Presentation on theme: "Unit 2 The Olympic Games Beijing (vedio) Olympics Opening Ceremony, 1988 in Seoul South Korea."— Presentation transcript:
Unit 2 The Olympic Games
Olympics Opening Ceremony, 1988 in Seoul South Korea
The 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.USA
2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. YOU AND ME
776 BC, Olympia in Greece 339 BC 1896, Athens in Greece Ancient Olympics Modern Olympics Brief History of the Olympics
Preparation for the Olympics
The first Olympic Torch Relay in the 16 th Olympic Games in 1928 in Athens ．
Work in pairs and ask each other the following questions. 1 Where did the ancient Olympic Games start? Olympia (Greece) 2 How many countries competed in the ancient Olympic Games? One (Greece)
4 When and where did the modern Olympic Games start? 3 Who could not take part in the ancient Olympic Games? Athens in 1896 Slaves and women (expect in chariot races)
6 What are the three words that show the spirit of the Olympic Games? 5 Who was China’s first gold medal winner and for what event? swifter, higher, stronger Xu Haifeng for shooting
Asia Africa Europe Oceania America 7 What do the five rings on the Olympic flag stand for? The five continents
Asia Europe AfricaAmerica Oceania The five rings stand for friendship of five continents. solidification equity open friendship 团结 平等 坦诚 友谊
8 What are the official mascots for the Beijing Olympic? The five mascots are officially called the Five Friendlies.
The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games fish panda Tibetan antelope swallowtorch
Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, the Five Friendlies will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace——and blessings from China——to children all over the world.
10.How many medals did China get in the 2008 Beijing Olympics? A. 50 B. 100 C What is the theme slogan of Beijing Olympic games?
In Beijing; In It is a great honor to host the Olympic Games. To hold the Olympic games is a rich prize for a country. And it can make a country known in the world.
The Torch of the Beijing Olympic Games
The torch is 72 centimetres high, weighs 985 grams and is made of aluminium. A torch can usually keep burning for approximately 15 minutes in conditions where the flame is 25 to 30 centimetres high in a windless environment.
The opening sitting of Torch Relay
The Route for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay
Reasons to host the Olympic Games a great honour great responsibility new investment national pride new sports facilities tourism
Reasons not to host the Olympic Games too expensive much planning pressure / stress accommodation many stadiums accidents / attacks