Part 1 Teaching design 第一部分 教学设计 Period 1 A lesson plan for reading
(AN INTERVIEW) Introduction In this period, after the warming up, students will first be guided to answer questions ab
out “The Olympic Games”. Then they will be helped to read an interview between a 2,000 years old Greek writer and a modern Chinese girl. They are talking about the ancient and modern Olympic Games. Examples of “Warming Up” designs are presented in this book for teachers’ reference. Computer and overhead projector may be used to aid the teaching and learning. Objectives To help students learn to express interests and hobbies To help students learn to read an interview about the Olympic Games To help students better understand “the Olympic spirit” To help students learn to use some important words and expressions To help students identify examples of “The future passive voice” in the text Focus Words Expressions Patterns compete, admit, host, replace, charge, advertise, deserve take part in, stand for, as well, in charge, one after another I used to write about the Olympic Games a long time ago. And both are held every fou r years，on a regular basis. No other country could join in, nor could slaves or women! There’s as competition among countries to host the Olympics as to win Olympic medals.
Aids Multimedia facilities, tape-recorder, photos, diagrams Procedures 1. Warming up ⑴Warming up by talking about 2008 Beijing Olympic Games backgrounds Morning, everyone! Today we are going to learn about THE OLYM PIC GAMES. But first, I’d like to know how much you know about the Olympic Games to be held in Beijing in 2008. Here are the Top Ten News Stories on Beijing Olympic Games (2006) Unveiled. Top Ten News Stories on Beijing Olympic Games (2006) Unveiled
1) Chinese government attaches great importance to Olympic preparation; 2) Affordable ticket prices announced for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games; 3) Supportive structures of the National Stadium removed successfully; 4) Over 240,000 Beijingers apply for volunteers; 5) BOCOG launches Heart-to-Heart Partnership program; 6) IOC decides on the competition schedule for Beijing 2008; 7) Creation team for Games ceremonies announced; 8) Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Mascot Fu Niu Lele unveiled; 9) Beijing 2008 Olympic pictograms unveiled; and 10) Regulations on Reporting Activities in China by Foreign Journalists issued. （2）Warming up by learning together Olympic Games Bidding Words 2008 北京申奥词汇 Olympic Games Bidding Words 2008 夏季奥运会 2008 summer Olympics, 际奥委会 the International Olympic Committee (IOC), 申办城市 the bidding cities, 候选城市 the candidate cities, 申办 2008 年奥运会 bid for 2008 Olympics, 北 京 奥 申 委 , Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Bidding Committee (BOBICO), 主办 2008 年奥运会 host the 2008 Olympic Games, 奥林匹克精神 the Olympic ideals; the Olympic spirit, 世界奥林匹克日 the International Olympic Day, 环境保护 protect the environment, 北京四环路 the fourth ring road in Beijing, 城市基础设施建设 the city's infrastructure const ruction, 最后的投票 make the final vote, 绿色奥运 the Green Olympics, 科技奥运 the Scientific Games, 节水龙头 water-saving taps, 再生纸 recycled writing paper, 废电池 used batteries, 无氟冰箱 Freon-free refrigerators, 闭路电视 close-circuit television, 友好大使 the Goodwill Ambassador, 长跑 a long-distance running, 世界大学生运动会 the Universiade ⑶ Warming up by discussing what we can do Hi, class. You know our country is trying her best to prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. Every one is expecting and excited about it. Let’s discuss what we can do for it. And imagine what we will do at the 2008 Olympics. 2. Pre-reading by asking and answering Now, please read the three pre-reading questions. Let’s do it in turn. Let’s begin from the first row here?Ok, you did a good job. Let’s summarize the answers. 1. In Summer Olympics, there are running, swimming, shooting, wrestling, jumping, football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, throwing, Javelin, weight lifting, gymnastics, pank ration, boxing etc. In winter Olympics, there are skiing skating, ice hockey, ski jumping, sledding, snowboarding etc. 2. The 29th Olympic Games will be held in Beijing on Auguster 18th, 2008. 3. To hold the Olympic Games is a rich prize for a country. And it can make a country known in the world. It can stimulate the country’s economy, and help to speed up its development. 3. Reading aloud to the recording Now plea se listen and read aloud to the recording of the text AN INTERVIEW. Pay attention to the pronunciation and intonation as well as the pauses within each sentence. 4. Finding the general idea Go over the interview to decide on its type, main idea and characteristics. Type of wr iting Conversational style
Main idea Characteristics
Comparing the differences between Ancient and Modern Olympics By comparing and contrasting
5. Reading and finding Now read the text again. The boys shall try to finish the task: What was the ancient Olympics like? The girls shall try to finish the task: What is modern Olympics like? 6. Reading and collecting information Very good. Let’s read it silently. First let’s talk about the same points between the ancient and modern Olympics. Who can answer? Any volunteers? Then let’s come to the differences. The similarities Both are held every four years. Both are held not for money but for honour. The beliefs are the same. They are: Swifter, Higher, and stronger. Men are allowed to take part both in ancient and modern Olympics. Some events are the same, such as running, jumping, shooting and thowing. The Differences There were not winter Olympics in the past. Now competitors are from all over the world. But in the ancient time, only the p eople in Greece could take part. Only men were allowed to take part in the past, now woman are also allow ed. In the past, winners got the olive wreath as the prize. Now competitors compete f or medals. The events and athlete in modern time are more than those in the past. There is a special village for the competitors to live in, a stadium for competitions, a gymnasium for these who watch the games now. But there were not in the past. 7. Reading and underlining Next you are to read and underline all the useful expressions or collocations in the passage. Copy them to your notebook after class as homework. Collocations from AN INTERVIEW gold medals, the spirit of…, host the Olympic Games, on a magical journey, the present day Olympic Games, be admitted as…, two sets of…, enjoy competing in…, compete against…, for the honour of…, reach the standard, be admitted to…, play a very important role, a stadium for competitions, as a matter of fact, compete for…, olive wreath, feel proud of… 8. Taking a quiz Fill in the blank with one word to complete the summary of the text. The Olympic Games or 1 _____ is an international multi-sport event taking 2 _____ every four years and comprising summer 3 _____ winter games. Beginning in 776 BC, they were originally 4 _____ in Olympia, Greece until 393 AD. 5 _____ 1896, they were revived 6 _____ a French nobleman, Pierre Frè Baron de Coubertin, 7 dy, _____ beginning the era of the 8 _____ Olympic Games. The Summer Olympics (Games of the Olympiad) 9 _____ been held every fourth year starting 10 _____ 1896, except in 1916, 1940, and 1944 due 11 _____ the World Wars. Greece and Australia are 12 _____ only nations to have attended every Summer Olympics.
An event specifically 13 _____ winter sports, the Olympic Winter Games, was 14 _____ held in 1924. The first winter Olympics competitions 15 _____ held as a non-Olympic sports festival, 16 _____ were declared to be 17 _____ Games by the International 18 _____ Committee in 1925. Originally these were held 19 _____ the same year as the Summer Olympics, 20 _____ from 1994 (the Lill ehammer Games) 21 ____ _ Winter Games and the Summer Games have 22 _____ held two years apart. The Summer Olympics 23 _____ more prominent and anticipated than the Winter Olympics. （Keys: 1 Olympics 2 place 3 and 4 held 5 In 6 by 7 thus 8 Modern 9 have 10 in 11 to 12 the 13 for 14 first 15 were 16 but 17 official 18 Olympic 19 in 20 but 21 the 22 been 23 are） Work out the word and structure questions. 1.The Olympics _____ held, after the completion of four years during the month of July or August. A: were B: are C: were D: was 2. The time in _____ two Olympic Games was called an Olympiad. A: which B: between C: the D: both 3. In the beginning the games lasted only one day, but gradually more events were added _____, towards the 5th century B.C., in the games lasting for 5 days. A: leading B: coming C: resulting D: ending 4. In total the Olympic Games consisted _____ 10 events: running, the pentathlon, jumping, discus,“ekebolon” javel in, wrestling, boxing, the pancration, chariot racing, and horse racing. A: in B: of C: about D: on 5. All Greeks _____ were free citizens and had not committed murder or heresy, had the right to take part in the Olympic Games. A: if B: who C: when D: where (Keys: 1 B, 2 B, 3 C, 4 B, 5 B) 9. Closing down by acti ng out the interview Now let’s play the parts of the Greek writer Pausanias and the Chinese girl Li Li. Now boys, you are Pausanias; girls, you are Li Li. Please pay attention to the blackened words.