Liu Xiang Zhang Guozheng Luo Xuejuan
Unit 1 Breaking records 12.88 On July 12, a day before his 23rd birthday, Olympic champion Liu Xiang sent himself a wonderful gift by setting a world record of 12.88 seconds in the men's 110-metre hurdles in Lausanne.
Page 1 Pre-reading What is each person doing? • pogo stick jumping • somersaulting • standing on Swiss ball • doing jumping jacks • doing lunges • hula hooping
“THE ROAD IS ALWAYS AHEAD OF YOU” Ashrita Furman holds more Guinness Book of World Record records than anyone else in the world. King of the Guinness Book
Ashrita has balanced a milk bottle on his head while speed-walking more than 80 miles about 130 kilometres
Ever thought you would like to break a world record? Ashrita Furman does - all the time! His latest victory took place in Scotland where he bounced on a pogo stick - while holding a wee pooch. Ashrita Furman breaks his 102nd world record!
Page 3 Tick the topics about Ashrita that the author does not cover. his family life; countries he likes best; place and date of birth; his occupation his eductation
Page 3 • 4. When did he first come across the Guinness Book of World Records? • 5. What are some of the physical difficulties he has experienced when • walking with a bottle of milk on his head? • standing on top of a Swiss ball? • somersaulting? • doing gymnastically correct lunges? • 6. Which one of Sri Chinmoy’s beliefs led Ashrita to attempting records?
4. When he was a child. 5. A. He has to make fine neck adjustments, and has to rest and eat with the bottle of milk on his head. B. He needs a great sense of balance, and has to stay on top even though his legs may start shaking. C. He has to overcome dizziness, extreme tiredness and pain. During the process, he is permitted to rest for only five minutes in every hour and stop briefly to vomit.
D. Lunges are very hard on legs 6. There is no limit to people’s physical abilities.
Discussion. 10 . Do you think the events that Ashrita participates in are childish? Why or why not?
He ran the 100 metres in 9.79 seconds and broke/smashed the world record. She set/established a new European record in the high jump.