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Unit2 The Olympic Games-Reading


How much do you know about the Olympics?

Five Rings Flag
Africa
Europe America

Asia

Oceania

Five Continents

The five interlocking(联锁的 ) rings stand for friendship of five continents.

1. When and where did the ancient Olympic Games start? A. 776BC; in Greece B. 776AD; in Greece 3.When did the ancient Olympic Games stop? A. 393 AD B. 398AD
2.What was rewarded to the winners in the ancient Olympic Games? A. Medals B.Money C.Olive wreath 4. When and where did the modern Olympics start? A. In 1896; in Athens B. In 1896; in America

5. How many gold medals did China get in the 2004 Athens Games? A. 26 B.28 C.30 D.32 6. When did China first take part in the Olympic Games? A. In 1932 B. In 1940 7. Who was China’s first gold medal winner and for what event? A.Xu Haifeng; shooting B.Xu Haifeng; table tennis 8. How many kinds of the Olympic Games are there in the world? TWO. The Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games. 9.What is the motto of the Olympic Games? Highter,swifter, stronger 10.What is the host city of the first Olympic Games? Athens, Greece.

11. Which is the Olympic torch of Beijing Olympic Games?

A. B.

C

12. How many gold medals did China get in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games? A. 28 B. 51 C. 49 13. Which sport is in the Winter Olympic Games? A. Badminton B. Basketball C. Speed skating

6. What’s the motto of Beijing Olympic Games? A. Welcome to Beijing B. New Beijing , new Olympics C. One world , one dream

Do you know the three words show the spirit of the Olympic Games? swifter, higher , stronger

the Olympic motto: swifter, higher , stronger

Olympic Mascot 奥运吉祥物
? It is a special kind of animal that represents the country which host the Olympic Games.

? 奥运吉祥物多为举办 国民族文化中拟人化 的动物,使奥运会更 加诙谐而富有人情味。 ? 吉祥物始于1972年第

20届奥运会。当时的 吉祥物是一只小猎狗。

Olympic flame
? The fire represents life and enthusiasm.
? 圣火象征着发源于古希腊 的文明之光,它照耀着人 类前进的道路,激励着人 类追求光明、追求理想, 朝着崇高的目标不断进取。

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

What events(比赛项目) are there for the Summer Olympics?

football

baseball

swimming

Table tennis

diving

Wrestling

What events are there for the Winter Olympics?

skating

skiing figure skating 花样滑冰

Ice ball

Pre-reading
AN INTERVIEW

Pausanias
interviewer

Li yan
interviewee

Who is Pausanias? A Greek writer about 2000 years ago.
What does he want to do ? He wants to find out about the present-day Olympic Games.

Who is Li Yan? She is a volunteer for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Fast Reading
What is this interview mainly about?

What does the passage tell us?
the ancient Olympic Games the modern Olympic Games good & bad effects of the OG the similarities between them the difference between them

1. Both the Summer and Winter Olympics are held every two years. ( F ) Every four years/ every fourth year 2.There are running races in the Winter Olympics. ( F) 3.Women were admitted to join in the old Olympics. ( F ) 4. Every athlete can take part in the Olympic Games. ( 5.All the competitors compete for money. (

F)

F)

6. The Olympics were born in Greece.

(T )

What are the differences and similarities about the ancient and modern Olympics?

Modern Winter Olympics Men/ Women Prize
Others
Yes

Ancient
No
only the people in Greece

Competitors all over the world
both medals

only men olive wreath

more events, less events, no Olympics Village… Olympics Village…

similarities
1. having running races 2. held every four years 3. no prize money for winners 4. the same motto: Swifter, Higher and Stronger 5. seen as most important competition

Careful Reading
Choose the best answer.
1. Where do all the competitors live?
A. A hotel. B. A special village. C. A restaurant. D. Nowhere.

Choose the best answer.
2. Why do so many countries want to host the Olympic Games? A. To develop the economy. B. It is a great honor. C. To make the country famous. D. They want to make money.

Choose the best answer.
3.Which of the following is included in the Winter Olympic Games?
A skiing and ice skating running races C horse riding D swimming B

4. Why does Pausanias think people may be competing for money in the modern Olympic Games? A. The winner can get medals. B. The winner can be awarded lots of money by their own countries. C. The olive wreaths have been replaced by medals. D. Medals are made of gold.

Choose the best answer.
5. How does Pausanias feel when he hears the Olympic Games are also about being able to run faster, jump higher and throw further?

A. Surprised C. Sad

B. Happy D. Astonished

You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret of success.
你必须相信自己,这是成功的关键。 -Charles Chaplin (美国演员卓别林)

Homework :
Review the reading text and finish off Learning about language.


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