Unit2 Lesson3 Sports Stars
Today we will focus on three tasks: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Writing
Ma Lin A table tennis player
br />Guo Jingjing A diver
Liu Xiang A hurdler
Gao Ling A badminton player
Some background knowledge about them
He was born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. He started to play table tennis at an early age of 6 and was inducted (吸收) into the national team in 1994 when he was only 14. He won the 2000 World Cup to become China’s first men’s singles world champion. In the 2004 Athens Olympic Games(雅典奥运会), Chen Qi & Ma Lin, known as China’s new “golden pair”(黄金搭档), won the mixed doubles (混合 双打)and became the Olympic Champion. At present, he is considered to be the strongest player in the world.
He, the 21-year-old Shanghai native, is considered to be a hero, a superhero. He is the pride of China. Because he is the first Chinese athlete to take Olympic gold in the short distance race, which used to be dominated (占据) by Americans and Europeans. He also became the first Asian(亚 洲人) in history to win the men’s 110m hurdles (男子110米跳栏)at the Olympic Games in Athens on Friday, Aug. 27, 2004.
She took up badminton in Wuhan at age of 6, and began regular training in Hubei provincial sports school in 1989 and joined the national team in February 1997. She and Zhang Jun(张军) became the Olympic champion of the mixed doubles in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games (悉尼奥运会). Again, Gao Ling and Zhang Jun won the mixed doubles and became the Olympic champion in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
She was born in the province of Hubei. She won diving competitions at every level as a youngster(少年), and has won almost every honor available in the world of diving. In the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, she became the Olympic champion of women’s singles and she and Wu Minxia won the Olympic gold of the women’s doubles in Athens.
What do you think when you got the information of them?
1. Listen to the interview, and find out which speakers (Hu Jun & Zheng Hua) like the person in the photos, or both.
-----Guo Jingjing Both -----Liu Xiang, Ma Lin
2. Listen to the interview again, and find out how they show their strong agreement, limited agreement, or disagreement.
Interviewer: welcome to this week’s “My Favourite Sports Heroes”. Today, we have two students, Zheng Hua and Hu Jun from Shenyang Number 1 High School. Welcome. So Zheng Hua, who are your favourite sports heroes?
Zheng Hua: Well, I really like Guo Jingjing. She trains so hard and she always does her best in competitions, She’s also very pretty.
Hu Jun: Oh, come off it. Yes, I suppose she’s pretty, but I don’t think she’s the only hardworking sports star around. What about Gao Lin, the Olympic badminton champion? Every day, as part of her training, she wears special clothes filled with sand weighing 6 kilograms. Now that’s what I call hardworking.
Zheng Hua: OK, but I still admire Guo Jingjing. Interviewer: Hu Jun, who are your favourite sports heroes? Hu Jun: I guess I have to go for Liu Xiang, the men’s hurdle champion. Zheng Hua: Mmm…., you’re dead right about Liu Xiang. He did really well in the 2004 Olympic Games and won honor not only for Chinese people but for people all over Asia too . He’s great!
Hu Jun: Absolutely!
Zheng Hua: But there are lots of other great sports stars like him. For example, er……, Ma Lin, the table tennis champion. In the 2004 Olympics, he won the gold medal. Hu Jun: That’s true. You’ve got a point there.
Speaking strategies: 1. Make notes about your opinions, then you had better choose a secretary first to make notes. 2. Think of reasons to support your opinions. 3. Make sentences according to your notes and reasons, then practice saying your opinions.
１．Setting the scene
２．Development of narrative
* Listen to the song “James Dean” by the Eagles, * And complete the blanks.
1. Write a story 2. Finish the exercises on page 74-75.