1. What is the vedio about?
It is about Beijing’s success in bidding for the 29th Olympic Games in 2008.
? 30th 2012 Londen ?. When and where will the n
Games be held? The 31st Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro( 里约热内卢 巴西第二大 城市 )in 2016.
How much do you know about the Olympic Games?
1. What do the five rings on the Olympic flag stand for?
They stand for the friendship of the 5 continents.
2. Olympic motto(格言, 口号)
3. Olympic torch 火炬
? The fire represents life and
? 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。
4. What were used for prizes in the ancient Olympic Games ? A.gold medals B. olive wreathes C. five important events
5. What is the Olympic mascot of 2008?
6. How many kinds of Olympic Games are
there in the world? What are they?
Two kinds the Summer Olympic Games the Winter Olympic Games.
Events of the Olympic Games
volleyball table tennis badminton
track and field
110m hurdle race
high and low bars
Dear class, you are expected to 1. learn some basic knowledge about the Olympic Games. 2. master some reading skills and learn to practice well. 3. get interested in Olympic Games and have a better understanding of the Olympic spirit.
Brief History of the Olympics
776 BC, Olympia in Greece Ancient Olympics 393AD 1896, Athens in Greece Modern Olympics
The olympic games has a long history Is there any change during this time? What are the changes?
If you want to know more about the ancient and modren Olympics, you can turu to these two persons: Pausanias and Li Yan.
Have an interview
Pausania,a Greek writer who used to write about the Olympic Games
LiYan,a volunteer for the 2008 Olympic Games
Skim the reading passage and conclude:
What are they mainly talking about?
the ancient Olympic Games
the modern Olympic Games
good & bad effects of the OG
the similarities between them
the differences between them
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 the modern Olympics like?
Then talk about the similarities and differences between the ancient and modern Olympics.②
What are the similarities?
How often Both are held every four years.
Both are held not for money but for honor. The motto is the same. They are , swifter and higher . stronger Some events are the same, such as . running
What are the differences?
Ancient Olympics Modern Olympics Type of the Summer Games Olympics Both the________ Summer Olympics and the______ Winter Olympics all around the world
Host Greece Country Compe- No ______ take part womenor____ slaves________can anyone titors can take part if they reach the standard Prize medals the olive wreath Events only a few more than __250 ____events
True or False
( F )1.Men and were women allowed to take part in the Women notwere allowed ancient Olympic Games. ( (
years. every three four years. F )2.The Winter Olympic Games are held every 29th Olympic Games will be held in Beijing. F )3.The 28th
( T )4. A special village is built for competitors to live in. ( T )5.To hold the Olympic is a rich prize and a big honor for a country. ( F ) 6. Every athlete can take part in the Olympic Games. Every athlete who reaches the standard can
A 1. Pausanias was__________.
A. a writer who lived in “Ancient Greece”
B. an English writer 2,000 years ago.
C. a writer who wrote about the modern Olympic Games.
D. an athlete 2. Who could take part in the ancient Olympics in A Greece? A. Greek nobles(贵族) B. Greek slaves. C. Greek women D. English nobles
C 3. Who can be admitted to the present Olympic Games? A. All the athletes from all over the world. B. Athlete from the developed countries. C. Athletes who can reach the required standard. D. Athletes from the Greek cities.
4. Which of the following statements is TRUE? A. Pausanias wasn’t interested in the Olympics. B. It is easy to win the right to host the Olympics.
C. Almost every country wants to host the Olympics.
D. It costs little to host the Olympics.
Summarize the main idea of the interview
The Olympic Games are the biggest sports meeting in the world, which Summer include two kinds, the ________and the _____ WinterOlympics. Both of them are held four ____. years All countries can take every ____ part if their athletes reached the _______ standard to the games. Women are not allowed to join in but playing a only_______ very important role.
special ______ village is built for the A ______ stadium for competitors to live in, a ________ competitions, a large swimming pool, a gymnasium as well as seats for those who watch the games. It’s a great honor to host the Olympic Games. The Olive replaced by medals. wreath has been ________ But it’s still about being able to run ______, faster jump highter and throw ______. further
Why do many countries want to host the Olympic Games? Do you think that the Games will bring the host city (or the country) a lot of benefits? Why ?
a great honour great responsibilty
Reasons to host the Olympic Games
tourism national pride
1. Stick out the new language
points. 2. Write a short passage entitled “My Favourite Sport” about
100 words. You can look through the dedailed requirements on p15.
Thank you for attending!