What can you think of when you see these pictures? The Olympic Games
Quiz about the Olympic flag the Olympic motto the history of the Olympics =the Olympic Games
Europe Africa America Asia Oceania Background color:white Symbolic(象征) ofpeace Shapes: 5 rings joined together the friendship of the 5 continents
The Olympic motto Stronger Higher Swifter What is the meaning? Every athlete should try to faster, higher, and further. They do their best to win medals. run jump throw
Brief History of the Olympics 776 BC, Olympia in Greece 339 BC Ancient Olympics 1896, Athens in Greece Modern Olympics
It is a Chinese seal a dancing Beijing. Chinese character “Jing’’. 京 dancing figure It means Chinese people are warmly welcoming all the friends all over the world. It puts the historic cultural China and developing future China to get together logo of Olympics
Mascot Tibetan antelope swallow passion prosperity good luck happiness healthiness
jade medals decorated with jade silver gold bronze
One World, One Dream Green Olympics Cultural Olympics Scientific & technical Olympics New Beijing, Great Olympics
Pausanias, who was a Greek writer 2,000 years ago, has come ona magical journeyto find out about the present day Olympic Games. He is nowinterviewing a girl, Li Yan a Chinese girl. Li Yan Pausanias magical journey OlympicGames interviewer interviewee
Scanning According to the text, what do Pausanias and Li Yan possibly talk about? Theymainly talk about the __________and _________ of the________ and ________ Olympic Games. similarities differences ancient modern
Task 2: Main differences AncientOlympics ModernOlympics Summer and winter Only in summer all over the world citizens in Greece Only men, no women or slaves Both men and women Running, horse riding (several) Over 250 All over the world Only in Greece
What upset Pausanias about the modern Winter Olympic Games? What amazes Pausanias about the modern Summer Olympic Games? Why does Pausanias think Ahens, Greece and Bejing, China should feel proud? Why does Pausanias think People may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games? What makes Pausanias happy about the modern Olympic Games? Read the text and answer the questions.
What upset Pausanias about the modern Winter Olympic Games? • What amazes Pausanias about the modern Summer Olympic Games? Pausanias was upset because he finds that so many things in the ancient Olympic Games have been changed in the modern Games. Pausanias is amazed that so many countries take park in the modern OG and women too can and there are two sets of Games---the Winter and the Summer Olympics.
3. Why does Pausanias think Athens, Greece and Beijing, China should feel proud? 4. Why does Pausanias think People may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games? Because Li Yan has explained that it is a great honor to host the Olympic Games. Pausanias thinks that so many things have changed in the Olympic Games that he fears that the spirite of the Olympics may have changed too.
5. What makes Pausanias happy about the modern Olympic Games? Pausanias is happy that the ideals of running faster, jumping higher and throwing further are still present in the modern Olympic Games.
Summary of the interview Summer Winter held 4 years The Olympic Games are the biggest sports meeting in the world, which include two kinds, the _______ and the ______ Olympics. Both of them are _____ every _______. All countries can take part if their athletes reached the _______ to the games. Women are not only _______ to join in but playing a very ________ role. A ______ _____ is built for the competitors to live in, a ________ for competitions, a large swimming pool, a __________ as well as seats for those who watch the games. It’s a great _____ to host the Olympic Games. The Olive wreath has been ________ by medals. But it’s still about being able to run ______, jump ______ and throw _______. standard allowed important special village stadium gymnasium honor replaced faster higher further
Discussion New Beijing Great Olympics
In Beijing; in 2008. 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.
study hard to learn more knowledge learn English well to communicate with the foreigners do the propaganda （宣传） work（tell more people about it） We should collect money for the Olympic Games do the service work be a guide promote physical culture and build up our health (do more exercise and build our bodies)
Summary and homework • Review the reading text and finish • Ex. 1 & 2 (P11) • 2. Prepare for the grammar period.
Discussion As a Chinese student, what should you do for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?
study hard learn English well tell more people about it collect money be a guide do more exercise build our bodies We should
Comprehending Exercise 3 great responsibility a great honour Reasons to host the Olympic Games tourism national pride new investment new sports facilities
much planning too expensive Reasons not to host the Olympic Games accidents/attacks pressure accommodation many stadiums