic Games? 1) It is a great honor ; 2) It can make the country better known; 3 ) It can make the country develop rapidly in sports, culture, economy and so on events; events Next

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30 Are you familiar with these pictures?

31 SameDifferent Ancient Modern Events in the Winter Olympics Events in the Summer Olympics Where are the Summer Olympics held? nothing running, pentathlon, wrestling Athens pancratium, chariot race Only held in Modern Olympics many more events different cities

32 SameDifferent Ancient Modern Who can take part in the Olympics? Who can not take part in the Olympics? Prizes Beliefs Men and boys women, disables and mentally impaired nothing Olympic motto those who can not reach the standard women, all people outside Greece olive wreaths medals of gold, silver, bronze for the honour of the Gods for the honour of the people and the country

33 Discuss: What will you do for the 2008 Olympics?

34 Summary 1. similarities and differences between the ancient and modern Olympic Games 2. some useful words and phrases take part in, as well as, honest, one after another, promise, compete

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36 Read the text again and answer the following questions What upsets Pausanias about the modern Winter Olympic Games? Pausanias is upset because he finds that so many things in the ancient Olympic Games have been changed in the modern Games. What amazes Pausanias about the modern Summer Olympic Games? Pausanias is amazed that so many countries take part in the modern Olympic Games and that women can also compete. This was against the rules of the ancient Olympic games. Why does Pausanias think Athens, Greece and Beijing, China should feel proud? Pausanias think Athens, Greece and Beijing, China should feel proud as they can host the Olympic Games which is a great honour. Why does Pausanias think people may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games? Pausanias think people may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games because he feels so much has changed since his original ancient Olympic Games. What makes Pausanias happy about the modern Olympic Games? Pausanias is happy that the ideals of running faster, jumping higher and throwing fruther are still present in the modern Olympic Games.

37 Asia EuropeAfrica America Oceania The five interlocking rings stand for friendship of five continents. Basic information: unitedequity open friendship 团结 平等 坦城 友谊

38 the Olympic motto Swifter Higher Stronger

39 你 Welcome to Beijing 北 京 欢 迎 2008 Beijing Olympic Mascots

40 The Olympic Games The Olympic flag The Olympic flame

41 How many events are there for the Summer and Winter Olympics? Can you list some of them ?

42 Interview : Answer the questions 1. Are you interested in sports ? Which is your favourite sport ? How often do you have sports ? 2. Do you take part in the school sports meeting ? 3. Which is the most important sports meeting in the world ?

43 New Beijing Great Olympics Green Olympics People ’ s Olympics High-Tech Olympics

44 Ancient Modern How often Competitors Prize Place to hold Spirit ( 精神 ) The Ancient and the Modern Olympic Games every four years only men men and women olive wreath medals only in Greece an Olympic host city Higher, swifter, stronger Higher, swifter, stronger

45 Discussion As a Chinese student, what should you do for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?

46 We should study hard to learn more knowledge learn English well to communicate with the foreigners do the propaganda (宣传) work collect money for the Olympic Games do the service work promote physical culture and build up our health

47 Debate Hosting the Olympic games is a great honour ( 荣 耀 )and a great responsibility ( 责任 ). Since china has won the bidding of hosting the 2008 Olympics, what will the Olympics bring to China, good effects or bad effects. ( Boys—Argument Girls—Counter argument) good effects  bad effects promote the economy make China better known to the world costing a large amount of money cause disorder to our society improve the friendship more pollution disturb people’s daily life more or less the venues and buildings may be wasted after the Olympics

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74 The Olympic Games The Olympic flag The Olympic flame

75 1)When did the ancient Olympic Games start? A.767 B.C. B. 776B.C. C.393 A.D. D. 1896A.D. 2) Where did the ancient Olympics start?ancient Olympics A. Rome B. India C. Greece D. the U.S.A 3) When and where did the modern Olympics start? A Olympia B Athens C Olympia D Athens 4) Coubertin, Pierre is the “father” of____ A. modern Olympics B. ancient Olympics C. Winter Olympics D. Asian Games B C B A

76 5) Who was China’s first gold medal winner? A. Li Ning B. Wang Yifu C. Liu Junxia D. Xu Haifeng 6) How many gold medals did Chinese athletes get in Athens Summer Games? A. 30 B.31 C. 32 D. 33 7) The________Olympic Games will be held in Beijing. A. 27 th B. 28 th C. 29 th D. 30 th 8) Which one is the mascots of Beijing Olympics? A BCD D C C C

77 Brief History of the Olympics 776 BC, Olympia in Greece 393 AD 1896, Athens in Greece ancient Olympics modern Olympics

78 The Ancient Olympic Games were held at Olympia in ancient Greece. Olympic History GREECE Olympia That is why they were called ‘Olympic’. That is why they were called ‘Olympic’. New English Treasure/Projects

79 © Oxford University Press The stadium where the Ancient Olympic Games were held There was just one event, a race of one stadium length (about 192 m). There was just one event, a race of one stadium length (about 192 m). New English Treasure/Projects

80 © Oxford University Press The last Games were in AD 394. The ancient Olympic Games Later, much of Olympia was destroyed by an earthquake. Later, much of Olympia was destroyed by an earthquake. New English Treasure/Projects

81 Pausanias magical journey Lili interviewer interviewee

82 Scanning Go through the passage as quickly as you can, and try to find out what the interview is about? The Ancient Olympics The Modern Olympics Similarities Differences

83 Reading for information Read the text following the recording, and try to find out the similarities and differences between modern Olympics and ancient Olympics Through the_________, Pausania finds the ancient Olympics and the modern Olympics shared some similarities. He is pleased when he is told that it is still a great honour for a country to ___________________and for athletes to_______ ________________ in the Games. More important, the motto remains the same. That is _________, __________,and___________ interview host the Olympics win Olympic medals swifterhigherstronger

84 Ancient OlympicsModern Olympics Events_________ than modern OG over_____events _______sets of Games Competitors men from_____, _______are not allowed to join in. men and_______ from all________ _____, who reach ____________ Facilities (设施 ) rather poormore advanced Prizes _______________________ much less 250 two Greece women over the world olive wreath medals the standard

85 Further Understanding 1.What amaze Pausanias about the modern Summer Olympic Games? 2.Why does Pausanias think Athens, Greece and Beijing, China should feel proud? 3.Why does Pausanias think people may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games? 4. What makes Pausanias happy about the modern Olympics? He is amazed that women are allowed to take part in the modern Olympic Games and that athletes from so many countries can compete in the Games. Because the Olympic Games have been and will be held in Athens and Beijing, which is regarded as a great honour for these two cities Because he finds that the Olympic Games have changed a lot and even the olive wreath has been replaced by medals, so the changes make him think the athletes compete for money, rather than the spirit of the Olympics He is glad to find the modern Olympics is not a competition for money, but for the spirit of running faster, jumping higher and throwing further.

86 Tips for Interview Before an interview: Prepare the questions Steps for an interview: Introduce yourself Talk about your purpose of the interview Ask questions Thank the interviewee

87 How to start an interview: My name is… I am a journalist/reporter from… I am glad/ delighted to talk with you. It’s my honour to talk with you. Could I ask you some questions? How to end an interview: Thank you for your time/ patience/ cooperation. I am grateful for your attention.

88 Role Play Group A: Suppose student A is invited to take a magical journey to ancient Greek to interview Pausanias (student B) about Ancient Olympics. A should prepare some questions about ancient Olympics to ask B, and B should try his best to answer A’s questions.

89 Group B: Suppose student A is a news reporter who lives in 3000 A.D. He/She is very interested in modern Olympics and decides to take a magical trip to the modern world in order to know more about it. Student B was interviewed by A about the modern Olympics and B should try his/her best to answer A’s questions.

90 Group C: Suppose Pausanias (student A) is very interested in 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou and plans to watch the Games. So he decided to make a magical phone call to student B to know more about Guangzhou. B should be willing to answer Pausanias’s questions.

91 Group D As we know, Zhu Wenjing broke the school record in the sports meeting last week. Make an interview with Zhu Wenjing about her feelings, her daily physical training, school life, etc. You should carefully prepare for the questions before the interview, and Jing should be ready and honest to answer the questions.

92 Assignment 1. P11~P12 Learning about Language Ex.1~5 2. P43 Ex.3 Translation 3. 双语报第 10 期,阅读 D 篇


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